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Depression: What College Students Can Do To Cope

depression strikes college students

Depression is definitely a huge burden for college students. Instead of the enjoyable experience people usually associate with college, students with depression sometimes perceive life in the university as a harrowing 4-year struggle through self-doubt and misery. College students with depression often find themselves struggling to balance schoolwork and family. Some even have part-time work… Read more »

Teens Struggle With Weight Loss, Obesity Epidemic In Full Swing

Teenage Weight Loss

Weight loss can be a struggle for most people, especially adolescents and teens. Physical Activity Guidelines The US government’s fitness guidelines for teenagers is 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. According to USA Today, a new study reveals, “Only one in four adolescents ages 12-15 are physically active for at least… Read more »

Prostate Cancer Linked To Vitamin E Supplements, Study Says


Prostate cancer expert and Harvard Medical School professor Marc Garnick says that the regular intake of Vitamin E can increase the risk of having prostate cancer. In an article published by the Harvard Health Publications, Marc Garnick adviced people to avoid any type of dietary supplements that have Vitamin E. The nutritional element Selenium, which… Read more »

Weight Loss Tip: Breakfast Of Champions

Healthy Breakfast

Weight loss can be achieved using simple math. Take in fewer calories than you burn each day. There is no denying that fact. However, what you eat and when you eat it is equally important as how much you eat. People that simply cut calories without filling themselves with healthy, nutrient rich food are doomed… Read more »

Weight Loss Tip: Quinoa Is Your New Best Friend

Quinoa, pronunced Keen-Wah, is from South America.

Weight loss is achieved by doing a lot of little things consistently each day. This also applies to weight management. Anytime you can work a healthy habit into your daily routine you have a chance to turn a small change into big success. An example of an easy diet change to make is the inclusion… Read more »

Frequent Migraines And Headaches Related To Higher Stress Levels [Study]

migraine headaches and stress

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines frequently? Are you stressed out? The two are related, according to the latest study. The common assumption that the two conditions are related has been proven true by scientists in the latest health study related to the long-held assumption that those who are stressed suffer from frequent headaches… Read more »

Having Frequent Sex Makes You Smarter, New Study Says

frequent sex

Yes, people, you read correctly. Something you always believed or hoped, but couldn’t prove – having frequent sex makes you smarter! At least according to a new study conducted on mice, which found that having sex increases the creation of neurons within the hippocampus, an area of the brain. A previous study had already shown… Read more »

Weight Loss May Permanently Cure Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Are you overweight and suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? If so, there may be some help for you. A new study shows that weight loss, even a small amount, can help ease OSA. Finnish researchers have studied the effects on an individual’s weight, and their sleeping condition. What they have found is that people… Read more »

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked To Behavioral Problems In Children

Acetaminophen ADHD

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy was linked to behavioral problems in children. Research conducted by JAMA Pediatrics suggests the common analgesic may increase the risk of behavioral issues, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, in children. The research was conducted over a period of six years. The study began with 64,000 expectant mothers and continued to include… Read more »

Vitamin D Supplements May Be Useless

Vitamin D

According to a new study funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, vitamin D supplements may be completely useless. Vitamin D has long been associated with many ailments such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, fractures, and depression. The supplements are commonly prescribed to millions of people each year, however this new study shows… Read more »

Weight Loss: Is Venus Factor Legit?

Women Weight Loss

With all the new weight loss programs coming out each year, you have to start to wonder if any of them truly work or if they’re all just hyped up by people trying to sell the actual program. Well, this year rolled around and once again we have several new weight loss trends such as… Read more »

Listeria Outbreak Sickens Three Newborns In Maryland

Listeria outbreak continues to spread through different states as the infectious bacteria kills one in California and sickens seven in Maryland, including three newly born babies. The Center for Disease Control stated Friday that the listeria outbreak might have come from Caujada en Terron, a type of Latin cheese produced by the Delaware based company… Read more »

Sleep Apnea’s Connection With Type 2 Diabetes

Sleep Apnea connection to diabetes

Sleep apnea may worsen diabetes. In a new study published in Diabetes Care, it’s discovered that sleep apnea may compromise a person’s blood sugar level in people who have Type 2 diabetes. Some people who struggle with sleep apnea curb symptoms by wearing a CPAP mask while sleeping. For those wearing the mask, it assures… Read more »

Mumps Outbreak At Fordham University Getting Worse: Was Response Adequate?


A mumps outbreak at Fordham University is spreading and is now affecting students on two campuses. Although the overall total of those infected is relatively small so far, the number is increasing by the same factor each day. On Thursday, university officials released a statement saying, in part, “the University community was notified that there… Read more »

Diabetes Diet Plans Made Simple

Diabetes Foods

If you are one of the 26 million people in the United States suffering from diabetes, you may have been struggling to know what you can, or cannot eat. Good news: You do not have to stop eating the foods that you love. Learning to balance your meals and make healthy food choices is the… Read more »

Raw Milk Advertising Restrictions Eased After Free Speech Lawsuit Win

raw milk study

Raw milk advertising regulations have been eased in Oregon after the state Department of Agriculture settled a First Amendment lawsuit pertaining to unpasteurized dairy promotions. The free speech lawsuit was brought by a Libertarian public interest firm, The Institute for Justice, on behalf of Christine Anderson, a McMinnville dairy farmer. The Oregon Department of Agriculture… Read more »

Common Cold Cure Possibly On Horizon, New Drug In Development

woman with a cold

The common cold can be quite irritating for a variety of reasons. Imagine a world where such a nuisance no longer existed. A team of British scientists has been working on the development of a new drug that would be able to eliminate the possibility of contracting the common cold, and the research is yielding… Read more »

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Hospital Admits 18 Patients Exposed To Fatal Disorder

Creutzfeldt-Jakob North Carolina

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a degenerative and fatal neurological disorder. On Monday, officials with the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, admitted that 18 surgery patients may have been exposed to the devastating disease. Hospital representatives said a patient diagnosed with the fatal disease received an operation on January 18. Although the medical… Read more »

How To Know If You Are Suffering From Seasonal Depression

Winter Blues

Have you been feeling down lately for no reason? Do you feel unmotivated and a sense of overwhelming sadness? If you have, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also commonly known as the “winter blues” or “seasonal depression”. Seasonal depression usually occurs at the same time every year. For most people, the… Read more »

Rachel Frederickson Sheds The Pounds And Stirs Controversy

Rachel Frederickson Shocking Weight Loss

So, I thought the point of the show The Biggest Loser was to lose the most weight. Sounds pretty simple right? Well, apparently the winner of this season lost too much weight (if that’s even possible), and is now receiving criticism for going too far. Rachel Frederickson made her final reveal during Tuesday night’s season… Read more »

Eating Yogurt May Help Ward Off Diabetes, Researchers Say

Eatting Yogurt May Help Ward Off Diabetes

A new study on diabetes suggests that eating yogurt four to five times a week could possibly lower the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Live Science has reported that researchers in the United Kingdom followed 4,000 individuals and their diets for a total of 11 years. They say that those who ate the highest… Read more »

US Abortion Rate Lowest In 30 Years, Decline Causes Much Debate

abortion debate

The US abortion rate has hit a 30-year low. Research conducted by the Guttmacher Institute suggests the number of abortions dropped 13 percent between 2008 and 2011. The trend is not surprising as the numbers have steadily declined since 1981. However, the cause for decline is a topic of debate. In 1973, the Supreme Court… Read more »

Mandatory Flu Shots Coming Soon In NYC

parental rights

A New York City Board of Health initiative set to take effect in 30 days will mandate flu shots for all children under the age of six who attend day care or preschool. If the new regulation is enacted as written, flu vaccines will no longer be voluntary for young children, a move which many… Read more »

Diabetes: New Bionic Device Offers Hope, Uses iPhone App

The new bionic pancreas device uses a smart phone app to monitor blood sugar levels for diabetics.

Diabetes. Nearly one in ten Americans suffers from the condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate and produce the right levels of insulin and glucose. There is currently no cure for diabetes, but researchers from Harvard and Boston University have developed a bionic device that could make life much easier for diabetes sufferers as… Read more »

Caffeine Use Disorder: Addiction And Withdrawal Symptoms Are Real

caffeine use disorder withdrawal addiction

“Caffeine Use Disorder” is gaining recognition as a real condition as researchers study addiction and withdrawal symptoms associated with caffeine. It turns out the morning need for coffee may actually be as hard to give up as tobacco use. Whether your drink of choice is coffee, diet coke, or Monster energy drinks, there is now… Read more »

Pound Those Zinc Supplements! And Wash Your Hands To Stop Colds

Zinc supplements and common cold

In a showdown between Vitamin C and zinc supplements over who can better stop the common cold — zinc supplements win, hands down. That’s the result of a new study published this week by the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Oh yes, there’s one other little step you a take to ward off that nasty cold…. Read more »

Low-Carb Diets: How Paleo Could Change Your Life

Paleo Diet

Low-carb diets aren’t anything new; we all try to keep up with the constant barrage of new fad-diets which come and go and with new studies offering the latest theory on what’s healthy for humans. One of the most recent, and highly successful, fad-diets is the Paleo (or “caveman”) diet. It follows the principle of… Read more »