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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 »

Off Grid Living Medical Preparedness Tips [Interview]

bugout bag

Off grid medical preparedness education can mean the difference between life and death. Folks living on a homestead or in rural areas often have less access to healthcare facilities on a typical day, and during a major disaster, the options for aid become even fewer. During massive natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, even urban… Read more »

‘Caramel Color’ In Colas Can Contain Carcinogens

Cola's Caramel Color Can Contain Carcinogens

The latest from Consumer Reports reveals that some sodas containing caramel color may contain a potential carcinogen, 4-methylimidazole, in quantities greater than previously believed. While word of the potential carcinogen in caramel color is not news in itself, the report indicates that the amount found in tested samples were in excess of the threshold at… Read more »

Raw Milk Debate Continues, CDC Illness Statistics Questioned

unpasteurized milk

Raw milk benefits and risks are once again being debated by US Food and Drug Administration – FDA. The agency’s official stance is that unpasteurized milk is an “inherently dangerous food.” Natural milk supporter Sally Fallon Morell feels the federal government’s mantra on the subject is nothing more than “garbage.” West Virginia raw milk advocates… Read more »

Snorting Smarties Candy A Danger To Kids Or A Fake New Trend?

Scented Plastics

Snorting smarties candy is said to be the latest dangerous trend kids have come up with, but some people seem to think it’s a rare event that is being overhyped. In a related story by The Inquisitr, both kids and doctors agree that fake weed is more dangerous than real marijuana, and some doctors have… Read more »

Spanx And Other Shapewear May Not Be As Helpful As You Think

Spanx And Shapewear Could Be Bad For Your Health

Spanx and other forms of shapewear are widely popular among women young and old alike. They are temporary “miracle” workers for those that wish to tuck away unwanted bulges and rolls that seem to want to stick out at the most inconvenient times. Well, health experts are now warning women that the constant use of… Read more »

World Food Report Reveals Obesity And Diabetes On The Rise In USA

World Food Systems report

The World Food Systems report judged the food systems in 125 different countries. Each nation was scored based upon four different major metrics: affordability of food, food quality, abundance of food, and the eating habits of citizens. The systems report was issued by the international advocacy confederation of Oxfam.The United States is now placed in… Read more »

Best Diet Plans In 2014 Are Sometimes Wastes Of Cash

Best Diet Plans In 2014

The “best diet plans in 2014″ reveal themselves to often be total wastes of cash. In a related report from The Inquisitr, a recent finding suggested gluten problems might no be as real as you think. Similarly, an argument for the profit motive at play in all this is simply taking a look around at… Read more »