Articles Tagged with Health

Alcoholic Drinks Linked To Reduced Heart Failure Risk

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The health risks and benefits of alcohol have always been a hot topic of debate in research. Alcohol is largely attributed as the cause of a multitude of health complications from high blood pressure to cancer. This new study, recently reported by Medical News Today and published in the European Heart Journal shows a counter-intuitive… Read more »

New FDA-Approved Weight-Loss Device Targets Nerves In The Brain

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a new weight-loss device that works with the nerves in the brain, “tricking” it to believe that an individual is full. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are considered to be overweight, and 31 percent… Read more »

Depression And Obesity Go Hand In Hand [Video]

Depression And Obesity Are Linked

Depression and obesity go hand in hand, according to research performed by United States health officials. The U.S. National Center for Health (NCHS) conducted a study entitled Depression and Obesity in the U.S. Adult Household Population, 2005–2010. Researchers found a link between depression and obesity. Both are associated with many health risks, which include diabetes… Read more »

Danger Of Long Lashes: Study Shows Extentions Can Harm Your Health

Surprising Health Risks Attacked To Long Lashes

Many women covet long lashes, as they are often associated with being ultra sexy and feminine. The desire for full lashes makes mascara a staple in many medicine cabinets and purses around the world. In fact, some women have stepped up their eyelash game, wearing false lashes and even getting lash extensions put on. While… Read more »

Obamacare Winners And Losers [Video]

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ObamaCare had some winners and losers last year. A latest Gallup poll found 27 percent of Americans claim the health care law hurt them; whereas, 16 percent said they benefited. Some American families find that ObamaCare is helping to improve their lives, both financially and with respect to their health. On the other hand, others… Read more »

Florida Mayor Calls For GMO Free Vending Machines

Florida Mayor mandates GMO fee choices for city vending machines.

In a small victory against GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms), a mayor of a town in Florida has called for GMO free vending machines in all the city owned buildings. Peter Bober, the mayor of Hollywood, Florida, has passed a new mandate that will require all of the 45 vending machines that the city owns to… Read more »

Two Studies Show School Lunches Are Healthier Than Bagged

Two studies show that school lunches are healthier than most bagged lunches.

Two separate studies comparing school lunches to those that students brought from home have found that for most students, bagged lunches lack nutrition and those provided in school tend to be healthier for students. Both studies were published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics and compared the nutritional values of the lunches children brought from… Read more »

Sleep Problems Could Increase Risk Of Obesity In Children

Lack of sleep combined with other sleep problems for young children could increase their risk of obesity.

A new study that was published in The Journal of Pediatrics last week links lack of sleep and other problems with a higher risk of childhood obesity. The study was conducted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and looked at the effects of a chronic lack of sleep on young children… Read more »

Low-Fat Diet Could Help Women Survive Breast Cancer

A new study reveals that in addition to the other health benefits of a low fat diet, reducing the fat may also help women survive breast cancer.

A new study that was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium shows that women who have a low fat diet may have a better shot at beating breast cancer and extending their lives than women on conventional American diets. The Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study was conducted by researchers from Los Angeles Biomedical Research… Read more »

Sugar Spikes Profits For Most Powerful Companies On Earth [Video]

Sugar Spikes Profits

Sugar spikes the profits of the most familiar and powerful companies in the world. The trillion-dollar food industry in North America goes to great lengths to try and figure out what makes people crave their product. Eventually, they figure out the exact amount of ingredients to add to their goods, referred to as the bliss… Read more »

Reversing Alzheimer’s? A New Study Offers Hope

Vitamin D, DHA, Coconut Oil, Exercise, and a Healthy Diet could reverse alzheimer's symptoms says new study.

Alzheimer’s Disease can be devastating for the 5 million Americans affected by the debilitating disease and their families who struggle with providing their care, but a new study from researchers at UCLA may offer some hope. Researchers at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) lead by Dr. Dale Bredesen, who is currently the director of… Read more »

U.S. Health Rankings Report Shows Quality Of American Life In Peril

Health Rankings 2014 Report

Each year, United Health Foundation provides a report of the United States’ health rankings. The primary objective of the yearly report is to encourage action to improve public health. The not-for-profit, private foundation released their 2014 Annual report on Wednesday. For 25 years, United Health Foundation has been tracking the health of Americans. Their passion… Read more »

Ineffective Influenza Vaccine: Why You Should Still Get Vaccinated

The influenza vaccine this year might not be effective.

The annual influenza vaccine is an important part of the season. In years past, the vaccine has proven to be effective in over 50 percent of the patients who receive it. This year, unfortunately, that is not the case. The CDC released a statement on Thursday indicating that the influenza vaccine might not be nearly… Read more »

A Few Simple Ways For Reducing Your Holiday Stress

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Holiday stress and depression can spoil your holidays and be harmful to your health. However, you don’t have to become a victim to these emotional setbacks. Preventing holiday stress and depression should be first and foremost, especially if you have a history of stressful and depressing holidays. It’s important to be realistic. Don’t expect the… Read more »

Algae Could Help Repair Heart Damage After A Heart Attack

Promising medicine from the sea could help heart attack survivors.

There is a new study currently under way that may show some promise for heart attack victims using the amazing healing properties of the sea. The Stony Brook Medicine’s Heart Institute has become the newest part of the PRESERVATION clinical trial looking at the possible effects that algae may have on helping to repair a… Read more »

Christie Brinkley Introduces Vegan Skin Care Line

Christie Brinkley Skin Care

At 60 years old, Christie Brinkley is still bright and fresh-faced. It wasn’t long ago, only this past February, that she posed for the cover of People magazine in a fitted swimsuit. Now, she wants to share her skin care secret with consumers in the form of a new skin care product line. In conjunction… Read more »

Going Vegetarian Could Be Key To Weight Loss Says New Study

Switching to a vegetarian diet can help with weight loss say experts.

Runners World Magazine recently featured a new six month study published in the journal Nutrition which suggests that switching to a vegetarian diet may be the key to weight loss and a lot of athletes seems to be taking notice. The study covered a group of adults who were overweight or already obese and divided… Read more »

American Pigs Too Fat For Hams This Holiday Season

American pigs are now too fat to even be used as ham.

The United States has an obesity problem this year, and it’s not just Americans that are overweight. Now, American pigs are too fat, too; too fat even to be the holiday ham, say ham producers. The American meat industry has long been criticized for the unnaturally plump livestock, but this year pigs grown in the… Read more »

Nations Meet In Rome For Global Nutrition Conference

Delegates from around the world meet to discuss the world's nutritional challenges at International Nutrition Conference.

Representatives from over 170 nations as well as the WHO (World Health Organization) gathered on Tuesday for the opening ceremonies of the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome. The nutrition conference is aimed at finding solutions to the pressing nutritional problems of the international community, where over half of the planet’s population is suffering… Read more »