Articles Tagged with Health

Deadly Superbug Moves From California To East Coast

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They call it a “superbug” because of its ultra resistance to antibiotics. It has taken the lives of two people in California, and now the same strain has claimed the life of a third victim in North Carolina. The official name of the superbug is carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. According to Kevin McCarthy, a spokesman… Read more »

Spain Uses World’s First Stem Cell Treatment For Heart Attacks

Doctors make a medical breakthrough in the operating room.

Doctors at a hospital in Spain have successfully used stem cells to treat victims of heart attacks for the first time in medical history. Located in Madrid, the Gregorio Maranon hospital took stem cells that were harvested from a healthy donor, and then implanted them into seven different patients who had suffered from a heart… Read more »

Anthem Cyber Attack: 80 Million Personal Records Burglarized

Anthem Cyber Attack Affects 80 Million Members

Anthem, Inc., customers and employees became victim of a massive cyber attack this Wednesday. Close to 80 million clients and workers of the second largest U.S. insurance company are at risk of their personal information being exploited and compromised. Federal official told NBC News the FBI is investigating this enormous cyber attack. Kristin Binns, a… Read more »

28 Remarkable Benefits Of Turmeric For Skin Care, Hair And Health

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Turmeric, also known as ‘haldi’ in India, is a popular deep yellow, earthy spice that’s probably best known for its association with curries and mustards. Considered an herbal remedy due to its anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties, Turmeric carries with it amazing medicinal benefits and is used to decrease depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia, headaches, diabetes, allergies,… Read more »

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 »