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Your Coffee Habit Could Be Encoded In Your DNA

August 26, 2016 | 16,080 Views
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in America, with more daily devotees than even soda. According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), 61 percent of Americans drink coffee daily (compared to 41 percent for soda). It turns out that a...

Michael Phelps and the Great Cupping Debate: Why the Olympic Gold Medalist May Actually Be Right

August 26, 2016 | 731 Views
The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences analyzed 16 studies on cupping and suggested that it reduces pain in the short-term “compared with no treatment, heat therapy, usual care, or conventional drugs.” This arcane subset of...

Cancer Has Passed Heart Disease as Leading Cause of Death in 22 States

August 26, 2016 | 1,041 Views
Cancer is catching up to heart disease as the #1 killer in America. New data from the CDC that was reported on by Popular Science reveals that, "614,348 people in the U.S. died of heart disease in 2014, compared with 591,699 of cancer. This is a big...

What is a Charley Horse? Muscle Cramps Explained

August 26, 2016 | 732 Views
A charley horse can ruin an excellent workout. Medical News Today provided a list of both causes and treatments for this excruciating cramp. The charley horse is much more than your run of the mill cramp, "a charley horse suddenly happens as an...

Pharma CEO Price Gouged the EpiPen While Salary Hiked to $18.9mil

August 25, 2016 | 19,717 Views
If you didn't hear, there has been a controversy lately regarding the price of EpiPens. As Second Nexus reports, "In 2007, the cost of a two-pen set of the EpiPen, which contains about $1 worth of epinephrine, cost about $57. Then pharmaceutical...

Parents Want 'Opt-Out' Option for HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

August 25, 2016 | 1,249 Views
Parents want to be able to 'opt-out' of mandatory HPV vaccines, according to a new study. As ABC News reports, "While just 21 percent of parents thought laws requiring the vaccine for school were a "good idea," that number rose significantly -- to...

Some Like It Hotter

August 25, 2016 | 1,203 Views
An exciting trend is making its way into our lives in the form of sweat therapy. According to Dr. Catherine Forest, via The New York Times "It may improve pulmonary function for people with asthma, and heat improves joint pain for people with...

A longer commute could hurt your health, and add to your waistline

August 25, 2016 | 347 Views
A new report shows that the average commute time for people living in England and Wales reached 56 minutes. As reported by CNN "many commuters in the UK feel they add almost 800 calories to their weekly diet because of what they consume during and...

Barbecued Rare Burgers 'Pose Food Poisoning Risk'

August 25, 2016 | 569 Views
The Food Standards Agency of the United Kingdom has cautioned consumers "not to eat burgers that are pink in the middle, to avoid the risk of food poisoning at summer barbecues." This warning was featured in the BBC and resonates during this season...

Bee-Friendly Gardens Are Finally Becoming Safe for Bees

August 25, 2016 | 595 Views
The website TakePart has good news for those of us concerned about the honeybee population and the dangers posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. "Not only is the number of plants treated with neonics down, but retailers including Lowe’s and Home...
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