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The Challenges and Benefits of Breastfeeding

The Challenges and Benefits of Breastfeeding

February 21, 2018 | 2,931 Views

Breastfeeding is natural, health promoting, beautiful and nurturing. Nursing provides more than just basic sustenance. It is an act of bonding that provides life-long benefits for both the mother and the baby. Growing awareness of the fact that...

Poor Fitness Linked to Weaker Brain Fiber, Higher Dementia Risk

Poor Fitness Linked to Weaker Brain Fiber, Higher Dementia Risk

February 21, 2018 | 770 Views

If you needed one more reason to get out of your chair and start moving, scientists at UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute have it for you. Researchers at the institute have found that you can improve your brain health and slow...

Kentucky AG Accuses Cardinal Health of Contributing to Opioid Epidemic

Kentucky AG Accuses Cardinal Health of Contributing to Opioid Epidemic

February 20, 2018 | 2,195 Views

There is plenty of blame to go around for the opioid scourge , and Cardinal Health, one the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of drugs, is now under fire. Reuters reports that the Kentucky attorney general has filed suit against the...

Why Heart Attack Symptoms Are Sometimes Missed in Women

Why Heart Attack Symptoms Are Sometimes Missed in Women

February 20, 2018 | 787 Views

Women are more likely to miss symptoms of a heart attack and this disconnect could lead to unnecessary deaths. As reported by CNN , for both men and women the primary symptom of a heart attack is chest pain, but women are more likely to encounter...

U.K. Supermarkets to Ban Energy Drinks for Shoppers Under 16

U.K. Supermarkets to Ban Energy Drinks for Shoppers Under 16

February 19, 2018 | 2,566 Views

Starting in March, it will be a lot harder for the youth of the U.K. to buy caffeine-laden “energy drinks.” According to NPR , beverages with more than 150 mg of caffeine per liter will no longer be sold to anyone under 16 at...

The Numbers Are In and This Year's Flu Vaccine Is a Huge Bust

The Numbers Are In and This Year's Flu Vaccine Is a Huge Bust

February 19, 2018 | 1,496 Views

The numbers are coming in for the flu vaccine this year and the results aren’t pretty. According to CNN , the vaccine is only 36 percent effective. Vaccine apologists point to certain statistical subsets that may have a better chance of...

Pets Improve Your Mental Health, New Study Suggests

Pets Improve Your Mental Health, New Study Suggests

February 18, 2018 | 935 Views

If you love your pets and feel happier around them, scientists say there is real science behind that feel-good feeling. A new study in BMC Psychiatry found that pet ownership actually contributes to better mental health. According to Health , the...

Can Dim Light Make Us … Dim?

Can Dim Light Make Us … Dim?

February 18, 2018 | 887 Views

If you’ve ever wondered why you did something in the dim lights of a romantic setting that you regret the next morning, it might be because of the lighting (or lack thereof). An intriguing new study found that despite its reputation for...

Special UV Light Safely Kills Airborne Flu Virus

Special UV Light Safely Kills Airborne Flu Virus

February 17, 2018 | 1,166 Views

A study conducted at Columbia University Medical Center has found that continuous doses of far ultraviolet light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues. The findings could be applicable for sickness prevention in all sorts of...

Elderly on Medical Cannabis Reduce Opioid Use

Elderly on Medical Cannabis Reduce Opioid Use

February 17, 2018 | 1,095 Views

With the opioid epidemic at crisis levels around the world, researchers are desperately seeking alternate ways to address pain. And, once again, medical cannabis has come out on top as an answer to both pain and the epidemic. A new study published...

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