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5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

February 24, 2018 | 13 Views

Of all the places on Earth you might want to be, there are five places — dubbed the Blue Zones — where people live long, healthy lives. According to Time , you don’t necessarily have to in these spots, though, to enjoy the same...

Do Moderate Drinkers Live Longer?

Do Moderate Drinkers Live Longer?

February 23, 2018 | 2,902 Views

There is a large percentage of the population who feel that occasional alcohol consumption can benefit their health. Regardless the merits of this view, too much alcohol is a recipe for disaster and the results of this study remind us alcoholism...

Hospital Plumbing a ‘Vast, Resilient Reservoir’ of Superbugs

Hospital Plumbing a ‘Vast, Resilient Reservoir’ of Superbugs

February 23, 2018 | 874 Views

When you hear the old saying, if you don’t want to get sick, stay away from hospitals because that’s where the sickness is, generally we think about people who are sick in the hospital that we need to be wary of. But ABC News is...

Stanford Diet Study Strikes a Blow for the Processed Food Industry

Stanford Diet Study Strikes a Blow for the Processed Food Industry

February 22, 2018 | 1,514 Views

The foundation of today’s obesity epidemic was laid in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was at that time that “low-fat” eating transitioned from being an ineffectual fad to t he official dietary dogma of mainstream medicine, the...

The Challenges and Benefits of Breastfeeding

The Challenges and Benefits of Breastfeeding

February 21, 2018 | 4,260 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 | 1,065 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 | 2,333 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 | 865 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 | 2,660 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 | 1,524 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...

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