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Antibiotics Use Associated with Increased for Cardiovascular Disease

Antibiotics Use Associated with Increased for Cardiovascular Disease

Women who take antibiotics over an extended period of time are apparently at an elevated risk for heart attack or stroke.  The study looked at data collected from 36,500 women and has been published in the European Heart... 
Breakfast IS the Most Important Meal of the Day

Breakfast IS the Most Important Meal of the Day

You know that it is important to watch what you eat, but a new study suggests that when you eat may be just as important.  According to researchers, two of the most prominent meal habits—skipping breakfast and eating... 
Vitamins and Supplements Cannot Really Replace Balanced—Natural—Nutrition

Vitamins and Supplements Cannot Really Replace Balanced—Natural—Nutrition

The unfortunate—and quite alarming—truth about the American diet is that a vast majority do not enough fruits and vegetables.  Actually, nearly 90 percent of the American do not satisfy this part of the food pyramid... 
1 in 12 Boys Engage in Sexual Activity Before the Age of 13

1 in 12 Boys Engage in Sexual Activity Before the Age of 13

A new study out of the Guttmacher Institute warns that an alarming number of boys are having sex before the age of 13.  Perhaps more importantly, while some data shows differing quantification, the quality of these experiences... 
An Hour A Week Of Physical Activity Can Prevent Disabilities

An Hour A Week Of Physical Activity Can Prevent Disabilities

There is good news for older adults who may be experiencing pain in their hips or legs to be able to prevent any disability from arthritic pain through physical activity for just a minimum of 10 minutes per day or an hour a week... 
Immune System Therapy Shows Wider Promise Against Cancer

Immune System Therapy Shows Wider Promise Against Cancer

Atan American Association for Cancer Research conference in Atlanta on Sunday, March 31, 2019, CAR-T therapy was discussed as the treatment that can help the immune system fight deadly blood cancers. Discussions also covered CAR-T... 
How Does Alcohol Compare with Tobacco in Terms of Cancer Risk?

How Does Alcohol Compare with Tobacco in Terms of Cancer Risk?

Everyone knows, these days, about the cancer risks associated with smoking cigarettes.  Perhaps not as many understand that drinking alcohol also poses some elevated risk for developing cancer.  A new study,... 
Could the Dust in Your House Make Your Kids Fat?

Could the Dust in Your House Make Your Kids Fat?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that children consume something between 60 and 100 milligrams of dust every single day.  And this is important because a new study out of Duke University suggests... 
Avocados Recalled in 6 States over Listeria Contamination Concerns

Avocados Recalled in 6 States over Listeria Contamination Concerns

California-based Henry Avocado Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of its sole product in six US states “out of an abundance of caution.”   Indeed, the US Food and Drug Administration has found at least... 
We Develop Brain Cells All Life Long, But Growth Slows With Age

We Develop Brain Cells All Life Long, But Growth Slows With Age

There has been quite a heated debate in the scientific community about the permanence of lost brain cells. Or rather, the debate has been over whether or not we are able to grow new ones; and that debate has finally reached... 
Biogen Halts Aducanumab Studies When Trials Show Alzheimer’s Drug Ineffective

Biogen Halts Aducanumab Studies When Trials Show Alzheimer’s Drug Ineffective

Shares of Biogen Inc took quite the nosedive this week after the biotechnology company reported upsetting results for its experimental Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab.  The latest research leads that the medication is... 
New Research Cautions of Heart Risk Associated with Consuming Eggs

New Research Cautions of Heart Risk Associated with Consuming Eggs

Nutritionists maintain that eggs continue to be leading source for dietary cholesterol, which is why it is typically recommended as a healthy protein source.  On the other hand, this cholesterol source links eggs to... 
Could Muscle Strength Lower Risk Of Diabetes?

Could Muscle Strength Lower Risk Of Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels and it is a condition that many people have worldwide. A recent study looked into the value of the effects of exercise and... 
Can Prenatal Vitamins Reduce Autism Recurrence in Families?

Can Prenatal Vitamins Reduce Autism Recurrence in Families?

Pregnant mothers can reduce the risk that their child may be born with autism by simply taking prenatal vitamins.  This is the remarkable conclusion of a new study that looked at families who would be particularly susceptible... 
Radical Implant Device Could Be Most Effective Parkinson’s Treatment

Radical Implant Device Could Be Most Effective Parkinson’s Treatment

A new series of clinical trials have tested a remarkable experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease that administers the drug directly to the brain through implants. Culminating in an open-lab trial, scientists have... 
Decoding the Great White Shark Genome and its Healing Powers

Decoding the Great White Shark Genome and its Healing Powers

There is no doubt just how massive the Great White Shark is; I mean, after all, its in their name.  But in case you were not aware, these magnificent creatures can measure upwards of 20 feet long (6 meters) and can weigh... 
Can Drinking Too Much Coffee Cause A Magnesium Deficiency?

Can Drinking Too Much Coffee Cause A Magnesium Deficiency?

Do you need that cup of java or two or perhaps that sweet frothy latte to get you going in the morning to start you day?  Well, it’s just possible that you may be affecting your magnesium levels. But, if you on... 
Active Surveillance May Help Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Avoid Risky Treatments

Active Surveillance May Help Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Avoid Risky Treatments

Aside from potential drug trials, good news among cancer research is somewhat rare.  That is not to say that we are not making impressive strides to understand—and, hopefully, treat—the disease, but overall we are... 
Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Early Death in New Study

Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Early Death in New Study

While every year more and more nutrition experts advise against eating processed foods, it is still prevalent in society today.  And a new study indicates that not only are heavily processed foods definitely a risk-factor... 
Marijuana Access Appears to Help People With Not Just Chronic Conditions

Marijuana Access Appears to Help People With Not Just Chronic Conditions

Marijuana research—and advocacy—has come a long way, especially over the past few years.  And now that the US government has approved medicines based on chemical compounds found in the plant, the latest research... 
Can We Treat Cancer At Its Origin, Before it Spreads?

Can We Treat Cancer At Its Origin, Before it Spreads?

Cancer continues to be one of humanity’s biggest banes. Of course, we know that mortality is limited, but there are many things we can do to extend our life. Unfortunately, cancer is something that we cannot necessarily prevent... 
Trust Your Gut: Your Microbiome Might Be the Cause of Your Depression

Trust Your Gut: Your Microbiome Might Be the Cause of Your Depression

Maybe there really is something to that “gut feeling” you have, but only in terms of your emotional health.    A new study has investigated the microbiome more intensely to discern that there may be a link... 
Babies Aren’t The Only Ones Who Sleep Better with a Gentle Rocking

Babies Aren’t The Only Ones Who Sleep Better with a Gentle Rocking

It seems like every year we hear more about the importance of sleep. Sometimes the new data shifts what we think the optimal number of hours should be; sometimes the data adds insights into napping or shift sleeping or the best... 
Childhood Lead Exposure Could Increase Mental Illness Risk in Adulthood

Childhood Lead Exposure Could Increase Mental Illness Risk in Adulthood

Lead has long been a reliable consumer metal but many years ago we started to learn that it can be harmful to our health. Unfortunately, lead is common to city plumbing, which is how we learned about its health risks in the... 
Fried Food Diet Definitely Linked To Higher Risk of Death

Fried Food Diet Definitely Linked To Higher Risk of Death

It probably does not come as a surprise to hear that a fried food is not very good for you. Unfortunately, fried food is convenient and tasty and with our busy schedules most Americans often prefer to hit the drive-thru on the... 
Scientists Discover New Blood Vessel System In Our Bones

Scientists Discover New Blood Vessel System In Our Bones

While some scientists are exploring further and further into space in search of life, other scientists are looking deeper and deeper into our own bodies to learn more about humanity.  This week, for example, a team of... 
FDA Recalls Candies Over Hep-A Contamination Risk

FDA Recalls Candies Over Hep-A Contamination Risk

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert, this week, to warn consumers about a potential Hepatitis A contamination among Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas. This confectionary brand is known for individually... 
Heart Drug Recall over NDEA Concerns Expands, Again

Heart Drug Recall over NDEA Concerns Expands, Again

The first week of the New Year has not officially come to an end and already we are seeing an expansion of a major blood pressure medication recall that plagued the industry last year.  Indeed, during the week, Torrent... 
Why Is Glioblastoma More Deadly For Men Than Women?

Why Is Glioblastoma More Deadly For Men Than Women?

Medical research continues to provide us with evidence of various risk factors for different health conditions.  While age and lifestyle certainly have their merit, gender can also play a role in certain health issues.  For... 
USDA Announces Recall of More Than 11,600 Pounds of Sausage

USDA Announces Recall of More Than 11,600 Pounds of Sausage

It’s the top of the year and we already have a new food recall.  This time, the United States Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 11,600 lbs of pork and chicken sausages over contamination risk.  The... 
Blood Pressure Meds Recalled

Blood Pressure Meds Recalled

Blood pressure medication recalls are, unfortunately, becoming too common these days, and today we have another.  The latest blood pressure medication recall comes from Torrent Pharmaceuticals who announced, via US Food and Drug Administration,... 
Scientists Develop 10-Minute Cancer Test

Scientists Develop 10-Minute Cancer Test

Scientists out of the University of Queensland have developed a groundbreaking blood test that can detect cancer in a matter of minutes. They hope this method, of course, will help to spot the disease earlier in its life cycle so...