Category Archives: Health

Insurance Companies Save Money with Free Blood Pressure-Monitoring Kits

There may be a day when insurance companies pay for people to have their own home blood pressure monitoring kits, something they rarely do now. The reason this may change? A new decision-analytic model study published in Hypertension: Journal of … Continue reading

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Did the Rise in Packaged Holidays Increase the Number of People with Skin Cancer?

When you think of a holiday, thoughts of the bright sun, warm sand and clear waters might come to mind. Conversely, thoughts of melanoma and skin cancer would likely remain in the back of your mind if they appear at … Continue reading

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Mars Missions May Damage the Brains of Astronauts

­­For years, physicians have known that radiation treatment can cause cognitive and memory problems in cancer patients, a condition commonly known as having “chemo brain.” More specifically, as described by the American Cancer Association, symptoms of “chemo brain” can include … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Gives Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer A Reduced Risk of Dying

According to statistics from BreastCancer.org, approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women (or about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer in the course of her lifetime. And despite the decreasing incidence rates (which have been falling since 2000), 232,670 new … Continue reading

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Teens Quitting Traditional Tobacco, But Triple Percentage Increase in E-Cig Use

Despite years of successful anti-smoking advocacy, the number of adolescents using tobacco products could increase given the popularity of electronic cigarettes, also known as personal vaporizers or e-cigs. These battery-powered devices are designed to produce “a similar feel to tobacco … Continue reading

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What’s the Average Cost of Braces

For those still single, a 2013 survey of 5,500 unattached adults ages 21 and older found nearly 60 percent of men cared most about “good teeth in a potential date,” whereas 71 percent of women ranked “teeth” as essential to … Continue reading

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Two Health Labs Settle False Claims Act Dispute for $48.5 million

In a blog post for the popular website KevinMD.com, physician Anees Chagpar summarizes the most enduring problem with America’s healthcare system, “We [the United States] spend more per capita than any other nation on Earth, and yet the Organization for … Continue reading

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Sabra Dipping Company Recalls Classic Hummus Due to Listeria Find

Listeria has been in the news quite a bit this year. At the beginning of the year, the bacteria was found in carmel apples. In March listeria was found to be a contributing factor in three deaths due to the consumption … Continue reading

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Way Too Much Salt in Packaged and Processed Foods According to CDC

Too much of anything can be bad, especially salt. As the consumption of salt increases, the amount of sodium in an individual’s bloodstream also rises, forcing the body to “hold extra water” in order to dilute the effects of the … Continue reading

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Studies Show Weight Loss Surgery Helps Joint Replacement and Asthma

Obesity is often associated with a high prevalence of psychopathological conditions such as depression and anxiety. Thus, it is no wonder that weight loss surgery can improve a person’s mental health, including his or her body image, self-esteem and self-concept. … Continue reading

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Coffee Can Offset Cancer Risk for Those Who Consume 3 Alcoholic Drinks a Day

The liver is one of the body’s hardest working organs responsible for filtering out toxins that circulate in the bloodstream, as well as converting nutrients to usable biomolecules. Given its primary role in keeping the body healthy, cancers of the … Continue reading

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All Indications Point to a Brutal 2015 Allergy Season for Sufferers

Despite the snow that recently fell in parts of the eastern coast, spring has pretty much arrived in the U.S. But after a record setting winter, experts believe that the 2015 allergy season could be much more severe than past … Continue reading

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Study Says Women Who Get More Sleep Have Greater Sexual Desire

Enough quality sleep is important for a number of reasons. Not enough can indicate alcohol and drug abuse later in life. It can also cost you a lot of money. It may also determine your sex drive. In an article … Continue reading

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WHO Report Finds Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer a Probable Cancer Risk

Monsanto Company is an American multinational agricultural corporation headquartered in Missouri. In 1974, the company invented glyphosate, the active ingredient of its herbicide, Roundup. In the mid-1990s, Monsanto introduced genetically engineered crops such as corn and soybeans, which were resistant … Continue reading

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Blue Bell Ice Cream Linked to 3 Listeriosis Deaths

Most commonly caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, listeriosis is a rare, but serious illness that can cause fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms in humans. However, infections can affect the nervous system, where symptoms can escalate to include meningitis, … Continue reading

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Spouses Can Help Inspire One Another to Improve Physical Activity

According to research, the number one New Years resolution for 2015 is to “lose weight.” Though it’s now March and the optimism of early January may seem like ages ago, if you have not started to tackle this resolution, perhaps … Continue reading

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Over 1 Billion Teenagers and Young Adults at Risk for Hearing Loss

According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, hearing loss affects approximately 38 million people in the United States. By age 65, one of every three people have some degree of hearing loss, making it a major public health issue … Continue reading

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Researchers Find Chronic Fatigue Syndrome May Be a Disease

The condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has a controversial and storied history since its discovery in 1988. According to Wikipedia citing other sources, for years, many in the medical community did not recognize CFS (also known as myalgic … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Boosts Baby’s Immune System and Reduces Risks to Allergies

For new (and seasoned) mothers, the question of whether or not to breastfeed or for how long is an important issue. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, breastfeeding offers many benefits to … Continue reading

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Caramel Coloring in Cola and Soda May Cause 5000 Cancer Cases Each Year

There are a lot of reasons to quit drinking soda. It can save you a lot of money. There are plenty of healthier alternatives. The biggest reason, however, may be for your health. Soft drink manufacturers have been facing some … Continue reading

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