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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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CDC Warns of New Deadly Tick Borne Bourbon Virus Found in Kansas

When ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi bite humans, the transferred bacterium can cause Lyme disease in people (They can also infect pets.). Symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, and fatigue and in severe cases, the infection can … Continue reading

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New Aggressive HIV Strain from Cuba Worries Researchers

In 2013, lead author Steven G. Deeks, M.D. and his colleagues Drs. Sharon R. Lewin and Diane V. Havlir, published an article in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet titled, “The end of AIDS: HIV infection as a chronic disease.” … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet May Help Cut the Risk of Strokes

Strokes are life-threatening medical emergencies that occur when the brain experiences a disturbance in its blood supply. Because the affected area of the brain can no longer function due to oxygen deprivation, symptoms often include the inability to move one … Continue reading

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A Glass of Red Wine May Help You Burn Fat

So many of us are looking to lose weight this year. We’ve purchased the gym memberships, the new gym clothes and running shoes. But beware, nutritional biochemist and former director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic told the Huffington … Continue reading

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Medicare Will Cover Smokers’ Yearly Lung Cancer CT Scans

High medical costs and poor health outcomes in America compared to its global counterparts inspired our healthcare overhaul and the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2012, and now a significant provision has been added. According to NBC News, … Continue reading

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New York City Subway System Biodiversity Includes Bacteria Harmful to Humans

For germaphobes forced to ride the New York City subway, perhaps this would be a good place to stop reading. According to research conducted by a team of scientists at Weill Cornell Medical School, New York’s subways system is filled … Continue reading

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Health Insurance May Affect Your Tax Refund

The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as ObamaCare, strives to ensure that all Americans are covered by health insurance. Part of the impetus for the passage of the ACA is that Americans continue to spend significantly more on healthcare than … Continue reading

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California Considers Raising the Legal Smoking Age to 21

In America, there are a number of activities individuals are allowed to partake in once they’ve turned 18. These include voting, serving in the armed forces, purchasing a lottery ticket and in some states, marrying another person without parental consent. … Continue reading

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When Is the Last Day to Sign up for Health Insurance 2015?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known simply as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “ObamaCare” was signed into law on Mar. 23, 2010, and represents the “most significant regulatory overhaul” of the U.S. healthcare system since the … Continue reading

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Study Says Kids Eating Pizza Is One Culprit Behind Childhood Obesity

In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama started her Let’s Move! Campaign to combat child obesity. As discussed in the October 7, 2014, issue of The New York Times Magazine, the average weight of American children has been increasing since the … Continue reading

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Expanding Disneyland Measles Outbreak Fuels Vaccine Exemption Debate

As you travel south toward Orange County, California, the homes you see become larger and more expensive. Unsurprisingly, these homeowners are wealthier than their northern counterparts. Look through the medical records of the wealthiest families’ children and another trend becomes … Continue reading

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Poor Teenage Sleep Patterns May be Indicator of Later Alcohol and Drug Abuse

With access to phones and technology 24/7, hours of homework and socializing to be done, and the high-energy levels typical of that age group, it seems a wonder to find a teenager who is not sleep-deprived. But a recent report … Continue reading

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Forget the Nightcap. Drinking Alcohol before Bedtime Disrupts Sleep Patterns

Sleep is one of biology’s greatest mysteries: everyone requires it, but much is still unknown about this necessity. According to the Fiscal Times, revenue from the sleep industry will likely reach $32.4 billion in part because nearly one-third of Americans … Continue reading

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