Category Archives: Health

Extreme Exercise May Be Ruining Your Teeth

Vigorous exercise is promoted almost unanimously across the health industry, but that might be about to change in the field of dentistry. Research uncovered this week that exercise can be bad for our teeth. It might sound a little ludicrous, … Continue reading

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The Growth Rate of Type 2 Diabetes Finally Stabilizes in Americans

Americans have a lot of preventable diseases, with diabetes being one of them. After nearly twenty years of constant increase, the growth rate of type two diabetes has finally leveled off in American adults. This news comes from a study … Continue reading

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Only 1% of Men Take the 5 Steps Required to Reduce Heart Disease by 80%

More than half a million Americans lost their life to heart disease last year, and it remains the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. New research suggests that for the vast majority of the … Continue reading

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Five Simple Steps Men Can Take to Reduce Heart Disease by 80%, but Don’t

Choosing to follow five simple diet and lifestyle rules could allow American men to avoid nearly 80% of heart attacks, and the medical bills associated with them. This news comes according to the results of a study of 20,721 Swedish … Continue reading

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CDC Recommends Flu Vaccinations to All 6 Months and Older as Flu Season Nears

Last year the flu took the lives over over 100 children in the US. Many of these deaths could have been prevented by a flu shot. Public Health Departments have made getting vaccinated possible with affordable flu shots now available … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Goes Digital with Launch of Birth Control App

Planned Parenthood’s mission is to provide women with healthcare. In doing so, it wants to change the way that women get birth control to make getting access to those who want it as easy and convenient as possible. In their … Continue reading

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Doctors Over Prescribing Antibiotics to Kids Helps Cause Antibiotic Resistence

A new study has recently been published which should have doctors double-checking their diagnoses. Between 2001 and 2011, over 11.4 million unnecessary courses of antibiotics were prescribed to children with respiratory conditions like sore throat, ear ache and sinusitis. The … Continue reading

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Is Your Artificial Sweetener Contributing to Diabetes?

The diet soda saga continues with new research published this week in the Journal Nature. This most recent discovery says that rather than being a way to fight weight gain, diet soda actually alters our gut microbes, which puts some … Continue reading

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Misfit Flash Is a $50 Wearable Fitness Band That Links to Your Phone

Wearable technology expert, Misfit, has come out with a new fitness band to attract newcomers to the world of wearable tech. The Flash fitness band is only $50. It has a long battery life and a series of biometric tracking … Continue reading

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Gilead Sciences Strikes Deal to Discount Hepatitis C Drug in Developing Countries

Some welcome news came yesterday for sufferers of Hepatitis C that live in developing countries. Hep C is a liver disease that can cause cirrhosis and death. It has been proven tricky to cure, with pharmaceutical companies investing decades of … Continue reading

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Apple’s HealthKit to Begin Medical Trials at Duke and Stanford Universities

Apple’s new HealthKit, packaged in with their new iPhone 6 and iOS 8 releases has some rather ambitious goals. Currently focused on fitness, Apple believes that HealthKit’s full potential can be realized to help long-term health treatment for people. Since … Continue reading

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Abbott Dissolving Stent Has Lower Angina Rate than Metal Stents

According to recent data, the Abbot Absorb dissolving heart stent proved as safe and effective one year after being placed in a diseased artery as the company’s market-leading Xience drug coated metal stent, and with a significantly lower rate of … Continue reading

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Will Men Be Willing to Use Injection Vaselgel Birth Control?

For years, women have born the brunt of the responsibility for birth control. However, this seemingly unfair but unavoidable fact of life may not be the status quo for much longer. There’s been talk for some time that a male … Continue reading

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Sunny Weather Could be Connected to Suicide Rates

After working through a study incorporating the analysis of the correlation between suicide rates and sunshine spanning 40 years, Austrian researchers found two distinct correlations. If the sunshine spanned over two weeks, the number of suicide rates dropped, but if … Continue reading

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For Nearly 30%, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Is the Price of Making the NFL

In a staggering admission by the National Football League (NFL), it was revealed that 28% of retired players would develop early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. This statement comes on the heels of years of suits and accusations from former players saying the … Continue reading

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Fat Shaming Will Not Solve America’s Obesity Problem, Only Makes It Worse

More than one-third of American adults are obese. We know this. We hear it from doctors and the media and we read it in magazines. As it continues to get worse, we seem to be socially divided on what will … Continue reading

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UN Scientists Say Ozone Layer Shows First Stages of Recovery

Earth’s invisible defender, the ozone layer, protects us from harmful and cancer causing ultraviolet rays. According to a study recently published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the ozone layer is well on … Continue reading

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CDC Warns 9 Out of 10 Kids Consume Too Much Sodium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just released a concerning number. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, more than 90 percent of children ages 6 to 18 consume copious amounts of sodium, dangerously exceeding the … Continue reading

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American Red Cross Donor App Lets You Become a Lifesaver

In a move that’s long overdue, the Red Cross has launched an app to encourage people to join and donate more blood. They say it’s like holding the power to save lives in the palm of your hand, and they’re … Continue reading

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Enterovirus Sends Hundreds of Kids to Hospitals: What Parents Need to Know

With hundreds of children all across the United States being hospitalized, scientists hypothesize that Enterovirus D68, known as EV-D68 is the culprit behind the outbreak. While Enteroviruses are common, the current one spreading across the US is not. The Center … Continue reading

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