Category Archives: Health

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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Walking 5 Minutes Each Hour Can Wipe Away the Negative Effects of Sitting

If you, like many people, spend the vast majority of your day sitting in front of a desk at work, you may want to make the effort to get up and walk around for 5 minutes each hour to greatly … Continue reading

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Harvard Receives $350 Million Record Breaking Donation for Health Research

Harvard University has received the largest donation ever in its history. The formal announcement was made on Sunday of the record $350 million dollar donation from a philanthropic foundation set up by the sons of T.H. Chan in his honor … Continue reading

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Rare Respiratory Virus Targets Children in Severe Outbreak Across US

Hospitals in Denver, Illinois and clusters of the Midwest have reported an outbreak of what health officials believe is a rare and serious respiratory illness. The virus, which is believed to have started in California, is said to be related … Continue reading

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Gives Monkeys 10 Month Immunity

A recently published study in the journal Nature Medicine reveals that the deadly Ebola virus might just have finally met its match. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have created a vaccine which was able … Continue reading

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New Single Dose Peramivir Treats Flu with One-Time Shot

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals say they have developed a new drug which safely inhibits flu symptoms if administered to patients within the first 48 hours from the onset of the flu. Peramivir,¬†BioCryst’s new¬†neuraminidase¬†inhibitor (NAI) vaccine, is also known as RAPIVAB. A new … Continue reading

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Mystery Virus Hospitalizing Kids Goes from Midwest to All Over the US

A mystery virus which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the midwest in the United States has also landed some kids in the hospital as far west as Colorado. What was once thought to be a case only happening in … Continue reading

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More Deadly Pathogens Discovered in US Government Labs

There is a lot more dangerous pathogens hidden away in government labs than the government realized. While it’s a bit disturbing these potentially deadly pathogens were sitting in insecure areas, the reason they’re being found is due to a concerted … Continue reading

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Does Wearing a Bra Cause Cancer?

Over the last twenty years, preventing cancer has been the focus of scientists and doctors worldwide. The explosion of the number of cases of breast cancer in developed countries led many to blame the restrictive practice of bra wearing. The … Continue reading

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New Study Suggest Low-Carb Diet Better than Low-Fat Diet

According to a new study, a diet low in carbohydrates is better for you than a diet focusing on low fat. Recent trends have already suggested that the low-carb approach is better for losing weight, but this new study suggests … Continue reading

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New Cholesterol Drug Could Cut Strokes and Heart Attacks in Half

Good news has come to light for patients in the battle against cholesterol. An experimental trial by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has proven to cut the number of heart attacks and strokes almost in half. The clinical trial was analysed … Continue reading

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Kraft Recalls Over 7,500 Cases of American Singles over Ingredient Storage Issue

If you have Kraft American singles cheese product in your house, you will want to take a minute and check the package. Kraft Foods Group decided to initiate a voluntary recall of 7,691 cases of four different varieties of its … Continue reading

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New Heart Failure Drug by Novartis Reduces Death Rate by 20 Percent

For the first time in ten years, a pharmaceutical company has made a significant breakthrough in heart-failure treatment. Novartis, a Switzerland based company which ranks among the top 5 in annual revenues, has a new, yet to be named drug … Continue reading

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Climate Change Causes Serious Threat to World Health

Many of us know the damage that the human desire for fossil fuels and transport is having on the world. But not so many have thought beyond that to the realities of living in a world desiccated by our continued … Continue reading

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Married Couples Who Smoke Marijuana Less Likely to Have Domestic Violence Issues

Domestic violence is a costly problem in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that the cost of domestic violence against women exceeds $5.8 billion a year, which includes $4.1 billion in direct costs such as … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Will Be First to Use Cologuard Home Cancer Test

It makes sense. The Mayo Clinic will be the first medical institution to offer the new in-home Cologuard colon cancer screening test. Mayo helped to develope Colonguard in conjunction with Exact Sciences. The head gastroenterology and hematology doctor at the … Continue reading

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