Category Archives: Health

Over-the-Counter Acne Products May Cause Rare, but Serious, Allergic Reactions

For those who have acne, it can not only be embarrassing, but it can also be expensive. For those who buy over-the-counter acne treatments which include cleanser, toner, and some types of non-prescription medicated lotion, they can look to pay … Continue reading

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Is Watching TV Killing You? Too Much Leads to Premature Death

Watching TV has the potential to cost you a lot of money, but new research shows that it may also contribute to an early death. While the actual act of watching TV isn’t going to make you lose your life, … Continue reading

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Those Fortified Cereals and Snack Bars Are Good for You, Right? Maybe Not

Those fortified cereals with added vitamins and minerals you have been purchasing for your kids may seem like the healthier choice compared to those which don’t have the added nutrients, but they may actually be more harmful than the average … Continue reading

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CDC Continues Shock Campaign to Get Smokers to Quit with New Set of Ads

Smoking costs a lot of money, and people should quit the habit for financial reasons alone. Not only is there the direct cost of the cigarettes, but there are also a large number of indirect costs. For example, the cars, … Continue reading

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Anthrax Scare: Director of Lab Reassigned by CDC

The first fallout from the anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) scare which took place earlier this month has come to light. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has decided to reassign Michael Farrell, the director of the Bioterror Rapid Response … Continue reading

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84 Person Anthrax Scare: CDC Scientists Possibly Exposed

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 84 scientists and employees may have been exposed to live, airborne anthrax (bacillus anthracis) bacteria in an embarrassing mistake which took place at its Atlanta facility. The mishap … Continue reading

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Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth in Bald Man, But It’s Not Going to Help You

For a split second, there were a lot of bald men with hope in their hearts as the news spread that a nearly hairless man was able to grow a thick head of hair after he began taking a drug … Continue reading

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Kraft Makes Velveeta Cheese without Enough Preservatives: Recalls 260 Cases

For anyone seeing a bit of humor in the fact Kraft needed to recall 260 cases of its highly processed Velveeta cheese spread for not having enough preservatives in it can be forgiven. That being said, it’s not a laughing … Continue reading

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New Tool Helps Diagnose the Financial Pain of Cancer

Simply getting a diagnosis of cancer would send the stress level of most people through the roof. It’s not news that anybody visiting a doctor wants to hear. The stress of the disease, however, is not the only stress which … Continue reading

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Healthy Buzzwords Get People to Think Spam Is Healthier than Salmon

There’s a specific reason why all the products you see in the grocery store are plastered with healthy buzzwords in bold lettering like “organic,” “heart healthy,” “antioxidant,” “all natural,” “gluten-free” and “whole grain” on their packaging. The simple reason is … Continue reading

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US Healthcare Quality and Efficiency Stinks Compared to Other Developed Nations

When it comes to the quality and efficiency of the health care system in developed nations, the US ranks dead last according to the annual Commonwealth Fund Mirror Mirror on the Wall survey (PDF). The report looks at how the … Continue reading

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Strokefinder Cap is One Time You Want Your Brain to Be Microwaved

For anyone having a stroke, time is of the utmost importance. During a stroke, brain cells die at an alarming rate, and the quicker a patient can get diagnosed and receive proper treatment, the better chance they have of avoiding … Continue reading

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Dry Eye Disease? It May Just Be You Staring at Your Computer Screen Too Much

If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, and you thought you had dry eye disease because of a lack of tear production, you may have been misdiagnosed yourself. A new study published by Japanese … Continue reading

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Your Mom Taught You Wrong: Washing Raw Chicken Can Lead to Food Poisoning

Your mother probably did it and so do you, but you shouldn’t. There are still a lot of people who wash raw poultry before cooking it, but they’re doing it wrong according to experts at the UK’s Food Standards Agency. … Continue reading

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Simple Ways to Protect Your Pet from Getting Ticks and Lyme Disease

It’s tick season, and that means you want to take precautions to prevent getting Lyme disease. In addition, you want to take measures to prevent your pets getting this disease as well. Unfortunately, it can be a bit more difficult … Continue reading

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Will Fasting Become a New Weapon in the Fight Against Diabetes?

A group of researchers in Utah, studying people who fast from time to time for religious reasons, found in past studies that those who fast tend to have low rates of both heart disease and diabetes. These researchers wanted to … Continue reading

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It’s Only a Matter of Time Before Chikungunya Hits the US

As more and more imported cases of chikungunya show up in the US, official warn it’s just a matter of time before the first case of stateside chikungunya appears. Currently all confirmed cases of the virus have been brought in … Continue reading

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Get Your Child Vaccinated! California Declares Whooping Cough Epidemic

One of the biggest problems with people who don’t get vaccines for their children and themselves is they not only put themselves in danger, they put the general public in danger as well. There are plenty of good reasons to … Continue reading

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Can a Company Prevent Free Birth Control Access? The Supreme Court Will Decide

There are a couple of big cases before the Supreme Court which have the potential to have a major impact on the finances of women and families. In two cases before the court, Sebelius vs Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga … Continue reading

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Chia Powder Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Poisoning

There is another food recall, this one for chia powder rather than beef. If you consume chia powder, you might want to check your shelves to make sure you don’t have any brands recalled due to possible salmonella poisoning. The … Continue reading

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