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Drinkable Sunscreen Sounds Like BS

“Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’99 … wear sunscreen. If I could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” It’s not April 1st. Just checking. The Daily Mail reported on something that sounds like, …

HSS Selects IT Certification Program Accreditor HSS Selects IT Certification Program Accreditor

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently selected the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for a second three-year term as the ONC-Approved Accreditor (ONC-AA) for theONC Health …

Retinol Creams And Wine For Cellulite And Lines

This beautiful spring weather is nearly intoxicating after a winter spent dashing from car doors to buildings to avoid rapid onset frostbite. But with the carefree feeling of higher temps, come the tee shirts and shorts which cruelly expose our …

Juicers Not Going Away, Actually Grow More Popular

Juicers and blenders are becoming more and more popular as the weather warms up and the swimsuits lurk menacingly in the back of the drawer, awaiting their time in the sun. Those who are looking to take off what’s left …

Ebola Virus Survivors Face Stigma

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 240 people so far, and has been fatal to over 145. Ebola results in death in 68% of all cases, though at times those who survive recover quickly and completely. …

MERS Virus Surge Seen in the Middle East

In 2012, the world was first exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, better known as MERS. The virus originated in Saudi Arabia, and all evidence suggests that only six Middle Eastern countries have been noted spots of origination …

Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings

An outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, has prompted the South Pacific U.S. unincorporated territory of American Samoa to keep most of its schools closed through the week. At least 2,400 students and teachers have contracted the …

Less Screen Time Could Leave Children Healthier

It’s been known for decades now that couch potatoes tend to be less healthy than their more active peers. With content moving onto mobile devices, however, it is unclear whether the same link will be maintained for kids and adults …

Aspirin Doesn’t Prevent Pregnancy Loss, Shows Study

It is common in the U.S. for doctors to prescribe low doses of aspirin for prospective mothers who have had a previous pregnancy loss. This is despite the fact that aspirin therapy has not been proven to increase the likelihood …

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Prevent Heart Disease

Vitamin D is once again in the hot spot; for some reason the scientists have decided to pick on this vitamin recently. While studies have claimed that vitamin D is not all that great as people once thought was, there …

Alzheimer’s May Be Predicted by Brain Plaques

According to a new study conducted by Duke Medicine, brain scans using radioactive dye may help to predict an impending development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as future cognitive decline in otherwise healthy adults. In an article published in the …

Cholesterol Drug by Amgen Cuts LDL by 60%

A new class of experimental drugs have been proven to dramatically lower cholesterol, and may become a viable option for the 70 million Americans who have high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or “bad” cholesterol. One of these new medicines, Amgen’s Evolocumab, …

Cholesterol Medications Have a Romantic Side

U.S. News reports that new research from the American College of Cardiology’s 63 Annual Scientific Session asserts that certain cholesterol medications also improve erectile dysfunction by almost 25 percent. The soon-to-be most popular cholesterol medication in the world are of …

Cobie Smulders Talks Fitness Goals

Cobie Smulders is turning heads! However, it has nothing to do with television or film. The How I Met Your Mother star recently showed off her toned body in a skin-tight scuba outfit for the April issue cover of SELF Magazine. …

“Sodabriety” Challenge Successful at Cutting Teen Sugar Intake

Obesity is now known as an epidemic (and a disease) by the U.S. healthcare community, and the problem can largely be attributed to the abundance of sugar in the average American diet. Among the many sugary options available to American …

Naked Yoga Class Sparks Confidence

It’s no secret that yoga does wonders. For the mind, body and soul, yoga has a healing power unlike any other workout around. Yoga generates a wide variety of styles making it the perfect personalized workout. Whether hot yoga is …

Joint Pain: Try Aloe Vera For Natural Relief

There are many reasons for joint pain– overexertion, under-exertion, arthritis, bursitis… you name it. In the name of natural science, Aloe Vera does a great job of soothing aching joint pains. Remember, if you can’t move the joint or you …

Obamacare’s Glitch Disqualifies Americans From Health Care

The main Obamacare website, where Americans can apply for healthcare, has an ongoing glitch that may be telling users that they are not qualified for subsidies when they really are. This glitch has been discovered to be running for nearly …

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Delayed by FDA

Biogen Idec Inc. has stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the review process its multiple sclerosis drug called Plegridy by three months to evaluate the application, though the FDA didn’t request any further studies. Biogen had planned …

Ebola Outbreak In Guinea; Doctors Without Borders Offers Aid

Medical professionals are working hard to contain the Guinea Ebola outbreak as it has reportedly claimed up to 59 lives. “The Ebola fever epidemic raging in southern Guinea, including the prefectures of Gueckedou and Macenta, since February 9 has left …

High-Fiber Diet: The Smart Way to Get Healthy

Since time immemorial, diet advice has been handed out just like opinions. Everyone’s got one and no one is afraid to share. Sometimes, in the midst of the latest greatest diet craze, common sense gets lost or overlooked in favor …