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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 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 …

Dark Chocolate Health Benefits Explained by New Study Dark Chocolate Health Benefits Explained by New Study

The health benefits of dark chocolate, at least when consumed in moderate amounts, have been known throughout history. Exactly why this is the case, though, hasn’t been truly understood until now. New research presented at the 247th National Meeting & …

Omega-3 Supplements Vs. Foods That Have Them Omega-3 Supplements Vs. Foods That Have Them

Having trouble getting the kids to sleep? Surely your first answer isn’t to reach for a bottle of pills when you aren’t sure what’s in them. But, as a new study came out showing evidence of a link between omega-3 …

Alzheimer’s Disease Could be Detected by Blood Test Alzheimer’s Disease Could be Detected by Blood Test

Globally, 44 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, with 4.7 million of those living here in the United States. By 2050, that number will increase to nearly 14 million in the US and 115 million worldwide, according to the World …

Seasonal Allergies Going Bonkers? Blame Weather Seasonal Allergies Going Bonkers? Blame Weather

One moment it’s reasonably warm, giving you all the hope against hope in the world that spring might come early. The next day, it’s below freezing. Such has been the crazy weather over the past couple of weeks. If that …

Heart-Healthy Foods: Have You Been Duped? Heart-Healthy Foods: Have You Been Duped?

Not every food item advertised as “healthy” on television is actually good for you. Unfortunately not every consumer takes this into consideration when handing over their money in exchange for sugary so-called natural snacks. If you are guilty of this …

HIV Cure For Babies: Success Number Two Raises Optimism HIV Cure For Babies: Success Number Two Raises Optimism

Doctors at an AIDS conference in Boston revealed on Wednesday that a female baby that was born with the AIDS virus may have possibly been cured after getting treated soon after birth. The baby, born in Los Angeles, California last …

HIV Prevention Shot Shows Promise HIV Prevention Shot Shows Promise

An experimental drug to prevent HIV has been showing a lot of promise, according to researchers. At the AIDS conference on Tuesday, AIDS expert Dr. Robert Grant from the Gladstone Institute said that the drug has been tested on two …