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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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 …

Heavy Opioid Abusers Often Have Prescriptions, Shows Study

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today highlighted new research showing that Doctors themselves often supply patients at risk for opioid overdose. The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, shows …

Adult ADHD: Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, And Fixes For You

“When I can’t pay attention, I really can’t pay attention,” says Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 singer recently revealed that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a “Own Your ADHD” PSA. Levine wanted to share his struggle to encourage …

Extra Calories Could Help Slow Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease) is a debilitating motor neuron disease that can make it difficult for those affected to move or even breathe. For decades now doctors and other researchers have been searching for …

Detox Diets: Before You Do It, Read This

Detoxification is something that the body does naturally to get rid of or keep toxins in check. The human body is exposed to different toxins every day, from the food we eat, the liquids we guzzle, and even the environment, …

New Painkiller Zohydro: What Parents And Patients Need To Know

Painkiller junkies who’ve diligently done research are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pill called Zohydro. Meanwhile, a well-meaning coalition of health professionals is also anticipating – the imminent demise of such existing abusers and legitimate patients alike. They are …

Seasonal Allergies: Get Rid Of This Yearly Nuisance

You know what’s terrible? After months of freezing, icy, and depressingly gray weather, spring brings with it a whole new problem for a significant portion of Americans: seasonal allergies. That’s right, spring is not the welcome rescue from winter for …

Mumps Outbreak: 14 Fordham Dorm Students Infected Since January

An outbreak of the mumps has spread across two of the Fordham University campuses, with the number of infected students rising each day since Monday. “The University community was notified that there has now been one case of suspected mumps …

Bing Launches 3 New Windows Phone Apps Bing Launches 3 New Windows Phone Apps

Microsoft just announced the launch of three new Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8: Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness and Bing Travel. Bing Food & Drink includes 600,000 recipes, a wine guide to 1.5 million different bottles, …

More Chemicals Linked to Child Brain Disorders

A new study out of Harvard has identified six new chemicals that may be related to spikes in brain disorders in children. Researchers are concerned that toxic chemicals may be part of the rise in autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), …

Jim Henson’s Son Dies Of Heart Attack At Age 48

John Henson died at his home in Saugerties, New York on Friday. According to his sister Cheryl Henson, he died of a sudden heart attack after building an igloo with his daughter. Henson was 48. John Henson was the fourth …

Proximity to Fast Food Linked to Childhood Obesity

Fast food restaurants are ubiquitous in the U.S. Small-town streets across the country are lined with a variety of junk food, displaying the troubled American relationship with food that has helped cause obesity levels health researchers now refer to as …

Best Exercise Equipment To Manage Weight While Managing Pain
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So the holidays ended, resolutions were made, and now the local gym you joined is counting on you to nix your newfound cardio routine. Perhaps the fervor to be fit fizzled out around the same time your vegan diet and …