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Weight Loss Surgery May Make You Younger
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It would be a beauty and youth-seeker’s dream come true: Weight loss surgery not only getting rid of excess pounds, but perhaps making you younger in the process. This was the preliminary result of research released by Stanford University. The …

Video Games Could Increase Cognitive Skills, Shows Study

A new study has shown that playing video games could increase the health and social skills of children. The research is set to be published in the journal American Psychologist. The study was a review of research into the possible …

Flaming Hot Cheetos Sends Kids to the Hospital

Frito Lays’ Flamin’ Hot Cheetos motto is “dangerously cheesy”, which seems to be a fitting warning for children that can’t stomach the spicy red puffed cornmeal snacks. Kids and adults who are overstuffing their faces with the treat are winding …

ADHD Diagnoses Still Rising, Shows Study
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A new study has found that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnoses are still on the rise in the U.S. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that 6.4 million American children had been …

Your Next-Gen Condoms Could Be Made of Graphene

This past May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lamented that the condom, one of the most simple tools ever devised to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, hasn’t really been improved upon in five decades. …

Nut Consumption Linked to Lower Death Rates

A new study has found that eating nuts can significantly lower the risk of death for all causes. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at two large, long-term study databases from the Nurses’ Health Study …

CDC Recommends Limits For Antibiotic Use in Children

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week issued a new report and guidance urging physicians to cut back on antibiotic use in children. Specifically, the CDC has called on doctors to cut back on prescribing antibiotics …

New Cholesterol Guideline Means Positive Change For The Future

High cholesterol effects a multitude of Americans, all of different ages, races, genders, and backgrounds, and has been linked to a variety of other health issues, including obesity and heart problems. As such, guideline changes concerning cholesterol effect many people, …

New Statin Guidelines Drop Rigid Cholesterol Targets
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A recent study from the combined efforts of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology has many wondering whether it is time to consider taking statins on a regular basis to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. The …

NY Mayor Bloomberg Sounds Off on Trans Fat Ban

Earlier today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new classification for trans fats that would essentially ban partially hydrogenated oils from being used in food. While the proposal has reignited a national debate government regulation and public …

FDA: Trans Fats Unsafe, to be Banned in Foods FDA: Trans Fats Unsafe, to be Banned in Foods
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced its intention to classify trans fats known as partially hydrogenated oils as not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. The classification is set to go into effect after 60 …

Testosterone May Cause Heart Risk

Any man presently experiencing heart problems and using injections of testosterone may want to listen closely. A new study has been released that claims men in the previously mentioned group may have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. …

Doctors Discover New Ligament in Human Knee
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Though it’s generally assumed that all parts of the human body have been mapped and accounted for, it turns out that the study of human anatomy isn’t quite complete. Two Belgian surgeons have recently published a paper in the Journal …

Malaria Rates Rise Drastically in U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released data revealing that 1,925 Americans were diagnosed with malaria in 2011. Five of those Americans died from malaria or complications arising from the disease. According to the CDC this …

Doctors Come Up With More Specific Pregnancy Terms

Heads up, pregnant mamas–if you’re closing in on week 37 of your pregnancy and are excited because you thought your baby was finally going to be considered “full-term,” think again. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced yesterday …

Diet Coke’s Artificial Sweetener Causes Sales Drop Diet Coke’s Artificial Sweetener Causes Sales Drop

There have been a lot of growing concerns lately over the artificial sweeteners used in Diet Coke and other foods and beverages. We’ve heard for years about how certain artificial sweeteners can cause cancer and heart disease and contributes to …

Craze Supplement Contains Meth-Like Substance
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Did someone bring Mr. White out of, ah, retirement? If you use Craze Performance Fuel for your workout boost, you might want to think twice, as Harvard researchers say the supplement contains a compound similar to meth. The company behind …

Michael Douglas Lied About His Cancer Type
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Remember when the news broke about actor Michael Douglas having throat cancer that he said wasn’t caused by smoking, but by oral sex? That was a difficult image to purge from the memory, and as it turns out, Douglas didn’t …

Glass Half Full? It Could Be Your Genetics
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People that see the world in a dark light and focus on the negatives in life could have that outlook partially due to their genetics. A new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia has uncovered a genetic …

Incidence of Infants Sharing a Bed Rising, Says NIH

The NIH this week revealed results from the National Infant Sleep Position Study that show that the incidence of infants sharing a bed with an adult or another child has more than doubled over the past two decades. Nearly 14% …

Alzheimer’s: A Discovery of Two New Gene Mutations

A research team from the Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered two gene mutations that could cause late onset Alzheimer’s disease in humans. The good news, according to the researchers, this can help in the prevention and treatment of the disease. …