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Nut Consumption Linked to Lower Death Rates 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. …

Flu Vaccinations Are Up, But Not Enough Flu Vaccinations Are Up, But Not Enough
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While the days are getting a little shorter and cooler, there’s something lurking around the corner that takes away from the fall bliss–flu season. Flu shots are now available at many medical offices and pharmacies, and during a news conference …

Stroke Risk Cut by Vitamin B, Shows Study Stroke Risk Cut by Vitamin B, Shows Study

A new study published recently in the journal Neurology has shown that vitamin B supplements could help cut the risk of stroke. The study found that vitamin B could lower the risk of stroke by up to 7%, though several …

FDA Sounds-Off On Mobile Medical Apps FDA Sounds-Off On Mobile Medical Apps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued guidance on mobile medical apps, a group of increasingly popular mobile applications that take the place of more traditional medical devices. The agency will “exercise enforcement discretion” in its regulation, …

Lil Wayne Chats with Katie Couric, Talks Retirement and Seizures Lil Wayne Chats with Katie Couric, Talks Retirement and Seizures

The famous 2009 interview between former network anchorwoman, Katie Couric, and rapper Lil Wayne wasn’t just your regular, routine interview. The two forged an unexpected bond that’s spanned over the past 4 years. Now, he’s stopped by Couric’s syndicated talk …

Alleged Fourth Porn Star Tests Positive for HIV Alleged Fourth Porn Star Tests Positive for HIV
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According to The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), another U.S. porn star was tested positive for contracting HIV, making it the fourth such case in the last 30 days. AHF told the Huffington Post on Tuesday that the unnamed male performer told …