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Weight Loss Goals: Tips For The New Year
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That magical time of year is upon us. The time of year when you’ve eaten far more than you intended to all holiday season and are wracked with guilt. It might be that after years of being out of shape, …

Plus Size Barbie: Good For Whose Self-Esteem?

A debate has emerged this week over an image shared by plussizemodeling.com on their facebook and website. Because more and more plus size models are emerging to represent plus-size shoppers, there was a question of whether or not the iconic …

Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea?
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The Facebook page Plus Size Modeling has stirred up quite the controversy by asking whether toy companies should put out a Barbie that has an expanded waistline. The page has gotten thousands of responses, with many debating whether such a …

Cameron Diaz Releases “The Body Book”

Cameron Diaz can now add the title of “author” to her CV as The Body Book has just been released. The popular actress uses the book as a platform to share her knowledge about exercise and nutrition. “If you take …

Cholesterol Levels: Keep Them Lo-Ho-Ho-W This Xmas

Cholesterol is a hot topic this week, and for good reason– the Christmas dinner rivals the gloriousness of the Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention the cookies and sweets that seem to be everywhere all season. It has since been established …

FDA to Require Food Supply Protections

Most food scares in the U.S. are caused by negligence or accidents, not someone intentionally poisoning a large amount of food. The latter scenario might seem more like the scheme of a comic book villain, but the U.S. Food and …

New Study Focuses on Blood Vessels For Alzheimer’s Treatment

Researchers this week revealed new research showing that blood vessels in the brain may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The new study has shown that specific brain blood vessel cells could prove useful for the diagnoses and/or treatment of the …

Healthiest States: Hawaii Tops The 2013 List

Hawaii is seen by many as a beautiful, tropical paradise, full of gorgeous fauna, lovely beaches, and breathtaking views. The chain of islands seems to stand as a beacon of happiness, a dot of sunshine on the American map. Now, …

Cancer Scammer Brittany Ozarowski Pleads Guilty

Turns out Brittany Ozarowski was not suffering from cancer at all. The drug addict shocked the Long Island community back in April when it was revealed that she had been scamming sympathetic folks out of their money to buy heroin. Ozarowski …

Cancer Scam: Woman Uses Donations To Buy Heroin
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The holiday season tends to have a way of making people feel more open and generous. Whether donations are going to the little red buckets beside bell-ringing Santas, church fundraisers for Christmas dinners, or to Toys for Tots programs, people …

Smoking, Drug Use Doubles Stillbirth Risks
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Its been known for years now that pregnant women smoking and imbibing other harmful substances can put their fetus risk. A new study today shows just how serious that risk can be. The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & …

Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe
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After Coca-Cola America president Steve Cahillane acknowledged that Diet Coke sales were down because of artificial sweeteners back in October, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced that the use of aspartame to sweeten Diet Coke and other colas …

Majority of Americans Want to Lose Weight, But Less Than Half Actually Try
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In addition to shopping, the Thanksgiving holiday is largely about food. Families across the U.S. last week stuffed themselves with a variety of traditional foods including Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and Though Americans look forward to holiday feasts, it seems that …

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, …