All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Health’

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), and dyslexia diagnoses over the past few decades. The study, published this weekend in the journal Lancet Neurology, has labeled …

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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 child of the late Muppets creator, Jim Henson and Jane Nabel Henson. He appeared in Sesame Street and Numerosity during …

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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 an epidemic. In case there was any doubt that fast food is strongly linked with being overweight, a new study …

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Best Exercise Equipment To Manage Weight While Managing Pain

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 juice detox did, or maybe it just… never happened at all. Now it’s February and that abdominal adipose inner tube …

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Diabetes Awareness: Focus on Black Community

Diabetes is a serious problem for many Americans, but an especially serious one among the African-American community, where there is a much greater risk for the disease than any other, according to Market Wired. 26 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, 4.9 million of adult-aged sufferers are African American. During Black History Month, the American Diabetes Association …

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Caffeine Use Disorder: Turns Out It’s a Thing

With a Starbucks on every city street corner, Americans are well-aware of the fact that they like their coffee. With phrases like, “No coffee, no workey” and “I’m a zombie without my coffee” a part of the common vernacular, most Americans consume this socially accepted drug on a daily basis, be it through coffee, soda, or energy drinks. But a …

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Zinc Supplements Studied For The Common Cold

Although Americans are hit with 1 billion colds each year, most view it as some invisible enemy to which they’ll inevitably succumb. We wait until the running nose and sore throat symptoms set in and then head to our local pharmacy to self-medicate or hit the nearest urgent care so we can try to make it to work the next …

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Netflix Introduces The ‘Get Fit With Netflix’ Workout

Netflix has uploaded a series of videos showing you how to work out while you watch Netflix. They’ve enlisted fitness expert Niki Wibrow to demonstrate. “The great thing about Netflix is that it can fit around you and your lifestyle, so I’ve devised a workout or a few workouts that you can do at home – in the comfort of …

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Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention

It is no longer a disputed fact as to whether or not obesity is an epidemic, especially here in the United States. Obesity rates in children have doubled over the past 30 years, while obesity rates in adolescents have tripled. In 2013, the CDC reports that over 1/3 of US adults are currently obese. Despite acknowledging the issues, scientists have …

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Jane Fonda Says “Staying Active” is the Key to Long Life

Jane Fonda, the famous 76-year-old actress and fitness activist credits an active lifestyle for keeping her emotionally centered and healthy later in life. “I believe in fitness,” Fonda says. “Whether you’re young, old, whether you’ve ever been exercising or just starting. It’s important. Maybe the most important thing in having a successful, long life.” The star, who released her 23rd …

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Vitamin D Not As Beneficial As Once Thought

Many people swear by vitamins and take them every day. Others only take them when they feel like they need to or are looking for certain benefits. Although vitamins have been labeled as beneficial for years, a new study shows that Vitamin D may not have any benefits. Vitamin D is said to help protect against bone problems, stroke, cancer …

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Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official

We reported two years ago that Google contact lenses were likely on the way, after Glass was unveiled, and finding that one of the engineers had previously given a talk discussing such devices. Now, Google has actually announced smart contact lenses. It’s not what you think though. It’s not the contact lens version of Google Glass. At least not yet. …

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