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Obesity Rates Prediction: U.S. Will Get Even Fatter Obesity Rates Prediction: U.S. Will Get Even Fatter
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A report released today predicts that by the year 2030, 13 U.S. states could have obesity rates above 60% and 39 could have rates above 50%. The report, titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012, was …

Organic Foods Are No Better For Your Health Organic Foods Are No Better For Your Health
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Growing up as a sloven computer nerd, I cared not for my health. It turns out that my health is actually pretty important. That’s why I make a conscious effort to eat healthier. This means that I spend more on …

Immunizations at Walmart to Expand Nationwide Immunizations at Walmart to Expand Nationwide
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Walmart this week announced it will expand its immunization offerings to more than 2,700 Walmart stores across the U.S. It will work with Mollen Immunization Clinics to offer ten of the immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and …

Inactivity Health Risk Concerns Greatest For Children, Survey Says Inactivity Health Risk Concerns Greatest For Children, Survey Says
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A survey released this week indicates that U.S. adults rate “not enough exercise” as their leading concern for children’s health. The survey, the National Poll on Children’s Health, was conducted by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of …

Depression: This Video Game Is Designed To Help, And It May Come To iPads And Android Tablets Depression: This Video Game Is Designed To Help, And It May Come To iPads And Android Tablets
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Can video games help teenagers deal with depression? That’s the question that a team of researchers and specialists from the University of Auckand is trying to solve. Several years ago, the game SPARX was created with funding from the Ministry …

Computer Screens Are Killing Our Eyes Because We Work Too Hard Computer Screens Are Killing Our Eyes Because We Work Too Hard
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I think we all know the negative consequences of staring at a screen for too long. It can lead to premature blindness and other eye problems. The only problem is that almost every job today requires a significant amount of …

High Cholesterol: Doctors Debate Whether Children Should Be Tested High Cholesterol: Doctors Debate Whether Children Should Be Tested
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High cholesterol should be a concern for everyone, including children. However, following a government-appointed panel’s recommendation that widespread screening be implemented for America’s youth, some doctors believe such practices should be frowned upon. According to thoughts published in Pediatrics on …

Hepatitis C: Hospital Worker Charged with Infecting Patients Hepatitis C: Hospital Worker Charged with Infecting Patients
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The Hepatitis C outbreak at a New Hampshire hospital has been linked to former worker David Matthew Kwiatkowski, who is thought to have infected at least 30 people during his employment as a medical technician in the cardiac catheterization lab. …

Obesity Drug Qsymia Approved by the FDA Obesity Drug Qsymia Approved by the FDA

Obesity drug Qsymia, which is manufactured by California pharmaceutical company Vivus, has been cleared for consumption by the masses. This marks the second weight-loss drug to get the stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration in just under …

If You Spend a Lot of Time Online, You Probably Have a Mental Disorder If You Spend a Lot of Time Online, You Probably Have a Mental Disorder
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Never mind ruining your eyesight, alienating your friends, or developing a serious Vitamin D deficiency — apparently spending too much time in front of a computer screen could lead to serious mental health disorders. According to a recent study perpetrated …

The Snuggery: Cuddle Up with a Stranger for $60 an Hour The Snuggery: Cuddle Up with a Stranger for $60 an Hour
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Who doesn’t love a good cuddle every now and then? Unless you’re just violently opposed to human contact, a good snuggle is a fantastic way to rid yourself of stress, depression, and general anxiety. However, not everyone has a suitable …

Quit Smoking: Prepare to Gain a Few Unwanted Pounds Quit Smoking: Prepare to Gain a Few Unwanted Pounds
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Attempting to quit smoking is, according to a lot of people, one of the hardest things you’ll ever attempt to do in your entire life. Once you’re hooked, kicking the habit is harder than quitting most hardcore narcotics. Of course, …

Artificial Sweeteners Are Not a Magic Wand for Your Waistline Artificial Sweeteners Are Not a Magic Wand for Your Waistline
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Artificial sweeteners may sound like a golden pathway to the land of the slim, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on these alternatives helping you to lose weight all by themselves. For someone like me, a guy who puts away …

Sunburn: Your Body’s Way of Maintaining Balance Sunburn: Your Body’s Way of Maintaining Balance
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Sunburns are beyond annoying, which is why I don’t spend very much time out in the sun. When your pasty white Irish blood causes you to fry like a pork sausage whenever you step out into a beautiful summer afternoon, …

Diabetes: Americans Aren’t Taking Care of Themselves Diabetes: Americans Aren’t Taking Care of Themselves
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Diabetes, whether you’re ready to admit it or not, is a serious problem in this country. At present, there are reportedly over 23 million individuals currently living with the disease in the United States alone, compared to the 366 million …

HIV Test: Over-the-Counter Version Approved by the FDA HIV Test: Over-the-Counter Version Approved by the FDA
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An HIV test approved for home use by the FDA is scheduled to become available to the American population this October, according to CBS News. OraQuick, which will be available at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and various online pharmacies, should run …

Spam’s 75th Birthday: Deep Down, You Know You Love It Spam’s 75th Birthday: Deep Down, You Know You Love It
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Spam’s 75th birthday is a cause for celebration. Seriously! Anyone who has a complete and utter disregard for the edible substances they stuff into their gaping maws can attest to the incomparable joy associated with jamming this delicious mystery meat …

51-Pound Tumor Removed from New Jersey Woman’s Belly 51-Pound Tumor Removed from New Jersey Woman’s Belly
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If the idea of having a 51-pound tumor removed from your gut sounds like something straight out of your worst nightmare, perhaps you should consider skimming over this particular story. Otherwise, you may find yourself gagging and/or running from the …

3D Printers Continue To Be The Most Amazing Invention Ever 3D Printers Continue To Be The Most Amazing Invention Ever
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If you’ve been following our coverage of 3D printers, you know that I’m absolutely in love with them. They enable all sorts of amazing creations that were previously unheard of in the world of science, medicine and, perhaps most importantly, …

Alzheimer’s: Easter Island Soil May Reverse the Disease Alzheimer’s: Easter Island Soil May Reverse the Disease
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Alzheimer’s disease runs in my wife’s side of the family, which, of course, is a cause for serious concern. It’s been proven that people who have a history of AD in their bloodline are often at risk for the disease …

Diabetes Treatment: Bristol-Myers Buys Amylin Pharmaceuticals Diabetes Treatment: Bristol-Myers Buys Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, which develops a handful of diabetes treatment medications, was purchased by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. for a staggering $5 billion in cash. The buyout comes about a month after FDA approval for generic versions of Bristol-Myers’ blood thinner Plavix …