New Study Suggests Air Pollution Consequences

Air pollution exposure has long been suspected to increase the risk of both heart and lung diseases, but another important organ may also be at risk of injury from this contaminated air: the brain. Researchers at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) annual meeting in Chicago recently detailed the impact that constant […]

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On February 18, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Is Sugar Killing You?

A new study — the biggest of its kind — is warning that America’s love affair with sugary food and drink is also doubling our risk of a heart-related premature death. While previous research has indicated that consumption of added sugars can negatively affect health, the new study — published inJAMA Internal Medicine — is the […]

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On February 4, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Obesity Factors Appear in Kindergarten

A child’s weight during kindergarten may serve as a strong predictor of whether he or she will develop childhood obesity later in life. New research from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health suggests that the development of childhood obesity is strongly established by kindergarten – as overweight 5-year-olds are four times as likely as […]

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On January 30, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Comedians Found to Have “Different” Personalities

Having an unusual personality structure could be the secret to making other people laugh, scientists said on Thursday after research showed that comedians have high levels of psychotic personality traits. In a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers analyzed comedians from Australia, Britain and the United States and found they scored significantly higher on […]

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On January 16, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Sensa One of Four Weight Loss Companies Targeted by the Feds

  That “miracle” weight-loss product you’ve seen on TV may not live up to the hype. The Federal Trade Commission has charged four companies with deceptive advertising related to their weight loss products. “Operation Failed Resolution,” as the FTC calls it, is an effort by the federal agency to crack down on companies’ misleading claims […]

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On January 13, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

If you don’t have high blood pressure now, odds are you will. About 31 percent of adult Americans have hypertension, but more than 66 percent of people over age 60 do, because blood pressure tends to increase with age. You might not know you have it, however—there aren’t any symptoms. “Your first clue may be […]

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On December 13, 2013, posted in: Latest News by

Number of Children Injured in High Chairs Increases

Every year, about 9,400 young children in the U.S. are injured falling off high chairs, a new study finds. Doctors warn that despite the chairs’ perceived safety, children in high chairs can be harmed if a chair is not used properly. The study also showed that the rate of such injuries increased by 22 percent […]

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On December 10, 2013, posted in: Latest News by

Number of Dementia Cases Expected to Rise Dramatically

Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 million people worldwide and set to more than treble to 135 million people by 2050, health experts and campaigners said on Thursday. Fresh estimates from the advocacy group Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) showed a 17 percent increase in the number of people […]

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On December 5, 2013, posted in: Latest News by

Men and Women are Truely Wired Differently

Men aren’t from Mars and women aren’t from Venus, but their brains really are wired differently, a new study suggests. The research, which involved imaging the brains of nearly 1,000 adolescents, found that male brains had more connections within hemispheres, whereas female brains were more connected between hemispheres. The results, which apply to the population as a whole and […]

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On December 3, 2013, posted in: Latest News by

Blind Passenger Gets a Plane Full of Support

A US Airways Express flight from Philadelphia to Long Island was canceled Wednesday night after passengers rallied behind a blind man who was removed from the flight after his service dog became restless. Albert Rizzi said the argument began when a crew member told him to put his service dog under the seat in front of […]

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On November 15, 2013, posted in: Latest News by