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‘Childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child,’ researchers say

‘Childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child,’ researchers say

‘Childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child,’ researchers say 2131 According to the latest estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of kids and adolescents in the US are overweight or obese. And now, researchers looking at total lifetime medical costs have estimated that, per […]

No Mass Shootings in Australia in 20 Years: How Did They Do It?

No Mass Shootings in Australia in 20 Years: How Did They Do It?

No Mass Shootings in Australia in 20 Years: How Did They Do It? Mass shootings stopped in Australia after strict new gun laws passed, researchers reported Wednesday. And overall deaths from firearms have fallen since the 1997 law, which banned certain semi-automatic and pump-action weapons and forced owners to sell […]

What is MERS? What you need to know

What is MERS? What you need to know

What is MERS? What you need to know 44 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), previously known as novel coronavirus (nCoV), is a viral respiratory illness, which was first reported in Saudi Arabia, in 2012. The source of MERS is currently unknown, though it is likely to have originated from […]

Avocados may help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol

Avocados may help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol

Avocados may help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol 42 A new study claims that consuming one avocado a day as part of a moderate-fat diet could help lower bad cholesterol among people who are overweight or obese. Consuming one avocado a day alongside a moderate-fat diet was found to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol […]

Vitamin C and E supplements may hinder athletes’ training

Vitamin C and E supplements may hinder athletes’ training

Vitamin C and E supplements may hinder athletes’ training 3.51841 With the 2014 Winter Olympics just around the corner, hundreds of athletes are in training for one of the most important competitions of their lives. But according to new research, they should stay away from vitamin C and E supplements […]

Singing exercises reduce snoring

Singing exercises reduce snoring

Singing exercises reduce snoring 52 Are you – or your partner – a chronic snorer? Joining a choir or taking singing lessons could help. A UK study found that a program of vocal exercises designed by a choir director helped reduce snoring. The clinical trial, by Exeter University and the […]

Can Too Much Vitamin D Harm Cardiovascular Health? Probably

Can Too Much Vitamin D Harm Cardiovascular Health? Probably

Can Too Much Vitamin D Harm Cardiovascular Health? Probably 11 Although vitamin D has long been known to promote bone health and protect the heart, researchers at John Hopkins reveal that vitamin D might stop conferring cardiovascular benefits and may cause harm as blood levels increase above what is considered […]

Parasitic worms may influence fertility, study finds

Parasitic worms may influence fertility, study finds

Parasitic worms may influence fertility, study finds 1 In a new study published in the journal Science, researchers reveal how parasitic worms can influence a woman’s likelihood of becoming pregnant, with one particular species found to boost chances of pregnancy. Hookworm infection was found to reduce the likelihood of pregnancy, […]

What is uveitis? What causes uveitis? What is iritis?

What is uveitis? What causes uveitis? What is iritis?

What is uveitis? What causes uveitis? What is iritis? 3.517 Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye – the uvea, also known as the uceal tract. The term Uveitis is frequently more loosely used for any inflammation of the interior of the eye. According to the CDC […]

Online CBT unlikely to benefit patients with depression, study finds

Online CBT unlikely to benefit patients with depression, study finds

Online CBT unlikely to benefit patients with depression, study finds 4 For people with depression, cognitive behavioral therapy is deemed an effective treatment option. When it comes to the computerized form of the therapy, however, a new study suggests it offers little or no benefits for individuals with the condition. […]

Prolonged sitting worsens health for heart disease patients

Prolonged sitting worsens health for heart disease patients

Prolonged sitting worsens health for heart disease patients 3.51 There is increasing evidence that sitting for long periods is bad for health, regardless of whether a person exercises. Now, a new study finds sedentary behavior may worsen the health of individuals who already have heart disease, even if they are […]

Tradjenta (linagliptin) Tablets For Diabetes Type 2 Approved By FDA

Tradjenta (linagliptin) Tablets For Diabetes Type 2 Approved By FDA

Tradjenta (linagliptin) Tablets For Diabetes Type 2 Approved By FDA 3.5174 The FDA has approved Tradjenta (linagliptin) tablets to control blood sugar in adults with diabetes type two – to be used along with diet and exercise, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly announced today. Tradjenta can be used […]

Obese Teen Boys Have Lower Testosterone Levels

Obese Teen Boys Have Lower Testosterone Levels

Obese Teen Boys Have Lower Testosterone Levels 3.536 Obese males between the ages of 14 and 20 reportedly have 50% less testosterone than their normal weight counterparts, which notably decreases their chances of being fertile when they are older. The study, published online in Clinical Endocrinology, was conducted by the […]

Why was 1918 flu pandemic so deadly? Research offers new clue

Why was 1918 flu pandemic so deadly? Research offers new clue

Why was 1918 flu pandemic so deadly? Research offers new clue 4.54 In 1918, as one global devastation in the shape of World War I came to an end, people around the world found themselves facing another deadly enemy, pandemic flu. The virus killed more than 50 million people, three […]

Green Tea: Health Benefits, Facts and Research

Green Tea: Health Benefits, Facts and Research

Green Tea: Health Benefits, Facts and Research 3.519 Green tea, native to China and India, has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries globally, but has only recently gained popularity in the US. Tea is considered the most consumed beverage in the world behind water, however 78% […]

Prolonged fasting ‘re-boots’ immune system

Prolonged fasting ‘re-boots’ immune system

Prolonged fasting ‘re-boots’ immune system 414 Results of a new study on mice and a phase 1 trial of humans suggest that prolonged cycles of fasting – for 2-4 days at a time – not only protect against toxic effects of chemotherapy, but also trigger stem cell regeneration of new […]