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How To Avoid Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can do a lot more than just make you itch. They can make you really sick. The Zika Virus, Malaria and Dengue fever are just a few of the many conditions that are linked to mosquito bites. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to avoid mosquitoes. Time Your Outings You can […]

When It Comes to Menopause, Hormones Rule!

Before I started Menopause, my Hormones were a part of my anatomy and physiology that I never really gave a great deal of thought to. Since Menopause hit me I now wish that I could harness the balance that they used to maintain in my body. Once our Hormones, male and female, go haywire, basically […]

Study Suggests Being Sedentary Is More Dangerous Than Obesity

Study Suggests Being Sedentary Is More Dangerous Obesity

According to a report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, being sedentary is much more dangerous than being obese. The data presented in the report says that leading a sedentary lifestyle is twice as dangerous as being obese and that as little as a 20-minute brisk walk each day can reduce the risk […]

Insulin Nazal Spray Could Help With Alzheimer Symptoms

Insulin Nazal Spray Could Help With Alzheimer Symptoms

A study conducted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reported that a nasal spray which contains manufactured insulin can help with certain cognitive impairments associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The drug can have positive effects on both older adults who suffer from mild cognitive impairment also called MCI or mild and moderate Alzheimer’s dementia. The study […]

Study Shows Cancer May Come Randomly

Study Shows Cancer May Come Randomly

A recent study performed by John Hopkins University suggested that cancer, in the vast majority of cases isn’t the result of genetics or life and environmental factors, but rather a stroke of bad luck. The results have left many surprised while the medical community has raised some questions in regards to the methodology and results […]

Hugs Are A Key Aspect Of Staying Healthy

Hugs Are A Key Aspect Of Staying Healthy

The simple hug apparently can be far more than a way to show affection as recently published research shows that hugs are a key aspect of staying healthy or even recovering from the common cold. Research carried out by Carnegie Mellon University has shown that social connections have a pretty big role in a person’s general […]

Ebola Vaccine Trials Halted

Ebola Vaccine Trials Halted

Clinical trials held for Merck and NewLink’s new Ebola vaccine have been halted as a safety precaution after four patients have said they feel joint pains. The clinical trials are being done at the University of Geneva Hospital where the four patients are being monitored around the clock. The team which is leading the study […]

Smoking Rate In The U.S. Hits Record Low

Smoking Rate In The U.S. Hits Record Low

According to recently published data by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cigarette smoking for adults in the U.S. has dropped be over 3 percent from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013. This marks the lowest recorded data since the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey started registering it in 1965. […]

Obesity Can Shorten Lifespan By Nearly 8 Years

Obesity Can Shorten Lifespan By Nearly 8 Years

A recently published study performed by a team form McGill University shows how obesity can shorten life expectancy by up to 8 years. Healthy lifespan can also be reduced by a whopping two decades of healthy years because of obesity associated diseases like diabetes or heart disease. Professor Steven Grover , M.D. the lead author […]

Worldwide Obesity Costs Have Soared In Recent Years

Worldwide Obesity Costs Have Soared In Recent Years

A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute released to the public this Thursday announced that the cost of obesity on a global scale has just passed the $2 trillion a year mark. This puts it at the same level with alcoholism and just under the cost of smoking. The study classified obesity as part of […]

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