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Christmas Biggest Day For Fatal Heart Attacks

The second biggest day is December 26, followed by January 1. According to the Centers for Disease Control, high blood pressure affects one in three Americans. Add on chronic stress, and experts say there’s a reason that high blood pressure is called the silent killer. “You can have it and have virtually no symptoms and […]

A new study reveals that there may be too much time being spent at the doughnut shop. Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41 per cent of boys in blue are obese, according to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Social workers, clergy and counsellors come in second, with 35.6 per […]

Three cups of coffee a day can lower risk of diabetes and give you a smaller waist and better body mass index. The study involved 9,000 people. Coffee – but not tea – also appeared to be linked with lower blood pressure, though it’s not clear why. (The new finding contradicts previous studies linking coffee […]

Under the heading of things you did not realize the Obama Administration was doing for you, last month they proposed rules requiring more disclosure of clinical trial results for new drugs.  Why is this important? This is a very scary fact about modern medicine: if researchers don’t like the results they get from clinical trials, […]

President Has Acid Reflux

President Obama stopped at Walter Reed military hospital Saturday complaining of a sore throat and was diagnosed width acid reflux. “The president’s symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly,” Obama’s doctor, Captain Ronny Jackson, said in a statement. Acid reflux is a condition in which the […]

You’re Not Sleeping Enough

This is true of most Americans and it is damaging your health. The two-hour “Sleepless in America,” a collaboration by NatGeo, National Institutes of Health and The Public Good Projects, debuted on Sunday night. The gist: Everyone is tired. No one gets enough sleep. And then this: Chronic sleep deprivation could have irreparable damage to […]

Scientists now say it’s when, not if, there will be a cure. Scientists at the AIDS Institute at the University of Miami say 25 years of research has seen leaps and bounds in the search for a cure for the virus. Scientist at the Institute are hard at work dissecting the HIV virus, which causes […]

The secret, say scientists, is skincare tailored to an individual’s DNA. The new treatment, developed by one of Britain’s leading scientific innovators, is personally tailored to each individual and could revolutionise how women – and maybe even men – approach their daily skincare regime. It relies on a new microchip that allows the product’s creators […]

A new study shows that mindfulness combined with yoga reduces the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program developed decades ago at the University of Massachusetts to help seriously ill patients cope with pain, such as from advanced cancer or AIDS. But in recent years that program has been adapted […]

According to Villanova University, 90 percent of Americans have some caffeine every day. While most of us are aware of the stimulative effect the world’s most widely used drug has on our brain, its effects on other parts of our body are not as widely known. Here’s a short list of some of the most […]

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