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Statins: The New Miracle Drug?

Statins: The New Miracle Drug?

Widely prescribed to lower cholesterol, recent studies are giving hope that statins may have even more health benefits. One study shows that a particular statin, simvastatin, seems to reduce the risk of both dementia and Parkinson’s disease in an older patient population (65 years and over.) … Some research has shown that statins might not only be able […]

April 18, 2014 / More... ( comments)

It Didn’t Take Long: Priebus Already Dancing On Sebelius’s Political Grave

The Republican National Committee, immediately upon the resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, put out a hit piece on her career signed by Chairman Reince Priebus: “Secretary Sebelius oversaw a disastrous rollout of ObamaCare, but anyone can see that there are more problems on the way. The next HHS Secretary will inherit a mess—Americans facing […]

April 10, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Sylvia Burwell WH Choice As New HHS Secretary

Sylvia Matthews Burwell, a Rhodes Scholar from West Virginia, is the White House choice to replace retiring Kathleen Sebelius. She’s most recently has been the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. At 48, she is on the other side of the digital divide from Ms. Sebelius, 65, who foundered in part […]

April 10, 2014 / More... ( comments)

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Resign

The Health and Human Services Secretary is leaving right after the end of the first enrollment period for Obamacare. Sebelius’ resignation could set the stage for a contentious election-year confirmation hearing for whomever Obama nominates to replace her. Sebelius has served as HHS secretary since the start of the Obama administration. Repost This Article Now […]

April 10, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Running As Therapy

Running give one a chance to commune with nature or, if you must stay inside, commune with the dashboard of a treadmill. Either way, it gets you into a zone that is therapeutic. Jen Miller at the New York Times: When I ran, all I thought about was running: put one foot in front of […]

March 22, 2014 / More... ( comments)

This is the latest episode of Absurdity Today, the award winning political satire series. Watch and laugh as Julianna Forlano takes on the latest fools while giving you the latest in science, with jokes. Follow Julianna on Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe to Absurdity Today on Youtube. Support our show here! Repost This Article Now read […]

March 13, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Man’s Face Rebuilt With Parts Made From 3-D Printer

Surgeons in Swansea, Wales cared for a man whose face was damaged in a motorcycle accident. Stephen Power from Cardiff in Wales is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have a procedure in which 3D printing was used at every stage. The 29-year-old suffered multiple trauma injuries in […]

March 12, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Health Costs Of Daylight Savings Time

Data shows you lose sleep for more than just one night and the cumulative effect is not good for you. According to Yvonne Harrison, a sleep specialist at Liverpool John Moores University, “The start of daylight saving time in the spring is thought to lead to the relatively inconsequential loss of one hour of sleep […]

March 8, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Pill That Could Help Humans Live Longer

A protein called sirtuin1 has been found to prolong the lives of mice and delay the onset of age-related disease. SIRT1 and its sister protein SIRT2 are known to play a important roles in metabolism across a wide range of species. They are involved in DNA repair and gene regulation, and may help to prevent […]

February 28, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Study Shows Why Dark Chocolate Is Good For Your Heart

This doesn’t mean you can skip your veggies or binge on Snicker bars but there is finally some health news that will leave a good taste in your mouth. The March 2014 issue of the Science Journal FASEB reveals why dark chocolate is good for you. It might seem too good to be true, but […]

February 28, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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