August 2014


Active ImageBe Religious About What Really Matters; Take Shortcuts With the Rest. Check Out Our Guide to Being a Sensible Slacker

It's not your imagination: Our bodies simply become higher maintenance after 40. Indulgences of food or drink are quicker to take revenge. Muscles require more maintenance.

To read the full article Health Rules You Can Rewrite After 40, click here.
Active ImageThe Truth Behind 13 of Your Body's Physical Quirks -- and Easy Moves That Leave You Feeling Your Best

To read the full article The Odd Body Explained , click here.

Active ImageBe Religious About What Really Matters; Take Shortcuts With the Rest. Check Out Our Guide to Being a Sensible Slacker

It's not your imagination: Our bodies simply become higher maintenance after 40. Indulgences of food or drink are quicker to take revenge. Muscles require more maintenance.

To read the full article Health Rules You Can Rewrite After 40, click here.

Active ImageHow Teens Make Decisions

A new study provides some explanation as to why young teens might practice poor judgment when it comes drugs and having sex.  

To read the full story How Teens Make Decisions, click here.

Active ImageFeeling frazzled? 8 ways to decrease stress
Meditation, music can help lower body's fight-or-flight response


Poor cortisol: It means well but just doesn't know when to quit. Produced by your adrenal glands, this "stress hormone" helps regulate blood pressure and the immune system during a sudden crisis, whether a physical attack or an emotional setback.

To read the full story Feeling frazzled? 8 ways to decrease stress, click here.

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Eating Heart-Healthy In Restaurants
Peter Moore of Men's Health Magazine Tells How, On The Early Show


Eating out doesn't have to mean consuming foods that contribute to heart disease.

On The Early Show Tuesday, Men's Health magazine Editor Peter Moore discussed healthy options in three different types of cuisines, Italian, Mexican, and Chinese, and talked about menu "warning" words that can hint at unhealthy choices, and menu "friends" that could point to the opposite.

To read the full article Eating Heart-Healthy In Restaurants, click here.


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Oh, behave! Embarrassing body quirks, solved
Banish bewildering skin tags, dry mouth, spider veins or flatulence


You do right by your body, and in return you expect it to behave — but as the years go by, it can start to rebel and embarrass you on a regular basis. From excess gas to skin tags, these minor physical betrayals don't threaten your health, but they can present major challenges to your self-esteem and body image and make you feel older than you are.

To read the full story Oh, behave! Embarrassing body quirks, solved, click here.

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Tips on Prevention and Information on New Treatments


About 30 million people in the United States are believed to suffer from migraine headaches, with women three times more likely than men to experience them.

To read the full story Migraines 101: Symptoms, Triggers, Treatment, click here.

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Valentine's Day still rich in romance, sex

The sluggish economy might make sweethearts a little stingier when buying Valentine's Day gifts, but it hasn't slowed down their sex lives.

To read the full story Valentine's Day still rich in romance, sex, click here.

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There is nothing like the suggestion of a cancer riskto freak out a parent, especially one of the hypereducated, ecoconscious ilk. So you can imagine the reaction when a recent USA Today investigation of air quality around the nation’s schools singled out those in the smugly green hamlet of Berkeley, Calif., as being among the worst in the country.

To read the full story The Toxic Paradox, click here.

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Statins Fall Short in Breast Cancer Prevention

They've been hailed as miracle drugs for the heart, but statins aren't getting rave reviews when it comes to cancer prevention.

To read the full story Statins Fall Short in Breast Cancer Prevention, click here.

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Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk
Study: Long-term pot smokers face highest chance of developing disease


Marijuana use may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer, in particular a more aggressive form of the disease, according to a U.S. study published on Monday.

To read the full story Marijuana may raise testicular cancer risk, click here.

Active ImageCBS Evening News Exclusive: Vaccine-Safety Group Study Shows Higher Instance Of Medical Side-Effects Than Another Vaccine

There are new concerns about Gardasil, the vaccine that prevents a virus that caused cervical cancer. It's approved for girls as young as nine. And five million have received it since it was approved two years ago. The FDA and its maker insist it's safe. But CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has exclusive information on some very serious side effects.

To read the full story New Worries About Gardasil Safety, click here.

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A territorial cat or dog can make a new relationship messy

Every morning, Jill Kessler whispered sweet nothings to her rottweiler, Tor. “I love you; you’re my sweetest boy,” she’d coo to him. One morning, she heard a voice from the other room: “I love you, too, honey,” her husband, Steve, called to her.

To read the full story When your pet hates your partner, click here.

Active ImageDrugmakers Spent Millions Marketing Pills, Some Experts Doubt Validity Of Illness

Two drugmakers spent hundreds of millions of dollars last year to raise awareness of a murky illness, helping boost sales of pills recently approved as treatments and drowning out unresolved questions - including whether it's a real disease at all.

To read the full story Fibromyalgia: Disease Or Marketing Ploy?, click here.

Active ImageIf these nutrition powerhouses are not on your plate, it's time to taste them.

Many Americans have an adventurous spirit, but perhaps not always when it comes to food. Learn which foods are good for your mind and body.

People tend to eat what they know how to prepare, and they may be reluctant to invest in a new food if they're not sure if it tastes good, said Joanne Ikeda, a nutritionist emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley.

To read the full story The 10 Healthiest Foods You've Never Tried, click here.

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 Are the Wrong Kids Getting Vitamins?
Children Who Could Possibly Benefit From Vitamins Aren't The Ones Taking Them


As scientific debate continues over the importance of vitamin supplements, a new study suggests that the children receiving them stand to benefit the least.

To read the full article Are the Wrong Kids Getting Vitamins? , click here.

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Red wine and resveratrol: Good for your heart?

Red wine and something in red wine called resveratrol might be heart healthy. Learn the facts, and hype, regarding red wine and its impact on your heart.

To read the full story Red wine and resveratrol: Good for your heart?, click here.

Active ImageDoes diabetes make the mind go to pieces?

Sweet sugar. That's the Greek translation of the word glucose, the substance our bodies make to use for energy. Glucose and the glucose-regulating hormone insulin have long been studied by scientists looking for a cure for diabetes. Now the substances are increasingly coming under the study of brain scientists because it appears they might just be golden keys to brain health as we age.

To read the full story Does diabetes make the mind go to pieces?, click here.

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Senate Likely to Pass Bill on Kids' Health Insurance
SCHIP Could Cover 11 Million Children


The Senate is expected to approve a bill today that provides health insurance to about 11 million low-income children, paving the way for President Obama to claim an early legislative victory and collect a quick down payment on his campaign pledge to guarantee care to every American child.

To read the full story Senate Likely to Pass Bill on Kids' Health Insurance, click here.

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 Home Repair Raises Lead Levels in Kids
Study Shows Renovations in Older Homes Can Be Source of Lead in Children's Blood


Repair, renovation, and painting of older homes can raise lead in the blood of children living in such environments to dangerous levels, the CDC says.

To read the full story Home Repair Raises Lead Levels in Kids, click here.

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Concussion Damage Follows for Decades

For the 50,000 to 300,000 athletes who sustain concussions in the United States each year, a new study brings bad news about their future mental health. In the first study to look at long-term effects of sports-related concussions, findings show former athletes who sustained concussions more than 30 years ago still suffer problems with memory, attention span and movement.

To read the full story Concussion Damage Follows for Decades, click here.

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More evidence ties preemie birth to autism
Study: Whatever causes developmental disorder may force early delivery


A U.S. study looking at children born more than three months prematurely provided fresh evidence on Thursday linking pre-term birth and autism.

To read the full story More evidence ties preemie birth to autism, click here.

Active ImageCommon Chemicals Linked to Infertility
New Study Reveals Possible Link; Experts Say Findings Still Too Preliminary


In the current issue of Human Reproduction, researchers suggest that chemicals called perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs for short, might be linked to delays in getting pregnant. But study authors and experts in the field caution that the findings are preliminary and mainly highlight an area that needs more research.

To read the full story Common Chemicals Linked to Infertility, click here.