August 2014


deitmenopause124x170.jpgMenopausal women who lose weight eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables could reduce or eliminate their hot flashes and night sweats, a large new study suggests.

One reason the researchers looked at weight loss as a way of dealing with menopausal symptoms was because of long-standing research linking hormone-replacement therapy to heart disease and breast cancer.

To read the full article Diet, Weight Loss Ease Menopause Symptoms: Study, click here.
artichoke124x170.jpgStuck in a food rut? If you're looking to liven up your diet to satisfy both your taste buds and nutritional needs, you don't want to miss this list of healthy-but-often-overlooked foods.

To read the full article Healthy Foods That Aren't On Your Plate -- But Should Be, click here.
doctor170x170.jpgDoctors may be more willing to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or recommend it to their wives, than to prescribe it to their patients, a study of German gynecologists suggests.

Nearly all were willing to recommend HRT for hot flashes, a typical menopause problem, whether to a partner or a patient. But with other potential uses, there was some disconnect.

To read the full article Doctors Use Hormones More Often than Prescribe Them, click here.
Stress120x170.jpgStress at work may have an adverse effect on your heart health if you're a woman.

A new study shows that women who have high-stress jobs are 67 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 38 percent more likely to have any kind of cardiovascular event than women who have more low-stress jobs.

To read the full article Women with High-Stress Jobs May Be More Likely to Have a Heart Attack, click here.
bugsting170x150.jpgThe Best Ways to Soothe Summer Bug Bites

Flirty dresses, fruity drinks…what’s not to love about summer? How about itchy, painful insect stings? New Orleans–based dermatologist Larry Millikan, M.D., explains how to identify and deal with bug bites so you can get back to the beach.

To read the full article The Best Ways to Soothe Summer Bug Bites, click here.
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Salad is right up there with diamonds on a girl’s list of BFFs. But drizzling it with fat-free dressing could be drowning out your good intentions.

To read the full article The Dressing That Makes Your Salad Healthier, click here.

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Research shows that one in six cell phones are contaminated with fecal matter that could contain E. coli. Not only can germs from your phone make you sick, they can also cause annoyances like pimples and irritation on your cheeks and jawline.

To read the full article The Dirtiest Thing In Your Purse, click here.
Health Tip: Flavor Food Without the Fat
Use high heat for more intense tastes

You don't need to add fat to get plenty of flavor from your favorite dishes.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to spice up your food without piling on the calories:

To read the full story Health Tip: Flavor Food Without the Fat, click here.
tomaino130X170.jpgManage Your Brain -- It's Your Most Important Asset

What does it mean to manage your own brain?

The field of neuropsychology -- the applied form of neuroscience -- is now offering an emerging consciousness about the brain's inner workings. As with everything, it is when we know how the brain works that we can have something to say about how to work it.

To read the full story Manage Your Brain -- It's Your Most Important Asset, click here.
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Before you soak up the sun this weekend, finish your coffee. The strong stuff can reduce your risk of developing the most common type of skin cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research.

To read the full story The Drink that Fights Cancer, click here.
worry140x170.jpgAnxiety Cranks up Activity in Women's Brains, Study Suggests

Women who worry a lot have brains that work overtime even during easy tasks, new research suggests. The findings could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, according to the Michigan State University scientists who conducted the study.

To read the full article Anxiety Cranks up Activity in Women's Brains, Study Suggests, click here.
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Obese Adults Should Get Counseling, Federal Task Force Says


Under the healthcare law, insurance companies would be required to cover the panel's recommended weight-loss treatments. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the law this week.

To read the full article Obese Adults Should Get Counseling, Federal Task Force Says, click here.

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Many of us don't need to be told we're more stressed than ever, but now, scientists have the data to prove it.

If the 80's seemed like a simpler time, you're right. Life's more connected and convenient now, but a 30 year study proves we're wired, tired, and maxed out.

To read the full article Who's Stressed Out?, click here.

calciumvitamin140x170.jpgOlder adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements c than their peers, a new research review suggests.

To read the full article Vitamin D Plus Calcium Tied to Longer Life , click here.
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Video: Phone Therapy May Aid Depression Patients

Phone therapy for depression may work better than face-to-face therapy.

To read the full article Video: Phone Therapy May Aid Depression Patients, click here.

womencheating120x170.gifThese days it’s easy to be unfaithful–just ask the 3.3 million members of AshleyMadison.com, a discreet online dating site for married parties. It’s no wonder that loyalty (to your spouse or your hair stylist) can be hard to come by.

To read the full article The Average Woman and Cheating, click here.
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Possibly, there is nothing more problematic for women, then making the decision as to whether or not to have their annual pap smear.

To read the compete article  Pap Smear Fear, click here.

heartattack170x150.jpgThe most common killer of women is also the most common killer of men. Just as with men, this killer is more often then not, a silent killer.

To read the full article Leading Killer of Women is a “Man’s Disease”, click here.
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To Lower Your Heart Disease Risk, Get Happy

Those most content with their lives had 13 percent lower risk of heart disease, study finds that feeling satisfied with your life may be good for your heart, a new study says.

To read the full article To Lower Your Heart Disease Risk, Get Happy,  click here.

Meditation-Death-177x170.jpgMeditation And The Fear Of Death

Somewhere in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying it says (loosely) that the purpose of life is to prepare for death. A somewhat morbid statement, think about how profound a message it actually is.

To read the full article Meditation And The Fear Of Death, click here.
meditationpain170x130.jpgWant to Reduce Pain? Try Meditation

Since the 1960s, meditation has been the focus of increasing scientific research. In over 1,000 published research studies, various methods of meditation have been linked to changes in metabolism, blood pressure, brain activation, and other bodily processes. Now, meditation has been used in clinical settings as a method of stress and pain reduction.

To read the full article Want to Reduce Pain? Try Meditation, click here.
marriage40170x130.jpgNot married by 40 no longer means you are a spinster, in fact it means you are part of a growing trend of those who say over 40 is the best time to say "I do."

To read the full article  First @ 40, click here.

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In a recent study performed at Johns Hopkins it was found that sexually active American women should be tested for a vaginal parasite STD called Trichomonas vaginalis.

To read the complete article STD’s - Women Over 40, click here.

bubblegum170x134.jpg5 Bad Habits You Don't Need to Break

Sometimes you’ve just got to be bad. You know, let a few swear words fly or doodle to your heart’s content while you’re supposed to be listening. Maybe you even chew gum in the face of a no-gum policy at work.

To read the full article 5 Bad Habits You Don't Need to Break, click here.
holding170x170.jpgAre Cuddles the Key to Relationship Happiness?

Yep, you heard it right, ladies and gentlemen, the key to long-term happiness with your mate just may be cuddling…and kissing and caressing, according to a new study from the famed Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.

To read the full article Are Cuddles the Key to Relationship Happiness?, click here.
gazpacho170x114.jpg6 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss
Lighten up your diet this summer with these refreshing foods and drinks.

You don’t need to starve yourself on a wacky fad diet if you want to look better in your shorts or swimsuit this summer.

To read the full article 6 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss, click here.

For a great recipe for a tasty gazpacho soup, click here.
beer170x130.jpg14 "Facts" about Drinking: Are You Misinformed?

CBS slide show regarding 14 facts about drinking alcohol that are either commonly misunderstood,  false or lead to unexpected problems.

To read the full article 14 "Facts" about Drinking: Are You Misinformed?, click here.
salt170x134.jpgCutting Salt Might Not Help Heart, study says

Salty snackers may have reason to rejoice. A new study suggests cutting back on dietary salt intake won't cut risk of heart disease, contrary to popular belief.

To read the full article Cutting Salt Might Not Help Heart, click here.
redwinetallglass92x170.jpgRed wine is "exercise in a bottle," study suggests

Can red wine offset the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle? A new study suggests wine can be "exercise in a bottle."

To read the full article Red Wine is "Exercise in a Bottle, click here.
gril135x170.jpg8 Scary Health Risks in Your Own Backyard

This summer your back yard can be a dangerous place. You or a family member could get hurt, so consider areas of potential danger and fix them now before they create a problem for you or your family.

To read the full article 8 Scary Health Risks in Your Own Backyard, click here.
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Superstitions Boost Confidence, Performance, Study Shows the Power of Good Luck Charms


Don’t throw out that lucky rabbit’s foot or trash your lucky socks. A study shows that believing in a superstition can actually improve your performance on a task by boosting your self-confidence.

To read the full article Superstitions Boost Confidence, Performance, click here.
mothermenopause130x100.jpgWill you have your mother's menopause?

Sandra Gordon is dreading menopause. The 46-year-old from Weston, Connecticut, watched her mother's memory falter in her mid-50s, due to changing hormone levels.

To read the full article Will you have your mother's menopause?, click here.

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High Heel Addiction: Go High or Go Home

Whether they're Jimmy Choos, Manolo Blahniks, or Christian Louboutins, women love high heels.

To read the full article High Heel Addiction: Go High or Go Home, click here.


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Sperm Gene Is 600 Million Years Old

Just as fashion changes from year to year and culture to culture, so do "sexy" genes, or genes specific to sex – with one critical exception.

To read the full article Sperm Gene Is 600 Million Years Old, click here.


marriage130x100.jpgVideo of Chris Wragge as he moderates an Early Show Marriage Summit where couples get tips on how to have a successful relationship.

To read the full article Secrets to a Happy Marriage, click here.


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Blood Pressure Adversely Affected by Diets High in Sugar

Salt has long been the enemy for people suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure), but now another white granular substance will be joining its ranks on the restriction list: sugar.

To read the full article Blood Pressure Adversely Affected by Diets High in Sugar , click here.

 

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Olive Oil: Helping in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Something as simple as olive oil could actually make a difference when predisposed to or fighting against breast cancer.

To read the full article Olive Oil: Helping in the Fight Against Breast Cancer, click here.

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The Surprising Toll of Sleep Deprivation
How skimping on rest affects your brain, your hormones, and your heart.


How much sleep is enough? Is how sleepy you feel a good judge of whether or not you are getting enough sleep?

To read the full article The Surprising Toll of Sleep Deprivation, click here.

sunburn130x100.jpgGot Too Much Sun? How to Save Your Skin
Beauty Expert Offers Short-Term Solutions for Feeling Better After a Sunburn, and Longer-Term Answers to Fix Damaged Skin


The long holiday weekend isn't even over yet, but many people have already gotten way too much sun, and the inevitable resulting sunburn - even if they wore sunscreen.

To read the full article Got Too Much Sun? How to Save Your Skin , click here.


sunburn130x100.jpgSummer Safety, Come Rain or Shine
Tips to Stay Safe From Heat Stroke and Lightning Strikes


With the arrival of summer home cookouts, days at the pool, camping trips and other outdoor activities, the allure of summertime pleasures often comes attached to seasonal hazards in the form of heat-related illness and lightning strikes.

To read the full article Summer Safety, Come Rain or Shine, click here.

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Journal Rates UV Light at Tanning Salon in Same Group of Cancer Risks as Tobacco and Asbestos


Paige Wood started going to tanning salons when she was 18 years old. Now at 27, she's fighting melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

To read the full article Experts Issue Powerful Tanning Bed Warning, click here.
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emarriage Doesn't Heal All Wounds

Divorce and widowhood are bad for your health, even after you remarry. The impact of chronic illness lingers after remarriage, research at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University shows.

To read the full article Remarriage Doesn't Heal All Wounds, click here.
Active ImageExperts Issue Powerful Tanning Bed Warning
Journal Rates UV Light at Tanning Salon in Same Group of Cancer Risks as Tobacco and Asbestos


Paige Wood started going to tanning salons when she was 18 years old. Now at 27, she's fighting melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

To read the full article Experts Issue Powerful Tanning Bed Warning, click here.

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Can Good Bacteria Really Fight the Flu?
Probiotics May Fight Against Common Cold, Flu


Cold and flu sufferers, there may be a way to head off those irritating symptoms before they cause you to miss work or school.

To read the full article Can Good Bacteria Really Fight the Flu?, click here.
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Can Certain Foods 'Arouse' Your Brain?

Expert: Abnormal Brain Activity Linked to a 'Helpless' Overeating


Wendy Wessler, who is divorced and lives on New York's Long Island, lost 150 pounds after gastric bypass surgery, but the weight is creeping back. She says she just can't understand why she can't say no to food.

To read the full article Can Certain Foods 'Arouse' Your Brain?, click here.
Active ImageNo-Fat Meals and Other Diet Mistakes
Nutritionists Say Dieters Can Miss the Point, and Flavor, When Eating Healthy


Grocery stores offer a myriad of ways for shoppers to think they are buying healthful food -- low-fat dressing, vitamin-infused cereals, or the trendy sports drink.

To read the full article No-Fat Meals and Other Diet Mistakes, click here.


Active ImageTossing Out the Diet and Embracing the Fat

Five-foot-nine and 184 pounds, Kathryn Griffith, a retired teacher in Oakland, Calif., counted calories for decades, trying everything from the grapefruit diet to a regimen based on cabbage soup. She also did Weight Watchers — 27 times. “I knew it wouldn’t be successful, but I went back anyway,” she said.

To read the full article Tossing Out the Diet and Embracing the Fat, click here.
Active ImageHeavy Drinking Linked to Prostate Cancer

Although current research regarding the relationship between alcohol consumption and prostate cancer is still inconclusive, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, led by Zhihong Gong Ph.D., found that men who reported regular heavy drinking -- more than four drinks a day on more than five days per week -- were twice as likely to be diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer.

To read the full article Heavy Drinking Linked to Prostate Cancer, click here.