August 2014


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Memorial day is the unofficial start of summer and avoiding a few nasty surprises can help you breathe easily during the next few months. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is calling attention to five asthma and allergy triggers that can derail your fun this summer.

To read the full article 5 Surprising Summer Allergies, click here.
stopsmoking120x170.jpgMove over patches and gums - fruits and vegetables may help smokers quit the habit. For the study, published in the June 5 issue of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, researchers looked at 1,000 adult smokers aged 25 and older and surveyed them on their smoking and eating habits. Then the smokers were called 14 months later to find out how much they had smoked in the past month.

To read the full story Eating Fruits and Vegetables Might Help Smokers Quit, click here.
fructose120x170.jpgRats fed fructose-laced drinking water for six weeks performed more slowly in a maze-navigating task, UCLA researchers have found. They think the effect is due to changes in the way the brain responds to insulin  as a result of exposure to fructose.

To read the full article Fructose Makes Rats Dumber. What Sugars Should We Avoid?, click here.
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Results of a 14-year study conclude that coffee-drinkers live longer than people who don't partake. Jeff Glor and Rebecca Jarvis spoke with author Robert Davis, Ph.D. for more.

To read the full article Coffee Drinkers Live Longer: Study, click here.
apnea150x170.jpgSleep apnea may prove to be a treatable cause of high blood pressure, according to research released today that suggests wearing a special breathing mask at night may protect apnea patients from the hypertension.

To read the full article Sleep Apnea Treatment May Prevent Hypertension, click here.
sleepapnea156x170.jpgTwo new studies have found that people with sleep apnea, a common disorder that causes snoring, fatigue and dangerous pauses in breathing at night, have a higher risk of cancer.

To read the full article Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Cancer Risk, click here.
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Gluten Allergy Linked to Earlier Menopause

Study finds estrogen levels are generally lower in women with celiac disease. Women with untreated celiac disease may hit menopause earlier, and have a higher risk of some pregnancy complications, than women without the disease, suggests a small study.

To read the full article Gluten Allergy Linked to Earlier Menopause, click here.
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Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study


Heart disease more likely cause of death, researchers find.

Older women with breast cancer are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease and other causes than from their cancer, a new study finds.

To read the full article Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study, click here.
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The discovery that many people with life problem or occasional bad moods would willingly dose themselves with antidepressants sailed the drug industry through the 2000s.

To read the full article Selling Depression, click here.
iud138x170.jpgIUDs Officially Recommended for Healthy Women, Teens

New guidelines say research shows this form of birth control is safe and effective

A female contraceptive device whose reported side effects kept it off the frontline of birth control for years has been formally endorsed for all healthy adult women and adolescents by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

To read the full article IUDs Officially Recommended for Healthy Women, Teens, click here.
farrah-ryanstress115x170.jpgFarrah Fawcett cancer tied to stress? Maybe, says Ryan O'Neal

Did psychological stress cause the cancer that killed Farrah Fawcett? Ryan O'Neal thinks it's a possibility.

To read the full article Farrah Fawcett cancer tied to stress?, click here.

OsteoporosisSpineDecay-1a120x170.jpgOsteoporosis is a serious medical problem that affects a significant number of both women and men. Both woman and men can develop osteoporosis, and therefore both must take positive actions to first prevent and then, if and when osteoporosis does occur, to reverse it.  One of the main problems in doing this is finding the exact right information to help them personally.

There are 6 articles in theis series. In order to read the entire series of articles we suggest that you start with the first article in this series, About Osteoprosis, click here.

legcramp.jpgSince there is no single accepted standard medical treatment for nocturnal leg cramps a holistic approach may be of value for you.

If you have recurrent leg cramps it might well help to do some or all of the following:

To read the full article Leg Cramps: A Holistic Remedies and Self Care Approach, click here.

legcramping-1.jpgLeg cramps are an involuntary contraction of one or more muscles in one or both legs. They may range from only being slightly uncomfortable to extremely painful.

To read the full artricle A Medical-Holistic Approach To Leg Cramps, click here.

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Article by Noata Hashimoto, D.C.

From snake oil to mainstream, the vitamin-mineral and herbal supplement industry is here to stay. For most lay people it can be difficult to determine what exactly you need and from which source when there are thousands of companies to choose from.

To read the full article Vitamin Industry Fraud , click here.
fitnesstraining.jpgArticle by Dennis Mason, B.F.A., C.P.T.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people want to get into better shape, but always seem to find reasons why they cannot. “Oh, I work all the time,” is probably the all-time number one reason given.

To read the full article Make Your Health Priority One, click here.
swimmersear-1b170x192.jpgSwimmer's Ear Responsible for Nearly a Half Billion in Health Care Costs
CDC works to educate public about preventing this common ailment


Swimmer's ear leads to about 2.4 million doctor visits each year and is responsible for nearly $500 million dollars in annual health care costs, according to estimates released by CDC on Thursday.

To read the full article Swimmer's Ear Responsible for Nearly a Half Billion, click here.
prayer-160x170.jpgMost of us have been taught that prayer can help us get what we most desire. New studies are now suggesting that it can also help us solve certain medical problems. One of the problems is high blood pressure and it seems that prayer may be a great help in controlling blood pressure and even lowering it when its high. The following video tells us more about this.

To watch Praying for Health, click here.

10waysbp130x170.jpgPeople with high blood pressure (hypertension) often need several medications. But lifestyle changes can ratchet it down too, and maybe even eliminate the need for drugs.

To read the full article 10 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure, click here.
womensex130x100.jpg‘Female Viagra' rejected by FDA panel
Benefits of pill to boost women's libido didn't outweigh side effects


A "pink pill" to boost women's sex drive remains elusive after a decade of searching by some of the world's biggest drugmakers.

To read the full article ‘Female Viagra' rejected by FDA panel, click here.


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Binge Drinking Less Likely in Teens With Strict, Supportive Parents, Study Says


Teens with lax parents are more likely to drink heavily than teens with strict but supportive parents, a new study finds.

To read the full article  Parenting Style Linked to Heavy Drinking in Kids, 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.

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This Is Your Brain. Aging.
Science is reshaping what we know about getting older. (The news is better than you think.)


Over the years, Timothy Salthouse has tested more than 8,000 people in his lab at the University of Virginia, assessing their memories, problem-solving skills, and other mental functions to see how the brain fares with age.

To read the full article This Is Your Brain. Aging , click here.


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Low energy, backaches could indicate health problems

Low energy, backaches, AWOL periods. Sound familiar? You may need to see your doc, stat! “Harmless” symptoms like these can forecast scary health problems.

To read the full article 10 symptoms not to ignore, click here.


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Cheap Injection Could Stop Thousands Of People Dying Of Severe Bleeding From Accidents, Injuries


Results from an international trial involving over 20,000 participants in 40 countries suggest that if recently injured patients with serious bleeding were to be given an injection of a cheap, widely available drug

To read the full article Cheap Injection Could Stop Thousands Of People Dying Of Severe Bleeding From Accidents injuries, click here.
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Healthy Cholesterol May Lower Cancer Risk
HDL 'Good' Cholesterol Associated With Reduced Risk for Cancer


Maintaining a healthy cholesterol level may help protect you against cancer, according to a new study.

To read the full article Healthy Cholesterol May Lower Cancer Risk, click here.
genes130x100.jpgAmericans want to know the details of their genetic codes

With all the nonstop news we hear about genetic medicine—a gene discovered here! a new genetic test developed there!—it's easy to forget that our intro to this mesmerizing field of medicine happened only very recently.

To read the full article Americans want to know the details of their genetic codes, click here.


healthyfood130x100.jpgNew USDA Nutrition Guidelines Focus on Unhealthy Population
Guidelines Take Aim at Salt, Fat; Target Obese Population


The latest set of national dietary guidelines acknowledges that many Americans are unhealthy and emphasizes efforts to battle the obesity epidemic.

To read the full article New USDA Nutrition Guidelines Focus on Unhealthy Population, click here.

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Does Eating Brown Rice Lower Diabetes Risk?
Eaters of Brown Rice Have Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

White or brown rice might be a matter of taste. But people who substitute brown rice for white rice for health reasons may be onto something, a new study from Harvard University implies.

To read the full article Does Eating Brown Rice Lower Diabetes Risk?, click here.

wrongdrug130x100.jpgLook-alike, sound-alike drugs trigger dangers
5 million errors a year tied to wrong medications; some cause injury, death


Whether the drug mistake was caused by a garbled telephone message, a typing error or a computer problem, Shelley Sanders isn’t sure.

To read the full article Look-alike, sound-alike drugs trigger dangers , click here.

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Look Better Naked -- By Tonight!
Women's Health Magazine Editor in Chief Shares Quick Tips to Help You Look Svelte in Hours


Do you feel great naked? If you don't, you're not alone.

To read the full article Look Better Naked -- By Tonight!, click here.

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Survey May Explain Steady Teen Pregnancy Rate
CDC Finds 6% Percent Jump in Use of "Rhythm Method" Since 2002; More Teens Also Say Unmarried Motherhood OK


A growing number of teen girls say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby, according to a government survey released Wednesday.

To read the full article Survey May Explain Steady Teen Pregnancy Rate, click here.

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 American-Made Cigarettes May Be More Cancerous, CDC Finds
Popular U.S. Brands Have More Carcinogens Than Foreign Smokes


Smokers beware : "Made in the U.S.A" may mean a higher dose of a major carcinogen, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To read the full article American-Made Cigarettes May Be More Cancerous, CDC Finds , click here.

prematureejaculation130x100.jpgNew Topical Spray Promising as Premature Ejaculation Treatment
Men in Study Who Used Spray Lasted Longer Than Men Who Didn't


Premature ejaculation is the number one sexual problem that men deal with.

To read the full article New Topical Spray Promising as Premature Ejaculation tment, click here.
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Dads Play Bigger Role in Fetus Development

Fathers may contribute more to the conception and development of a fetus than previously thought.

To read the full article Dads Play Bigger Role in Fetus Development, click here.


Active ImageStudy Links Depression to Alzheimer's Disease

Research shows that the popular Alzheimer's drug Donepezil may delay the progression to Alzheimer's disease in depressed people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

To read the full article Study Links Depression to Alzheimer's Disease, click
Active ImageBlame Your Gray Hair on Stress

Those pesky gray hairs that tend to crop up with age really are signs of stress.

To read the full article Blame Your Gray Hair on Stress , click here.
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Red Yeast Rice Helps Reduce Cholesterol
Over-the-Counter Supplement Is an Alternative to Statin Drugs


Red yeast rice -- it's been a staple of some Asian countries for more than 1,000 years. As food coloring, it gives Peking Duck its signature red glow. And as herbal medicine, it lowers cholesterol levels.

To read the full article Red Yeast Rice Helps Reduce Cholesterol, click here.

 

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Zicam Zinc Nasal Sprays May Damage Sense of Smell, FDA Says
Federal Health Officials Warn Manufacturer to Cease Marketing, Seek FDA Approval


When 45-year-old Mary Ann Brandon of Tyler, Texas, felt a cold coming on two years ago, she reached for a treatment she had never tried before -- Zicam nasal spray.

To read the full article Zicam Zinc Nasal Sprays May Damage Sense of Smell, FDA Says, click here.


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Group therapy may be the best medicine for adolescent children of depressed adults.

To read the full story Group Therapy for Depression, click here.
Active ImageHealthy Living Still Eludes Americans
Study Shows Recommendations on Diet and Exercise Aren't Getting Through


Americans know what they need to do to ward off cardiovascular disease and live longer, but despite health recommendations, most still aren't making smart lifestyle choices, new research indicates.

To read the full article Healthy Living Still Eludes Americans, click here.
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Risks of Refusing Childhood Vaccines


Unvaccinated children are 23 times more likely to get whooping cough compared to fully immunized children, according to a new study.

To read the full article Risks of Refusing Childhood Vaccines, click here.

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Menopause May Cause Learning Troubles

The transition to menopause affects more than just your body; it may actually temporarily cause learning troubles for some women, according to the largest study of its kind.

To read the full article Menopause May Cause Learning Troubles, click here.


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Lung cancer deaths linked to hormone pills

Findings suggest that smokers should stop taking estrogen-progestin

There's more troubling news about hormone therapy for menopause symptoms: Lung cancer seems more likely to prove fatal in women who are taking estrogen-progestin pills, a study suggests.

To read the full article Lung cancer deaths linked to hormone pills, click here.
Active ImageWake up and smell the coffee – it could reduce the stress that comes from not getting enough sleep.

New research shows you don’t have to drink coffee to feel its effects – just smelling it can jump-start genes in the brain. When they experimented on lab rats, an international group of scientists found inhaling the aroma of coffee changes the activity of genes in the brain in a way that helps reduce the stress of sleep deprivation.

To read the full article Coffee Aroma Reduces Stress, click here.
Active ImageA woman’s diet during pregnancy could have an impact on when her child goes through puberty.
 
A new report from New Zealand finds a high fat diet during pregnancy and while a woman is nursing may cause early puberty in her children. That could lead to obesity when they get older.

To read the full article Woman’s Diet Linked to Child’s Puberty, click here.
Active ImageEmergency Contraception: If Women Don't Ask, Doctors Don't Tell

Despite widespread misinformation about emergency contraception
Active ImageStudy Shows Family Relationships Bring Greater Happiness Than High Income

Money might buy happiness for some, but for most people having strong family ties is a much bigger predictor of contentment than income, a new study shows.

When researchers analyzed data tracking married people over a decade, they found that while income did contribute to happiness up to a point, the quality of family relationships was much more important.

To read the full article For Happiness, Seek Family, Not Fortune, click here.

Active ImageNew Report Suggests Sunshine Vitamin May Have Significant Cancer Benefits

When Joanna Fuchs was diagnosed with colon cancer last year, a blood test revealed she was severely deficient in vitamin D. "I was obviously very concerned and very worried," Fuchs said.

To read the full article Vitamin D May Help Patients Survive Cancer, click here.

Active Image10 Surprising -- and Easy -- Ways to Trim Costs on Everything From Your Yearly Physical to Specialized Surgery

After a car accident left Michelle Katz, a Washington, D.C., nursing student, with persistent back pain and numbness in 1998, she consulted a neurosurgeon, who told her she'd need an operation to repair her slipped disk. Katz, then 26, didn't have health insurance, so she did the only thing she could think of: She negotiated.

To read the full article Save Thousands On Your Health Care, click here.