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Not Surprisingly, New Study Determines that Dining Out is Almost Always Unhealthy

Not Surprisingly, New Study Determines that Dining Out is Almost Always Unhealthy

The average American adult gets about 20 percent of their calories—that is one in five—from some kind of food service establishment (typically a restaurant).  While this is certainly a tasty way to get to know your... 
Special Color-Changing Bandages Could Sense and Treat Difficult Bacterial Infections

Special Color-Changing Bandages Could Sense and Treat Difficult Bacterial Infections

When doctors first started prescribing Penicillin in the 1940’s it led the charge for placing antibiotics at the center of modern medicine.  After all, this drug alone has saved millions of lives over the better... 
New immune cell discovered accidentally could be ‘cure-all’ for cancer

New immune cell discovered accidentally could be ‘cure-all’ for cancer

A team of scientists has discovered a new immune cell that is able to kill many different types of cancer cells and they are hoping that this immune cell referred to as a T-cell could one day become a ‘one-size-fits’ all... 
Alcohol-Related Deaths in the US Have Doubled Since the Turn of the Millennium

Alcohol-Related Deaths in the US Have Doubled Since the Turn of the Millennium

The annual number of American deaths from alcohol-related problems more than doubled between 1999 and 2017.  According to a new study, this estimate may actually be lower than the actual rate.  For this study,... 
Running Your First Marathon Could Add Years to Your Life

Running Your First Marathon Could Add Years to Your Life

The term “artery age” has been determined to define the relationship between actual age and the stiffness at three points of the aorta—the largest artery in the body.   A new study has observed that running... 
Mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak in China

Mysterious viral pneumonia outbreak in China

Authorities in China have begun an investigation into an outbreak of a mysterious viral pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan where dozens of people have been infected. Chinese officials reported on Friday, Jan. 3, that a... 
Could Caffeine Help Protect Against Holiday Diet Pitfalls?

Could Caffeine Help Protect Against Holiday Diet Pitfalls?

With a week left before the New Year, many will be concerned over all the indulgent food and festivities that typically accompany the holiday. And with that, of course, will come a resolution to be healthier—and probably shed... 
Exercise Shown To Reduce Risk for Seven Types of Cancer

Exercise Shown To Reduce Risk for Seven Types of Cancer

It should come as no surprise that yet another study points to exercise as a means to improve health outcomes. However, the newest research attests that consistent exercise—and not even that rigorous—has the potential to significantly... 
Could Too Much Sleep Increase Stroke Risk?

Could Too Much Sleep Increase Stroke Risk?

Getting enough sleep is important for optimal health but it turns out that too much of a good thing might not be all that good after all.  A new study advises that sleeping more than 9 hours a night, or taking extended... 
Even Light Drinking Increases Cancer Risk, Study Attests

Even Light Drinking Increases Cancer Risk, Study Attests

It would probably not shock you to hear that regular alcohol consumption could increase certain health risks.  That in mind, researchers in Japan announced, this week, the discovery of a link between lifelong drinking... 
FDA Investigating Potential Carcinogen in Metformin

FDA Investigating Potential Carcinogen in Metformin

The United States Food and Drug Administration is investigating a common diabetes drug over concerns that it may contain a potentially cancer-causing chemical.   The diabetes drug in question is known as Metformin;... 
Could Two Brain Circuits Be Linked To Suicidal Thoughts (and Tendencies)?

Could Two Brain Circuits Be Linked To Suicidal Thoughts (and Tendencies)?

Scientists are saying they have definitely identified two brain circuits that appear to be active among people who have suicidal thoughts. They now say this could raise hopes for helping those who are most at risk of killing themselves.   Suicide,... 
Could Hydromethylthionine Be An Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment?

Could Hydromethylthionine Be An Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment?

Alzheimer’s disease continues to be at the center of medical research, with breakthroughs in its source and cause helping to advise potential new treatments.  This week, one of these treatments has emerged from... 
Promising New Migraine Medication Up For FDA Approval

Promising New Migraine Medication Up For FDA Approval

There are 8.5 million people in Britain who suffer from migraines and nearly five times as many in the United States. Obviously this is a major concern for the medical community as migraines are not just a nuisance but can be... 
Basic Medication and Healthy Lifestyle As Good As Stents and Surgery in Stable Heart Disease Patients

Basic Medication and Healthy Lifestyle As Good As Stents and Surgery in Stable Heart Disease Patients

For decades, medical science has relied on stents and bypass surgery to improve heart patient outcomes. It turns out, though, these common heart procedures—while effective—may not prevent heart attack or death from heart complications... 
Changes your body makes when on a vegan diet from day one

Changes your body makes when on a vegan diet from day one

For the last three decades or so there has been a focus on healthier living which includes healthier ways of eating for the promotion of optimum health and prevention of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. One of these... 
Apparently Your House Plants May Not Be Improving Air Quality After All

Apparently Your House Plants May Not Be Improving Air Quality After All

Air quality has been a big topic of study and discussion the past few years, obviously because pollution levels have been of great concern around the world.  Obviously, air pollution leads to a handful of different illnesses,... 
Lack of Motivation May Not Just Be A Consequence of Depression; But A Biological Symptom

Lack of Motivation May Not Just Be A Consequence of Depression; But A Biological Symptom

The term “depression” gets thrown around a lot, with many people substituting sad or melancholy feelings for the official clinical diagnosis.  And while the condition itself is actually pretty complex, new research... 
Research Suggests “Prime Editing” Could Correct Up To 89 Percent of Genetic Defects

Research Suggests “Prime Editing” Could Correct Up To 89 Percent of Genetic Defects

Scientists announced, this week, they have developed a new gene-editing technology with the potential to correct nearly 90 percent of all genetic defects, including those that cause extreme—even incurable—conditions like sickle... 
USDA Issues Recall of Great Value Breakfast Sausage Products Over Salmonella Concerns

USDA Issues Recall of Great Value Breakfast Sausage Products Over Salmonella Concerns

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a recall of more than 6,400 pounds of frozen meat product out of concern for potential salmonella contamination.  These fully-cooked, frozen meat products... 
Blue Light Exposure Could Accelerate Aging in Humans

Blue Light Exposure Could Accelerate Aging in Humans

Extended exposure to blue light—like the kind that emanates from smartphone and laptop screens, as well as other household fixtures—could take its toll on your overall longevity.  A new study out of Oregon State... 
Bill Gates Believes A Probiotic Pill—of the future—Could End Global Malnutrition

Bill Gates Believes A Probiotic Pill—of the future—Could End Global Malnutrition

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says that simple probiotic pills—essentially a supplement—could hold the key to bringing about the end to malnutrition across the planet.  And we could do it in this lifetime,... 
Johnson & Johnson Reaches New Settlement in Opioid Litigation

Johnson & Johnson Reaches New Settlement in Opioid Litigation

Coming off the heels of its high-profile opioid trial loss, this summer, drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has announced a deal to take a bye during the next trial.  This news come only a matter of days after The Wall... 
For the very first time the CRISPR tool is used on HIV patient by Chinese scientists

For the very first time the CRISPR tool is used on HIV patient by Chinese scientists

In May of 2016, in China, a 27-year old found out he had HIV and a couple weeks later was told he also had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. But his healthcare practitioners offered him a ray of hope. They would do a bone... 
Is it Possible to Reverse Our Biological Age?

Is it Possible to Reverse Our Biological Age?

Aging is something that most of us don’t really think about, and when we do it is usually because we see or feel its effects.  The body changes, of course, as we get older, causing our “biological age” to reflect... 
Cooperation is the key to UK Biobank data shared by world’s geneticists

Cooperation is the key to UK Biobank data shared by world’s geneticists

Thanks to over a half million English men and women, the UK Biobank has an incredible databank of new information linking genes and health for the world’s geneticists to tap into for their researches. These more than half... 
A Good Attitude Can Help You Live Longer

A Good Attitude Can Help You Live Longer

It turns out a positive attitude really can go a long way.  A new study advises that optimism appears to be related to longevity. Or, rather, people who tend to be more optimistic seem to have greater odds of achieving... 
Parents, be informed before giving your kids dietary supplements and vitamins

Parents, be informed before giving your kids dietary supplements and vitamins

Nutritional supplements, the most popular of which include multivitamins, probiotics, fish oil, and melatoninare given to one-third of American children and this is concerning healthcare experts who say there’s not much... 
Does Soy really detrimentally affect women’s health?

Does Soy really detrimentally affect women’s health?

The consensus is that it is really the opposite and that eating soy products really has beneficial results for both women’s and men’s health. Soy has been consumed by Asian people for many generations but it has only been... 
Take A Selfie To Measure Your Blood Pressure

Take A Selfie To Measure Your Blood Pressure

The selfie is a popular activity, these days, but some new software might make this somewhat superficial pastime a whole lot more useful.   Researchers in a new study from the University of Toronto have devised a... 
Scientists Theorize “Wild” Mouse Models May Be Better Predictor of Human Trials

Scientists Theorize “Wild” Mouse Models May Be Better Predictor of Human Trials

A new investigatory mouse model—designed to have a microbiome that is similar to that of wild mice—has been shown to be a potentially better predictor of human response to certain drugs than the more commonly used lab mice.  The... 
Eating Early In the Day Could Boost Weight Loss

Eating Early In the Day Could Boost Weight Loss

Health researchers have long known that eating earlier in the day can help with weight loss because metabolism rates seem to be highest at that time. This, of course, has led to many theories about how to structure a diet not... 
Allergan Announces Recall of Textured Breast Cancer Over Associated Cancer Risk

Allergan Announces Recall of Textured Breast Cancer Over Associated Cancer Risk

Medical treatment company Allergan has announced a global recall of textured implants on the heels of the United States Food and Drug Administration discovering a concerning rise in rare cancers—and associated deaths—linked... 
16 Dog Food Brands Linked to Strange Rise in Canine Heart Disease

16 Dog Food Brands Linked to Strange Rise in Canine Heart Disease

Federal health officials are currently investigating more than a dozen dog food brands that could be linked to a mysterious trend in canine heart disease. This of course, has also led to an increase in warnings from veterinarians... 
Study Examines Drinking’s “Secondhand” Effects

Study Examines Drinking’s “Secondhand” Effects

Every year, one in five adults in the United States experience harm as the result of someone else’s drinking.  As such, health experts now advise that it might be time to consider alcohol’s harm to other people as... 
Men Who Eat Yogurt Could be Less At Risk for Bowel Cancer

Men Who Eat Yogurt Could be Less At Risk for Bowel Cancer

Consuming just two servings of yogurt, every week, could notably lower your risk for developing bowel cancer, according to a new study from the University of Washington.  The study tracked more than 32,000 men (and nearly... 
A Child’s Brain Consumes Half Their Energy

A Child’s Brain Consumes Half Their Energy

You are probably aware of the simple weight management theory of “calories in vs calories out,” which basically suggests that to avoid weight gain you want to make sure that you are not taking in significantly more calories... 
Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Diabetes, New Study Finds

Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Diabetes, New Study Finds

Vitamin D is very good for you but, apparently, it does not prevent diabetes in folks who are already at an elevated risk.  A new study has investigated existing evidence from observational studies that low levels of... 
Should Fast Food Chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken Invest in Plant-Based Meat Alternatives?

Should Fast Food Chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken Invest in Plant-Based Meat Alternatives?

The sudden-seeming trend towards plant-based meat alternatives could take a toll on many companies in the food industry if they don’t learn to adapt.  Look at Burger King’s recent partnership with Beyond Meat (and... 
Does High Cholesterol Increase Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Does High Cholesterol Increase Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers form Emory University and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center have just revealed the discovery of a link between LDL cholesterol levels and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.  These new results, of... 
The FDA wants food industry to change the wording for expiration dates

The FDA wants food industry to change the wording for expiration dates

The Food and Drug Administration is on a new campaign to curtail food waste in America by urging the food industry to change its labeling of expiration dates on its products so that we don’t throw out our food unless it is really... 
Is Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Bad For Your Teeth?

Is Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Bad For Your Teeth?

Charcoal toothpaste may be a hot trend right now, but new research suggests it could be a waste of money; and, in fact, a waste of teeth as well. Apparently, this new study suggests that not only is there is a complete lack of... 
CDC is concerned with spike in measles cases

CDC is concerned with spike in measles cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today, that the number of measles cases so far this year jumped to 839 over 23 states nationwide. So far this year approximately 60 cases have been reported each week,... 
Heart Failure: Cause For More Young Adult Deaths in US

Heart Failure: Cause For More Young Adult Deaths in US

In spite of the decline in heart related deaths in the US over the last 10 years, there is now an upsurge in premature heart deaths due to the increase in obesity and diabetes according to a study recently done by Northwestern... 
Scientists Identify Thousands of Germs in Plastic Ball Pits

Scientists Identify Thousands of Germs in Plastic Ball Pits

Ball pits have long been a source of fun and frolic for children—and for parents looking to take a breather—but a new study warns what we have all feared: ball pits are, essentially, a cesspool of infection-causing germs.   The... 
Syphilis on The Rise In US

Syphilis on The Rise In US

Even if you paid attention during your middle school health class on sexual education, you would be forgiven for not knowing very much about syphilis.  This is a somewhat common bacterial infection that is transmitted... 
New Study Shows Workplace Wellness Programs Mostly Ineffective

New Study Shows Workplace Wellness Programs Mostly Ineffective

A lot of companies have instituted wellness programs for their employees for the purpose of keeping them healthy and not calling in sick or putting in more hours. But one recent study is showing that the workplace wellness programs... 
Lower Risks Of Death Linked to Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

Lower Risks Of Death Linked to Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on April 9, 2019, showed that nutrients received directly from food was better in reducing all causes of death rates.  The study showed that there was no reduction... 
Loneliness:  A Serious Problem Plaguing Some Seniors

Loneliness: A Serious Problem Plaguing Some Seniors

For years geriatricians, doctors, and psychologists have told older aging adults who complained of being lonely to “Go out and find something that matters to you and do it.”   But that advice didn’t work... 
New Cancer Research Suggests More Accessible Personalized Treatments On the Horizon

New Cancer Research Suggests More Accessible Personalized Treatments On the Horizon

It has only been about a year and a half since the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the first CAR-T cell therapies.  These are the acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment Kymriah from Novartis and Gilead-owned...