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  • 10/30/2012
    A recent study conducted at the University of Greifswald Medical School in Germany, found that alcohol addiction, as might be expected, results in a much higher death rate for both men and women when compared to people of the same gender who do not have a drinking problem but affects women even more profoundly than men.
  • 10/27/2012
    Few things evoke revulsion and complaint the way dirty public restrooms do. Even sparkling clean public restrooms make many of us uncomfortable. That’s why we try to keep things sanitary by helping ourselves to those toilet seat covers dispensed in the stall. But are the seat covers just a ploy by the paper products industry to lull us into thinking we’re safe? What dangers does the toilet seat actually present?
  • 10/25/2012
    Is hormone replacement therapy safe? New research on HRT and whether it increases the risk of numerous diseases is all over the map and downright contradictory.
  • 10/23/2012
    Those people who retain their full ability for chewing food as they reach their golden years are more likely to retain their cognitive functions as well, according to new research out of the Aging Research Center of the Karolinska Institutet and Karlstad University in Sweden.
  • 10/20/2012
    First, a deadly fungus showed up in a steroid concoction that physicians use for pain, spreading meningitis. Then the Kellogg company got busted for little bits of metal mesh found in Mini-Wheats. Now, Starbucks turns out to be selling salmonella-infected Protein Bistro Boxes for breakfast.
  • 10/18/2012
    A new study conducted at the University of Helsinki in Finland has found that the effects of hypertension during pregnancy can lead to a lower IQ for the child.
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    10/16/2012
    If you are a caffeine junkie who can't get through your day without cup after cup of coffee, you may want to take note.  A new study has found that a high intake of caffeinated coffee may be linked to vision loss.
  • 10/13/2012
    According to new reports genetically modified cows were developed to perk up the biblical version by producing milk that's free of allergens, much like human milk.
  • 10/11/2012
    A recent study has found that 92 percent of television episodes on television programming contain instances of “social aggression” suh as social bullying. This translates to an average of 14 bullying incidents in each viewing hour.
  • 10/10/2012
    New evidence seems to confirm what alternative health experts have been saying for years, that different types of calories affect the body differently, and stocking up on the wrong type of calories, even if you consume very few of them, will work against you in your quest to fit into your jeans.
  • 10/6/2012
    New studies indicate that although greater burdens may be placed on people in leadership positions, they don't experience higher stress levels because they have more control and influence in their lives.
  • 9/30/2012
    Researchers at Technical University of Munich in Germany found in three separate studies that by squeezing a ball or making a fist with their left hand, right-handed participants stayed calmer and performed better under pressure in athletic endeavors.
  • 9/30/2012
    Each year, about 4,000 "retained surgical objects" (RSOs) are found inside US patients who have previously undergone surgery. These include soft goods, including towels and sponges; needles; surgical instruments; and miscellaneous small items--a category that might include everything from the surgeon's wedding ring to his reading glasses.
  • 9/30/2012
      According to research from Imperial College London, using free transportation such as public busses is a good source of daily physical activity in older adults.
  • 9/23/2012
    A new study from Denmark has found that high amounts of traffic noise exposure can have adverse effects on cardiovascular health. For every 10 decibels of traffic noise, heart attack risk goes up by 12 percent. And the noise doesn't need to be loud or even particularly close to create the negative impact.
  • 9/23/2012
    For doctors treating strep throat and sore throat symptoms, unnecessary tonsilectomies and the dishing out of antibioics may be a thing of the past due to new guidelines released by The Infectious Disease Society of America.
  • 9/23/2012
    It's always said that everyone has doubts before getting married, but now there is research that has found wedding jitters may lead to a higher rate of divorce. It seems that women, especially, who experience cold feet before marriage have higher rates of divorce down the road.
  • 9/22/2012
    An article in the Journal of Neural Engineering reveals that scientists have developed a new type of chip that does, apparently, improve memory and decision-making--at least in monkeys. Plus, the chip seemed to repair brain damage.
  • 9/18/2012
    Relieving your stress doesn't have to a long, on-going process. The best thing to do may well be to just start smiling. Even if it means you have to stick on a fake smile. That's because new research has found that any smile at all can lower your heart rate and ease your stress.
  • 9/15/2012
    A recent study has found that people whose blood sugar level is considered on the higher end of normal may be subject to shrinkage in two key areas of the brain. The research determined that volume was lost in both the hippocampus and the amygdala of people with blood sugar levels within the normal range.
  • 9/15/2012
    Recent research has found that the shape of beverage glasses we drink from greatly influences our consumption of alcohol. Using curved glasses appears to impair perception as to just how is being consumed.
  • 9/13/2012
    New research has shown that Demodex Mite infestation is the leading cause of rosacea, and that rosacea treatments should target these infestations in order to be most effective.
  • 9/11/2012
    This week, researchers at Stanford went to the press with the conclusion that organic food isn't really any better than conventional food. The chief finding put forth by the Stanford team was that organics offer no nutritional edge over conventional foods.
  • 9/8/2012
    It seems that many school supplies, including the cute designer wares, are full of toxic phthalates. These chemicals have been linked to ADHD, asthma, obesity, inflammation, cancer, birth defects, and other issues.
  • 9/6/2012
    New research, conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has found that many more physicians than previously thought are experiencing burnout on a regular basis. In fact, burnout is commonplace among older, more seasoned doctors across a range of specialties.

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