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  • 9/4/2012
    A new study, conducted by scientists at Gentofte University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, found that the risk of developing depression and anxiety rises for anyone whose spouse has had a heart attack, fatal or not.
  • 9/1/2012
      Coverage of the health risk of tattoos has been revisited after contaminated tattoo ink ingredients have caused an outbreak of a nasty, hard-to-treat skin disease that is caused by a type of bacteria known as “nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)”. Both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued warnings about the health risk of tattoos.
  • 8/30/2012
    A new study out of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has found at child consumption of drinks with sugar alternatives such as diet sodas has more than doubled over the past 10 years.
  • 8/28/2012
    A new study has found that increasing fertility may be one of the health benefits of walnuts. In fact, those volunteers in the nut group who had the poorest quality of sperm initially had the biggest gains in quality after eating walnuts for 12 weeks.
  • 8/25/2012
    A male contraceptive pill may be just around the corner. The drug works by making cells "forget" their function -- including cells that trigger sperm to mature. And it seems to work without reducing libido.  
  • 8/23/2012
    New research has found that physicians do not always inform their patients voluntarily of every possible risk that might be faced. And nearly 85 percent of the time, the lack of information had to do with five outcomes -- the need for a second surgery, chronic pain, poor cosmetic results, loss of vision or hearing, and infertility or sexual dysfunction.
  • 8/21/2012
    That buttery rich flavor that so many people love on their popcorn may harm more than just your waistline. The chemical that provides that butter taste has now been associated with a buildup of the brain proteins involved in Alzheimer's disease.
  • 8/18/2012
    New research has found that even when they are sober as a stone, men may react to stress by finding a heavy woman more attractive than he might under typical circumstances.
  • new smoking habit: cigars
    8/16/2012
    According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people smoking cigars and pipes is on the rise.  In fact, over the last 10 years, the consumption of non-cigarette smoked tobacco products skyrocketed by 123 percent.
  • 8/14/2012
    A new study has found that the children who are fittest tend to earn higher scores on standardized testing. The research, conducted at the University of North Texas in Denton, found that fit kids performed better on both math and reading grade-level tests.
  • 8/11/2012
    It seems that doctors at one of the largest medical providers in the nation have been routinely and "knowingly" prescribing unnecessary cardiac surgery on relatively healthy patients for years, in order to boost the bottom line.
  • dog therapy works
    8/9/2012
    Dogs, it seems, can help heal PTSD, alleviate depression, and act as home-health-care aides. And now, new studies show they can help children with autism. Such dogs, called "therapy dogs," differ from run-of-the-mill family pets in that they've gone through rigorous training and passed tests that prove they can provide valuable mental health service to owners.
  • 8/7/2012
    According to research at Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, lack of exercise may very well be responsible for approximately 10 percent of global annual deaths -- roughly the same number that the health scourge of cigarettes causes.
  • 8/4/2012
    According to a recent study that took place at Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center and Indiana University in Indianapolis, yoga classes can improve balance, an essential ability that may be diminished by stroke as well as with age.
  • 8/2/2012
    According to researchers at the Ohio State Medical Center, it's not a good thing to have light exposure when you're sleeping. Not any at all. That's because exposure to light at night triggers depression.
  • 7/31/2012
    A recent study has found that nitrogen gases reach even the relatively remote regions of the park and have begun to set in motion changes that will eventually lead to the disappearance of the alpine vegetation unless some drastic measures are taken.
  • 7/28/2012
    Researchers have found that people who have no children are roughly twice as likely to catch colds as those who do have children.And the protection is cumulative -- the greater the number of children you have, the less likely you will get sick.
  • 7/26/2012
    According to a recent study out of UC Davis, work-related injuries and illnesses cost the nation more than $250 billion annually. That’s $31 billion more than the direct and indirect costs for cancer, $76 billion more than diabetes costs, and $187 billion more than the cost of strokes.
  • 7/24/2012
    According to new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been numerous hospital visits for both adults and children with injuries from swallowing the bristle wires left on their grills from the brushes used to clean them.
  • can eyesight improve with age?
    7/21/2012
    Two surveys of senior citizens across the United States discovered that, in less than a 30-year period, the reported instances of serious vision trouble went down by more than 50 percent.
  • 7/17/2012
    A man in India had to be seen by neurologists to determine why each time he watched pornographic movies, he would get a severe headache. These headaches were so painful that the man had to stop his viewing every time.
  • 7/14/2012
    Research, which took place at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, found that women at least 65 years old who have deficient vitamin D levels experience more weight gain than their counterparts with higher levels.
  • 7/12/2012
    Synagriculture involves creating vegetables, fruits, grains, and other edibles from the beginning, either using synthesized genetic parts or by rearranging natural biological parts. In other words, it means creating entirely new foods that have never existed before on earth and may bear no biological relationship to what we now enjoy for dinner.
  • 7/10/2012
    Recent research has found that Jin Shin Jyutsu, a type of touch therapy that originated thousands of years ago in Japan, can provide relief from some of the worst symptoms of cancer treatment. Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments are similar in principle to acupressure, involving touching the energy zones of the body to release tension and blockages.
  • 7/7/2012
    The Environmental Protection Agency says that more than 3.5 million people in the US get sick every year after coming into contact with raw sewage at the beach.They also say that 3.5 million figure, in reality, might be a gross underestimate.

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