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  • Prescription drug abuse
    5/7/2013
    A recent survey conducted across the United States in 2012, found that 24 percent of high school age kids actually admit to abusing prescription medications.
  • Calorie Content
    5/4/2013
    A study out of Texas Christian University found that menus that list exercise times, not calorie counts, may lead to healthier choices for diners.
  • Hereditary degenerative disorders
    5/2/2013
    A recent study found that individuals with a parent or a sibling diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease had notable changes taking place in their brains.
  • Eating organic food
    4/30/2013
    A recent study found that organic foods offered improved health outcomes in almost every aspect in which they were analyzed when compared to conventional foods.
  • Psychic pain
    4/27/2013
    A new study out of the University of British Columbia has found that acetaminophen, the generic form of Tylenol, reduces existential angst.
  • Sun damage to skin
    4/25/2013
    According to new research, a sizeable segment of melanoma survivors seem quite willing to engage in behaviors that are risky for their skin.
  • Aerobic training
    4/23/2013
    A new study has found that post-menopausal women who do a greater amount of physical activity have lower estrogen levels.
  • Sperm allergy
    4/20/2013
    Up to 40,000 women in the US alone have a condition known as "seminal plasma allergy," which means they're allergic to their partner's sperm.
  • Happy marriages
    4/18/2013
    According to new research, weight gain is common in the first few years of marriage, but mainly among those who are content together.
  • Balding men
    4/16/2013
    New research suggests that a man who is losing his hair appears to have a substantially greater risk of having a heart attack…and where that balding is taking place affects the degree of risk.
  • Acetyl-l-carnitine Supplements
    4/15/2013
    A recent study on L-carnitine has some people worried about using supplements that contain Acetyl-l-carnitine. There is no reason to be concerned for a number of reasons.
  • Side effects of statins
    4/13/2013
    A new study just out reports that almost one-fifth of those patients taking statin drugs end up discontinuing the medications due to side effects.
  • Risk factors for stroke
    4/11/2013
    New research has discovered that just by increasing fiber intake by seven grams a day, the chance of becoming a stroke victim drops by seven percent.
  • Microchip implant
    4/9/2013
    Scientists have come up with a way to implant an “intelligent” microchip near your abdomen that is intended to help control the appetite. One quick procedure and you will potentially want less food.
  • Pet grief
    4/6/2013
    Studies show that the death of a pet often affects survivors as much as the death of a human family member does.
  • High Sodium
    4/4/2013
    Recent research has found that ready-to-eat toddler products are very likely to be quite excessive in sodium content--and not the good kind.
  • Pre surgery low fat food
    4/2/2013
    According to new research, it’s possible that eating a low-fat diet for several weeks before surgery may significantly improve your outcome.
  • 3/30/2013
    Investigators from the University of Athens have discovered that coffee can make you live a lot longer--Greek coffee, that is.
  • 3/28/2013
    Recent research has found that hypnosis may bring some relief to Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers without adding any more medication to the picture.
  • Risk of smoking
    3/26/2013
    Kids whose parents divorced while they were under the age of 18 have a much greater chance of starting to smoke as they get older.
  • Ancient mummies
    3/23/2013
    Researchers find atherosclerosis in one-third of ancient mummies. It's the same rate of the disease as we have in modern times.
  • Female life expectancy
    3/21/2013
    New research has found that the lifespans of women in sections of the United States are actually lower than they were in previous years
  • Sleeping disorder
    3/19/2013
    Insomnia has been linked to a number of health issues, the latest of which is the potential development of heart failure, according to a new study.
  • Outlook on Life
    3/16/2013
    New research has found that those who have a pessimistic outlook about the future stand a greater chance of having an extended lifespan than the optimists among us.
  • What is your average caloric intake?
    3/14/2013
    Several studies show that Americans consume fewer calories than they did 10 years ago, and they also eat less junk food--but obesity rates continue to climb.

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