Study: Church Attendance Linked to Physical and Psychological Health, Marriage Stability, Longer Life
Dec 05, 2016 Church attendance is linked to longer life, physical and psychological health, and greater marital stability, according to a new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH).
Half of U.S. Counties in Danger of Lyme Disease due to Carrier Ticks
Jan 20, 2016 A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that Lyme disease has spread to almost half of the counties in the United States. According to the agency, areas in the country that previously did not have this disease are now in danger of being affected by this infection.
Leafy Green Vegetables Found to Decrease Risk of Glaucoma
Jan 18, 2016 A new study has revealed that a diet composed of green leafy vegetables is effective against the development of the most prevalent type of glaucoma. According to the researchers who carried out the study, this finding can significantly help those at risk of going blind due to this eye disease
New Study Reveals E-Cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Quit
Jan 14, 2016 Generally, electronic cigarettes are being marketed as safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes. This also led to the idea that e-cigs and vapes can be used to help conventional smokers quit their unhealthy habit.
Healthcare Company Issues Recall on Children’s Cough Syrup Due to Fears of Overdosing
Jan 14, 2016 The guaifenesin grape liquid and guaifenesin BM cherry liquid, which are cough syrups made for children, are being recalled by manufacturer Perrigo due to an inaccuracy in their packaged oral dosing cups. According to reports, the recall was made to prevent possible cases of overdosing on the cough syrups.
Cure for Cancer Found? Common Painkiller Drug Found to be Effective Against Fatal Disease
Jan 13, 2016 Researchers have discovered that a painkiller commonly used to treat various conditions including migraines, arthritis and fever contain certain properties that can fight off the development of cancer. The findings of the researchers were based on both current and previous studies regarding the effects of the drug on this fatal disease.
Allergies Linked to Neanderthal DNA According to New Study
Jan 11, 2016 Sneezing and tearing up are some of the body's most common allergic reactions. Although these are natural responses, their degree vary for each person.
Fitbit Users Sue Company due to Inaccurate Heart Rate Monitor Tracking
Jan 08, 2016 A group of Fitbit users have filed a class-action lawsuit against the California-based tech firm due to the inaccurate data produced by its PurePulse heart rate monitor. According to the plaintiffs, the company falsely advertised the features of its Fitbit Charge HR and Surge wearable devices.
Government Releases Latest Dietary Guidelines with New Limits on Sugar, gets Sued Immediately
Jan 08, 2016 The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services has just released the latest draft for the country's dietary guidelines. But, only less than a day after its release, a group of vegan advocates immediately sued the government over one of the revisions made in the draft.
FDA Issues Ban on Three Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used in Food Packaging like Pizza Boxes and Popcorn Bags
Jan 07, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just implemented a new ruling that will ban the use of chemicals used in the packaging material for various popular food items such as pizza and microwaveable popcorn. According to the agency, these chemicals can lead to the development of cancer and birth defects.
Too Much Vitamin D can be Harmful for Seniors According to New Research
Jan 06, 2016 A new study carried out by researchers from Switzerland revealed how vitamin D can be dangerous for senior citizens. Based on their findings, taking too much vitamin D can increase the risk of falling among older adults.
Eating Sugar can Cause AND Spread Cancer According to New Study
Jan 04, 2016 A new study carried out by researchers from the University of Texas' MD Anderson Center revealed the role of sugar in the development of cancer. Based on their findings, diets high in sugar or fructose will not only cause breast cancer to grow, but these can also spread the effects of the disease
Cases of Winter Vomiting Disease on the Rise this Year
Dec 29, 2015 According to health officials, the number of norovirus, also known as winter vomiting disease, cases this year has spiked compared to 2014. Based on their investigations, experts noted that a new strain of the virus is infecting people in various states across the country.
Most People Ignore Dangerous Symptoms of Cardiac Arrest According to New Study
Dec 28, 2015 A new study carried out by medical researchers revealed that many people ignore or accidentally miss the warning signs of cardiac arrests. According to the researchers, these symptoms sometimes appear weeks or even months before people feel the full effects of this condition.
Experts Urged U.S. Fashion Industry to Follow France’s New Bill Banning Extremely Thin Models on the Runway
Dec 25, 2015 Two health experts are calling for the fashion industry in the U.S. to implement necessary guidelines to promote a healthier body image among the models. According to them, the country should follow what France has done by passing a bill that prohibits fashion models who are too thin from working.