Health

Teens May Be Ingesting This Dangerous Drug Without Knowing It

February 11, 2019

Here’s a primer for parents on this cocaine-like drug and its serious side effects. Less than 1 percent of high school kids report using the club drug nicknamed “flakka.” But more may be exposed to this dangerous synthetic drug than they realize, especially if they take more popular club drugs such as ecstasy or Molly. […]

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Should I Plan for Home Health Care After Surgery in Advance?

February 7, 2019

Knowing you have surgery coming up can be stressful when there are no definite plans on who will be able to assist you with basic, everyday care. Home health assistance is the solution you need to get the care it takes to fully recuperate. Will you be alone for long periods of time? It can […]

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Sleep Apnea and Bad Mood: How Air Pollution Can Affect You

February 5, 2019

Air pollution could affect your upper airways and increase your risk of sleep apnea, but other factors are likely also involved. Scientists have long known about the effects that air pollution can have on our health, causing problems like respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. In recent months, air pollution has been making headlines, first after wildfire […]

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Listeria Fruit Recall: FDA Warns Aldi, Costco, and Walmart Shoppers

February 4, 2019

A recall has pulled thousands of cartons of fruit off shelves and potentially exposed consumers in 18 states to deadly bacteria. But there’s a silver lining, experts say. The recall underscores the effectiveness of food safety systems in place to catch such contaminants. Peaches, plums, and nectarines sold at stores such as Aldi, Costco, and […]

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High blood pressure linked to zinc deficiency

January 29, 2019

Hypertension is incredibly common; understanding how it works is vital. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a huge and growing health concern in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, hypertension affects more than 100 millionpeople in the U.S. Over recent years, researchers have noted a relationship between lower zinc levels and hypertension. However, to […]

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Those Avocados in Your Kitchen May Be Contaminated, Here’s What to Do

January 12, 2019

The FDA recently found one fifth of the avocados they tested were contaminated with dangerous bacteria, but consumers can take simple steps to prevent foodborne illness. With the Super Bowl only weeks away, avocados have been added to the list of produce with potential bacterial contamination. But don’t worry, your pregame guacamole should still be […]

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Why Researchers Say Fetal Tissue Is Essential for Medical Research

January 9, 2019

Republican leaders want to ban fetal tissue, but researchers say that would harm efforts to find treatments for HIV and other diseases. New efforts by some Republicans in Washington have brought the use of fetal tissue in medical research back under scrutiny. But those efforts to restrict its use have also highlighted how critical fetal […]

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Going To University May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease; These 5 Foods May Help Keep Your Heart Healthy Too

December 27, 2018

Here’s another reason to take your education seriously. According to a latest study, those who go for higher education or stay in education for a longer period of their lives are less likely to develop heart disease.  The study published in The British Medical Journal revealed that the number of years spent in education may […]

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Women Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer After Childbirth

December 22, 2018

However, researchers say the overall risk remains low and the odds even out after 20 years. Women who have recently given birth may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Past research has suggested giving birth provides a protective effect against breast cancer, but new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has concluded that […]

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How Helping People Affects Your Brain

December 17, 2018

Research shows why it’s physically better for us to give than receive. Thanksgiving is an important time of year for Amy de la Fuente. Her grandmother passed away on the holiday so it’s a tradition for the 26-year-old’s entire family to come together in Santa Rosa, California, and honor her memory. Yet, de la Fuente […]

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