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November, 2012

  • 22 November

    Wine during pregnancy links to lower IQ score among children

    Doctors always advice women to abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy,  but some may say some wine every once in a while is fine. A new study shows that drinking one or two glasses of wine a week during pregnancy may have an impact on a child’s IQ. In  the …

  • 19 November

    Teens using protein shakes and supplements to bulk up

    According to the latest research, teens may be relying more heavily on muscle-building supplements and protein shakes than previously believed. According to a survey taken by study authors, 35% of all males and females polled reported using protein powders or shakes and almost 6% admitted to taking steroids. This marks …

  • 16 November

    5-Hour Energy Drink Blamed for 13 Deaths

    The Food and Drug Administration has received claims that the popular energy beverage, 5-Hour energy has been linked to 33 illnesses requiring hospitalization and 13 deaths in the past 4 years and now the federal government and the New York Attorney General’s Office are launching an official investigation. The 2oz …

  • 15 November

    New Study finds that 371 million have diabetes worldwide, and half don’t know it

    According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), a record breaking 371 people are now affected by diabetes globally and nearly 2 million of them don’t know they have the illness. The findings were released as part of November 14th’s World Diabetes Day 2012 and many of the numbers are truly …

  • 13 November

    ‘Baby Joey’ now a television star after appearing on ‘Today’

    Three month old Joey Powling first took the internet by storm and now he’s off to a successful start in television, appearing on the ‘Today’ show and ‘Inside Edition’ on Monday. Joey first came into the public spotlight after his uncle, Matt Tassone, posted a picture of him sporting a …

  • 12 November

    When should you take an antibiotic?

    With the official arrival of cold and flu season, and the coughs, congestion and runny noses that come along with it, it can be hard to know when to eat some chicken soup and when to head to the doctor for a prescription. In honor of the CDC’s “Get Smart …

  • 10 November

    Researchers find link between asthma and menstrual cycle

    According to a new study, a woman’s menstrual cycle has a direct impact on respiratory problems and can increase asthma symptoms. A Norwegian study has found that women suffer from more severe respiratory symptoms during ovulation than at other times during the month. “The effects of the menstrual cycle on …

  • 8 November

    American Heart Association warns against top 6 salty foods

    The American Heart Association warned adults about the “salty six” today, 6 common foods in the American diet that contain excessive levels of salt. “Excess sodium in our diets has less to do with what we’re adding to our food and more to do with what’s already in the food,” …

  • 6 November

    How old you look may indicate heart disease

    According to a new study how old you look could be directly connected to your risk for heart disease. People with receding hairlines or balding, creases near the earlobes and eyelid bumps may be at a higher risk for heart trouble than people the same age that appear younger. Researches …

  • 6 November

    UK Product Could Detect HIV

    UK researchers have developed a cheap test which could detect even low levels of viruses and some cancers. The color of the liquid changes to give a negative or positive result. The designers from the Imperial college London says that the device could lead to more widespread testing for HIV …