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June, 2014

  • 13 June

    Anti – Stroke, Pro – tein

      A study published in the journal, Neurology, reports that diets heavy in protein will lower blood pressure, and in turn, minimize the possibility of stroke. The Nanjing University School of Medicine in China conducted the survey, and their researchers made this dramatic discovery by using meta-analyisis of any and …

  • 12 June

    Teenagers and Smoking: No Thanks

      In 1991, the percentage of teenagers who admitted to smoking cigarettes was at 27.5%, but a recent revelation gives hope for the future health and well-being of our country. According to a biennial survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2013 percentage for teen smoking has dipped to …

  • 11 June

    U.S. Diabetes Cases Rise at Alarming Rate

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the latest figures in what appears to be a losing battle against new cases of diabetes: from 2010-2012, three million people were diagnosed with the illness. This was an increase from 26 million to 29 million total individuals; nearly 1 …

  • 10 June

    Miracle Twins Give Each Other Space in Boston

    A Boston mother-to-be feared for the worst when she went into labor after only 24 weeks of pregnancy with her twin boys. When Lindalva DaSilva arrived at Tufts Medical Center, the doctors had only one option — deliver the babies, or at least they thought that would be the end …

  • 6 June

    Germaphobia and Your Kids: Not a Good Mix

      Germaphobia may have moved from annoying quirk to harmful habit. A study published in the  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, finds that newborn children who are in extra-clean environments are more likely to develop allergies, asthma and other related health issues, by the time they turn 3 years old. …

  • 2 June

    The Prostate Cancer Game Changer

    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) doctors and researchers joined together over the weekend to share a “practice-changing” study on the treatment of metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. The press briefing pointed to research that found patient survival rates dramatically increase for those who receive initial chemotherapy with docetaxel alongside hormone …

May, 2014

  • 29 May

    E-cigarettes are Tobacco — says WHO?

    Quick question: what is an e-cigarette? Is it a tobacco product? Could it be a solution to help you kick the habit? Or would you say it’s a cleaner, better smelling alternative to traditional smoking? If you said they are a solution and not the problem, then you might be …

  • 27 May

    Weight Loss Happy: Diet Soda & Dropping Pounds

    Researchers finally confirm what I’ve been saying forever: large amounts of diet cola are healthy! Well, the study did not go that far, but the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has determined that people attempting a weight loss program might be aided by drinks like Diet Coke …

February, 2014

  • 17 February

    Fellowes Air Purifier Keeps You Safe From The Flu and Inside Polluted Air

    This post brought to you by Fellowes . All opinions are 100% mine. If you are trying to stay healthy this season or protect yourself from allergies then it may be time for an Air Purifier. Perhaps you already have an air purifier but it is using old technology or …

  • 6 February

    Top Canadian Health Professionals Are In the HSAA

      Join Canada’s Top Health Professionals We are a firm believer in supporting things that are good for the world and what is better than protecting people’s health?! The HSAA is dedicated to bringing together the world’s top health professionals in Canada to protect people and form a great union. …