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Mike and Julie were eagerly counting down the days until they’d get to meet their baby girl, Emma. But hours after her birth, their joy...
Health insurance plans may make opioid epidemic worse

Health insurance plans may make opioid epidemic worse

Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study from Johns...
Why is chocolate so bad for dogs

Why is chocolate so bad for dogs?

Dark, milk, semi-sweet or white, chocolate is a favorite treat for many –-many humans that is. As much as we like it, chocolate can be...
Gut microbes are tiny sensors of your general health

Gut microbes are tiny sensors of your general health

The number of studies that have found a link between a disease and a specific gut microbiome composition seems to be ever increasing. Until recently,...
To lower your diabetes risk, get enough vitamin D

To lower your diabetes risk, get enough vitamin D

In a recent study, researchers from University of California San Diego find that people with vitamin D deficiency may have much greater risk of...
Drinking coffee could help lower risk of death

Drinking coffee could help lower risk of death

Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of death, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine — including heavy coffee...
Babies introduced to solids early slept longer and woke less frequently

Babies introduced to solids early slept longer and woke less frequently

A new study has found that babies introduced to solid foods early, slept longer, woke less frequently at night and suffered fewer serious sleep...
7 tips to clean your fruits, vegetables

7 tips to clean your fruits, vegetables

Federal health officials estimate that nearly 48 million people are sickened by food contaminated with harmful germs each year, and some of the causes...
Research Check- will binge-watching TV increase your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes?

Research Check: will binge-watching TV increase your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes?

A recent study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise was reported in many media outlets as a bringer of...
High body fitness linked to lowest dementia risk

High body fitness linked to lowest dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers find that women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia, compared...
Exercise determines body fat better than gene

Exercise determines body fat better than gene

With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain. Although many women may blame genetics for...
Meal replacement could hurt your hart function temporally

Meal replacement could hurt your heart function temporally

Crash diets, also called meal replacement programs, have become increasingly fashionable in the past few years. A recent study from University of Oxford shows that...
Doctors may lack self-awareness when prescribing opioids

Doctors may lack self-awareness when prescribing opioids

As health providers struggle to curb the epidemic of opioid abuse, a recent study has found that 65% of emergency department (ED) physicians surveyed...
5 things you can do to prevent cancer

5 simple things you can do to prevent cancer

Cancer is collection of related diseases. In all kinds of cancer, some body cells begin to divide and cannot be stopped. Eventually they spread into...

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps treat teen obsessive-compulsive disorder

Most people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) — between 1 and 3 percent of the U.S. adult population — are diagnosed by the time they...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

When a child is from unintended pregnancy, s/he is more likely to have depression syndrome in early adult years. This is the finding of a...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...
Foods for people that are bad for your dog

Foods for people that are bad for your dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods...
5 exercises that do wonders for your health

5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...