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An Apple a Day Keeps CVD Away

An Apple a Day Keeps CVD Away

Think of the possibilities if every old wives’ tale or aphorism heard growing up turned out to be true. Yet, still more research supports the wisdom of an apple a day (or some fruit) keeping the doctor – or cardiovascular disease (CVD) – away. Eating an apple or another type of fruit daily can lower a person’s […]

Food Gap Between Rich and Poor is Widening

Food Gap Between Rich and Poor is Widening

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer describes more than bank accounts; it describes eating habits. The poverty gap is widening in many ways, including the food eaten by rich and poor Americans. Wealthy people eat better than ever before, whereas the poor are eating far worse, despite efforts to provide higher-quality food […]

Health News: GLV Daily Digest for September 2, 2014

Health News: GLV Daily Digest for September 2, 2014

The health news daily digest from Guardian Liberty Voice for Monday September 2, 2014 includes a report on the human trail of the Ebola virus vaccine set to begin this week. Today’s digest also looks at the action being taken by eating disorder advocates this month, and the concept of the “coffee nap.” Ebola Vaccine Human Trials […]

Fitbit Allows Boss to Track Employee Exercise to Cut Insurance Costs

Fitbit Allows Boss to Track Employee Exercise to Cut Insurance Costs

Wearable fitness trackers are a way for people to track their steps and determine how much exercise they are getting. Now these devices, such as the popular Fitbit, are also coming into use as part of corporate wellness programs, as they encourage employees to become more fit, potentially cutting insurance costs, and allowing the boss to track […]

Breastfeeding May Increase Healthy Eating Habits in Later Life

Breastfeeding May Increase Healthy Eating Habits in Later Life

Breastfeeding a child might increase the chances of that child developing healthy eating habits in later life according to a new report partially funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers observed more than 1,500 mothers and concluded that those who were able to breastfeed their children for a longer period of time produced […]

Miracle Child Born Without a Brain Has Died 12 Years Later [Video]

Miracle Child Born Without a Brain Has Died 12 Years Later [Video]

A miracle child born in Louisiana who suffered from a rare condition in which he was born without a brain has died 12 years later. Trevor Judge Waltrip was originally given a year at best for survival but has defied the odds by living an additional 11 years. Trevor was born with a rare condition […]

Congo Ebola Virus Outbreak Death Toll Reaches 31

Congo Ebola Virus Outbreak Death Toll Reaches 31

The death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo from the Ebola virus has reached 31 people. The virus was confirmed in the northern region of Djera, a collection of villages, last week and is a different strain of the disease than that which is currently effecting the nations of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in West Africa. […]

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Protects Against Heart Disease Study Shows

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Protects Against Heart Disease Study Shows

In a study published this week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that participants who were put on a low-carbohydrate diet fared better in terms of protection from heart disease than those put on a low-fat diet did. The researchers sought to measure the effects that the low-fat diet, popular among people […]

Potted Plants Boost Productivity

Potted Plants Boost Productivity

The quest to design the perfect workspace, one that keeps management and employees happy, is never ending as new office furniture, cubicles and layouts are toyed with. The latest idea being touted in that putting potted plants in the workplace will make workers happy and boost their productivity. Psychologists have found that simply by adding […]

Coffee Nap More Effective at Increasing Alertness Than Coffee or Sleep

Coffee Nap More Effective at Increasing Alertness Than Coffee or Sleep

A study conducted at Loughborough University demonstrated that the “Coffee Nap,” which consists of a strong cup of coffee followed by at 15-20 minute sleep period, is more effective in increasing levels of alertness than either coffee or sleep alone. The study was published almost 20 years ago, but has recently hit the headlines again. Similar studies have been conducted since, […]

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