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Soda Companies Say Cutting Calories, But A Marketing Ploy?

Soda Companies Say Cutting Calories, But A Marketing Ploy?

The announcement from the three largest soda corporations — Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group — said they are committed to reducing the number of calories Americans consume from their sugary drinks. Their pledge was to cut consumption by one-fifth within the next decade. While the soda companies’ promise about cutting calories sounds […]

Antidepressants May Not Increase Miscarriage Risk

Antidepressants May Not Increase Miscarriage Risk

Unlike previously believed, antidepressants may not increase the risk of having a miscarriage. However, that does not mean they are not harmful. It is extremely important to follow doctor’s advice when taking any medication during pregnancy. During a Danish study, almost 1.3 million pregnant women were tested. During the first month of pregnant, almost 23,000 […]

Flu Shot Rate Below Half

Flu Shot Rate Below Half

While Ebola fosters fear and fascination, many in the U.S. ignore a potentially killer disease until they catch it – influenza. In fact, the flu shot rate in the U.S. is below 50 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a “glass half empty” presentation by CDC Director Dr. […]

Men May Finally Take Birth Control Into Their Own Hands

Men May Finally Take Birth Control Into Their Own Hands

Men may soon be able to take birth control into their own hands. Many men dream of having more control over reproduction and not having to rely on the honesty and responsibility of women to prevent pregnancies. This has long been a dream of most women as well. In 2015 researchers will commence clinical human trials […]

Dry-Roasting Peanuts Might Be What Causes Allergic Reaction Study Suggests

Dry-Roasting Peanuts Might Be What Causes Allergic Reaction Study Suggests

A recent study has suggested the process of dry-roasting peanuts might be responsible for the allergic reactions that some people have to them. According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), nut allergies are very common, and in some people are extremely dangerous. The study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. […]

Stress: Unusual Signs and Symptoms

Stress: Unusual Signs and Symptoms

Stress can impact people in a number of ways, not only physically but mentally as well. It can also have a significant negative effect on the body, mind, relationships, happiness, and work, as well as an individual’s overall health and well-being. While small amounts of stress can actually be healthy and likely will not cause […]

Never Forget Alzheimer’s

Never Forget Alzheimer’s

Over this past summer, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was at the forefront of people’s charity giving, however, other diseases like Alzheimer’s should never be forgotten. Around the country this weekend people attended Walk to End Alzheimer’s events. At these walks, there are never survivors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

Two Illinois Women Have Died From West Nile Virus

Two Illinois Women Have Died From West Nile Virus

Two Illinois women who had contracted the West Nile virus have died, therefore becoming the state’s first two deaths from the infection in 2014, announced public health officials on Thursday morning. They each had been diagnosed with the virus in the latter part of August. Their names have not been released to the public but […]

Scientist Claims Menopause Will Not Exist in 20 Years Time

Scientist Claims Menopause Will Not Exist in 20 Years Time

Scientist Aubrey de Grey has claimed that in 20 years time, the menopause may not exist. Dr de Grey predicts that the aging process can be halted and possibly even reversed in the future, meaning that women will no long have to go through the natural process of fertility change. The rapid progress in stem cell […]

Influenza Vaccination Researchers Debut New Way to Keep Children Healthy

Influenza Vaccination Researchers Debut New Way to Keep Children Healthy

Influenza vaccination researchers are debuting a new solution this year aimed at helping needle phobic children stay happy and healthy as flu season approaches. Although nasal spray influenza vaccines have been available for over a decade in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now stating a preference for the FluMist® version over the traditional […]

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