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Standing linked with better heart health

Standing linked with better heart healthNumerous studies have come out highlighting the dangers of long hours of sitting. New research suggests if you want to improve blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol it’s best to stand.

Australian researchers tracked the activity of 782 men and women …

Liver health called factor in pneumonia risk

Liver health called factor in pneumonia riskNew research reveals the health of the liver plays a role in susceptibility in pneumonia. The findings come from Boston University School of Medicine.

Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death in children worldwide, according to the World Health …

How to get the most out of this healthy oil

Olive oil: Health benefits and cooking methodsIn many heart-healthy and even brain-healthy diets they rave about the use of olive oil. Olive oil, especially the extra virgin type, has been shown to be beneficial to overall health, but is typically advised not to cook with.…

Seniors taking twice as many mental health drugs as other adults: Study

seniordrugsA new study reveals, senior citizens in America, make fewer visits to psychiatrists than younger adults, but receive more than twice the prescriptions for mental health medications.

This is the first study to compare mental health treatment in patients aged …

Autism could cost U.S. $1 Trillion by 2025: health economists

autismA recent report released by health economists at the University of Carolina Davis estimates that autism spectrum disorders could cost the U.S. government $1 trillion in expenses by 2015.

According to the report, the total costs of caring for all …

Effects of wildfires and heart health

effects of wildfires on heart healthWildfires have become an all too common occurrence in the United States. So far this year there have been more than 29-thousand wildfires in the U.S. Daily news reports often focus on how wildlife, natural resources and property are at …

Brain health linked to rhythms of brain waves

musicbrainThe University of Berkeley has released a study that could help people suffering from brain disorders find better treatment.

The amount of neurons firing in the brain can be fast and furious. Researchers have compared the rhythms of healthy brains …

You’re most likely not eating these essential health foods

essential health foods

Most likely, when you were growing up, in school your teachers showed you a food pyramid. Each colored block indicated the recommended serving of each essential food group. Maybe in your earlier years you didn’t have many issues following these …

Why uncontrollable laughter and crying is a serious health concern…

pseudobulbar - neurological disorder

On the stage of life, our emotions tend to mimic classic theatre masks. Representing the division between comedy and tragedy, the masks are symbols of drama. Simply put, when something is funny, we laugh. When something is sad, we cry. …

Asparagus: Nutrition and health benefits

nutritional facts and health benefits of asparagusDon’t let the side effect of smelly urine turn you off asparagus, it packs many essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. Let’s further explore the nutritional value of asparagus along with how it can improve our health.

Nutritional …

Health effects from air travel can be relieved with elderberries

air travel side effectAlthough travelling the world can be an enlightening, enjoyable experience, there are negative health effects associated with international air travel. When embarking on international flights – typically quite long – flyers may experience cold and flu like symptoms.

Researchers at …

Scared of spiders? Why it’s good for your health

behavioral immune systemsSome of us can’t handle the sight of insects; others are sensitive to smells. Whatever causes you fear or disgust is actually working to improve your health. In fact, every time you recoil in disgust, you’re actively using your behavioral

Less than 1 in 6 healthcare workers not removing protective gear correctly

healthcare-protective-gearAccording to the University of Wisconsin, less than one in six health care workers remove their protective garments correctly. The CDC has set recommendations which health care workers should comply with after visiting infected patients; this includes how to properly …

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