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7 dangers of artificial sweeteners

7 dangers of artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners have been the subject of controversy for years, ever since saccharin, the first no calorie sweetener was discovered. Researchers are finding new health concerns with these no calorie sweeteners. Let’s take a look at seven potential dangers of artificial sweeteners. 1. They trick your taste buds: Artificial sweeteners, even […]

by February 23, 2014
Smoking linked to most common type of breast cancer

Smoking linked to most common type of breast cancer

We have all heard before how detrimental smoking is to our health. Years of research have shown that cigarettes are one of the most dangerous products that humans consume, if not the most dangerous. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every year, an estimated 443,000 people die […]

by February 21, 2014
Early depression treatment prevents heart problems

Early depression treatment prevents heart problems

Depression is a serious mental illness that can be debilitating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , an estimate 1 in 10 U.S. adults report depression. Though depression is a condition in the brain, it can affect many parts of the body. New research shows that […]

by February 16, 2014
Guidelines for stroke prevention in women

Guidelines for stroke prevention in women

Guidelines for stroke prevention in women Though incidences of strokes have decreased significantly since the early 90s, more women die from them than men. There were no official guidelines for  stroke prevention in women until now with the help of an expert from the University of Alabama. The American Stroke […]

by February 15, 2014
Fragmented sleep may accelerate tumor growth

Fragmented sleep may accelerate tumor growth

We have seen how sleeping provides many health benefits, from reducing stress, to controlling inflammation, and even increasing lifespan. Getting good sleep is one of the simplest step we can take to improve our overall health. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that an estimated 50-70 million US […]

by February 14, 2014
Omega-3 fatty acids lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Omega-3 fatty acids lower risk of type 2 diabetes

We have seen how omega-3s have antioxidant effects, boost memory, and even contribute to eye health. There is now mounting evidence that Omega-3’s have the potential to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. The results of a study from the 1980s have finally come in. After almost 20 years […]

by February 12, 2014
Tips on how to prevent the flu

Tips on how to prevent the flu

Tips on how to prevent the flu Our immune system is our first line of defense against the flu virus. Maintaining a healthy immune system should be a top priority, and becomes even more important during flu season. Adopting good health habits including diet, exercise, adequate sleep and hygiene can […]

by January 31, 2014
FDA takes a close look at antibacterial soaps

FDA takes a close look at antibacterial soaps

Do you still reach for hand soaps labeled “antibacterial”? Think again. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a new rule, requiring antibacterial soap and body wash manufacturers to prove that the products they make are more effective than just plain soap and water. Not only will they have […]

by January 27, 2014