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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
List of products containing Sucralose

List of products containing Sucralose

There has been so much controversy surrounding artificial sweeteners and Splenda is no exception. Its slogan “Made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar has changed” after the company was sued and  became: “Just What’s Good — it’s made from sugar. It tastes like sugar. But it’s not sugar.” Sucralose […]

by January 21, 2014
A list of GMO-free food companies

A list of GMO-free food companies

What is GMO? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and is defined as “an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.” The technique used to create GMOs is called recombinant DNA. DNA molecules from different organisms are combined to create one molecule of DNA, and are […]

by December 29, 2013
New technique detects glaucoma early

New technique detects glaucoma early

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. “Glaucoma is not just one eye disease, but a group of eye conditions resulting in optic nerve damage, which may cause loss of vision,” states Mayo Clinic, “abnormally high pressure inside your eye (intraocular pressure) usually, but […]

by October 28, 2013
New study shows bee venom kills HIV

New study shows bee venom kills HIV

We owe so much to our bees. A recent study shows another reason to thank them. A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis discovered bee venom contains a toxin called “melittin” may help kill the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It seems to work by puncturing the protective […]

by October 27, 2013
Health benefits of sleeping

Health benefits of sleeping

Do not ignore the power of a good night’s sleep. Good sleep has become somewhat of a rarity these days. People believe that they can get by without an adequate amount of sleep. A lack of sleep can contribute to health risks in the long run, so it is important […]

by September 23, 2013
5 reasons to re-think using your microwave

5 reasons to re-think using your microwave

Microwave defines functionality at its best. You just put the food in it, program the time needed, and in the blink of an eye you have a meal. Microwaves have become a predominant device in many households, as very few people have time or “take the time” to cook a […]

by September 9, 2013