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Too many diet drinks may cause heart risks in older women

Too many diet drinks may cause heart risks in older women

Diet sodas have been marketed as a better drink choice than regular soda. New ads from major soda companies have promoted their efforts to reduce obesity, help with diabetes by releasing a product that has much fewer calories and less or no sugar compared to regular soda. But there is […]

by April 15, 2014
Study shows that eating watermelon could lower blood pressure

Study shows that eating watermelon could lower blood pressure

Watermelon is a favorite amongst kids and adults alike. This organic food is sweet, juicy and packed with health benefits. It is also a great source of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system and lycopene, which may help prevent heart disease. A new study may add to this already […]

by April 14, 2014
Eating beans, chickpeas, lentils or peas daily can reduce bad cholesterol

Eating beans, chickpeas, lentils or peas daily can reduce bad cholesterol

Legumes are a group of vegetables that include beans, peas, lentils, and many more. They are very versatile foods, and provide a lot of nutrition. Legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat, which has more fat and cholesterol. Now a new study from a team at the St. Michael’s […]

by April 13, 2014
FDA changes prescription regulations for acetaminophen products

FDA changes prescription regulations for acetaminophen products

Acetaminophen is sold under the brand name Tylenol, and is found in virtually every household and supermarket. When not taken with caution, it can cause serious damage to health and a trip to the emergency room. According to a report published in the journal Hepatology: Acetaminophen overdose is the leading […]

by April 12, 2014
Anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills now linked to risk of death

Anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills now linked to risk of death

Nowadays, anxiety disorders and sleeping disorders are becoming more common. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population).” The National Heart, Lung, […]

by April 10, 2014
Find your diabetes risk score with a simple test

Find your diabetes risk score with a simple test

Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect how your body reacts to blood glucose, also known as blood sugar. Glucose is crucial because it is what gives energy and helps build cells and tissues. It also fuels the brain. If you have diabetes, no matter the type, it means […]

by April 9, 2014
How to contact the FDA about new food label regulations

How to contact the FDA about new food label regulations

Have you ever wanted to make suggestions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on regulating food labels to make sure they are safe and that harmful ingredients are clearly labeled? Now is your chance to do just that. SO TAKE CONTROL OF THE FOOD YOU EAT. The FDA is […]

by April 8, 2014
How to exercise and enjoy the outdoors if you are an allergy sufferer

How to exercise and enjoy the outdoors if you are an allergy sufferer

Spring is a beautiful season where flowers bloom and the weather is comfortably pleasant. It is a season that represents rebirth, life, and new beginnings. However, for allergy sufferers it can be the most dreaded season of the year Many allergy sufferers avoid the outdoors and even reduce all activities […]

by April 3, 2014