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  • 10/27/2011
    In the near future, instead of being subjected to electronic scanners at airports, you may be searched by mice.
  • 10/25/2011
    Green tea offers health benefits; that much we have known for years. But it seems to be taking a while for the medical establishment to catch up with the natural health movement in determining just how good green tea can be.
  • 10/22/2011
    New research has found that there is a tick parasite that has been transmitted through blood transfusions appearing in the blood supply. Babesiosis, carried and transmitted by deer ticks throughout the Northeast and northern Midwest United States, is now the most commonly reported infectious agent spread by blood transfusion, according to a study performed by the CDC.
  • 10/20/2011
    A new study tells us that moods may fluctuate according to some universal schedule tied to the hours of the day and that governs people all over the globe, regardless of location or events.
  • 10/18/2011
    Between the ages of 20-29, testosterone levels drop for all men. Men without children have a 12 to 15 percent decrease in testosterone, while men with a baby between one month and a year old have a 30 percent decrease. Those with infants younger than one month old experience the greatest decline, with levels four to five times lower than men with no children and twice as low as fathers of older children.
  • 10/15/2011
    New research has found that even just "a little elevation" in blood pressure -- what previously was considered safe -- can increase your risk of stroke.
  • 10/13/2011
    A recent study has found that a significant portion of men have sperm that is missing a protective protein. When not present, sperm have a much tougher time getting through the cervical mucus and past the immune system cells ready to attack foreign bodies.
  • 10/11/2011
    A recent study by scientists at facilities around the world found that the countries with the highest income levels also report some of the highest levels of depression.
  • 10/8/2011
    Research has shown time and again that being admitted to a hospital intensive care unit during weekends and evenings translates to an 8 to 13 percent increased chance of mortality compared to a weekday admission.
  • 10/6/2011
    Pending legislation would force tobacco companies to attach very graphic warning labels, including disturbing images, to cigarette packages.
  • 10/4/2011
    A new version of the swine flu has been identified in two children in the United States. his H3N2 swine flu is a variant that has added a gene from the 2009 version of H1N1. Transmission between humans appears to be likely since the child in Indiana was not directly exposed to any pigs but did come into contact with an adult who had been around pigs.
  • 10/1/2011
    As of this morning, 16 people around the United States have died from eating listeria infected cantaloupes and 72 have been sickened. In addition, one death has occurred in a state not on the distribution list (Maryland), a fact that has the officials alarmed.
  • 9/29/2011
    FoodCorps is an offshoot of Americorps -- the evolution of the old VISTA program --  will train a team of idealistic young adults to go into low-income communities to make a difference in how and what people eat.
  • 9/27/2011
    According to a new study that took place at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, cardiovascular exercise was found to burn the fat around the midsection off more effectively than a weight training workout -- and in particular visceral fat, the dangerous fat parked around your internal organs.
  • Are Bacon and Diabetes Connected?
    9/24/2011
    According to a recent study, regular consumption of all forms of red meat will make you a candidate for diabetes.  A recent study a the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, found that even eating small portions of red meat will greatly raise your risk. But the issue may be more complicated than the researchers believe.
  • 9/22/2011
    A recent study that took place at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel, found that lab coats, scrubs, and other articles of medical clothing were more often than not contaminated by various types of bacteria, including the potentially deadly MRSA. The researchers tested the garments worn by 60 doctors and 75 registered nurses on duty and discovered illness-causing bacteria on more than 60 percent of them.
  • 9/20/2011
    A British study found a significant relationship between height and cancer. The study, conducted by Oxford University, found that for every additional four inches of height over 5'1", the risk of cancer increased by 16 percent.
  • 9/17/2011
    Some experts calling on the federal government to start taxing unhealthy foods. Although debatable whether such a tax would actually work, the experts do raise a few good points.
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    9/15/2011
    Research, out of Germany, shows dogs can identify people who have lung tumors better than current medical testing, just by sniffing them.
  • 9/13/2011
    Whatever you do, laugh. One recent study has found that laughing literally opens the blood vessels. A second study found that laughing and music lower blood pressure significantly -- and the benefit continues for months.
  • 9/10/2011
    60 percent of the more than 150 2011-model car seats tested by the non-profit group Healthystuff.org contain "chemicals of concern."The chemicals they discovered in the products include brominated flame retardants, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury.
  • 9/8/2011
    According to a recent study by an international team of researchers at various European institutions, the answer is that it's not especially effective. Breast cancer screening was not shown to have a major impact on the reduction of breast cancer mortality in the recent past.
  • 9/6/2011
    A study from the University of Washington has found yet another strike against substances that launder your clothing. It turns out that using the most popular brands of scented laundry detergent leads to dangerous emissions that come out the vent when running clothing through the dryer.
  • 9/3/2011
    Once the body has adapted to regular, large quantities of alcohol over the course of months or years -- or sometimes just in a matter of weeks, in the case of some binge drinkers -- your body begins to expect high levels of alcohol and you can become physically ill without a drink.
  • 9/1/2011
    The stress levels of the alpha male, at least among baboons, were found to be much higher than those of the beta males who are immediately below him in status. And we all know what stress can do to your health.

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