E-cigarettes Shown to Significantly Reduce Tobacco Cravings

By the end of the 8-month study, 21 percent of study participants had stopped smoking tobacco altogether and an additional 23 percent cut the number of tobacco cigarettes they smoked per day by half Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction. In a new study published in the International […]

Is Soda Killing Us? High-fructose Diet in Adolescence May Exacerbate Depression

Animal study shows that diet alters important pathways associated with brain’s response to stress The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress, according to new animal research scheduled for presentation at Neuroscience 2014, the annual meeting of the Society […]

Global Surge in ADHD Diagnosis Has More to Do With Marketing Than Medicine

You can’t catch attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet the diagnosis and treatment of this behavioral condition is spreading like a contagion — surging as much as tenfold in some countries. Call it an economic and cultural plague, but not necessarily a medical one, says Brandeis professor Peter Conrad. In a recent paper in the […]

Certain Ortega Taco Products Pulled from Shelves Over Undeclared Nut Ingredients

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Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by B&G Foods, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale certain Ortega Taco products after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients may contain peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe […]

Detergent Pods Pose Serious Poisoning Risk for Children

One young child per day hospitalized in 2012 and 2013 because of pods; researchers recommend households with young children use traditional detergent instead Laundry detergent pods began appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2010, and people have used them in growing numbers ever since. The small packets can be tossed into a washing machine […]

Allergy Sufferers Often Allergic to Their Treatment as Well

ATLANTA, GA (November 6, 2014) – Whether allergy sufferers have symptoms that are mild or severe, they really only want one thing: relief. So it’s particularly distressing that the very medication they hope will ease symptoms can cause different, sometimes more severe, allergic responses. According to a presentation at the American College of Allergy, Asthma […]

Why Women Buy Magazines That Promote Impossible Body Images

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study reveals the secret of how some fashion and beauty magazines continue to attract devoted audiences, even though they glamorize super-thin models that would seem to taunt normal-sized women. The research suggests that some readers, rather than comparing themselves unhappily with the thin models, may derive “thinspiration”: the belief that […]

Researchers Develop Blood Test to Diagnose Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

The research team previously identified that changes in the brain occur two decades before patients show signs of dementia. These changes can be detected through expensive brain imaging procedures. The new early detection blood-test could predict these changes and a person’s risk of developing AD much earlier than is currently possible. The blood test has […]

Mammography: What You Need to Know

Did you know that mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening? It’s true, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certifies facilities that perform mammography —and clears and approves new mammography devices—to help keep you safe. How Does the Test Work—and Is It Painful? A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray picture […]

Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

Implantable eye devices that improve vision up close could soon be a viable alternative for aging eyes in the United States CHICAGO – Oct. 18, 2014 – A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people over the age […]

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