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Quick Bursts Of Physical Activity As Good As A Workout

Quick Bursts Of Physical Activity

A new U.S. study suggests that quick bursts of physical activity, such as walking a flight of stairs, can be as good as a workout at the gym. The study found that quick exercise bursts, from anything from quick walks to chores around the house, can lead to and maintain as healthy of a lifestyle […]

February 4th, 2013 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

HealthCare “Individual Mandate” To Leave 30 Million Uninsured

Healthcare Individual Mandate

On Wednesday the American government released details on how to implement the “individual mandate” provision in healthcare legislation that was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March of 2010. Starting in 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require that the majority of  individuals get healthcare insurance or pay a […]

February 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

Gatorade Will Drop BVO Following Consumer Complaints

Gatorade Will Drop BVO

Following consumer complaints, PepsiCo announced on Friday that it would remove brominated vegetable oil, BVO, from citrus-flavored Gatorade sold in the United States. Sarah Kavanagh, a Mississippi teenager launched a petition online in November that drew attention from the media, including a story on Monday in the Tribune; however, the company attributed the removal to earlier complaints. […]

February 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

33 Deaths In Pakistan Linked To Cough Syrup

33 Deaths In Pakistan Linked To Cough Syrup

LAHORE, Pakistan– Authorities in Pakistan are investigating claims that there have been 33 deaths in Pakistan linked to cough syrup in the last three days, according to a government official. This is the second time that medicine has been suspected in multiple deaths. The cough syrup deaths occurred in Gujranwala and nearby villages in the […]

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

Child Measles Deaths Surge In Pakistan

Child Measles Deaths Surge in Pakistan

KARACHI Pakistan – Child Measles deaths surged in Pakistan in 2012, with hundreds of children dying from the disease, according to report’s Tuesday from an international health body. Recently, officials in Pakistan said they launched a campaign to immunization children in the areas worst hit. However, the country continues to struggle with a besieged health-care […]

January 19th, 2013 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

Danger Differences With New SARS-Like Virus Dubbed hCoV-EMC

SARS-like virus

The new SARS-like virus that killed five people and made sick four others has important, and possibly dangerous differences than the virus that was the cause of the deadly 2003 SARS outbreak, according to a report by researchers. According to Dr. Christian Drosten of the University of Bonn Medical Center in Germany, and colleagues, the […]

January 1st, 2013 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

Canadian Government Done With Medical Marijuana – Angering Health Professionals

medical marijuana

The Canadian federal government will be getting out of the medical marijuana business, a move that has angered physicians and pharmacists. Leona Aglukkaq, the Federal health minister announced on Sunday in Vancouver Canada that Health Canada will no longer distribute or produce medical marijuana. Instead, they will contract the work out to private companies, who […]

December 31st, 2012 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

Learning More About Severe Morning Sickness From Kate Middleton

severe morning sickness

Weeks ago, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, shone a light on a rare condition, called hyperemesis gravidarum, similar to, but more severe than morning sickness. While morning sickness commonly causes vomiting and nausea, this type causes pregnant women to become dehydrated causing electrolyte disturbance, weight loss and malnutrition. Hospitalization is sometimes a necessary precaution […]

December 29th, 2012 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes May Increase After Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes

Some women surviving breast cancer may have a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to doctors who are suggesting screening and prevention for the disease. With the knowledge that women suffering from diabetes have an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer than those without, researchers set out to look into the reverse: do […]

December 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

Even Light Smoking Increases Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Women

Smoking causes high risk of sudden cardiac arrest

A new study on smoking finds that many people may be in for a surprise when they find out that they have to worry about the serious side-effects of smoking even if they aren’t a pack a day smoker. The study, led by researchers at the Canadian University of Alberta’s Mazankowksi Heart Institute, discovered that […]

December 19th, 2012 | Posted in Well-Being | Read More »

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