Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Benefit of Drinking Tea

All varieties of tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant. The most common varieties are green, white, black and oolong. Herbal tea and rooibos are not real teas, since they do not come from the plant. Studies have been done showing that people who drink tea have lower occurrences of atherosclerosis, heart disease, and digestive […]

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Beware of Supplement Called “Wow”

The FDA just released a report stating that the supplement sold under the name “Wow” is actually a dangerous supplement fraudulently being sold. Wow is really a supplement called Reumofan Plus, which poses serious health risks to consumers, such as liver problems, severe bleeding and stroke. This product should be stopped immediately and consult a […]

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Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries in Children

(From the American Academy of Pediatrics) Most injuries in children do not come from broken bones. Instead, they are a result of inuries to ligaments, tendons, and muscles, usually strains (muscle injury) or sprains (ligament injury). Overuse is the most common reason for these injuries. It is important not to ignore the damage of emotional […]

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Kids Who Are Physically Fit Do Better in School

A study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness found that students who were physically fit performed better academically in school than those who were less fit. Both their grades and test scores were higher. This was not effected by sex, race, or puberty status. Fitness was determined by flexibility, endurance, cardiorespiratory […]

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Delay in Food Safety Law Implementation

Two years ago, President Obama signed a new food safety law due to the outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in the US. ¬†However, the law has failed to be implemented due to limited resources in both funds and personnel. ¬†Some of the new regulations went into effect immediately, such as increased plant inspections and mandatory recalls. […]

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