Monthly Archives: July 2013

Study Does Not Show Link Between Mercury and Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2008, 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A recent  2011-12 national survey of parents reported levels of 1 in 50 US children.  For unknown reasons, the prevalence of ASD increases ever year. There seems to be a […]

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Skipping Breakfast May Be Linked to Heart Disease

A common guideline used to promote good health is to always eat breakfast; eating breakfast helps regulate blood sugar and has been show to aide with weight loss. However, new research shows that skipping breakfast may also be linked to increased heart disease in men. The study, which was published in the journal, Circulation, found […]

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Positive Outlook Good for Your Health

Happiness may be good for your health. A recent study at John Hopkins found that people who had a positive outlook on life had a lower incidence of heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues.  In fact, when examining data over a 25 year period, those with lower anxiety, higher energy, and a better mood had […]

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Cell Phone Used Linked to Decreased Physical Activity

Individuals who spend a great deal of time engaged in sedentary behaviors, such as watching television, playing video games, and working on the computer, tend to be less physically active and are at a greater risk for health problems. Since people can be mobile while on cell phones, researchers decided to investigate whether there was […]

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New Study Ties Fish Oil to Prostate Cancer

Fish oils are a popular supplement due to their anti-inflammatory effects and cardiovascular benefits. Evidence suggests they help reduce triglycleride levels, lower blood pressure, and help prevent heart disease ands stroke.  Millions of American take these supplements on a daily basis. Despite the health benefits of fish oils, a new study published in the Journal of […]

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