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  • Beat the heat: Common sense ways to stay healthy in extreme temperatures
    Beat the heat: Common sense ways to stay healthy in extreme temperatures
    Summer climates are hard to cope with since each day seems to change drastically. One day the weather is calm and slightly cool and the next can provide extreme temperatures or high humidity. Unfortunately the combination of these two can lead to...
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    Worm Wars: controversy over deworming programs in the Third World
    Intestinal worms plague the children in most Third World nations. The five major soil-transmitted intestinal helminths infest hundreds of millions, stealing vital nutrients and causing life-threatening anemias. The Examiner spoke with Dr. Peter...
  • Preventing environmental cues from influencing your food choice
    Preventing environmental cues from influencing your food choice
    Author and researcher Brian Wansink noted "So many food decisions are made on mindless autopilot." He explains that the problem with this mindless autopilot or mindless eating is that "each of these small decisions is a point where...
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    Toll from Bronx outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease climbs
    The toll from a mysterious outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City's South Bronx continues to rise. WABC is reporting that as of July 31 there have been three deaths and a total of 57 confirmed illnesses. The city's Health...
  • Many teens not getting HPV vaccine says CDC
    Many teens not getting HPV vaccine says CDC
    Studies have proven that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the best method to prevent many types of cancer; however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on July 30 that many adolescents have not begun the series of three...
  • But does it contain vitamin D?
    Researchers: Vitamin D deficiency associated with Alzheimer's disease
    A pair of researchers from Shandong University of Technology in China has performed a meta-analysis showing that "lower vitamin D status may be associated with increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease [AD] and dementia."...
  • Non-invasive spinal cord stimulation can help paralyzed men move their legs
    Non-invasive spinal cord stimulation can help paralyzed men move their legs
    A new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation technique has helped five men with complete paralysis who, with training, were able to move their legs, say researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of California -...
  • Chemotherapy may be worse than no therapy
    Chemotherapy may be worse than no therapy
    The first rule of medicine is to do no harm. A new study evaluated the benefits versus harms for patients with advance cancers. They assessed the quality of life with and without the use of chemotherapy. They published their findings online in the...
  • Wearable computer watches
    The problem with wearable computers
    There is a bombardment of suggestive news in the media to get everyone to indulge in the purchase of the latest line of computer devices. In this case, wearable computers in the form of eyeglasses, watches and so on.These unlike other devices have...
  • Documentary shows not-so-sweet health effects of high-sugar diet
    Documentary shows not-so-sweet health effects of high-sugar diet
    Would you be willing to put your body through the ringer and risk your own health for the sake of medical inquiry? Australian actor/director Damon Gameau did just that to discover firsthand how a high sugar diet affects a healthy body. He...
  • Exhibition of a tuberculosis skin test
    Expert discusses tuberculosis amid south Texas outbreaks
    The city of El Paso, Texas, is dealing with two separate outbreaks of tuberculosis, one at a local elementary school and another at a halfway house. The latest data from the city health department, through July 29, shows 57 patients with latent or...
  • Costs for autism care soaring
    Costs for autism care soaring
    Overall, healthcare costs are on the rise; however the increase in some areas are front-runners. According to a new study. One of the front-runners is care for autism spectrum disorder. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have...
  • Feminine hygiene products: harmful or helpful?
    Feminine hygiene products: harmful or helpful?
    Many women worry about their feminine hygiene: Will these sanitary pads absorb my menstrual blood effectively? Can someone tell if I'm menstruating? Am I fresh enough? Many women have these worries, and a plethora of products are available to...
  •  Summer foot health: taking good care of your feet in the summer
    Summer foot health: taking good care of your feet in the summer
    It's summertime - that time for sandals and swimming pools, for sunny days and painted toenails. However, summer can be hard on your feet. High heat and public changing areas put your feet under pressure, causing uncomfortable conditions and...
  • Skipping breakfast has a negative impact on blood glucose levels
    Skipping breakfast can trigger dangerous blood sugar spikes in diabetics
    People with type 2 diabetes who do not eat until noon risk consequences that could last all day long, say researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel. The findings were announced on July 28, 2015, and were published in the journal Diabetes Care...
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