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  • Candy - marketed as healthy?
    Candy - marketed as healthy?
    Buying candy, not only chocolate, for the holidays or anytime puts us in close proximity to a wide range of candy selections in the candy isle, creating a temptation to purchase a supply of our favorite brand for home. If that does not temp us...
  • Women eating a biscuit
    Eating healthy during the Holiday Season.
    With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, it will bring the start of the holiday eating season. Along with that, it will bring the start of holiday parties and celebrations. It is usually a time of the year where the diet tends to fall off the tracks...
  • Salad
    More important than ever to eat your veggies
    More and more, the experts in better health and weight loss recommend consuming quantities of vegetables. One of the latest to do so is Joan Borysenko. In her new book Plant Plus Diet Solution she says a pound per day is optimal.Joan and her...
  • Pacific Herbs Relax Herb Pack
    Chinese Herbal Medicine: A natural and effective way to (Finally!) relax
    Holidays are around the corner and you still have not been able to let go: You are fretting about your end-of-month reports, answering e-mails from coworkers, and now your boss wants to know if she can conference you in on a call tomorrow. The...
  • Turkey time: 10 must-read tips for a healthy, illness-free Thanksgiving feast
    Turkey time: 10 must-read tips for a healthy, illness-free Thanksgiving feast
    As Thanksgiving approaches, you likely anticipate a huge feast and time spent with those who matter most. While many of us tend to eat too much turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie this time of year, the result is typically nothing more than minor...
  • Protest for Miriam Carey
    Black Dental Hygienist was shot by police on Oct 3, 2013 - 30 Protesters Showed
    Michael Brown died because police officer Darren Wilson shot him. Thousands showed up to protest in Ferguson, Missouri last night. Turnout was much lower at the protest for Miriam Carey.Dental Hygienist Miriam Carey died on Oct 3, 2013 by being...
  • Overweight Chinese students run during training at a camp held for overweight kids at a local university in Beijing, China.
    Obese kids are at risk for a lot of health problems
    There has been a growing awareness of the enormous scale of the obesity problem in children across the United States and worldwide. Obesity presents kids with a lot more problems than just concerns about their appearance. UC San Diego reported on...
  • HIV in America in 2011
    Small progress made in fight against HIV
    The Centers for Disease Control released a report titled "Vital Signs: HIV Diagnosis, Care, and Treatment Among Persons Living with HIV — United States, 2011" on Nov. 25. While the data is three years old, the study shows that some...
  • "Some Turkey's Lineage Trace Back Hundreds of Years"
    "Some Turkey's Lineage Trace Back Hundreds of Years"
    Turkeys found their place in American history when the Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower from England to the New World. Plymouth, Massachusetts, brought the Pilgrims hardships and rough winters yet they gave thanks during their first Thanksgiving...
  • FDA mandates calorie counts on restaurant menus
    FDA mandates calorie counts on restaurant menus
    Many weight conscious Americans keep track of their caloric intake when at home; however, when they dine out, they often have no clue regarding how many calories they consume. On November 25, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the...
  • Fat mouse
    Plant molecule helps burn off calories, a potential therapy to treat obesity
    According to a recent study, berberine (a compound derived from the Chinese medicinal plant Coptis chinensis or goldenthread) can help burn off excess calories. The results of the study were published on November 25, 2014 in the journal Nature...
  • UCLA neurophysicists find brain reacts differently to virtual reality
    UCLA neurophysicists find brain reacts differently to virtual reality
    Virtual reality is popular these days for activities ranging from gaming to military training. Although this technology is designed to mimic the real thing, UCLA neurophysicists have found that the brain reacts differently to virtual reality it...
  • Restaurants chains must comply with new FDA regulations and list calories on menus
    FDA: Calorie counts must be listed on restaurant menus
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized two regulations on calorie information listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, as well as some other retail food establishments and vending machines. The regulations are part of the...
  • 'Psychosocial therapy' helps prevent repeat suicide
    'Psychosocial therapy' helps prevent repeat suicide attempts
    A new Danish study has found that repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide fell by a fourth in people who had a certain type of short-term “psychosocial therapy.”Called “talk therapy-focused suicide prevention,” the...
  • Yogurt helps decrease risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows
    Yogurt lowers risk of type 2 diabetes, study finds
    A new study indicates that eating yogurt appears to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but other dairy products do not.In the study, researchers analyzed 41,436 men, 40-75 years old, for 14 years. They also looked at two groups of...