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  • 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...
  • "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...
  • Tips to Surviving Thanksgiving without Bloating
    Tips to Surviving Thanksgiving without Bloating
    As we gleefully enter into binge food eating season let's take a moment to reflect on all the regret we felt last year. Though the pumpkin pie was great and the turkey was delicious. There is really no need to wreck yourself and feel guilty...
  • A dogs best friend
    Dogs are a senior's best friend!
    It's a known fact that dogs are more than a man’s best friend. Research shows that companion animals can help improve the physical and mental health of the elderly. Senior dog owners are likely to be more active as they have to take...
  • body image impacts your relationship
    How your body image impacts your relationship?
    It is human nature that our body image and our self perceptions greatly impacts our relationships, especially our intimate ones. It is only natural that our body shapes, size and physical appearances will change as we age. Current news stories are...
  • Health Claims
    Can Your Health Improve With These Six Claims?
    The United States, health-related claims on nutrition facts labels are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), while advertising is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. According to the FDA, "Health claims describe a...
  • The Grateful Table
    Thanksgiving Thoughts: 10 Things to Say Before Lifting Your Fork
    Thanksgiving is a time that reminds us to be grateful for the blessings in our life. Of course, it would be best to give thanks for all the abundance in our life every day of the year, not just on Thanksgiving. And that is what I especially like...
  • UCLA research may lead to prevention of jaw bone loss from osteoporosis drugs
    UCLA research may lead to prevention of jaw bone loss from osteoporosis drugs
    A complication of treatment with osteoporosis drugs is that they can result in a debilitating and painful condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw, which is areas of bone loss within the jaw bone. It is defined as exposed dying bone and...
  • Can responders locate your home in an emergency?
    Can responders locate your home in an emergency?
    In an emergency you want responders to be able to find you quickly, and they want that too. This isn’t something we necessarily think about until it comes up. From my experience I can tell you that an easy-to-find home can mean a difference...