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Study Finds Anti-Smoking Legislation Dramatically Reduces Hospital Admissions

Posted by Staff Writer on Oct 30th, 2012
Smoking has been linked to cardiovascular and respiratory disease for decades, and since the first smoking-disease link was made, the chain has been lengthened by continued investigation. When researchers discovered that second-hand smoke was sufficient to cause medical complications, legal action was taken around the world to reduce the negative effects.…Read more

Puzzling Finding Relates Exercise to Brain Health

Posted by Staff Writer on Oct 23rd, 2012
The human brain naturally shrinks with old age, a phenomenon that may lead to neurological disorders and memory loss. A healthy diet and mental stimulation are age-old remedies for reducing this natural decline, but a new study has found a surprisingly effective treatment that may change the way that doctors treat the elderly. Researchers at the University …Read more

New Health Benefits of the MultiVitamin Discovered

Posted by Staff Writer on Oct 18th, 2012
Dietary investigations have concluded that many people have nutrient-deficient eating habits. Enter the multivitamin. The capsules contain a huge variety of vitamins and minerals meant to improve overall health, but never has a specific effect of these supplements before been substantiated by medical literature. Today, the multivitamin has earned a place am…Read more

Whether Fruit or Vegetable, Tomatoes are Proved to be Powerfully Healthy.

Posted by Staff Writer on Oct 9th, 2012
The most popular food of the nightshade plant family, the tomato earned its name from the Nahuatl words for “the swelling fruit”. Found originally in South America, and later Mexico where it was cultivated by the Aztecs, the tomato has an ancient history of cultivation and consumption. Today, researchers publish findings that provide evidence of the tom…Read more

Teen Sleep Deprivation and Diabetes

Posted by Staff Writer on Oct 2nd, 2012
Sleep deprivation has been associated with a host of health problems. Recent research connected lack of sleep with increased risk of diabetes caused by a decreased insulin resistance. Doctor Karen Matthews from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Psychiatry led a study investigating into the effects of sleep patterns as recorded in 245 healthy hi…Read more

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Answers from the East

Posted by Staff Writer on Sep 18th, 2012
The medical community of the west remains suspicious of acupuncture and other traditional medical practices. Insurance companies label them as “experimental” or “alternative” medicines, not covered by policy, but do these ancient practices deserve the derisive label? Dr. Andrew Vickers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, took a …Read more

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