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Celeb Diets That Don’t Work, Reports

Celeb Diets That Don't Work

It seems like celebrities are constantly on the craziest diets. One week, they’re gorging on baby food to get slim; the next week, they’re eating cookies or fasting to strip away the weight. Clearly it works – celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Lady Gaga have maintained their petite physiques using these methods. Here’s the bigger question though: Is it ... Read More »

Deadlines Approach for Health Insurance Enrollment, Reports

Deadlines Approach for Health Insurance Enrollment

His health care plan facing a dicey transition, President Barack Obama said Friday that insurance sign-ups are surging now that the government’s website is working better for consumers. But it was too soon to say the rollout has turned the corner. More than 1 million people have enrolled since Oct. 1, Obama said at his end-of-the-year press conference. That’s more ... Read More »

50% of raw chicken breasts have “superbug” : Consumer Reports says

50% of raw chicken breasts have "superbug"

An antibiotic-resistant “superbug” bacteria has been found in half of all raw chicken tested in a nationwide sampling by the group Consumer Reports. The study said the rise of antibiotic resistance such as those found in their chicken samples could mean the antibiotics we now use to treat life-threatening illnesses from salmonella and other foodborne infections could become useless. Read More »

Healthy eating costs an extra $1.50 per day: study says

Healthy eating costs an extra $1.50 per day

That healthy foods cost more has become conventional wisdom, but a new study is the most thorough yet in calculating how much more: about a dollar and a half. “Before now, we’ve seen studies looking at prices of one or a few foods or diets, in one city and from one store,” said Mayuree Rao. “And the results have been ... Read More »

Ear acupuncture could help lose weight, Study

Ear acupuncture could help lose weight, Study

The key to shedding those holiday pounds may be in your ear, according to a small new study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine. Researchers from Kyung Hee University in South Korea found that acupuncture performed on five specific points on the outer ear was effective at helping patients lower their BMI, more so than acupuncture done on a ... Read More »

Glaxo to stop paying doctors to pump its drugs (VIDEO)

Glaxo to stop paying doctors to pump its drugs

In a major departure from industry practice, GlaxoSmithKline, the sixth-largest global drug maker, announced Tuesday that it will no longer hire doctors to promote its drugs. The company also will stop tying compensation for sales representatives to the number of prescriptions written for drugs they market. The changes will be made worldwide over the next two years. Read More »

Multivitamins not tied to memory or heart benefits : studies find

Multivitamins not tied to memory or heart benefits : studies find

A new medical report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, warns $30 billion Americans spend every year on vitamins and mineral supplements should probably be spent elsewhere. Researchers looked at past findings and concluded that vitamins and mineral supplements are ineffective in the general population who don’t generally have micronutrient deficiencies — that’s the majority of supplement users in ... Read More »

Raw Milk Possibly Dangerous for Kids and pregnant women

Raw Milk Possibly Dangerous for Kids and pregnant women

It seems like common sense to want to avoid foodborne illnesses but the naturalistic fallacy regarding food has extended to milk – with claims that raw milk somehow wards off disease and is better for you. While no one should drink it if they aren’t absolutely sure how it was produced, like cigarettes, raw milk should especially be avoided by ... Read More »

Light Exercise is must to Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones

Light Exercise is must to Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones

Kidney disease, which many Diabetes patients develop, does not have to be a death sentence. In fact, it is treatable, and exercise may be key to putting the brakes on its progression. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects about 60 million people globally. The condition increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, disability and death. While few ways have been identified to ... Read More »

Cell phone use linked to lower grades, anxiety : finds report

Cell phone use linked to lower grades, anxiety

A new study has found that college students who use their cell phones frequently had lower grades, higher anxiety and were less happy than other students. For their study, Kent State University researchers Andrew Lepp, Ph.D., Jacob Barkley, Ph.D., and Aryn Karpinski, Ph.D., all faculty members in the university’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, surveyed more than 500 ... Read More »

James Bond at risk of early death from alcohol : study says

James Bond at risk of early death from alcohol

Bond, alcoholic Bond! Legendary British spy James Bond boozed so much that in real life he would have died from alcohol-related diseases in his mid-fifties, a new study has found. The fictional British Secret Service agent’s alcohol consumption may explain why he prefers his martinis “shaken, not stirred”, researchers said. Read More »