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Medications can help people quit drinking, Study

Medications can help people quit drinking, Study

Medications that could help alcoholics quit drinking are rarely prescribed, according to a new study released Tuesday. The drugs — acamprosate and naltrexone — reduce cravings for alcohol, but researchers say there’s a lack of awareness and understanding of their efficacy among doctors. Read More »

Certain common chemicals linked to breast cancer, Study

Certain common chemicals linked to breast cancer, Study

A new peer-reviewed study says that many chemicals demonstrated to cause mammary cancer in rats are linked to breast cancer in women. The team, led by Ruthann Rudel, research director of the institute, did a structured online literature review of 102 known rodent mammary carcinogens to identify measurement methods for biomarkers of exposure; that is, specific chemicals or their metabolites ... Read More »

Managing Concussion Symptoms, Study

Managing Concussion Symptoms, Study

A new study found that many children experience concussion symptoms months after the accident and the effects may linger long after the physical symptoms fade away. The growing number of concussions among kids and teens has raised serious concerns worldwide. A new study finds more reason to worry about such head injuries. Read More »

No benefit from antioxidant in wine and chocolate, new study says

No benefit from antioxidant in wine and chocolate, Study

Scientists from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine did not find any definitive proof that drinking red wine is good for one’s health, BBC reported. Previous studies have indicated that drinking red wine and eating dark chocolate is good for the heart and prolongs life. According to these reports, resveratrol, the common ingredient found in both red wine and ... Read More »

Documentary on Obesity Lacks Policy Muscle (Video)

Documentary on Obesity Lacks Policy Muscle

A new documentary, Fed Up, produced by bookseller Heather Reisman and environmentalist Laurie David, who wrote An Inconvenient Truth, takes aim at the food industry, and levels much of the blame for the dramatic increase we have seen in the spread of obesity, which the World Health Organization (WHO) says has doubled since 1980. Read More »

Lyme Disease rages in Northeast, Report

Lyme Disease rages in Northeast, Report

Health officials say the long, tough winter did nothing to stifle the tick population in the Northeast. They say ticks are primed to increase in population and continue to spread Lyme Disease. Last year, Lyme disease cases reached nearly 1,400 in Maine, the highest number since the state started tracking the cases. Officials say the number of Lyme disease cases ... Read More »

Fewer American kids reading for pleasure, report says

Fewer American kids reading for pleasure, report says

Reading has declined drastically among American children with large section saying they read for pleasure just once or twice a year, a report released by Common Media Sense states. A meta-analysis of seven surveys and various tests by public and private groups show that overall reading among pre-adolescents and youngsters has gone down tremendously in the last 30 years. The ... Read More »