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Scientist say global warming is causing birds to shrink in size

Scientist say global warming is causing birds to shrink in size

Birds are getting smaller according to David Willard, who is a retired Field Museum ornithologist in Chicago, IL.  Willard and colleagues published a study in the journal, Ecology Letters, which covered the measurement... 
Drug May Help Treat Alzheimer’s Delusions

Drug May Help Treat Alzheimer’s Delusions

A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson’s patients has been able to do the same for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to the results of a new study. The drug, pimavanserin, is a daily... 
Stretching Not Found To Prevent Running Injuries

Stretching Not Found To Prevent Running Injuries

It has long been believed that static stretching before vigorous running could help improve running performance and decrease the risk of injuries. Now, some researchers are saying that myth has been debunked. According to their... 
ADHD Diagnosis Rates On The Rise Among US Adults

ADHD Diagnosis Rates On The Rise Among US Adults

Adults cases of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder—more commonly known as ADHD—in the United States has grown significantly over the past few years.  A new study has found this rising adult ADHD diagnosis trends... 
China Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug

China Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug

The world’s first new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades has been approved by the Chinese government. The National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved GV-971, which will be sold... 
Doctors Release Details In Death Of FMT Patient

Doctors Release Details In Death Of FMT Patient

A group of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital have published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that explains what happened in the first death attributed to a fecal transplant. The 73-year-old patient had... 
Fiber and Yogurt Found To Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

Fiber and Yogurt Found To Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

A diet high in fiber could dramatically lower your risk of lung cancer, a new study says. These results are actually just the most recent set of data from a growing body of research investigating the health benefits that are associated... 
A new apple variety, Cosmic Crisp, will appear in grocery stores on Dec. 1.

A new apple variety, Cosmic Crisp, will appear in grocery stores on Dec. 1.

Cosmic Crisp, a new apple variety developed by the University of Washington, will make its debut in grocery stores no Dec.1. The research for the creation of this new variety was paid for by Washington apple growers and they will... 
First Therapy To Slow Alzheimer’s Nearly Ready For Market

First Therapy To Slow Alzheimer’s Nearly Ready For Market

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB), a U.S. drug company, has announced that the first therapy that could slow Alzheimer’s disease may be nearly ready to release to market. The company plans to file the paperwork for regulatory approval... 
Study Warns Common Joint Pain Treatment Could Be More Dangerous Than We Thought

Study Warns Common Joint Pain Treatment Could Be More Dangerous Than We Thought

Cortisone injections are a common treatment for hip and knee pain but a new study warns that they might actually cause more complications than we originally thought.  For years—even decades, these anti-inflammatory... 
STD Diagnoses On a Dramatic Rise in the US

STD Diagnoses On a Dramatic Rise in the US

Even after years—decades, actually—of sexual education and STD awareness campaigns, new STD diagnosis rates are on a surprising rise in the United States.  Actually, a new bulletin from the United States Centers... 
There is An App that Can Detect Early Signs of Eye Disease in Toddlers, in Just A Flash

There is An App that Can Detect Early Signs of Eye Disease in Toddlers, in Just A Flash

It is not an easy task to perform a thorough eye exam on an infant.  Of course, this might seem obvious if you know young ones tend to wiggle around somewhat uncontrollably (and unpredictably).  This makes... 
Dog Ownership Linked To Longer Life

Dog Ownership Linked To Longer Life

Research published in the American Heart Association-affiliated journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes appears to show that owning a dog is linked to a longer life and a lower chance of dying of a heart problem.... 
Chronic Disease and Poor Sleep Could Be A Deadly Mix

Chronic Disease and Poor Sleep Could Be A Deadly Mix

The importance of getting enough sleep is no big secret to most of us. It is crucial for physical rejuvenation and for de-cluttering the brain.  Deep, full-cycle sleep promotes the release of hormones that aid in cellular... 
NBC News Lab Test Illustrates Opportunities and Challenges for the Cannabis Industry

NBC News Lab Test Illustrates Opportunities and Challenges for the Cannabis Industry

In response to the mysterious lung illnesses that are being linked to black market vaping products, NBC News recently conducted a study 15 black market vape carts. The result confirms what many regulators suspected. 13 of the... 
New Rules On The Horizon For E-cigarettes

New Rules On The Horizon For E-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is said to be close to finalizing new rules for e-cigarettes, according to sources familiar with the proceedings. There is a chance that the new rules may temporarily ban flavored e-cigarette... 
Contaminants In Drinking Water Raise Concerns

Contaminants In Drinking Water Raise Concerns

A new study is raising concerns about contaminants in U.S. drinking water. The study, released by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group, says that American tap water contains contaminates that could lead to nearly 100,000... 
Napping Could Improve Heart Health

Napping Could Improve Heart Health

A new study published in the journal Heart says naps may actually be good for your heart. Researchers conducting the study found that napping twice a week reduced the risk of a heart attack or stroke by nearly half. The research... 
Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

For years, research has suggested a potential link between taking menopausal hormone therapy, commonly referred to as MHT, and an increased risk of breast cancer. Now, an analysis of dozens of studies has found that women taking... 
Multidrug Pill Found To Cut Risk Of Heart Attacks And Strokes

Multidrug Pill Found To Cut Risk Of Heart Attacks And Strokes

A study conducted by doctors from Tehran University, the University of Birmingham in Britain, and other institutions suggests that a multidrug pill of generic drugs may dramatically reduce incidents of heart attacks and strokes.... 
Measles Have Increased To Second-Highest Level In Us In 25 Years And Over 100,000 Cases Worldwide

Measles Have Increased To Second-Highest Level In Us In 25 Years And Over 100,000 Cases Worldwide

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 963 new cases of the measles were reported in just one week which makes it the biggest jump so far this year. Currently, 555 total cases have been reported... 
Physician Groups Call For Taxes And Regulations On Kids’ Access To Sugary Drinks

Physician Groups Call For Taxes And Regulations On Kids’ Access To Sugary Drinks

For many years now physicians’ groups have warned against the high consumption of sugary drinks in the US for everyone and for all ages, but now they are banding together for government intervention through policies that... 
Drinking Two Or More Sugary Sodas Or Sports Drinks A Day Linked With Early Death — Especially In Women

Drinking Two Or More Sugary Sodas Or Sports Drinks A Day Linked With Early Death — Especially In Women

Circulation, an American Heart Association’s journal,published a new report on the association between drinking sugary drinks and a greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease especially among women The new report was... 
Oregon’s Cambia Joining With North Carolina’s Blue Cross Blue Shield

Oregon’s Cambia Joining With North Carolina’s Blue Cross Blue Shield

East meets west as two heath insurance companies join forces to form a $16 billion affiliation which will cover more than six million people. Cambia Health Solutions, based in Portland, OR which is the parent company of Regency... 
Interview With Apple VP of Health On Apple Watch’s Health Features and Relationship With FDA

Interview With Apple VP of Health On Apple Watch’s Health Features and Relationship With FDA

Over the last several years, Apple has shown clearly that it is serious about making an impact with its health initiatives through Apple Watch’s Healthcare features which are literally saving lives. Recently Apple’s VP... 
The CVS Of The Future

The CVS Of The Future

CVS and Aetna are merging. And it may be the start of a new trend for the future when major drug store chains and health insurers join forces. CVS drug store chain acquired Aetna, last November for $69 billion and may become... 
Monday Mornings And Other Times When Heart-Attack Risks Increase

Monday Mornings And Other Times When Heart-Attack Risks Increase

African American man holding his chest. The cases of 283,014 heart attacks and their relationship to the days of the year were recently studied, particularly concerning stress and its affect on longevity. The study postulates that... 
FDA Warns Parents Against Amber Teething Necklaces And Bracelets

FDA Warns Parents Against Amber Teething Necklaces And Bracelets

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that jewelry worn by babies and toddlers as necklaces, bracelets or anklets while they are going through they’re teething stage can be a choking or strangulation hazard... 
FDA Warns About Giving Honey To Babies Over Botulism Scare

FDA Warns About Giving Honey To Babies Over Botulism Scare

The United States Food and Drug Administration has just released a warning to parents regarding giving honey to their babies. The new caution comes as a result of four infant botulism cases in Texas that are related to honey. All... 
New Smokeless Cigarettes Announced by Philip Morris in Bid to Improve Sales

New Smokeless Cigarettes Announced by Philip Morris in Bid to Improve Sales

Philip Morris International has unveiled a new smokeless tobacco lineup by releasing two new versions of its IQOS products in the 40 or more markets worldwide the products are already being sold. It also announced a new device called... 
Could Your Finger Length Determine Your Sexuality?

Could Your Finger Length Determine Your Sexuality?

An interesting new study suggests that the length of a woman’s fingers could actually be a strong indicator of sexual orientation.  Published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, the new study reports it is actually quite likely that... 
Definitive Study Confirms that Exercise is the Best Health Strategy for Long Life

Definitive Study Confirms that Exercise is the Best Health Strategy for Long Life

There is no argument that exercise is good for you, but exactly what benefits—and how much benefit—you receive are somewhat up for debate. Sure, exercise contributes to better health, but not all workouts are the same, and different... 
Do Dogs Understand Human Language?

Do Dogs Understand Human Language?

It is somewhat common knowledge that our canine pals have, at the very least, some capacity for understanding human language. Simply train a dog to “sit” or “stay” or “fetch” and this fact is obvious.  Perhaps that is... 
New Evidence Further Supports That Seafood Contributes to Healthy Aging    

New Evidence Further Supports That Seafood Contributes to Healthy Aging    

A new study reaffirms just how good for you Omega-3 fish oils could be for you.  Existing research has long proven that Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve soft tissue integrity throughout your body: they can strengthen your brain,... 
Trader Joe’s, 7-Eleven, Whole Foods Hit With New Food Recall Over Salmonella and Listeria Concerns

Trader Joe’s, 7-Eleven, Whole Foods Hit With New Food Recall Over Salmonella and Listeria Concerns

If you enjoy the ready-to-eat salads at places like Trader Joe’s you need to pay attention.  Food suppliers GH Foods CA, Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, GHSE, and Prime Deli Corporation have collectively recalled 2,811 pounds... 
Which Countries Have the Highest Life Expectancy?

Which Countries Have the Highest Life Expectancy?

It is not easy to accept the inevitable fate that there is a temporal limit to this existence, that our lifespan does, indeed, have an end.  If you live in Japan, though, you can rest assured that the people of your country consistently...