'This flu season is not mild': 19,000 people have been killed by the virus, health directors say

'THIS FLU SEASON IS NOT MILD': 19,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED BY THE VIRUS, HEALTH DIRECTORS SAY

On Saturday, leaders at the NIH and CDC raised the alarm, saying the flu is ‘much harder to prevent than measles' but insisted that...

The best natural ways to prevent the flu

THE BEST NATURAL WAYS TO PREVENT THE FLU

The flu season is still in effect, and while the vaccine-pushing media claims a vaccine is the only way to stop the flu, there are...

 
 
 
Genetics May Be a Factor in African-American Cigarette Preferences

GENETICS MAY BE A FACTOR IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIGARETTE PREFERENCES

New NCCIH-funded research suggests genetic factors drive African American preference for mentholated cigarettes.

New study sheds more light on blood sugar management properties of algae polyphenols

NEW STUDY SHEDS MORE LIGHT ON BLOOD SUGAR MANAGEMENT PROPERTIES OF ALGAE POLYPHENOLS

Supplementation of capsules containing a polyphenol blend from two types of algae and the mineral chromium picolinate may help normalize...

 
 
 
Women whose male partners watch more porn are at greater risk of eating disorders

WOMEN WHOSE MALE PARTNERS WATCH MORE PORN ARE AT GREATER RISK OF EATING DISORDERS

The more porn women's male partners watched in a week, the greater the risks were that women would develop an eating disorder, an Ohio...

Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men

OSTEOPOROSIS OFTEN MISSED IN ELDERLY MEN

Osteoporosis is a serious condition for men, too. After breaking a hip, the risk of illness and death is greater among men than women,...

 
 
 
Liver health supplements attract young adults that regularly consume alcohol, says analyst

LIVER HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS ATTRACT YOUNG ADULTS THAT REGULARLY CONSUME ALCOHOL, SAYS ANALYST

What does the market landscape of liver health supplements look like? We sat down with Euromonitorâs Keena Roberts, senior consumer...

The gold standards for measuring liver health supplement efficacy in clinical trials

THE GOLD STANDARDS FOR MEASURING LIVER HEALTH SUPPLEMENT EFFICACY IN CLINICAL TRIALS

Unlike pharmaceuticals, the effects of nutritional supplements are subtle. We spoke with several contract research organizations that...

 
 
 
Sprint Interval Training Can Help You Lose More Weight

SPRINT INTERVAL TRAINING CAN HELP YOU LOSE MORE WEIGHT

Sprint interval training which involves running, jogging, speed walking, and cycling may help you lose more weight than a continuous...

Animal Venom Could be the Source for New Medicines

ANIMAL VENOM COULD BE THE SOURCE FOR NEW MEDICINES

The study on natural toxins and their derivatives could help in the development of medicines to treat diseases like cancer and osteoarthritis.

 
 
 
Another medication more dangerous than the condition it treats: Blood-thinning drugs increase risk of internal bleeding, death

ANOTHER MEDICATION MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE CONDITION IT TREATS: BLOOD-THINNING DRUGS INCREASE RISK OF INTERNAL BLEEDING, DEATH

Using antithrombotic or blood-thinning medications was found to increase the risk of hematuria, or the presence of blood in urine,...

High-protein, low-calorie balanced diet found to reduce weight, release toxins, reduce oxidative stress

HIGH-PROTEIN, LOW-CALORIE BALANCED DIET FOUND TO REDUCE WEIGHT, RELEASE TOXINS, REDUCE OXIDATIVE STRESS

When it comes to putting on muscle and gaining mass in general, studies have shown that it may be helpful to have a high-protein diet,...

 
 
 
Study finds “global” sensory loss to be an indicator of overall declining health, increased risk of death

STUDY FINDS “GLOBAL” SENSORY LOSS TO BE AN INDICATOR OF OVERALL DECLINING HEALTH, INCREASED RISK OF DEATH

Many of us think that aging is a bit intimidating, especially since death would come soon. We often wonder how long we would last in...

Pediatric cancer patients found to benefit from improved diet and exercise, boosting treatment success

PEDIATRIC CANCER PATIENTS FOUND TO BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED DIET AND EXERCISE, BOOSTING TREATMENT SUCCESS

Even as you undergo cancer treatment, simple things like proper diet and exercise can help increase your levels of successful treatment...

 
 
 
Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

FLU SHOT MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE THIS YEAR, CDC SAYS

This year's flu vaccine offers 47 percent protection against all circulating strains, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers...

Teens smoke LESS weed in states where medical marijuana is legal, study finds

TEENS SMOKE LESS WEED IN STATES WHERE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS LEGAL, STUDY FINDS

According to a new study, led by Boston College, seven percent fewer black and Hispanic teens smoking weed in US states where medical...

 
 
 
Could Diet Sodas Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk?

COULD DIET SODAS RAISE OLDER WOMEN'S STROKE RISK?

Women who drank two or more diet drinks per day saw their overall stroke risk rise by 23 percent, compared with those who had diet...

Racial cancer death gap closing - but black people are still 20% more likely to die

RACIAL CANCER DEATH GAP CLOSING - BUT BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL 20% MORE LIKELY TO DIE

A new report from the American Cancer Society has found that black patients had a 33 percent higher cancer death than white patients...

 
 
 
Why a Mom Finally Decided to Vaccinate Her Kids After 15 Years-And What That Can Teach Us About Talking to Vaccine Skeptics

WHY A MOM FINALLY DECIDED TO VACCINATE HER KIDS AFTER 15 YEARS-AND WHAT THAT CAN TEACH US ABOUT TALKING TO VACCINE SKEPTICS

For 15 years, Kristina Kruzan refused to vaccinate her three children. When the Seattle-area doula's eldest son was 3, she says, she...

Breast Cancer and DDT: Exposure Timing May Matter

BREAST CANCER AND DDT: EXPOSURE TIMING MAY MATTER

If harmful DDT exposures occur at times when breast tissue is rapidly changing, such as during puberty, they impact breast development...