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Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism: Study

By on November 19, 2014 in Natural News
Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism: Study

Working by night and sleeping by day may slow down the body’s metabolism, a small study suggests. Researchers found that when they put 14 volunteers on a schedule that simulated night-shift work, it quickly curbed the number of calories their bodies burned every day. On average, they expended 52 to 59 fewer calories on “night […]

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Daily Aspirin: Surprising New Finding

By on November 18, 2014 in Natural News
Daily Aspirin: Surprising New Finding

Daily low-dose aspirin therapy may not have significant heart-health benefits for older people, new research suggests. The study, which involved more than 14,000 Japanese people aged 60 to 85, found no major difference in heart-related deaths or non-fatal heart attacks and strokes between people who took aspirin and those who didn’t. “It indicates that primary […]

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Advocates Applaud Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘I Have Autism’ Disclosure

By on November 14, 2014 in Natural News
Advocates Applaud Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘I Have Autism’ Disclosure

Jerry Seinfeld is getting the ovation of his life for disclosing that he may have autism. Newsmax TV’s “Meet The Doctors” program reports this week that autism advocates are hailing the New York comedian’s revelation that he struggles with some of the hallmark symptoms of the mental-health condition, including social awkwardness. “I think, on a […]

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Cold, Flu Season: When to Avoid the Doc’s Office

By on November 14, 2014 in Natural News
Cold, Flu Season: When to Avoid the Doc’s Office

Taking a sick kid to the pediatrician’s office can sometimes do more harm than good, writes Melinda Moyer at Slate.com. A parent’s instinct is to take the child to the doctor at the first sign of illness, but there are times when staying home is actually safer. Most of the time, mild illnesses don’t require […]

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Flu Shot or Nasal Spray: Which Is Better?

By on November 13, 2014 in Natural News
Flu Shot or Nasal Spray: Which Is Better?

Public-health officials recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated against flu.  But Alicia Fry, a medical officer in the influenza division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains that different types of vaccine — a flu shot or a nasal spray — may work better for some people, The […]

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Prices Soaring for Many Generic Drugs

By on November 13, 2014 in Natural News
Prices Soaring for Many Generic Drugs

Market forces are dramatically driving up the cost of some generic drugs, prompting U.S. investigations into the pricing of what should be cheap alternatives to brand-name medications. Generics that should cost pennies per dose have undergone radical increases in price in recent years, said Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, author of a new commentary in the New […]

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Gene Mutation Protects Against Heart Disease: Study

By on November 12, 2014 in Natural News
Gene Mutation Protects Against Heart Disease: Study

Mutations that affect a single gene may significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. People have two copies of most genes. One copy is usually inherited from each parent. Researchers found that people with rare mutations that switch off a single copy of a gene called NPC1L1 are protected against high […]

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Long-Term Cellphone Use Triples Brain Cancer Risk: Study

By on November 12, 2014 in Natural News
Long-Term Cellphone Use Triples Brain Cancer Risk: Study

Swedes who talked on mobile or cordless phones for more than 25 years had triple the risk of a certain kind of brain cancer compared to those who used wireless phones for less than a year, a new study suggests. The odds of developing glioma, an often deadly brain cancer, rose with years and hours […]

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Are Diet Pills Making Us Fatter?

By on November 12, 2014 in Natural News
Are Diet Pills Making Us Fatter?

There’s a surprising new culprit in the nation’s obesity epidemic: Diet pills. That’s the striking conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing that suggests false beliefs about the effectiveness of weight-loss drugs are actually causing Americans to gain more weight.  The reason: Many who take diet pills put […]

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Clinic Employees Took Photos of Unconscious Joan Rivers: Report

By on November 11, 2014 in Natural News
Clinic Employees Took Photos of Unconscious Joan Rivers: Report

A New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure made several errors, including failing to keep proper medication records and snapping cellphone photos of her while she was unconscious, state health investigators said Monday.  Rivers, who was 81, died Sept. 4. New York City’s medical examiner found she […]

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