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A Short Course in Happiness

What will really make you happy? Research reveals 4 common misconceptions. By Lynda Wallace (BHL) – Happiness has been appropriately cited as a goal in political debates on issues from taxation to the social safety net to marriage equality, but the debate is often confused. Some people claim that happiness is all in your DNA or bank account. The truth is that happiness is largely a matter of... »

Mediterranean Diet Seems to Boost Aging Brain Power

Popular diet is seen as better than low fat option for those at risk of vascular dementia. (TAH) – A Mediterranean diet with added extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts seems to improve the brain power of older people better than advising them to follow a low-fat diet, indicates research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The authors from the University ... »

Think Twice Before Jumping in a Public Pool this Summer

CDC study finds fecal contamination in pools A study of public pools done during last summer’s swim season found that feces are frequently introduced into pool water by swimmers. Through the study, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found germs in samples of pool filter water collected from public pools. CDC collected samples of water from pool filt... »

Quinoa Becoming a Popular Food

As more and more people embrace a diet that’s high in protein, quinoa, a grain-like crop that traces its origins to the Andes, is growing in popularity. Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the nine amino acids that are needed to support basic bodily function in the human body. While many health food and exercise afficionados are aware of quinoa’s nutritional benefi... »

Celiac Disease: New Hope for a Pill Treatment

By Annette Pinder About a decade ago when my daughter, Amy, was first diagnosed with celiac disease, I found that few health practitioners understood this genetic disorder that affects one out of nearly 105 children and adults. People with celiac disease (celiacs) are unable to eat foods containing gluten found in wheat and other grains. If they do, an autoimmune reaction results in destruction of... »

Skin Cancers of the Feet Are Often Painless

The Centers for Disease Control have declared May as “Skin Cancer Awareness Month” and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA), which represents more than 1,200 foot specialists across the Empire State, is urging New Yorkers to pay special attention to the skin on both the top and bottom of their feet. While harmful sunrays may be the primary cause of skin cancers on parts of the... »

Stop the Aging Process: Peel Back the Clock on Your Skin

by Annette Pinder Face it! Men and women today are living longer, remaining in the work force for more years, and they are doing what they can to maintain a more youthful appearance. For many, chemical peels just might be a great solution. According to the Mayo Clinic, chemical peels can improve the appearance of your skin, help skin pigmentation disorders, acne-scarring, age-related wrinkles, mel... »

Potential New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

UB Research Team Testing New Drug as Additional Treatment to Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes By Nitesh Kuhadiya, MD, MPH Since the landmark discovery of insulin by Banting & Best in 1921, advances in the treatment of type 1 diabetes have centered mainly on preparations of insulin with different rates of absorption from the subcutaneous tissue (region beneath the skin). These modifications led to a ... »

Three Ways to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation

Is cell phone radiation dangerous? Nobody knows for sure, but it might make sense to take precautions The debate about radiation exposure from cell phone use still doesn’t have a conclusive answer, but the World Health Organization (WHO) classified cell phone radiation as a “potential carcinogen” alongside other hazards like lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. That means prolong... »

Working Out Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk in White Men

African Americans do not seem to benefit, according to a study A new study suggests that exercise may reduce Caucasian men’s risk of developing prostate cancer. And among Caucasian men who do have prostate cancer, exercise may reduce their risk of having more serious forms of the disease. Unfortunately, the benefits do not seem to apply to African- American men. The study is by the American ... »

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