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CDC US Smoking Rates Reach Historic Lows

CDC: US Smoking Rates Reach Historic Lows

Smoking rates among US adults have dipped to an all-time low, falling from 20.9 percent in 2005 to less than 18 percent in 2013.

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Selenium Compounds Boost Immune System To Fight Against

Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers have now demonstrated that selenium – naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli – slows down the immune over-response.

Restaurant Calorie Count Guidelines Issued By The FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published new guidelines on Tuesday calling for restaurants, vending machines and other outlets that serve ready-to-eat foods to reveal calorie counts on menus.

Substance In Turkey Could Help Produce Life-Saving

When you sit down to enjoy your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, you can do so content in the knowledge that it will not only tickle your taste buds, but it could one day help save your life.

Daily Yogurt Consumption May Help Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Full of protein and calcium, a serving of yogurt can be a healthy choice to start the day, and now a new study has shown that a daily serving can also lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Secrets In Your Recycle Bin Researchers Track Senior Alcohol

When researchers wanted to verify alcohol-use survey results at a senior housing center, they came up with a novel way to measure residents’ drinking: Count the empty bottles in recycling bins.

Diabetes And Heart Disease Risk Linked To Diet High In Carbs

What does and doesn't constitute a good diet seems to change almost every day. One item that we have consistently been warned about, however, is saturated fat. Links have been found to obesity and diabetes, just to name a few. But how much is too much, and where do we draw the line?

Pain-Sensing Neurons Created From Human Mouse Skin Cells

Two different teams of researchers have discovered ways to create the neurons that detect pain, itch and other sensations in laboratory conditions out of human and mouse skin cells.

Exercise In A Bottle Under Development By Nestle Food

Running 5k on a treadmill or an hour-long spin class can be a real pain in the you-know-what, but a team of Nestlé scientists may have found a work-around for all that effort – call it exercise in a bottle.

Talk Therapy May Be A Viable Treatment For Those Attempting

A new study from a large international team of psychiatrists has revealed new hope for those who have attempted suicide – talk therapy sessions can reduce the odds of repeat attempts and subsequent death by suicide.

Gluten-Free Diet Doesnt Necessarily Make You Healthier

For people with celiac disease, adhering to a gluten-free diet is their only way of ensuring an immune response does not attack. Some people without celiac disease or gluten intolerance, however, think the restrictiveness of a gluten-free diet means it’s healthy.

Teens Prescribed Anti-Anxiety Or Sleep Medications More

Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications may be up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs illegally than teens who have never received a prescription, often by obtaining additional pills from friends or family members.

Loneliness Declining Among American Teenagers

There has been a growing concern that modern society is increasingly lonely. However, studies have also shown an increase in extraversion and self-esteem, which suggests loneliness is decreasing.

Developing A Noninvasive Test For Endometriosis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure.

ASU IBM Move Ultrafast Low-Cost DNA Sequencing Technology A

A team of scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine.

UCLA Researchers Identify Protein Key To The Development Of

Understanding the self-replication mechanisms is critical for improving stem cell therapies for blood-related diseases and cancers.

Good Fat Could Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

A special type of fat found in some people could be used to manage type 2 diabetes.

Healthy Gut Microbiota Can Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

Put Down The Pitchforks New Product Doesnt Make Vaginas

A probiotic product that became an Internet sensation after published reports claimed that it could make a vagina smell like peaches does actually exist, but wasn’t invented by the two male bio-hackers originally believed to be responsible and doesn’t do what they claimed it would do.

New Stem Cell Treatment Found To Cure Bubble Baby Disease

A new stem cell gene therapy is set to begin clinical trials early next year after the technique reportedly cured 18 children who were born without working immune systems due to a condition known as “Bubble Baby” disease.

A Hands-On Approach For Treating Constipation

Instead of reaching for a laxative the next time you’re feeling constipated, you might want to give perineal self-acupressure a try, experts from the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine reported in research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.


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