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2013-12-18 23:29:41

In this article, Dr. Apa shares his knowledge and expertise on obtaining an “A” List Smile. He will review tips for whitening that can be done at home to obtain a whiter, brighter looking smile. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Dr. Michael Apa of The Rosenthal Apa Group knows how important it is for everyone to have that “A” list smile. In the November issue of Better Homes and Gardens, Dr. Apa shares some quick and easy tips on how to achieve a pearly white smile. From Dr....

2013-12-18 23:03:19

Don’t Call Me Cookie author is featured speaker at nonprofit event aimed at helping mothers and pre-teen daughters communicate. Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 One of the biggest challenges parents face today is raising healthy and happy children. For mothers with young daughters in today’s overly connected world, it’s become increasingly difficult to get through with a positive message. Sometimes help is needed to start this conversation. Vanessa Pasiadis, author and former...

2013-12-18 10:45:59

Among 7,000 older women who wore an accelerometer to measure their movement, about two-thirds of their waking time was spent in sedentary behavior, most of which occurred in periods of less than 30 minutes, according to a study appearing in the December 18 issue of JAMA. Recent studies suggest sedentary behavior may be a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. However, few data exist on how this behavior is patterned (e.g., does most sedentary behavior occur in a few long periods or in...

Stimulating Ear With Acupuncture May Help Weight Loss
2013-12-17 14:24:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stimulating the ear through acupuncture could be an effective method when trying to lose weight. The new research, published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, has found a five point stimulation of the outer ear may be better than single point at reducing abdominal fat. Ear acupuncture is based on the understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. Dr Paul Nogier first noticed that a patient’s back-ache was...

2013-12-17 11:23:16

Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research on eating disorders from the UCL Institute of Child Health (UK) in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). Using data on over 7,000 participants in the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol (UK) from when they were aged 13 and 15, the study, which was funded by the National Institute for Health...

2013-12-17 11:18:57

Treatment with the diabetes drug metformin appears to be associated with a modest reduction in body mass index (BMI) in obese children when combined with lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise, according to a study by Marian S. McDonagh, Pharm. D., of the Oregon Health & Science University, and colleagues. Childhood obesity is a health problem in the United States, with nearly 17 percent of children being obese. Metformin is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to...

As Waistlines Increase So To Do Health Care Costs, Says New Study
2013-12-17 06:54:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’re looking for extra motivation to shed some pounds in 2014, consider this: new research appearing in the journal Obesity has found a correlation between health care costs and increasing body mass measurements. The study, which was conducted by investigators at Duke University Medical Center, found that the financial burden associated with medical and drug claims increased gradually with each unit increase in body mass...

Kidney Stone Cases On The Rise In Women, Exercise May Help Reduce The Risk
2013-12-14 05:03:23

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study, small amounts of physical activity may decrease a person’s risk for developing kidney stones. The researchers also discovered that eating too many calories can increase the risk. Research from the last decade has shown that, contrary to previous thought, kidney stones are a systemic problem. The connection to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease has...

2013-12-10 23:26:48

Bel Marra Health, which offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the unexpected link between excess weight and hearing loss. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing the unexpected link between excess weight and hearing loss. As Bel Marra Health reports in its article,...

2013-12-10 10:15:49

Successive governments have failed to act, despite weight of evidence, say experts The failure of successive governments to implement a comprehensive national policy to get UK kids more active and stave off the litany of health and other problems their sedentary lifestyle is storing up for them, is mass "child neglect," say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Despite the wealth of evidence showing the immediate and long term benefits of regular exercise in...