A recent report determined the safety of parabens as preservatives in cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals, and evaluated if a paraben allergy is a problematic health concern. Looking for “paraben free” on labels of various products has become a new trend. The product reviewers, health enthusiasts, and some self-proclaimed experts have been advocating the use of
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How does mindset affect weight loss? Researchers recently studied mindfulness for weight loss to determine its effects and published their results in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Obesity has become a global epidemic in the last 25 years. At least 2.8 million people every year die from obesity-related causes. However, there are few
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In this study, researchers examine the effects of a drug, fluoxetine, in improving the functional ability of those facing stroke recovery. Stroke affects many worldwide. Disability is one of the debilitating effects after a stroke.  It is estimated that 6.5 million people worldwide are affected by post-stroke disability. Usually, post-stroke recovery involves treating depression and
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A study was recently published on how people who experienced personal income fluctuation for 15 years were impacted by cardiovascular disease later in life. Fluctuations in personal income is a growing public health concern. To study the effects of personal income fluctuation on health, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association
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A recent study published findings on the availability and advertising of tobacco products. The use of tobacco products is prevalent across the United States, from cigarettes to tobacco products such as cigars and electronic cigarettes. Nicotine in these products is responsible for their addictive natures, but the most toxic effects result from burning tobacco, which
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New research from Case Western Reserve University in the United States makes strides in understanding why HIV-infected patients often suffer from higher cancer rates. Controlling HIV infection with antiretroviral therapy has considerably reduced the risk of AIDS-defining cancers such as Kaposi’s sarcoma and certain B-cell lymphomas. However, cancer remains a leading cause of death in
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