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The Best Parts of the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet was introduced as a health protecting diet almost thirty years ago! Since then much research has linked this diet with a number of specific positive health outcomes, including overall mortality.A new study just published in the British...

Unreported Abnormal Test Results Endanger Your Health.

Do you as a patient always learn the results of the lab tests your physician orders? Or, do you follow the "no news is good news" philosophy? If you follow the latter, your health may be in jeopardy. According to...

Use of Illegal Drugs and Cognitive Performance

The regular use of some illegal drugs may cause cognitive impairments. Two of these substances are "ecstasy" and "canabis". Recent research has focussed on attention and memory in a community-based sample of young adults derived from a large-scale epidemiological study....

Stimulants and Youth: A Sobering Association

There have been increasing concerns in recent years that stimulant drugs commonly given for ADHD may be associated with an increased risk of sudden, unexplained death in young people. In a new retrospective, case-controlled study researchers have reported the probability...

Diet Plans or Calories–Which is Most Useful?

Obscured in the media headlines over the findings of the largest controlled trial of weight loss plans ever conducted is the fact that losing weight is hard work, and keeping it off is even harder--regardless of the plan or diet...

A Surprise or Two About Menopause

A new study from Australia suggests that the duration of bothersome hot flashes may last considerably longer than has previously be reported. The investigators reanalyzed data from 438 women in a longitudinal, population-based study who had completed 13 years of...

Historic Legislation Passes Both Houses–Awaits President’s Signature.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act now awaits President Obama's signature. Agencies and organizations who have for years fought against the tobacco industry are rejoicing at the outcome of new legislation (H.R. 1256) that will put the Food and...

Another Thumbs-up for Fruits and Vegetables

You know exercise promotes longevity and helps control type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance? Did you think exercise and the use of antioxidants might be even better? Time to think again! A brand new study suggests otherwise.An international team of researchers...

WHO Declares H1N1 Flu Pandemic

Last Thursday, June 11, the World Health Organization declared the new influenza A H1N1 (formerly known as swine flu) a pandemic. This novel virus strain has not previously circulated in the human population. Although declared as "moderate", the speed at which...

Disease Risk Can be Programmed in Early Life

Intuitively we know choices made today, may come back to roost sometime in the future, either to help or hurt us. The Bible said it long ago: "Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what...

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