Heart Disease

Mercury-Exposure Information Bill Pushed

Mercury-Exposure Information Bill Pushed

  Seafood is the healthier dietary option all the time, right? Wrong. Like other main sources of protein, seafood, mainly fish, can be tainted with toxic chemicals or heavy metals hazardous ...

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10 Dangerous Food Additives for Growing Kids

10 Dangerous Food Additives for Growing Kids

  High fructose corn syrup that can be found in frozen foods, sweets, breads, spaghetti sauce, ketchup and other processed foodstuffs increases your kids’ risk for diabetes. It also encourages ...

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US Drugstore Giant CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes

US Drugstore Giant CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes

  WASHINGTON, February 5, 2014 (AFP) – The second largest US drugstore chain, CVS, announced Wednesday it will soon quit selling cigarettes, a decision President Barack Obama hailed as a ...

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Chinese Scientists Sound Warning Over New Bird Flu

Chinese Scientists Sound Warning Over New Bird Flu

  PARIS, February 5, 2014 (AFP) – Chinese scientists sounded the alarm Wednesday after a new bird flu virus, H10N8, killed an elderly woman in December and infected another individual ...

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Delhi Says Air ‘Not as Bad’ as Beijing After Smog Scrutiny

Delhi Says Air ‘Not as Bad’ as Beijing After Smog Scrutiny

  NEW DELHI, January 29, 2014 (AFP) – India’s air monitoring centre denied Wednesday that pollution in New Delhi was worse than in Beijing, following scrutiny of the Indian capital’s ...

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No Health Shield from Vitamin D Pills: Study

No Health Shield from Vitamin D Pills: Study

  PARIS, January 24, 2014 (AFP) – Vitamin D supplements have no significant effect on preventing heart attack, stroke, cancer or bone fractures, according to a review of scientific evidence published Friday. ...

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‘Fat’ Population in Developing Countries Triples

‘Fat’ Population in Developing Countries Triples

  Rich nations overtaken If you think obesity is only the scourge of rich nations whose people engage in binge eating, think again. Obesity, like charity, begins at home, a ...

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Gene Clue to Latin American Risk for Diabetes

Gene Clue to Latin American Risk for Diabetes

  PARIS, December 25, 2013 (AFP) – Scientists on Wednesday said they had found a variant of a gene to explain why Latin Americans are at higher risk of Type ...

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Laughter May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Laughter May Be Hazardous to Your Health

  It’s no longer the ultimate cure, new UK study finds Go ahead: Laugh at your own peril. So, you still think laughter is still the best medicine. Think again as a ...

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Factfile on Dementia

Factfile on Dementia

  PARIS, December 11, 2013 (AFP) – Following is a factfile on dementia, dominating the meeting of health ministers from the Group of Eight (G8) nations in London on Wednesday: ...

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