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Archive for June, 2012

Eating Disorders Increase Risk of Death

June 28, 2012
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While most think eating disorders are just bad for their health, the reality is that they increase your risk of death. A new study found that “individuals with eating disorders have significantly elevated mortality (death) rates, with the highest rates occurring in those with AN (anorexia nervosa). One of the reasons for the higher...
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Can You Really Trust Your Medical Doctor?

June 21, 2012
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Consider these findings from Health Affairs, “the leading journal of health policy thought and research:” “Overall, approximately one-third of physicians did not completely agree with disclosing serious medical errors to patients, almost one-fifth did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue, and nearly two-fifths did not completely agree that...
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High-Dose Zinc Lozenges for the Common Cold

June 19, 2012
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A new study found that zinc lozenges can actually reduce the duration of a cold. Researchers found that the “benefit is observed with high doses of zinc but not with low doses.” Read the Paper
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Air Cleaners Do Not Eliminate Secondhand Smoke

June 14, 2012
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Think your air cleaner eliminates secondhand smoke, think again. A new study found that “although the use of air cleaners can result in a significant reduction in indoor PM (particulate matter) concentrations and a significant increase in symptom-free days, it is not enough to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke.” Read the Abstract
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Fruits & Veggies Lower Risk of Heart Disease

June 12, 2012
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Diets rich in fruits and vegetables provide many health benefits. The latest research suggests that “a higher intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of IHD (ischaemic heart disease) mortality (death).
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Musculoskeletal injuries Can Also Cause Cognitive Impairment

June 7, 2012
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Concussions are not the only type of injury that can cause cognitive impairment in athletes. Researchers have found that “athletes with musculoskeletal injuries also display a degree of cognitive impairment as measured by computerized tests.” Read the Abstract
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Vitamin D Can Reduce Risk of Osteoporotic Fractures

June 5, 2012
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One of the latest studies regarding the benefits of Vitamin D found that “Vitamin D is a pro-hormone intimately involved in calcium metabolism and the maintenance of healthy bones. It also appears to prevent falls in the elderly. Vitamin D deficiency is common in older individuals who are also at increased risk for osteoporotic...
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