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Energy Drink Overdose Danger

August 16, 2011
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Approximately 30-50 percent of adolescents and young adults consume energy drinks. According to a recent study, “these drinks have been reported in association with serious adverse effects, especially in children, adolescents, and young adults with seizures, diabetes,cardiac abnormalities, or mood and behavioral disorders or those who take certain medications.” In addition, “of the 5,448...
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Marijuana = Psychotic Disorders

August 11, 2011
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Cannabis continues to be analyzed and the findings seem to disturbing when it comes to mental health. A new study supports the belief that “cannabis use plays a causal role in the development of psychosis in some patients.” The study went on to suggest “the need for renewed warnings about the potentially harmful effects...
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Zinc for Colds

August 9, 2011
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Zinc plays a vital role in preventing illness, especially colds. “Zinc administered within 24 hours of onset of symptoms reduces the duration and severity of the common cold in healthy people. When supplemented for at least five months, it reduces cold incidence, school absenteeism and prescription of antibiotics in children,” according to a recent...
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An Obesity Lifestyle

August 4, 2011
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Eating too much and not getting exercise are not the only factors contributing to obesity. A new study found that obese individuals had “significantly higher” “saturated fat intake, restaurant meal frequency, television watching hours, house temperature, air conditioning use and antidepressant drug use, and lower fiber intake… and sleep hours.” Read Abstract
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Antidepressant May Increase Stroke Risk

August 2, 2011
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All drugs come with side effects, some are known, some are discovered later. A new study found that “antidepressant use may be associated with an increased risk of stroke.” Antidepressants are widely prescribed these days. While more research is required, these results are something to be aware of. Read Abstract
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Opiod Prescription Often Precedes Teen Addiction

July 29, 2011
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Prescription drug abuse often starts at an early age. A new study found that approximately a third of teenagers addicted to opiods began with a single prescription. Sadly, teenagers can easily get as many prescriptions as they like with one subject getting “59 prescriptions over 2 years, totaling almost 2300 pills.” The authors found...
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Unhealthy Food Advertising Impacts Your Children’s Choices

July 28, 2011
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Ever wonder why your children are so enthusiastic about eating unhealthy food? The answer is in the advertising. A group of 13 researchers in countries across 5 continents found that our children are “exposed to high volumes of television advertising for unhealthy foods, featuring childoriented persuasive techniques.” Read the Entire Paper
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Cell Phones Affect Your Brain

July 26, 2011
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The nagging questions about the impact on our bodies from cell phones (and other electronic devices) are still unanswered. A recent study found that “50-minute cell phone exposure was associated with increased brain glucose metabolism in the region closest to the antenna.” What does that mean? No one knows. As the researchers pointed out,...
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Smoking Increases the risk of ALS

July 21, 2011
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A new study determined that “cigarette smoking increases the risk of ALS.” ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a disease that kills the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that eventually leads to the inability to move your arms, legs and body. It is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read Abstract
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Potassium Can Reduce Stroke Risk by 21%

July 19, 2011
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Including enough potassium in your diet and supplement intake can have a dramatic benefit. According to a recent study, “higher dietary potassium intake is associated with lower rates of stroke and might also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and total cardiovascular disease.” Read Abstract
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Milk Reduces Colorectal Cancer for Children

July 14, 2011
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Drinking milk has long-term health benefits for young people. A new study found that children who drink milk regularly reduced their risk of colorectal cancer.  This is another finding that helps us better understand our children’s nutritional needs and the effects proper nutrition has on their future health. Read the Entire Paper
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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Can Increase Blood Pressure

July 12, 2011
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Soft drinks and snacks are a poor combination, particularly for those who already have high blood pressure. A recent study determined that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, particularly when combined with increase intake of sodium (salt) can significantly increase blood pressure. Read Abstract
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Beta Blockers = Obesity?

July 7, 2011
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Beta blockers (also known as “β-blockers”) are a type of drug used for high blood pressure. Unfortunately, like all drugs, they come with side effects that may be worse than the ailment they are supposed to address. In this case, a new study found that “energy expenditure is reduced and body weight increased in...
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