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More Exercise Better for Lowering Heart Risk Failure, Research Shows

Although federal health guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week, new research shows that people who are much more active have better success lowering their risk of heart failure. In fact, doubling or quadrupling the minimum suggested levels of physical activity may lower the risk of heart failure by […]

Many Teens Consuming Energy Drinks Despite Health Warnings

Despite warnings from doctors and researchers that adolescents put themselves at risk by consuming energy drinks, many still do, a new study finds. In fact, more than one-third of eighth-graders reported consuming at least one energy drink within the past year. According to a new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity […]

Eating Whole Grains May Help You Live Longer

New research proves again that nutrition is a powerful way to improve your health. Simply choosing whole grain foods – rather than refined grains or red meat – may help add years to your lifespan. In fact, eating more whole grains may lower a person’s risk of death by as much as 15 percent, particularly […]

Exercise May Protect Older Women from Irregular Heartbeat

Older women who are obese or have a normal weight can reduce their risk of developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat by doing more physical activity, a new study finds. The findings contradict previous research which suggested that strenuous exercise might raise the risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a news release from the American Heart […]

After Surviving Cancer, Some Smokers Still Light Up

Nearly 10 percent of people who survive cancer still smoke nine years after they were first diagnosed, according to a new report. Of those who continue the habit, 83 percent smoke about 15 cigarettes every day, according to a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research. The report was published in Cancer Epidemiology, […]

Young Women Seeking a Tan At Risk for Melanoma

Melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – is the most common cancer in women between the ages of 25 and 29. In an effort to highlight the dangers of tanning, the American Academy of Dermatology has launched an awareness campaign with public service announcements, which advises young women that tanning doesn’t make a person […]

Lower Sodium Intake Could Save Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

Lowering the amount of salt Americans eat in their food could save hundreds of thousands of lives, according to new research. In fact, reducing sodium consumption by 40 percent to about 2,200 mg daily over 10 years could save as many as 500,000 lives. Eating too much sodium contributes to high blood pressure, which raises […]

FDA Issues Warning Against Fraudulent Flu Products

Federal health officials warned the public this week that many scammers are taking advantage of flu season by selling fraudulent flu products that have not been tested nor approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Found online and in retail stores, these products may be marketed as dietary supplements, or conventional foods, drugs, nasal sprays […]

Study Finds Calcium Supplements May Increase Heart Risks for Men

Men who take calcium supplements may want to talk to their doctor about their use after a large study found that supplemental calcium was associated with an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. The study, published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, included more than 388,000 people between the ages of 50 and 71. It […]

Be Wary of Online Pharmacies, FDA Warns

It’s tempting to save money by purchasing from an online pharmacy, but federal health officials warn that consumers could be risking their health or the well-being of someone else. In a recent FDA survey, nearly one in four Internet consumers has bought prescription medicine online. The chances of buying medications from a rogue pharmacy are […]