Cancer Potential of Cell Phones & Personal Electronics!

An often under-recognized health concern, incidences of skin cancer have been on the rise.   Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure has been associated with approximately 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers.  Most often addressed in terms of direct exposure, UV radiation also is experienced via indirect sources, such as reflected UVB. Devices like tablets, smartphones and laptops can...

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Genetic vs. Genomic Testing

Gone are the days of waiting to develop a disease.  Genomics (the study of DNA sequencing) is offering new possibilities for diagnosing, treating and even preventing diseases.  With currently available genomic testing, it is possible to know what diseases you are at risk for.  With this knowledge, lifestyle changes and even early treatment can...

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Hot Flashes Can Persist For Years

Science now has an answer for midlife women wondering how long their menopausal heat waves can persist. The answer: a long time. The typical duration of frequent hot flashes and night sweats is seven years, and for some women, symptoms persist for a dozen years or more, says a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. That's much...

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Is Coffee Good For Your Heart?

Now you can have your third daily cup of coffee and not feel unhealthy while you do it!  According to a recent study, a third cup of coffee per day may be good for your heart. Researchers found that people who drink between 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day are more likely to have less coronary artery...

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Behaviors to Beat Cancer

An estimated one-third of all cancers may be attributable to excess body fat – including cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, reproductive organs, urinary tract, blood, bone, and thyroid. Nour Makarem, from New York University (New York, USA), and colleagues analyzed medical and dietary data collected on 2,983 men and women enrolled in the...

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In that there presently is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, disease prevention is a strategic research focus. Previously, a number of studies link regular, moderate coffee consumption with a possible reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease. ArframIkram, from Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam (The Netherlands), and colleagues investigated compounds in coffee, identifying caffeine and...

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Consequences of Not Sleeping

Lack of sleep is a serious problem in our constantly moving, 24/7 society. People are getting thousands of hours less sleep than they once were. Sleep is being “decimated” by our over stimulated culture with so much technology and gadgetry that distracts everyone all the time. Plus, people are overworked, so they no...

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