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Study: CDC’s Sodium Guidelines May Be Too Strict

Study: CDC’s Sodium Guidelines May Be Too Strict

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for salt intake may be too low, researchers say, and may actually be harmful to health.The current guidelines say that individuals under 50 years old s…

Online Pleas for Experimental Drugs Surge

Online Pleas for Experimental Drugs Surge

Josh Hardy, 7, pictured in center. (Courtesy Aimee Hardy)(NEW YORK) — For a growing number of gravely ill patients running out of options, social media has become their last bastion of hope. And they’re sharing their private struggles to motivate publ…

Looking Smart May Be Enough to Determine Intelligence in Males

Looking Smart May Be Enough to Determine Intelligence in Males

Pixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Figuring out if someone is smart or not by simply looking at their face may not seem like the best way to determine intelligence but researchers from the Czech Republic believe that it’s not all that far-fetched.Ka…

Study Finds Possible Link Between Gene Mutation and ALS

Study Finds Possible Link Between Gene Mutation and ALS

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study identified a gene mutation that may be linked to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.According to HealthDay News, the study was led by the U.S. National Institute on Aging and was published in the jou…

Harvard Student Claims On-Campus Sexual Assault, Slams School Policies

Harvard Student Claims On-Campus Sexual Assault, Slams School Policies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — A female student who says she survived a violent sexual attack at Harvard University in 2013 has written a scathing letter in the Ivy League school’s newspaper, The Crimson, claiming that her complaints were …

Number of Measles Cases in U.S. Climbing

Number of Measles Cases in U.S. Climbing

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett announced on Tuesday that the number of cases of measles confirmed in New York City has jumped to 25 since February, up from 16 as of March 7.The majority of the case…

Ebola, Crossing Borders in Africa, Could Land in US

Ebola, Crossing Borders in Africa, Could Land in US

Hemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 78 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could land in the U.S., health officials warned Tuesday.Symptoms of the disease, such as fever, red eyes and bleeding, can take up to…

Five Reasons Your Weight Is Stuck

Five Reasons Your Weight Is Stuck

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stuck in a weight-loss rut? Turns out you’re not alone. Those last five to 10 pounds are often the hardest to lose. MyFitnessPal — the largest digital health company with more than 50 million users — surveyed its users …

Nebraska Mom Fights Medicaid for Sick Baby’s Transplant

Nebraska Mom Fights Medicaid for Sick Baby’s Transplant

KETV(OMAHA, Neb.) — A Nebraska mother has turned to the Internet to raise money for surgery that she hopes will save her baby’s life after Medicaid denied coverage of the procedure.Lawrence Bolden, who turns 1 in April, has DiGeorge Syndrome, an…

Weight-Loss Surgery Shown to Help Those Who Are Obese, Diabetic

Weight-Loss Surgery Shown to Help Those Who Are Obese, Diabetic

TongRo Images/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — Health officials have coined the term “diabesity” to describe obese people who also suffer from Type 2 diabetes.This combination is particularly hazardous to one’s health for a variety of reasons since diabetes al…

Snapshot of the Post-9/11 Caregiver

Snapshot of the Post-9/11 Caregiver

Amazon.com(NEW YORK) — The following numbers are drawn from the Rand Military Caregivers Study:

There are 1.1 million post-9/11 caregivers.
59 percent are female.
37 percent are under between 18-30.
49 percent are between 31-55.
57 percent are white,…

America Is One Hurtin’ Nation

America Is One Hurtin’ Nation

pojoslaw/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s awfully easy to get hurt these days, judging by the 2014 Injury Facts compiled by the National Safety Council.Here are some of the more interesting facts about the danger we put ourselves in on a daily basis:…

Heart Disease May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Heart Disease May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Design Pics/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A recent study found that heart disease can increase your odds of developing dementia.HealthDay News reports that researchers  found that artery stiffness is associated with the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in…

Monitoring Children’s Use of Media Can Improve Behavior, Sleep Patterns

Monitoring Children’s Use of Media Can Improve Behavior, Sleep Patterns

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study has found that parents who track their kids use of media — including television and video games — may see more well-behaved children.The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that parental monitoring h…

Researchers Map Facial Expressions for 21 Different Emotions

Researchers Map Facial Expressions for 21 Different Emotions

Photick/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Most people move their face in extremely similar ways in response to emotions, which has apparently allowed a research team at The Ohio State University to map facial expressions for 21 distinct emotional states fo…

Worst Cities for Spring Allergies in 2014: Louisville, Ky. Tops the List

Worst Cities for Spring Allergies in 2014: Louisville, Ky. Tops the List

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly 45 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies and a chronic sensitivity to substances like pollen and mold, and as spring approaches, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its annual list of…

Study: ‘Carb Breakdown’ Gene Linked to Obesity

Study: ‘Carb Breakdown’ Gene Linked to Obesity

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Researchers have found evidence that a specific gene may play a major role in determining how well a person’s body breaks down carbohydrates, linking those individuals who have fewer copies of that gene with increased lik…

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Spreads to Liberia, Sierra Leone

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Spreads to Liberia, Sierra Leone

iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA, Switzerland) — An Ebola outbreak in Guinea that has killed 78 people has crossed borders into Liberia and Sierra Leone, health officials said.A total of four people in Liberia and Sierra Leone are thought to have contracted t…

Smoking Bans Help to Reduce Premature Births

Smoking Bans Help to Reduce Premature Births

Mark Richardson/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Smokers may hate them but bans on lighting up at work and in public places are helping people who aren’t even alive yet.A study out of the Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands reveals that cert…

Lifestyle Changes Can Produce Same Results as Viagra

Lifestyle Changes Can Produce Same Results as Viagra

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Are pills the best way to treat erectile dysfunction?Medical researchers from Australia’s University of Adelaide argue that changes in certain behavior can also restore a healthy sex life without the need for Viagra…

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