What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause various illnesses from the common cold to severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrom (MERS). The newest strain of coronavirus, (COVID-19), was discovered in 2019 and hasn’t been previously identified in humans. The disease, which originated in Wuhan…

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5 Flu Myths Debunked

As Halloween has just passed and we're well into fall and soon winter, flu season is in full swing. Despite medical innovations and availability of vaccines, the flu virus continues to kill people across the world every year. The World Health Organization reported that flu epidemics result in 3 million…

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Advancing Lab-Grown Meat

The meat industry has been under fire recently because the public is learning more about how harmful mass production of meat is to the environment. This is one of the main reasons people choose to be vegan and it has gained a lot of momentum in the past couple of…

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Is There Fat in Your Lungs?

BBC News just published an article which reported that fatty tissue has been found in the lungs of overweight and obese people for the first time. The information came from a group of Australian researchers who analyzed lung samples taken from 52 people. They found that the amount of fat…

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Doctor's Visit via Text?

Gone are the days when you had to call up your doctor's office, schedule an appointment, wait a week, take off work, and drive to your doctor's office to be treated. How does texting your doctor from your bed sound? This could soon be the new way of being treated…

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Signs of Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to Breastcancer.org, 1 in 8 women in the United States (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer. This year alone, an estimated 268,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, as…

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Beyond Meat vs. Impossible Foods

If you haven't tried them yet, I'm sure you've at least heard of them. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods sell plant-based meat alternatives. As plant-based and vegan diets continue to gain popularity, these two companies are competing to claim dominance. The opinions regarding which meat-alternative tastes better are still split.…

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Colorectal Cancer Increasing Among Younger Adults

A recent study shows that even though rates of colon cancer are holding steady or declining among older adults, the rates of early-onset colon cancer are rising in many high-income countries. According to a report published in Gut, this trend of colon cancer in younger adults began around the mid-1990s.…

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When to Throw Out Produce

Depending on the type of produce you buy and where you buy it, it may not always come with an expiration date. To reduce food waste and avoid throwing away your money, learn whether your produce is going bad and what to do with it if it is.  Avocados, for…

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FDA Issues New Warning About Sleep Aids

On April 30, 2019, the Food and Drug Association released a statement warning users of sleep aids about serious and potentially fatal results of using the drug. Although these incidents are rare, they still need to be addressed and taken very seriously. In their statement, the FDA announced they will…

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Dementia-Related Death Doubled in US

The National Center for Health Statistics reported that over the past decade, the amount of deaths linked to dementia has more than doubled, making it one of the top killers in the United States. The CDC defines dementia as “a general term for conditions that cause loss of memory severe…

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FDA Is Failing to Protect Kids from E-Cigarettes

The American Lung Association said that the federal agency and individual state governments simply aren't doing enough when it comes to tobacco prevention programs. According to the annual State of Tobacco Control Report, the federal government isn't taking the precautions they need to in order to protect kids from e-cigarettes…

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Coolest Home Fitness Innovations of 2018

Home fitness has gained a lot of momentum in 2018. Americans are working out more and are finding more convenient ways to do so. Many high-tech companies are creating equipment that brings customized, boutique class-style workouts to your home. Whether you're into rowing and yoga or running and spinning, there…

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