Step up for health: Pedometers 'boost exercise levels for years'
Scientists have found that using pedometers may not only offer short-term benefits, but they also could help to increase exercise levels for up to 4 years.
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This Study May Find That Moderate Drinking Is Healthy. The Alcohol Industry Was Asked to Pay for It
Scientists and government officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.
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By Dr. Mercola “GMOs Revealed” is a nine-part documentary series featuring more than 20 top experts in the field, including yours truly. In Episode 1, above, you'll hear from...
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Motion to Bring Cannabis into Mainstream Medicine
A comprehensive overview of current evidence for the use of cannabis as a therapeutic in mainstream medicine.
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U.K., Land of ‘Brexit,' Quietly Outsources Some Surgeries to France
After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.
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From panels to posters, women confront unconscious biases in the MeToo era
The lengthy list of recent sexual harassment and assault allegations that spawned the recent MeToo and TimesUp movements spurred new conversations across disciplines, and...
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High-Tech and High-Touch: Consider a Career in Family Medicine
Why should students consider family medicine? Maureen Murphy, MD, explains how those with wide-ranging interests may particularly enjoy the never-ending diversity of this...
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Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diet-Which Is Better for Weight Loss?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a new study that explores the debate between low-carb and low-fat diets. Medscape Internal Medicine
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A New Prostate Cancer Screening Trial-Anything to See Here?
Yet another trial on risks and benefits of widespread PSA screening. Dr Kenny Lin puts it in perspective. Georgetown University Family Medicine
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Genetic variant discovery could improve safety, effectiveness of drugs for asthma and COPD
Research from the University of Liverpool, published today in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, identifies a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of...
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Early Detection of Alzheimer's Cognitive Impairment via Verbal Fluency
Declining cognitive functioning in early stages of Alzheimer's disease patients can be detected with their ability to generate infinite spoken verbs, finds a new study.
Online Program Helps Adolescent Mothers
An online program convices adolesent mothers to seek medical help for depression.The webpage provides referrals for counseling services and suicide and child-abuse prevention...
Safety and Effectiveness of Corticosteroids Linked to Genetic Variants
A new study identifies a genetic variant that can improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, the drug used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .
Top sirloin steaks recalled for possible salmonella contamination
In Bridgeview, IL, SMI Holdings Inc., doing business as Stampede Meat, has recalled approximately 484,800 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella...
Sexual orientation is the top suicide risk for college freshman
A study based on data from 14,000 first-year college students in eight countries including the US found sexual minorities have an up-to-eight-times higher risk for suicidal...
Her office confirms the death of Rep. Louise Slaughter at age 88
U.S. Rep Louise Slaughter One of the most prominent food safety advocates in Congress is dead at age 88. The office of Rep Lousie Slaughter, D-NY this morning confirmed the...
Vegans may be at risk for iodine deficiency, according to new study
Giving up entire categories of food can be a good idea from a health standpoint, but it's important to be smart about it. You can certainly give up soda or sweets without...
US adults consume 17 billion drinks per year during binges
The first-ever CDC report on binge drinking, considered one of the most damaging forms of alcohol abuse, found that more than 16 percent of American adults binge drink each week.
RECALL: Dr. Brown's Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders
Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Handi-Craft Company have recalled a number of Dr. Brown's Lovey pacifier and teether holders after...
Living in high altitudes may raise your risk of depression
University of Utah researchers believe the worrying results could be the result of low atmospheric pressure. This leads to much lower levels of oxygen in the blood.