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  • Bacon, Pork Prices Rise As Deadly Diarrhea Virus Wipes Out Michigan Pigs

    04/16/2014 9:49:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 40 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 10-16-14
    "said porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is not a human health concern, but is deadly to newborn pigs."
  • Federal dietary guidelines bring new nanny-state concerns

    04/14/2014 9:24:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Doug McKelway
    New federal dietary guidelines are due to come out next year, and critics say early drafts suggest they may represent a new nanny-state intrusion calling for Internet-based "weigh-ins" and government text messages to overweight people meant to help them shed the pounds. Critics also fear the guidelines, which are subject to revision every five years, may go well beyond nutrition to address the planets health, too. At a March 14 meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, committee member Miriam Nelson of Tufts University said: "The question that we're spending the most time on right now is really, what...
  • 1,000 get shots after pizza place employee gets hepatitis 2,400 Customers at Risk, Officials Say

    04/14/2014 1:09:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Apr 14, 2014
    mORE than 1,000 people have been vaccinated against hepatitis A after a Charlotte pizza place employee was hospitalized with the disease, according to health officials. Health officials in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties are urging anyone who ordered or ate a pizza from the Papa John's on Cambridge Commons Drive between March 28 and April 7 to get the vaccine. Free clinics have been giving shots throughout the weekend, and health officials say they have already vaccinated more than 1,000 people. Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver and can cause nausea, vomiting and jaundice. Officials estimate 2,400 customers...
  • Jersey City woman shares secret to longevity at 105th birthday party

    04/12/2014 8:17:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | April 10, 2014
    A Jersey City woman who will turn 105 years old on Sunday swears she's found the secret to longevity: dark chocolate and red wine.
  • ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts

    04/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Maggie Thurber (watchdog.org)
    Candy, chips and a helping of ObamaCare. It's already disrupted the health-care marketplace. Now, the Affordable Care Act is infiltrating vending machines. Yep, a provision in the Affordable Care Act requires vending machines to display the calorie content of all food items. The FDA finalized the regulations April 3. If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice. Or so the thinking goes.
  • Budget Chief Is Choice as New Health Secretary

    04/10/2014 4:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/10/14 | Michael D. Shear
    Washington - Even when Sylvia Mathews Burwell was in her early 30s, friends speculated that she might return to her native Hinton, W.Va., and run for governor someday. After all, she had been a Rhodes scholar, and her mother who later became mayor of Hinton, pop. 2,600 had driven her daughters interest in politics. So far that has not happened, but plenty of other things under two presidents have. On Friday, President Obama is to nominate Ms. Burwell, currently director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, to take over one of the largest and most...
  • Obamacare exchanges face scrutiny, questions of mismanagement

    04/10/2014 2:19:41 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 8 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-10-14 | Ed Walton
    Officials from five states came under congressional scrutiny last week for various failures in creating state-based health insurance exchanges, despite each state accepting and spending hundreds of millions of dollars in federal establishment grants. Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Oregon each had top officials present for a House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform hearing on problem-filled state exchanges. Under the Affordable Care Act, states were given the option to run their own exchange or default to the federal exchange. Hawaiis exchange director, Tom Matsuda, testified that his state received $205 million in federal grants to build its own exchange,...
  • Bill would have FDA decide on labeling genetically modified food

    04/10/2014 12:52:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    McClatchyDC.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Chris Adams
    <p>WASHINGTON Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo is pushing a bill in Congress that would shift responsibility for any labeling of genetically modified foods to the hands of the federal government, potentially stopping the efforts underway in many states to mandate labels on such foods.</p>
  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' takes over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again

    04/09/2014 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama's fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn.The day's activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the first lady's Let's Move! initiative, said the White House of their sixth roll, titled Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.In the past, administrations have given differing themes for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Former President George W. Bush,...
  • Fat Texts and Fart Regulation Coming to You from the Nanny State

    04/09/2014 7:40:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | April 8, 2014 | Common Constitutionalist
    Although its been going on for years, it seems lately there is an all-out assault by the nanny government to crack down on our liberties. Nowadays, when the people say no, our rulers just do the old end around, or sleight-of-hand. They cause us to concentrate on one thing while they regulate behind our backs. Lately it seems that even this tactic has changed and the Nanny State has begun to attack us from all sides. Take this global warming nonsense. With every passing year, the people are coming to realize what a hoax it has been. Every poll conducted...
  • Mortality risk from obesity is much higher than previously thought

    04/09/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 10 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-09 | Dr. Harold Mandell
    There has been a growing awareness of the evolving obesity epidemic. It appears that more people than ever are overweight or obese. This problem seems to be primarily associated with poor diets and sedentary lifestyles. It has been known for awhile that being overweight or obese is associated with increased mortality. A new study shows that the mortality risks from such weight problems are worse than previously thought. It has been observed that the high prevalence of disease and associated weight loss which occurs at older ages decreases the validity of prospective cohort studies aimed at examining the association which...
  • Lazy lifestyles reducing British life expectancy: experts

    04/09/2014 4:58:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Xinhua News ^ | April 9, 2014 | By Mu Xuequan
    LONDON - Today's British people are "the least active generation in history" and that lack of exercise is leading to around 37,000 premature deaths a year, according to a parliamentary report published on Tuesday. Published by the All Party Commission on Physical Activity, the report calls for radical changes to "turn back the toxic tide of inactivity," including altering the way schools are run to ensure that children take more exercise, and changes in town and transport planning in order to make it easier for people to make more journeys on foot or by bicycle.
  • New report shows the vegan lifestyle is just another liberal lie

    04/05/2014 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 79 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A new report from the Medical University of Graz in Austria presents evidence that the vegan lifestyle is actually dangerous. The study found that purely vegetarian diets lead to poorer general health and a diminished quality of life marred by both physical and mental problems. In spite of the vegan tendency to smoke less if at all; have higher socioeconomic achievement, eat less fat, get more exercise, eat more veggies and fruits and drink less alcohol they do not have a better life style by objective standards. Vegans suffer from higher rates of cancer; are twice as likely to be...
  • Dog Saved Owner's Life By Detecting Breast Cancer That Mammogram Missed (Video)

    04/04/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Thu, April 03, 2014 | Allison Geller
    When Maureen Burns 9-year-old dog, Max, started to act strangely, she worried that her beloved pet was sick. Turns out that Burns herself was illand Max knew it. In a video shared by BBC Earth, Burns describes the odd signs that Max started to exhibit. "The odd signs were when he would come up and touch my breast with his nose, and back off so desperately unhappy with such a sad look in his eyes," Burns said in the video. It turns out that Burns had a lump in her breast, undetected by her last mammogram. She then decided to...
  • Officials Say Meningitis Kills 3 LA County Residents, Poses Higher Risk For Gay Community

    04/04/2014 7:54:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    AP) ^ | April 3, 2014 11:29 PM
    Three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died, and all three had sex with other men, Los Angeles County health officials said Thursday. The confirmation came a day after the Department of Public Health urged gay men who had HIV or multiple partners to be vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease.
  • Health insurance isn't a year-round thing anymore

    04/04/2014 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 4/4/14 | CONNIE CASS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Here's more fallout from the health care law: Until now, customers could walk into an insurance office or go online to buy standard health care coverage any time of year. Not anymore. Many people who didn't sign up during the government's open enrollment period that ended Monday will soon find it difficult or impossible to get insured this year, even if they go directly to a private company and money is no object. For some it's already too late. With limited exceptions, insurers are refusing to sell to individuals after the enrollment period for HealthCare.gov and the...
  • Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

    04/02/2014 6:27:08 AM PDT · by shove_it · 72 replies
    CBSLocalAtlanta ^ | 1 Apr 2014
    ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts. A new study from the Medical University of Graz in Austria finds that vegetarians are more physically active, drink less alcohol and smoke less tobacco than those who consume meat in their diets. Vegetarians also have a higher socioeconomic status and a lower body mass index. But the vegetarian diet characterized by a low consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol that...
  • White people the least healthy ethnic group in Britain

    04/01/2014 11:22:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:01PM BST 01 Apr 2014 | Edward Malnick
    Black and Asian families are significantly healthier than white people, official figures suggest. A study found that one in three people from white families had long-standing illnesses, compared to only one in five of those from non-white ethnic groups. White people were almost twice as likely as black and Asian people to have long-term illnesses which limit their lifestyle, the research suggests. The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that 36 percent of people from white ethnic groups had long-standing illnesses, while among non-white groups the proportion was 21 percent.
  • (VANITY) Prayers for aneurysm victim - continued

    04/01/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 12 replies
    4/1/14 | me
    Please continue prayers for my cleaning lady's daughter.
  • Diet Drinks Linked to Heart Problems in Older Women

    04/01/2014 3:56:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | March 31, 2014 | Alex Cukan
    Healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems.A study involving almost 60,000 healthy postmenopausal women correlated diet drinks with increased risk of heart attack, stroke or a cardiovascular event. "Our findings are in line with and extend data from previous studies showing an association between diet drinks and metabolic syndrome," lead investigator Dr. Ankur Vyas of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics said in a statement. "We were interested in this research because there was a relative lack of data about diet...
  • Consumers Get $10B In Subsidies For Health Coverage, Study Finds

    04/01/2014 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 4/1/14 | Jenny Gold
    Americans have already qualified for about $10 billion in tax credits to help them purchase private health insurance this year through the Affordable Care Act, according to a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) Thats an average of $2,890 for each of the 3.5 million people who qualified for a subsidy as of March 1 about 83 percent of those who enrolled in an exchange plan. But four of five Americans who could qualify for a subsidy hadnt applied for coverage by that date. And sign-up rates varied greatly by...
  • Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death

    03/30/2014 1:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 29, 2014 | Maggie Fox
    Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday. Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular "event," and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks. The findings, being presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology, don't suggest that the drinks themselves are killers. But women who toss back too many diet sodas may be trying...
  • Christian based healthcare alternatives to Obamacare (HSM exemption)

    03/30/2014 5:46:44 AM PDT · by tellw · 8 replies
    WATE-Nashville ABC TV -6 ^ | 3/26/14 | Alex Zotos
    By ALEXIS ZOTOS 6 News Reporter KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Next week is the deadline for most people who qualify to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But alternatives exist to either traditional insurance or the plans offered through the health insurance exchange. Hundreds of thousands of Americans participate in Christian healthcare sharing ministries across the country. Sarah Lewis is self employed and for years paying for health insurance was a financial burden. "My husband and I own our own business and the cost of insurance was so high and they kept raising it. So we...
  • California lawmakers reconsider bare-hand food ban

    03/26/2014 6:13:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California lawmakers are beginning to back away from a new law that bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and bars, with the Assembly Health Committee voting unanimously Tuesday to repeal and revisit the regulation. The vote follows opposition from chefs and bartenders who say they were taken off guard by the new regulation. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill last year requiring restaurant workers to wear gloves or use utensils when handling ready-to-eat food, including the rice in a sushi roll and the mint in a mojito.
  • Globe: [Democrat] Grossman passes kidney stone at gubernatorial forum

    03/26/2014 2:59:23 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/26/2014 | Meghan Colloton
    <p>Massachusetts State Treasurer Steve Grossman apparently spent his time at last nights gubernatorial debate, which focused on issues affecting the states LGBTQ community, passing a kidney stone, according to campaign spokesman Chandra Allard. The forum was hosted by MassEquality and WGBH at the Boston Public Library Tuesday night.</p>
  • Liquid nicotine: Just a teaspoon could kill

    03/24/2014 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 379 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Kate Seamons
    It can be bought on the Internet in flavors like chocolate and bubble gumand just a teaspoon could kill a child: The New York Times takes a look at liquid nicotine, the e-liquid used in e-cigarettes, which it describes as a "powerful neurotoxin ... far more dangerous than tobacco." And with good reason: Reports of accidental liquid nicotine poisonings rose 300% from 2012 to 1,351 cases last year, with 2014's figure expected to be double that. The victims, many children under the age of four, can experience vomiting and seizures after being exposed to even a modest amount orally or...
  • Obamacare: Abuse of Power Endangers the Nation's Health

    03/20/2014 5:19:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Larry Elder
    When liberal pro-Obama scholars question the legality of President Barack Obama's actions to implement Obamacare, the issue of illegal presidential use of power moves from partisan to frightening. George Washington Law School's Jonathan Turley is the second most quoted law professor in the nation and a two-time Obama voter. He recently testified before Congress on Obama's extensive use of executive orders and administrative actions to make unilateral changes in Obamacare, immigration policy, minimum wage and the IRS qualifying standards for non-profit status. As to Obamacare, Obama, so far, changed it in at least a dozen major ways, including, but not...
  • Saturated fat does not cause heart disease: Study

    03/19/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Times of India ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | Kounteya Sinha
    Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Heart Foundation have found there is actually no evidence that confirms changing the type of fat you eat from "bad" saturated to "healthier" polyunsaturated cuts heart risk. The researchers analysed data from 72 unique studies with over 600,000 participants from 18 nations and found total saturated fatty acid, whether measured in the diet or in the bloodstream as a biomarker, was not associated with coronary disease risk in the observational studies.
  • White House pastry chef resigns: I dont want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs

    03/18/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses is resigning after First Lady Michelle Obama fundamentally changed his job duties to focus on healthier food. Yosses is leaving the White House in June to work on a new project focusing on food literacy and The New York Times says Michelle is partly to blame. The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007 to make his trademark cookie plates and sugar sculptures. Mrs. Obama took over in 2009 and ordered Yosses to make healthier plates in smaller portions. Yosses began replacing butter with fruit puree and sugar with honey...
  • Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

    03/19/2014 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 March 2014 | Last updated at 02:50 ET | Helen Briggs
    Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests. In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience. If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to catch up on missed sleep, say US scientists. They think it may one day be possible to develop a drug to protect the brain from the side-effects of lost sleep.
  • Michelle Obamas Success In Reducing Childhood Obesity Never Happened

    03/19/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mark Horne
    If you were reading me in January, you might remember how shocked I was by a claim (one of many false claims) that President Barack Obama made in his state of the union speech. I wrote, If The President Can Credit Michelle Obama With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything.
  • Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved'

    03/18/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved' March 17, 2014 - 9:13 AM By Eric Scheiner (CNSNews.com) - If a college student dressed up as a giant bunch of grapes jumped out of the shadows and told you to "get fruved," what could you possibly say? The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is getting more than $4.8 million taxpayer dollars to develop a healthy-eating campaign that has students -- dressed up as fruits and vegetables -- cavorting in the hallways of higher education. Getting "fruved" means you're eating your FRUits and VEgetables. Get it? The USDAs National Institute of Food...
  • Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link

    03/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 17, 2014 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    <p>Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.</p>
  • Study to Test Chocolate Pills for Heart Health

    03/17/2014 3:07:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Mar 17, 2014 | Marilynn Marchione
    It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have to eat countless candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women across the U.S. ``People eat chocolate because they enjoy it,'' not because they think it's good for them, and the idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate's...
  • Mom fakes son's cancer for donations [Repeatedly LIED to many people, cost them money...]

    03/17/2014 5:20:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WEAR-TV ^ | 3/16/14
    A mom in Colorado is in trouble with the law for lying about her son's fake illness--and collecting money for it. She said her son was battling cancer. People donated to the cause and the family took a Disney vacation. Neighbors were shocked when details of the plot started to unravel. This Facebook photo shows Sandy Nguyen and her family at Disneyland. A trip investigators believe was paid for with donations. Friends and family gave $25,000 believing her 6-year-old son had cancer.
  • Gestational diabetes may raise risk for future heart disease

    03/16/2014 12:21:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Science Recorder ^ | March 14, 2014 | James Fluere
    History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Future Risk of Atherosclerosis in Mid‐life: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study Gestational diabetes can be controlled with meal planning, activity and occasionally insulin or other types of medications. Science Recorder | James Fluere | Friday, March 14, 2014 According to a statement from the American Heart Association, gestational diabetes — a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels that is first recognized during pregnancy — may increase risk for heart disease in midlife. Fortunately, the condition can be controlled with meal planning, activity and occasionally insulin or other types of...
  • Is the mythical "five-second rule" actually real?

    03/15/2014 6:16:17 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies
    cbsnews ^ | March 14, 2014, | Aliah Git
    New research finds that there is some truth to the so-called "five-second rule" -- the belief that food is safe to eat if picked up from the floor in under five seconds. Researchers at Aston University in Birmingham, U.K. studied the rate of bacteria transfer in food items dropped on the floor and picked up within three to 30 seconds. They found that the amount of time an item spent on the floor was directly related to bacteria levels. "Time is a significant factor in the transfer of bacteria from a floor surface to a piece of food," read the...
  • Climate Extremists Will Help Write the New Food Nutrition Guidelines

    03/11/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | March 10, 2014 | Sara Noble
    There is no area of our lives over which the government will not seek control. Take the latest example. Obama is reaching far beyond publishing new food nutrition guidelines or insisting on calorie counts in fast food restaurants, he is intent on allowing global warming alarmists and other extremist groups to co-opt them as well. In an article entitled, Obama administration pollutes guidelines for healthy eating with unhealthy ideologies, published Sunday by the Washington Examiner, National Center Senior Fellow and Risk Analysis Division Director Jeff Stier says environmental activists within the U.S. government plan to change the nations dietary guidelines...
  • FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraine (Cefaly)

    03/11/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies
    Medscape ^ | March 11, 2014 | Susan Jeffrey
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the first device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches (Cefaly, STX-Med). It is also the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device specifically authorized for use before the onset of pain, the FDA noted in a statement released today. "Cefaly provides an alternative to medication for migraine prevention," Christy Foreman, director of the Office of Device Evaluation at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in the statement. "This may help patients who cannot tolerate current migraine medications for preventing migraines or treating attacks." The device,...
  • 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

    03/10/2014 6:59:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    JAMA ^ | February 5, 2014 | Paul A. James et al.
    Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) FREE Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. Patients want to be assured that blood pressure (BP) treatment will reduce their disease burden, while clinicians want guidance on hypertension management using the best scientific evidence. This report takes a rigorous, evidence-based approach to recommend treatment thresholds, goals, and medications in the management of hypertension in adults. Evidence was drawn from randomized controlled trials, which represent the...
  • Take Blood Pressure in Both Arms

    03/06/2014 10:24:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 3, 2014 | Nicholas Bakalar
    It may be a good idea to get a blood pressure reading in both arms rather than just one. A difference in those readings, a new study suggests, is an independent risk factor for heart disease. Using data from a large health study, researchers examined 3,390 people 40 or older who were free of cardiovascular disease, following them for an average of more than 13 years. During the study period, 598 participants had a first heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems. More than a quarter of those had a difference in systolic blood pressure, the upper number in a...
  • Sitting comfortably? You won't be after reading this:

    03/04/2014 6:25:01 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-3-14 | Diana Pilkington
    With many of us chained to a desk for hours a day before heading home to slump in front of the telly, we're spending much of our time on our bottoms. And it's having an impact on our health, a growing body of evidence suggests. Last month, for instance, it emerged that spending an extra hour sitting a day (for 13, rather than 12, hours) is linked to a 50 per cent greater risk of being disabled. And this was regardless of whether the participants - all over 60 - also did moderate exercise, according to the U.S. study published...
  • More unqualified medical services showing up under Obamacare

    03/01/2014 7:07:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Nearly a year ago now, I took a look at an unsettling trend in medical practices in the age of Obamacare. As states struggle to keep up with restrictions and fiscal strains under the provisions of the new law, people were looking to both cut costs and make up for a decreasing number of doctors. One area which was being considered was lowering the bar for who could be licensed to perform certain practices. This was of particular concern in the area of eye care, where Kentucky was looking at expanding the role of optometrists (who are not medical doctors),...
  • Doughnut shop in YMCA won't sell doughnuts

    03/01/2014 6:34:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 27, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    A doughnut shop chain won't be selling doughnuts at a new Massachusetts location. Quincy's licensing board this week approved a plan for Honey Dew Donuts to open a shop inside the city's new $30 million YMCA. Sara Trubiano, YMCA spokeswoman tells The Patriot Ledger that the elimination of the sweet treat fit with the the Y's focus on physical fitness. Its definitely tailored to the healthy lifestyle the Y supports, she said.
  • Middle Eastern Virus More Widespread Than Thought

    02/28/2014 3:27:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 28 February 2014 | Kai Kupferschmidt
    It's called Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, after the region where almost all the patients have been reported. But the name may turn out to be a misnomer. A new study has found the virus in camels from Sudan and Ethiopia, suggesting that Africa, too, harbors the pathogen. That means MERS may sicken more humans than previously thoughtand perhaps be more likely to trigger a pandemic. MERS has sickened 183 people and killed 80, most of them in Saudi Arabia. A couple of cases have occurred in countries outside the region, such as France and the United Kingdom, but...
  • UM researchers make small but promising breakthrough in quest for AIDS vaccine

    02/28/2014 9:35:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/28/14
    Small advancements make big waves in the decades-long search for an HIV vaccine, and University of Miami researchers are optimistic that their latest findings are significant: They have developed a vaccine that triggers an immune system response strong enough to kill a model AIDS virus in mice. The vaccine is still in the early stages of development, said Geoffrey W. Stone, a UM assistant professor of microbiology and immunology who led the research study published in Februarys Journal of Virology. But in those modest beginnings, he
  • 8 Ridiculous Myths About Eating Meat

    02/27/2014 10:40:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2014 | KRIS GUNNARS, AUTHORITY NUTRITION
    There is a lot of nonsense in nutrition. One of the worst examples is the constant propaganda against meat consumption. Here are 8 ridiculous myths about meat consumption and health. 1. Meat Rots in Your Colon Some people claim that meat doesnt get digested properly and rots in your colon. This is absolute nonsense, probably invented by dishonest vegans in order to scare people away from eating meat. What happens when we eat meat, is that it gets broken down by stomach acid and digestive enzymes. In the small intestine, the proteins are broken down into amino acids and the...
  • 5 Brutal Obamacare Facts From CBOs Latest Economic Report

    02/24/2014 8:58:17 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    media trackers ^ | February 04, 2014 | Sean Davis
    1) Obamacare Will Destroy 2.5 Million Jobs By 2024 ... 2) In 2024, There Will Still Be 31 Million People In The U.S. Without Health Insurance ... 3) Surprise! Millions Of People Who Liked Their Health Plan Will Lose Their Health Plan ... 5) Your Paycheck Will Be Smaller Thanks To Obamacare
  • Mystery poliolike illness affects as many as 25 children in California

    02/24/2014 5:53:49 PM PST · by nuconvert · 61 replies
    Doctors in California say as many as 25 children are suffering from a mysterious, poliolike virus that is leaving them with paralyzed limbs... The cause of most of these cases is not known, health officials say. The average age of the children is 12.
  • Two States Look to Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21

    02/23/2014 12:52:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 21, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    Lawmakers in Utah and Colorado are promoting legislation to raise the legal age for tobacco use to 21, a higher standard than imposed by any other state, saying they want to discourage young people from picking up a lifelong smoking habit. Supporters say keeping tobacco out of the hands of young adults will save thousands of lives, even as critics complain that Americans who are old enough to vote and serve in the military should not be deemed too young to decide on their own if they should smoke. In a dramatic display of the risks of smoking, lawmakers in...