September 22, 2017

Gastric Bypass Surgery Better Than They Thought

Obesity comes with so many risk factors, one being heart problems. There is a connection between obesity and cardiovascular disease, but it’s not fully understood. Obese people tend to show signs of structural change to the heart. They can have the right ventricle become enlarged and excess heart muscle mass in the left ventricle. Both […]

Genetically Modified Beets Approved For Planting But Not Without Another Fight

Genetically modified sugar beets that are designed to stand up against the weed killer Roundup can be planted under new strict regulations, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers had been waiting patiently to hear the decision so they could begin their spring plantings. Farmers in 10 states plant sugar beets. Idaho, Minnesota and […]

VitaminWater Over Advertising

Vitamin Water can keep you from getting the flu. That’s the claim anyways, and the National Consumers League has taken the complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. ScienceLine had this to say about VitaminWater some time ago; “A vitamin-fortified drink may sound like a swell idea, but there are two caveats to keep in mind. […]

Don’t Skip Breakfast, Wait! Do Skip, Wait, I Don’t Know

What is the saying, something like “Eat like a King for breakfast, a Prince for lunch and a Pauper for dinner.” Then we see meal plans for weight loss and they include small meals throughout the day. No matter where you look, you will find a different program. Although many dieters think that if they […]

Pregnant And Diabetic, Artificial Pancreas Makes It Safer

For women with type 1 diabetes, having a baby is not an easy decision. Type 1 diabetes stops the pancreas from producing insulin, making it really risky to give birth. Babies are 5 times more likely to be still born in women with type 1 diabetes, and are 3 times more likely to die within […]

Hot Flashes Can Help Reduce The Risks Of Breast Cancer

Many women despise hot flashes, and no one looks forward to having them as they go through menopause. The good news is that hot flashes can reduce the risks of breast cancer. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have done a study involving 1,437 post menopausal women. There were 988 of […]

Pay Nothing And Lose Weight

It’s true. You can lose weight and it won’t cost you a dime. As a matter of fact, it can save you a lot of money every year. A new study just came out in the “Obesity Reviews.” The study, done by Dr. Fiona Johnson of UK Health Behavior Research Center at University College, London, […]

Sleep Can Help Fight Childhood Obesity

We all know how important sleep is so we can function throughout the day, but did you know it can also help kids fight obesity. According to a new study done at the University of Chicago, sleep can help fight obesity. The study which was published in the journal “Pediatrics” analyzed 308 children ages 4 […]

Larynx Transplant Enables Woman To Speak With Her Own Voice

The miracles of modern medicine oftentimes produce very heart warming results. For Brenda Jensen, the recipient of a larynx transplant, being able to speak with her own voice is tough to put into words. For eleven years, Jensen has had to breath through a tracheotomy tube and use a robot sounding hand held device to […]

Breast Cancer Treatment Pulled By The FDA, Company To Appeal Decision

Back in December, the Food and Drug Administration made the decision to pull Avastin as a drug to treat breast cancer. The FDA argued that the risks of using the drug far outweighed the benefits. Avastin is a drug that is used in other cancer treatments as well, such as those found in the brain, […]