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How to Pick the Good From the Bad Smartphone Health Apps


With an estimated 100,000 health and fitness apps available on the two leading smartphone platforms, iOS and Android, it seems there is an app for...

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    5 Foods Designed by Technologists So You Can’t Resist Them

    There are three reasons Americans’ love affair with snacks is growing—along with their waistlines: the ubiquity of junk food, the ubiquity of junk food advertising,... Read more

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    Statin Medication Linked to Mood Swings, Aggression in Women

    By J. D. Heyes , contributing writer to Natural News When you’re given even a commonly prescribed medication for a specific condition like high cholesterol,... Read more

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    This Might Be the Heaviest Baby Girl Ever Born

    An Indian woman has given birth to a 15-pound baby girl, which doctors say could be the heaviest in the country’s history, if not in... Read more

  • A bottle of Effexor antidepressant pills in Miami, Fla., on March 23, 2004. FDA asked makers of popular antidepressants to add or strengthen suicide-related warnings on their labels as well as the possibility of worsening depression especially at the beginning of treatment or when the doses are increased or decreased. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    45% of Antidepressants Aren’t Taken for Depression

    Antidepressant use in North America has jumped in the last two decades, perhaps because doctors are increasingly prescribing them for conditions other than depression, like... Read more

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    Peter, Paul, Kylie … David! Why We Forget Family Members’ Names

    Have you ever been called somebody else’s name? How often has your own mother forgotten your name? Does she ever cycle through the names of... Read more

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    Cell Phones Increase Risk of Brain, Heart Tumors, but Not by Much

    Cell phone radiation increases risk of brain cancer or heart tumors, but not dramatically, shows a study on rats. The research was conducted by the... Read more

  • This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. A potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients, including two who died, and more than 100 others were exposed at a Southern California hospital through contaminated medical instruments, UCLA reported Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control)

    Superbug Resistant to All Antibiotics Seen in US for First Time

    A woman in Pennsylvania has tested positive for a strain of E. coli that is resistant to antibiotics, researchers said on May 26. The 49-year-old... Read more

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    How You Argue May Predict Future Health Trouble

    Whether you let it all out or bottle it up, arguments between spouses align with specific health problems, report researchers. The study, based on how couples... Read more

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    Don’t Let Grilling Lodge Metal Wires in Your Throat

    From 2002 to 2014, more than 1,600 people went to the emergency room because of injuries from wire-bristle grill brushes, according to new research. Loose bristles... Read more

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    Study: Letting Your Baby ‘Cry It Out’ at Bedtime Is OK

    Letting your baby cry his or herself to sleep may not be as bad as you think, says a recent study led by Flinders University. Letting... Read more

  • Taryn Robinson cooks white turkey chili, a meal kit dish from Blue Apron, as her father, Keith Robinson, watches over her shoulder in Evanston, Ill., on  Jan. 23, 2016. The industry of meal kits is growing quickly and competition is heating up as more players enter the space. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

    Meal Kit Industry Taps Into Our Desire for Culinary Adventure

    Americans have more food choices today than ever before, and a new industry is capitalizing on this cultural shift by offering those who are willing... Read more

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    Parents Sue California for Law That Forces Children to Get Vaccinated

    Opinions on vaccines vary widely. Some say they are the greatest public health development ever invented, while others believe they are a dangerous, even deadly... Read more

  • The new proton therapy center at UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health treats cancer with more precision and fewer side effects than conventional radiation treatment. (UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health)

    Treating Tricky Cancers With Fewer Side Effects Using Proton Therapy

    Earlier this year Dr. Rhea Birusingh began to experience blurry vision. She thought it might be some side effect related to her pregnancy, but on... Read more

  • A high pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Fracking Wastewater Is Cancer-Causing, New Study Confirms

    The fracking industry likes to call its product “natural gas,” but the natural consequence of its activity is the production of billions of gallons of... Read more

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    Study: Obese People Now Officially Outnumber the Underweight

    By  J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News Politicians and poverty advocates love to make us feel guilty by claiming that unless we spend more... Read more

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    The Potential Danger of Taking a Painkiller Everyday

    If you were to read just the headlines of most news articles about the benefits of taking aspirin, you might believe nearly everyone should be... Read more

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