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Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

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Personally, I need breakfast. Almost every morning, I wake up early feeling hungry, and it’s only once I banish my morning hunger that I’m ready...

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    People on Food Stamps Aren’t Feasting on Filet Mignon

    There is a popular myth that welfare recipients are using food stamps to purchase luxurious food items such as filet mignon and lobster. Commonly referred... Read more

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    Sepsis: The Largely Unknown Condition That Puts One Million People in the Hospital Each Year

    Most Americans have never heard of it, but according to new federal data, sepsis is the most expensive cause of hospitalization in the US. Sepsis... Read more

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    90 Minutes In Nature Really Change The Brain

    A new study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression. Specifically, the study finds that people who... Read more

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    After You Drink Juice, Slather on Sunscreen

    White people who drink orange juice or eat a lot of grapefruit should be sure to put on extra sunscreen for a few days. A... Read more

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    Happiness Is an Illusion, Here’s Why You Should Seek Contentment Instead

    I want to share a personal view of what it is to be happy and how it differs from feeling content. Let me begin with... Read more

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    Is Depression a Mental or Physical Illness? Unravelling the Inflammation Hypothesis

    Most people feel down, tired and inactive when they’re injured or ill. This “sickness behaviour” is caused by the activation of the body’s immune response... Read more

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    Scientists Look Into Why Most Alzheimer’s Patients Are Women

    WASHINGTON—Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to... Read more

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    More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer’s. Why?

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to... Read more

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    Two-Thirds of US Adults Are Overweight or Obese

    The number of people considered obese or overweight in the United States continues to go up, signaling an ongoing upward swing in chronic health conditions... Read more

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    Climate Mitigation – The Greatest Public Health Opportunity of Our Time

    Tackling climate change is the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century, a team of 60 international experts today declared in a special report... Read more

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    Health Warning: 5 Fashion Trends That Are Terrible for You

    The media frenzy after a woman was hospitalised for wearing skinny jeans has seen a fervent increase of interest in the medical dangers of certain... Read more

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    US Forced to Import Corn and Soy to Meet GMO-Free Demand

    In the U.S. a shocking 88 percent of corn and 94 percent of soybeans are genetically modified. In order to ensure that your corn and... Read more

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    Bed Nets Can’t Stop New ‘Super Mosquito’

    Bed nets treated with insecticide aren’t enough to stop a new “super mosquito”—the result of interbreeding by two malaria mosquito species in the West African country... Read more

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    5 Shocking Facts About Obesity in America

    A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine reveals just how jaw-dropping the America’s weight problem has become: More Americans are obese than overweight. According to... Read more

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    At-home Parkinson’s Treatment Fits Like a Cap

    People with Parkinson’s disease may soon be able to treat their own tremors and muscle stiffness without invasive therapy or even a trip to the... Read more

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    Does Fructose Lead to Larger, Sicker Hearts?

    Fructose drives a molecular mechanism that can lead to cardiac enlargement and heart failure, report researchers. “Walk through any supermarket and take a look at... Read more