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‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Have Slower Metabolisms

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A new study has found that many competitors on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to...

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    Can’t Sleep Well in a Foreign Place? New Brown Study Could Explain Why

    A study released today shows that the left brain hemisphere is more wakeful than normal when sleeping in a new place for the first time... Read more

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    Benadryl, Paxil and Dramamine Can Damage Your Brain

    By J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News Over-the-counter drugs, many of them formerly only available by prescription, are in abundance, and they supposedly treat a... Read more

  • A medical researcher uses a monitor that shows the results of blood tests for various diseases, including Zika, at the Gorgas Memorial laboratory in Panama City on Feb. 4, 2016. On April 28, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Quest Diagnostics to offer the first commercial test for the Zika virus in the United States. Previously, Zika tests were only available through a handful of government-designated laboratories. Quest said the commercial test could be available as early as the first week of May. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    First Widely Available Zika Test OK’d for Emergency Use

    WASHINGTON—The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The... Read more

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    Opioid-Antidote Drug to Be Distributed to US High Schools for Free

    A pharmaceutical company has volunteered to distribute free Narcan Nasal Spray in all U.S. High Schools in conjunction with Smith Medical Partners in hopes of... Read more

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    Statin Drugs Found to Accelerate Arterial Calcification

    Newly published research reveals that more frequent statin drug use is associated with accelerated coronary artery and aortic artery calcification, both of which greatly contribute... Read more

  • A youth holds a "Legal High" chemical pill in Manchester, England, on Feb. 26, 2015. There has been a significant rise in the use of Legal Highs that are actually not against the law. They contain one or more chemical substances which produce similar effects to illegal drugs and can be purchased in local "Headshops." The "highs" are not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and can be purchased in many forms including pills, potions, and herbs. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

    How Counterfeit Drugs Are Like a Chronic Disease

    Until now, many developing nations—where counterfeit medicines are a real problem—haven’t had a standard protocol to conduct investigations and pursue prosecutions. New research in the... Read more

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    Why Psychological Nutrition Is Food for the Soul

    Imagine if emotions were labeled like food. Would it encourage you to reach for heart healthy happiness more often? Would it stop you from binging... Read more

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    If You Get Lost on Vacation, Early Alzheimer’s May Be to Blame

    If you have trouble finding your way around when visiting a new city, it may be an early indication of Alzheimer’s disease. Worsening of the... Read more

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    Study: Antioxidant Pills Can Cause Cancer to Spread

    A study from China shows that antioxidant pills caused mice with liver cancer or colon cancer to have their cancers spread rapidly though their bodies... Read more

  • Laundry detergent makers introduced miniature packets in recent months such as this one photographed Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Laundry Pods Poison More Children Every Year

    Laundry pods may be convenient, but they come at a price.  A study published in Pediatrics on Monday showed that more children were being poisoned... Read more

  • Confiscated crystal meth drug is displayed to journalists during a press conference at the German federal police headquarters in Wiesbaden, western Germany, on Nov. 13, 2014 after German and Czech polices arrested 15 people in crystal meth raids in and near the German eastern city of Leipzig early and in Prague. (Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images)

    Address Other Life Problems to Get At-risk Young People Off Methamphetamines

    While the level of methamphetamine use (including ice) has remained stable in population studies of young people at 2 percent, new research has found use... Read more

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    Raising a Generation of Pill-Poppers; How Abuse of ‘Uppers,’ ‘Downers,’ and Stimulants Threatens an Entire Generation

    Far from being recognized for their potential health hazards, ADHD drugs have gained a reputation as “cognition enhancers” among students and young professionals. Narcotic painkillers,... Read more

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    What We Know and Suspect About the Causes of Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 Australians living with the disease. Because of its complex and debilitating nature,... Read more

  • Ginger Spruill (L) of Piney Orchard has her blood pressure checked by nurse Jean Sprinks of Odenton, during Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center's annual Women's Health Fair in Fort Meade on June 2, 2012. Spruill's husband is Staff Sgt. William Spruill. (Jen Rynda/Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs Office/Flickr, CC BY)

    Resisting Expanding Disease Empires: Why We Shouldn’t Label Healthy People as Sick

    You might have heard the frightening news last year suggesting half of all Americans had some form of diabetes. A survey in the journal JAMA... Read more

  • Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland. (Joshua Earle/Unsplash.com)

    Nature Calms the Brain and Heals the Body

    For the most part, our brains didn’t evolve in cities. But in a few decades, almost 70 percent of the world’s people will live in... Read more

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    Whole Milk May Have a Surprising Health Benefit

    A study, which was published late March in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, found that dairy fat may help prevent type 2 diabetes. The authors analyzed blood... Read more

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