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Genetics Impacts Diet Effectiveness

If research on mice is any indication, minor genetic variations determine response to different diets. No one diet works well for all. Diet…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Dec 2
Reply by Grinning Cat

You need 8000 IU of Vit D a day

The Big Vitamin D Mistake. Governments and doctors have been recommending levels of vitamin D that are too low. When Finland increased the…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 24

Moderate drinking risks cancer and mental decline

Even a small amount of alcohol is now related to a higher risk of cancer  - ouch! -  image sources: woman, wine, text mine  Even light alc…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

5 Nov 20
Reply by Idaho Spud

Fitness Apps Not Secure

mHealth Security Flaws Pose Risks to Users Fitness apps are security risks. Some of the most popular mobile health apps have “critical” sec…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 1

Estrogen supports women's brain health after menopause

I've continued to take Estratest since menopause, resisting my gynecologist's pressure to stop, partly to support brain health. This sugges…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Oct 16

Phthalates in Air Fresheners

Air fresheners … many of these products contain phthalates (pronounced thal-ates)—hazardous chemicals known to cause hormonal abnormalitie…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Oct 14

Flu Shot Reduces Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Good news for people like me with high blood pressure and cholesterol! One little stick to reduce risk by a third. If only losing weight we…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Sep 24

3% of Premature Births in US from Air Pollution

Lots of local variability is hidden in that overall 3% figure: We examined data from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Cen…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Sep 4
Reply by tom sarbeck

Triple-Threat Pneumonia

Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious As soon as you're over the shock of Hurricanes, a global epidemic of…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Sep 3

Hospital Mysticism

Medicine with a side of mysticism: Top hospitals promote unproven therapies I find this proliferation of unproven alternative therapies at…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Aug 30
Reply by Grinning Cat



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