Polyunsaturated fat linked to lower risk Previous studies on intake of linoleic acid, the predominant n-6 fatty acid, and coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease risk have generated inconsistent results. Coronary heart disease is a common term for the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to heart attack. Around 600,000 people die of heart disease each year. Heart dis
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 30, 2014
I used to think that I would never advocate for public shaming in any context, but like it has before, my opinion has shifted to allow for a little more nuance. In your time on the Internet you may have stumbled across one of the many blogs dedicated to screenshots of creepy people on dating sites, with such names like Creepy White Guys, Straight White Boys Texting or Bye Felipe. Many of these blo
By Kay Solo on Oct 30, 2014
The impact of different dietary flavonoid subclasses on risk of epithelial ovarian cancer is unclear with limited previous studies that have focused on only a few compounds. Professor Aedin Cassidy, PhD, from the Department of Nutrition, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom and lead researcher of this study along with colleagues examined associations between h
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 29, 2014
Many states and local communities have enacted social host (SH) laws to reduce underage drinking in private settings. These laws hold the adults responsible when underage drinks consume alcoholic drinks on their property and the details of laws vary among states. However, little is known about whether such laws are effective. This new study examined relationships between city and social host laws
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 28, 2014
Coffee lovers need no reason — other than the sheer aroma and taste — to drink coffee. However, two years ago, people started loving coffee even more, this time for a completely different reason: The unroasted variety allegedly helped in weight loss! Too bad it all turned out to be a big fat pharmaceutical lie. A review of the study online reveals it has been retracted – with good reason. The stud
By Stef dela Cruz on Oct 27, 2014
Influenza a threat to public health A recent survey shows 39 percent of Americans are concerned there will be a large outbreak of Ebola inside the United States within the next 12 months however, Americans are overlooking another virus that is more of a health threat. The CDC estimates that from the 1976-1977 seasons to the 2006-2007 flu seasons, flu-associated deaths ranged from a low of about 3,
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 27, 2014
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