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Flu vaccine effectiveness reduced this season

Flu vaccine effectiveness reduced this season

Flu vaccine effectiveness reduced this season A report published in the January Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) estimates that getting the flu shot this season reduced the risk of flu by 23%. Flu vaccine effectiveness reduced because of virus mismatches United States […]

by January 21, 2015
Researchers have removed HIV from human cells

Researchers have removed HIV from human cells

Researchers have removed HIV from human cells According to AIDS.gov, more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with an HIV infection, and almost 1 in 7 are unaware of their infection. There is still no known cure for the HIV infection, which makes this disease particularly daunting. […]

by January 20, 2015
Wendy’s removes soda from kids’ meals

Wendy’s removes soda from kids’ meals

Wendy’s removes soda from kids’ meals It is official: Wendy’s removes soda from kids’ meals. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) reports that the popular fast food chain will stop serving soda on the kids’ menu. “When ordering a kids’ meal, the customer is asked what beverage […]

by January 19, 2015
Is carrageenan safe to eat?

Is carrageenan safe to eat?

Is carrageenan safe to eat? Carrageenan has now become a common ingredient in foods such as soymilk, yogurt, chocolate and more. This ‘natural’ ingredient gives foods a thicker consistency and is often added to drinks to keep ingredients from separating. Carrageenan is a considered a natural ingredient, health experts believe […]

by January 18, 2015
Immune-boosting tamarillo smoothie

Immune-boosting tamarillo smoothie

Immune-boosting tamarillo smoothie Tamarillo, which is called the “tree tomato” in New Zealand, is a sweet exotic fruit that is in season during the winter. Tamarillo is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that help boost the immune system. Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this immune-boosting tamarillo smoothie. […]

by January 16, 2015
Top 10 unique uses for salt

Top 10 unique uses for salt

Top 10 unique uses for salt According the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most Americans consume over twice the daily-recommended daily amount of salt. Excess sodium intake can lead to increase rates of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. It is important to maintain a 1500mg […]

by January 13, 2015
Cure for Alzheimer’s found at Stanford?

Cure for Alzheimer’s found at Stanford?

Has Stanford University discovered a cure for Alzheimer’s? The cure for Alzheimer’s could lie in improving the brain’s immune response, according to recent research from Stanford University. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for about 60 to 80 percent of […]

by January 12, 2015
Eating blueberries reduces heart disease risk

Eating blueberries reduces heart disease risk

Eating blueberries reduces heart disease risk Eating just one cup of blueberries a day may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, which are both major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. “Our findings suggest that regular consumption of blueberries could potentially delay the progression of prehypertension to hypertension, therefore reducing cardiovascular […]

by January 10, 2015