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dieting individuals Israel

It’s not that surprising that your new diet doesn’t work, say researchers from Isreal. In fact, universal diets may become a thing of the past, if their research is accepted and replicated. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel carefully measured the bodily responses of 800 people eating more than 46,000 meals, and …

end of life medicare policies

Medicare Announces Plans to Give People Greater Say In How They Die The federal healthcare program Medicare, which is responsible for giving coverage to 55 million older or disabled Americans, announced their plans to reimburse doctors if they would have conversations with their older patients about how long they would like to be kept alive …

Shattering an age old myth about diet and bone health Written by Sydney Cobb Calcium has long been heralded as a champion of healthy bones, especially for the elderly. Recent studies shed some light on the correlations between calcium intake and bone fractures, and the results are unexpected. Surprisingly, calcium does not make as much …

plasma donation

Written by Caitlin Schille The plasma donation business has ballooned into an enormous industry, and the demand allows plasma donors to be paid for their donation. People looking to make a quick buck can spend an hour or two donating their plasma for payouts of $40 or more per visit. Some question whether this is …

10 fashions you thought were dead but are very alive Jumpsuits Picking out shorts/pants to match a shirt seemed to be too much work for some girls in the ‘80s, so what did designers do? They made full-body articles of clothing, and named them jumpsuits. Fast-forward to 2015, and jumpsuits are back with a stylish …

Controversy of the Month How the beverage industry shapes the conversation and the affects legislation surrounding sugary drinks In the past six years, dozens of states and cities across the nation have tried to pass legislation putting a tax on sugary drinks in order to decrease consumption. Two arguments clash again and again: one side …

trans fats

Saving 7,000 lives each year by making one rule change in the food industry would definitely be a step in the right direction. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced that by the year 2018 no trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, will be permitted in any food. This big news will …

Food-borne illness, more commonly called food poisoning, sure packs a wallop. With severe flu-like symptoms that attack suddenly, it can ground even the healthiest of individuals. Unlike the seasonal flu, food poisoning can attack at any time and in any place. Food poisoning can have several causes. One of these is cross-contamination—for instance, when a …

The Health Effects of Living near Major Roads Written by Angela Silva It’s easy to be distracted by annoying sounds or bothered by loud noises when you’re trying to focus. Perhaps the neighbors play their music way too loud when you’re trying to sleep, or your coworkers have loud conversations near your desk as you …

By Caitlin Schille Water fluoridation is a hotly contested topic in contemporary Western society. Lauded by some as one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, other fringe groups blame it for rising ADHD rates and cite it as a cause of cancer. While water fluoridation certainly has clear oral health benefits, …