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Health

A health diet can reverse metabolic syndrome linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke - Reuters (article link)

(Reuters Health) - People with metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes -- have a better chance of reversing it if they stick to a healthy diet, a new study shows.

- After five years, nearly half no longer had the metabolic syndrome.
- People who adhered the most closely to the AHEI were nearly twice as likely to have reversed their metabolic syndrome.

For people with central obesity, defined as waist circumference above 102 centimeters (40 inches) for men and 88 centimeters (35 inches) for women, those with the healthiest diets were nearly three times as likely to have recovered from metabolic syndrome than those with the unhealthiest eating patterns; healthy eating also had a somewhat stronger effect for people who started out with high levels of harmful triglycerides.

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The use of Snakes in modern medicine and links to modern medication - CNN (video)

- Brazilian viper bite lead to lower blood pressure, leading to Captopril.
- Rattlesnakes venom lead to Heparin a blood thinning medication.
- Some proteins in snakes may lead to treatments in Cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and even Asthma.
- Note; many snakes are dying due to global warming and it is the same for many other reptiles.

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Obesity yearly costs increasing and at $147 billion surpassing cancer at $104 billion - CNN (video)

High Cost of Obesity

- $147 billion a year, $14 billion for child obesity, $344 billion projected in 8 years, 21% of total medical costs.
- the treatment of cancer and diagnosis is about $104 billion in comparison.
- changing habits, activity, poverty, and access to healthy foods are the many factors.
- Many ideas and what's working in Washington D.C.

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Colombia's gold dark side, mercury poisoning spreading to the population, neurological and kidney damage - Reuters (article link)

- Studies of children have detected attention deficit disorders, memory and language problems in Segovia and Remedios.
- Around 15 kidney transplants are carried out in Remedios every year -- mercury vapor stays in the kidneys, damaging them.
- The U.N. calls for elimination of mercury in mining -- to use of centrifuges, which allow for greater gold extraction than mercury.

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A two-step vaccine using DNA to "prime" + influenza vaccine may providing a Universal flu vaccine - Reuters (article link)

- "This is the first step, conceptually, toward a good shot at a universal vaccine,"
- Vaccinated mice and ferrets produced antibodies that protected them against flu strains from 1934-2007.
- Seasonal influenza kills 250,000-500,000 people a year globally, including 36,000 in the U.S.

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Important advance in HIV research; Scientist have found an individual who has antibodies against the HIV virus. - CNN (video)


- The real important part is that they are now able to indentify on the HIV virus the component that they want to use as a vaccine.

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Diet Secrets: "The Biggest Loser: 6 weeks to a healthier you" - MSNBC (video)

"Biggest Loser's diet and nutrition expert Cheryl Foreberg shares quick and easy meal ideas from her new cookbook, "Six Weeks to a Healthier You."

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Diet Blunders That Slow Metabolism - MSNBC (video)

Diet Blunders That Slow Metabolism

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Mothers who have low exposure to sunlight vitamin D during their first 3 mths of pregnancy may have higher risk of developing MS - Reuters (article link)

- Low vitamin D levels have long been linked to a higher risk of multiple sclerosis.
- Experts suspect an expectant mother's lack of exposure to sunlight - the main source of vitamin D - may affect the fetus's central nervous system or immune system, and predispose it to developing MS later in life.

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Smoking may increase risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) - Reuters (article link)

The findings suggest that smokers who have high levels of a protein that protects against the Epstein-Barr virus, a common herpes virus, were twice as likely as nonsmokers to get multiple sclerosis (MS), the researchers wrote in the online edition of the journal Neurology.

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High-intensity interval training; Get fit quicker - CNN (video)

High-intensity interval training can help you get fit with shorter, harder workouts. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
- high-intensity interval training can help you improve or get fit more quickly.
- interval training example is 1 minute high intensity, 1 minute rest, 1 minute high intensity, 1 minute rest ..

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Obese drinkers face liver 'double whammy' - BBC (article link)

Two studies of more than a million UK men and women suggest excess weight and alcohol act together to raise the risk of cirrhosis and other liver diseases.
- "We estimate that almost 20% of liver cirrhosis in middle-aged UK women is due to excess weight, while almost 50% is due to alcohol consumption."
- Obese men who said they drank 15 or more units a week had the greatest risk of liver disease; almost 19 times higher than those who were slim.

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Bone health, HLN is going "Beyond the Surface" to show you another way to build up your skeleton - CNN (video)

- Dark leafy greens, vegetables, and fruits a good source of minerals and vitamin D.
- Vitamin D is need to absorb calcium.
- Exercise helps to fortify and build bone.

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First lady launches "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity - NBC (video)

Being careful to emphasize physical fitness over physical appearance, first lady Michelle Obama launched her "Let's Move" compaign to fight childhood obesity on Tuesday.
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Women who exercise regularly have firmer skin - Prevention (article link)

- Exercise infuses skin with oxygen and nutrients needed for collagen production

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Obesity; White House unveils campaign to fight childhood obesity - CNN (article link)

- First Lady Michelle Obama is spearheading the White House effort to fight obesity.
- In 2006, obesity accounted for 9.1 percent of medical spending and as much as $147 billion annually
- obese patients spent an average of $1,429 more for their medical care that is a 42% higher cost
- costs of hospitalizations related to childhood obesity rose from $125.9 million in 2001 to $237.6 million in 2005

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Benefits of more sex - CNN (video)

A new study outlines the health benefits of having more sex.
- sex makes you healthier, happier, feel good, more connected
- some study have shown lower rates of heart attacks, prostate cancer, and breat cancer, lower blood pressure, slimmer physique, fewer menopause symptoms, healthier semen, better testosterone levels, pain relief

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Spot Reducing: I'm often asked, "If I do 100 lunges, will my thighs get thinner?" - Prevention (article link)

The answer is "no, no, no." There is a common misconception that, if you do exercises for one body part hard enough or long enough, you will have weight loss in that area. Or, as it is often referred to, you will "spot reduce."

Here is the bottom line: You cannot "spot reduce" body fat. You cannot tone fat. You cannot tighten fat. The only way to get rid of extra body fat is the old-fashioned way: through cardiovascular exercises.

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Sexual Health Condtion Center - Health (aricle link)

Although sex is not vital for good health, it’s definitely good for you. It can boost circulation, help depression, soothe chronic pain, and reaffirm the joys of living.

And sexual problems often signal deeper ills: Low libido, erectile dysfunction, genital infection, or sexual pain may hide a serious health problem such as diabetes or heart trouble.

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Smells That Boost Your Health - Prevention (article link)

It also explains how odor can help lower stress levels, improve mental and physical performance, ease pain, end insomnia, and even help us lose weight, research shows.

- Certain scents can help memory, mood, energy, and libido
- Aromatherapy can help you lower stress and fight depression

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