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Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’

Drug Shrinks Fat in Obese Mice and Lowers Cholesterol

Too good to be true! Researchers have developed a drug that can shrink fat in obese mice and lower their cholesterol levels without reducing the amount of food they eat. In other words, the mice did not have to go on a diet in order to lose weight! Obesity is a major risk for developing…

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When is Memory Loss More than Mild Forgetfulness?

  June 2019 is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and many people are wearing purple in solidarity with AD Awareness Month. It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that over five million people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the United States.…

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Here Comes Summer and Here Comes the Sun

No doubt about it. Here comes summer and here comes the sun. This is the time of year to think about protecting ourselves against overexposure to natural ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), summertime is not the only time to be concerned about UV radiation,…

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Seniors also Need Vaccines

Seniors also need vaccines. Not all vaccines are just for children. In fact, there are some vaccines that are very important for seniors to take like the tetanus diphtheria (TD) vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine, the shingles vaccine, the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and annual flu shots. Tetanus Diphtheria (TD) Vaccine In fact, the…

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Resveratrol May be able to Prevent Lung Cancer

Resveratrol is an anti-oxidant found in abundance in the skins of grapes, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts, pine trees, knotweeds and many other plants. It is also sold as a nutritional supplement and is generally considered to be safe. Resveratrol has been found able to prevent cancers including lung cancer in mice. Resveratrol Killed Cancer…

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Dancing is Good for Seniors

Physical exercise is good for seniors and gives all kinds of health benefits and helps with healing many serious chronic diseases. Dance is a superior form of physical exercise because it also includes music and rhythm and research shows that music and dancing cover larger parts of the brain than just walking or running. Dancing…

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March 24 is World TB Day

World TB Day is held every year on March 24 because this was the date March 24, 1882, when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes TB.  World TB day is a time to raise awareness about the impact of TB all over the world, which is still…

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Air Pollution and Chronic Diseases

Outdoor and indoor air pollution has been linked to respiratory illnesses like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Indoor air pollution is especially to be found where people smoke in non-ventilated places and where people are exposed to toxic pollutants in the work place like asbestos. Fortunately, today smoking is prohibited in many public…

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