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I didn't need to see the research on the restorative features of knitting to know it's really good for me. But it's nice to know about all the healthy benefits my favourite hobby brings my way. ...

Why Knitting is Good for Your Health

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The EPA gave final approval to a herbicide from Dow AgroSciences on Oct. 15, 2014. The herbicide is called Enlist Duo and will be used with new genetically modified crops from Dow AgroSciences, a ...

EPA Approves Herbicide for GMO Crops

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"I just about had a heart attack!" Ever said that when you were under a lot of stress? Chances are, you didn't really think you were having a heart attack. But the fact of the matter is, ...

10 Ways Stress Can Affect Your Heart Health

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It was a grand experiment. Psychiatrist Thomas Wehr gathered a group of people together in the 1990s and left them in the dark 14 hours a day, for a month. After four weeks, people had developed a ...

First Sleep and Second Sleep: Is This Our Natural Pattern?

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A small but potentially significant study sheds a new light on the dire prospects of Alzheimer's disease. The research only involved 10 participants with Alzheimer's disease but nine of them ...

Alzheimer's Disease: New Research Reclaims Memory Loss

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The first case of Ebola in the United States was confirmed on September 30, 2014 by the CDC, in an individual who travelled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas. Symptoms had developed about five ...

Ebola: First U.S. Case Confirmed by CDC

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Everybody has a blood type. Sometimes a mother-to-be's blood type is a bad match with her unborn baby's blood type. When this happens a problem arises concerning the Rhesus, or Rh, factor that's ...

Rh Factor and Blood Type Incompatibility

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I have a beautiful new granddaughter, which is thrilling for the whole family. Less of a cause for rejoicing is the fact that she has jaundice caused by ABO incompatibility. Ours is a ...

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I have a beautiful new granddaughter, which is thrilling for the whole family. Less of a cause for rejoicing is the fact that she has jaundice caused by ABO incompatibility. Ours is a ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post ABO Incompatibility and Jaundice? Tough Start but Manageable

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I have a beautiful new granddaughter, which is thrilling for the whole family. Less of a cause for rejoicing is the fact that she has jaundice caused by ABO incompatibility. Ours is a ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post ABO Incompatibility and Jaundice? Tough Start but Manageable

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I have a beautiful new granddaughter, which is thrilling for the whole family. Less of a cause for rejoicing is the fact that she has jaundice caused by ABO incompatibility. Ours is a ...

ABO Incompatibility and Jaundice? Tough Start but Manageable

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The approach of menopause during the perimenopausal years can be intimidating. You may have a sneaking suspicion that menopause will mean that you are less of a woman. You might wonder if your ...

10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Menopause

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a nightmare of an illness. This motor neuron disease progresses quickly, damaging neurons (nerve cells) and destroying ...

ALS Research Offers New Hope

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Finding out you have Parkinson's disease can be terrifying. But educating yourself about the disease, its symptoms and what can be expected as it progresses, can make the prospects of PD less ...

Parkinson's Disease: Arm Yourself with Information

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Fibromyalgia (also known as FM or FMS) is an invisible disease. Its symptoms aren't readily evident to the casual observer. In fact they're often not picked up on by family members, friends or ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Fibromyalgia: Invisible Disease Begins to Emerge From the Shadows

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Artificial light or natural sunlight can heal breakouts of psoriasis for some sufferers. Phototherapy is ultraviolet light therapy performed under medical supervision in a clinic, at a doctor's ...

Psoriasis Breakouts Can Be Healed by Phototherapy

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August 8th seems like an appropriate, if ironic, time for Understanding and Remembrance Day for Severe ME. The month of August can be a time to take advantage of all the glories of summer ... if ...

Understanding and Remembrance Day for Severe ME is August 8

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Some children who have epilepsy can find relief from seizures by eating a ketogenic diet. This is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Neurons (nerve cells) switch over to burning of ketones (fat ...

High-Fat Low-Carb Diet Reduces Children's Epileptic Seizures

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New research indicates that a low-carb diet is more effective than a low-fat diet for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The University of Alabama at Birmingham participated in a study ...

Diabetes Benefits from Low-Carb Diet, Research Says

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I've loved the recent research coming out vindicating saturated fats as a healthy part of eating. This could be the beginning of a huge shift in how people look at their diets leading to a ...

Embracing Saturated Fat in a Low-Fat World

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Only a few decades ago, the often contradictory data as to whether or not bug repellents were safe was sidestepped by some by just living with the itching from bug bites. But since that time, ...

Jody Smith commented on Jody Smith's post Confused About Bug Repellents? EWG's Guide Can Help

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Apparently a low-fat diet isn't the healthy regimen we've believed it to be. When compared with low-carbohydrate and low-glycemic index diets, eating low-fat instead results in more insulin ...

Saturated Fats Healthier than Low-Fat, Sugar and Carbohydrates

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Only a few decades ago, the often contradictory data as to whether or not bug repellents were safe was sidestepped by some by just living with the itching from bug bites. But since that time, ...

Confused About Bug Repellents? EWG's Guide Can Help

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For decades, we've been told not to eat saturated fat. We were warned that saturated fat consumption would lead to heart disease, poor health and an untimely death. But leading U.S. cardiovascular ...

No Need to Avoid Saturated Fat for Heart Health, Researchers Say

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Around the world, 50 million people have recurring epileptic seizures. More than 37,000 children are being diagnosed each year with recurring seizures, according to Indiegogo.com. Seizures at ...

SAMi Monitors Epileptic Seizures at Night, Lets Parents Sleep

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It may be hard to hear for those of us who grew up on fortified breakfast cereals and tend to be sentimental about our old -- and possibly current -- favorites. Nevertheless we need to face up ...

These Fortified Children's Foods are Over-fortified, EWG Says

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One of the casualties for many of us who are chronically ill is friendship. I have ME/CFS and while I have been living a more normal life the last few years, for over a decade I saw almost nobody ...

3 Hours of Therapy Makes Living with Chronic Illness Easier

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June is the month dedicated to raising awareness for abuse of the elderly. Elder Abuse Awareness Month is tackling a huge, important issue since many seniors are being abused. The abuse can be ...

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month: Protecting the Elderly

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The Environmental Working Group has been assessing American sunscreens for eight years. Now they've put together their 2014 Guide to Sunscreens with its user-friendly searchable ...

Practice Sun Safety this Summer with EWG’s Sunscreen Guide

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Even though about 300,000 people live with scleroderma, many of us know nothing about this disease. Naming June as National Scleroderma Awareness Month is a strategic move toward changing all ...

Learn More About Scleroderma During Its National Awareness Month

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I have ME/CFS, a pernicious and limiting condition that's shared by throngs of people around the world. ME/CFS stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome and it is an ...

Social Media: An Open Window Into the World for ME/CFS

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Getting a good night's sleep is merely a dream for those with obstructive sleep apnea, as the ability to breathe is too frequently interrupted due to blocked airways. But lack of sleep is just the ...

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk for Osteoporosis, Cancer and Stroke

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M. King Robson talks again about women and the need for the pink pill Michelle King Robson testified for Flibanserin, and about hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) when Flibanserin was ...

The Voice of Women's Health is Crying Out

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There may be a link between asthma and bone loss. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reported in May, 2014 that this loss of bone mineral density may affect about 26 million ...

Could Asthma and Osteoporosis Be Linked? Study Says Yes

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Twenty-two years ago, patient advocate Tom Hennessey chose May 12 to be International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day. May 12 had been Florence Nightingale's birthday, and since it she may have had ...

International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day: On May 12, Remember Us

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This Mother's Day, many of us will be thinking about women in our lives who are faced with metastic breast cancer, or MBC. These women are mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins and other loved ones. ...

Honoring Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer For Mother's Day

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A hormone called estriol (also known as oestriol) which is produced in higher amounts during pregnancy may be used in the future for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. A group of 158 women ...

Preliminary Research on Estriol Looks Promising for MS Treatment

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Vitamin D performs many functions in the body. We've known for a long time that vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and calcium absorption. We're learning more about other roles of ...

Vitamin D May Affect Immune Function

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Research from UCLA has indicated that exposure to some pesticides may create higher risk for Parkinson's disease. An earlier study published by the UCLA team in January, 2013 showed a link ...

Risk for Parkinson's Disease May Increase with Pesticide Exposure

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Tears aren't always a bad thing. Now with Google Glass, created by Google[x], tears for the diabetic can offer a way to monitor blood sugar levels. You don't have to be crying to have tears. ...

Google Glass Contact Lens May Monitor Glucose Levels in Tears

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CFS/ME, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating, life-altering condition that affects many Americans. People with CFS/ME often have no ...

PET Scan May be Useful for Diagnosis and Treatment of CFS/ME

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When you become stressed to the point where you feel like your head is about to explode, the last thing you want to hear is a motivational speaker on TV talking about their newfound strategy to ...

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For people living with mitochondrial disease, recent research on niacin (vitamin B3) offers hope for a better life. The University of Helsinki and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ...

Vitamin B3 May Be Cure for Mitochondrial Disease

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Interested in increasing your financial health? Forbes.com has some solid suggestions to help you down that road. Do you know what your net worth is? To figure this out, you'll need to ...

Exercise Your Financial Muscles for Better Financial Health

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This week marks five years for me being back online again. I had surrendered my connection more than a decade ago, when ME/CFS had me down for the count. Fortunately I have been recovering my lost ...

My Fifth Anniversary Online Despite ME/CFS

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The month of March is marked as a time to foster greater awareness about colorectal cancer. The CDC is one of many organizations reminding Americans during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness ...

Colorectal Cancer: Fostering Greater Awareness in Month of March

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In December, 2013 the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), partnering with Genzyme, a Sanofi company, held a nationwide search through their Why I Swim campaign. They were looking ...

Swim for MS Campaign: Mary and Iris Share Inspiring Stories

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Since March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, the CDC wants to raise awareness in the United States concerning traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI. The brain's function is disrupted by ...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Get the Facts

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Plenty of us have a problem with getting enough exercise on a regular basis. For those with multiple sclerosis, the difficulties are magnified. While exercise can help to lessen depression, ...

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Can Benefit from Moderate Exercise

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The week of March 3-9, 2014, was MS Awareness Week during MS Awareness Month. The theme for this year's Awareness Month is "MS Counts." According to an article by Jeri Burtchell on ...

MS Awareness "Marches" Forward this Month