News of Note

Bust A Move

You may have heard that long periods of sitting can actually increase your risk of heart disease and death. So how can we combat the negative effects of sitting? Well, you’ve probably guessed it… more exercise. But just how much daily exercise do we need to help counteract the negative effects of sitting?

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NIH Sitting Study

The Peanut Pill

A much anticipated treatment for children with peanut allergies has finally been approved by the FDA. The treatment comes in the form of a powder manufactured from peanuts, called Palforzia. 

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Peanut Allergy Treatment

Overcoming MS

Scientists believe they are one step closer to an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis thanks to what’s being called a breakthrough in research.

Go Fund Medicine

More and more Americans are struggling to afford the out-of-pocket cost of healthcare, and now many of them are turning to crowd-funding for help.

Research analysts at The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago assert that this trend is likely to increase in the face of rising premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

Pregnancy Risk

Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy is being linked with a higher risk of birth defects.

A study, published in the medical journal BMJ, says women who were prescribed antibiotics, called macrolides, during the first three months of pregnancy, had an increased risk of having babies with birth defects, specifically heart defects, compared to those who were prescribed penicillin.

Life In Full Swing

If you want to live a longer life, experts say, hit the links! A new study that evaluated the long-term health benefits of golf showed that the sport can reduce stress and provide needed exercise.

Got Milk?

Got Milk? Maybe so, but it doesn't look like US consumers are actually buying the stuff.

According to a report by the US Department of Agriculture, between 2009 and 2018 traditional milk consumption declined by 19%.

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American Milk Consumption Report

Every Kid Healthy Week

Every year in April communities throughout the country recognize the last full week in April as “Every Kid Healthy Week.”

Every Kid Healthy Week is an annual observance created to support sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting programs in our schools.

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Action For Healthy Kids

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Sleep? Fat Chance!

 

Eating too much sugar, and unhealthy fats? Maybe you need more sleep!

Researchers from Columbia University's Irving Medical Center examined the sleep quality, and the dietary patterns, of nearly 500 women. They found that the more the women consumed added sugars, saturated fats and caffeine, the poorer their quality of sleep, and the less they slept.

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The Skinny on Poor Sleep

Life’s Longevity

Life expectancy in the US is up for the first time in 4 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control, we’ve only added about a month to our lives but more importantly, it marks a temporary halt to a downward trend.