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Drinking Fluoride-Treated Water During Pregnancy Could Lower Your Child’s IQ, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site Drinking water treated with fluoride during pregnancy may lead to lower IQs in children, a controversial new study has found. None According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many… Continue Reading →

C. Diff Is Evolving Into Superbug in Response to Western Sugary Diets

This post was originally published on this site One of the most widespread bacteria known to cause serious gut infections is evolving to take advantage of high-sugar diets in the West and resist disinfecting methods used in healthcare settings. None… Continue Reading →

Climate Change and Overfishing Could Lead to More Toxic Seafood

This post was originally published on this site Scientists continue to uncover more ways climate change poses a threat to our health, such as the spread of tropical diseases northward and the loss of crucial nutrients in crops. Now, researchers… Continue Reading →

This Is the Best Type of Green Space for Your Mental Health, Experts Say

This post was originally published on this site Recent studies have examined the link between exposure to nature and health, but do some of these landscapes do a better job at boosting your health than others? None A new study… Continue Reading →

Paleo Diet May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease

This post was originally published on this site The meat- and saturated fat-heavy Paleolithic or “Paleo” diet, inspired by what our cavemen ancestors ate hundreds of thousands of years ago before the advent of farming, has become popular in recent… Continue Reading →

Genetics Are the Main Driver of Autism, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site Genetics are significantly more responsible for driving autism spectrum disorders than maternal factors or environmental factors such as vaccines and chemicals, according to a massive new study involving more than 2 million… Continue Reading →

Small Daily Servings of Juice or Other Sugary Drinks Linked With Higher Cancer Risk

This post was originally published on this site A new study has found that consuming even just a small serving of soda or 100 percent fruit juice per day can significantly increase your risk of developing cancer. None Drinking as… Continue Reading →

Men Who Eat ‘Western’ Junk Food Diet Have Lower Sperm Counts, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site Experts have declared the Mediterranean diet the best diet in 2019 for heart health, body weight and longevity. But what about the “Western diet,” consisting of high-fat, processed foods, such as pizza,… Continue Reading →

San Francisco Becomes First Major U.S. City to Ban E-Cigarette Sales

This post was originally published on this site San Francisco became the first major American city to ban e-cigarette sales following two unanimous votes by its Board of Supervisors. None This week, following a preliminary vote, the supervisors approved an… Continue Reading →

Two Hours a Week in Nature Can Boost Your Health and Well-Being, Research Finds

This post was originally published on this site New research has given credence to the age-old wisdom that spending time outside is good for you. A study recently published in Nature’s Scientific Reports journal found that people who spend at… Continue Reading →

There’s No Single Diet That’s Best for Everyone, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site It seems like every day a new diet is declared the healthiest — paleo, ketogenic, Atkins, to name a few — while government agencies regularly release their own recommended dietary guidelines. But… Continue Reading →

Red and White Meats Carry the Same Cholesterol Risks, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site Experts have long warned of the health risks associated with red meat — including heart disease, cancer and diabetes — while white meat was seen as a healthier alternative. Now, new research… Continue Reading →

Video Gaming Can Be a Mental Disorder: World Health Organization

This post was originally published on this site The World Health Organization’s manual of disease classifications has officially designated video game addiction as a mental health disorder. None The WHO approved the eleventh revision of its International Classification of Diseases… Continue Reading →

Hundreds of Sunscreens Don’t Work or Have Unsafe Ingredients, Annual Review Finds

This post was originally published on this site Summer is fast approaching, which means it’s time to stock up on sunscreen to ward off the harmful effects of sun exposure. Not all sunscreens are created equally, however. None The nonprofit… Continue Reading →

Low-Fat Diets Rich in Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Women’s Risk of Breast Cancer Death, Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site A low-fat diet that prioritizes eating healthier foods like fruits and vegetables each day could lower a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a multi-decade study published this month…. Continue Reading →

Federal Judge to FDA: You Must Start Regulating E-Cigarettes

This post was originally published on this site A federal judge ruled this week that the Food and Drug Administration must begin implementing regulations for the many types of e-cigarettes now on the market in the U.S. None District Judge… Continue Reading →

Drinking Coffee Can Be Good for You, but a New Study Suggests There’s a Limit

This post was originally published on this site In recent years, plenty of studies have suggested that drinking coffee can be good for you, and can even help you live longer. But coffee addicts take note: for the first time,… Continue Reading →

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