From the monthly archives:

June 2012

If you’re reading this health blog and you smoke, chances are you’ve thought more than once about how to quit! Smoking cigarettes is highly addictive; although everyone experiences addiction differently (and some may have certain genetic immunity or susceptibility to it), almost everyone is prone to develop an addiction to nicotine—it begins rewiring your brain […]

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Since an Italian court has awarded parents of an autistic child damages for a vaccination possibly resulting in the Autism symptoms, the alleged link between Autism and vaccines has again been under debate. There is no study that links Autism to vaccinations. The correlation is generally attributed to a few unfortunate coincidences. First, Autism symptoms […]

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A new study found that statins may not be as effective for women as they are in men—women who take statins to lower cholesterol levels do not receive the benefit of a decreased mortality rate from related events like stroke, but for those who have already had a heart attack, taking statins does decrease the […]

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In a study of women over 65, those with lower levels of Vitamin D were more likely to put on extra weight. While there continues to be some controversy over supplementing Vitamin D (you can get it from the sun, after all!) a growing body of research shows that there are numerous benefits to avoiding […]

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The New England Journal of Medicine has combed through their archives to show how death has changed over the last century. Thanks to treatment of infectious disease, more people are dying of old age (or living long enough to get cancer) than ever before, but with antibiotic resistance and the return of diseases like pertussis […]

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