A government advisory committee that advises the CDC on vaccine recommendations has urged the CDC to recommend the HPV shot Gardasil to be given to boys between the ages of 11 and 12. Gardasil was linked to 3,589 harmful reactions between May 2009 and September 2010 alone.
Obesity is a global and nation-wide problem, and everyone knows it. Obesity rates are steadily climbing, and what’s worse is that many people feel powerless when it comes to losing or maintaining weight. Resting at a maintained weight isn’t terribly difficult to do, but it isn’t quite as easy as it used to be either.
One would think that tonsils have absolutely no connection with weight gain. Similarly, no one would expect a link between gum health and erectile dysfunction. But research shows both cases to be true, and studies indicate that going through tonsillectomy, sugary removing the tonsils, can result in weight gain.
Are you increasing your risk of death by living a sedentary lifestyle? In our society, the physical labors are sometimes greatly diminished due to the psychologically and emotionally demanding lives we lead. This emotionally and psychologically demanding lifestyle, however, seems to be increasing the risk for adverse health risks.
It seems evident that the effects of bisphenol A have been made known to a large contingent of health conscious individuals. This chemical pervades nearly every plastic container, is used as lining for metal cans marketed towards children, and can even be found on receipts and U.S. dollars. Now, a new study has linked this hormone-mimicker to diabetes.
People are starting to know more than ever as to how food here in America is treated and created. With fabulous documentaries available like Food Inc. and King Corn to reveal the secret behind food and its treatment and care, the adoption of an organic lifestyle is continuously growing.
The electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted from mobile towers is so powerful that it affects the biological systems of birds, insects, and even humans. The study, released by the environment ministry called for the protection of flora and fauna by law.
As we age, our bodies go through what is considered to be a natural, continuous transformation known as degeneration. Eyesight suffers, hormone production drops, metabolism slows, and many other things occur with old age. What people also experience is sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass with age.
You may think that Pringles are just like other potato chips, or that they are potato chips at all. The truth of the matter is that Pringles do not come from potatoes in any recognizable way. In fact, the Pringles company once stated that potato content of their chips was so low that they are technically not even potato chips.
Scientists have recently uncovered a link between soft drink consumption and aggressive behavior, with teens who drink more than 5 cans of soda significantly more likely to carry a weapon and become violent with peers, family, and dates.
About 6 months ago pesticides were once again recognized by the mainstream media for the destruction they are causing to plants, animals, the environment, and humans, but some people may not have heard this news.
A new study has found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of the estrogen-mimicking health destroyer bisphenol A (BPA) can lead to female offspring becoming depressed, hyperactive, and anxious — all at the early age of 3. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, is particularly troubling due to the fact that it also found that 97% of women have BPA in their blood and urine.
When I was young, peanut butter and jelly used to be a staple in my diet. Unfortunately, no one told me that peanut butter has such a strong relationship with the carcinogen aflatoxin – a cancer-causing chemical almost always found in peanut butter.
Everyone knows the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, and it really couldn’t be more true. Apples, like many other raw fruit, are compromised of so many vitamins and other nutrients that they make for the perfect snack or meal on any given day.
Men who are chronically stressed due to life events or other factors could have a 50% higher mortality rate than those who are not stressed, according to a new study. The study was the first of its kind to document the effects of major stressors.
Pinpointing one exercise as the single best exercise is impossible. If you were to choose one single exercise and deem it best, you would be essentially condensing the entire field of exercise science. But there is one exercise that can be superb for both weight control and mindful relaxation.
Scientists have found that the ubiquitous presence of chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) resistant to environmental degradation could soon lead to half of all newborn babies being born with at least one birth defect.