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Aug

09

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Obesity and Influenza A

Posted by on August 9th, 2018 0 comments

At first glance, obesity and Influenza A seem to have no correlation.  A new study with multiple cohorts found that obesity prolongs the length influenza A stay in the body.  Participating institutions include: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Nicaraguan… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), NIH, Public Health, Research

Aug

02

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What’s on your plate?

Posted by on August 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Whether it was from the classroom or the back of a cereal box, Millennials are probably familiar with the Food Pyramid. But when the USDA released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the pyramid was updated to MyPlate as a more eye-catching and less complicated model for healthier eating. Take a look at the two:… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Fitness, General (all entries), Health History, Health Literacy, Research

Jul

31

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A glance back: the Framingham Heart Study

Posted by on July 31st, 2018 0 comments

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark Framingham Heart Study. It is named for the town of Framingham, MA from which the original cohort (there are now six groups of participants) of 5,209 men and women were recruited. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, Data, General (all entries), Health History, NIH, Public Health

Jul

26

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Could Your Favorite Snack be Causing Manic Episodes?

Posted by on July 26th, 2018 0 comments

Baseball season is in full swing and ballparks across the country are serving up a classic ballpark favorite – hot dogs.  In fact, it is estimated that baseball fans alone will con sume nearly 19 million hot dogs in 2018.  Could they be getting more than they bargain for with this ballpark food choice? A… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Data, General (all entries), Research

Jul

24

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Psychedelic Drugs and Mental Health

Posted by on July 24th, 2018 0 comments

If you were to ask someone what they know about the effects of LSD or MDMA, their response would not likely include reduction of depression and anxiety. However, if you were to ask that same question to a team of scientists at the University of California, Davis, they might give you a “maybe!” This UC… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Research

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