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Aug

05

2011

Excess TV Time Linked to Early Death

2 Hours a Day Raises Heart, Diabetes Risk By Salynn Boyles Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD WebMD Health News June 14, 2011 — The average American spends about 5 hours a day watching TV, which is more time than is devoted to any other activity with the exception of sleeping and working. All that television has been linked to an increased risk for health problems...

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Mar

08

2011

Higher vitamin D levels equal lower risk of multiple sclerosis

The February 8, 2011 issue of the journal Neurology® reports a protective effect for high vitamin D levels and sun exposure against the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by progressive damage to the nerves’ myelin sheathes. Symptoms include weakness, numbness, dizziness and other disturbances that can come and go for decades. The disease is diagnosed after an...

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Feb

08

2011

Ibuprofen can triple stroke risk

Many of us commonly use painkillers to squelch the common headache or relieve back pains. However it has been found that even over the counter ibuprofen (Advil, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare) can increase stroke risk by three times and drugs such as rofecoxib (Vioxx) and lumiracoxib (Prexige) can double the risk of heart attack. NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are commonly prescribed for the inflammation of...

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Nov

06

2010

Keep your cell phone out of your bra!

This is advice and counsel coming from epidemiologist, Devra Lee Davis, the author of “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family” One of the practices Davis is most concerned about is a woman placing her cell phone in her bra and leaving it there for hours as she goes about her...

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