FDA To Ban Artery-Clogging Trans Fats

The FDA is announcing Thursday that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out trans fats, saying they are a threat to...

Did You Eat Breakfast Today?

A few weeks ago, a study was publicized that had me very surprised. It was published in various media outlets with the claim that...

Starting Over Again – Yet Again

We don’t like to let go.  Hashem even eases us out of 3 weeks of Simcha and Kedusha by giving us yet another day...

Study: e-Cigarettes As Good As Nicotine Patches

Electronic cigarettes worked just as well as nicotine patches to help smokers quit, according to the first study to compare them. E-cigarettes are battery-operated products...

Overweight but Healthy?

"Can people be overweight but still be healthy?" This question has been the subject of an intense debate by obesity researchers in the last...

Some Flu Vaccines Promise A Little More Protection

Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands...

9 Million Use Sleeping Pills To Get More Zzz’s

Can’t get enough shuteye? Nearly 9 million U.S. adults resort to prescription sleeping pills — and most are white, female, educated or 50 or...

Health – No Way around It!

By: Alan Freishtat-Certified Personal Trainer We were reminded yet again by a thorough and comprehensive study on bariatric surgeries that there is just no easy way...

Safety Fears Spur Regulations For Trampoline Gyms

Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline...

Splenda Goes From ‘Safe’ To ‘Caution’ After Leukemia Found In Mice

A food safety advocacy group has downgraded its rating for sucralose, the artificial sweetener better known as Splenda, from "safe" to "caution" in its...

Health: It’s Just Not True!

I am not sure if any area in life has more inaccurate rumors going around as much as the field of exercise. Sometimes, the...

NYC Still High On Sugar

The City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. A mid-level state appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded...

Panel Backs Lung Cancer Screening For Some Smokers

For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to...

FDA: Menthol Cigarettes Likely Pose Greater Health Risks

A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make...

FDA Cracks Down On Illegal Diabetes Remedies

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary...

Skipping Breakfast May Increase Your Chances Of A Heart Attack

Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped...

Health: It Pays To Be Positive

Who is rich?  The one who is happy with his portion.  (Avos 4:1)  Is your glass half full or half empty?  In other words,...

FDA Clears First Brain Scan To Diagnose ADHD In Children

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first medical scan that can help diagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children by measuring brain...

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