Lifestyle

FDA will Require 13 New Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

On August 15, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that there will be 13 new required health warnings on cigarette packages. Each warning will be accompanied by graphic colored photos showing the horrible consequences of diseases caused by smoking. The goal is to educate the public about some of the less commonly known…

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Smoking is Deadly for Seniors

It is never too late to quit smoking, but of course the longer you smoke the more damage is done to your body. Smoking is deadly for seniors, as the health risks from smoking are multiplied in seniors because of the challenges of aging. Why Seniors Should Quit Smoking If you have made it into…

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Prescribing Food as Medicine

Can you imagine your doctor writing a prescription just for you prescribing food rather than medicine and personalizing it according to your DNA? Nutrigenomics is an area of research that aims to give people the correct foods and diet suitable for them according to their genetic makeup. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition…

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Poor Dietary Habits Found to be a Preventable Cause of Cancer

A study by researchers at Tufts University published May 22, 2019 in JNCI Cancer Spectrum showed that poor dietary habits are a preventable cause of cancer in the United States. The lead author was Fang Fang Zhang, a cancer and nutrition researcher at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The…

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Eat One Cup of Blueberries a Day – They May Keep Heart Disease Away

According to a new study, eating a cup of blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) every day lowers the risk for cardiovascular disease. The study by researchers at the University of East Anglia in collaboration with researchers from Harvard University and across the UK was published May 30, 2019 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In fact,…

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Got a Sweet Tooth? You May Pay Sugar Tax

The epidemic of metabolic illnesses like diabetes and obesity that are leading causes of premature deaths and disabilities all over the world has led to governments toying with the idea of applying a sugar tax on foods and beverages with high sugar content. They are also applying front-of-package (FOP) nutrition labelling. These measures will encourage…

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Physical Exercise Program was Beneficial for Residents of a Long-term Nursing Home

The National Skilled Nursing Care Week May 12-18, 2019 Next week beginning on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019, Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in East Orange, New Jersey will be participating in the National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW). This year’s theme is “Live Soulfully.” Skilled nursing facilities like Park Crescent care for…

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Even Moderate Alcohol Drinking can Raise Blood Pressure

A study described in a press release that was published March 7, 2019 by the American college of Cardiology (ACC) shows for the first time that moderate alcohol drinking is harmful rather than being protective against heart disease or stroke, as it raises blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk for heart…

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