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Test Your Genes Today for Weight Loss Potential!

by Abigail B. March 22nd, 2010 | Exercise, Health News, Health Research
Sadly more adults are overweight or obese today than ever before. According to the Mayo Clinic, Interleukin Genetics, Inc’s division Inherent Health is now offering an at-home test you can take to decide if your DNA is to blame for your heavy condition. In a short time, you’ll know if you can blame your family – or that half-eaten cheesecake sitting in the fridge.

You can purchase Inherent Health’s test online for $149. They send you a kit to swab your DNA and return it for the test results. Their laboratory then looks for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
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Sitting Too Much Is Dangerous

by Gumer Liston January 25th, 2010 | Exercise, Health News, Health Research, Heart Health
If your work involves sitting the whole day in front of the computer, then you need to know that there is a warning from health experts about sitting too much: it is dangerous to your health. What is alarming is that even if you exercise regularly, the effects of sitting too much everyday can still be very bad for your health. The exercise you do in the morning before you go to work will not help in lessening the bad effects of sitting too much the whole day.

We all know that people who spend most of their days sitting
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New Study Gives Hope to Sexually Impaired Men

by Gumer Liston November 17th, 2009 | Health News, Men's Health
No, it is not a study about a new drug that improves on what Viagra can do, it is something even better than that. Researchers from North Carolina's Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine successfully have completed a study that may help male patients who are suffering from inborn abnormalities of the reproductive organ, penile cancer, erectile dysfunction, and those who are sexually impaired as a result of accident. The researchers have grown erectile tissue in the laboratory and  have used it successfully in restoring the sexual function in rabbits. The scientists started by collecting
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So, How About That New Health Care?

by Louise November 10th, 2009 | Health News
Will America be seeing an enormous overhaul in the health care coverage for our nation? By the sound of it, the answer is in the affirmative. In an atypical Saturday night meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives, the new health care bill, H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, passed with three votes to spare. The final count was 220-215. If passed by the Senate there will be some definite changes, though the effects that the majority of Americans will feel might be minimal. What does this bill propose?

Pandemic Phases

by Bea August 31st, 2009 | Diseases, Health News
Last year sparked the awareness of what we all know as the H1N1 flu virus.

Novel Influenza A (H1N1) virus, the "pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus" or "swine flu", is a type of influenza virus that causes respiratory disease. It can spread between people, and as of August 25th, 2009, there have been 1528 hospitalizations, ICU cases, and deaths. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6.  It was raised to this level in response to the ongoing global spread of the swine flu.

What does it mean to have a pandemic alert level of Phase
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