The Food and Drug Administration is requiring a gradual phase-out of trans fats in food. The artery-clogging additive is widely considered the worst kind of fat for the heart and can lead to heart attacks and death. (Nov. 7)
AP (July 6, 2016) An Arizona man on Wednesday became the first in the nation to have a dissolvable stent inserted into his artery. Abbott Laboratories' Absorb stent was approved this week by the FDA for use in the ... watch video
Newsy (Nov. 19, 2014) A study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions shows a link between diets high in trans fats and decreased memory recall.
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Washington Post (June 16, 2015) The FDA is requiring food manufacturers to eliminate artificial trans fats in three years. The Post explains what they are and how you can avoid them.
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Newsy (Mar. 16, 2016) "Beauty salon stroke syndrome" can occur when you get your hair washed and you tilt your head backward too far, causing a vertebra to slice an artery.
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Howdini (Oct. 8, 2013) Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important to a woman's health? Dr. Daemon Jones shares why we need them, how they work inside our bodies and the best food sources of these healthy ... watch video
Aug. 25, 2016 Researchers have successfully trialed a new technique that could aid the process of choosing the "best" embryo for implantation, helping to boost the chances of pregnancy success from the very first ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising worldwide. The most important risk ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Researchers use evolutionary theory to make predictions about which Barrett's esophagus (BE) patients will go on to develop cancer. The results point the way toward more accurate medical assessments ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby, increasing their risk for lung ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Researchers have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption. People with a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2 tend to drink fewer cups of coffee, the study ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Researchers outline the case of a baby born with Zika infection in January 2016, who remained infected by the virus even two months and one week after birth. This is the first reported case of ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world's ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 The use of belts, bedrails and other devices to prevent patients from hurting themselves has increasingly come under fire. Within a hospital setting, the use of such restraints may be reduced by ... read more
Aug. 11, 2015 Contrary to prevailing dietary advice, a recent evidence review found no excess cardiovascular risk associated with intake of saturated fat. In contrast, research suggests that industrial trans fats ... read more
Nov. 18, 2014 Trans fat consumption is adversely linked to memory sharpness in young to middle-aged men. Men under 45 years old who ate higher amounts of trans fats, which are found in processed foods, had ... read more
Sep. 7, 2011 Not all trans fats are created equal and it's time for nutritional labels to reflect that reality, says a Canadian nutrition expert. According to a recent scientific review, natural trans fats ... read more