DR MAX PEMBERTON: The four-in-one pill is no magic bullet

DR MAX PEMBERTON: A four-in-one pill that helps keep the heart healthy is a step forward – but no magic bullet The idea that there is a ‘magic bullet’ to cure sickness and disease is always popular. Despite disease often being complicated, we like to think that there is an easy, one-size-fits-all answer. This week sees the promise of yet […]

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Health records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation

It was long believed the FMR1 premutation — an excessive number of trinucleotide repeats in the FMR1 gene — had no direct effect on the people who carry it. Until recently, the only recognized effect on the carriers of the flawed gene was the risk of having offspring with fragile X syndrome, a rare but serious form of developmental disability. […]

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Dunkin's New Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Latte Has More Sugar Than a 16-Oz. Soda

Breaking news for pumpkin spice enthusiasts: Dunkin’ Donuts released its new Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte today, and as you can imagine, the nutritionals are off the sugar charts. The latte is just one item on Dunkin’s full fall 2019 menu, where apple cider donuts and munchkins also make their big debut. The classic pumpkin-flavored coffee? That’s on the menu, […]

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The VA and others pioneer eHealth Exchange health information network infrastructure

The eHealth Exchange, the largest nationwide health information network connecting the public and private sectors, has announced the go-live of its new gateway technology that is designed to simplify connectivity for its participants via a single connection to the nation. The benefits to members, the exchange said, will include reduced information-sharing expense, further expansion of its national footprint, and faster […]

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Disney Is Serving Up Scary Good Halloween Treats

Get out of here, August, and please fly by, September, because Halloween is, hands down, the most wonderful time of the year. The horror flick marathons, the punny and legitimately nightmare-inducing costumes, the Reese’s Pumpkins: We want it all, and we want it all now. But when it comes to indulging on frighteningly sweet treats, the best place isn’t in […]

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Wellness Wednesdays: How everyday beverages are hurting your heart

From energy drinks to sugar-packed sodas, coffee to sports drinks, there are an endless amount of beverage options on the market. But over the years, manufacturers have developed different ways to appeal to its consumers and beverage options have only gotten more and more abundant. It’s a trend that has become a concern for both parents and health professionals alike. “When […]

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Switch Up Your Plank to Toast Your Obliques

Men’s Health/Eric Rosati The only way to build a truly gasp-worthy set of abs is to start with a strong, stable core—and if you want to do that, you’ll need to target more than just your mirror muscles, the rectus abdominis. Other parts of your abs, like your obliques, need attention too. Trainer Charlee Atkins, C.S.C.S., makes sure that her […]

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Weight Watchers kids' app is a terrifying reminder of my anorexia

When I read about some of the main features of Weight Watchers’ new dieting app for children and teenagers in the US, I was horrified. Kurbo, as it’s known, is aimed at people aged eight to 17 years old and claims to help them ‘choose healthier foods, build better habits and lose weight’. The app’s glossy website is full of […]

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