November 2010

Post image for Disturbing Diabetes Forecast Linked to Obesity – 1 in 3 by 2050

ABC News
Up to one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless something is done to curb unhealthy lifestyle trends in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Friday.
A new CDC report predicts that the number of new diabetes cases each year will increase from eight per 1,000 people in […]

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By Kim Carollo, ABC News Medical Unit
Pharmaceutical companies paid out more than $250 million to some 17,000 doctors and nurses across the country in 2009 and 2010, according to a new database compiled and published by ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism group.
The data from seven drug makers — who manufacture about 35 percent of the medications sold […]

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By Bill Hendrick
WebMD Health News
Regularly eating a handful of walnuts can affect the blood pressure response to stress, according to a new study.
“People who show an exaggerated biological response to stress are at higher risk of heart disease,” study author Sheila G. West, PhD, of Pennsylvania State University, says in a news release. “We wanted to find out […]

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By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
WebMD Feature
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries: flaxseed.
Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as […]

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