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FDA Introduces New ‘Nutrition Facts’ Label

FDA Introduces New ‘Nutrition Facts’ Label

The familiar “nutrition facts” label featured on the side of food and beverage containers has been updated with new requirements by the FDA based on the latest scientific and nutrition research. What you need to know. FDA introduces updated ‘Nutrition Facts’ label The “Nutrition Facts” label seen on the side …

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Common Food Additives May Pose Health Risks to Children, AAP Says

Common Food Additives May Pose Health Risks to Children, AAP Says

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is warning in a new report that some common food additives and “indirect” additives may pose health risks to children and is calling for stronger federal food safety requirements. AAP outlines ways families can limit exposure to common food additives that pose health risks …

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Scientific First: Brain Implant Successfully Treats Severe Depression

Scientific First: Brain Implant Successfully Treats Severe Depression

In a scientific first, researchers have successfully treated severe depression using personalized brain stimulation via an implant, as device may provide relief when nothing else can, a new case study published Monday suggests. Personalized brain stimulation may provide relief for “incurable” depression What does someone do when none of the …

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These States Offer OTC Hormonal Birth Control for Health Issues

These States Offer OTC Hormonal Birth Control for Health Issues

Besides preventing pregnancies, hormonal birth control treats a number of women’s health issues–and now more states are recognizing this important need by offering over-the-counter availability. Illinois joins 12 other states and DC in offering over-the-counter availability of hormonal birth control At the end of July, Illinois’ governor signed a bill …

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World Happiness Rankings: US Falls Again Barely Makes Top 20

World Happiness Rankings: US Falls Again Barely Makes Top 20

For 2021, the US fell once again in the World Happiness Report, dropping another notch since 2018 to #19, barely remaining in the top 20. Find out who’s #1 and how America ranks in other categories. How the world happiness ranking works The World Happiness Report measures subjective well-being based …

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Study: Fibromyalgia Is an Autoimmune Disorder, New Treatments Possible

Study: Fibromyalgia Is an Autoimmune Disorder, New Treatments Possible

Over 3 million cases of fibromyalgia are diagnosed yearly, yet it is poorly understood. However, a new study has provided compelling evidence the painful disease is an autoimmune disorder, suggesting new forms of treatment. Understanding fibromyalgia and its effects Despite the more than 3 million new cases of fibromyalgia diagnosed …

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‘World Compliment Day’ Is Almost Here

‘World Compliment Day’ Is Almost Here

Spring is approaching! In less than one month, we will have another winter behind us. This time of year often feels delightfully whimsical as the sun returns to colder regions; animals, flowers and insects begin to scurry about; and the promise of summer fun grows ever closer. While St. Patrick’s …

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What Your Food Cravings Say About Your Health

What Your Food Cravings Say About Your Health

The food you crave can tell you a lot about your health. More importantly, you can actually stop the cravings by correcting what is causing you to crave certain foods. Not only can food cravings ruin a diet, the food people typically crave is unhealthy. Food cravings are actually your …

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