Health Mattersby Dr Charles Fiscella
- Increase body strength and muscle mass with resistance exercises
- Is it time to throw out the concept of a royal family?
- Drink more water for a healthier life, it's essential for human existence
- Please tell the Fox there's more to the news than Obamacare
- Are carbohydrates and cancer possibly linked?
Dietary supplements often come under attack, with reports that say they are of little or no benefit, some even suggesting that certain products may be dangerous. While some of these reports may have elements of truth, they often do not tell a complete story.
For example, vitamin E often comes under attack for being useless or dangerous. Yet, several years ago, an important study led by Andrew Levy, at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Clalit Health Services in Israel, reported that 400 International Units of vitamin E, taken daily, can prevent more than 50 percent of heart attacks, especially in people with a certain genetic traits.
According to news sources, Germany is experiencing one of its largest beer scandals in its long and often not so proud history.
Price fixing - an agreement between companies who deal in the same or similar products and services - has been illegal in Western countries for some time. The aim of price fixing is to control prices, rather than let the free market determine the value. Ultimately, price fixing pushes the price of a product as high as possible, leading to artificially larger profits.
Metabolic syndrome, (also known as syndrome X), is characterized by a cluster of risk factors that come together to predispose a person to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, increasing the risk for heart attacks and strokes. The term metabolic, refers to the sum of all the biochemical processes involved in the body’s normal functioning. The dominant underlying risk factors for the development of metabolic syndrome are abdominal obesity and insulin resistance. Other factors include high blood pressure, altered cholesterol, (especially lower levels of HDL, or good cholesterol), and elevated triglycerides, (blood fats). C-reactive proteins are often high indicating that a body is in an overall inflammatory state.
Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas to help transport blood sugar into the cells. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body fails to use its insulin properly. Insulin resistance can affect the body’s overall metabolism. Each cell in the body depends on blood sugar, or glucose, in order to produce energy. Resistance to insulin causes too little glucose to enter the cells, thus leaving extra sugar in the blood. In response, the body produces additional insulin. The result is that higher than normal levels of both insulin and sugar are found in the blood.
Re-training the American workforce for the 21st century has become a national priority - a necessary step to gain better employment opportunities for workers across the country.
Recently, it has become apparent that common criminals will also need to be re-trained if they are to survive as a profession.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a new study which shows that mechanical pressure to breast tissue may help prevent breast cancers in women.
Researchers presented their findings to the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, California. The study was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Much has been said about the affordable Care Act, aka “Obama Care” and its possible effects on job losses.
In New York, the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, aka “SAFE” seems more likely to kill jobs than make people safer.
New Jersey Blueberries are in season and make a great addition to healthy eating.
Blueberries were recently ranked number one in antioxidant activity in a study conducted by researchers at Tufts University. Jennifer Meengs, from the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior at Penn State, reports that blueberries are “superheroes” packed with chemicals that can help fight disease."
We’ve all witnessed the scenarios - an actor too old to play the part, a quarterback who should have retired last year, and a major CEO who lost their drive for the job. Knowing when to move on is as an important skill as knowing how to master the arts and crafts of theater, athletics, business, or any other trade.
Yet, there is something in the perverted psyche of some politicians which makes them believe that they are immune from the natural cycles of life. Such is the case with San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and Anthony Weiner, Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor.