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Glass half empty: the hangover from hell that made me tackle my drinking
Alcohol doesn't have to affect your life dramatically to be problematic. When I realised I had missed the same event two years in a row because I was suffering after a heavy night, I knew I had to change. Fay Schopen, who is moderating her alcohol ...

Better Business Bureau Offers Tips for Those Signing Up for Gym Memberships
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is offering tips for those looking to join a gym as part of their New Years Resolution. Before joining, the BBB says to consider the following tips: Determine your fitness goals. Determining your goals in advance will ...

Chocolate is on track to go extinct in 40 years
Beyond the glittery glass-and-sandstone walls of the University of California's new biosciences building, rows of tiny green cacao seedlings in refrigerated greenhouses await judgment day. Under the watchful eye of Myeong-Je Cho, the director of plant ...

Experts warn Ireland could be facing the deadliest outbreak of flu in over 50 years
Ireland could be facing the deadliest outbreak of flu seen in the country in over 50 years, experts have warned. The first flu deaths have been recorded in Ireland as the dreaded 'Aussie flu' sweeps the country. The HSE is urging people in high-risk ...

8 simple habits to change for a healthier 2018
As sure as the ball drops on New Year's Eve, each year millions of Americans make big, lofty New Year's resolutions to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. But without specific, attainable goals in mind, those ambitious resolutions tend to ...

Dry January and exactly how giving up alcohol affects your body and health in one month
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How to cut down on alcohol: Seven tips to help you reduce your booze intake this year
ONCE Christmas and New Year celebrations are done and dusted, most of us have had a little too much festive cheer. Here are seven helpful tips on how to cut down on booze. By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 1st January 2018. Drinking alcohol GETTY ...

Macao puts new tobacco control law into effect
MACAO, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- A new law to control smoking and the sale of tobacco has entered into force in Macao since Monday, the special administrative region's Health Service Bureau said. The bureau said in its latest announcement that the New Tobacco ...

Diabetes Drug Reverses Memory Loss in Mice with Alzheimer's
An experimental drug developed to treat Type II diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease after scientists found it “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice through a triple method of action. Lead researcher Professor Christian Holscher ...

More than 10000 Pennsylvania patients register for medical marijuana program
Marijuana plants grow at the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print. Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program has ...

'No point in trying to close the borders': Aussie flu threatens Britain
Britons have been steeling themselves against the dreaded "Aussie flu" as the H3N2 strain responsible for Australia's soaring flu rates spreads to Britain. British tabloids have dubbed the H3N2 strain the "Killer Aussie Flu", and the "Lurgy from Down ...

Sound Resolutions for the New Year
The New Year often prompts resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, such as for diet, sleep, and exercise. But what about hearing health? This month, we're sharing three resolutions that could promote ear and brain health, and help us think ...

Bride battling breast cancer dies 18 hours after exchanging vows
(HARTFORD, Conn.) — A Connecticut bride battling an aggressive type of breast cancer died just 18 hours after exchanging vows with her groom. Heather Mosher was diagnosed last December with breast cancer — the same day her then-boyfriend, Dave Mosher ...

Authorities Are Cracking Down on Opioid-Peddling Doctors
(PITTSBURGH) — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret. Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Andrzej Zielke, eager for what authorities described as a steady flow of prescriptions for ...

I went on the Silicon Valley diet craze that encourages butter and bacon for 2 months — and it vastly improved my life
A viral diet that's been found to burn up to 10 times as much fat as a standard diet is gaining momentum among Silicon Valley tech workers. And it involves eating a lot of fat. The ketogenic, or "keto," diet — which first became popular in the 1920s ...

The FDA just approved the first-ever shock wave device to promote healing
With the number of bogus remedies and treatments floating around, claiming to provide relief for various ailments, the FDA really has its work cut out for it. I mean, can you imagine trying to wade through the swamp of snake oil that exists out there ...

Is a dry January actually good for your health?
Thinking of committing to a dry January? Read this before locking away the liquor for a month. (iStock). Dry January, aka ditching alcohol in the first month of the new year, is an annual tradition for many people. For some, it's part of a New Year's ...

Diabetes Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Symptoms in Mice; Reduces Brain Plaque Buildup and Improves Memory
A new promising animal research suggested a drug originally developed to treat diabetes significantly reverses memory loss and brain degeneration in mice with a rodent version of Alzheimer's disease. If the same is proven true in humans, the drug could ...

Reports Suggest Chocolate Might Go Extinct By 2050, But There's Hope For Cacao Plants
Climate change has been blamed for the endangerment or extinction of many a plant or animal species. And with a new report claiming that chocolate could go extinct in less than 40 years from now due to the effect of warmer weather on cacao plants, many ...

Chocolate Shortage May Lead To Disappearance Within 40 Years, Scientists Say
Chocolate could reportedly vanish as early as 2050. This revelation has led scientists from the University of California at Berkeley to work with Virginia-based manufacturer Mars, Incorporated to save the cacao plant from disappearing. Warmer ...

The Latest: 40-minute wait for newly legal California pot
The wait to buy newly legal recreational weed has stretched to 40 minutes at the Mankind Cooperative cannabis retailer in San Diego. "We're insane down here. And it's still going on, girlfriend," marketing retailer Cathy Bliss said Monday. Never miss a ...

Major painkiller development sends shockwaves through United States
The opioid epidemic in the United States is causing the Justice Department to implement an aggressive new strategy. The federal government is cracking down big time on doctors who are irresponsibly prescribing painkillers, and particularly opioids, as ...

To Help Others, One Couple Talks About Life With Early-Onset Alzheimer's
When Bella Doolittle heard her diagnosis last February of early-onset Alzheimer's, she sat in the car outside the doctor's office and cried. "He said, 'Well, we figured out what's going on with you and this is it.' And I'm like, 'No it's not ...

Woman battling cancer gets married hours before passing away
HARTFORD, Conn. — A photo has gone viral of a cancer patient marrying the love of her life before passing away 18 hours later. The wedding happened at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford just a few days before Christmas. “It reminds me of someone who is ...

Flu season underway, health professionals suggest vaccine
Liz Sharlot, Director of Communications for the Mississippi State Department of Health, said cases of the flu started appearing a lot earlier than predicted. “We typically see a large number of cases in December, January and February but this year it ...

CHOCOLATE WARNING: Crisis as scientists reveal cocoa bean extinction is on the horizon
CHOCOLATE could soon be extinct as experts warn rising global temperatures could make it more difficult to grow the crop. By Sean Martin. PUBLISHED: 13:13, Tue, Jan 2, 2018 | UPDATED: 14:00, Tue, Jan 2, 2018. chocolate climate change GETTY. Crisis as ...

Got the flu? Here's what leads to recovery
Forty-nine states and Puerto Rico reported either regional or widespread flu activity during the week ending December 23, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent surveillance report. (Graphicstock). (CNN) -. Flu season ...

Triple-Acting Diabetes Drug Reverses Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Disease Mouse
Studies in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) have shown how a drug that was originally developed to treat diabetes demonstrates what researchers in the U.K. and China call “clear promise” as a treatment for AD and other neurodegenerative ...

Gaming, 'Selfitis' And Social Media: Are These Virtual Addictions Real?
Alice G. Walton , Contributor I cover health, medicine, psychology and neuroscience. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Shutterstock. At this time of year, many of us are trying to rethink old habits and behaviors that aren't ...

Scientists Say Chocolate May Be Extinct By 2050
CBS Local — Chocolate lovers may want to sit down before reading this because scientists are forecasting that climate change may force the plants that produce chocolate into extinction by 2050. According to a report from National Oceanic and ...

Neuroscientist Predicts 'Much Better Treatment' For Alzheimer's Is 10 Years Away
British neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli first set out to study Alzheimer's because of his grandfather, who developed the disease when Jebelli was 12. In the years that followed, Jebelli watched as his grandfather's memory started to disappear. But ...

Could chocolate disappear in the next 40 years?
The new year is kicking off with some scary news for chocolate lovers: By 2050, climate change could severely hamper the growth of the cacao plant or even cause its extinction, according to an article in Business Insider. The seed of the cacao plant is ...

Climate change might kill off chocolate by 2050, so scientists turn to CRISPR gene-editing technology
Evidence that the not-too-distant future will be a hellscape reached the tipping point back in 2016. That was when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concluded that, “under a 'business as usual' scenario,” climate change by 2050 will ...

Ben Barres (1955–2017)
Ben Barres (born Barbara Barres) was a passionate researcher of the role of glia, the most numerous type of brain cell, in development and disease. He was also an ardent campaigner for equal opportunity in science. He died of cancer aged 63, on 27 ...

Booze May Help or Harm the Heart, But Income Matters
TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol's effect on heart health, good or ill, may rely in part on the drinker's income, new research suggests. For example, the study of more than 200,000 Norwegian adults found that having a few drinks per ...

Dry January: Why I'm giving up alcohol for a month
Dry January, giving up alcohol for the entire month of January, has become a common New Year's resolution and Dr. Jennifer Ashton of ABC News' "Good Morning America" is taking on the alcohol-free challenge this month. “It's just a little experiment I ...

Food safety expert warns latest bizarre Silicon Valley $37 'raw water' trend could quickly turn deadly
Silicon Valley is developing an obsession with untreated, unfiltered water, according to the New York Times. However, a food poisoning expert says that the trend is dangerous — and could be deadly. "Raw" water can spread bacteria and diseases ...

White Children Are Still Diagnosed More Often With Autism Spectrum Disorders
More than one in 50 American children have been diagnosed with a disorder on the autism spectrum, according to a new paper published in JAMA on Tuesday, in a finding that suggests diagnoses of the condition have leveled off. The new research also shows ...

Lester Holt actually wished to be GQ's Most Fashionable Man of 2017
The holiday cheer was in full swing at NBC Universal's communications party at 30 Rock Thursday night. Hacks, flacks and on-air talent tossed a few back and talked shop and their upcoming Christmas plans. But “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline” anchor ...

Woman with cancer marries in hospital hours before her death
Heather Mosher was dressed in her wedding gown and lying in bed wearing an oxygen mask as she said 'I do.' (Christina Lee Karas of Christina Lee Photography). HARTFORD, Conn. – A woman fighting breast cancer got married at a hospital 18 hours before ...

These subtle cues are what make sick people look sick
The next time a friend tells you that you look sick, hear the person out. We are better than chance at detecting illness in others simply by looking at their faces, according to new research led by a Swedish psychologist. “We can detect subtle cues ...

Flu cases rising across Oregon, Washington, Idaho; some deaths reported
More than 120 Oregonians were hospitalized for flu-related ailments the week ending Dec. 23. That's up from 85 cases the week prior. Oregon is one of 36 states nationwide reporting high levels of a flu outbreak, according to the U.S. Center for Disease ...

Flu spreading faster than usual in Central Texas
AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you're coughing or sniffling, you're not alone. Texas is seeing more flu activity than any other state, according to The Walgreen's Flu Index. Health officials are blaming the widespread virus on a weak flu vaccine this year. It's ...

Cancer patient, 67, 'beats the disease with the help of TURMERIC' after five years of chemo failed
A WOMAN diagnosed with blood cancer has beaten the disease with the help of turmeric. Dieneke Ferguson, 57, was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2007 after complaining of high blood pressure, according to a report in the British Medical Journal. Dieneke ...

Perfectionism May Undermine Mental Health of Youth
New research suggests the desire to be perfect in body, mind, and career may be taking a toll on college students' mental health. Investigators discovered the excessive desire to succeed and compete with others has significantly increased compared with ...

Why People Are Drinking 'Raw Water' (But Probably Shouldn't)
Would you like your water sparkling, from the tap or hauled out of an unsterilized river upstate? For proponents of the expensive new drinking trend known as "raw water," the choice is as clear as a Poland spring. According to a New York Times article ...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt sorry as A&Es struggle to cope
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised to patients in England affected by a decision to postpone tens of thousands of operations in January. Non-urgent treatments had already been cancelled until mid-January, but NHS England said on Tuesday that ...

Dry January: What is it and how beneficial can giving up alcohol be?
If you're still feeling hungover from that New Year's Eve Champagne or had one too many boozy eggnogs over the holidays, let this January be a fresh start. Dr. Jennifer Ashton, chief medical correspondent for ABC News, is going dry this January and ...

What's Your Best Diet for 2018? Experts Rate Them
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your New Year's resolution diet should be based on a well-balanced eating plan that fits your lifestyle, rather than a weird fad replete with food restrictions. That's according to U.S. News & World Report's ...

The best (and worst) diet plans for 2018
Your New Year's resolution diet should be based on a well-balanced eating plan that fits your lifestyle, rather than a weird fad replete with food restrictions. That's according to U.S. News & World Report's best diet rankings for 2018. The two diets ...

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