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Kids Lacking Vitamin D Risk Adult Heart Disease

Posted On February 11, 2015

(Turku, Finland) -- Kids who don't get enough vitamin D are at greater risk for heart disease as adults. The results of a new study showed that low levels of vitamin D in childhood were associated with cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from a Finnish university analyzed over two-thousand participants ages three to 18, who were…

Study: 30-Minute Naps Stave Off Stress, Disease

Posted On February 11, 2015

(Undated) -- Taking a nap during the day might help lower stress and protect against disease. That's according to a new study from French researchers. They found that men who slept just two hours a night saw significant benefits from taking two 30-minute naps during the day. The naps improved their heart rate, blood pressure,…

FDA Commissioner Calls Measles Outbreak “Alarming”

Posted On February 11, 2015

(Undated) -- The outgoing commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration says the latest measles outbreak is "alarming." Doctor Margaret Hamburg also says everyone who hasn't been vaccinated with the measles vaccine should be. Since the beginning of this year more than 120 people in 17 states have been infected with measles. Last year 644…

Obama Rips Staples Over Affordable Care Act

Posted On February 11, 2015

(Undated) -- President Obama is laying into office supply giant Staples.   In an interview with BuzzFeed News on Tuesday, Obama said he suspects Staples could well afford to treat its workers favorably and allow them to get health coverage through the law known as Obamacare if the company can't offer employees health insurance. The…

US To Withdraw Cholesterol Warnings

Posted On February 11, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The government is dropping its 40-year-old warning about eating foods with cholesterol. The nation's top nutrition advisory panel says that cholesterol is no longer a "nutrient of concern." The group is not reversing their warnings about "bad" cholesterol in the blood, and experts still warn people with certain conditions, such as diabetes,…