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Losing Weight, Getting Healthy Top New Year’s Resolutions

Posted On December 30, 2014

(Undated) -- Losing weight, getting fit and quitting smoking are likely to be among the top New Year's resolutions for 2015. Spending less, saving more and enjoying life are also perennial favorites according to a study by the University of Scranton. Others that make the top ten list include getting organized, learning something exciting, falling…

Report: Nation At Threshold Of Flu Epidemic

Posted On December 30, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- The U.S. is on the brink of a flu epidemic. A new CDC report shows that the number of pneumonia and influenza deaths in 122 cities surpassed seasonal baselines and currently stands at the epidemic threshold of almost seven-percent. Twenty-two states have reported high flu activity, including Texas, Florida, Illinois and Virginia.

Old, Small Cars Involved In Teen Crash Deaths

Posted On December 30, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study shows teens are more likely to die in a crash if they're driving older or smaller cars. Researchers with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at fatal crashes from 2008 through 2012 that involved teen drivers between the ages of 15 and 17. They found almost half of the…

Study Suggests That Estrogen Enhances Allergic Reactions

Posted On December 30, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study suggests that women have more severe allergic reactions than men because of estrogen. "The Washington Post" says new research by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows that life-threatening allergic reactions, called anaphylaxis, appear to be influenced by estrogen levels. Research on mice found that estrogen enhances an…

Study: Sugar Molecule Links Red Meat To Cancer

Posted On December 30, 2014

(Undated) -- A certain type of sugar produced by red meat might cause cancer. A new study by the University of California suggests the sugar is the reason red meat causes so many problems in the human body, but not for other animals. That's because those animals naturally produce the sugar, while it isn't normally…