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Fitness Activity Trackers Just Keep Improving

Posted On December 22, 2014

(New York, NY) -- It looks like fitness activity trackers are on a real uphill trajectory. A tech analyst group reports people bought about 84-million of the devices last year. That number could grow to more than 120-million annually in the next five years. Activity trackers not only count the number of steps a person…

Study: Dr. Oz Only Right Half The Time

Posted On December 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Dr. Oz is dishing out bunk medical advice about half the time. A new study published in the "British Medical Journal" shows half the advice offered by the celebrity television doctor either contradicts scientific studies or lacks verifiable evidence of health benefits. The study analyzed advice given on 40 episodes of Oz's TV…

Mystery Continues Over Richard Simmons’ Whereabouts

Posted On December 22, 2014

(Undated) -- The mystery continues as to why 1980s exercise guru Richard Simmons hasn't been seen in the flesh for almost a year. TMZ says the situation was first brought to light in mid-November. The gossip website says even Simmons' close friends and relatives haven't laid eyes on him since January. There's speculation he may…

Farmer’s Markets Breeding Ground For E.Coli

Posted On December 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Nearly 25-percent of herbs purchased at farmer's markets are lousy with E.coli. A study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture shows E.coli is found on about one-quarter of herbs sold at farmer's markets. The bacteria could cause illness with symptoms including cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Researchers took their…

Tooth Loss Leads To Overall Health Decline

Posted On December 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Older people who've lost their teeth are more likely to experience a rapid physical and mental decline. A study by the American Geriatrics Society shows adults over the age of 60 who had lost all their teeth scored ten-percent worse on memory tests. Researchers also found older adults with complete tooth loss scored…