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Women With PTSD More Likely To Develop Type 2 Diabetes

Posted On January 08, 2015

(Undated) -- Women with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD may be at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Researchers found the more symptoms of PTSD a woman has, the more likely she is to end up having Type 2 diabetes. In fact, those women may be twice as likely to have both of these…

Avocado A Day Could Lower Heart Disease Risk

Posted On January 08, 2015

(Undated) -- Eating an avocado every day could protect you against heart disease. A new study says including avocados in your daily diet can lower the risk of developing heart disease. Researchers found that a so-called avocado diet lowered "bad" cholesterol and total cholesterol. They suggest using avocados as condiments, such as putting slices on…

American Red Cross Pressured To Reject Tobacco Money

Posted On January 08, 2015

(New York) -- The International Red Cross is leaning on the American Red Cross to stop taking money from big tobacco companies. A top official with the humanitarian network says the American Red Cross risks damaging the reputation of the global organization because it accepts donations from tobacco companies. The American Red Cross has received…

Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Not Lead To Longer Lifespan

Posted On January 08, 2015

(Undated) -- Those foods that are rich in antioxidants may not help you live longer after all. Researchers at the University of California-Irvine studied retirees for over 30 years and found that those who have a lot of antioxidants in their diets don't live any longer than those who just eat well overall. Antioxidants, like…

Playing Outdoors In Winter

Posted On January 08, 2015

(Undated) -- Kids enjoy playing outside, even when the mercury dips. Whether it's skating, sledding or enjoying the snow, it's important to make sure kids are dressed right for freezing temperatures. Doctor Elaine Schulte at the Cleveland Clinic says winter weather basics are a must.   Doctor Schulte says wearing a face mask will ensure…