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57 Percent Of Americans Have Broken NYE Resolution

Posted On January 16, 2015

(Undated) -- It's only two weeks into 2015, and over half of Americans have already given up their goal to be healthier. A new survey conducted by Kelton for MyFitFoods.com has found that 57 percent of respondents who said their New Year's Resolution was to eat better have already failed. Throwing in the towel so…

Research Raises Questions About Accuracy Of Fitness Trackers

Posted On January 16, 2015

(Edwardsville, IL) -- People who wear fitness trackers like FitBit or Jawbone may be overestimating how much exercise they're actually getting. Researchers at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville studied four of the most popular brands of trackers over the course of the last school year, and found some overestimated the calories burned. The difference was attributed…

CDC Says Current Flu Shots Only 23% Effective

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Atlanta, GA) -- Public health officials say this season's flu shots are only 23 percent effective. The CDC explained that's because the dominant type-A virus spreading across the country mutated shortly after this year's vaccines were produced. Normally, flu shots can prevent about two-thirds of infections that are serious enough for people to see a…

Study: Women Who Share Photos Are Less Stressed

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Undated) -- Social media can reduce stress for women. A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that women who regularly use Twitter and share photos online are 21 percent less stressed. However, women who use social media were found to experience increased stress when they learned about a tragedy in a friend's life.…

Dental Association Calls Attention To Elder Dental Care

Posted On January 15, 2015

(Undated) -- Poor dental hygiene can cause pneumonia. The American Dental Association has that warning for elderly people and their caregivers this winter. Judith Jones, one of the association's elder care experts, says older people face two main dental problems.   She adds that many elderly people require caregivers, and that's why caregivers must know…