Sign Me Up! Studies show that Dark Chocolate is chock full of nutrients like:  Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Protein just to name a few. Next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you don’t have to feel so guilty.  According to writings published in the Netherlands Journal of Medicine(1), our favorite sweet treat has some…

The older we get, the harder it is to move around. But, it becomes even more important!!!

A vaccine developed at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian to blunt the effects of cocaine has advanced to clinical trials for testing in humans. After demonstrating that the vaccine prevented cocaine from reaching the brain in earlier animal studies, investigators are now enrolling active cocaine addicts in a Phase I randomized control study to test…

The effects of having a few drinks can differ person to person, but often people may not realize just how risky their drinking patterns are, or what that alcohol is doing to them under the hood. There are two definitions for “safe” drinking. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines say moderate alcohol consumption is OK, which means…

NBC Nightly News (6/11, story 9, 2:10, Holt, 7.86M) reported on “a big wake-up call for the millions of Americans who take certain kinds of sleeping” medications. Correspondent Ann Thompson explained, “A new study…finds three sedatives nearly double the risk of vehicle accidents among new users.” In addition, “the study…finds the risk of accidents increases…

The rate of skin cancer has doubled over the last 30 years, according to new federal data. Melanoma, specifically—which is the deadliest kind of skin cancer—is on the rise, and according to the latest research, the yearly cost of treating it is estimated to triple to a total of $1.6 billion in the year 2030….

HHS recommends less fluoride in drinking water. NBC Nightly News (4/28, story 7, 0:30, Holt) reported, “Federal health officials are lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.” The CBS Evening News (4/27, story 13, 0:30, Pelley) reported that on Monday, the Federal government “said…

Bananas are good for you!

What is Marijuana? Marijuana is a drug made from the dry, shredded parts of the Cannabis sativa hemp plant. It is usually smoked in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints, in pipes, or in water pipes called bongs. It is also smoked in blunts, which are hollowed-out cigars filled with a mixture of tobacco and marijuana. Marijuana contains a potent…

A novel drug candidate against HIV has been created by a joint team led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, FL. The scientists consider it to be so potent and effective that it could form the basis of a vaccine alternative. “Our compound is the broadest and most potent entry inhibitor described…

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