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Is Life Expectancy Shrinking for Working-Age Adults?

There was a time during the 1800’s when life expectancy for the average adult was relatively short. It wasn’t at all uncommon to see people living into their mid-forties and then passing away. There were several reasons for this, not the least of which involved the fact that life was difficult in many aspects. Modern…

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The Holiday Blues: Recognizing Seasonal Affective Disorder

The holidays are here, and it’s a joyous time with family, shopping, and baking. But you’re not feeling so joyful, and you can’t figure out why. You’re tired, but you can’t sleep. You want to prepare a lovely holiday for your family, but you have no ideas. And sugar is calling your name incessantly, and…

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1 in 8 People With Heart Conditions Avoid or Ration Meds Due to Cost

It may seem surprising in the wealthiest country in the history of the world. In America today many individuals who suffer from heart disease report that they are not taking the prescribed medications over worries about the cost of them. This phenomenon is dangerous and can actually lead to higher costs over time for these…

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Think You Are at Risk of Dementia? Read This!

Many people consider dementia an inevitable consequence of aging. Although it is one of the most common conditions that plague the elderly, it is actually something that researchers are coming to understand. Consequently, if you know how to recognize the signs of dementia, there are steps you can take to increase the chance of forestalling…

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8 Sweeteners You Need To Know About

An increasing number of parents are trying to cut down on the amount of sugar that they give their children. However, this doesn’t mean that foods that are considered low-sugar or include sugar-free alternatives come highly recommended. In contrast, many experts believe that some sweeteners may be just as harmful, if not more harmful than sugar.…

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Flu Cases are on the Rise in the USA

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s flu vaccine may not be as strong as originally believed or hoped. Four specific strains of influenza were the intended target, but unfortunately, they do not match the flu strains prevalent in the Southern Hemisphere, including influenza A (H3N2) and influenza B (Victoria). As a result of…

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Big Pharma’s Opioid Lawsuits: Who Gets the Money

After reaching settlements with other opioid prescription drug manufacturers (Teva and Purdue Pharma, for $85 million and $270 million respectively), the state of Oklahoma has been handed down a favorable decision by an Oklahoma federal judge against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. As part of the judge’s decision, Johnson & Johnson has been held culpable…

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Big Pharma Tanks: Now at the Bottom of U.S. Industry Rankings

Americans view of Big Pharma now stands at the lowest ebb ever. According to a new Gallup poll, Americans rate pharmaceutical industry negatively at 58%, which is more than any of the 25 industries surveyed. The negative rating is twice as much as the positive rating of 27% that interviewees accorded the industry. The industries…

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Big Pharma Might Cut Research if We Move Towards Generics

As a whole, the pharmaceutical industry is worth nearly 1 trillion dollars. That being said, it is not a surprise that many people want action taken in order to reduce the revenue of pharmaceutical companies and to cause drugs to be more affordable. Statistics show that nearly 7 in 10 use at least one prescription…

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Drugs Similar to Viagra May Help Combat Heart Disease

Heart disease researchers have recently completed some clinical trials on sheep which suggest that tadalafil, a drug normally prescribed for erectile dysfunction, may be able to combat heart failure. Tadalafil, marketed under the name Cialis, is similar in nature to sildenafil, the drug commonly known as Viagra, and has almost exclusively been used to help…

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