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Loneliness Is Seriously Bad For Your Health

Unfortunately, loneliness can do much more harm than simply produce an unpleasant feeling. It has an enormous impact on physical health too. Researchers have shown that the list of damages to your health caused by loneliness runs scarily long: depression, cognitive dysfunction, high blood pressure, …

Big food label changes are coming - Health Exchange - MarketWatch

The nutrition labels on packaged foods will see their first major update in more than 20 years on Thursday, placing greater emphasis on calories and …

Chronically ill facing high drugs costs under U.S. health law | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s ban on discriminatory health insurance practices against the sick has not stopped insurers from increasing up-front charges for the expensive drugs needed to control chronic illnesses from leukemia to multiple sclerosis.<p>Various medicine pills in their …

Health Care Advocates Protest FDA Approval of 'Killer' Pain Reliever

A new opiate painkiller approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has come under fire from health care advocates who say the medication may …

Final push to reinstate health food rating website fails

A final push to reinstate the health food rating website which was pulled down by the assistant health minister’s office has failed in a closed-door meeting.<p>The Front-of-Pack Labelling (FoPL) Oversight Committee met on Monday to discuss the implementation of the health food rating system which …

Diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking

A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on longevity.<p>High levels of dietary animal protein in people under 65 years of age was linked to a fourfold increase in their risk of death …

Access to Healthy Food Improves Health, Brings Economic Benefits

Access to healthy food can bring triple bottom-line benefits to communities -- better health, new jobs, and a revitalized economy. But nearly 30 million Americans still live in low-income areas with limited access to supermarkets. The problem is particularly acute in low-income communities of color.<p>…

Home monitoring devices may ease world health burden | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many people believe devices that allow doctors to monitor patients’ vital signs in their homes offer a potential way to save health costs and allow older people to stay out of nursing homes.<p>Kay Brubaker checks the blood sugar levels of her bed-ridden husband Larry, the victim of …

The Time of Day You're Most Likely to Blow Your Diet

Down to the exact minute…<p>Ever feel like you just <i>need</i> something salty or sweet in the afternoon? You're not alone: A recent British survey found that people are most likely to stray from their healthy eating plans at around 4:12 p.m. For the study, a British research group called OnePoll surveyed …

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