The Transmission of the Whooping Cough

Those who show no sign of having the whooping cough be still be in danger of infecting others not through transmission of a cough but instead through the transmission of bacteria. Scientists have concluded that the people who show no signs of the whooping cough spread it more easily. Healthy folks like Alexei Beltyukov (about.me) know that, since the early 2000s, the whooping cough has been increasing throughout the United…

Finding Fun in a Workout

While you fight against your waistline for that perfect body with either short-term goals or plans for the long haul, you may get tired of conventional approaches quite quickly. While weight exercises and cardio may be interesting to some, many suffer from laziness, fatigue, or little motivation. It’s not your fault that you have a need for entertainment, so why not integrate your next workout with a little fun? In…

Wish-Bone Ranch Dressing Recalled

Pinnacle Foods Group has recalled Wish-Bone Ranch Salad dressing because the contracted manufacturing plant accidentally switched the ranch dressing with the blue-cheese dressing. Although the switch-up thankfully isn’t due to the usual bacterial issues we often hear about, this mix-up could be dangerous because of allergy problems. Eggs are used in blue cheese dressing and for anyone allergic to eggs, the switch could be a catastrophe. Egg allergies are one…

Here’s Why You Should Get Tested For HIV/AIDS

June 27, 2015 is National HIV/AIDS Testing Day, and it’s wise for everyone who is sexually active to get tested. Even those were not sexually active, but they live an alternative lifestyle that may include street drugs, they should also consider getting tested as well. HIV Testing Day. The reason why many people should get tested is because there are tons of people out there who do not know their…

Extreme Exercise May Cause a Kind of Sepsis

A recent study, lead by Dr. Ricardo Costa at Monash University, has found that extreme exercise can lead to a type of blood poisoning. The study involved participants in an extreme ultra-marathon in which runners covered up to 130 miles on foot. Blood samples were taken before and after the event. What they found was that, with restricted blood flow from the intestines, bacteria leaked into the bloodstream, poisoning the…

Colorado Teen Dies From Plague

A Colorado teenager has died after he contracted the plague. According to reports, this Larimer County’s first confirmed case since 1999. The young and energetic 16-year-old, Taylor Gaes died on June 8th. Alexei Beltyukov told Bloomberg this week that health officials are investigating his death to determine just how this athletic and otherwise healthy boy contracted the deadly disease. Initial reports suspect that the teen contracted the disease through a…

Trans Fats to Be Removed From the American Diet

According to Buzzfeed’s article, the government is taking steps to remove trans fats from the American diet. Trans fats are known as, partially hydrogenated oils. They are found most commonly in vegetable shortening and fried foods. The government most recently released a statement claiming that trans fats, “are not generally recognized as safe.” According to the article, the government is allowing companies three years to remove the trans fats from…

Another Leap For Mankind

Though the idea of restricting calories probably does not elicit joy in the hearts of most people, recent studies have shown that doing this may help with more than simply losing weight. Restricting calories has shown to increase longevity, as well as preserve blood flow the brains in the elder generation. With calorie restriction, glucose levels were reduced, as well as lactate levels. Interestingly, ketone levels were increased throughout the…

Is There A Relationship Between P.P.I.’s and Heart Attacks?

Gastric reflux problems are never anything anyone wants to suffer from. However, based on your genetics and diet, gastric reflux could end up being unavoidable. Taking Gastric reflux drugs to reduce the problems you feel makes sense. After all, why suffer through a host of symptoms when a simple capsule could reduce the problems? The issue here is certain drugs have been linked to heart attacks. Gastric reflux is hardly…

Are More People Ditching the Gym?

Going to the local gym can be a nuisance in and of itself. You not only have to pay a pretty hefty membership fee, but you have to find the time and means to actually get to the gym to workout. It’s no wonder that more and more people nowadays are giving up the whole idea of heading off to the gym in favor of working out at home. Working…