Grocery stores bulking up on ultra-processed foods

TroyMedia–In the 1960s, the biggest supermarkets only carried 10,000 items or fewer. Big supermarkets today offer almost 40,000 products. To be sure, among those extra items are more kinds of fresh fruits, vegetables and non-food items. But not 30,000. The vast majority of the additional food items are a huge range of ready-to-eat products from 

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Kids and Concussions: A parent primer on initial assessment

You’re at your 10-year-old’s soccer game and he’s just collided with a member of the opposing team while fighting for a ball in the air. Unfortunately, the two hit heads and both leave the field crying, but clearly conscious. By Editorial Staff It’s a youth game on an elementary-school field, so barring the presence 

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Every sixth breath we take, we drain our brain

By Maria Isabel Garcia Rappler Breathe in, breathe out. Do that 6 times. Now, check your phone. Breathe in, breathe out. Do that again 6 times. Now, check your phone. We interact with our smartphones as often as every after 6 breaths we take. That is how coupled we are with our phones. That is 

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Say no to migraine medication and yes to natural care

By Editorial Staff If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you know how debilitating it can be. According to the Mayo Clinic, “a migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can 

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Outwitting an old doctor

An old geezer became very bored in retirement and decided to open a medical clinic. He put a sign up outside that said: “Dr.Geezer’s clinic. Get your treatment for $500, if not cured, get back $1,000.” Doctor “Young,” who was positive that this old geezer didn’t know beans about medicine, thought this would be a 

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Healthy doesn’t have to be hard

By Editorial Staff Interested in healthier eating, but don’t want to sacrifice your favorite foods? It doesn’t have to be hard if you know how to do it. In many cases, all it takes are a few simple ingredient substitutions / inclusions to dramatically increase the nutrient / health value throughout your day. Let’s 

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Workplace stress can be deadly

By Editorial Staff We all experience stress in our jobs, even if we’re working at our “dream job.” That’s because every job entails a certain amount of responsibility. Unless you don’t care a bit about your job – in which case, you won’t be employed much longer – you make every effort to fulfill 

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Keep your spine in shape

By Editorial Staff Your spine is the backbone of your entire body – literally and figuratively. That means poor spine health can negatively impact you from head to toe. How can you keep your spine in shape? Let’s learn more about this critical anatomical structure and take a look at some of the simple 

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Dengvaxia Mishap: Result of corporate greed and corruption

(Statement of Health Alliance for Democracy) The Aquino government and the Department of Health maneuvered a P3.5 billion budget for a vaccine that now put 700,000 Filipino children at greater health risk. The decision of the authorities to procure , approve its commercial release and implement the mass vaccination using Dengvaxia, all in haste, was 

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James McCormack

Eat up: the diet you’re on is likely a pretty good one

A plethora of ‘experts’ have provided nutritional advice that sounds definitive and evidence-based. Many of us have lived through vast recommendations: low fat, high fat; salt is a problem, salt is no problem; eggs are good, eggs are bad; butter is very bad, margarine is good, then butter is good again; high carbs, no carbs 

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