Browsing Archive July, 2015

Attention Kroger Shoppers!

Attention Kroger Shoppers!

Are you a Kroger Shopper? If so, the supermarket chain, is recalling four of its seasonings after a positive test for salmonella was discovered. Kroger is recalling its store brand Ground Cinnamon, Garlic Powder, Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Bac'n Buds. Kroger is recalling the following items: Product ...

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Kidney Disease Strikes More Black Men

Kidney Disease Strikes More Black Men

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a common cause of kidney disease in adults in the United States. In this disease, patients have high amounts of protein in the urine. This can cause swelling in parts of the body, commonly the legs. FSGS is twice as common in African-American than white patients. The ...

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PTSD: Black Men Under Siege

PTSD: Black Men Under Siege

  The latest images in the news of African American Men being gunned down, choked out, beaten, and suffering life altering injuries at the hands of the police has captivated our attention. The mental health of so many African American Men has been forever changed due to these fatal trends. Many African ...

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Stroke Sends Joe Jackson to ICU

Stroke Sends Joe Jackson to ICU

As news of the death of Bobbi Kristina, daughter of deceased music icon, Whitney Houston, another family musical dynasty is dealing with a health crisis. Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson, has been admitted to a hospital in Brazil after suffering a stroke while visiting the South American country. ...

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Exercise Can Reverse Bone Loss

Exercise Can Reverse Bone Loss

It's well known that muscle and bone begin to deteriorate and even shrink as we age. But a new study may have a link to a real remedy. If healthy, middle-aged men do certain types of weight-lifting and jumping exercises, for at least 6 months, they can reverse age-related bone loss. Researchers said that targeted ...

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Blame DNA for Your Sweet Tooth

Blame DNA for Your Sweet Tooth

A single set of genes determines a person's sensitivity to sweetness, and access to sugar in childhood has little or no effect on sensitivity, according to a new study. The study also showed no difference in perception of sweetness between natural sugar and non-caloric chemical substitutes. "Eating too much sugar ...

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New Test Detects Traces of Superbugs

New Test Detects Traces of Superbugs

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada have developed a new DNA-based method of testing for pathogens they claim is thousands of times more powerful than similar tests because it operates on a molecular level, which will allow them to detect superbugs faster than they previously could. The test does not ...

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