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  • Diet alone helps lower bad cholesterol: study

    Diet alone helps lower bad cholesterol: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet based around plants, nuts and high-fiber grains lowered "bad" cholesterol more than a low-saturated-fat diet that was also vegetarian, researchers reported on Tuesday. And the drop in low-density lipoprotein, or LDL...
  • Money delayed to local health organizations for HIV care

    Federal dollars that localities use to fund care for those living with HIV have been cut off for months, leaving some who can't afford their own care without services. Millions in unpaid funds are expected to begin flowing through city and state...
  • Thursday mailbox -- is the dirty martini the stupidest drink ever?

    Thursday mailbox -- is the dirty martini the stupidest drink ever?
    Vodka is down, red velvet is up and did Twinings pull a New Coke with Earl Grey? > Vodka is down (or is it) -- the vanguard of expert bartenders are sneering at customers who order vodka. Is a dirty martini the worst drink ever? Toronto restaurateur...
  • UCF lands two NIH grants worth $5.5 million for hemophilia research

    UCF lands two NIH grants worth $5.5 million for hemophilia research
    An innovative UCF scientist has helped land two NIH grants totaling $5.5 million, the University of Central Florida announced Friday. The National Institutes of Health funding will be used to research a better treatment for hemophilia, the life-...
  • Desks: Dirtier than toilet seats

    Desks: Dirtier than toilet seats
    The last time you wiped down your desk and shook crumbs from your keyboard was — yep, a year ago, when you knocked over a latte while munching a turkey croissant sandwich. Or was it after crunching through that bag of Cheetos? That's not good news...
  • HPV vaccination rates low nationwide

    HPV vaccination rates low nationwide
    Because most cervical cancer cases and some less common malignancies are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, area physicians and public health experts were thrilled when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 approved the first vaccine to...
  • Smoking rate continues to fall, though not as fast

    Smoking rate continues to fall, though not as fast
    Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes and those who still smoke have cut back, but the rate of decline has begun to slow, U.S. health experts said Tuesday. Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are the leading cause of preventable deaths and...
  • Healthier living could cut 2.8 million cancer cases

    Healthier living could cut 2.8 million cancer cases
    LONDON (Reuters) - Healthier lifestyles and better diets could prevent up to 2.8 million cases of cancer each year, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) said on Wednesday, calling on governments to "avoid a public health disaster." The number of...
  • Cooking for Life on Sept. 24 will benefit cancer society

    Cooking for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will take place from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. In past years, Ferguson Corp. has been a leading sponsor, and this year’s event has touched...
  • Grape seed shows small effect on blood pressure

    Grape seed shows small effect on blood pressure
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Grape seed extract is marketed as a way to guard your heart health, but clinical trials so far suggest the supplement has small effects on blood pressure and heart rate, a new review finds. Pooling the results from nine...
  • I'm leaning toward Medicare Advantage. How do they work?

    If you like the idea of a Medicare HMO, you're not alone. Florida, and especially South Florida, has a heavy concentration of seniors in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. MA plans generally work best for healthy people who don't mind giving up some...