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Synthetic Drugs vs. Nature's Way

Health / Chuck Norris /

For years a group of researchers have followed the activities of the wild orangutan population in the Gunung Leuser National Park on the island of Sumatra, where the Sumatran orangutan is considered a critically endangered species. One of the subjects of their study is a male orangutan that they have named Rakus, estimated to be around 35 ...Read more

C-Force: The Costs of Big Pharma

Health / Chuck Norris /

It was the subject of a Reuters wire story that broke last Tuesday that many may have missed or overlooked. It contained an official statement from Pfizer confirming the death of a toddler due to cardiac arrest after gene therapy treatment for a muscle-wasting disorder trial involving babies and toddlers from the ages of six months to 4 years ...Read more

C-Force: The Things We'll Try to Reinforce Healthy Eating

Health / Chuck Norris /

Let's see. There are the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the Grammy Awards, the Country Music Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, even the Film Independent Spirit Awards. There are so many shows that have come to make up what constitute popular entertainment's "awards season." Folks love these shows. We all love that moment of, "And the ...Read more

C-Force: When It Comes to Weighing Drinking Habits, How Much Is Safe?

Health / Chuck Norris /

It seems a natural thing nowadays to see no harm in drinking one or two (or more) cups of coffee a day. Yet it wasn't all that long ago when such a coffee-drinking habit was thought to lead to health problems.

According to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health article, early studies linked coffee to heart disease and asthma. As reported ...Read more

C-Force: Loneliness Is a Public Health Problem That's Not Growing Old

Health / Chuck Norris /

The term "blue zones" refers to select areas around the world with the highest share of people over age 100. By studying these areas, it is believed the findings might lead to community initiatives that enable longer life among the populus. I have written about Blue Zones Project's work in the past. This headline for a recent KFF Health News ...Read more

C-Force: The Longer the Flight, the More Grounded the Health Concerns

Health / Chuck Norris /

Last week, I presented a rather pivotal question posed by Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, senior faculty editor of Harvard Health: "Are you worrying about the right things?" Among his examples of misplaced worries was the thought of dying in a plane crash. "The yearly risk of being killed in a plane crash for the average American is about one in 11 ...Read more

C-Force: Are We Worrying About the Right Things When It Comes to Health?

Health / Chuck Norris /

Do you worry about your health? Who doesn't? According to Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, senior faculty editor of Harvard Health Publishing, a pivotal question to ask is: Are you worrying about the right things? "While harm can befall us in many ways, some of our worries are not very likely to occur," he says.

For example, take the fear of being ...Read more

C-Force: Seeing the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 Could Be Life-Changing

Health / Chuck Norris /

As you likely have heard, read or witnessed, the first lunar eclipse of 2024, which also occurred during a full moon, took place last Monday, March 25. According to EarthSky, it was projected to be visible "in Japan, the eastern half of Australia, North and South America, western Africa and western Europe." As spectacular as it may have been for...Read more

C-Force: The Health Benefits of a Multi-Species Household

Health / Chuck Norris /

Emotional exhaustion brought on by chronic stress and psychologically taxing events is now recognized as a dangerous and debilitating force in this country. According to research conducted by the job-search website Zippia, as a result, 89% of America's workers experienced burnout in the past year in response to work stress. If you are unable to ...Read more

C-Force: Is Daylight Saving Time Darkening Your Day?

Health / Chuck Norris /

I don't know about you, but I was not prepared for the second Sunday in March. I woke up that morning at what I believed to be the usual time, but it was black as a winter's night outside. I was confused until it suddenly dawned on me (at least an hour before it actually dawned) that I was witnessing the start of daylight saving time. It was ...Read more

C-Force: Why We Should Be Ultra Concerned About Ultra-Processed Foods

Health / Chuck Norris /

I wrote last week about how many health experts believe our country is in the grips of a nutrition crisis. I know I have been beating the drum on this issue of poor diet-related chronic disease for a while now. But I am certainly not alone. Nor should I be, given the scope of the problem. Harvard Health reported that an estimated 678,000 ...Read more

C-Force: We Need to Find Our Way to Foods That Fight Disease

Health / Chuck Norris /

Processed foods very well could be making us sick. It is not a hard conclusion to reach. Jerold Mande is CEO of Nourish Science, a new non-governmental organization focused on solving the country's current nutrition crisis. He is also an adjunct professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. According to Mande, "federal...Read more

 

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