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C-Force: Red Flags Go Up on Our Social Media Obsession

Health / Chuck Norris /

The impact the internet and social media have on modern society is clear, troubling and seemingly ever-increasing. The influence that it may have on our brains is now a central topic of investigation.

I try to keep up with the discussion about this online threat and wrote about it in the past. Back in September of last year, for example, I ...Read more

C-Force: Muscles, a Movie and Military on My Mind

Health / Chuck Norris /

When it comes to entertainment, for me there are few things better than watching a good action-packed movie. One of those things is being in an action movie. It's been a while for me, but I am happy to announce I am back at it, this time alongside sci-fi icon and director/coproducer Derek Ting in the military combat film "Agent Recon," ...Read more

C-Force: Cancer Wakeup Call for Young Adults

Health / Chuck Norris /

"Cancer"; just reading or saying the word can be immediately disturbing. It is a deadly disease that affects us all in one way or another. CNN reports that an "American Cancer Society report projects that there will be about 2 million new cancer cases in the United States this year, equivalent to more than 5,000 diagnoses each day." As we are ...Read more

C-Force: Cannabis Now Tops Alcohol as Daily Drug of Choice

Health / Chuck Norris /

As recently reported by The New York Times, a new study shows that "for the first time on record, cannabis has outpaced alcohol as the daily drug of choice for Americans." The study was published in the journal Addiction and was based on analyzed data from the U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health. It showed that in 2022, 17.7 million ...Read more

C-Force: Synthetic Drugs vs. Nature's Way

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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 years ...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

 

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