Do Chemicals in Our Environment Cause Weight Gain?

Some chemicals that we are exposed to through our food, water, and the products that we use can interfere with our natural hormones, including our sex hormones. Chemicals can cause the body to “think” that it has to store more fat than it actually does, or they can interfere with the processes our bodies use to make fat cells.

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Do Cell Phone Radiation Shields Work?

You may have seen cell phone radiation blockers or radiation shields advertised on the internet. Many of these products are scams to prey on real concerns about the long-term risks of cell phone radiation.

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Energy Drinks: Caffeine + Calories = ???

Nearly 1 in 4 adults drinks an energy drink once a week in the hopes of getting a boost in physical and mental performance. But with a high number of deaths and hospitalizations potentially connected to energy drinks, are they really safe?

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Recall of Device to Treat Irregular Heartbeats is Worrying Patients Who Have Them In Their Bodies

Defibrillators are medical devices that treat irregular heartbeats and can prevent sudden cardiac arrest. The 79,000 Americans who were implanted with the Riata or Riata ST Silicone implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) leads made by St. Jude Medical are left wondering what to do now that the FDA recalled the device in December 2011. This recall was announced a year after the company stopped their sales of the product.

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