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Campbell’s to Remove BPA Chemical From its Cans by Mid-2017 |NBC News

Campbell Soup Co. will stop using the chemical Bisphenol A in its canned products by the middle of next year to reassure consumers worried that the substance may harm their health.

The pledge announced Monday is a response to concerns that the commonly used chemical known as BPA raises the risk of cancer, brain damage and hormonal problems.

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What Are Triglycerides| Live Science

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. They are the most common type of fat in the body. Triglycerides are necessary for health but in excess amounts, they may be harmful and may increase the risk of heart disease. For this reason, scientists think that triglyceride levels may be an important measure of metabolic health.

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Why Do I Bruise Easily? | Live Science

bruise-easilyA contusion, or bruise, is a reddish-purple discoloration of the skin that doesn’t blanch, or turn white or pale, when pressed upon.

Bruises typically form when a localized injury, such a blow or impact, causes capillaries to break open and leak red blood cells under the skin.

A person may start to bruise more easily than before for a number of different reasons, though bruising doesn’t necessarily indicate a serious health issue.

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Google, Microsoft Join Obama to Fight Climate Health Woes | Bloomberg

download (1)President Barack Obama is warning that climate change will start affecting Americans’ health in the near future and he’s recruiting top technology companies to help prepare the nation’s health systems.

The administration unveiled a series of initiatives Tuesday to help moderate the effects it says a warming planet will have on increasing smog, lengthening allergy seasons and increasing risks of extreme weather-related injuries.

“The challenges we face are real, and they are clear and present in people’s daily lives,” said senior presidential adviser Brian Deese in a telephone conference call with reporters on Tuesday. Seven in 10 doctors are seeing effects on their patients’ health from climate change that is “posing a threat to more people in more places,” Deese said.

The White House plans meetings this week with medical professionals, academics and other stakeholders. Later this spring, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will host a climate change and

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You Know That Treadmill Desk You Just Installed? That Might Have Been A Mistake | fastcoexist.com

downloadTreadmill desks are one of those products that so well reflect the problems in our culture that their existence is almost a parody. Yet they are real things that exist and some people swear by them.

There is indeed evidence that treadmill desks can boost health and even our productivity and focus at work (see: “Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance”). But, as a new study shows, those benefits may not be all they’re cut out to be. Further, they may not be worth the cost and difficulty of getting treadmill desks set up in the first place.

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How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health | Scientific American

Does the language we speak determine how healthy and rich we will be? New research by Keith Chen of Yale Business School suggests so. The structure of languages affects our judgments and decisions about the future and this might have dramatic long-term consequences.

There has been a lot of research into how we deal with the future. For example, the famous marshmallow studies of Walter Mischel and colleagues showed that being able to resist temptation is predictive of future success. Four-year-old kids were given a marshmallow and were told that if they do not eat that marshmallow and wait for the experimenter to come back, they will get two marshmallows instead of one. Follow-up studies showed that the kids who were able to wait for the bigger future reward became more successful young adults.

Resisting our impulses for immediate pleasure is often the only way to attain the outcomes that are important to us. We want to keep a slim figure but we also want that last slice of pizza. We want a comfortable retirement, but we also want to drive that dazzling car, go on that dream vacation, or get those gorgeous shoes. Some people are better at delaying gratification than others. Those people have a better chance of accumulating wealth and keeping a healthy life style. They are less likely to be impulse buyers or smokers, or to engage in unsafe sex.

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Excessive Tea Consumption Causes Unusual Bone Disease | LiveScience

A 47-year-old Michigan woman developed a bone disease rarely seen in the U.S. after she drank a pitcher of tea made from at least 100 tea bags daily, for 17 years, researchers report.

The Detroit woman visited the doctor after experiencing pain in her lower back, arms, legs and hips for five years.X-rays revealed areas of very dense bone on the spinal vertebrae and calcifications of ligaments in her arm, said study researcher Dr. Sudhaker D. Rao, a physician at Henry Ford Hospital who specializes in endocrinology and bone and mineral metabolism.

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What’s Your Stress IQ? (Quiz) | Care2.com

Hey worrywart: take our stress test to find out how much you know about stress and pick up tips to beat it!

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Get More than Prescription Drugs | The Simple Dollar

Whenever people go to the doctor for an ailment, they often expect to walk out the door with a prescription in hand. Ideally, that prescription will help treat the problem.

Unfortunately, prescriptions aren’t always the magic answer you need.

Prescriptions often address symptoms, not the underlying cause. If you’re sick, they’ll get rid of some of the symptoms of the sickness, but they sometimes won’t treat what it is that actually is making you sick.

Prescriptions are often expensive. Some prescription drugs are reasonable. Others can cost you an arm and a leg.

Prescription drugs often come with side effects, some of them nasty. A few years ago, I was prescribed Bactrim for a severe sinus infection. Two days later, all of my skin turned bright red and I didn’t have enough energy to climb out of bed. The period when I was recovering from Bactrim left me bedridden, and since it was the start of winter, it ended up triggering the worst case of seasonal affective disorder I’ve ever had. The side effects of medications can really hit you hard.

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‘Mind-Blowing’ Sex Can Wipe Memory Clean | Transient Global Amnesia | LiveScience

A 54-year-old woman showed up in the emergency room at Georgetown University Hospital with her husband, unable to remember the past 24 hours. Her newer memories were hazy, too. One thing she did recall: Her amnesia had started right after having sex with her husband just an hour before.

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