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Vaping Destroys Lung Tissues Same Way as Gases, Chemical Spills

Vaping can destroy lung tissues to the same extent as chemical spills and harmful gases, a recent study reports. They appear as a toxic fume injury on the tissues lining the lung. The damage by vaping is consistent to that of chemicals, but the specific chemicals are still being researched.   According to the Centers…

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New Prosthetic Leg With Sensors Works, Feels Like Real One

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A new prosthetic leg containing internal and external sensors, provides sensory feedback to the walker, much like the feedback provided by a real leg.   While today’s prosthetic legs come in a variety of designs, they still lack the ability to give users a natural sense of themselves. Instead, they feel like man-made devices strapped…

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Cuff Free Blood Pressure Monitor Approved By FDA

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The first ever cuff free blood pressure monitor won approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week.   The FDA granted Biobeat, the green light to market the company’s wrist watch and patch that measure blood oxygenation, heart rate, and blood pressure. This a great advancement because it allows for long-term monitoring without…

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Eating Healthy: Plan Your Meals As If Your Life Depended On It

Eating healthy is serious business. But, serious as it is, planning your meals is easier than you think. And, indeed, your health and life depend on it. So, knowing that you make decisions every day, including big decisions, planning meals that are healthy and nutritious, is easy.   Research studies show that healthy food and…

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Eating Sugar In Moderation Is Healthy, Learn Why.

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Eating sugar can be healthy for you if done in moderation. That’s the key as most of us love sweet foods and drinks. The problem arises when we eat too much sugar. Excessive sugar consumption can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease.           Eating Sugar:…

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Seniors New 1040 Tax Form Can Simplify Filing Returns

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A seniors new 1040 Tax form has been introduced by the IRS. The new form is geared to seniors aged 65 and older. It simplifies the questions as well as reducing the number of categories to be filled out.   The final version of the new form will be posted on the agency’s website before the end…

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Triclosan, The Active Ingredient in Toothpaste Linked To Osteoporosis


Triclosan, an active ingredient in toothpaste and soaps could increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, according to a study published last week. The new research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, suggests that triclosan might be harmful for your bones.   Triclosan reduces or prevents bacterial contamination. It is added to some antibacterial…

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Gift Cards Can Be A Trojan Horse, Buyer Beware Of Fraud

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Gift cards have become one of Americans’ favorite ways to mark birthdays and holidays. They make a great gift. Everyone loves them, from teenagers to senior citizens. But, their popularity also attracts scammers, and honest people can lose money.           Gift Cards: Popularity Attracts Scammers, Fraud A 2018 Deloitte survey found…

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Federal Trade Commission Cracking Down On Robocallers

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on robocallers and their scam-con games.   Senior citizens are the most vulnerable to these robocall scams.   One terrible scam recently shut down by the FTC, was against Travis Deloy Peterson of Utah. He collected more than $500,00 for phony charities he set up, such as…

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Kidney Disease Preventable With Current Diabetes Drug

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Kidney disease, a severe debilitating illness, may be preventable with a current diabetes drug, a new study reports. A drug, called Invokana, is currently prescribed to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes. Researchers now report that Invokana can also help to slow and even prevent kidney disease.   Kidney disease, causes millions of…

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