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Teens at Risk for High Blood Pressure from Heavy Internet Use

compuThis is certainly the digital age, and time of smartphones.  But like every technology boom, it is a double edged sword.

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit warned that teens who spend hours on the Internet may be at risk for high blood pressure.

They found that teens who spent Continue reading


Air Pollution Bad for Kids’ Brains

trafficA small imaging study suggests prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the toxic air pollution caused in part by vehicle emissions, coal burning and smoking, may be bad for children’s brains and may contribute to slower processing speeds and behavioral problems, including attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD) symptoms, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Continue reading


Olive Oil or Seed Oil?


Don’t know which oil to use when frying food? Believe it or not, the best bet is still olive oil.

Tunisian scientists have found that olive oil is more stable and healthful than seed oils for frying food, as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils to yield more healthful food.

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