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Avocado: A Heart Healthy Diet for You

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Avocado: A Heart Healthy Diet for You

A moderate fat diet that includes one fresh avocado daily showed greater improvement in certain blood lipid markers when compared to an energy matched moderate fat diet without avocado or a low fat diet without avocado, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Elevated cholesterol in the blood can [...]

Patient Released from 21 Day Ebola Quarantine

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Patient Released from 21 Day Ebola Quarantine

Local nurse and Honolulu resident, Rene Steinhauer, has just been released from a 21 day Ebola quarantine period that he completed at home in Honolulu after returning from working as a chief nurse in an Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia. Rene Steinhauer spent six weeks working to set up an Ebola hospital in Buchanan, Liberia. [...]

New Ebola “Lest We Forget” Billboards

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New Ebola “Lest We Forget” Billboards

To complement and augment its awareness-raising “Protecting Global Health: Ebola First Responders” 2015 float entry in the 126th Rose Parade, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has put up billboards in the greater Los Angeles area with the headline “Lest We Forget: Ebola Deaths in Africa…” The billboards feature a ticker that reads 6,914—the number of Ebola [...]

Women Want to Improve Their Smile: Survey

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Women Want to Improve Their Smile: Survey

A new survey, conducted by Kelton and sponsored by the makers of the Invisalign clear aligner system, reveals that after putting personal needs aside in 2014, women are ready for a change. In fact, 61 percent of women claim they let their personal needs take a backseat to other priorities. Looking ahead to 2015, there [...]

Jillian Michaels’ Curves

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Jillian Michaels’ Curves

Curves International, Inc., a chain of fitness centers for women, has announced the addition of new Curves Specialty Circuit Classes and new Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels to its lineup of fitness offerings for 2015. The 2015 Curves Specialty Circuit Classes are designed for specialized training, with moves focused on key areas like balance, flexibility [...]

Marriott Canvas: A Concept Lab for Food and Beverage Ideas

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Marriott Canvas: A Concept Lab for Food and Beverage Ideas

In a move to harness the passion of a generation of food and drink entrepreneurs, Marriott International is launching Canvas. The ‘first-of-its-kind’ hotel industry program is a global incubator that will help entrepreneurs realize their vision for food and drink concepts in the company’s hotels. The program builds on Marriott’s entrepreneurial heritage dating back to [...]

Why Do People Lose Hair and What Is the Remedy for Them?

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Why Do People Lose Hair and What Is the Remedy for Them?

Everyone loses hair, every single day. We see strands everywhere – the shower, in the brush, on our pillows. Thinning in women usually means a reduction in volume as well as less physical hairs on head. As strands diminish in number, there is a lack of density. The American Hair Loss Association estimates that women [...]

Female Twins from Tanzania Separated at Apollo Hospitals

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Female Twins from Tanzania Separated at Apollo Hospitals

In a rare surgery, doctors at Apollo Children’s Hospital Chennai in India successfully separated Tanzanian twins Abriana and Adriana who were joined at their chest and abdomen, Apollo Hospitals said Tuesday. The twins who shared a single heart cavity and a connected liver are the only living pair of thoraco-omphalopagus conjoined twins who have undergone [...]

Danica Patrick Drives the “Healthy Driven” Initiative

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Danica Patrick Drives the “Healthy Driven” Initiative

Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare is announcing “Healthy Driven,” an initiative to position one of the larger health systems in Illinois as devoted to helping patients move their health forward. In the coming months, race car driver Danica Patrick will be featured as the spokesperson in a Healthy Driven marketing blitz that includes TV and radio commercials, newspaper [...]

Samadhi – New Way to Relax Body and Mind

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Samadhi – New Way to Relax Body and Mind

A floatation industry solutions company Ifloat India has introduced Samadhi – New Life Relaxation. The company has installed floatation rooms in Pune, Mumbai and recently at Hyderabad. Floating in a floatation tank is a way of achieving extreme well-being, says the company. Essentially, it says, one can spend an hour or so lying quitely in [...]

People Honors Death-With-Dignity Crusader Brittany Maynard

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People Honors Death-With-Dignity Crusader Brittany Maynard

The new issue of People Magazine recognizes Brittany Maynard as one of the 25 most intriguing people of 2014 for her role as “The Crusader” in the death-with-dignity movement, in partnership with Compassion & Choices. American adults now believe by a record 5-to-1 margin (74% support vs. 14% oppose) that terminally ill adults – in [...]

Gay Sex Ban in India: LGBT Community Protests Human Rights Violations

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Gay Sex Ban in India: LGBT Community Protests Human Rights Violations

India HIV/AIDS Alliance held a public hearing on increase in violence and discrimination cases against sexual minorities since the Section 377 verdict in 2013. The Supreme Court of India had recriminalised same-sex sexual behaviour on 11 December 2013. According to the Alliance, the consequences of this judgment have been multiple and far-reaching. Over the past [...]