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Frequent Drinking Higher Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Than Binge Drinking

Frequent Drinking Higher Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Than Binge Drinking

Alcohol studies continue to point to its health risks, even as we learn that sometimes it might provide some benefits (as in the case of red wine, for example).  But in terms of the health risks of alcohol, most studies... 
Fast food packaging may increase your exposure to toxic ‘forever chemical’ PFAS

Fast food packaging may increase your exposure to toxic ‘forever chemical’ PFAS

We’ve been told over and again that fast foods are not good for us because of the calories and additives, but now a study has found that the wrappings and packaging of fast foods contain a toxic chemical called PFAS. This... 
Antidepressant Use Soars Among Seniors but With Little Efficacy, Study Demonstrates

Antidepressant Use Soars Among Seniors but With Little Efficacy, Study Demonstrates

The number of older people taking antidepressants have doubled—and more—in the twenty years before 2010, even though we have not seen an associated rise in depression cases, according to a new study.   The lead... 
Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) Shares Purchased by Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) Shares Purchased by Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA

Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA raised its stake in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 21.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor... 
National Retail Foundation Expects Strong Holiday Spending from Consumers

National Retail Foundation Expects Strong Holiday Spending from Consumers

While it is not always easy to tell how stable the market is—and the US economy, overall—the National Retail Foundation says that consumers appear to feel pretty good about it.  The trade group says they predict... 
Amazon’s new ‘Sidewalk’ – will it overstep your privacy?

Amazon’s new ‘Sidewalk’ – will it overstep your privacy?

Even if you don’t use any of Amazon’s WiFi products or services, the company’s new mesh wireless network will be able to track the location of your smartphone’s location. At Amazon’s recent new hardware product... 
Eating nuts everyday could help with weight loss, a new study finds

Eating nuts everyday could help with weight loss, a new study finds

A study published in the BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health journal, was conducted to find the connection between the consumption of nuts and weight change. And what the researchers found was that eating nuts on a daily... 
Health risks may come with 5G technology

Health risks may come with 5G technology

5G technology, which will make the use of our smartphones, wearables and other telecom devices better, with more data and faster, is being set up across the US particularly in big cities. Wireless industry experts say 5G... 
Gold on the Rise As Fed Approaches Policy Decision

Gold on the Rise As Fed Approaches Policy Decision

Earlier this week, gold futures made its second consecutive gain, extending its climb to what is now the highest price in the last seven days.  While this is certainly good news in many regards, traders are cautious... 
Hy-Vee Initiates Recall Over Labeling Concerns

Hy-Vee Initiates Recall Over Labeling Concerns

Frozen food company Hy-Vee has announced a recall of approximately 6,233 pounds of ready-to-eat beef and chicken products over misbranding issues and concern for undeclared allergens.  Apparently, these products contain... 
Non-Meat Eaters At Higher Risk For Stroke, New Study Says

Non-Meat Eaters At Higher Risk For Stroke, New Study Says

For many years, it has been a common belief that switching to a vegetarian diet is better for you, particularly in regards to its contribution to lowering ischemic heart disease.  And it seems that this is more than... 
Is Leg Fat Better Than Belly Fat?

Is Leg Fat Better Than Belly Fat?

Apparently, not all fat is created equal:  your increased health risks could depend on the type of fat you carry.  Indeed, a new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine advises it is not necessarily... 
Markets Down As Job Growth Soars

Markets Down As Job Growth Soars

The United States jobs market has a surprising June, adding 224,000 jobs to counter concerns of a sharp slowdown.  But while job growth is certainly a sign of good things to come, it did not have the same effect on the... 
Sleep Quality Affects Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Sleep Quality Affects Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Everyone has a restless night now and then and it really isn’t a big deal, right?  Well, a new study from scientists at the University of Arizona say that lack of sleep can have a negative effect on blood pressure,... 
‘Burnout’ is Officially A Medical Condition

‘Burnout’ is Officially A Medical Condition

Most people would probably agree that it is important to work hard. No matter what you do, diligence and perseverance tend to go quite a long way.  Unfortunately, the World Health Organization has warned, this week,... 
Even On Some Slight Boosts Foot Locker Stock Falters

Even On Some Slight Boosts Foot Locker Stock Falters

Shares of Foot Locker fell almost 17 percent to close out the after the sneaker shop reported earnings and same-store sales did not meet expectations.  Same-store sales are particularly important as it is a crucial metric... 
Trump’s China tariffs are an effective negotiating tool, tweets Goldman Sachs former CEO

Trump’s China tariffs are an effective negotiating tool, tweets Goldman Sachs former CEO

China and the US are at a stalemate on trade agreements right now between the two countries because of President Trumps tariffs on China’s goods imported into the US.   For about a week now the US import tariffs... 
How Close Are We To A Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

How Close Are We To A Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

For those who suffer chronic fatigue syndrome, the condition is hard enough, but the bigger difficulty comes from its impossibility.  It is estimated that approximately two million Americans suffer from the condition,... 
With Vizcaino shelved, is it time for the Braves to sign Kimbrel?

With Vizcaino shelved, is it time for the Braves to sign Kimbrel?

The Atlanta Braves season took a hit when the team announced that closer Arodys Vizcaino would miss the remainder of the 2019 season while he recovers from shoulder surgery. The surgery that was performed on April 17 was required... 
Cleveland Indians eye Lindor return

Cleveland Indians eye Lindor return

The Cleveland Indians are scheduled to re-evaluate the injured ankle of shortstop Francisco Lindor on Friday, setting the stage for the All-Star’s possible return to the lineup as early as this weekend. Fresh off a nine-game...