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Your ‘Healthy’ Breakfast Could Have More Sugar Than a Dessert. Here’s How to Fix It

Your ‘Healthy’ Breakfast Could Have More Sugar Than a Dessert. Here’s How to Fix It

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Wake up to this not-so-sweet truth: Your morning meal may contain a day’s worth of added sugar. There’s no shortage of trendy, healthy breakfast options online. We’re talking smoothie bowls, overnight oats, yogurt parfaits, and even flourless breakfast cookies. Pinterest and Instagram feeds are filled with thousands of melt-in-your-mouth posts gushing about how these nutritious and balanced morning meals will jumpstart your day by giving your body the fuel it needs to conquer the world.There’s just one problem: While the Insta-famous breakfasts tend to have sinful names—think: hot chocolate oatmeal and blueberry pie smoothie—and are promoted as clean, wholesome, and nutritious, the truth is many of these meals resemble a decadent dessert rather than a powerh
Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season

Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes the nation is at peak flu season, as the disease is now considered to be an epidemic, based on its medical impact, the federal agency said today. The rate of hospitalizations for pneumonia and the flu is continuing to climb amid a CDC warning of several more weeks of significant flu activity. "It’s a busy flu season this year," Dr. Jesse Jacob, associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, told ABC News today. "We’re seeing a lot of patients with the flu compared to last year," Jacob said. "We’ve tested nearly twice as many patients as we have the year before and we’re seeing about four times as much flu." "What we're seeing this year -- the influenza season started earlier and seems to be peaking
Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers

Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers

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A measles alert was issued Monday, four days after an air passenger who was diagnosed with the highly contagious virus passed through two terminals at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Somewhere between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Jan. 10, according to a statement obtained by ABC News and released by the Illinois Department of Public Health, "a passenger on an international flight with a confirmed case of measles arrived in Terminal 5" of the airport and the person "departed on a domestic flight from Terminal 1." The statement warned that this passenger "was infectious that day" and "may have traveled to other parts of the airport." This marks at least the second potential measles exposure case this year involving U.S. aiports. Last week, a female college student traveling...
My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

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The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition. "They're going to have to make a choice," said John T. Adams, president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. "They can have their guns or their marijuana, but not both." That's the official line, but the reality of how the policy might be enforced in Pennsylvania and other states is a little muddier. That
Hyperactive brain networks can multiply fibromyalgia pain: Study

Hyperactive brain networks can multiply fibromyalgia pain: Study

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Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A new study reveals evidence that fibromyalgia patients have hypersensitive brain networks that multiply pain.Researchers at the University of Michigan and South Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology reported evidence of a phenomenon called explosive synchronization in fibromyalgia patients.The chronic condition is characterized by widespread pain and a heightened response to pain, and the new study, published this week in Scientific Reports, suggests the associated pain may be magnified by the brain."For the first time, this research shows that the hypersensitivity experienced by chronic pain patients may result from hypersensitive brain networks," Dr. Richard Harris, an associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, said in a press rel...