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Find the latest health news reported by eMaxHealth reporters and keep up with the latest studies and findings about healthcare. Everyday eMaxHealth reporters scan the latest health findings on cancer treatments, diets, mental health, diabetes, autism, health insurance, spiritual health, men's and women's health and report them so our readers may know about the latest treatments and findings on different diseases and conditions. Some of them are breaking health stories and eMaxHealth strives to provide trustworthy health news where all the sources of studies are revealed and linked and various views and voices are provided and heard. Find personal wellness tips as well as the latest news on healthcare advancements and research by reading eMaxHealth's Current Health News section.

Weight Watchers Has a New Non-Diet Plan and Oprah Supports It

Weight Watchers New Plan and WW Logo

When companies and stock holders see declines in profits they know it’s time to reevaluate their marketing plan and Weight Watchers International, Inc (WW) is no different. What the 52 year old company hopes to do in order to rally from the loss of 1.4 million subscribers is to change the way people look at their company and losing weight, and they’ve done 3 things to rejuvenate - sold part of the company to billionaire Oprah Winfrey for her star power appeal, added new tools to help subscribers, and rebranded the company from a diet to a change they are calling “Beyond the Scale”, a refreshing idea at the very least.

Boosting employee health reduces absenteeism and low production

Absenteeism, lack of productivity and work-related medical bills can all be major expenses. Cumulatively, these problems cost billions every year in additional spending and lost revenue. However, several studies suggest that the solution to these issues may be a greater focus on employee health. If health in the workplace is ignored, then absenteeism, low productivity and the associated costs increase. If you combine these problems among all U.S. companies, the cost per year is $84 billion. However, this number falls dramatically when companies choose to enact health initiatives in the workplace.

10 habits to develop now for dementia prevention

The number of reported cases of dementia continues to rise and affect the daily lives of the elderly while contributing to early deaths. In addition, dementia can also affect young individuals. Researchers and doctors are still debating whether or not you can prevent dementia, but there have been many promising studies that show there are ways to reduce your risk. The key is to develop the following key habits early.

New type of immunotherapy could be game changer for type 1 diabetes

Treg therapy could stop type 1 diabetes

University of California San Francisco scientists and physicians have conducted a promising first study that could be a game changer for treating type 1 diabetes. The disease affects approximately 1.26 American children and adults according to the American Diabetes Association. The therapy acts by suppressing the body's immune system that attacks insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas.

Parabens in Shampoo and Body Lotions Linked to Breast Cancer

parabens linked to breast cancer

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, report that shampoo and body lotion ingredients known as parabens may be linked to breast cancer. Although previous studies had looked at the impact of parabens alone, it now appears these chemical preservatives interact with other bodily changes, which makes them more dangerous.

Fibromyalgia patients benefit from the use of ginger

Many fibromyalgia patients have reported that they reduced their chronic pain by using ginger. From fresh ginger to ginger tea, patients have tried a variety of forms. Although researchers continue to investigate the use of ginger to treat pain, medical experts recommend considering these types of alternative therapies to treat fibromyalgia and discussing them with your doctor.

What Parents Should Know about Rare Breast Cancer in Children

rare breast cancer in children

The battle faced by Chrissy Turner, the eight-year-old girl from Utah who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer, has captured the attention of people and may have especially concerned mothers and fathers around the world. What should parents know about this extremely uncommon form of breast cancer?

Yoga exercises Impact Prostate Cancer Treatment

yoga impacts prostate cancer treatment

For men who are undergoing radiation as part of prostate cancer treatment, incorporating yoga exercises into their program should be a consideration. New research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine shows that the combination of physical poses, meditation, and breathing techniques provides some benefits for men who are coping with this difficult time in their lives.

Can Chocolate Make Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue Better?

chocolate make multiple sclerosis fatigue better

On one level, the question as to whether chocolate can make multiple sclerosis fatigue better seems like a frivolous question. Doesn’t chocolate make lots of things better? Yet on a more serious note, researchers at Oxford Brookes University are planning to take a comprehensive look at the impact of chocolate on fatigue levels among individuals who live with MS.

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