FDA Committee Endorses the Weight Loss Drug Qnexa


An FDA advisory committee voted to move forward in approving a new weight loss drug called Qnexa. The final approval will not take place until later this year. This is an extremely rare occasion, considering the FDA hardly ever puts its seal of approval on weight loss pills and only one such drug currently remains available, Xenical. The last weight loss drug to be approved by the FDA was way back in 1999, Meridia, which was subsequently pulled due to various side effects experienced by users. The makers of Qnexa claim the drug is safe and offers minimal side effects. Read More…

Exercise to Boost Your Immune System

Here we go once again; Cold and flu season has arrived! It’s almost inevitable that you become exposed to cold and flu viruses at one time or another in the next few months, but that doesn’t necessarily have to mean you have to succumb to these threats without putting up a fight. What’s one of the best defenses when it comes to fighting cold and flue viruses? Exercise is one of the best, if not the best, preventative measures you can use to defeat these annoying and potentially life-threatening viruses. Read More…

Alcohol’s Effect on Muscle and Fat Loss

Alcohol effects your fitness goals, but maybe in a different way than you think. Everyone has heard of getting a beer belly from drinking too much, and most people think that it’s because of the high calorie content of alcoholic drinks. While this is part of the reason for the unwanted weight gain, it’s not the only reason. Alcohol affects other bodily processes involved in muscle growth and fat loss as well. Moderation is the key when it comes to drinking. If you feel you have an alcohol problem, you should check out local alcohol and drug rehab centers to help get you on the right track. Read More…

How to Exercise without Expensive Gym Equipment

Just because you may not own or have access to any top-notch fitness equipment doesn’t mean you can’t get an effective workout. Gym memberships can cost upwards of $100 or more per month while buying your own treadmill, elliptical trainer or multigym machine can easily run $1,000+ for a quality product. The best solution when on a tight budget is to use alternative ways to exercise, many of which require no special gym equipment at all. Read More…

Which Health Supplement is Right for You?

Health supplements are a billion dollar industry in the U.S. and worldwide. Don’t feel bad if you’re confused about what a particular supplement does and/or if it’s even right for you. The fact is that some supplements may work for some people while other people may experience no health benefit at all. Taking the wrong supplement can even be harmful, or even deadly, when proper care is not taken on your part. For this reason alone, you should never try any health supplement without first consulting your doctor. Now, with the quintessential “consult your doctor” statement out of the way, I’d like to describe several of the most popular health supplements on the market today, so you get a better understanding of what these health supplements can potentially do for you. Bookmark this post, as I will add updates to include more health supplements as time goes on. Read More…

What are the Differences between Over-the-Counter Acne Face Washes?

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The cosmetic isle in a drugstore is often filled with a wide selection of face washes designed specifically for treating acne. Most of these acne fighting washes contain one, or a mix, of the same three ingredients. The three that are used most commonly are benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid. These 3 acne fighters all have similar mechanisms of action, but differ in their side effect profile. Each one can benefits certain types of skin and may work better for you depending on the type of acne that you have.

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The Dangers of Eating Fruit to Your Teeth

Guest post by Richard who is a keen upholder of oral health, having spent much of his time working with the dentistry guide. He enjoys writing on health, dentistry and eco living, and hopes you will pay him a visit at @thefreshhealth.

Fruit is a healthy food that is very beneficial to the body. The vitamins and nutrients found in fruits can ward of very harmful diseases and illnesses. Moreover, fruits are very tasty and colorful. However, not many people stop to think about the damaging effects of fruit, though not many. In fact, unless you are allergic, fruit tends to only hurt one part of your body, your teeth. Read More…

Best Protein Powder for Building Muscle

With so many protein powders on the market, it can be tough to determine which powder is the best choice when it comes to building muscles. The fact is that all types of protein powders can help you build muscle when taken as directed by the manufacturer; however, one type of protein powder may be a better choice compared to the rest. Whey protein is superior to other sources of protein in terms of absorption ability, amino acid profile and cost.

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