Space Coast Daily Healthcare Headlines of the Day

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Welcome to SpaceCoastDaily’s Healthcare Headlines. The links to health and wellness topics will cover selected national and international sources to help you keep your finger on the pulse of what’s new and useful in achieving and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. 

boy-eating-cerealIn Children’s Cereals, Sugar By the Pound, The Environmental Working Group has released a list of children’s sugar-laden breakfast cereals, some of which contain more than 50% of its weight in sugar. Over a year, eating a bowl of some children’s cereal every day would add up to eating 10 pounds of sugar.

Temporary-Tattoos-395The FDA has determined that press-on temporary tattoos are not a risk-free alternative to the permanent needle-and-ink skin art, and that dyes in the temporary tattoos can cause allergic reactions in susceptible people.

18045kr3hk4majpgYou may have heard of the “White Coat Syndrome,” a not uncommon phenomenon in which an individual’s blood pressure, because of the stress of visiting their doctor, is found to be high. If you’re afraid to visit the doctor’s office, Dr. Jennifer Taitz provides some tips to help you build your courage.

depression-eat-300x207Is your diet making you crazy?  Associations between foods and mental state have been a subject of lively discussion for decades, but scientifically studying the hypothesis is now gaining significant traction in the research arena.

Yellow Mosquito Warning SignWith the wet season of late spring and early summer upon us, the mosquitoes and no-see-‘ems will be back in force. Consumer Reports provides valuable information on how to ward off those pesky and sometimes harmful pests while limiting your risk from chemicals.

1817188Recent research out of Johns Hopkins University that refutes the health benefits of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, chocolate, and grapes, may be unwelcome news if you think that a glass or two of Merlot with dinner and dark chocolate for dessert are a boon to heart health or may decrease the risk of cancer.