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  • Airlines offering Zika Virus Refunds

    Airlines are offering refunds for Zika virus outbreak areas

    Airlines are starting to offer refunds to passengers who were preparing to travel to countries in central and south America where the Zika virus outbreak has taken hold. The relatively new mosquito-borne virus is connected with a neurological disorder that results in babies being born with abnormally small heads. There is currently no medical treatment […]

  • Lyft and health care business

    Lyft has entered the health care business in New York

    Lyft is beta testing a program that will bring its services to New York City Medicaid patients who are in need of non-emergency rides to doctor’s appointments. The┬áNational Medtrans Network arranges non-emergency medical transportation for people, like getting elderly patients to a checkup and a diabetic to their dialysis appointment. Soon the agency will be […]

  • Diet Sodas May Create Same Heart Attack Risk As Regular Sodas

    University Returns $1 Million Coca-Cola Contribution Because… Obesity

    The University of Colorado School of Medicine has decided to return a $1 million contribution from Coca-Cola. The school was starting a group dedicated to ending obesity and critics were quick to call out the Global Energy Balance Network for discounting the effects sugar has on obesity. The organization was established to take an “evidence-based […]

  • 10 Genetically Modified Foods

    Genetically modified organisms have been at the center of a lot of stormy debates for the past few decades. On the one hand, advocates say the genetic modification is one of the best ways to fight world hunger. As the human population is expected to reach seven billion this decade, malnutrition is a growing global […]

  • The Cost of Living: Healthy vs. Unhealthy

    We all know that we should eat right, exercise and live an overall healthy lifestyle. However, not everyone does. Eating healthy foods generally costs more; however , a habit of eating cheaper junk foods can lead to obesity — which is quite expensive in terms of health care costs.