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Sugar, Not Fat, Causes Weight Gain: Professor Of Medicine

Weight gain and obesity are linked to the excess consumption of sugar. Eating fat does not make a person fat, a professor of medicine recently stated in his new book.

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Stress Can Cause Us To Make Risky Decisions: MIT Study

Researchers from MIT found that chronic stress largely influences cost-benefit situations. Chronically stressed mice were more likely to choose high-risk, high-cost options than non-stressed mice.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2017

'Fountain Of Youth': Amish Genetic Mutation Protects Against Aging

Certain members of an Amish community in Berne, Indiana possess an anti-aging genetic mutation that practically protects them from diabetes. Can a 'longevity' drug allow us to possess the same traits?

Healthy Living/Wellness November 18, 2017

Having A Pet Dog Leads To Longer, Healthier Life: Study

Researchers found that dog owners have lower risks of cardiovascular disease and death. Singles and owners of hunting dogs have the lowest cardiovascular disease risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 18, 2017

Too Much Time On Social Media May Increase Depression, Suicidal Thoughts In Teen Girls

Spending too much time on social media may not be good for teens. A new study found a link between prolonged screen time and increased rates of depression and suicide in teen girls.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 15, 2017

Health Experts Are Encouraging Smokers To Switch To E-Cigarettes

Health experts are encouraging tobacco smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. They say it is less harmful to the lungs than conventional tobacco cigarettes.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2017

10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A 9-Year-Old Because Of Mysterious Condition

A 10-month-old Mexican baby weighs the same as an average 9-year-old child. Doctors say the baby may be suffering from a genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 13, 2017

This Startup Created A Ketone Drink To Superfuel Your Body: Will It Work?

Ketone is considered as the body's fourth fuel that is activated when other body fuels have been depleted. Will a startup's Ketone shot really work as a "superfuel"?

Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2017

Buh-Bye Diet? Ketone Drink Can Burn Fat And Supercharge Your Body

HVMN's ketone drink can increase the level of fat-burning ketones in the body, often achieved through the ketogenic diet. How much does a shot-sized bottle of HVMN Ketone cost?

Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2017

Alcohol And Cancer: Even Moderate Drinking Can Increase Your Risk

Can even moderate alcohol drinking increase the risk of cancer? A new statement from the ASCO warns that even a drink or two per day can still increase the risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 9, 2017

Teenagers Who Drink Alcohol, Smoke Marijuana Less Likely To Succeed In Life

A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2017

More Time On Social Media Does Not Harm Mental Health: Study

Researchers have found no link between the use of social media networks and mental health problems among young adults. Here's what they have to say.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

Just Two Cans Of Soda Per Week Can Up Risk For Heart Disease, Diabetes, And Stroke

Sugar-sweetened beverages not only contribute to weight gain but are also bad for the health, according to a new review. Excess consumption of sugary drinks is linked to adverse medical conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

Aging Is Inevitable: Math Shows Humans Can Never Be Immortal

A mathematical proof has shown that it is impossible to stop the natural process of aging. Here's what scientists have to say about human mortality.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 2, 2017

FDA To Revoke Authorized Health Claim That Soy Protein Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk

For the first time in its history, the FDA attempts to revoke a previously authorized health claim. Here's why the federal health agency may no longer allow companies to claim soy protein may reduce heart disease risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 31, 2017

Eating Alone Can Be Bad For Your Health

Eating alone has been more prominent in recent years. Researchers find that the practice ups the risk for metabolic syndrome, and the effects are more prominent among men.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 28, 2017

Young Children Now Spend More Than 2 Hours Per Day On Screens

Kids age 8 and below spends more time using the media than six years ago. A new report reveals that 42 percent of children age 8 and below already have their own gadget - compared from 7 percent in 2013 and 1 percent in 2011.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2017

When You Die And Your Heart Stops, Your Brain Is Still Functioning (Yes, You'll Know When You're Dead)

Researchers have found that even though the heart stops beating, the brain is still functioning. Those who have experienced a heart attack or cardiac arrest are still aware of what's happening around them.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 19, 2017

Too Much Exercise May Lead To Heart Problems, If You're A White Man

A new study revealed that working out for too many hours a week increases the risk of coronary artery calcification, which is a warning for possible heart disease. Interestingly, the trend was only seen among white men.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 18, 2017

Holy Guacamole! Spanish Company Rolls Out Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Avocado

A Spanish fruit company has unveiled its new low-fat ‘Avocado Light’ that contains 30 percent less fat than most avocados. The company plans to launch the product during the Fruit Attraction Trade fair in Madrid later this month.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 15, 2017

Knowingly Giving Someone HIV No Longer A Felony In California

California Governor Jerry Brown has now signed a bill lowering the punishment for HIV positive people who knowingly have unprotected sex with partners without telling them about their infection. Once a felony, it will soon just be a misdemeanor.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 9, 2017

Avocados And Bananas In Diet May Help Prevent Heart Disease

Potassium-rich foods like avocados and bananas were seen to be effective in preventing vascular calcification. This suggests that high-potassium diets could possibly prevent heart disease and death from heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 8, 2017

Mother Who Was Ordered To Vaccinate Her Child Didn’t Comply, And Now She’s Going To Jail

The court has ordered a Michigan mother to be sentenced to seven days in jail after failing to vaccinate her child. She was given until Oct. 4 to get her son vaccinated, but she failed to comply.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2017

A Woman Was Thought To Have Cancer, But It Was Just Her Tattoo

A 30-year-old Australian woman was thought to have lymphoma, a form of cancer. However, doctors discovered that her enlarged lymph nodes were actually caused by the black pigment of a tattoo that she got at her back 15 years ago.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2017

This Smart Tattoo Changes Color When Your Blood Sugar Is High

What if there was a tattoo that could indicate changes in your body? Well, a group of researchers from Harvard and MIT developed exactly that – a tattoo that could, for example, tell a diabetic if they need insulin.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2017

White House Lit Up In Pink To Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The White House turned pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as landmarks from other countries also did the same. First Lady Melania Trump released a statement to support the movement, urging women to talk to their doctors about it.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2017

National Coffee Day: The Good, The Bad, And The Free

Here are some of the shops giving out free coffee on National Coffee Day. Before going on your coffee run, learn the health benefits and risks of the world's leading beverage.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 29, 2017

Here's Another Good Reason To Lose Weight: You'll Save Up To $36,000

A new study showed that obese and overweight adults can stand to save up to $36,000 over their lifetime if they drop to a healthy weight. The money will be saved from direct medical costs and productivity losses.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 27, 2017

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Major Health Problems: You Need To Sleep 7 Hours Every Night, Or Else

Sleep scientist Matthew Walker linked sleep deprivation to major health problems such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. He recommends people to sleep at least seven hours every night to avoid the heightened risk of suffering from these issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 25, 2017

Hardworking Babies: Infants Can Learn Persistence From Adults

Is persistence learned or innate? A new study shows how 15-month-old infants can exhibit the value of persistence and hard work if they see an adult do the same.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2017

Your Poop May Reveal Why Your Diet Does Not Make You Lose Weight

The high-fiber New Nordic Diet may not work for everyone who want to lose weight. A person's stool and gut bacteria may tell if this diet will work for weight loss or not.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2017

Writing Down Feelings Helps Reduce Stress And Worry: Study

Researchers have found that expressive writing may help offload worries and stress, and help an individual perform tasks more efficiently. The research provides the first neural evidence for James Pennebaker's 1986 research.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 16, 2017

Friends, Family Help Ease Stress From Marital Conflict: Study

Having strong relationships outside of the marriage helps people to experience marital conflicts as less stressful. These close friendships also tend to protect people from stress-related ailments.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2017

Can Pregnant Women Drink Low Amounts Of Alcohol? Maybe, But Maybe Not

Researchers aim to determine whether or not light drinking is safe for pregnant women, including how much is fine. However, the consensus is still to avoid alcohol completely during pregnancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2017

Want To Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age? Take Note Of 7 Things

The American Heart Association suggests keeping 'Life's Simple 7' in mind to keep the brain healthy. These health factors and behaviors help keep both the heart and brain in optimal conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017

Mediterranean Diet Just As Good As Drugs In Controlling Acid Reflux Symptoms

Is the Mediterranean diet a better treatment for the symptoms of acid reflux? New research shows the plant-based diet is just as effective as traditional drugs, if not better.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017

Sleeping With Your Dog Can Give Better Night Rest: Mayo Study

Pet owners are still divided on the topic of letting their dogs sleep in the bedroom. Mayo Clinic found that letting them sleep in the bedroom is actually fine, but evidently only to a certain extent.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017

Is There A Limit To How Long Humans Can Live?

Researchers of a new study used extreme value theory in order to find the maximum human lifespan. The topic is a controversial one as many disagree that there is a limit to our lifespan at all.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2017

Half Of Men Unable To Identify Vagina On Diagram, Women Just As Confused

A recent survey found that half of men cannot point out the vagina in an anatomical diagram. Surprisingly, women were just as clueless as men.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 2, 2017

Older Dads? More New Fathers In America Over The Age Of 40

Stanford University researchers found that the paternal age of men in the United States increased in the last 44 years. The number of fathers in America over the ages of 40 and 50 has increased as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 1, 2017

High Fat Intake Linked To Lower Risk For Stroke And Premature Death: Large Diet Study

A large diet study involving more than 135,000 people from 18 countries showed that carbohydrates, not fats, are bad for the health. Low-fat diet was tied to higher risk for early death.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2017

Women Have More Muscle Endurance Than Men: Study

Men may be faster and stronger but science says women’s muscles can endure activity longer. Women are also less fatigued after enduring long physical activities.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 26, 2017

Caffeine Alters Sweet Taste Perception And Makes You Crave For Sweets: Study

Caffeine can alter the way we taste food for a period afterward. Although a temporary effect, this means that the taste perception of food or beverages consumed right after caffeine is likely altered.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 26, 2017

Poor REM Sleep Linked To Increased Dementia Risk: Study

Researchers found that people who experienced lesser amounts of REM sleep are more at risk of developing dementia in the long run. The results of the study show a strong correlation between REM sleep and increased dementia risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2017

Quality Of High School Friendships Linked To Mental Health In Adulthood

Researchers found that close high school friendships directly predict mental health improvements in young adulthood. Having high-quality friendships at 15 years old predict less social anxiety and fewer signs of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2017

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