Healthy Living/Wellness

Here Are The Potential Dangers Of Tapeworm In Your Sushi

Given that experts have recently identified the presence of the Japanese broad tapeworm in wild pink salmon caught in Hawaii, is there an immediate danger of infection for salmon and sushi lovers in the country?

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5 Popular Food Choices Believed To Cause Cancer: Nutella, Microwave Popcorn, Hotdogs And More

Food lovers may have to rethink what's in their diet. Here are five everyday popular food choices that are believed to cause cancer: Nutella chocolate spread, microwave popcorn, processed meats, canned food, and soda.

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Video Games, Gadgets May Be Good For Teens: When Is It Too Much?

Research finds minimal detrimental effects of teens’ exposure to digital devices. The study’s hypothesis explores the importance of keeping teens’ exposure in the Goldilocks zone: not too little and not too much.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2017

Eating Spicy Chili Pepper May Help You Live Longer

Eating spicy chili pepper regularly may reduce risk of premature death from heart disease and stroke. Capsaicin found in chili peppers could be behind this link.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2017

Smartwatch And Wearable Data Can Detect And Predict Diseases

A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University reveals that data from fitness trackers and smartwatches can reflect health patterns. This data can be effective in predicting ailments and detecting diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2017

Superhero Culture Breeds Aggressive, Not Defending Behaviors In Children: Study

New research shows that preschoolers who are extensively and frequently exposed to superhero media become more aggressive, rather than more protective. The study suggests moderated exposure as a means to prevent aggressive behavior.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Your Genes May Be Causing Your Insomnia

Researchers have identified genes that may be linked to sleeping disorders such as insomnia. Their findings could provide a way for newer and better drugs to be developed that could address these issues properly.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Pregnancy After 35 May Pose Birth Complications For Women, Says New Research

A new study has revealed that women over 35 years can face complications while giving birth to their first child. The impediments can directly or indirectly affect the new born or the mother and cause some concerning issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Rural America More Likely To Die From Five Leading Death Causes

Those who live in rural areas have a higher risk of dying from the five leading causes of death than people who are in urban locations, a new CDC study reveals.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Higher Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy Signals Higher Chances Of Conceiving Baby Boy

A mother's blood pressure can sway the odds of having either a baby boy or girl. Researchers find another factor that can predict a child's sex.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

How To Lower Diverticulitis Risk? Replace One Meat Portion Daily With Chicken Or Fish, Suggests Study

Replacing even just one portion of red meat a day with chicken or fish has been found to help in reducing risks of developing diverticulitis in men.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Nutella Can Cause Cancer, Study Warns: What’s In The Sweet Spread Anyway?

Here are the ingredients of well-loved chocolate and hazelnut spread Nutella, including palm oil, recently warned to be potentially cancer-causing when processed at high temperatures.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Alert, Voldemort! Researchers Have Identified Gene Mutations Associated With Rare Muscle Condition Involving Absence Of A Nose

An international team of researchers has identified a series of genetic mutations associated with a rare condition. Arhinia can affect the eyes and reproductive systems, and it has been associated with muscular dystrophy by previous research.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Louisiana Mom Expected Twins But Gave Birth To A 14-Pound Baby

A mom from Lousiana gave birth to a 14-pound baby last December. The mom of four almost passed out upon hearing the weight of the baby.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

That's Not Really Halibut: Almost Half Of Sushi Served In LA Restaurants Mislabeled

A four-year study found that 47 percent of sushi served at 26 restaurants in Los Angles from 2012 to 2015 was mislabeled. The study also suggests that environmental regulations governing endangered species have also been violated.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Salmonella Used To Attack Fatal Brain Tumors In Rats

Scientists from Duke University have detoxified salmonella to help scour and destroy tumors, a development that can potentially help in the difficult fight against glioblastoma or aggressive brain cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Child’s Toy Whirligig Inspired Stanford Researchers To Invent Low-Cost, Hand-Powered Blood Centrifuge

A whirligig may be a child’s toy but it has led to the development of the paperfuge, a low-cost hand-powered centrifuge that can improve health services in off-the-grid areas.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Man With Tree Branch-Like Hands Undergoes Surgery: What Causes This Rare Condition?

The “tree man” from Bangladesh, 27-year-old Abul Bajandar, can now see his hands and feet after undergoing 16 surgical operations. What causes his rare skin disorder, and how will it be treated?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

How To Find Love: Here Are The Best States For Lovers: Study

Positive relationships seems to flourish in the states of Mississippi, Utah, and Wisconsin, according to one study. Other states, however, fall behind as the worst places for lovers.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Got Back, Joint Pain? No, You Can't Blame The Weather For Them, Say Researchers

It might feel like it but, no, the weather has nothing to do with back or joint pain. Researchers carried out another study to show changes in temperature or humidity does not influence body pain.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Low Calorie Sweeteners Consumption Increases Drastically In The US

A new study highlights the drastic increase in consumption of low calorie sweeteners in the U.S. The study shares that 25 percent children and 41 percent adults are consuming foods sweetened by the artificial sweeteners.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Bangladesh ‘Tree Man’ Undergoes 16 Surgeries To Get Hands Back

'Tree-man' has gone through all the 16 surgical interventions necessary to get rid of his condition. One year after being admitted, the man can now go back to his old life.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

High Dose Of Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells, Why?

A new study has revealed that the manner in which vitamin C is administered is important for it being effective in countering cancer cells. Intravenous administration of vitamin C versus oral intake is more effective.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Why Do Parents Buy Processed Foods? It’s More Than Just Convenience, Study Reveals

When parents buy prepackaged, processed meals, they believe their families really like the ready to eat meals, and not just simply because they lack the time to cook or plan family dinners, according to a new study.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2017

Flu Season Is In Full Swing: Here Are The Big 3 For Prevention, According To The CDC

The CDC highlights three actions to fight the bug this flu season: get the flu shot, implement preventive measures, and explore doctor-prescribed antiviral drugs.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2017

Hour-long Naps Good For Older Adults: Afternoon Naps Improve Thinking, Memory, Says Study

Napping has long been shown to have benefits. For older adults specifically, taking hour-long naps in the afternoon aids in improving thinking and memory, say researchers.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2017

Effects Of Secondhand Smoke Exposure Before Pregnancy Linger To Impair Fetal Brain Development Later On: Study

Secondhand smoke has long been shown to be bad for the health. Now, researchers have found that simply being exposed prior to a pregnancy can put a woman’s baby at risk of impaired fetal brain development.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 8, 2017

Airpocalypse In Beijing and Even US Cities: The Dangers of Smog And Precautions You Should Take

The Chinese capital is currently rolling in smog so bad that some areas of daily life are disrupted. What are the dangers of smog and how will one stay safe?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 7, 2017

How To Safely Heat Your Home As Temperatures Drop

As temperatures begin to drop, homeowners increasingly rely on space heaters to provide warmth. Here are expert tips to avoid the potential dangers of space heaters, and to safely heat your home amid frigid temperatures.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

How To Reduce Noise Pollution At Home

A recent study shows that living near areas with busy traffic can increase people's risk for dementia. Find out how you can tackle the problem of noise pollution at home.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

Fewer Americans Dying Of Cancer Since 1991, With Obamacare Seen Helpful In Driving Mortalities Down

The annual report from the American Cancer Society shows a 25 percent drop in deaths from cancer since 1991, considered the peak year for cancer mortalities. Obamacare is also seen a major factor in the death reduction.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

Can’t Find Joy In Music? Poor Brain Connectivity May Be To Blame, Say Researchers

Music may be capable of soothing a savage beast but it turns out not everyone can derive enjoyment from it. According to researchers, poor brain connections may be to blame.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

New NIH Guidelines Issued To Prevent Peanut Allergies: How To Introduce Peanut-Containing Food To Infants?

New health guidelines recommend feeding infants and toddlers peanuts, in order to prevent developing allergies to the product. Currently, peanut allergies account for most of the deaths caused by food allergies, because of anaphylaxis.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

Is It Vitamin D Deficiency That Gives You Frequent Headaches?

A new Finnish study shows that men who maintain low vitamin D levels may be at a higher risk of chronic headache, with subjects that are most deficient suffering a two-fold increased risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

Study Questions Efficacy Of Kim K-Endorsed Morning Sickness Drug

New research brings out the ineffective tests and trial based on which Diclegis, the drug against morning sickness, is being recommended. Currently, 75 percent of the women suffer from morning sickness and vomiting.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 5, 2017

Eating A Mediterranean Diet Can Help Reduce Brain Shrinkage Due To Aging

A new study suggests that people who adopt a lifelong Mediterranean diet have lower risks of developing cognitive impairment. Brain shrinkage has been associated with the aging process, but a healthy lifestyle can prevent many of its consequences.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 5, 2017

Study Shows Solar Energy As Promising Power Source For Medical Implants

A team of Swiss researchers has tested the functionality of a medical implant which could work on solar energy rather than electric batteries. Should this device be implemented, patients worldwide won't have to go through a surgical process every time their device's batteries wear off.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 5, 2017

Upping Zinc In Diet Can Improve Cellular Health, Reduce DNA ‘Wear And Tear’

Researchers have found that increasing zinc levels in the body can help boost cellular health, reducing oxidative stress while improving immunity. What's even better is that just a modest increase in zinc can bring about these benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 5, 2017

Nanohyperthermia Uses Heat To Soften, Make Tumors More Receptive To Cancer Treatment

Treating cancer can get tricky because targeting tumor cells leads to the destruction as well of healthy cells. Now, researchers have discovered how to soften tumors with heat, making them more receptive to treatment.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 5, 2017

L’Oreal’s Smart Hairbrush Unveiled At CES 2017, Offers Clues Of Hair Damage And Breakage

The Kerastase Hair Coach, developed by French cosmetics and beauty company L'Oreal and consumer electronics firm Withings, is a connected smart hairbrush launched recently at CES 2017.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017

Woman Battling Cancer Gives Birth To Quadruplets

A woman suffering from Hodgkin's Lymphoma gave birth to quadruplets after a 30-week pregnancy. The woman's cancer gives her half a chance of surviving the following five years, but close people are optimistic.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017

Here Are The US States With The Worst Bed Bug Infestations

Baltimore comes in at number one in a pest control company's annual list of U.S. states with the worst bed bug infestations. Ten percent more people nationwide, too, are now affected by these crawlies.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017

Put The Q-Tip Down: Doctors Release New Guidelines For Earwax Removal

Updated clinical guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology released last Jan. 3 warned about the dangers of using cotton swabs on one’s ears, urging people to let their earwax naturally protect their ears.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017

Omega-3s Can Reduce Childhood Asthma Risk: Study

A new study from the University of Waterloo shows that taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can slash the risk of childhood asthma by almost one-third.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2017

Adult Women Who Eat More Fruits, Vegetables And Fish Have Fewer Acne: Study

Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can help lower the risk of developing acne for adult women, a new study says. Keeping stress levels low can also reduce a person's likelihood for the skin condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 3, 2017

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