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Common Food Additive May Interfere With Small Intestine’s Ability To Absorb Nutrients, Protect Against Pathogens

According to researchers, a common food additive may be negatively affecting the function of the small intestine. Titanium dioxide is found in common food items, such as bread and candy.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017

Just Like Fast Food: First Drive-Through Marijuana Shop In Colorado Opens In March

The town of Parachute in Colorado is opening its marijuana drive-through called Tumbleweed Express in March. It is the first-of-its-kind dispensary to open in the state.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017

64-Year-Old Woman In Spain Gives Birth To Twins

A 64-year-old woman from Burgos in northern Spain has given birth to healthy twins, according to Recoletas Hospital in the country. It was made possible by in-vitro fertilization done on the patient in the United States.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017

Gluten-Free Food Linked To Increased Exposure To Toxic Metals Like Mercury And Arsenic

Individuals who follow a gluten-free diet were found to have higher levels of arsenic and mercury in their urine and blood. These toxic metals are known to cause cancer and neurological conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017

Fasting Diet: Should You Try It Out?

Fasting is a type of diet that involves abstinence from food or beverages for a number of hours. As a dietary habit, it is helpful with weight loss, as the body consumes its own extra resources of carbohydrates and proteins.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

Injectable Psoriasis Drug Siliq Receives FDA Approval

Millions of people live with psoriasis in the United States. For those dealing with moderate to severe cases of the autoimmune condition, the FDA approved the injectable drug Siliq (brodalumab) as another treatment option.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 18, 2017

Eating Carbs During Workout: Good For The Immune System, Say Scientists

New research suggests that carbohydrates consumed during an intense workout may improve the immune system. According to the study, between 30 and 60 grams of carbs would be enough to boost the immune system.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2017

Love Eating Pizza, Burgers? Study Says High-Fat Meals Can Ruin Your Metabolism

A new study suggests eating too much meals that are high in saturated fat may destroy your liver metabolism. Researchers warn that high-fat meals can lead to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 17, 2017

Politics Causes Major Spike In Stress Among Americans: Study

According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, both Democrats and Republicans are stressed out over politics in the country. They reported anxiety over politics and where the nation is heading to.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 17, 2017

Wear Sunscreen: Wolverine Actor Hugh Jackman Urges Fans After Another Skin Cancer Scare

Hugh Jackman faces his sixth skin cancer battle and urges everyone to wear sunscreen. See the various ways you can prevent contracting basal cell carcinoma.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2017

Dads, Dads-To-Be Also At Risk Of Pregnancy-Related Depression, Says Study

Pregnancy-related depression symptoms have been mostly attributed as affecting mothers but a study carried out in New Zealand has shown that fathers are susceptible to the condition as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences In ADHD Patients, Suggests Condition Be Treated Like A Brain Disorder

The largest imaging study to tackle ADHD has found that the condition is associated with differences in brain structure. Given these results, researchers are suggesting that ADHD be treated like a brain disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017

Are Married People Healthier? New Study Says Yes

A new study has found that married ones maintained lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than unmarried people. Marriage may serve as a defense against psychological stress, findings reveal.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2017

3 Misconceptions About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Debunked

Check out three of the most common misconceptions about obsessive-compulsive disorder and learn why saying 'I'm OCD,' in reference to one's penchant for cleaning, is wrong.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017

Before Taking Drugs, Try These Exercise Therapies For Back Pain First

The American College of Physicians rolled out new recommendations for treating back pain. It shifted to advising non-drug options such as mindfulness meditation and yoga for back pain before resorting to prescription or OTC pain medications.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2017

Brains On Exercise: How Well Do We See While Exercising

New research has shown the first correlation between exercising and improved vision in humans. The research did not, however, manage to explain the underlying reasons behind exercising and this type of enhanced cognitive activity.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 17, 2017

How To Heal Lower Back Pain: New Guidelines Suggest Drug-free Options

Non-drug treatments such as yoga, tai chi, or acupuncture should be the first line of defense against lower back pain, new guidelines suggested Monday, Feb. 13. Experts say some powerful painkillers are no longer effective against lower back pain.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2017

Liver Disease In Children Linked To Fructose Intake, Says New Study

Liver ailments in children and adolescents may be linked to consumption of fructose, according to researchers. Sugar intake and uric acid levels are independently responsible for the occurrence of liver diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2017

Does Eating Less Slow Aging Process? Scientists Say Yes

Not anti-aging creams, but eating less may be the key to living better and could decelerate the aging process. A new study has revealed that less calorie intake may potentially slow down aging.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2017

Does Rice Contain Dangerous Levels Of Arsenic? BBC Takes A Closer Look

Rice takes a center stage after reports said it contains dangerous levels of arsenic. Experts, however, said it is tricky to answer the question on how much rice should be eaten because other food products also contain arsenic and doing away with rice is not wise.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2017

Here Are The Most Attractive Dance Moves, According To Science

A team of psychologists from the United Kingdom studied what could be the best dance moves for women. Their interest in the subject was piqued by the role of dance in human courtship rituals and mating.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

Huggies Launches Diapers Specially Designed For Preemies Weighing Less Than 2 Pounds

Being born before 37 weeks puts preemies at high risk of health complications. Huggies is helping ensure the well-being of the smallest of preemies by developing diapers for babies weighing less than 2 pounds.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

Working More Than 39 Hours Every Week Could Damage Your Health

You might want to rethink doing those long workweeks. A new Australian study revealed that people working more than 39 hours a week are putting their health at risk, including the danger of mental issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

Winter Blues: Are You Having A Cold Or The Flu?

The CDC noted that it could be hard to tell the flu from a cold, since both are viral in nature and lead to similar symptoms. The only surefire way to know is to consult a doctor and get a flu test.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

Lab On A Chip Can Detect Disease Early But Costs Only A Penny To Make

The lab on a chip technology promises early detection of cancers and other diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV. This new device, which costs only less than a penny to make, will advance the cause of healthcare and accelerate research in the field of biomedicine.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 12, 2017

Whole Grains Help You Shed Excess Pounds: Study

New research from Tufts University suggested that switching from refined grains to whole grains can lead to greater weight loss. This is through reducing calories retained during digestion and speeding up metabolism.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Daylight Savings Time May Impact IVF Miscarriage Rates, Reveals Study

A study conducted by the BMC suggests that a possible link exists between miscarriage rates for IVF and DST. The researchers reveal that pregancy losses are higher for women who underwent IVF during DST.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Time Flies When You're Having Fun On Facebook: Scientists Explain Why

People tend to lose track of the time they spend on social media. New research has shown that the subjects' perception of time was altered when they were displayed images related to Facebook.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2017

Obese Girls' Lower Success In School: Are Teachers To Blame?

Obesity among white girls could impact their academic performance. According to new research, teachers tend to evaluate this group with lower grades, especially in subjects such as English.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 13, 2017

Educational Psychology: Math Can Be Fun, Too!

New research has shown that emotional positioning and academic performance are correlated. A longitudinal study carried out in Germany pointed out that children's attitude toward a subject can impact their performance.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 10, 2017

Hypothyroidism: What It Means To Have An Underactive Thyroid And What You Can Do About It

Fatigue, dry skin, muscle pain, weight gain, or increased sensitivity to cold may mean a lot of things, although it could also mean that your body is hinting at hypothyroidism.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 10, 2017

Intense Stair Climbing Can Improve Your Fitness: Study

Couch potatoes now have no excuse to forego exercise. A new study suggests brief but intense stair climbing, which can be done anywhere, is just as good for the heart as structured physical activities.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Poor Thigh Muscle Strength May Increase Risks Of Knee Osteoarthritis In Women

Women are likelier to develop osteoarthritis in their knees if they have poor strength in their thigh muscles, say researchers. According to their study, however, the same cannot be said for men.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

This Valentine's Day, Which Is Better: Milk Chocolate Or Dark Chocolate?

Shopping for chocolates this Valentine's Day? Take a look at some of the factors you may want to consider before going on a chocolate shopping spree.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

20 Million Americans Suffer From Hearing Loss, Says CDC: Everyday Activities To Blame?

A new study by the CDC states that almost 20 million Americans are suffering from hearing damage. The condition is caused due to excessive exposure to noise in home or in community.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Could Harm Women’s Fertility: Study

Heavy lifting and working at night shift may decrease a woman's fertility, according to a new study. The underlying mechanism remains unknown, but women who are trying to conceive are urged to consider these occupational factors affecting reproduction.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Male Contraceptive Gel Could Be Vasectomy Alternative For Men: What Are Its Potential Side Effects?

The male contraceptive gel Vasalgel could be a better alternative to vasectomy, condom, and withdrawal method. What are the possible side effects and problems that may arise due to use of this birth control method?

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Concussions May Affect Driving Ability Even After Symptoms Pass: Study

A concussion can affect a patient's driving ability even after the symptoms are gone, according to new research. The next step of the research is to determine exactly when concussion patients can resume driving.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

How Diet Quality Makes The Fittest Fitter: Study

Two new studies have shown that a balanced diet works best when combined with certain types of exercises. The studies prove that the number of calories is not the only contributing factor when it comes to fitness.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Online Groups Offer Support For People Who Want To Lose Weight

New research pointed out that online forums dedicated to people trying to lose weight offer support to their members. Among the forum posts, the most successful are the confessions.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Grapes Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Improve Attention And Memory, Says Study

Looking for another reason to eat more fruits? Researchers are saying that eating grapes every day can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, improving attention and memory levels in individuals with early memory decline.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Mediterranean Diet May Lower ADHD Risk In Children And Adolescents

New research shows a correlation between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and a lower rate of ADHD diagnosis in children and adolescents. Currently, 3.4 percent of the world's children and adolescents suffer from this condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Exercise Not A Key Factor In Weight Control: Study

New research carried out in five different countries, among which the United States, suggests that weight gain may not be influenced by the overall physical activity. According to the study, diet could be more important.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

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