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The Breakfast Debate: Can This Meal Of The Day Really Help Keep You Thin?

A small study raises potential issues in breakfast studies that cite the first meal of the day as a weight loss aid. It has warned that these are partly industry funded, something likely affecting the strength of the nutrition science advice.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Chewing Your Food Can Protect You From Illness

A recent study conducted by the University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health showed that proper chewing of food can activate T helper 17 cells in the mouth. The study has been published in the journal 'Immunity.'

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Immune Cell Tracking Can Help Identify Inflammatory Arthritis

Experts from Massachusetts General Hospital have revealed that by tracing molecules for immune cells, it may be possible to identify inflammatory arthritis. This malady is more prevalent in women vis-à-vis men, according to the study.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

How Do Jade Eggs Work Exactly?

Gwyneth Paltrow started to sell jade eggs on her website, Goop, for internal use in women's vaginas. The practice, which should empower women, is highly controversial.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

Sunscreen vs. Beach Umbrella: What Gives Better Sun Protection?

What gives better sun protection? The shade of a beach umbrella or good old sunscreen? New research published in JAMA Dermatology revealed the best choice to protect your skin from the sun.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

Heavy Alcohol Drinking During Adolescence Alters Electrical Activity In The Brain

The harmful effects of heavy alcohol use on adolescents, which include changes in the electrical activity of the brain, have been highlighted in a new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Calorie Restriction Diet Found To Extend Monkey Life By Years: Will It Work On Humans Too?

Calorie restriction in one's diet has often been wrapped in controversy, and now a new set of findings reveal that it helps monkeys live healthier, longer lives. But do the seeming benefits actually apply to humans?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Children Suffering With Asthma At Higher Risk Of Becoming Obese

Children suffering from asthma are more likely to become obese, according to a new study. An early diagnosis and treatment of asthma may help in the prevention of obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

Kid Lands In Hospital After YouTube Stunt Imitation Goes Wrong

An 8-year-old boy from New Hampshire suffers a bad burn after imitating a YouTube sanitizer stunt, and his mother has spoken up to warn other parents.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

Low Blood Levels Of Protein May Affect Kidney Function

According to a new study low blood levels of protein could affect kidney functions in an adverse manner. The presence of the soluble klotho protein in high amounts, however, may aid in safeguarding the organ.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

MRI Scan Can Detect Prostate Cancer And Avoid Unnecessary Biopsy

Men suffering from prostate cancer can avoid unnecessary biopsies if they undergo an initial MRI scan, according to a new study. The study was published in the British medical journal The Lancet.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

People Who Frequently Swear Are Less Likely To Lie, Deceive: Study

New research showed that, while people who swear tend to seem more vulgar, they are also more likely to be honest. Prior to this research, swearing was associated with dishonesty, in some cases.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Looking To Spice Up Regular Yoga? Goat Yoga Might Be What You’re Looking For

Two women in Arizona have started a bizarre, but successful business. The concept of goat yoga involves yoga sessions with goats, which are believed to be therapeutic for people.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 19, 2017

Asthma May Be Misdiagnosed In One Out Of Three Adults: Study

Studying over 600 adults who have been diagnosed with asthma in the last five years, a team of researchers has found that one out of three adults may not have asthma at all despite their diagnosis and continued medication.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

1 In 5 Young People Regularly Loses Sleep Over Social Media: Study

New research suggests that one in five children aged 12 to 15 wake up during the night to check social media, which makes them more prone to feeling constantly tired. A case of fear of missing out?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Each Meal You Eat Triggers An Immune System Response, Sets Off Inflammation

Research sheds new light on the inflammatory response generated by the immune system in the human body during digestion. In healthy adults, the process is beneficial, while in overweight and obese people it can lead to diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Narcolepsy Drug Can Help Those Recovering From Depression

A recent study conducted by Cambridge University stated that narcolepsy drug, modafinil can be used to treat depression. Researchers are now trying to see long terms effects of the drug on patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

Caffeine May Be Key To Fighting Aging-Related Inflammation

New research has linked coffee consumption with the reduction of cardiovascular disease among the elderly. The research discovered that an underlying inflammatory mechanism that triggers cardiovascular problems can be neutralized by caffeine.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

High Blood Pressure In Later Life Reduces Dementia Risk

A study published recently shows that people with high blood pressure will be at lesser risk to suffer from dementia. The study was conducted on people aged 90 or above.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

Parents Be Warned: Sophie the Giraffe Toy May Be Filled With Mold, Says Doctor

Mold has been found inside a favorite chew toy of kids - Sophie, the Giraffe. A statement has been issued by the company, saying that it will look into the matter thoroughly.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

Milk Money: You Might Be Eligible For Cash Payout Under This Dairy Lawsuit Settlement

If you bought milk or another dairy product from 2003 to 2011 in one of the 16 affected locations, you may be eligible for a cash payout from a recently settled antitrust class-action lawsuit against dairy producers.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

Blue Monday: Is It Really The Most Depressing Day Of The Year?

“Blue Monday” this year in the United Kingdom has been predicted to be the bluest of all with events such as Brexit and deaths of well-loved celebrities, but is it scientifically the gloomiest day all year long?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

Melanoma Mutation Found To Thrive On Fat, Not Glucose

More than 60 percent of melanoma cases are due to a mutation called BRAF V600E. According to researchers, the mutation particularly thrives on fat, taking a different route that other cancer mutations usually take for growth and development.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

Tennessee Bill Bans Access To Junk Food Using Food Stamps

Republican Columbia representative Sheila Butt has filed a bill in Tennessee to prohibit low-income families from using their food stamps to buy junk food and processed food items, which can include candy, ice cream and other sweets.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017

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?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 16, 2017

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.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 16, 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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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