Healthy Living/Wellness

FDA Hopes To Reduce Food Waste With ‘Best If Used By' In Expiration Labels

The FDA urged the food industry to use the phrase 'best if used by'in date labels of packaged food. This can give consumers more autonomy in deciding when a food has gone bad.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2019

Stepping On The Scale Daily May Help You Avoid Weight Gain

People tend to overindulge during the holidays. Results of a study from the University of Georgia indicated that daily self-weighing is a potentially effective approach in preventing holiday‐associated weight gain in adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2019

Fixing Sleep Problems May Be As Simple As Limiting Screen Time For A Week

Screen time plays a big part in sleep quality and adolescent health. By cutting back on screen time, teenagers can significantly improve their sleep in just a single week.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2019

Scientists Figure Out How Coffee Affects The Bowels By Studying Rat Poop

There's something about coffee that makes drinkers go to the bathroom. Scientists attempt to study the effects of coffee on the gut by feeding rats coffee and observing its impact.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2019

Processed Foods Can Make You Gain Weight: Study

A new study revealed that consuming more ultra-processed foods instead of minimally processed foods can lead to weight gain. Researchers explained that it all depended on the speed of which the person is eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019

Eating Less Fat, More Fruits May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer Death

A new study of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute suggests that dietary interventions may help improve women's risk of dying due to breast cancer. Research participants saw a 20 percent reduction of death risk related to the malignancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019

Parents Play Important Role During Child's Early Puberty

When children begin puberty much earlier than their peers, it often leads to feelings of self-consciousness or embarrassment. Experts warned that this could cause mental health concerns that might continue until adulthood.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2019

3D Images Show How Baby's Head Changes During Birth

How amazing is it that baby heads can fit through a mother's birth canal? In a new study, doctors watched it happen in real time to learn more about childbirth.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019

Twitter Users With Depression And Anxiety Tend To Post Grayscale And Low-Aesthetic Images

A scientific study suggested that a person's profile photo and images posted on Twitter could indicate depression and anxiety. The study used artificial intelligence and specific algorithms to flag certain users with such mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019

Good Diet, Exercise Lower The Risk Of Dementia: WHO

New guidelines from the World Health Organization stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing dementia. To reduce the risk of cognitive decline, experts say good food and exercise are even more effective than pills.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2019

Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste Could Cause Tooth Decay, Other Damages: Study

Charcoal toothpaste is hailed for so many benefits, from halitosis to fighting against infections but now, experts are speaking out against it. Here's why.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2019

Study Reveals The Amount Of Coffee You Should Drink Everyday To Live Longer

Researchers found that even moderate coffee consumption can help individuals live longer. However, at a certain point, the effects of coffee become more negative than positive.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2019

Want Better Grades? Recreational Sports Helps Boost Student Academic Success

A new study suggests that taking part in sports activities can help improve students' grades in college. Those who played sports had a grade point average of 3.25, while those who did not only had a 3.07 GPA.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2019

Computer Games Can Help Train The Brain To Eat Less Sweets And Follow A No-Sugar Diet

More than 30 million adults in the United States have diabetes. An innovative research that used a brain training game may help curb cravings for added sugar that is linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019

Rising Number Of Health Enthusiasts Turn To Drinking Ginger For Health Benefits

Steeping ginger in hot water can ease digestive issues, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, and combat morning sickness among pregnant women. Ginger is gaining renewed popularity among health enthusiasts for its myriad of health benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2019

Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed By Skin Can Enter Human Bloodstream

Certain sunscreen chemicals absorbed by the skin can enter the bloodstream. The Food and Drug Administration urges sunscreen manufacturers to conduct more research on their ingredients to see if there are health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019

Risk Of Mental Health Disorders Higher For Adults Living Alone, Study Finds

A new study claimed that living alone may cause mental health disorders. Loneliness caused by lack of social relationships is said to be the triggering factor in the possibility of developing mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2019

Why Do People Love Coffee And Beer? It’s Not The Taste, Says Study

For many people, coffee and beer are essentials. Why? In a new study, researchs reveal that it’s not the taste but the 'buzz' that’s behind everyone’s addiction to their beverage of choice.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2019

Maggot Sausage, Insect Ice Cream Are A Part Of Future Cuisine, Says Scientist

Are you willing to try maggots, larvae, and other insects in your food? Australian scientist said that it's time for humans needs to open their minds to alternative protein sources.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2019

Study Suggests Cannabis Can Help Improve Exercise

Researchers found that 81 percent of runners who participated in a survey smoke marijuana before and after their workout. Some reported that the drug improved their performance while others said that it made them more motivated.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2019

Wisconsin Church ‘House Of Rastafari’ Distributes Marijuana As Sacrament

A church in Wisconsin is using marijuana as part of their spiritual practice, welcoming 6,000 new members in the past few months. However, the church is finding itself locking horns against city authorities who are not happy about their practices.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2019

Burger King's Impossible Whopper Available Across The US Before End Of The Year

Burger King partnered with Impossible foods to sell a plant-based burger that looks and tastes the same as a regular Whopper. Public interest in meat alternative food products is reported to be steadily growing every year.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2019

Two Spa Patients Contract HIV After Getting Vampire Facial

Facials may be harmless most of the time, but health officials say it's important to be cautious when injections are involved like in 'vampire facials.' Two people who went for a vampire facial are now diagnosed with HIV.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2019

Severe Obesity In Middle Age Increases Risk Of Early Death By 50 Percent

A British study has found a potential link between severe obesity and premature death. People who have a BMI of 40 to 45 were said to be 50 percent more likely to die an early death compared to those with normal scores.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2019

Poor Sense Of Smell May Predict Early Death

A poor sense of smell could indicate deteriorating health conditions, according to a new study. Researchers at Michigan State University said older people with poor olfaction have almost 50 percent increased risk of dying in the next decade.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2019

This Slimming Pill Expands In Your Stomach To Increase Your Chances Of Weight Loss Success

The hydrogel capsule called Plenity is technically a medical device that helps aid weight loss without serious side effects. How does it work to help obese people lose weight?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

Teen Diagnosed With Hepatitis After Adding Green Tea To Daily Diet

A young girl in the United Kingdom who drank green tea daily for three months had been diagnosed with hepatitis. Doctors believe secondary products in the green tea likely caused the liver damage.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

Comfort Food Can Jeopardize Your Weight Loss Efforts

A new study from Australia showed that there is a clear link between stress, obesity, and neurons in the brain. Experts also discourage indulging in comfort food when feeling stressed as it could lead to instant weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

Gallup Survey Reveals Most Stressed People In The World

Americans are among the most stressed people in the world, the annual Gallup Global Emotions report revealed. Researchers believe a number of factors have contributed to this stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

Obese 7-Year-Old Children At Increased Risk Of Depression

Researchers reveal that obesity and emotional problems develop hand-in-hand in children as young as 7 years old. Both conditions are shown to increase throughout childhood and adolescence.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

Children's Risk For Cavities More Likely Influenced By Environmental Factors, Not Genes

Several environmental factors may play a key role in causing tooth decay and cavities to develop in young children, according to a new study. These include maternal obesity, defects in tooth enamel mineralization, and lack of community water fluoridation.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2019

Ball Pits Are Contaminated With Germs That Can Make Kids Sick: Study

A new study in Georgia revealed that ball pits inside physical therapy clinics are contaminated with germs that can make kids sick. Researchers said the findings emphasize the need for better cleaning and maintenance of equipment.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2019

Peppermint Can Help Ease Problems In Swallowing Food

A study revealed that taking peppermint tablets before meals may help ease the symptoms of esophageal disorders. People who consumed peppermint before eating said they felt better.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2019

WHO Recommends Zero Screen Time For Babies: What Could Happen To Children Exposed To Electronic Screens?

Experts have repeatedly warned against prolonged screen time for children. Several studies have shown that children who are exposed to screens are prone to obesity, delays in cognitive development, and inattentive behaviors.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2019

Eating At The Right Time May Reduce Adverse Effects Of Shift Work

British researchers have identified insulin's role in helping keep the body clock functioning properly. The hormone acts as a signal to let different cellular processes operate in line with each other.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2019

Gynecologist Jennifer Gunter Warns Women Not To Put Garlic In Their Vagina

Some YouTube videos tell women to put garlic in their vagina. Gynecologist Jennifer Gunter cited reasons why it is not a good idea to place garlic in the private parts to treat an infection.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2019

Many Restaurant Staffers Not Well-Informed About Food Allergies

Researchers reported that only 30 percent of restaurant staff members can name three food allergens. Moreover, nearly half of them do not believe when their customers declare their own food allergies.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2019

Millennials' Health Worse Than GenX, According To Blue Cross Report

Health and wellness may seem like a priority, but millennials are on track to be less healthy than their Gen X counterparts. Why is this important?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2019

Newly Found Brain Circuit Explains Why We Can't Resist High-Calorie Foods

A study related to the neurobiology of eating discovered a network of cells within the brain that drives binge-eating of calorie-rich and tasty food. This research could also lead to new advances in efforts to curb the obesity problem.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2019

Playing Video Games Not Harmful To Boys' Social Skills, According To Study

New research suggests that the amount of time spent by boys playing video games does not hamper their competence or social skills. Meanwhile, the more time girls spent gaming, the more difficult it is for them to socialize with others.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2019

Obesity May Shrink Structure Of The Brain: Other Things That Can Happen If You Have Too Much Body Fat

New research shows that higher levels of body fat are linked to shrinkage of brain tissue, specifically the gray matter. What are the other health problems obesity can lead to?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2019

Study Finds Link Between Body Fat Levels And Brain Shrinkage

Researchers investigated the potential link between obesity and brain shrinkage. They found that a higher percentage of body fat, especially among men, is associated with low amounts of gray matter in the brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2019

Tobacco Company Philip Morris To Launch Reviti Insurance With Discount To Smokers Who Quit

People who will decide to quit smoking and switch to vaping products will get life insurance discounts by as much as 50 percent. Philip Morris International said their Reviti insurance premium will encourage tobacco smokers to choose a healthier lifestyle.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2019

Americans Are Sitting More And Computers, Not TV, Are To Blame

Almost half of Americans spend two or more hours each day sitting in front of their computers, according to a new study. This can lead to an increased risk for serious illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2019

Walking And Gardening Can Reduce Deadly Effects Of Too Much Sitting

Replacing an hour of sitting with physical activities can slash cardiovascular disease-related mortality risk. Activities such as walking fast, climbing stairs and strenuous gardening help.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019

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