Healthy Living/Wellness

Controversial Startup Ambrosia Offers Adults Young Blood Transfusions As Anti-Aging Therapy

A controversial startup is offering plasma therapy for adults as an anti-aging treatment. One liter of young plasma costs $8,000, while two liters would cost $12,000.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Diet With More Beans And Less Beef Better For Planet And Health, Says Study

A diet that is rich in beans, vegetables, and fruits could be the way to fight global warming. However, to significantly reduce greenhouse gases emission, everyone around the world should switch to a mostly plant-based diet with less red meat.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2019

Cutting Down On Sitting Effective At Boosting Longevity, Says Study

Even 30 minutes of light exercise per day can reduce a person's risk of early death. A new study found that swapping periods of sitting with physical activity can improve the chances of living a long life.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2019

The Best Fiber-Rich Foods To Reduce Chronic Illness Risks

Research has found that fiber-rich foods actually reduce the risks for chronic illnesses. Here are some of the most common, and some more surprising, sources of fiber.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2019

Getting Hooked On Social Media Very Similar To Gambling And Drug Addiction, Says Study

New research wants professionals to treat excessive social media use seriously. In a study, they found that those who spend more time logged into Facebook or Instagram performed badly in an exercise that tests decision-making skills.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2019

Eating Fiber-Rich Food Can Significantly Lower Risk Of Chronic Disease, Says Study

New research provided evidence that meeting the daily recommended intake of fiber can significantly reduce the risks of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The research also found that diet high in fiber is associated with lower body weight and cholesterol.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2019

Jillian Michaels Hits Keto Diet Hard With Barrage Of Criticism

A popular celebrity trainer criticized the current popularity of the ketogenic diet. In an interview, she said that eating a balanced diet and regular exercise is far more effective for weight loss and overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2019

Researchers Find New Way To Increase Omega 3 Fatty Acids In Brain

Researchers found that consuming LPC-EPA has dramatically raised EPA and DHA in the brains of mice. EPA and DHA have previously been linked to improvement of brain health, particularly in patients with Alzheimer's or are clinically depressed.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2019

Researchers Discover New Type Of Complex Carbohydrate In Barley

A study by Australian researchers claimed that a new type of complex carbohydrate has been discovered in barley. The polysaccharide made up of glucose and xylose have a variety of possible applications in different industries.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2019

AI Could Be Diagnosing Rare Illnesses From Facial Recognition In The Near Future

Using the Deepgestalt computer program, researchers have trained AI to recognize facial features, paving the way for early and cheap diagnoses. This revolutionary technology was developed by Yaron Gurovich and his team at FDNA, a biotechnology firm in Boston.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2019

Geneticists Are Considering Creating A Spicy Tomato

New research suggests that tomatoes may be engineered to produce capsaicinoids using the latest gene-editing techniques. Capsaicinoids have important medical uses, specifically in the treatment of cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2019

Tobacco Smoking In US Hits Record Low But Results Vary Across Neighborhoods

New research found that smoking continues to be popular in areas where people are more likely poor and nonwhite. In a paper, they recommend stricter regulations and higher taxes to dissuade the public from consuming tobacco products.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 8, 2019

Girls Twice More Likely To Be Affected By Social Media-Linked Depression Compared To Boys

More teenage girls experience depressive symptoms linked to heavy social media use than teenage boys, a study found. Researchers also revealed that more teenage girls have experienced online harassment and cyberbullying.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

Sugar Substitutes No Better Than Real Sugar For Weight Loss And Health Outcomes, Study Finds

Are sugar substitutes any better than real sugar when it comes to weight loss and health outcomes? A comprehensive new research suggests no significant health benefits from the substitutes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

Scientists Look At Worms To Understand Longevity And Aging

LSI researchers used Caenorhabditis elegans or roundworms as a genetic model organism for studying aging. They found the cause of the physiological functional decline in tiny aging worms and how to delay the process.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

Pros Say Wearable Tech Will Be A Big Fitness Trend Hit In 2019

In a new survey, experts revealed the top 20 big fitness trends for 2019. Although wearable technology dropped to no. 3 for 2018, it is now back to the no. 1 spot for 2019 while group training and HIIT rank second and third respectively.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

'Dry January' Can Help People Control Alcohol Intake For The Rest Of The Year, Says Study

Start the new year by participating in a campaign that encourages people to reduce their alcohol consumption. Those who joined last year's Dry January reported improved health and better control of their drinking throughout 2018.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 3, 2019

Is Coconut Oil Good For You? Experts Say Eat In Moderation

Coconut oil has been touted as a superfood because it supposedly offers a myriad of health benefits. However, more recent research argued the tropical oil, which has become increasingly popular in the West, is actually bad for the body.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2019

Google Fit's New Challenges Will Help You Stick To Your New Year's Resolution

Google Fit will be launching on New Year's Day 30-day challenges that will help people get back in shape after the holiday feasts. Aside from that, it will be giving out incentives, a point for moderate activities, while two points for more intense ones.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 28, 2018

Coffee And Alcohol Could Help People Live Past 90 Says Study

Drinking two cups of coffee every day significantly decreased the risk of early mortality for people who participated in a recent study. Those who drank moderate amounts of beer and wine also lived a longer life than those who abstained.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 26, 2018

Holidays More Challenging For People Struggling With Mental Illness

A survey by NAMI found that the holiday season worsen the condition of 64 percent of people living with mental illness. Called the 'holiday blues,' the condition can lead to clinical anxiety or depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2018

AI Can Predict Which People Will Age Better Than Others

Scientists used machine learning to find signs that can predict whether a person will remain strong and healthy up to old age. They found biosignatures that can be used to someday develop treatments for diseases associated with age.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 21, 2018

Nutrient Levels In Blood Linked To Cognitive Ability In Older Individuals

Researchers found that specific nutrient patterns can affect the brain. In a study, researchers looked at key nutrients based on the Mediterranean diet in the blood and assessed brain health and cognition.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2018

Regular Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Significantly Reduce Aging Of Human Brain

People who experienced cognitive decline can still reverse its effects by exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. In a study, participants saw their brain age improve after only six months.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2018

Loneliness More Prevalent Among People In Their late-20s, Mid-50s, And Late-80s

It has been established that more and more adults have moderate to severe loneliness. However, a new study specified those in the late 20s, mid-50s, and late 80s to be the most attacked by feeling of 'subjective distress.'

Healthy Living/Wellness December 18, 2018

Heart Attack Risks Spike On Christmas Eve: Study

Research finds that Christmas and certain holidays up the risk for heart attacks. It is still uncertain what exactly causes the spike, whether it’s the stress, long-distance travel, or excessive food intake.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 14, 2018

Study That Criticized 'Joy Of Cooking' Taken Down

The 'Annals of Internal Medicine' journal issued a notice of retraction for another study co-authored by disgraced food researcher Brian Wansink. The study published in 2009 linked obesity to recent cookbooks.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2018

Harvard Professor Sets Off Social Media Wildfire After Saying Portion Of Fries Should Consist Of 6 Pieces

A nutritionist from Harvard recommended that a serving of French fries be reduced to only six pieces. Several studies have already revealed the unhealthy effects of the beloved snack, including obesity and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 1, 2018

New Research Says Sweetened Drinks Worse Than Fructose-Packed Food

Soda can increase a person's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a research said. Added sugars in certain food products such as sweetened beverages and baked goods were found to affect the blood glucose level negatively.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 28, 2018

Resistance Training Not As Effective As Endurance Training In Anti-Aging

A new research from a team of scientists from Germany revealed that endurance training and interval training provide better anti-aging results than strength training. The research involved over 200 participants who underwent different exercises for six months.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 28, 2018

California Man Hector Hernandez's Beer Belly Turns Out To Be A 77-Pound Cancerous Tumor

A doctor brushed off Hector Hernandez's concern over his 'beer belly' but after seeking a second opinion, the 47-year-old from Downey, California learned he had retroperitoneal liposarcoma, a cancerous tumor that grows in fat cells.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 28, 2018

Intermittent Fasting Holds No Advantage Over Other Weight Loss Diets

A team of researchers investigated whether intermittent fasting is the best diet to aid weight loss. They found that the effects of intermittent fasting are pretty much similar to traditional calorie counting.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 27, 2018

University Announces Professor Of Cannabis Science To Look Into Pot Use For Opioid Treatment

Can cannabis help people who are suffering from opioid use disorder? The University of British Columbia has assigned a pot professor to look into the use of cannabis to aid in the treatment of substance misuse.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 24, 2018

Number Of Children Facing Mental Health Problems Continues To Grow

A new survey found that the number of children and late teens facing mental health problems is increasing. This came on the heels of a commissioner lambasting the agency for slow services.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 23, 2018

Americans Spend Too Much Time Sitting Down, Says CDC

Most Americans admitted that they sit more than eight hours a day but do not get a moderate amount of exercise, according to a study by the CDC. What are the health issues associated with lack of exercise?

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2018

Parents Sucking Their Baby's Pacifier Clean Prevents Allergies: Study

What's the best way to clean baby pacifiers? A new study suggests that parental sucking to clean the pacifiers also prevents allergic response in the young children.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 17, 2018

DOD Sponsored Research Shows Meditation Can Help People With PTSD

Transcendental meditation might soon be offered as an alternative to exposure therapy for military veterans who suffer from PTSD. With the aid of medication, transcendental meditation has been proven to reduce symptoms of the disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018

People Sensitive To Caffeine's Bitterness Drink More Coffee: Study

Prefer coffee over tea or alcohol? Researchers of a new study investigated the relationship between bitter taste perception and the consumption of coffee, tea, and alcohol.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018

New Guidelines Want Doctors To Screen Adults For Unhealthy Alcohol Use

The USPSTF recommended that adults above the age of 18 should have 'drinking checkups' whenever they visit their doctors. Patients who go above the daily and weekly recommended limit will be given brief counseling to aid in reducing their alcohol intake.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2018

New Study Explains How Coffee Protects The Brain From Disease

A new research found the compound in coffee that might protect drinkers from mental decline later in life. The team said that phenylindanes, instead of caffeine, prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2018

How To Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep After Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time ended in the United States and for most people, adjusting back to the Standard Time would be a challenge. Experts said that it would take the Circadian rhythm of the body to catch up to the new schedule.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 6, 2018

Coconut Oil Compounds More Effective In Repelling Biting Bugs Than DEET: Study

How useful is coconut oil exactly? USDA researchers found that compounds derived from coconut oil are actually better at repelling biting insects compared to DEET.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2018

Snacking On Cottage Cheese Before Bedtime Can Help People Lose Weight, Says Study

Eating cottage cheese before bedtime should be integrated into everyone's diet. A new study found that cottage cheese and, possibly, whole foods in general aid in weight loss and overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 31, 2018

Taking Green Tea Extracts Can Be Very Bad For Your Liver

Over-the-counter green tea extracts sent a man from Texas to a hospital for liver damage. According to experts, excessive intake of green tea which contains catechins might cause serious health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 27, 2018

Study Confirms Lavender Can Help People Relax

A new study identified the chemical that makes the smell of lavender calming. The researchers hope that their findings will pave the way for the use of lavender as treatment for anxiety.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 24, 2018

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