Healthy Living/Wellness

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

Drinking Less Water Is Linked To Obesity In Kids: Study

A new study revealed that among kids, drinking less water likely leads to drinking more sugary drinks, which is tied to obesity. Researchers urge parents to push their kids drink more water.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019

Girl With Severe Dairy Allergy Dies After Using Prescription Toothpaste

It's a parent's worst nightmare. After living with a dairy allergy all her life, an 11-year-old experienced a fatal reaction following her use of a toothpaste with a milk ingredient.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019

PTSD May Be Diagnosed Using AI That Analyzes Voice

What people say and how they say it reveal a lot about their minds. With this, scientists discover a way to detect PTSD using vocal cues and an AI tool.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019

Many Teens Do Not Know Vaping E-cigarettes Exposes Them To Nicotine

Most teens who smoke e-cigarettes instead of traditional cigarettes do not know that vaping exposes them to nicotine, a new study revealed. Experts call for stricter regulations regarding e-cigarettes to raise awareness.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019

'Half Wrist-Watch' Worn Around Leg Can Slash Risk Of Deadly Blood Clots In Stroke Patients

Stroke patients are especially vulnerable to blood clots and pulmonary embolisms, but they're not always suited to the standard measures of preventing these conditions. Enter, the geko device.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 22, 2019

32 Percent Of Gluten-Free Restaurant Food Contain Gluten: Study

About one-third of the foods served in restaurants in the United States tested positive for gluten despite being labeled gluten-free. People with celiac disease might become vulnerable when they eat out unless they scan their food to know the ingredients.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 20, 2019

Scientists Discover Genes That Prevent People From Getting Fat

Genetics play a significant role in determining overall health, including weight. New research finds certain genetic variants that protect people from obesity as well as variants that trigger obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2019

Carl's Jr. To Sell CBD-Infused Burger: What To Expect From The Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight

A cannabis-infused burger is coming Denver’s way. For one day only, Carl’s Jr. is testing out the double patty Rocky Mountain High cheeseburger on Saturday, April 20, for $4.20.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2019

Programs Aimed At Improving Employee Wellness Yield Little Benefits, Says Study

New research found that employees exercised more regularly and had better weight management after enrolling in a wellness program. However, it does not result in a significant reduction on employee absenteeism nor healthcare cost in the short term.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2019

These Are The Best Breakfast Food For People With Type 2 Diabetes According To Science

People with type 2 diabetes would benefit the most from a low-carb breakfast, a previous study states. There are many options for a healthy, low-carb breakfast that are nutritious and easy to prepare.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2019

Cuddle Hormone Oxytocin May Help Treat Alcoholism

Alcohol-dependent individuals may benefit from a love drug called oxytocin. Scientists at Scripps Research found that oxytocin successfully blocked GABA signals, which are responsible for stress and addiction.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2019

McDonald’s Apologizes To Chinese Customer Who Was Hospitalized After Sipping Chlorine-Contaminated Milk Tea

McDonald's lands itself in hot water as a customer lands in the hospital after drinking their milk tea. It turns out, the drink was laced with a chlorine compound used to kill bacteria.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2019

Resting Heart Rate Can Predict Your Risk For Premature Death

Resting heart rate is extremely important in assessing overall health. In a new study, a higher resting heart rate is found linked to a higher risk of death from any cause in men 50 years old and older.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 17, 2019

Embracing 'Oneness' Helps Improve Satisfaction With Life, Study Finds

A new study explores the idea of oneness as it relates to people's life satisfaction. Results show that the higher oneness levels individuals have, the more satisfied they are about their lives.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 17, 2019

Many People Hold Unfounded Beliefs Regarding Sleep, Says Study

Researchers found that many Americans believe in sleep myths that might be detrimental to one's overall health. In a new study, they identified these common myths about sleep in order to debunk them.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2019

Smelling Vanilla, Coffee, Or Peppermint May Reduce Cigarette Cravings

Most adult smokers say they want to quit, yet only about one in 10 cigarette smokers give up smoking for good each year. A study found that pleasant smells could actually help people give up smoking.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2019

This Is How Tiger Woods Recovered From Crippling Back Injury

Tiger Woods showed that he has fully recovered from his crippling back injury with a recent Masters win. His journey was a tough road to tread, with numerous surgeries and painful setbacks along the way.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2019

Parental Behavior Important To Helping Kids With Anxiety Cope

A psychologist said that parents who accommodate their children's anxiety might be doing more harm than good. Instead of comforting them, parents should allow their children to cope with anxiety on their own.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2019

High Stress Can Lead To Heart Attacks: 5 Simple Ways To Manage And Reduce Stress Levels

A new Swedish study found that stress and even anticipating stress can increase the risks of heart-related diseases. Suggested techniques on managing stress include eating healthy, exercising regularly, and meditating.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 15, 2019

Forcing Smiles At Work Leads To Heavy Drinking, Study Finds

Can faking a smile for customers affect employees at work? A new study finds that it leads employees to engage in heavy drinking during their off hours.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2019

Zinc Oxide Reduced Body Odor By Killing Responsible Bacteria

Zinc oxide could effectively reduce body odor and heal wounds, a new study in Amsterdam revealed. This means deodorants could someday contain zinc oxide to treat body odor.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2019

Limiting Carbohydrates Intake At Breakfast May Help Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Restricted carbohydrate intake during breakfast was found to be effective in preventing blood sugar spikes among type 2 diabetes patients. Excess sugar levels in the blood could make the body struggle to produce insulin.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2019

Smiling Can Actually Make People Happier, Study Finds

Can the simple act of smiling really make a person feel happy? The debate has been going on for decades, but researchers now find that it actually can.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2019

NYC, Los Angeles Among Cities With Highest Rate Of Childhood Asthma Cases Due To Traffic Pollution

New York and Los Angeles landed in the top 10 cities with the highest new cases of childhood asthma linked to exposure to traffic pollution around the world. The study examined childhood asthma incidence across 125 major cities.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2019

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