Healthy Living/Wellness

OTC Teeth Whitening Products May Do More Harm Than Good: Here's The Real Score

Researchers found that teeth whitening strips not only damage the enamel, it can also penetrate the dentin. An experiment showed that hydrogen peroxide found in these products reduce collagen and other proteins from the two upper layers of the teeth.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 11, 2019

Low Levels Of Bad Cholesterol Ups Risk Of Women For Hemorrhagic Stroke: Study

Many people know that high levels of 'bad' cholesterol are harmful. Now, researchers say that very low levels also put women at increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 11, 2019

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Health Routine Involves 1 Meal A Day, Ice Baths, And Daily Meditation

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey revealed his unorthodox wellness habits during a recent guesting on the Ben Greenfield Fitness' podcast. However, he drew flak from several netizens for his unusual take on eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 11, 2019

More US Males Now Having Sex Before Age 13, Says Study

Teenagers on average used to have their first sexual experience at age 17. The number is lowering in recent years, according to a recent study based on two national surveys.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 11, 2019

Number Of Children With Suicide Attempts Doubled In The Past 10 Years

The number of emergency room visits due to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among children rose to 1.2 million in 2015. More than half of those visits are children from ages 5 to 11.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2019

Sugar Rush? It's Just A Myth, New Study Suggests

A new study suggested that sugar intake have virtually no health benefits and can impair mood and alertness. Consumption of sweetened beverages in the United States increased by 135 percent from the late 1970s to early 2000s.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2019

Spending Much On Dietary Supplements? They're Not The Secret To Living Longer, Says New Study

Dietary supplements don't make much of a difference when it comes to reducing risk of death, after all. New research shows that healthy eating beats vitamins in the long run.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2019

Oregon Woman Rose Bentley Lived For 99 Years Without Knowing Her Organs Were In The Wrong Places

Rose Bentley lived an ordinary life up to the ripe old age of 99. After her death, researchers discovered how extraordinary her anatomy really is.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2019

Is Smoking Marijuana More Dangerous Than Smoking Tobacco?

Marijuana has been linked to several health benefits, including relief from chronic pain. However, government officials and public health experts remained apprehensive about the legalization of the recreational use of the drug.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2019

Screen Time Not Harmful To Teenagers’ Well-Being, Says Study

Contrary to popular belief, heavy screen time, even before bed, doesn't negatively impact the well-being of teenagers. In a new study, researchers reveal there's little evidence linking screen time and mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2019

Moderate Drinking May Not Be Healthy At All, New Study Suggests

Researchers found that drinking alcohol moderately may not be as healthy as previously thought. A large study suggested that alcohol, regardless of amount, may increase stroke and high blood pressure risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2019

Study Identifies Quick And Easy Way To Sharply Reduce Stress Levels

A study found that taking a 20-minute walk in a park or a garden could significantly lower a person's cortisol levels. Scientists hope that the findings will lead to healthcare practitioners to start prescribing the so-called 'nature pills.'

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2019

Experts To Look Into Low-Carb Diets In Time For US Dietary Guidelines Update

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines is scheduled to be updated and some are hoping that low-carb diets will be added. Health officials will review the diet to be considered for the new guideline that will be released next year.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2019

Do You Have Astigmatism? Some Use These Viral Twitter Photos To Diagnose Themselves

A Twitter photo is making the rounds online, showing two photos side-by-side that compare regular eyesight and astigmatism. Is this viral tweet really the way to detect your astigmatism?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2019

New Nose Job Technique Takes Only 5 Minutes And Requires No Surgery

The technique called electromechanical reshaping, or EMR, requires only tiny needles and an electric current. It can be done in as little as five minutes. How does this work in reshaping the nose?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2019

Skrillex's Dubstep Music Protects Against Mosquito Bites: Study

Can dubstep actually save you from mosquito bites and potential diseases? According to scientists, evidence shows that this specific Skrillex tune can drive away the mosquitoes.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2019

Reused Cooking Oil Ups Risk Of Metastases In Breast Cancer Patients

Using cooking oil multiple times and at high heat increases its likelihood to cause cancer. These oils have properties that trigger tumor cell proliferation, metastases, and lipid metabolism changes.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2019

Drinking A Bottle Of Wine A Week Is Like Smoking 5 to 10 Cigarettes: Now What?

How many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine? Scientists said that when it comes to cancer risk, a bottle of wine per week is just as dangerous as smoking five to 10 cigarettes.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2019

Synthetic Alcohol That Does Not Cause Hangover Could Be Available In 5 Years

People who want to enjoy the benefits of drinking booze without the nasty hangover can look to new synthetic alcohol for the answer. Alcarelle can trigger the same warm, relaxing feeling as beer but not the nauseating aftereffects.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2019

Shoppers Who Buy Food On Supermarket Special Offers 54 Percent Likely To Be Overweight

It might be time to think twice on great deals and special offers at the supermarket. New research links special offers and obesity, showing how it promotes unhealthy dietary choices of shoppers.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2019

Women Lose Less Weight From Keto Diet Compared To Men

New research found that female lab mice are less likely to lose weight and maintain blood sugar control when fed with a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet. The findings suggested that the popular ketogenic diet might not be suited for everyone.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2019

Male Birth Control Pill Just Passed Safety Tests: Here’s What To Expect

Scientists are one step closer to making the first ever birth control pill for men. Find out more about the experimental pill that successfully passed through the first set of clinical trials.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2019

Working Night Shift Increases Risk For Miscarriage Among Pregnant Women

Working night shift increases the risk for miscarriage among pregnant women, a new study revealed. Researchers explained a disrupted circadian rhythm is bad for pregnancies.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2019

Toddlers Benefit More From Print Books Than E-Books: Study

Print is still better than e-books, especially when reading to toddlers, a new study says. Researchers found that print fosters better interaction between parent and child, which is essential to healthy child development.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2019

Woman's Liver Damage Linked To Red Yeast Rice Supplement

Red yeast rice supplement can cause serious liver damage, doctors warn. Levels of monacolin K, the active ingredient found in statin medications, are typically unmeasured and unregulated in over-the-counter supplements.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2019

Fathers-To-Be Who Smoke May Raise Baby's Risk For Congenital Heart Defects

Scientists found that paternal smoking or secondhand smoke coming from fathers-to-be can lead to congenital heart defects in babies. This new study reinforces the need for men and women to quit smoking.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2019

Eating Later In The Day Linked To Weight Gain

Compared with early-day eaters, late-day eaters tend to have higher BMI and body fat, researchers found. Here's why eating late in the day may lead to weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 25, 2019

Vegan YouTuber Yovana Mendoza Caught Eating Fish, Explains Health Issue

YouTuber Yovana Mendoza is now explaining herself after a video of her eating fish surfaced. She explains that she had to add meat to her diet due to a health condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2019

New Poll Shows Growing Majority Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

More Americans believe that marijuana use should be legalized. Advocates hope that the growing endorsement of the public would encourage the government to reclassify the substance.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019

Teen's Sudden Schizophrenia Turns Out To Be A Bad Case Of Cat Scratch Disease

For two years, doctors tried several tests to solve the mystery of a teen who had a sudden schizophrenia. It only took one doctor to observe a cat scratch on his skin to end the boy's struggle.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019

Hot Tea Nearly Doubles Risk Of Esophageal Cancer: Study

Drinking piping hot tea is shown to be linked to esophageal cancer, nearly doubling the risk of the disease. The new study reveals the connection, becoming the first time researchers showed a link with a specific temperature.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019

Doctors May Soon Be Prescribing Veggies Instead Of Drugs

Researchers found that insurance-coverage of healthy food could improve the health of beneficiaries and reduce healthcare utilization. It also found that encouraging a healthy diet is more cost-effective than purchasing medicine for chronic illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2019

Start-Up Creates Smart Lighter To Help People Stop Smoking

A Lebanese start-up created a smart lighter that promises to help smokers reduce cigarette consumption and eventually quit smoking. The device called Slighter creates a personalized plan based on the user's smoking habits.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2019

Chewing Sounds Can Set Off People Suffering From Misophonia

Some people are driven crazy by the sound of a normal activity such as eating or breathing. The condition called misophonia can trigger an intense physical and emotional reaction.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2019

Coffee Compounds May Stop Prostate Cancer Growth

Kahweol acetate and cafestol, two hydrocarbons found in Arabica coffee, showed a potential to retard the growth of prostate cancer in mice. Researchers are now looking at the possibility of using the compounds to prevent cancer development in humans.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2019

Three Or More Eggs A Week Linked To Increased Risk For Heart Disease

Are eggs more good or bad for the health? A new study adds to the debate, and unfortunately, it's not very good news for people who love to eat eggs.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2019

Compound Found In Green Tea May Reverse Alzheimer's Symptoms

Scientists have identified two compounds found in green tea and carrots that can help retard the effects of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The team believes these components can have the same effects on human sufferers as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2019

Mushrooms May Help Reduce Risk Of Memory Problems: These Are The Healthiest Ways To Cook Them

Reduced prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in people who eat mushrooms may be due to a compound called ergothioneine. What are the healthiest ways to cook mushrooms according to a 2016 scientific study?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2019

Claire's Recalls Makeup Products Because Of Asbestos Contamination

Claire's is conducting a voluntary recall of three cosmetics products for possible asbestos contamination. If inhaled, asbestos can cause serious adverse health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2019

More Young Adults, Teens Experience Mental Health Problems In Past Decade

The percentage of teens and young adults with mental health issues increased sharply in the past decade. What may be the cause of the increase?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2019

Man Who Used Cotton Bud In Ear Canal Suffers From Deadly Brain Infection

Fatal brain infection almost awaited a man who used cotton bud to clean his ears. The cotton swab lodged in his ear, causing him to have seizures and a traumatic near-death experience.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 14, 2019

23andMe Genetic Report Can Tell If You Are Likely To Develop Type 2 Diabetes

23andMe used data of more than 2.5 million to develop its new genetic report on Type 2 diabetes. The DNA testing company said the report can identify people who may not know they have a genetic predisposition to diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2019

The Secret To A Happy Marriage Could Be In Your Genes

Researchers found that the secret to a happy marriage involves more than just love and trust. Science showed that genes play an important role in marital satisfaction and attachment security.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2019

Guinness Names 116-year-Old Japanese Woman Kane Tanaka World's Oldest Person

A 116-year-old woman from Fukuoka, Japan is honored by Guinness as the oldest living person. Kane Tanaka keeps alert in her nursing home by studying math and playing board games.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2019

Getting An Infection During Pregnancy Could Result In Higher Risk Of Autism And Mental Disorders

Infection during pregnancy increases the likelihood that her child will be diagnosed with a mental disorder, particularly autism and depression, in the future, a study has found. The risk remains high even if the mother experienced an infection that is considered mild.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2019

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