Articles Tagged with Health

Two Studies Show School Lunches Are Healthier Than Bagged

Two studies show that school lunches are healthier than most bagged lunches.

Two separate studies comparing school lunches to those that students brought from home have found that for most students, bagged lunches lack nutrition and those provided in school tend to be healthier for students. Both studies were published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics and compared the nutritional values of the lunches children brought from… Read more »

Sleep Problems Could Increase Risk Of Obesity In Children

Lack of sleep combined with other sleep problems for young children could increase their risk of obesity.

A new study that was published in The Journal of Pediatrics last week links lack of sleep and other problems with a higher risk of childhood obesity. The study was conducted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and looked at the effects of a chronic lack of sleep on young children… Read more »

Low-Fat Diet Could Help Women Survive Breast Cancer

A new study reveals that in addition to the other health benefits of a low fat diet, reducing the fat may also help women survive breast cancer.

A new study that was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium shows that women who have a low fat diet may have a better shot at beating breast cancer and extending their lives than women on conventional American diets. The Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study was conducted by researchers from Los Angeles Biomedical Research… Read more »

Sugar Spikes Profits For Most Powerful Companies On Earth [Video]

Sugar Spikes Profits

Sugar spikes the profits of the most familiar and powerful companies in the world. The trillion-dollar food industry in North America goes to great lengths to try and figure out what makes people crave their product. Eventually, they figure out the exact amount of ingredients to add to their goods, referred to as the bliss… Read more »

Reversing Alzheimer’s? A New Study Offers Hope

Vitamin D, DHA, Coconut Oil, Exercise, and a Healthy Diet could reverse alzheimer's symptoms says new study.

Alzheimer’s Disease can be devastating for the 5 million Americans affected by the debilitating disease and their families who struggle with providing their care, but a new study from researchers at UCLA may offer some hope. Researchers at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) lead by Dr. Dale Bredesen, who is currently the director of… Read more »

U.S. Health Rankings Report Shows Quality Of American Life In Peril

Health Rankings 2014 Report

Each year, United Health Foundation provides a report of the United States’ health rankings. The primary objective of the yearly report is to encourage action to improve public health. The not-for-profit, private foundation released their 2014 Annual report on Wednesday. For 25 years, United Health Foundation has been tracking the health of Americans. Their passion… Read more »

Ineffective Influenza Vaccine: Why You Should Still Get Vaccinated

The influenza vaccine this year might not be effective.

The annual influenza vaccine is an important part of the season. In years past, the vaccine has proven to be effective in over 50 percent of the patients who receive it. This year, unfortunately, that is not the case. The CDC released a statement on Thursday indicating that the influenza vaccine might not be nearly… Read more »

A Few Simple Ways For Reducing Your Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress And Depression

Holiday stress and depression can spoil your holidays and be harmful to your health. However, you don’t have to become a victim to these emotional setbacks. Preventing holiday stress and depression should be first and foremost, especially if you have a history of stressful and depressing holidays. It’s important to be realistic. Don’t expect the… Read more »

Algae Could Help Repair Heart Damage After A Heart Attack

Promising medicine from the sea could help heart attack survivors.

There is a new study currently under way that may show some promise for heart attack victims using the amazing healing properties of the sea. The Stony Brook Medicine’s Heart Institute has become the newest part of the PRESERVATION clinical trial looking at the possible effects that algae may have on helping to repair a… Read more »

Christie Brinkley Introduces Vegan Skin Care Line

Christie Brinkley Skin Care

At 60 years old, Christie Brinkley is still bright and fresh-faced. It wasn’t long ago, only this past February, that she posed for the cover of People magazine in a fitted swimsuit. Now, she wants to share her skin care secret with consumers in the form of a new skin care product line. In conjunction… Read more »

Going Vegetarian Could Be Key To Weight Loss Says New Study

Switching to a vegetarian diet can help with weight loss say experts.

Runners World Magazine recently featured a new six month study published in the journal Nutrition which suggests that switching to a vegetarian diet may be the key to weight loss and a lot of athletes seems to be taking notice. The study covered a group of adults who were overweight or already obese and divided… Read more »

American Pigs Too Fat For Hams This Holiday Season

American pigs are now too fat to even be used as ham.

The United States has an obesity problem this year, and it’s not just Americans that are overweight. Now, American pigs are too fat, too; too fat even to be the holiday ham, say ham producers. The American meat industry has long been criticized for the unnaturally plump livestock, but this year pigs grown in the… Read more »

Nations Meet In Rome For Global Nutrition Conference

Delegates from around the world meet to discuss the world's nutritional challenges at International Nutrition Conference.

Representatives from over 170 nations as well as the WHO (World Health Organization) gathered on Tuesday for the opening ceremonies of the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome. The nutrition conference is aimed at finding solutions to the pressing nutritional problems of the international community, where over half of the planet’s population is suffering… Read more »

Delicious Skin Care: 6 Power House Foods For Healthy Skin

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With all of the latest skin care products on the market, many people overlook one of the most important steps in their skin care routine: their diet. What we eat can have an enormous impact on our skin and a lot of the natural ingredients that we see included in skin care products, like avocado,… Read more »

Teal Pumpkin Project Changes The Way We Think About Halloween Candy

The Teal Pumpkin Project seeks to help kids enjoy Halloween without the Halloween candy worries.

While many kids dressed in their cutest and spookiest best take to the streets on All Hallow’s Eve to collect their treasury of Halloween candy from house to house, thousands of kids miss out on the fun due to allergies and other dietary restrictions. However, the Teal Pumpkin Projects is aiming to change that. Since… Read more »

Natural Ways To Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stress and certain foods can trigger painful flare-ups of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, often painful inflammatory disorder that most often affects the small joints in the hands and feet. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause severe pain, swelling, joint stiffness, and even result in loss of movement and range in the affected area, most often in the hands. Although there is no cure for rheumatoid… Read more »

Walmart Introduces $40 Doctor Visits At Their New Care Clinics

Walmart Health Center

Months after Walmart announced its plans to enter into the healthcare industry, the world’s largest retail chain has opened a Care Clinic in Galvaston, Georgia. Northwest Georgia News has released that services to be offered at Walmart Care Clinics include preventative health services, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and guidance on managing chronic problems such… Read more »

Wedding Weight Loss: Couple Sheds A Combined 133 Pounds For Their Special Day

Matt Bradley

One engaged couple decided they’d commit themselves to something more than just marriage – weight loss! According to Elite Daily, Matt Bradley and his fiancé, Hannah, reportedly dropped a combined 133 pounds in time for their wedding day. During a recent interview, the Warwickshire native shared details about their weight loss journey. The couple, who… Read more »

Weight Loss: A Craze Gone Too Far?

Weight loss may or may not carry all the health benefits we so readily associate with it.

The miracle of weight loss is one that everyone has heard of, and that the majority strives toward. Shedding a pound here or there, dropping a jean size, and being complimented on skinniness are all considered huge health victories in today’s society. But recent research suggests that our perception that weight loss and a healthy… Read more »

Do You Want To Know A Secret? Telling Your Secrets Can Make You Healthier

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Pssst! Want to know a secret? Okay, here’s one. Did you know that keeping secrets can actually be harmful to your health. At the same time, revealing your personal secrets can produce immediate health benefits. This stylish video from BuzzFeed uses secrets compiled from the Whisper app, which allows users to anonymously unburden themselves of… Read more »

Pneumonic Plague: Three More Diagnosed With Deadly Disease

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Three more Colorado residents have been diagnosed with pneumonic plague. Those who have contracted the rare and deadly disease are believed to have become ill after having contact with an infected dog. As previously reported by The Inquistir, the dog’s owner was hospitalized after presenting with a life-threatening form of the plague. The Colorado Department… Read more »