Protein shakes don’t count: Why older adults should eat real food

Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone health…

The happy consequences of abandoning comfort food

I am a creature of habit, monotony and some determination. In some respects, I am like a goldfish in a bowl. I swim 60 laps of a 25m pool, up and down, up and down. I run the same 190m of our tiny, neighbourhood park until I complete 4km. I can clean dirty plates and…

A Few of the Ways Outdoor Activities Support Sober Living

It may be necessary for Norwegian Cruise line to up its security the next time they schedule another electronic dance music party cruise. This is the second year that passengers were found with drugs. The cruise that was scheduled in early January 2018 and several passengers are now facing drug charges. Depending on the circumstances,…

Can Exposure To Cannabis Alter Genetic Profile Of Sperms?

Exposure to cannabis can alter the genetic profile of sperms in men, and possibly affect the children too, a recent study suggests. As legal access to marijuana continues to expand across the U.S., more scientists are studying the effects of its active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in teens, adults and pregnant women. Experiments in rats and…

Decorative Ceramics Wares In Your Homes May Raise Cancer Risk

Love to decorate your homes with ceramics wares and glass painting? Beware, they may contain high levels of cadmium that can raise the risk of cancer, warns researchers. Cadmium is commonly used to give products a bright red, orange or yellow pigment, but over time the decoration on glass can start to flake and the glaze…

This Is The Plant You Need To Get Rid Of Air Pollution Inside Your Homes

Researchers have genetically modified a common indoor plant pothos ivy to remove pollutants inside the house including chloroform and benzene that have been linked to cancer, according to a new study. The modified plants express a protein, called P450 2E1 or 2E1, that transforms these compounds into molecules that the plants can then use to support…

Calorie Information May Make You Rethink About Your Food Choices

You might love munching on fries or your favourite flavour of chips but according to a new study, seeing pictures of food with calorie information on it not only makes food less appetizing but it also appears to change the way your brain responds to food. The study appeared in the journal ‘PLOS ONE’ and…

Beware! Heart Attack, Stroke May Predict Cancer Risk, Say Researchers

Heart attack or stroke may be an early sign of cancers, especially in older adults, say researchers. The findings showed that the risk of having a heart attack and stroke jumped by 70 per cent in the year before cancer diagnosis. The risk was most acute in the month immediately before cancer diagnosis. Lung and…

Study: Overuse Of Antibiotics Is High In Common Urology Procedures

Antibiotics are being overused in patients undergoing common urological procedures, which exposes them to potential harm including an increased risk of infection by C. difficile bacteria, researchers warned. Clostridium difficile, often called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhoea to potentially fatal inflammation of the colon. The study showed that almost 60…