Bird flu fear rises in Bihar amid culling of poultry birds

Culling of poultry birds is under way in parts of Bihar two days after reports of large-scale death of hens, crows and other birds led to panic among people about bird flu, triggering a drastic decline in chicken consumption, officials said on Saturday. Officials of the state’s animal and fisheries resource department said culling of 15,000 poultry…

What Were the Biggest Health Stories of 2018?

From women’s health to e-cigarettes to new apps and diets, there was plenty to choose from in health-related news this year. So, where does the nation stand in terms of its health as 2018 comes to an end? It seems to be a mixed bag. It was a long, 12-month road to get here as…

Kids Who Start School Early 30% More Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD

New research suggests parents of children with late summer birthdays may want to consider holding their kids back one more year before starting school. The start of kindergarten is a big deal for a lot of families. It’s the beginning of a new stage of childhood and parenting, and it brings with it all of…

Having Difficulty Following a Mediterranean Diet? Try a MedDairy Diet

Cheese lovers rejoice! A new version of the Mediterranean diet allows for several servings of dairy a day and has been shown to be just as healthy. A new take on the classic Mediterranean diet offers some of the same health benefits while potentially making it more accessible to Americans. Like it or not, dairy is still…

How Fake Health News Can Lead You to Make Dangerous Decisions

Fake health news can do real harm. Here’s how to spot the difference between false stories and verified information. Sleeping with raw, sliced onions in your socks can release toxins from your body. Two handfuls of cashews can alleviate depression just as much as a dose of Prozac. And were you aware that a vaccine for diabetes has been found in…

Is Your Personality Healthy? Taking This Test Will Tell You

Researchers say they’ve developed a new test that can be taken online that will determine whether your personality is a healthy one. There’s something reassuring and entertaining about investigating our own personalities. After all, they’re what make us each unique. But have you ever thought about whether your personality is a healthy one? A new…

The Top Fitness Trends to Know for 2019

From boxing to fitness studios, here are the top ways to get fit this year. From “cold yoga” to Zumba classes, fitness trends often come and go, but finding new ways to stay active can mean starting off the new year with a healthy new habit. If you’re looking for new and interesting ways to…

From Gut Health to Hemp: These 7 Diet Trends Will Dominate 2019

At least one dietitian hopes people will stop dieting altogether this year, but eating plans appear to be here to stay. The start of a new year is when everyone starts making predictions about what’s to come. In the health arena, that means trying to foresee which diets and nutrition fads will be trendsetters in…

Pesticides Associated With Increased Heart Disease Risk

Researchers studied whether Hispanic and Latino people had increased heart disease risk if their workplace used pesticides. Hispanic and Latino people exposed to pesticides in the workplace had increased risk for heart disease compared to those who didn’t work with the chemicals. It’s no secret that pesticides are dangerous to our health. Exposure to pesticides…

Watching lively videos online could make you happier: Study

Watching high-spirited videos on YouTube after a long day at work could pep you up a bit as researchers have found that people mirror the emotions of those they see online. When a YouTuber posts a video with a generally positive tone, the audience reacts with heightened positive emotions and the same is true for other emotional states, said…