Taking Control of Your Health

For most people, health is something taken for granted. Until someone experiences sickness, they really don’t understand the impact that their everyday activities have on their overall quality of life. It’s only after developing a chronic illness later in life that you are likely to exercise greater self-discipline over your health, usually too late to…

These 3 Kinds Of Diet Are More Harmful Than Smoking

Highlights Poor diet is a leading cause of deaths all over the world Not eating enough healthy foods is more harmful than smoking A good dietary strategy should focus more on including healthy foods A poor diet not only spells disaster for general health but it could also be a leading cause of deaths all over…

4 Tips for Choosing a Dentist

A lot of people are afraid of the dentist. Maybe you’re one of them. If your canines are aching, however, you might not have a choice about putting yourself in the dentist’s chair. The good news is that you don’t have to choose any old dentist from your neighborhood. You can compare and contrast different…

We Tried Reese Witherspoon’s Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie

From Pleasantville to Big Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon has been a fixture on our screens for over two decades. But Reese does so much more than act. This multitalented mogul has also launched her own media company Hello Sunshine, the clothing, accessories and home decor line Draper James, is an activist for global women’s rights and most recently, a best-selling…

Makeup of an individual’s gut bacteria may play role in weight loss

Gut bacteria that provide people with more energy from food may be responsible for the inability of some people to lose weight. Credit: © adrian_ilie825 / Fotolia A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose…

Tips and Tricks to Put Your Cat on a Diet

While a fat cat may spark a funny meme online, the reality is quite different. Indoor cats are more likely to be overweight or obese than outdoor cats. Cats face health issues when overweight similar to humans. Liver and heart issues, arthritis, bladder stones, diabetes and skin conditions are common ailments a cat faces when…

More evidence links weight gain to meal times

A recent small-scale study adds to the growing evidence of an association between eating later in the day and weight gain. Using unique tracking methods, the researchers add more detail to the theory. A recent study looks again at meal times and obesity. As adult obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, finding…

Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes

A combination of powerful tools has helped scientists identify two new genes that could contribute to osteoporosis through their effect on bone density. The finding could lead to better treatments for the bone-weakening disease. It may soon be possible to predict osteoporosis before it develops. The study, by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…

New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment

Breakthrough research has yielded a cluster of genetic markers that could form the basis of a blood test for PTSD. A new blood test for PTSD may be in sight. Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis suggest that their findings could lead to more accurate diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)….