Fast food packaging may contain dangerous chemicals

A third of fast food wrappers test positive for chemicals linked to negative health effects The package we wrap our fast food in may harbor harmful chemicals. CONTINUE READING

It’s Time To Let Evidence Dominate The Diet Discussion

Two of the most well-known American food journalists have been telling readers lately that the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and Mediterranean diets are not tops for our...

Exercise To Renew A Middle-Aged Heart

Fortunately for those in midlife, Levine is finding that even if you haven't been an avid exerciser, getting in shape now may head off that decline and help restore...

Is it possible to boost your immune system?

There is hope. Your innate and adaptive immune system both need the right types of cells in the right quantities to work properly. If you want to give yourself...

23andMe can now test for BRCA mutations for Breast Cancer

There's only so much the test can actually tell you about breast cancer. The Food & Drug Administration is finally allowing 23andMe to provide testing for the breast cancer-related genes...

Dragon blood may help wounds heal faster

A Komodo dragon-inspired compound slays tough bacterial infections in mice In some myths, dragon's blood is a toxic, vile substance. In others, it has magical properties, curing disease and making...

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hyper vigilance of boundaries beginning to harm...

Can’t Sleep? It Could be Down to Genetics

Researchers have identified specific genes that may trigger the development of sleep problems, and have also demonstrated a genetic link between insomnia and psychiatric disorders such as depression, or...

Fast food packaging may contain dangerous chemicals

A third of fast food wrappers test positive for chemicals linked to negative health effects The package we wrap our fast food in may harbor harmful chemicals. CONTINUE READING

Positive attitude may be secret to long life

A recent study, published in the scientific journal International Psychogeriatrics, suggests exceptional longevity can be achieved through a combination of positive attitude, resilience to overcome adversity, and close ties...

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