What is metabolic syndrome and how to beat it

What is metabolic syndrome and how to beat it?

An important recent study showed that interval training and a high pulse rate 2-3 times a week are better than weight loss and moderate...
Why do we develop high blood pressure

Why do we develop high blood pressure?

Abnormally high blood pressure, or hypertension, may be related to changes in brain activity and blood flow early in life. That’s according to a study...
High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries,...
A breast cancer survivor’s lifelong marathon

A breast cancer survivor’s lifelong marathon

Elizabeth Cowles Johnston, 39, is a busy working mother of two young children who directs the Hartford Marathon Foundation’s public relations campaign each year. But...
Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a...
“Healthy obesity” may not exist, says a study

“Healthy obesity” may not exist, says a study

The term “healthy obesity” has gained traction over the past 15 years, but scientists have recently questioned its very existence. A study published in Cell...
Breastfeeding reduces risk of endometriosis diagnosis

Breastfeeding reduces risk of endometriosis diagnosis

Endometriosis is a chronic and incurable gynecologic disorder that affects approximately 10 percent of women in the United States. Its symptoms can be debilitating and...
Being fit could help you survive a heart attack

Being fit could help you survive a heart attack

Being physically fit may not only reduce your risk of having a heart attack, but can also improve your chances of surviving if you...
Can this new painkiller evade the flaws of opioids

Can this new painkiller evade the flaws of opioids?

Scientists have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The synthetic compound, known as UKH-1114,...
Big factors that put a pregnancy at risk

Big factors that put a pregnancy at risk

The factors that place a pregnancy at risk can be divided into four categories: Existing Health Conditions; Age; Lifestyle Factors; Conditions of Pregnancy. Existing Health Conditions High blood pressure. Even...
Breast cancer symptoms

Breast cancer symptoms: What you need to know

An important way to keep up with your breast health is to be aware of how your breasts normally look and feel, and know...
Can mindful eating really help you lose weight

Can mindful eating really help you lose weight?

It is unclear whether mindful eating can help with weight loss, according to a new City, University of London review. The paper, which is published...
Different dietary fat, different risk of mortality

Different dietary fat, different risk of mortality

Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...
6 things to know about panic attack vs. anxiety attack

6 things to know about panic attack vs. anxiety attack

Feelings of fear, dread or unease can be paralyzing. Identifying your symptoms — and knowing help is available — is key to recovery. When you...
Why hospital doctors should cut back on blood tests

Why hospital doctors should cut back on blood tests

Doctors should reduce the number of repetitive blood tests they perform for hospital patients, report researchers. The authors of the literature review also provide an...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...
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Foods for people that are bad for your dog

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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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Energy dense foods may increase your cancer risk even if you are not obese

Energy dense foods may increase your cancer risk even if you are not obese

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Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

In a study, researchers have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplements, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than...
Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...
5 exercises that do wonders for your health

5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...