Can a ‘fertility diet’ really help you conceive? In some cases, yes

When it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there’s a diet that claims it can boost a woman’s chances of having a baby. The diet was developed by Drs. Jorge Chavarro and Walter Willett, […]

Can Stem Cells Help Rams’ Todd Gurley’s Knee?

The Rams’ Todd Gurley avoiding the Patriots’ Lawrence Guy during Super Bowl LIII on February 3. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald; photo credit: Digital First Media via Getty Images)GETTY The Los Angeles Rams’ star running back, Todd Gurley, has had lingering issues with his left knee since he was drafted in 2015. The knee was bothering […]

Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and that figure doesn’t include children who are considered merely overweight and not obese. According to […]

Low-Carb Diets Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Rhythm Disorder, Says New Study

Low-carbohydrate diets are very trendy right now, but following them in the long-term may spell doom for your heart. A new study has said that a diet that derives low amount of calories from healthy carbohydrates like whole grains, fruits and starchy vegetables may put you at a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), […]

Are Stem Cell Transplants A Cure For HIV? Not So Fast

A second patient appears to have been “cured” of HIV following a stem cell transplant procedure, which replaces unhealthy, infected cells, with healthy blood cell precursors. The first successful stem cell transplant occurred in the “Berlin patient,” Timothy Ray Brown, in 2008 and, ten years later, he is still free of HIV. The current unidentified […]

At a health conference, attendees got some unusual swag: Glucometers to monitor their blood sugar

BSIP | UIG | Getty Images Diabetic teen equipped with glucose sensor and Freestyle Libre scanner which can just be flashed at the sensor on the back of arm to instantly measure blood sugar levels. Livongo, a San Francisco start-up that sells tools to employers to help them manage the health of their workers with […]

Fast Foods Less Healthy Today Than 30 Years Ago, Responsible for Rise in Obesity: Study

Despite the addition of healthy foods such as salads and sprouts to the menu, fast food is less healthy today than it was 30 years ago, and is increasingly contributing to obesity, say researchers. The study, led by Boston University, demonstrates that the calories, portion sizes, and sodium content overall have worsened (increased) over time […]