Cancer survivors report an information gap in treatment side effects

Cancer treatments can save lives, but they also often cause a range of side effects. A recent patient survey in the United States has revealed how people feel about these effects and the information gaps that currently exist. Share on PinterestA new patient survey reveals the information needs of people receiving cancer treatment. About one-third of people […]

These 3 factors predict a child’s chance of obesity in adolescence (and no, it’s not just their weight)

Three simple factors can predict whether a child is likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence: the child’s body mass index (BMI), the mother’s BMI and the mother’s education level, according to our new research. The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, found these three factors predicted whether children […]

Bill Maher Weighs In On U.S. Obesity: Fat Shaming “Needs To Make A Comeback”

Bill Maher served up a super-sized portion of steamed snark on Friday night as he weighed in on the American obesity crisis by equating overeating to racism and littering as a behavior that should be admonished in public ways. “In August, 53 Americans died from mass shootings,” the host of Real Time with Bill Maher told his […]

Overweight and obesity levels dipping in Alberta preschoolers, but severe obesity unchanged: U of A study

Rates of overweight and obesity among preschool-aged children in Alberta are down since 2010, but the rate of severe obesity hasn’t changed, according to a new study by U of A researchers. (Photo: Getty Images) The number of overweight and obese preschool-aged children is on the decline in Alberta, but severe obesity remains virtually unchanged, […]

Obesity in women and how to tackle it

BENGALURU: There is nothing wrong in saying that obesity has become an epidemic within the world with an estimated 1.5 billion people being overweight. With changing lifestyle, our eating habits and food pattern have also been changing drastically. According to NCBI, nearly 300 million women are thought to be clinically obese. What causes obesity? Each […]

These Are the Best New Skin-Care Products Launching in August

Fact: There are a lot of skin-care products out there. So many that it’s often hard to keep track of what’s new, what’s old, and what you can trust. Lucky for you, that’s why we’re here. As beauty editors, it’s our job to point you in the right direction when you’re shopping for new goods. Every month we highlight […]

Students can now take ‘mental health days’ thanks to this new law in Oregon

Oregon will allow students to take ‘mental health days’ just as they would take sick days. (Image: seemescotland.org) Oregon will allow students to take ‘mental health days’ just as they would take sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is […]

Common skin bacterium raises risk of food allergy in kids with severe eczema

Washington D.C.: Researchers at King’s College London have found that young kids with serious eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium are at an increased risk of developing a food allergy. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a bacterium that can be found in the nose and the skin of healthy individuals. However, SA is more common in patients of eczema, […]

Figuring Out the Role of Fat Storage Cells in Obesity

New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine establishes a role of adipocyte Na/K-ATPase signaling in worsening obesity and its companion diseases, including neurodegeneration and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), that was enhanced by specific targeting of NaKtide, an antagonist of Na/K-ATPase signaling, to the adipocyte. The findings are published […]

Can celery juice help beat headaches and migraines? An expert weighs in

Can celery juice help beat headaches and migraines? Image: iStock.Source:BodyAndSoul Celery is the latest veggie to join the superfood club. Said to cure everything from a hangover to arthritis, the unassuming low calorie vegetable is being juiced by those seeking to boost their health with a nutrient rich juice. One of the latest claims according to wellness blog […]