Explained: Why some moisturizers may do more harm than good to your skin

New Delhi: A lot has been said about skin care products, especially when it comes to moisturizers. For instance, earlier researchers at UC San Francisco found that moisturizing your skin might reduce the risk of developing a range of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a new study warned that moisturizers […]

Why aren’t voters more willing to abandon a health system that’s failing?

What does it mean to say “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it”? Some will remember this as a defining debate around the Affordable Care Act. One lessonDemocrats took from the collapse of the Clinton administration’s 1994 reforms was that Americans hated the idea of the government canceling their insurance plans. In deference to […]

Eating more rice may protect against obesity, international study suggests

According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.8% of Americans are now obese. Compare that figure to Japan, where the World Health Organization notes only 4.3% of the population is obese. While there are a multitude of factors at play, one group of scientists is suggesting rice consumption may play a role in the stark […]

Severely obese people in middle age 50% more likely to die early, study finds

Researchers urged obese individuals to ask their doctors to be assessed for any obesity-related diseases. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA People who are severely obese in middle age are 50% more likely to die early than those of a healthy weight, according to a large study of UK data. The research shows people with the highest levels […]

Keep the flu at bay with healthy foods like garlic, radish and more

There is no doubt that healthy eating habits are an inexpensive health insurance policy which boost immunity. While nutrition cannot eliminate the chances of contracting flu, it would certainly be helpful in strengthening our immune system and lessening the duration and severity of flu symptoms. Instead of turning to antibiotics, it’s always better to try […]

Keep the flu at bay with healthy foods like garlic, radish and more

There is no doubt that healthy eating habits are an inexpensive health insurance policy which boost immunity. While nutrition cannot eliminate the chances of contracting flu, it would certainly be helpful in strengthening our immune system and lessening the duration and severity of flu symptoms. Instead of turning to antibiotics, it’s always better to try […]