Category: Health & Fitness

6 Delightful Cooling Lemon Recipes To Try This Summer

Lemon is one quintessential summer food that you must keep a stock of. The citrus fruit (often mistaken as a vegetable for its sour taste) is loaded with the power of vitamin C, which is essential for keeping the immune system robust and functioning properly. The characteristic taste of lemon

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

Dietary sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens. Some dairy foods also contain vitamin K. The investigators who carried out the study say that their findings “suggest vitamin K may be involved in the disablement process in older age.” They describe their work in a

Study: Nitrates in drinking water linked to cancers

A new study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group and researchers from Northeastern University found that nitrate pollution in U.S. drinking water could cause over 12,000 cases of cancer each year. The peer-reviewed study is published in the journal Environmental Research. Nitrates are a type of plant nutrient found in land and

VA bans smoking, vaping at its hospitals

Smoking and vaping will no longer be allowed at Veterans Affairs (VA) health care centers across the country starting in October, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday. Historically, permitted designated smoking areas were available at VA facilities. The new policy will limit smoking of all kinds, including cigarettes

New Jersey veteran tested positive for rare tick-borne virus before death, daughter says

A New Jersey woman says her 80-year-old Marine Corps veteran father is the individual that health officials said tested positive for a rare tick-borne illness before his death in May. Dianne Rude, whose father, Armand Desormeaux, died on May 16 at Newton Medical Center, said she was told last Monday that

When it comes to cholesterol, is chicken as bad as red meat?

 Those who eschew steak in favor of chicken because they think it’s healthier may be able to put lean beef back on the menu. That’s because new research, published Tuesday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is raising questions about poultry and cholesterol. The small study found that consuming

FDA wins major victory in campaign against stem cell clinic

The US Food and Drug Administration won a major legal victory in its ongoing effort to crack down on clinics marketing bogus and potentially hazardous stem cell products. On Monday, a federal judge in Miami granted the FDA an injunction to prevent the Florida-based US Stem Cell Clinic from offering

Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps

Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The “secret shoppers” were denied appointments much of the time, especially if they said they were insured through Medicaid. The study revealed other roadblocks: high fees and a government

Is Carbonated Water Really a Better Alternative Drink?

Unlike matcha and kombucha, carbonated water has been on people’s radars for…well, a while. Now though, brands are reinventing the old school sip with healthy ingredients like real squeezed fruit instead of “natural flavors.” But is carbonated water all it’s cracked up to be? Is it a better option than

More baby boomers use medical marijuana, but they want their doctors to get wise to the risks and benefits

Baby boomers’ marijuana use has edged upward in the past decade, but recent research suggests some still have a hard time getting a hold of the drug. Older adults want more education, more research and greater openness with their health-care providers about using medical marijuana, according to a qualitative study

Young Men Are at Risk of Getting a Disease Common Among Older Women

A new study found that many young guys have low bone density. This could put them at risk of developing osteoporosis. Experts weigh in on what this means and the best ways to keep your bones healthy. Osteoporosis ads famously target older women, but pharmaceutical companies may want to focus

This Is What Happens When You Tease Kids about Their Weight, According to Science

Some parents believe that getting teased at school might help their kid develop a thick skin—but if it’s about their weight, the ridicule actually only makes matter worse. According to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, teasing children about their weight leads to more weight gain over