Tag: health

Your Bottled Water Probably Has Plastic In It. Should You Worry?

Plastic contamination is rampant in bottled water. That was the unsettling conclusion of a study published last year in Frontiers in Chemistry that analyzed samples taken from 259 bottled waters sold in several countries and found that 93% of them contained “microplastic” synthetic polymer particles. Many of those particles weren’t

Your Favorite Cereals Are Probably Scamming You With Bogus Health Claims

Pick up a box of cereal and you’ll see a few common buzzwords like, “wholesome,” or “all natural.” These claims aren’t indicators of any actual health benefits–but that doesn’t stop people from buying them, according to a new study published in Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. It’s hard to

Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Ramadan, which begins on May 6 in most countries this year, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God. Muslims were commanded to fast during

7 Reasons Why Lemon-Infused Water Is A Good Energy Booster

Millions of people drink coffee on a daily basis. They consume the caffeine-rich drink to boost their energy and because it tastes good when consumed with sugar. Although it also affords health benefits, it actually causes caffeine crash and increased blood pressure. This is why lemon water is a better

Contaminated Generic Drugs Reveal an Urgent Public Health Crisis

Quality can be stipulated, but it cannot be assumed. Quality occurs by design; it cannot be tested into a product. Nowhere is this truer or more urgent than when it comes to generic drugs. Why generics? Because they represent 90 percent of the volume of medicine consumed by Americans. Medications

Heavy metal can be good for your mental health

It might sound contradictory, but getting caught up in heavy metal music might actually be good for your head. Listening to heavy metal and ‘extreme’ – read, very, very loud – music can help purge negative emotions, such as anger and depression, according to a 2015 study. Thirty-nine heavy metal fans were monitored after

Leaving two hours between dinner and bed is unnecessary, study suggests

Leaving a gap of two hours in between eating your dinner and going to bed isn’t necessarily beneficial for your health, a new scientific study has suggested. It’s commonly believed that eating shortly before bed can have a long-term detrimental impact on your wellbeing, leading to issues such as an

Experts recommend walking and talking for better mental health – and here’s why

The UK is facing a mental health crisis and one in four people will experience mental health ­problems this year, according to the charity Mind. The number of people receiving medication for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic attacks has also more than doubled over the last decade. But while

Government warns striking doctors

THE Health Services Board (HSB) says it will take disciplinary action on the 553 striking doctors and radiographers after they disobeyed a 12-hour ultimatum to return to work, further straining negotiations between government and the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA). Secretary for Health and Child Care Gerald Gwinji told journalists

wastewater to Growing vegetables feed spreading disease

A new study has just confirmed that using wastewater to water crops is a major threat to public health. Now, there are even more questions about the safety of using biosolids, or biosludge, which comes from wastewater, to fertilize soil and crops here in the United States. The re-purposing of

Highly processed foods linked to a higher likelihood of cancer

Rat riesearch provides another reason why you should avoid processed foods: You are putting yourself sk of cancer. A study published in the British Medical Journal has found a link between eating highly processed or “ultra-processed” foods and a higher risk of cancer. In the study, the researchers assessed the link between highly processed food