Spinach Compound Cuts Between-Meal Snacking
A natural compound hidden away in spinach has been shown to reduce food cravings between meals and could help prevent obesity, a Swedish scientist said on Monday.
Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, a professor of appetite regulation at Lund University, found the compound,...
Vitamin B5 Pills Found to Lower Cholesterol
New research shows that a form of vitamin B5 called pantethine significantly lowers cholesterol - and the supplement could offer an alternative for people taking statin drugs. The study "confirmed the efficacy of pantethine in a healthy North American population who had...
Take Fish Oil, Sleep Better: Experts
If you're having trouble getting a good night's sleep, you might want to add more fish to your plate or consider fish oil supplements, new research suggests.
Fruit, Veggies Help Pregnant Moms Avoid Premature Birth
Expectant mothers are often told to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and a new study adds to evidence that a healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk of premature birth.
Researchers analyzed data gathered from more than 66,000 pregnant women in Norway between 2002 and 2008....
Home Births Rise Steeply: CDC
The percentage of U.S. women choosing to give birth at home or in a birthing center rather than a hospital has grown by 56 percent in less than a decade, according to a new government report.
Although hardly the norm, out-of-hospital births accounted for 1.36 percent of U.S....
Mattress Covers Don't Reduce Dust Mites: Clinical Trials
Based on clinical trials, U.S. researchers find that expensive mattress covers make no difference in reducing dust mite allergies or their symptoms.
Up to 40 percent of the world population has allergies, and dust mites are thought to be one of the most common causes....
Supplement Users Lead Healthier Lives: Study
People who use multivitamins and other nutritional supplements tend to lead healthier lives overall, so taking supplements can be seen as a positive sign, suggests a new review of past research.
More than half of American adults use supplements such as multivitamins,...
Industrial Plastics Chemical Found in Hundreds of Foods: Report
Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States,including many foods labeled as healthy, contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group. Azodicarbonamide,...
Beware of Handling Cash Register Receipts: Study
Handling receipts may increase the body's level of a chemical that has been linked to reproductive and neurological problems, suggests a new small study.
The researchers write in JAMA that bisphenol A - commonly known as BPA - typically enters the body when people eat food...
Acupuncture Shows Promise in Sepsis Treatment
New research published in the journal Nature Medicine details a direct connection between acupuncture and the treatment of sepsis, a condition stemming from exposure to infection in hospital intensive care units.
Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese remedy, has been used in a...
Vegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Blood Pressure
People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians,according to a new review of past studies.
Researchers said for some people, eating a vegetarian diet could be a good way to treat high blood pressure without medication.
New Research Shows How Fish Oil Helps Brain
New research in monkeys suggests that eating a diet rich in omega-3fatty acids may boost the development of complex brain networks.
Scientists found that monkeys fed a diet high in omega-3s had better connections in certain brain networks. They noted these connections...
Food Packages Harmful to Health, Scientists Warn
Synthetic chemicals used in the packaging, storage, and processing of foodstuffs have been found to be harmful to human health, according to a new warning from environmental scientists.
Magnesium Prevents Bone Fractures: Study
Magnesium in drinking water has been shown to protect against hip fractures, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Slowing Down? What to Eat for Sharper Reflexes
A nutrient found in spinach and eggs could help sharpen reflexes and therefore improve road safety.
So says a team of researchers from Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam, who conducted a study on the impact of intake of tyrosine, a nutrient found in foods...
Low Vitamin C Linked to Deadly Strokes
In a small study, French researchers have found that people deficient in vitamin C might be at greater risk for bleeding in the brain, also called hemorrhagic stroke.
Hemorrhagic strokes make up only 15 percent of all strokes, but they usually are deadlier than ischemic...
Rose Hip Powder Stops Arthritis Pain: Researcher
A secret weapon to obtain relief from the dreadful pain of osteoarthritis (and other forms of arthritis) is as close as your kitchen's counter-top blender. A top university doctor says that his research shows that a tasty smoothie made with rose hip powder is often just as...
Meditation Eases Work Stress: Study
Regular doses of meditation might prevent work-related stress and burnout, a small U.S. study suggests.
Teachers and supportstaff working at a school for children with behavior problems felt lessstressed after practicing 20 minutes of Transcendental Meditation (TM)twice a...
6 Foods That Boost Libido
As people get older, like other physical aspects of life, sex lives often slow down. "Most couples want a healthy sex life because it makes them feel good about themselves physically and mentally," says Ellen Kamhi, clinical instructor of pharmacology at Stony Brook School...
Food Industry Shifts to Natural Ingredients
A new study finds the nation's food industry is increasingly turning away from artificial sweeteners and additives in favor of naturally derived ingredients, as health-conscious consumers are increasingly shunning fake sugars, fats, and preservatives.
Chick-Fil-A Switching to Antibiotic-Free Chicken
Chick-fil-A said Tuesday it plans to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics within the next five years. The Atlanta-based chain said it's working with suppliers to build up an adequate supply for its nearly 1,800 restaurants. It is asking suppliers to work with the...
Kraft Singles to Lose Artificial Preservatives
Artificial preservatives will be eliminated from two varieties of Kraft Singles cheese slices, Kraft says. Sorbic acid in the full-fat American and White American varieties will be replaced by natamycin, which Kraft says is a natural mold inhibitor, the Associated Press...
Supplement Users Found to Have Better Overall Health
Dietary supplement users tend to have better overall health, but not just because they take such products. New scientific research indicates supplement takers are more likely than non-users to engage in a number of healthy habits.
Food Companies Propose Voluntary GMO Labels
Large food companies are trying to head off state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide. The food industry and farm groups are pushing Congress to pass legislation that would require the Food and...
Antioxidant-Bashing Study is 'Nonsense,' Says Top Doc
A recent headline-making study warning that antioxidants can increase cancer risk is "nonsense," a top nutritional doctor tells Newsmax Health. Last week, Swedish scientists claimed their findings showed that antioxidants could boost the risk of lung cancer for smokers and...
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