Moira dela Torre has message for those struggling with their mental health

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) — Moira dela Torre reminded everyone struggling with their mental health that it’s okay not to be okay, especially during difficult times. On Instagram, dela Torre admitted that the past few days have been mentally tough for her. “Anxiety attacks have been often. My joints start to stiffen. I couldn’t breathe,” […]

20.08.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Health & Fitness, News ·
Jessy Mendiola to host new fitness show

Jessy Mendiola to host new fitness show

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay)– Actress Jessy Mendiola is set to return to work as the host of a new fitness program which will be aired on TV5. Mendiola took to social media to share her the teaser of her show “Fit for Life,” which will debut on August 16, 7 a.m. on TV5 and on […]

06.08.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·

FDA approves a total of 204 COVID-19 test kits

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it has approved a total of 204 COVID-19 test kits so far. These include 71 polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based test kits, 77 rapid antibody test kits, 51 immunoassay test kits, and five others. The number of COVID-19 cases reached 52,914 on Friday, according to […]

13.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, Philippine News ·

Pneumonia vaccine indirectly strengthens body vs COVID-19, says expert

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — Vaccination against pneumonia helps the body indirectly strengthen itself against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a pediatric specialist. Dr. John Ong urged the Philippines to continue using the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) 13 as the country grapples with the coronavirus menace. “If you are inoculated for pneumonia, you are indirectly […]

11.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, Philippine News, World News ·

Almost 600 patients in PH participate in clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) — There are now almost 600 patients in the Philippines enrolled in tho World Health Organization’s clinical trials for possible COVID-19 treatments, according to the Department of Health. The DOH released the information as two of the Solidarity Trial tracks were discontinued because the drugs were deemed ineffective. Based on DOH […]

08.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, World News ·

DOH halts use of HIV drug combination for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health said Sunday it would stop the use of combination HIV drug lopinavir and ritonavir in its treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients following the World Health Organization’s move. The agency had also previously discontinued using anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, according to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. “Based on […]

07.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, World News ·

Steam inhalation may trigger COVID-19 spread – DOH exec

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) warned Friday that a home remedy being pushed by the Cebu provincial government against COVID-19 might end up spreading the new coronavirus. “Tuob,” a type of steam inhalation using hot water infused with herbal properties, can “aerosolize” the virus and “may lead to further transmission of the […]

01.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, World News ·

DOH: Don’t buy dexamethasone for the purpose of preventing COVID-19

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Saturday advised the public not to flock to drugstores to buy dexamethasone for use in preventing COVID-19. “Dapat ‘yung mga kababayan natin, ‘wag bumili kasi ‘di naman siya magagamit to prevent, hindi naman siya magagamit para gamutin ang COVID-19,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. Malacañang on […]

Coronavirus survivor Iza Calzado donates plasma for patients

Coronavirus survivor Iza Calzado donates plasma for patients

MANILA, June 13 (Mabuhay) — Actress Iza Calzado, one of the first local high-profile cases of coronavirus, shared that she has donated blood in the hope of helping other patients recover. On Instagram, Calzado shared a photo of her holding the bag of blood she had donated at the Philippine General Hospital. The successful donation […]

Kathryn Bernardo inspires followers with post-workout pictures

Kathryn Bernardo inspires followers with post-workout pictures

MANILA, June 10 (Mabuhay) — Kathryn Bernardo left her followers in awe after she posted several post-workout selfies on her social media page. The actress said that since the lockdown, she made a promise to herself that she would work out at least three times a week to keep her body healthy “and to offset […]

10.06.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
DOH, WHO conduct free HIV screening in the workplace

DOH, WHO conduct free HIV screening in the workplace

MANILA, May 11, 2018 – The Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) held a one-day free confidential and anonymous HIV screening in the workplace in several sites within the department compound on Friday. This activity is part of the observance of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day on May 18. About 400 […]

18.05.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hometown, News ·
Could cockroach milk be a superfood of the future?

Could cockroach milk be a superfood of the future?

Could we one day be eating cookies and ice cream made with cockroach milk? Researchers in India have discovered that a viviparous cockroach (one that gives birth to live young rather than laying eggs) produces a substance three times more calorific than buffalo milk.  Insects are increasingly looking like the food of the future. In […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Vacations are times to kick back and relax, but getaways can also be a source of friction among families, friends or couples, as back-seat driving or paying restaurant bills cause tempers to fray. Here are a few tips from Sonia Prades, a psychologist specializing in family relationships, on how to ensure a stress-free summer break. Today, […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Local health groups launch ‘Rethink Your Asian Drink’ campaign

Local health groups launch ‘Rethink Your Asian Drink’ campaign

A coalition of health and community organizations recently launched the “Rethink Your Asian Drink” campaign, in an effort to bring awareness to various Asian drinks such as Boba and milk tea, that are sugary and have literally little or no value. The goal of this campaign is to empower the public and bring awareness and health concerns […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions ·
IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

Enhanced golf shoe IOFIT is offering a swing at greater power, longer drives, and more reliable putts with technology that analyzes balance and weight shift in real-time. When coupled with a companion app for Android or iOS, pressure sensors within the shoe’s outsole can deliver instant feedback on pressure distribution, weight shift, and foot balance […]

Another gene link to depression found: study

Another gene link to depression found: study

Scientists on Monday reported fresh evidence for an inherited risk for depression, uncovering 17 genetic variations which they linked to major depressive disorder (MDD). The discovery should boost understanding of the biology behind MDD and open up paths for treating it, the team wrote in the journal Nature Genetics. MDD, also known simply as depression, […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein

Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein

Eating lean proteins, such as nuts, chicken and fish, reduces a person’s risk of dying compared to a diet high in red meats, eggs and dairy, according to a large study out Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine confirm what many health experts have said for decades, […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Stress-free summer: tips for a successful first vacation as a couple

Stress-free summer: tips for a successful first vacation as a couple

Vacations are times to kick back and relax, but getaways can also be a source of friction among families, friends or couples, as back-seat driving or paying restaurant bills cause tempers to fray. Here are a few tips from Sonia Prades, a psychologist specializing in family relationships, on how to ensure a stress-free summer break. Today, […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and Samsung are pooling their considerable resources in order to build a connected health and lifestyle platform that will interact with everything from smart TVs to wearables in order to help people make healthier choices. As more and more areas of our lives — from the homes we live […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway. In his latest book, “Ultimate Family Wellness,” David shares his own story of balancing fatherhood with fitness, and gives his expert advice on how to work out and eat well with the whole family. […]

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go — the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide — as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Pokémon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention […]

Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

Those traveling to Brazil for the Olympics face a tiny risk of getting infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in pregnant women, US researchers said Monday. Under a worst-case scenario, just three to 37 of the up to 500,000 people expected to go to Rio de Janeiro for the games, […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Less carbs and more healthy fats could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Less carbs and more healthy fats could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Replacing carbohydrate and saturated fats with more unsaturated fats could help to lower the risk of diabetes according to new research. The new study, out of Tufts University in the US state of Massachusetts and the University of Cambridge in the UK, looked at data from 102 randomized controlled trials involving a total of 4,660 […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Free People boosts offering with beauty and wellness online

Free People boosts offering with beauty and wellness online

US apparel and lifestyle retailer Free People has expanded its empire to include a beauty and wellness category online, following the success of fellow URBN subsidiaries Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie in the same sphere. The chain has tasked Jessica Richards, senior beauty merchant and founder of Shen Beauty, to tailor Free People’s assortment “for active young professional […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Foods to eat for heart health by celebrity yoga teacher Mandy Ingber

Foods to eat for heart health by celebrity yoga teacher Mandy Ingber

In her latest book, “Yogalosophy for Inner Strength“, Mandy Ingber, yoga teacher to Jennifer Aniston, looks at how the practice of yoga, along with meditation, self-care, nutrition, and even music, can help everyone maintain optimum wellness and find resilience even during the most stressful and trying times.  Here Mandy shares her top tips on how to nourish […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness ·
The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

A new large-scale study suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can boost your happiness as well as your health. Carried out by researchers at the University of Warwick, England and the University of Queensland, Australia, the new study is one of the first of its kind to scientifically explore the psychological […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

SACRAMENTO – The California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) celebrated a landmark 100,000th visit this week as part of the state’s hands-on efforts to provide assistance to new parents and improve the health and wellbeing of children across the state. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) preventive intervention program focuses on positive parenting and child development. “Home visiting is an effective […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Services, U.S. News ·
India’s Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ on junk food

India’s Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ on junk food

India’s peaceful tourist hotspot Kerala has become the first state in the country to impose a “fat tax” on junk food in a bid to counter rising obesity. The state’s finance minister Thomas Isaac announced a 14.5 percent tax on food including burgers, pizzas and sandwiches sold at restaurants and fast-food chains, as part of […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

Saturated fats in butter, lard and red meat raise the risk of early death, but replacing these with fats like olive oil can offer substantial health benefits, a three-decade study confirmed on Tuesday. The research involving more than 120,000 people was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. “There has […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Research suggests aloe vera has beneficial effects for diabetics

Research suggests aloe vera has beneficial effects for diabetics

A new study highlights the antidiabetic effects of aloe vera. The plant, which originates from Africa, has been found to reduce blood sugar levels, which can be helpful for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Diabetes patients could have a reason to take a regular dose of aloe vera, as this succulent plant has been found […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

Artificially stimulating the brain’s feel-good centre boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, a study reported Monday. “Our findings indicate that activation of areas of the brain associated with positive expectations can affect how the body copes with diseases,” said senior author Asya Rolls, an assistant professor […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

A new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives is calling for more attention to be paid to the growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals are causing harm to children’s brain development. Dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates have expressed their concern in the paper that these chemicals are disrupting […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

France’s foie gras industry is struggling with the fallout of a bird flu scare that has led to a 25 percent drop in production of the controversial delicacy. Jean-Jacques Caspari of the foie gras industry association CIFOG warned Tuesday of shortages and soaring prices that were likely to last even beyond this year’s festive season. […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Vespa (Red) and Bill Gates fight AIDS

Vespa (Red) and Bill Gates fight AIDS

Piaggio is launching a (RED) edition of its iconic Vespa moped, with philanthropist Bill Gates also on board. Each special edition Vespa sold will generate $150 toward the activities of the Global Fund for the battle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Piaggio said. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the main global […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring ·
New research explores dietary fiber, vitamin A and peanut allergies

New research explores dietary fiber, vitamin A and peanut allergies

Two new Australian studies suggest that a diet rich in fiber could help to reduce allergies to foods such as peanuts. In one study, which is also one of the first to look specifically at fiber deficiency in the gut, Laurence Macia and Charles Mackay, both immunologists at Monash University in Australia, bred a group […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Broccoli could soon be giving you an even bigger health boost suggests new research

Broccoli could soon be giving you an even bigger health boost suggests new research

Already known for its super health benefits, scientists have found a way to give broccoli even more of a boost, by identifying the genes which control the vegetable’s phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are beneficial to health thanks to their levels of flavonoids, which spread through the body via the bloodstream, reducing inflammation and lowering the risk […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Liven up a glass of water with flavors and colors

Liven up a glass of water with flavors and colors

Drinking the recommended one-and-a-half to two liters of water each day can seem daunting. Whether at the office or on the beach, why not try one of these ideas to liven up your glass or bottle of water with a fresh new flavor? Fruity ice cubes Next time you make ice cubes, try placing a […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Keep an eye on pregnancy food cravings to avoid excess weight gain advises new study

Keep an eye on pregnancy food cravings to avoid excess weight gain advises new study

New US research cautions against indulging too much in pregnancy food cravings after finding that the frequency of cravings is a strong predictor of excess pregnancy weight gain. Recent studies have shown that more than half of women gain more than the recommended amount for pregnancy weight gain set by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
WHO releases health guidelines for travel to Rio during the Olympics

WHO releases health guidelines for travel to Rio during the Olympics

The World Health Organization has released a raft of health and safety advisories for travelers headed to Brazil for the Olympic games. In addition to routine vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, hepatitis B, mumps etc) which vary from country to country, the WHO also recommends travelers get vaccinated against Hepatitis A, B, Typhoid fever, rabies […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
UNICEF warns of growing abuse risk for refugee, migrant children arriving in Europe

UNICEF warns of growing abuse risk for refugee, migrant children arriving in Europe

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt and Novak Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the world, hold a signed agreement announcing Novak Djokovic as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at UNICEF House. On 26 August 2015, UNICEF announced Novak Djokovic’s appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador. Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Seven ways to beat the seasonal blues

Seven ways to beat the seasonal blues

Grey skies, rain, floods, temperatures below the seasonal norm …. Seasonal depression usually arises as winter approaches but can also hit in spring and early summer, occurs when the body and the spirit are lacking in energy. Here’s some advice on how to chase away the gloom and not be overcome by these difficult moments. […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer: UN body

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer: UN body

Drinking very hot beverages “probably” causes cancer of the oesophagus, the UN’s cancer agency said Wednesday, while lifting suspicion from coffee if consumed at “normal serving temperatures”. “These results suggest that drinking very hot beverages is one probable cause of oesophageal cancer and that it is the temperature, rather than the drinks themselves, that appears […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Olympics: WHO committee says low risk of Zika spread

Olympics: WHO committee says low risk of Zika spread

There is a “very low risk” of the Zika virus spreading further internationally as a result of the Olympic Games in Brazil, the World Health Organization’s emergency committee on the disease said Tuesday. The statement came as worry mounted that the mosquito-borne virus, which has spread across much of Latin America and which can lead […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
DFA’s FSI, Johns Hopkins build partnership to advance PHL’s diplomatic knowledge

DFA’s FSI, Johns Hopkins build partnership to advance PHL’s diplomatic knowledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Foreign Affairs – Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was signed at a special SAIS Philippines Roundtable held at the Johns Hopkins University on 06 June 2016. The MOU recognizes the strategic importance […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
Dietary fiber could help to stave off disease and disability in old age

Dietary fiber could help to stave off disease and disability in old age

New Australian research has found that a diet rich in fibre could not only improve our everyday health now, but could also improve our future health by helping us avoid disease and disability in old age. Scientists from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research looked at data from a cohort group of more than 1,600 […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Aloe Vera: the star beauty ingredient of 2016

Aloe Vera: the star beauty ingredient of 2016

Aloe Vera is becoming increasingly popular in the beauty industry, with overall global consumption on the rise, according to new statistics. A report by Future Market Insights (FMI) has revealed that the plant is becoming an essential ingredient in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, with global volume in 2016 set to surpass 60,720.4 tonnes, representing revenues […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan  (PNA) – A spa and wellness resort in this tourist island was chosen as one of the nominees for the 2nd World Spa Awards. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas has been nominated in two categories, particularly, Asia’s Best Wellness Retreat and Philippines’ Best Wellness Retreat. Situated in a private area in this […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Destinations, Health & Fitness, Services ·
WHO releases new updated guideline on sexual transmission of Zika virus

WHO releases new updated guideline on sexual transmission of Zika virus

The World Health Organization has released an interim guidance update underscoring the mounting evidence that sexual transmission of the Zika virus is not only possible, but more common than previously assumed. The WHO notes that, as of May 19, 12 studies or reports have been published on the sexual transmission of the Zika virus. Though […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Top foods for healthy eyes

Top foods for healthy eyes

American researchers have highlighted the role of diet in maintaining eye health with a list of specific foods, which, when eaten regularly, could reduce eye-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration by 25%. Foods with the most beneficial effects for eyes include green leafy vegetables and oily fish. Green leafy vegetables Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Drug discovery brings hope of new breast cancer treatments

Drug discovery brings hope of new breast cancer treatments

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, have identified a new drug that could offer an effective future therapy for breast cancer. While a potential treatment is still a long way off, this discovery could give rise to promising clinical trials. The potentially life-changing compound for women suffering from breast cancer is called eCF506. The […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

New research has found further evidence to support the beneficial effects of sunlight on health, finding that exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism and aid weight loss. The recent study out of Northwestern University in the US, builds on the university’s previous research into the effect of light on metabolism and weight loss. In their […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
WHO: Europe faces low to moderate Zika risk this summer

WHO: Europe faces low to moderate Zika risk this summer

The Zika virus could spread to Europe during late spring and summer, but the risk level is low to moderate according to a new risk assessment published by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. The risk varies across the WHO European Region but is higher in countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present. […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

The world’s most elite tennis players return to the court this May for the French Open (Roland Garros) 2016, and just in time for the event Nike have launched the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016. Featuring tennis gear for both men and women in a range of blue hues, France’s signature color, the NikeCourt Paris Collection […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language

Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language

If you struggled with languages at school then a new US study may provide you with an excuse, finding that some adults learn a second language better than others thanks to the rhythms of activity in their brains. The small-scale study, by researchers at the University of Washington, is the first to use resting-state brain […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Researchers recommend physical activity as ‘magic bullet’ in fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease

Researchers recommend physical activity as ‘magic bullet’ in fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease

A team of US researchers have declared that physical activity is the most effective way of tackling the global epidemic and cardiovascular disease, comparing its effects to a “magic bullet.” The team of professors from Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University made their conclusions after evaluating evidence on physical activity and […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
High fruit intake during teen years associated with lower breast cancer says new study

High fruit intake during teen years associated with lower breast cancer says new study

A large-scale study published in The BMJ this week that followed tens of thousands of women over two decades has found that high consumption of fruit during adolescence could help lower the risk of breast cancer in later life. Although many previous studies have hypothesized that fruit and vegetables could help protect against cancer, results have been […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
How your environment can rejuvenate you mentally depends on your personality says new research

How your environment can rejuvenate you mentally depends on your personality says new research

A new US study looking at which environment is most restorative mentally has found perhaps surprisingly that a calming walk in nature is not always the best choice for all. Researchers at Providence College in Rhode Island found that the type of environment that is most restorative and rejuvenating mentally depends on your personality type, […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

The World Health Organization approved a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on Thursday, a crucial step towards replacing an old, costly therapy that is brutal on patients and only 50-percent effective. An estimated 480,000 people contract MDR-TB each year, accounting for roughly five percent of the 9.6 million TB cases recorded annually worldwide. […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Junk food and fat can cause similar damage to the body as type 2 diabetes finds new study

Junk food and fat can cause similar damage to the body as type 2 diabetes finds new study

A new study published this week has found that junk food can cause the same damage to the kidneys as Type 2 diabetes. Patients with Type 2 diabetes either don’t produce enough insulin, or their body doesn’t react to it, which can cause a build-up of sugar (glucose) in the blood. If this occurs the […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
‘Second skin’ may eliminate wrinkles, eye bags

‘Second skin’ may eliminate wrinkles, eye bags

US scientists have developed a new, transparent polymer material that temporarily tightens sagging skin and eliminates eye bags, according to research published on Monday. While the product is a long way from being on store shelves, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it could one day offer more than just cosmetic lifts, but […]

Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

A new US study has found that playing ‘serious’ video games can help encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables.   Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital used a serious video game, “Squires Quest! II: […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Tart Montmorency cherry juice effective in lowering high blood pressure says new study

Tart Montmorency cherry juice effective in lowering high blood pressure says new study

A small new UK study has found that drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can significantly reduce high blood pressure, with results comparable to those achieved by medication. The new research, which is the first to look at the effect of Montmorency cherry concentrate (Prunus cerasus) on blood pressure, comes from Northumbria University’s Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
NY Times throws food delivery into business mix

NY Times throws food delivery into business mix

The New York Times has cooked up a new business idea, delivering meal kits that are linked to its interactive recipe website and mobile application. The big US daily announced a tie-up Thursday with online meal preparer Chef’d that will allow Times readers to get home delivery of recipes featured by the newspaper. As part […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Common calculator ‘overestimates’ heart disease risk: study

Common calculator ‘overestimates’ heart disease risk: study

A commonly used method of calculating a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke in the next five years may overestimate the actual risk, leading doctors to unnecessarily prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said Monday. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “From a relative standpoint, the overestimation is approximately […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Medical error third leading cause of death in US: study

Medical error third leading cause of death in US: study

Medical error is the third largest cause of death in the United States, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ. In 2013, at least 250,000 people died not from the illnesses or injuries that prompted them to seek hospital care but from preventable mistakes, according to the study. That number exceeds […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
One in three US antibiotic prescriptions ‘unnecessary:’ study

One in three US antibiotic prescriptions ‘unnecessary:’ study

Nearly one in three antibiotic prescriptions doled out in the United States is “inappropriate,” said a study Tuesday that called for improved stewardship of this important medicine. Experts say overuse of antibiotics leads to more antibiotic-resistant infections — affecting two million people and killing 23,000 each year in the United States alone, according to the […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Running for beginners: Top 10 tips to get you started

Running for beginners: Top 10 tips to get you started

If you’re feeling inspired to get fit for summer, then running is one of the simplest yet most rewarding sports you can do. But getting started can at first seem difficult and overwhelming, and you may find it hard to keep going. So to help you with your new challenge we’ve spoken to Ann Johansson, ultra-marathon […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Looking out over the ocean can improve mental health, says new study

Looking out over the ocean can improve mental health, says new study

A new study published this week in the journal Health & Place has for the first time found a link between mental health and a view of the sea or ocean. Carried out by researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and Michigan State University in the US, the study looked at a possible association […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Sweet treats for a healthier diet

Sweet treats for a healthier diet

Despite what many people think, a sweet tooth can be compatible with a healthy diet and weight loss. Stay sugar savvy by avoiding the classic snacktime traps and steering clear of hidden low-quality sugars. Choose fruit with a low glycemic index and look for low-calorie desserts. Ultimately, the golden rule for fans of sweet treats […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Johns Hopkins sympo reflects on PHL in 2016 and beyond

Johns Hopkins sympo reflects on PHL in 2016 and beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Esteemed members of the government, private sector, and the academe gathered at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for a symposium entitled “Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security” on 28 April 2016. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, in his keynote address, described the Philippines’ path […]

30.04.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News ·
May is ‘California Lupus Awareness Month’

May is ‘California Lupus Awareness Month’

(Sacramento) – Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) yesterday presented Senate Resolution 65, which designates May as “California Lupus Awareness Month.” Senate Resolution 65 passed with a 36-0 vote, receiving overwhelming, bipartisan support. The measure seeks to bring greater awareness, understanding and insight to the devastating effects of Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

Census data show aging community’s growing needs and challenges, including poverty, language barriers, and health LOS ANGELES,  – The face of Los Angeles County’s older adult population is changing. According to a new report released today by AARP and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Asian Americans are among the fastest-growing 50-plus populations countywide. […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
New study links ‘Mediterranean diet’ to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes in heart patients

New study links ‘Mediterranean diet’ to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes in heart patients

A study published on Monday on the benefits of a “Mediterranean diet” found that including a higher number of these foods is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease. However the research also found that a moderate consumption of foods typical in a “Western diet,” […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Boost both body and brain with chocolate say two new studies

Boost both body and brain with chocolate say two new studies

More good news for chocolate lovers, with two new studies published this week finding that consuming a little dark chocolate can help boost physical as well as mental performance.  In a study out of Kingston University, UK, Rishikesh Kankesh Patel and his team split nine amateur male cyclists into two groups to look at the […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Cocktail of UV, Vitamin B zaps malaria in blood: study

Cocktail of UV, Vitamin B zaps malaria in blood: study

Blood donated by unknowing malaria carriers can be made safer with UV radiation and Vitamin B, said a study Friday which may “revolutionise” transfusion safety in Africa. The technology, not yet commercially available, also holds promise for killing other blood-borne germs such as HIV, Ebola and Zika. The technique was previously shown in lab experiments […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

When icons die, the outpouring of public grief can easily be written off as mass hysteria. There are snide terms for it. “Mourning sickness” describes supposedly ostentatious group grieving, while “grief porn” is used to describe the voyeuristic media coverage of that collective angst. But psychologists said Friday the emotional pain of “losing” a star […]

21.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Music ·
New York unveils $21-Mr plan to address threat of Zika

New York unveils $21-Mr plan to address threat of Zika

NEW YORK  (PNA/Xinhua) – Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio on Monday announced a three-year, 21-million-dollar plan to address the threat of Zika outbreak in the city. The plan includes reducing the number of mosquitoes in New York City by doubling and optimizing existing mosquito traps, improving the city’s testing capacity for the […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Beyonce unveils ‘Lemonade’ amid album speculation

Beyonce unveils ‘Lemonade’ amid album speculation

Pop superstar Beyonce on Saturday announced a televised project entitled “Lemonade” for next week, fueling speculation that she will release a “film-album.” Beyonce posted on Instagram a short video with the title “Lemonade” which it billed as a “world premiere event” to air on the cable network HBO on April 23. The rest of the […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
Five natural superstars for green cleaning

Five natural superstars for green cleaning

With Earth Day in the spotlight April 22, you might be looking for a greener way to keep your home clean. As well as reducing exposure to synthetic chemical components, DIY products are great money-savers. To get started making your own cleaning products, stock up on these five key ingredients: white vinegar, household soap, bicarbonate […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart: study

Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart: study

Replacing animal fat in the human diet with vegetable oil seems not to lower heart disease risk, and might even boost it, according to a study published Wednesday that challenges a cornerstone of dietary advice. Switching from saturated to unsaturated Omega-6 fats did result in lower blood cholesterol in a trial with nearly 10,000 participants, it […]

15.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
VR in the OR

VR in the OR

On April 14, Medical Realities will host what it claims is the first live Virtual Reality stream of a surgical procedure. The company describes the operation – the removal of a tumour – as a standard surgical procedure. And, to watch it in 360-degree, immersive video, all that is needed is the free Medical Realities […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow lovers and haters are likely keeping an eye out for her latest cookery book, this time aimed at the health-conscious, “super-busy home cook.” “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook,” published by Grand Central Life & Style, features 125 of Paltrow’s favorite recipes which she claims can be made […]

Raspberries identified as potential natural anti-inflammatory

Raspberries identified as potential natural anti-inflammatory

The raspberry will be the star of the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, USA, this week. In fact, six new American studies highlighting the small red fruit’s potential anti-inflammatory and obesity-busting properties will be presented to scientists at the event.  Raspberries are packed with essential nutrients like vitamin C. Plus, a single cup […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Pig hearts may save human lives: researchers

Pig hearts may save human lives: researchers

One day, cardiac patients may enjoy a new lease on life with pig hearts beating in their chests, said researchers reporting a major advance Tuesday in cross-species organ transplantation. Given the dire shortage of organ donors, the use of animal hearts, lungs or livers to save human lives has long been a holy grail of […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
AHA to host free health and wellness day for Asian seniors April 18

AHA to host free health and wellness day for Asian seniors April 18

Event will offer free health screenings, healthy cooking demo and fun dance activity LOS ANGELES, CA – The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and Erasto R. Batongmalaque Foundation to host a health and wellness day for seniors in the Asian community on April 18, 2016 at the […]

05.04.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Services ·
Fixing vitamin D, depression aids the heart: studies

Fixing vitamin D, depression aids the heart: studies

Taking steps to recover from depression and boost vitamin D levels may improve heart health, according to new research out Saturday.  The findings were contained in two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago. The first focused on depression, a known risk factor for heart attack, stroke and even death. Researchers […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A walnut a day keeps the doctor away, says new study

A walnut a day keeps the doctor away, says new study

Daily walnut consumption could have beneficial effects when it comes to delaying age-related health issues, a new study has found. Initial findings from the Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study presented at Experimental Biology 2016 (EB) indicate that eating the nuts daily could positively impact blood cholesterol levels without adverse effects on body weight among […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

There are plenty of diets to choose from these days. To find one that best suits your needs or goals — and which seems feasible — here’s a look at of some of the most popular diets of the moment. The alkaline diet: banish acidity The alkaline diet seeks to reduce the effects of foods […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Eating out can be tough for dieters following a weight-loss program since it’s all too easy to give in to temptation. In fact, a main course, a dessert and a glass of wine can easily add up to 1,000 calories. However, there’s no need to miss out on a great evening with friends, as it’s always […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota is examining how to ensure older people — even in the most remote regions — can remain mobile and healthy with a new three-year project in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. The Asuke Mobility Project is a 360-million-yen ($3.2 million) undertaking in partnership with Nagoya University that will do more than simply provide the city’s elderly […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
State confirms STD cause of Zika virus

State confirms STD cause of Zika virus

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the first confirmed case of Zika virus acquired in California. This case involves transmission of Zika virus through sexual contact with a Zika-infected partner who returned from a country where Zika virus was circulating, not from […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Eating out can be tough for dieters following a weight-loss program since it’s all too easy to give in to temptation. In fact, a main course, a dessert and a glass of wine can easily add up to 1,000 calories. However, there’s no need to miss out on a great evening with friends, as it’s always […]

Moderate consumption of alcohol may not offer health benefits, say researchers

Moderate consumption of alcohol may not offer health benefits, say researchers

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may not be as beneficial as previously thought, according to Canadian researchers. Researchers reviewed 87 long-term studies on alcohol and death rates and found that there are “reasons to be skeptical” in terms of the benefits of alcohol. Some previous studies had shown that moderate drinking could contribute to a […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Study finds ‘unacceptably high’ levels of sugar in fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children

Study finds ‘unacceptably high’ levels of sugar in fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children

Almost half of the fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children contain the equivalent of a child’s entire maximum daily recommended sugar intake, new British research has found.   Whether at breakfast or for an afternoon snack, it’s better to give kids a piece of fresh fruit rather than fruit juice — even 100% pure […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Get up and walk on National Walking Day, April 6

Get up and walk on National Walking Day, April 6

American Heart Association, Union Bank to host group walk in downtown LA LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2016 – Heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer and stroke is the leading cause of disability. LA’s workforce can make a positive impact on their heart and brain health, starting with simple steps – take 30 minutes of the […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

News that Michelin will be launching its first hotel and restaurant guide for Seoul is the latest sign pointing to the city’s burgeoning fine dining scene and rise of neo-Korean cuisine. In a few weeks, the bustling South Korean capital will be crawling with anonymous Michelin inspectors, who possess the power to pronounce which restaurants […]

The eyes have it: scientists grow lenses from stem cells

The eyes have it: scientists grow lenses from stem cells

People suffering vision loss may one day have new corneas and lenses grown from their own cells, and be spared the invasive transplants required today, according to research published Wednesday. In papers published in the journal Nature, a research team said they had managed to engineer corneas from stem cells in the lab, while another […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Colombia reports more than 47,700 Zika cases

Colombia reports more than 47,700 Zika cases

Colombia has seen more than 47,700 cases of Zika, including thousands of pregnant women infected with the mosquito-borne virus, the country’s National Health Institute reported Saturday. A total of 8,890 pregnant women have come down with the disease, which has been tentatively linked to a serious birth defect known as microcephaly affecting babies born to […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
First case of Zika virus detected in PHL since 2012

First case of Zika virus detected in PHL since 2012

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – An American woman was infected with the Zika virus while visiting the Philippines, health department officials said Sunday, the first  case detected in the country for several years. Health Secretary Janette Garin said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) had informed her that a US resident who stayed in the […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Philippine News ·
Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

New research, presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association, has highlighted the negative effects of energy drinks on the heart. The beverages, containing sugar, caffeine and taurine, were found to trigger abnormal heart rhythms.  A clinical trial, led by researchers at the University of the Pacific and David Grant Medical Center in the USA, […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
AARP seeks nomination for Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards

AARP seeks nomination for Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C – AARP is pleased to announce its new Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards to acknowledge hard-working staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations. The call for nominations is open now until March 31, 2016 at AARP’s AAPI Community Facebook page. “We encourage everyone to nominate the passionate and committed individuals in […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Eating peanuts helps infants avoid allergy, even after pause

Eating peanuts helps infants avoid allergy, even after pause

Feeding infants small amounts of mashed-up peanuts early in life may help them avoid developing allergies, even if they stop eating peanuts for a year in early childhood, researchers said Friday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine have prompted global health authorities to reconsider long-held advice that babies should avoid certain foods, […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Bugs are recipe for success for French pasta maker

Bugs are recipe for success for French pasta maker

An artisanal pasta-maker in northeastern France is struggling to meet demand after adding a crunchy, protein-rich ingredient to the noodles: insects. “The name of the ingredient may be a turnoff, but it’s really delicious, especially with game meat,” smiles Alain Limon as he spreads cricket-flavoured fusilli on a drying rack. Limon, 52, is the only […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Restaurants get temporary reprieve in New York salt war

Restaurants get temporary reprieve in New York salt war

A New York court on Monday temporarily stopped the city from issuing fines to chain restaurants that don’t specifically label very salty items on their menus. New York is the first US city to adopt salt warnings on restaurant menus for food containing more than the daily recommended limit of 2.3 grams of sodium — […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Keep salt and sugar separate to improve diabetes treatment

Keep salt and sugar separate to improve diabetes treatment

Researchers from the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, known as Inserm, have shown that gastric bypass surgery, typically associated with obesity, can improve type 2 diabetes. They have also found that reducing the simultaneous consumption of sugar and salt could help prevent and treat the condition.  The results of the study, published in […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US performs its first uterus transplant

US performs its first uterus transplant

The United States has completed its first uterus transplant surgery, following on a technique already proven in Sweden that could help women suffering from infertility, the Cleveland Clinic said Thursday. The nine-hour surgery took place on February 24, and the 26-year-old patient — whose identity was not revealed — was in stable condition, the hospital […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

After making fashion history to become the first transgender model to get a Vogue spread, Andreja Pejic now holds bragging rights to becoming the first transgender model to land a fashion magazine cover with Marie Claire Spain. Pejic graces the March cover of Marie Claire Spain, in a knit slip dress that shows off her […]

Dungeness crab health advisory lifted along Central California coast

SACRAMENTO – The health advisory regarding Dungeness crabs caught along the coast has been lifted from state waters in all areas south of Latitude 38° 00’ N, nearPoint Reyes. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith lifted this advisory today due to recent tests showing that traces of domoic […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
Depression linked to genes inherited from Neanderthals: study

Depression linked to genes inherited from Neanderthals: study

If you can’t seem to quit smoking, or have a tendency to become depressed, you might be able to blame your Neanderthal heritage. After a massive study linking tens of thousands of modern people’s medical records to their genetic histories, certain genes inherited from Neanderthals have been linked to psychiatric disorders, blood clotting and addictive […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Eating breakfast can boost activity levels says new study

Eating breakfast can boost activity levels says new study

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that eating breakfast could help obese people improve their health by prompting them to become more active.  The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Bath, UK, looked at a possible link between breakfast, body weight and health and builds on previous […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·

CARE launches California Council on Carpet Recycling

18-member advisory group to give voice to diverse stakeholders Sacramento, CA  – The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has announced the formation of the California Council on Carpet Recycling (Carpet Council), an 18-member advisory group, selected to provide guidance to CARE on California’s carpet recycling efforts. The Council represents diverse stakeholders from across the state […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Services ·
Behavioral factors linked to half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases, study finds

Behavioral factors linked to half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases, study finds

(Relaxnews) − A French study carried out at the Insistut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif and published in the International Journal of Cancer has found that half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases can be attributed to behavioral factors such as poor diet, alcohol consumption and being overweight. The research showed that more than half (53.5%) of […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Can smartphones actually make you more active?

Can smartphones actually make you more active?

(Relaxnews) – New research suggests that using a smartphone can be an effective way of motivating people to get moving and can even decrease unhealthy sedentary behavior. The US-based pilot study brought together researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the American Cancer Society, and the technical expertise of the e-Health Technology Program […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

 (Relaxnews) − In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as Facebook. Wanting to look at how sleep duration could affect internet use, rather than how internet use affects sleep, the […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
US urges condom use or abstinence to avoid Zika virus

US urges condom use or abstinence to avoid Zika virus

(Miami, United States-AFP) − US health authorities on Friday urged people to use condoms or refrain from sex if they live in or have traveled to areas where the Zika virus is circulating. The new interim guidelines from the US Centers from Disease Control are aimed at pregnant women and their partners, and at people […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Why you may need to add wine to your Super Bowl shopping list

Why you may need to add wine to your Super Bowl shopping list

(Relaxnews) – Though beer has traditionally been the beverage of choice during the Super Bowl, the results of a new survey show that viewers are increasingly reaching for wine and spirits during the big game. According to a Nielsen study conducted by Harris Poll, 20 percent of Super Bowl spectators said they plan to drink […]

Aruba resort named most romantic hotel in the world: TripAdvisor

Aruba resort named most romantic hotel in the world: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for a hotel that comes with a foolproof romance guarantee? Guests have vouched for an adults-only boutique in Aruba set against white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, helping it snag the title of world’s most romantic hotel. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, TripAdvisor has released a list of the most romantic […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Valentine's Day ·
Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain: study

Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain: study

(Miami-AFP) – Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study out Tuesday found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia. The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) was based on the autopsies of 286 people who died at an […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Coffee diet woos Americans with ‘Bulletproof’ pledge

Coffee diet woos Americans with ‘Bulletproof’ pledge

(Los Angeles-AFP) – A new coffee diet claiming to help lose weight and improve IQ is gaining a major following in the United States — and raising eyebrows among doctors skeptical of its benefits. Dave Asprey, the founder and CEO of the “Bulletproof Diet,” pulls no punches when making claims for his radical health recipe, […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
WHO declares global health emergency over Zika situation

WHO declares global health emergency over Zika situation

(AFP) – The World Health Organization on Monday declared that a surge in serious birth defects in South America was “strongly suspected” of being caused by the Zika virus and constituted an international health emergency. “We need to take action,” WHO chief Margaret Chan told reporters in Geneva. The UN health body said that a […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
High fiber intake in

High fiber intake in

(Relaxnews) – New American research suggests that young and adolescent women should increase their intake of fiber, especially from fruit and vegetables, to reduce the risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer. This is the first time such extensive research has been carried out to investigate the relationship between a fiber-rich diet and the onset of […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Add walnuts to your diet to improve cholesterol levels finds new study

Add walnuts to your diet to improve cholesterol levels finds new study

(Relaxnews) – Whether you follow a diet high in healthy fats, or low in fat and high in carbohydrates, both are effective ways of shedding the pounds, finds a new study by the University of California. However if it’s your cholesterol levels that you want to improve, it is a diet high in fat and […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Fill up on flavonoids to help manage weight

Fill up on flavonoids to help manage weight

(Relaxnews) – A study published in The British Medical Journal Thursday suggests that filling up on flavonoid-rich fruit and vegetables could be an effective way of preventing weight gain. Flavonoids are compounds beneficial to health that are naturally found in fruit and vegetables. Previous studies have already linked them to weight loss, but this previous […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Pizza a go-to for many Americans when stressed

Pizza a go-to for many Americans when stressed

(Relaxnews) – The Harris Poll has conducted a survey into the eating habits of Americans during times of stress and found that 53% admit to eating more when going through a difficult time and 67% say they have a favorite comfort food that they go to for relief. The Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,252 US […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Give weight-loss efforts a boost with ‘negative-calorie’ foods

Give weight-loss efforts a boost with ‘negative-calorie’ foods

(Relaxnews) – For many, a new year means new resolutions, and in the top five inevitably come losing weight and getting healthy. So maybe it’s time to try so-called negative-calorie foods as the key to a successful new year’s diet. Negative-calorie foods contain so few calories that they use more energy to digest than the […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Miss Universe to push HIV awareness after crowning blunder

Miss Universe to push HIV awareness after crowning blunder

(Manila-AFP) – The new Miss Universe, back in the Philippines after an epic televised blunder surrounding her crowning, said Sunday she would use the attention the incident attracted to campaign for HIV awareness, especially in her home country. In front of an estimated one billion television viewers worldwide last December, pageant host Steve Harvey mistakenly […]

Britain and Bill Gates announce £3 billion to eradicate malaria

Britain and Bill Gates announce £3 billion to eradicate malaria

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – Britain’s finance minister and tech billionaire Bill Gates unveiled Monday a plan to spend billions to eradicate “the world’s deadliest killer” malaria. Chancellor George Osborne and Gates announced £3 billion ($4.28 billion, 4 billion euros) in funding over the next five years for research and to support efforts to eliminate the […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Happiness: Is it in your DNA?

Happiness: Is it in your DNA?

(Paris, France-AFP) – Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study asserted on Thursday. Nations whose inhabitants boast a certain gene variant, they found, had much higher self-reported happiness levels. Happiness at the national level was more […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Expecting mothers should eat a balance of omega-3 and -6 to improve children’s health

Expecting mothers should eat a balance of omega-3 and -6 to improve children’s health

(Relaxnews) – The health benefits of fish as a rich source of omega-3 are already well known, but a new Japanese study has now found further evidence to suggest that ensuring adequate consumption of omega-3 when pregnant can have a beneficial effect on the child’s development, with researchers also believing they have found out why. […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
A diet rich in blueberries, citrus fruits, and red wine can help reduce erectile dysfunction

A diet rich in blueberries, citrus fruits, and red wine can help reduce erectile dysfunction

(Relaxnews) – A new collaborative study between Harvard University in the US and the University of East Anglia in the UK has found that a diet full of flavonoid-rich foods can help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction, a condition which affects up to half of all middle-aged and older men. Exercise is already known […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Prince William’s wife Kate to guest-edit Huffington Post UK

Prince William’s wife Kate to guest-edit Huffington Post UK

(London-AFP) – Prince William’s wife Kate is to guest-edit the UK section of The Huffington Post to highlight child mental health issues, Kensington Palace announced Friday. The Duchess of Cambridge will sit in the news website’s hot seat for a day in mid-February, their official residence said. Kate will use the opportunity to highlight the […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, World News ·
Research finds chromium supplements could carry health risks

Research finds chromium supplements could carry health risks

(Relaxnews) – A recent Australian study has found potential health risks associated with the long-term consumption of chromium supplements, as the mineral is partially converted into a cancer-causing form in cells. Chromium is an essential trace element known for its role in helping to control blood sugar when taken long term. Before reaching for chromium […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

(Relaxnews) – A diet created to combat Alzheimer’s by a team of US researchers has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow and the second-best diet for healthy eating for 2016 by US News & World Report. Short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, the MIND diet is a combination of the […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New York embarks on medical marijuana use Thursday

New York embarks on medical marijuana use Thursday

(New York-AFP) – New York officially launches marijuana as a form of medical treatment Thursday, becoming the 23rd US state to do so as the taboo surrounding its legalized medicinal use starts to shift. Under the legislation, five companies are authorized to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state, but only one — Bloomfield […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

(Relaxnews) – The first issue of The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research out of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has brought together some of the newest ideas in the science of eating for its January 2016 issue. Here we round up the key ideas that can be easily incorporated at home to help prevent […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

(Relaxnews) – Sudden changes in temperature have a negative effect on our bodies, which are weakened at the end of the year by cumulative tiredness. This makes us more susceptible to colds, ear infections, pharyngitis, and sore throats. Echinacea, propolis, vitamin C and grapefruit seed extract can help to protect us from viruses by strengthening […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

(Stockholm-AFP) – Each year, Old Man Winter drops his curtain of darkness over the Nordic countries, not lifting it again until April when spring bathes the region in sunlight and nature comes back to life. At this time of year, when night falls as early as 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) and lasts until about 9:00 […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

(Relaxnews) – 2015 saw us stop counting the calories and instead start counting the nutrition. We focused on eating ‘real’ food again that is unprocessed, natural, and full of goodness, as seen in our round-up of the most popular nutrition and health food trends of the year. No sugar diets With many studies showing the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
US lifts lifetime ban on gay blood donations

US lifts lifetime ban on gay blood donations

(Washington, United States-AFP) – The United States on Monday formally lifted its lifetime ban on blood donations by gay men, replacing the rule with a 12-month waiting period after last sexual contact. The decision by the US Food and Drug Administration brings US policy in line with several other developed nations, including France, Japan and […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

(Relaxnews) – 9e of year. Prevention is better than cure. Here are five tips to stop you from falling into the trap of excess. > Do some sport in the morning As you’ll be having a copious meal in the evening, you need to think about preparing early on in the day by doing some […]

The quantity of food we eat depends on the action of a hormone: Study

The quantity of food we eat depends on the action of a hormone: Study

(Relaxnews) – An American study reports that the quantity of food we eat depends on the action of the hormone called ghrelin. This discovery by American researchers could pave the way for new weight-loss therapies. Up until now it was known that certain hormones were responsible for our food impulses. In this study published in […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
‘Grandma’s magic remedy:’ Mexico’s medical marijuana secret

‘Grandma’s magic remedy:’ Mexico’s medical marijuana secret

By Sofia Miselem Mexico City, Mexico | AFP |   – When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country’s cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. “I really have a […]

18.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·

Elected leaders die younger, says study

Paris, France | AFP | – Politicians may achieve a lifelong dream of becoming a prime minister or president,  but in doing so may face the Grim Reaper somewhat sooner than the expected. So suggests an offbeat study in the Christmas edition of the British medical journal, The BMJ. Researchers led by Anupam Jena, an associate professor in health […]

18.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

(Relaxnews) – The annual review of top trending search terms has been released, with Google revealing that its search engine users submitted the most queries for basketballer Lamar Odom, French magazine Charlie Hebdo, video game “Agar.io,” and blockbuster film “Jurassic World.” Three films, two people related to the celebrity Kardashian family, two video games, two […]

Vitamin D levels should be boosted for intense sporting activity to avoid fractures

Vitamin D levels should be boosted for intense sporting activity to avoid fractures

(Relaxnews) – An American study reports that active individuals who enjoy high-impact sports such as running may need higher vitamin D levels to reduce the risk of stress fractures. If you practice sport regularly and you prefer high-impact activities, this latest American study, published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, advises you to […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

(Relaxnews) – Eating pomegranates regularly could provide protection from neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to an American study published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Pomegranates have been proven scientifically to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer effects. They are also thought to have an anti-aging effect that can protect our neurons. The latest […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Algae toxin may erase sea lion memory: study

Algae toxin may erase sea lion memory: study

(San Francisco-AFP) – A toxin in algae may be erasing the memory of sea lions, which wash ashore by the hundreds each year off the coast of California, disoriented and suffering seizures, scientists said Monday. Known as domoic acid, the substance is produced naturally by marine algae, but can harm sea lions’ ability to navigate […]

14.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
World rafting championships paddle into Asia

World rafting championships paddle into Asia

(Sukabumi, Indonesia-AFP) – Around 700 competitors have descended on the Indonesian island of Java for this year’s World Rafting Championship, showcasing the best of the extreme sport in a region where its popularity is on the rise. Teams of rafters, almost all non-professional, slammed their paddles into fast-flowing rapids to battle through the Citarik River, […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
The black raspberry touted for its big health benefits

The black raspberry touted for its big health benefits

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking for a superfood fruit, you may not need to look as far as the exotic goji, acerola or acai berry. A Polish study points out that the common blackberry and raspberry have a high level of health boosting antioxidants, with the lesser-known black raspberry coming top out of the three. […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A man’s weight can affect his sperm’s genetic makeup

A man’s weight can affect his sperm’s genetic makeup

(Relaxnews) – A man’s weight affects his sperm’s genetic makeup and could lead to a predisposition to obesity in his children, according to a Danish study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. A five-year study undertaken by Dr. Romain Barres of the University of Copenhagen has revealed that the sperm of thin and obese men […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan has banned imports of French foie gras due to a bird flu outbreak, an agriculture ministry official said Friday. The ban, which became effective November 26, will be lifted 90 days after all affected French poultry farms finish culling their birds and conclude necessary sanitary procedures, the official told AFP. Japan […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Breaking an emotional connection to food could be the key to losing weight

Breaking an emotional connection to food could be the key to losing weight

(Relaxnews) – Of the tens of millions of Americans who try to lose weight every year, only 8% actually succeed, with even less keeping off the weight long term. Two out of 3 who lose 5% of their body weight will eventually gain it back, and the more weight you lose, the more likely this […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
New York City chain restaurants must now post salt warnings on menus

New York City chain restaurants must now post salt warnings on menus

(Relaxnews) – New York has become the first city in the US to require chain restaurants to place warning labels on foods that contain excessively high salt. First proposed and passed unanimously in September, the new law requires restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to post the warning labels — a salt shaker inside […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
The ‘Angelina effect’ has doubled preventative mastectomy numbers in the UK

The ‘Angelina effect’ has doubled preventative mastectomy numbers in the UK

(Relaxnews) – Two years after the actress Angelina Jolie went public about having a gene mutation linked to breast cancer and her preventative double mastectomy, a new UK study has shown that the number of preventative operations of this kind has risen. Angelina Jolie’s announcement in May 2013 that she had had a double mastectomy […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Broth is making a comeback among health conscious and French gourmets

Broth is making a comeback among health conscious and French gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Broth may have fallen out of fashion, but this light and nutritionally rich soup has been making a comeback in the last few years and is all the rage this winter among the health conscious while it has also returned to the menus of several top French chefs. Brodo, the first broth bar […]

WHO launches campaign for better use of antibiotics

WHO launches campaign for better use of antibiotics

(Relaxnews) – The first global campaign for the better use of antibiotics will be launched by the World Health Organization in World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 16 to 22). This event is intended to remind us all that resistance to antibiotics is growing. Let’s take a look at the actions we can take as individuals […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Golf: Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

Golf: Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

(Milan, Italy-AFP) – Boasting a bird’s eye view of St Peter’s Basilica from the 17th tee the Marco Simone course could spark a golfing revolution in Italy if it wins the right to host the 2022 Ryder Cup. “We are a country of 60 million people and we have only 100,000 golfers, so the potential […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Asian appetite for luxury boosts global art and jewel auctions

Asian appetite for luxury boosts global art and jewel auctions

(Geneva-AFP) – They are not in the room rubbing shoulders with traditional wealthy buyers, instead choosing to remain in the shadows, making their multi-million bids by telephone. Asian millionaires and billionaires have this week discretely stolen the show at a range of auctions, dishing out record sums for works of art and precious gemstones put […]

Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

(Relaxnews) – If played at a young age, team ball sports such as football, handball and basketball are better than swimming in helping to strengthen our bones during adulthood and preventing osteoporosis, says a new Spanish study. Osteoporosis is defined as a loss of bone resistance which predisposes the sufferer to fractures. It is considered […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

(Relaxnews) – European researchers have revealed that our mood is influenced by being pleasantly surprised or disappointed by the taste of food. The team applied this concept to yogurt and discovered that vanilla had a much more positive effect than other flavors. To determine the implicit emotion, or unconscious emotional response, produced by eating certain […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Study shows eating homemade meals could reduce chances of diabetes

Study shows eating homemade meals could reduce chances of diabetes

(Relaxnews) – Research by the American Heart Association has shown that eating more home-cooked meals could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the study, those who ate two homemade meals — lunch or dinner — per day had a 13 percent lower risk of getting the disease. Eating homemade meals was […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
A 5-year-old child’s self-esteem on the same scale as that of an adult

A 5-year-old child’s self-esteem on the same scale as that of an adult

(Relaxnews) – What sense of themselves as a person do young children have? American researchers have conducted tests that suggest self-esteem is as strong in a 5-year-old child as it is in an adult. Self-esteem is a complex psychological concept which can be summarized as a positive or negative view that individuals have of themselves […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Prebiotics could help prevent food allergies in the future

Prebiotics could help prevent food allergies in the future

(Relaxnews) – Scientists at a French medical research institute have demonstrated in mice that prebiotics reduced the risk of allergy to wheat by improving the immune system’s tolerance to allergens. Having previously looked into probiotics, scientists at France’s INSERM research institute are now conducting research into prebiotics in the hope of one day stopping the […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate announced today their premier float will be called “Union of Hearts.” The float will be a part of the world famous 2016 Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The name pays tribute to the 30-year collaboration between the bank and the […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
American Stroke Association urges people to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

American Stroke Association urges people to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

LOS ANGELES — It was the summer of 2009 and Dana Rivera was having a typical day. She started her morning with a workout then dropped off her son at summer school. Before picking him up in the afternoon, Dana made a quick stop at the store where she suddenly felt the left side of her […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Services ·
Pre-menopausal women advised to eat soy-rich foods

Pre-menopausal women advised to eat soy-rich foods

(Relaxnews) – A new UK study says that soy contains substances that help combat bone loss and can protect against osteoporosis in women over 50. As women get older and go through menopause, they experience a drop in the level of the hormone estrogen which protects against bone loss. This can make them particularly susceptible […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
WHO says cancer report not calling for people to give up meat

WHO says cancer report not calling for people to give up meat

(Geneva-AFP) – The World Health Organization stressed Thursday that an explosive report this week linking the consumption of processed meat to cancer was not calling for people to stop eating meat altogether. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) caused shockwaves Monday when it released a report analysing 800 studies from around the […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
West Nile Virus Weekly Update

West Nile Virus Weekly Update

Deadly West Nile Virus spreading in SoCal? The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to identify West Nile virus activity in Los Angeles County. Sixteen mosquito samples, four American crow, and 12 chickens tested positive this week.  One mosquito sample collected from the city of Norwalk represents the first confirmation of WNV […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News ·
Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

(Paris, France-AFP) – The UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned Monday that processed meats like sausages and ham cause bowel cancer, and red meat “probably” does too. Does this mean we should stop eating meat? By the IARC’s own account, meat has “known health benefits”. And the agency says it does not […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Antibiotic resistance threat to patients: study

Antibiotic resistance threat to patients: study

(Paris, France-AFP) – Spreading antibiotic resistance could have disastrous consequences for patients undergoing surgery or chemotherapy, a study said Thursday. In the United States, up to half of infections after surgery and over a quarter of infections after chemotherapy are caused by organisms resistant to standard antibiotics, researchers found. A 30-percent reduction in the efficacy […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

Campaign will include a new AARP caregiving book, Random Acts of Kindness contest, caregiving fair, and a special AARP The Magazine report featuring an intimate look into ‘24 hours in the life of caregivers’ WASHINGTON, DC—November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP is launching a national campaign to bring awareness to the important role that […]

Now is the time for a flu shot

Now is the time for a flu shot

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine as soon as it becomes available. “Unlike some other infections, a person with influenza may be contagious and infect others before they have or show any symptoms,” said Dr. Smith. “Annual […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
Scientists identify protein key to Alzheimer’s treatment

Scientists identify protein key to Alzheimer’s treatment

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A protein that appears to be key in the development of Alzheimer’s disease has been identified by scientists who say the discovery could provide a new drug target for dementia. Known as GPR3, the protein is believed to play an important role in reducing the buildup of amyloid plaques in the […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday Apple announced the next round of scientific studies and research partners that will be using its ResearchKit to gather health data from participants via their iPhones and Apple Watches. Duke University will be conducting research into the early signs of autism and hopes to employ the iPhone’s front-facing camera so that […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
A glass of red wine at dinner can improve health of diabetics

A glass of red wine at dinner can improve health of diabetics

(Relaxnews) – One glass of red wine at dinner was found to help sufferers of type 2 diabetes sleep better, improve their metabolism and increase levels of “good cholesterol” to protect against cardiovascular disease, according to an international study. Between too much and not enough, the right amount is one glass of red wine, just […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
10-year digital brain project shows first results

10-year digital brain project shows first results

(Miami, United States-AFP) – An ambitious project led by researchers in Switzerland to digitally map the brain released on Thursday its first results, showing a complex view of how the brain is wired. This so-called “first draft” of the computerized reconstruction of a young rat’s neocortex contains over 31,000 neurons, 55 layers of cells and […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
8 top foods for healthy eyes

8 top foods for healthy eyes

(Relaxnews) – World Sight Day takes place this year on October 8, the perfect occasion to review your eye health. Read on for a selection of the most beneficial foods to counter eye disorders and help maintain excellent eyesight. – Fatty fish Rich in omega-3, fatty fish like tuna, herring or sardine (steamed or grilled) […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
6 tips for avoiding hair loss in autumn

6 tips for avoiding hair loss in autumn

(Relaxnews) – After the rays of summer sunshine, autumn period gives way not only to falling leaves but also to some temporary shedding of hair. Read on for tips and adapted treatments to limit the nuisance and to maintain a beautiful mane before winter. Sun, sea and pool wreak havoc on your hair during the […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Prebiotic pasta could benefit your gut

Prebiotic pasta could benefit your gut

(Relaxnews) – Pasta that’s been enriched with a type of fiber called beta-glucan encourages the growth of “good” bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract that could boost your immune system and help fight diabetes and high cholesterol, among other health benefits. For two months, scientists observed participants who ate the pasta for two months to find […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Dried plums could reduce the risk of colon cancer

Dried plums could reduce the risk of colon cancer

(Relaxnews) – A diet rich in dried plums could reduce the risk of colon cancer according to a recent American study presented in Boston during the 2015 Experimental Biology conference. The fruit promotes the retention of beneficial bacteria for the colon. Researchers from the Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina based their study […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
$100 billion could ensure radiotherapy for all: study

$100 billion could ensure radiotherapy for all: study

(Paris, France-AFP) – An investment of $97-184 billion (87-165 billion euros) could make life-saving radiotherapy accessible to most people who need it by 2035 and save millions of lives, research showed Saturday. Achieving full access to radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries would save an estimated 27 million “life years” — extra years that cancer […]

26.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Avon launches global breast cancer awareness campaign

Avon launches global breast cancer awareness campaign

(Relaxnews) – Avon Products Inc.’s philanthropic branch, Avon Foundation for Women, has launched a global campaign called #BeABreastFriend to raise awareness for breast cancer, reports Women’s Wear Daily. The initiative is intended to get women to remind their friends to do regular breast exams and go to the doctor for check-ups. A YouTube video will be […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

(Relaxnews) – Eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables such as artichoke, avocado, asparagus and cucumber leads to weight loss, according to a massive new study analyzing the effect of each one. “The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults and children should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to help them achieve and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Break out the fruits and veggies to help avoid depression: study

Break out the fruits and veggies to help avoid depression: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating a diet of fruit, vegetables, legumes and nuts that’s low in processed meats could ward off depression, according to a large new study that suggests what we eat is more closely related to our state of mind than previously thought. “We wanted to understand what role nutrition plays in mental health, as […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
5 ways to stay calm this fall

5 ways to stay calm this fall

(Relaxnews) – You’re back from vacation and the holiday season is fast approaching. We’re giving you the scoop on how to stay calm between busy work schedules, running errands and looking after children. 1.     Smile anyway Believe it or not, flashing a smile could keep you calm and cool, even if nobody’s around to see […]

Five fall foods to bolster your health

Five fall foods to bolster your health

(Relaxnews) – If the fall season gives you tender thoughts of pumpkin-flavored lattes, you’re in luck because there’s a full harvest of health-giving natural foods to discover. We’re giving you the scoop on how to enjoy the best of what autumn has to offer. Apples It may seem obvious, but this fall favorite is rich […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
This year’s flu vaccine better than last year: US

This year’s flu vaccine better than last year: US

(Washington, United States-AFP) – US health officials vowed Thursday that this year’s vaccine against influenza is better than last year’s, which packed little punch against the most common strain of the virus. Everyone over the age of six months is urged to get the annual flu vaccine in order to prevent serious illness and death, […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
NY becomes first US city to add salt warnings to menus

NY becomes first US city to add salt warnings to menus

(New York-AFP) – Eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. And now New Yorkers will get that warning loud and clear when they browse a restaurant menu. New York on Wednesday became the first city in the United States to demand that chain restaurants put salt warnings on their […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Our blind spots can be shrunk with training: study

Our blind spots can be shrunk with training: study

(Relaxnews) – You might have heard that when driving a car there is a “blind spot” that you cannot see, yet there is also one in the human eye and researchers have found out that it can be minimized with training. To find your blind spot, draw two dots spaced approximately 15 centimeters apart, close […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

(Relaxnews) – Wild blueberry extract could prevent the formation of dental plaque and possibly replace mouthwash as an antibiotic-free means to fight gum disease, according to a new study. The research team demonstrated that the extract, whose key ingredient is polyphenol, fights foodborne pathogens in addition to a species of bacteria most commonly associated with […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Nutritional value more important than calorie count for heart health: study

Nutritional value more important than calorie count for heart health: study

(Relaxnews) – It’s time to kick the habit of counting calories and look at the overall nutritional value of foods to promote better heart health and curb obesity, say experts. Simple dietary adjustments such as boosting omega-3 fatty acid, olive oil and nut intake have all been associated with significant, positive changes to heart health […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Gene study confirms low Vitamin D, multiple sclerosis link

Gene study confirms low Vitamin D, multiple sclerosis link

(Miami, United States-AFP) – A major genetic study Tuesday confirmed a link between low vitamin D and a higher risk of multiple sclerosis, a finding which experts say could lead to better treatment and prevention. Previous observational studies have found an association between a person’s level of vitamin D, which comes from sunlight and from […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Researchers explain why we have trouble keeping track of days

Researchers explain why we have trouble keeping track of days

(Relaxnews) – A team of researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln in the UK has succeeded in identifying the psychological mechanisms that lead to confusion regarding what day of the week it is. The results were published in PLOS ONE. We’ve all been confused at some point as to what […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fish oil supplements don’t prevent mental decline: study

Fish oil supplements don’t prevent mental decline: study

(Miami, United States-AFP) – Fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, do not protect against mental decline despite common belief, said a study Tuesday spanning 4,000 older people. The five-year clinical trial, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is “one of the largest and longest of its kind,” according […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Scientists discover what’s behind going to sleep and waking up

Scientists discover what’s behind going to sleep and waking up

(Relaxnews) – By now, you’ve probably heard about circadian rhythms, but how they work comes down to a question of sodium and potassium, according to a new study. High sodium channel activity in the brain’s circadian neurons could be what wakes us up, while high potassium activity could allow us to sleep, according to the […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
More evidence that fried food raises heart attack risk

More evidence that fried food raises heart attack risk

(Miami-AFP) – People who eat lots of fried food and sugary drinks have a 56 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to those who eat healthier, US researchers said Monday. The findings in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, were based on a six-year study of more than 17,000 people in the […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

(Relaxnews) – Tree nuts, seeds and fatty fish are full of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and a new study suggests kids who reported eating more of them had less body and belly fat than those who didn’t. The ratio of PUFAs to saturated fatty acids (SFAs) was an important factor, for kids who consumed more […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Omega-3 may block psychosis years later: study

Omega-3 may block psychosis years later: study

(Paris, France-AFP) – Omega-3, a fatty acid found in oily fish, may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders long after being consumed, according to a study released Tuesday. Up to seven years after taking omega-3 supplements for 12 weeks, young people at “ultra-high” risk were less likely to have suffered the debilitating […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Add spice for a longer life?

Add spice for a longer life?

(Paris, France-AFP) – Eating spicy food, especially fresh chilli, has been linked to a lower risk of death in a Chinese study, researchers said Tuesday. But they cautioned it was too early to draw a final conclusion on the potential benefits of fiery fare, and urged further research that may lead to “updated dietary recommendations”. […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Kellogg’s to scrap artificial flavors, colors in cereals

Kellogg’s to scrap artificial flavors, colors in cereals

(New York, United States-AFP) – Kellogg’s will ban artificial flavors and colors from all of its cereals worldwide including Special K and Frosted Flakes, it said Wednesday. The American food multinational said its transition to all-natural ingredients in its cereals and snack bars should be done by 2018. Consumers, and especially Americans, have shown a […]

Researchers find biomarkers for early stage pancreatic cancer

Researchers find biomarkers for early stage pancreatic cancer

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A combination of three proteins appears to be a good indicator of early stage pancreatic cancer when found in high levels in urine, British researchers said in a study published Monday. The findings, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, hold promise for developing an inexpensive, non-invasive test to detect the […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection: trial results

Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection: trial results

(Paris, France-AFP) – An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting “the beginning of the end” of the killer West African outbreak. The world is “on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said, hailing the results from the […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

(Hong Kong (AFP)-AFP) – Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings, many in Asia are as much about old-school […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Science & Technology ·
Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

(Relaxnews) – A group of US scientists believes that fat deserves to be called the sixth taste and have even invented a new name for it: oleogustus. After sweet, sour, salty and bitter, as well as the most recently acknowledged flavor profile on the palate, umami, scientists from Purdue University in Indiana have published a […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine: study

Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine: study

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A dengue vaccine candidate by French drugmaker Sanofi protects more than three quarters of participants, an analysis found Monday. The experimental drug allowed 80.8 percent of children aged nine and older to avoid hospitalization, according to three trials analyzed by the New England Journal of Medicine. For younger children, those less […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

(Washington-AFP) – Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat. Those are among the findings of a seven-country survey of more than 7,000 people about smartphone habits released Tuesday by Motorola, the newly acquired […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

(Relaxnews) – Eyewear brand Revo has announced that U2 frontman Bono has designed a capsule collection for the brand that will launch in the fall. Bono, who was diagnosed with glaucoma 20 years ago, is partnering with the brand on an initiative called “Buy Vision, Give Sight,” intended to improve access to eyecare in under-resourced […]

Two generic drugs reduce breast cancer deaths: studies

Two generic drugs reduce breast cancer deaths: studies

(Paris, France-AFP) – Two inexpensive classes of drugs available in generic form each reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women as well as death rates from the disease, a pair of studies reported Friday. Taking the medications together may further boost anti-cancer benefits and help cancel out undesirable side-effects of one of the […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Soybean oil worse for your health than coconut oil

Soybean oil worse for your health than coconut oil

(Relaxnews) – According to scientists from the University of California, Riverside, a diet high in soybean oil may cause more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose. Their study was published in the journal PLOS ONE on July 22. The obesity epidemic in the United States is driving scientists to conduct more studies […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
The 10 best slimming fruits and vegetables

The 10 best slimming fruits and vegetables

(Relaxnews) – Many of us spend the summer holidays getting back into shape and working off some extra pounds. Here is a selection of the 10 best fruits and vegetables to maintain that hard-earned figure. 1/ Melon If your goal is to keep losing weight, melon, which is rich in minerals like beta-carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Ice Bucket Challenge donations fueling research

Ice Bucket Challenge donations fueling research

(Relaxnews) – On the one-year anniversary of the Ice Bucket Challenge, Project A.L.S. has announced that 100 percent of donations raised through the social media phenomenon have now been used toward research. Begun in mid-summer 2015 by two ALS patients, the Ice Bucket Challenge called on social media users to post a video in which […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

(Relaxnews) – When Katie Lee describes her idea of summer entertaining, she conjures up long, languid days in the Hamptons and simple but elegant dinner parties that turn peaches into table centerpieces and humble ingredients into stars. It’s a charmed life she leads. Lee, 33, co-host of The Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” lives in the […]

New technique for detecting hard arteries

New technique for detecting hard arteries

(Relaxnews) – A radioactive agent developed in the 1960s for the purpose of testing for bone cancer can also be employed to image the dangerous build-up of calcium deposits in the arteries that could provoke strokes and heart attacks, according to a team of UK researchers. The agent could help in diagnosing atherosclerosis, or the […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
WHO needs urgent change to tackle health crises: experts

WHO needs urgent change to tackle health crises: experts

London, United Kingdom (AFP)    – The World Health Organization (WHO) is unprepared to deal with crises like the Ebola outbreak and requires fundamental change, supported by an increase in funding, experts warned Tuesday. More than 11,000 people have died from the highly infectious Ebola virus in the past 18 months, most of them in […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

London (AFP)-AFP) – Omega-3 fish oils can be grown in fields using genetically modified oilseed crops, British researchers said as they released trial results this week. The discovery could, subject to further research, eventually mean the creation of a more sustainable supply of fish oil for fish farms, which need them to nurture their produce. […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

(Relaxnews) – The European society of cardiology (ESC) issued a welcoming statement in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent ban on trans fats on Wednesday. “The European society of cardiology welcomes FDA decision to ban industrial trans fats,” reads the statement. The FDA will phase out the use of trans fats […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

(Relaxnews) – You might want to savor that bottle of extra virgin Greek olive oil if the financial crisis in Greece takes a turn for the worse. Because the political fallout is now threatening to spill over to the food supply chain, reports The Independent, and disrupt the flow of beloved exports like olive oil and […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Herbal medicine? St. John’s Wort could make you sick: study

Herbal medicine? St. John’s Wort could make you sick: study

(Relaxnews) – The yellow-flowering plant is commonly used as a herbal alternative to treat depression, however, new research suggests it could produce the same adverse side effects as pharmaceutical antidepressants. A research team from the University of Adelaide in Australia compared the effects of St. John’s Wort against those of fluoxetine — better known by […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

(Relaxnews) – A New York Times tweet for a guacamole recipe made with peas has succeeded in sparking a Twitter outcry, with the Republican Party of Texas calling it tantamount to a declaration of war on their state, and even provoking President Barack Obama to weigh in on the discussion. “Add green peas to your […]

Going vegan can lead to weight loss: study

Going vegan can lead to weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Sticking to a vegan diet could be one of the best ways to lose weight, according to a new study that suggests vegans lose an average of two kilograms more on the short term than individuals on other diet plans. The review analyzed the results of 12 studies about veganism with data from […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study

Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study

(Washington-AFP) – Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. Billed as a first, the report analyzed the global risks of death due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers linked to the consumption of sugary drinks. Researchers estimated that […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Brazilian city outlaws foie gras — and renews debate

Brazilian city outlaws foie gras — and renews debate

(Relaxnews) – Brazil’s most populous city Sao Paulo has become the latest destination to deem foie gras unethical, last week passing a new law banning its sale and production — and renewing worldwide debate on the controversial duck and goose liver. While Britain, Germany, Italy and Argentina have banned the production of the French delicacy, […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Could a glass of New Zealand blackcurrant juice keep your brain healthy?

Could a glass of New Zealand blackcurrant juice keep your brain healthy?

(Relaxnews) – A new study has shown that a variety of New Zealand blackcurrant called ‘Blackadder’ has qualities that can regulate the concentration of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It could thus be used to fight against Parkinson’s, stress, anxiety and even depression. To keep up with the trend in functional foods, the pharmaceutical […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

(Relaxnews) – Apple has added a special section to its App store in support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community ahead of Pride Day (June 28) and on the same day that the Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage in all 50 US states. The featured area brings together books, movies, TV […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Male birth control pill could one day follow fertilization discovery

Male birth control pill could one day follow fertilization discovery

(Relaxnews) – A groundbreaking discovery in reproductive research has mapped out the molecular events that occur upon conception that could be key in creating a male birth control pill. “This report expands our fundamental understanding of the molecular architecture at the site of sperm-egg fusion,” says lead author John Herr of the University of Virginia. […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to NY’s Times Square

Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to NY’s Times Square

(New York-AFP) – Thousands of people laid out their mats and stretched into yoga exercises in New York’s Times Square Sunday, including the Secretary General of the United Nations, to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga. UN chief Ban Ki-moon, dressed in white, joined the yoga gathering late in the morning in one of […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

(Relaxnews) – Is it better to choose your own diet when you’re looking to lose weight? Not necessarily, according to American researchers who led an experiment on the subject. First of all, the best diet is the one you can maintain meticulously and not the one that you choose. Using the opposite hypothesis, that the […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Philippines tests health app for remote islands

Philippines tests health app for remote islands

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines is testing an app that will speed up delivery of health services to hundreds of remote island communities, the science department said Thursday. Using the app, designed for tablets using Google’s Android operating system, the health officer of a remote town can upload medical records and clinical information on a patient, […]

Younger fathers are paternity leave trendsetters

Younger fathers are paternity leave trendsetters

(Relaxnews) – Over 50% of US men under 34 are taking an extended break from work to care for their babies. According to a survey from insurance company The Hartford, 31% of Millennial dads said that both they and their partner took more than two weeks off work after a baby was born while 21% […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

 (AFP)-AFP) – New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said on Tuesday. Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000 people who filled out questionnaires about their lifestyle, and had their health monitored for more than 11 years. Their average […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, are not safe to eat and must be removed from the food supply in the next three years, US regulators said Tuesday. The announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration finalized the agency’s proposed ban on artificial trans fats in 2013, and described partially hydrogenated […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

(Rome, Italy-AFP) – Eating a MEDITERRANEAN DIET has long been a byword for healthy living, but the very people who coined it are straying from sun-kissed fruits and legumes and their waistlines are paying the price. The region is undergoing a “nutrition transition” from traditional, sustainable foods towards more meat and dairy products, a new report by […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is in the pipeline

Vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is in the pipeline

(Relaxnews) – Iconic ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s is set to release its first vegan version of the sweet treat. Co-founder Jerry Greenfield broke the news in an interview with Metro, confirming that the brand is working on a dairy-free ice cream suitable for lactose intolerant or vegan customers. It is likely that coconut […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study

Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study

(Paris-AFP) – Artistic creativity may share genetic roots with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a study published on Monday. The research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, delves into a well-known genetic database — the deCODE library of DNA codes derived from samples provided by the population of Iceland. The authors first compared genetic […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
New blood test can reveal past viruses

New blood test can reveal past viruses

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A new and inexpensive test is making it possible to identify all of a person’s past and present viral infections by simply analyzing a drop of blood. The method, called VirScan, provides an alternative to sampling blood for one virus at a time, said researchers, who described the new technology in […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Fil-Am hairstylist Marlou Colina introduces UNO Premier beauty, health and wellness products

Fil-Am hairstylist Marlou Colina introduces UNO Premier beauty, health and wellness products

LOS ANGELES – After being Philippines’ number 1 network marketing company for more than eight years, Unlimited Network of Opportunities International (UNO Intl.) is finally now in the U.S. which broke ground Wednesday with the launch of its high-end international brand and exclusive business club, UNO Premier at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows in Beverly Hills California. The […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Local News, Marlou Colina ·
Gentlemen don’t necessarily prefer blondes: poll

Gentlemen don’t necessarily prefer blondes: poll

(Relaxnews) – The urban myth that gentlemen prefer blondes has been put to rest. In fact, according to a recent survey, brunettes are just as popular with the male population, with 31 percent of men finding golden locks to be the most attractive and the same percentage preferring darker tresses. Ten percent of men have […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
Nestle to eliminate artificial flavors from frozen pizzas and snacks

Nestle to eliminate artificial flavors from frozen pizzas and snacks

(Relaxnews) – Food giant Nestle has announced that it will be removing artificial flavors and reducing the sodium content in its line of frozen pizzas and snack brands in the US. By the end of the year, Nestle will remove artificial ingredients from snacks across six brands: Digiorno, Tombstone, California Pizza Kitchen, Jack’s, Hot Pockets […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

(Relaxnews) – For its annual Mobility Report published Wednesday, Ericsson has drilled down on data generated by sporting events to understand the role mobile is playing in fans’ lives. And the findings show that smartphones are becoming an integral element of the spectator experience. This is particularly true of soccer. Based on network volumes, the […]

A Mediterranean-style diet can lower the risk of death from prostate cancer

A Mediterranean-style diet can lower the risk of death from prostate cancer

(Relaxnews) – According to a new American study, men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer should favor a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fibers with less meat and dairy products in order to improve their chances of survival. A team of researchers from the Harvard Public School of Health has discovered that a […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

(Relaxnews) – Electronic cigarettes, hookahs and waterpipes are just as bad for you as traditional cigarettes, warns the European Society of Cardiology. “Smoking of all types is still, without any competition, the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It beats everything,” says ESC prevention spokesperson Dr. Joep Perk on the occasion of World No Tobacco […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Medication not always an effective strategy for preventing hip fractures among elderly: study

Medication not always an effective strategy for preventing hip fractures among elderly: study

(Relaxnews) – Aging, brittle bones are not what causes hip fractures, according to a new study that says fall prevention and protection is more effective than anti-osteoporotic medication. Since the 1990s, doctors have been doling out these medications to seniors in the interest of preventing hip fractures, yet this strategy is fundamentally flawed, says Professor […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Global study finds early treatment is effective against HIV

Global study finds early treatment is effective against HIV

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Early antiretroviral treatment after diagnosis of HIV infection significantly reduces the likelihood of getting AIDS or other serious illnesses, according to results from a large international clinical trial published Wednesday. The study was presented a year earlier than planned after preliminary data showed that people who received treatment from diagnosis were […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
World already reaping benefits from ozone treaty: study

World already reaping benefits from ozone treaty: study

(Paris-AFP) – The UN treaty to protect the ozone layer has prevented a likely surge in skin cancer in Australia, New Zealand and northern Europe, a study published on Tuesday said. If the 1987 Montreal Protocol had never been signed, the ozone hole over Antarctica would have grown in size by 40 percent by 2013, […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Soy supplements do not help asthma sufferers

Soy supplements do not help asthma sufferers

(Relaxnews) – New research disproves recent findings that suggested soy could play a role in reducing the seventy of the disease. The study, from Northwestern Medical medicine and the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Network, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), examined the effects of soy on 386 adults […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

(Relaxnews) – Long established as a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is important for the membrane that envelops your muscle cells, promoting proper healing from the natural tears that take place when you work out, according to a new study. “Every cell in your body has a plasma membrane, and every membrane can be torn,” says […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

(Relaxnews) – Observing the seldom-studied teen diet led a team of US researchers to conclude that a high-protein soy snack in the afternoon could reduce appetite and unhealthy evening snacking. “Standard meals tend to go to the wayside for kids this age — particularly from mid-afternoon to late evening — and many of the convenient […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – Elite athletes are blessed with an area of the brain that performs 82 percent faster than average under intense pressure, a study published on Wednesday claims. A series of tests commissioned by Dunlop Tyres in conjunction with University College London (UCL) found that extreme sportsmen and women performed significantly better under […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

(Relaxnews) – A study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that for adults at risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s, consuming more omega-3 fatty acids could have a positive effect of cognitive flexibility. Looking at 40 cognitively healthy older adults between the ages of 65 and 75 who were carriers of the gene […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

In California an estimated 15,867,909 individuals, including 6,324,503 women and 3,351,780 children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are required to provide coverage for recommended […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Services, U.S. News ·
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