A new animal study suggests that a genetic mutation could put certain people at higher risk for becoming obese if they eat high-fat diets. At the moment, the practical uses of the research seem to be limited, but physicians could conceivably test people for the mutation and recommend that they avoid certain kinds […]
Savoury Taste? The savoury taste that defies the other flavour categories of sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Some elderly people lose the ability to taste umami. As Takashi Sasano and his colleagues at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, discovered several years ago. Now, the team has found that they can boost these people’s […]
Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a BMI of 30 or […]
Male Hormones. Some men like eating ample tasty meals and drinking in a cheerful company, others are regular smokers, while some work to rapidly build muscle mass, using hormones and anabolic. Such careless attitude to health, according to urologists, will inevitably reflect on male strength over time. Beer lovers are at a great risk […]
Stress and your body. Despite the common belief that stress causes people to pack on the pounds, a new research review finds that, on average, stress has little long-term effect on weight. The results are surprising, researchers say, given the widespread notion that stress – by causing people to reach for junk food […]
Advertising... bad to lying... While most people know that banner ads from companies you’ve never heard of that promise to melt away “20 pounds in a week, no exercise required!” should be taken with a grain of salt, some huge and highly respected brands are also guilty of telling their consumers major lies to make sales. You’d have to be pretty dumb to believe some of them.
Drunk… Alcohol is a potent drug and consequently it has a range of side effects, some pleasurable and some less so. The amount consumed and the circumstances under which the alcohol was taken can play a large part in determining the extent of drunkenness. Alcoholism is a sickness that affects the person’s brain.
Sugar, as well as salt, is called the, white death, as it is believed to be the cause of various health issues. On the other hand, sugar is a carbohydrate that provides human bodies with energy. Let’s find out if sugar is good for the human body or if it should be eliminated […]
This time it’s time to take a look at exercise, body myths, and we enlisted the help of Dr. Brian Parr. Here’s what we learned. Body Myths 1: No Pain, No Gain. While it’s absolutely true that you should push yourself and try to extend the limits of your endurance when you exercise, […]
To drink than not to drink… or to be or not to be. Excessive drinking is not beneficial to health, but abstaining from alcohol consumption may also have negative health effects, researchers said. A study of about 38,000 Norwegians showed that abstainers were more likely than moderate drinkers to report symptoms of depression. […]
Perishable foods… If you’re packing lunch for your kid, chances are it will end up at unsafe temperatures before it’s eaten. That’s according to a Texas study that tested more than 700 preschoolers’ lunch packs and found less than two percent of the meats, vegetables and dairy products were in the safe temperature […]
This list looks at rather unfortunate parts of Western history in the 18th century. Personal Hygiene Today we place high value on personal hygiene but back in the day people could go from cradle to grave without ever immersing themselves in water. Many people believed that bathing was unhealthy and that soaking in water, especially hot water, would let disease enter the body.