Healthy Snacks To Eat At Work

We usually eat several times a day, aside from the normal routine; breakfast, lunch and dinner, we tend to grab something to eat in between of those three. Snacking is what we usually do in work, like sneaking bites while checking some emails, answering a phone and answering phone. But are those snacks in your desk are really healthy? Katherine Tallmadge, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, tells her clients to snack […]

Talking to premature babies tied to later development

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:59pm EST (Reuters Health) – Babies born prematurely may benefit from people talking to them while they are still in the hospital’s intensive care unit, suggests a new study. Researchers found that premature babies who were exposed to more talking from adults, such as their parents, in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), tended to score higher on development tests later on. “This is certainly […]

Ohio Department of Agriculture finds new pig virus

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:21pm EST (Reuters) – A new swine virus, distinct from the deadly PEDv pig virus, has been found in fecal samples taken from four different farms in Ohio last month and early this month, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday. This is only the second time the virus has been reported and the first time it has been seen in the United States, said Yan Zhang, a scientist in […]

New study adds to evidence that mammograms do not save lives

NEW YORK Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:46pm EST (Reuters) – A new study has added to growing evidence that yearly mammogram screenings do not reduce the chance that a woman will die of breast cancer and confirms earlier findings that many abnormalities detected by these X-rays would never have proved fatal, even if untreated. The research, published on Wednesday in the British Medical Journal, is the latest salvo in a decades-long debate over the benefit […]

Best Tracking Fitness Apps

If part of your New Year’s resolution is to stay physically fit, then you must start tracking your fitness activity and exercise to stay healthy and do more. To keep track of your fitness activities, it is important nowadays to have an instant data to see how much you’re moving. It comes with applications available in iPhone market and Google Play Services. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android chick we’ve got something for you to […]

Weather may truly affect arthritis pain

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:21pm EST (Reuters Health) – For people with osteoarthritis of the hip, pain levels tracked with the weather over the course of a small two-year study, Dutch researchers say. They looked at reported pain levels in a previous study of arthritis, then went back to weather records to document the conditions each day. It turns out the participants’ aches were just a little worse and joints […]

Hempseed oil has healthy potential: study

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:51pm EST (Reuters Health) – With an ideal ratio of omega-6 and -3 fatty acids and some plant chemicals thought to lower high blood pressure, hempseed oil has potential as part of a heart-healthy diet, according to Spanish researchers. They analyzed the makeup of oil extracted from Cannabis sativa, often called industrial hemp, which is a cousin of marijuana but with very low levels of the […]

Britain to ban smoking in cars carrying children

LONDON Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:59am EST (Reuters) – Smoking will soon be banned in cars carrying children in Britain, the government said on Tuesday, under new laws aimed at reducing the effects of passive smoking on young people. The move comes after lobbying from health campaigners and the opposition Labour party, who cited research showing that smoking in cars exposed children to more concentrated smoke and caused health problems. The government confirmed it would […]

Smoking tied to increased risk of common type of breast cancer

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:29am EST (Reuters Health) – Young women who smoke may have an increased risk of a common type of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers found that women between 20 and 44 years old who had smoked a pack of cigarettes per day for at least 10 years were 60 percent more likely than those who smoked less to develop so-called estrogen receptor-positive […]

Teens’ poor breakfast choices predict later health problems

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK Fri Feb 7, 2014 12:53pm EST   (Reuters Health) – Teenagers who didn’t eat a good breakfast were more likely to be obese and have elevated blood sugar in middle age, a new study shows. Researchers at Umea University in Sweden found that teens who reported eating no breakfast or only sweets were two-thirds more likely to develop a cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes when […]

Team spirit may help men lose weight

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Fri Feb 7, 2014 12:18pm EST (Reuters Health) – Men who took part in a weight loss program designed specifically for male soccer fans lost an average of 12 pounds (5 kg) and had a good time doing it, according to a new study from Scotland. The 12-week Football Fans in Training (FFIT) program, run by coaching staffs from 13 Scottish Professional Football League teams, combined advice on healthy diet […]

Staying Safe in Summer Heat

Summer is not even starting yet, and the windy air is still torturing us every morning.  Yes, the sweater weather is still in. But all these will change when summer comes in. Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control on keeping cool when it’s dangerously hot. 1. Drink more fluids such as iced tea, juice, and most importantly water, regardless of your activity level. Don’t just drink when you are thirsty. Warning: If your […]