- Top 10 Functional Food Trends In America
'Functional foods' are those that provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition and more people are recognizing that they are an important part of a lifestyle that leads to long-term fitness and even longevity. Liz Sloan, writing in Food Techno ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2008 - 11:30am
- What Do You Know About Restaurant Inspections?
Most people know that restaurants are inspected regularly, but many assume that regularity means 5-12 times per year rather than the once that is actually the case. That's one finding in an article published in the June 2008 American Journal of Preven ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2008 - 11:41pm
- Tasers And Heart Attack Risk
A review of scientific data in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) finds that, in some cases, stun guns may stimulate the heart in experimental models. This evidence is contrary to current views that stun guns only affect skeletal muscles. Dr. K. N ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Obesity: Fat Cells Only Change In Volume, Not Number, And It's Determined In Teens
Obesity is increasing in epidemic proportions in most countries and poses a public health problem by enhancing the risks for cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2008 - 9:26am
- Longer Breastfeeding Halves Mother's Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Women who breast feed for longer have a smaller chance of getting rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a study published online ahead of print in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The study also found that taking oral contraceptives, which are suspected to p ...
Article - News Staff - May 12 2008 - 6:25pm
- High Salt Intake Health Risk Debunked?
High-salt diets may not increase the risk of death, contrary to long-held medical beliefs, according to investigators from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. They reached their conclusion after examining dietary intake among a n ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2008 - 10:56pm
- Indiana Jones Marketing Wants To Make Your Kids Fat- International Obesity Taskforce
Obesity experts today questioned Burger King's commitment to improve its standards on marketing to children on the day it launched its new 'Indiana Jones' campaign in the US with toys, internet games and scratch competition prizes. They fear ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2008 - 2:01am
- Gender Bias In Pneumonia? Men Die More
A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study of nearly 2,220 pneumonia patients finds that men who come to the hospital generally are sicker than women, and have a 30 percent higher risk of dying over the next year, despite aggressive medical care. ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2008 - 10:51am
- Mars, Inc. Study Says Its New Chocolate Helps With Type 2 Diabetes
Poor blood vessel function is recognized as an early stage indicator of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. For more than 20 million Americans living with diabetes, these vascular impairments can eventually lead to heart disease and stroke, th ...
Article - News Staff - May 26 2008 - 7:16pm
- Childhood Obesity Levelled Off
There was no significant increase in the prevalence of obese children and teens in the U.S. between 1999 and 2006, in contrast to the increase that had been reported in prior years, according to a study in the May 28 issue of JAMA. “In the United States, t ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2008 - 9:29pm