One year ago, I stepped onto a scale only to discover that my weight had creeped up to an all-time high. It was clear that 2018 would have to be my year to get with the program -- a fitness program -- that I could stick with for the rest of my life.
It was time to take some serious steps toward wellness.
Not only was...
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When I'm dragging and feeling tired during the occasional low-energy day, my go-to elixir is an extra cup (or two or three) of black French press coffee. It gives my body and brain a needed jolt, but it may not help where I need it the most: my cells.
The cellular basis of being tired
By Lindsay Malone, RD
When you’re being treated for cancer, the last thing you want to think about is sticking to a diet.
I don’t ask people undergoing cancer treatment to do this — I would never overwhelm you with what you “should” be eating.
As a dietitian, my job is to set a foundation to keep you feeling as strong...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products' ability to treat diseases....
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise before and after a cancer diagnosis significantly improves odds of survival, a new study finds.
Among more than 5,800 U.S. patients with a range of early- to late-stage cancers, those who exercised three or four times a week before and after their diagnosis...
If scrolling through our newsfeeds and swiping right were Olympic sports, we’d definitely take home a medal. But while we may only be working out our thumbs, that’s not to say our phones can’t help us lead healthier, happier lives—we just need to know the right apps to download. Before you fall down the rabbit hole...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Use of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based smartphone app can help reduce the severity of cancer pain and related hospital admissions, according to a new study.
The findings were presented November 16 at the 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Diego,...
Medical professionals are trying new therapies in an effort to reduce cancer treatment side effects such as lack of appetite and nerve problems.
Aromatherapy is one of the new treatments being used by cancer patients to combat the side effects of chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy is often the best weapon against cancer.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The science behind why it's so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is addictive -- reportedly as addictive as cocaine or heroin.
Yet any adult can stroll into a drug store and buy a pack of cigarettes, no questions asked.
"From a scientific...
A Healthline writer recalls his conversations over the years with the billionaire philanthropist about how to live with cancer.
“Don’t focus on the statistics because you just don’t know if you’re going to be in that 90 percent or in that 10 percent.” — Paul Allen (Getty Images)
For all his well-documented success,...
(Reuters Health) - Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests.
Chronic pain sufferers who took guided tours of art museums felt less discomfort and unpleasantness related to their pain shortly afterward, researchers found.
The researchers invited 54 visitors to the Crocker Art...
MyFitnessPal has been around for a while, but it’s still the best app for tracking and motivation. Ranked as the #1 Health and Fitness app on iTunes, this app pushes users to keep tabs on their diet programs through an easy-to-use database that offers nutrition information for over 5...
You may find that cancer or cancer treatment has affected your sense of taste. Food may seem to lack flavor or taste too sweet, salty or metallic.
Usually these changes are temporary and will improve with time. In the meantime, do what you can to maintain your calorie intake and meet your body's protein, vitamin and...
Sometimes cancer or cancer treatment can affect your appetite.
Though you might not feel like eating, it's important to do what you can to maintain your calorie, protein and fluid intake during cancer treatment. Use this information to help plan meals and snacks that will be more appealing and provide the nutrition...
The timing of your last meal of the day may affect your risk of certain cancers, according to a new study.
Researchers found that eating dinner before 9 p.m. or leaving at least two hours between dinner and bedtime can lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer by about 20 percent.
The findings “highlight the...
FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Do you have things you want to do before your time's up?
If so, consider sharing that so-called "bucket list" with your doctors.
Those discussions could help your doctors provide health care that fits your life plans, researchers say. And for people with a chronic or even...
ARE YOUR FRIENDSHIPS GIVING YOU A BOOST OR BRINGING YOU DOWN?
Are you spending time with the right people for your health and happiness?
While many of us focus primarily on diet and exercise to achieve better health, science suggests that our well-being also is influenced by the company we keep. Researchers have found...
(HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy to help fight cancer may be physically and emotionally draining.
It's important to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy and balanced diet and to stay as healthy as possible during your treatments.
The American Cancer Society recommends:
Get enough sleep. This may include naps during...
(Reuters Health) - People who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests.
The study included 524,089 men and women, ages 20 to 70, who didn't have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time half the participants had been in the study for at least seven years, 15,130...
It was a big deal for Melanie Kennedy, a former accountant from Bangor, Northern Ireland, to indulge in a massage at the spa at Culloden Estate and Spa, in Belfast, earlier this year. Ms. Kennedy has stage four incurable breast cancer, and getting spa treatments have been a challenge ever since she was diagnosed...