News

Showing ##res## items
Active Filters:
  • (Reuters Health) - - For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say. Possibly as a result of these healthy behaviors, gardeners in the small study also tended to gain less weight...
  • US News & World Report ranked the DASH and Mediterranean diets as the top picks for diets to try in 2018.  The diets differ a bit in their approaches to healthy eating, but both emphasize fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  Here are the steps to take to try each diet.  Finding a healthy diet and sticking to it...
  • Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with aging? Get moving. Exercises that get your heart pumping and sweat flowing — known as aerobic exercise, or "cardio" — have significant and beneficial effects on the brain and body, according to a...
  • Your doctor has probably told you to avoid certain foods and eat more of others. But do you ever wish you could just tag along on her next trip to the grocery store to see how she shops for nutritious food? Michael Ruhlman, a chef and author, does just that in his book "Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in...
  • Your mom always told you to eat your vegetables Mom knows best: A compound found in certain vegetables like broccoli may play a role in treating melanoma, new research in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry suggests. In the study, researchers developed a drug based on naturally-occurring compounds called...
  • The following 10 rules will help you use superfoods in the right combination with other important nutrients to maximize your health effects, especially in an effort to reverse mild cognitive impairment (MCI), increase attention, and improve mood. Keep these rules in mind as you create your own eating plan:   Rule #1:...
  • The attendant walked into the hospital waiting room and called my name. I took a deep breath and hurried through the door. “I’m always surprised when my name is pronounced properly at a doctor’s office,” I said. He chuckled. “You’ve been here before.” “Yes,” I said. “Today are my five-year scans.” “You’re a frequent...
  • Don’t fall for any B.S. In the past year, I've gotten more questions from friends and acquaintances about health headlines they saw online than I ever have before. Can waist trainers really shrink love handles? Taking antibiotics for a cold is OK, right? OMG, do I really not need to floss?   I'm no doctor, but as the...
  • Saving money on your grocery bill is a beautiful thing. And when you're committed to eating clean, there are plenty of ways to do it—seriously. It's possible to make entire meals out of cheap bulk bin foods like oatmeal and dried fruit, or rice and beans.   Of course, there are some foods where springing for the...
  • In these turbulent times, it may be a struggle to maintain a glass half full view of life. A poll released by the Associated Press on Jan. 1 indicated that most Americans came out of 2016 feeling pretty discouraged. Only 18 percent feel things for the country got better, 33 percent said things got worse, and 47...
  • Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline? Get moving. A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a...
  • ​Timing isn’t everything, but it’s a big thing What you eat matters most. (Probably.) But, more and more, researchers are finding when you eat also affects your risk for obesity and several other serious—and seriously common—health problems. “When you look at the world’s healthiest populations, none of them are eating...
  • Many people spend their workdays indoors under fluorescent lights and in front of computers, then return home to bask in the glow of television screens. But spending too much time inside isn't good for us. And nature is beneficial — maybe essential — for human health. Psychologists and health researchers are finding ...
  • (HealthDay News) -- Yoga, practiced just before bed, may help you wind down and prepare for sleep. The National Sleep Foundation suggests these poses may help before bed: Cat/cow pose, done on the hands and knees and alternating between arching your back and letting it sink while raising your chest. Chair pose,...
  • A simple form of exercise, walking can lower blood pressure, help you sleep, spur weight loss, and generally improve health. But it's easy to find reasons not to go when the time comes to lace up your sneakers. Here's how to conquer the most common excuses for not walking, adapted from Walk Your Way to Better Health:...
  • Feeling a little blue lately? A handful of recent research suggests you're not alone. Thankfully, there may be something — or several things — you can do about it. Researchers have known for decades that certain activities make us feel better, and they're just beginning to understand what happens in the brain to boost...
  • "Health is a privilege, not a given." In Women's Health's fifth-annual search for American's top personal trainer, we looked for tenacity, passion, and skills. We found all of those in each of our five standout finalists. But we found something much deeper and rarer too: a clear sense of purpose. Meet our crew and...
  • Smoothies can serve as a cool, creamy, delicious meal-in-a-glass. But when you whip up your favorite smoothie, is it going to nourish you or merely satisfy your taste buds? And what will it do to that number on the scale? Here are six ingredients our dietitians believe will help you create the most nutritious, filling...
  • Many healthy greens and vegetables are packed with nutrition, but you might not be getting as many benefits out of them as you think. Want a nutrient boost? Certain vitamins in different foods can work together in your body to help you get the most nutrition out of your meal. This video shows some examples. Following...
  • ​People who ate more of them survived longer with the big C An important key to beating cancer might be on your plate: Eating omega-3 fatty acids may boost your survival from colorectal cancer, new research published in the British Journal of Cancer suggests. In the study, researchers tested tumors in colorectal...