Don’t Let Asthma Stop You From Hitting the Gym

By |2018-08-14T03:27:18+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Getting in shape can pay dividends throughout your life. For people with asthma and allergies, asthma triggers can make the path to a healthy lifestyle more challenging (but just as rewarding). Common asthma triggers such as allergens and smoking are everywhere. Pollutants — both outside and inside the home — can be a problem for people [...]

Health Benefits of Cardamom

By |2018-08-14T03:18:17+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Once prized in the East Indies for its medicinal benefits, cardamom is now typically used as a spice to add flavor to foods. Each 2-tablespoon serving contains just 36 calories but imparts rich flavor -- a bonus when you're counting calories and want to avoid bland "diet" foods. To top it off, cardamom offers a [...]

Best Parenting Approach: Focus on Your Teen’s Health, Not Weight

By |2018-08-14T03:09:45+00:00August 14th, 2018|

For teens who struggle with their weight, it can be easy for them — and their parents — to fret about the number they see on the bathroom scale. But a new set of guidelines says parents can help their teens by taking the focus off what they weigh and instead encouraging good eating habits. The American [...]

Wood heaters: health risk to frail-aged, children and those with health conditions

By |2018-08-14T02:27:59+00:00August 14th, 2018|

ON COOL days and decidedly chilly winter nights, the thought of snuggling up in front of a cosy wood fire may be appealing. But experts are warning of the health effects of wood heaters with their smoke contributing to 75 per cent of particulate matter (small particles in smoke) in Sydney and many regional areas across the state. [...]

Could Diet Soda Help Curb Colon Cancer’s Return?

By |2018-08-14T02:11:40+00:00August 14th, 2018|

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet sodas have a much lower risk of their tumor coming back, or of dying from the cancer. In a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, researchers tracked outcomes for more than 1,000 colon cancer patients. The [...]

Circadian Rhythms, Thyroid Hormone and Vision Loss

By |2018-08-13T13:07:25+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Researchers find evidence of a link in an animal model Experts have long known that a person’s “circadian clock” can influence their metabolism, sleep patterns and immunity. In ophthalmology, circadian rhythms are known to regulate various aspects of photoreceptor physiology, but their contribution to photoreceptor development and function has been unclear.< Researchers at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole [...]

19 Ingredients to Avoid if You’re Living with No Added Sugars (Infographic)

By |2018-08-13T12:51:21+00:00August 13th, 2018|

A simple check for the items in your grocery cart Sure, sugar gets a bad rap. That’s because the average American consumes 335 calories worth each day. The nutritional benefit? Zilch. Limiting your sugar consumption does have a sweet side, though. You’ll avoid serious health consequences such as obesity, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides and high blood sugars. Here, Cleveland Clinic [...]

Sorting out the health effects of alcohol

By |2018-08-13T12:17:18+00:00August 13th, 2018|

When it comes to your beverage of choice, alcoholic beverages are unique. For millions, they are a regular part of the dining experience. They’re often an important component of social events, celebrations, and milestones; we toast people, events, and memories with alcohol. They play a key role in many religious traditions. And, of course, the [...]

Do You Know the Truth About Shingles? (Infographic)

By |2018-08-12T18:42:37+00:00August 12th, 2018|

Don’t fall for these top 7 myths The nerve! The same virus that causes itchy, childhood chickenpox can return as an agonizing, nerve-blitzing skin rash in adults. Unwelcome and unpredictable, shingles attacks one in three people. “The longer you live, the higher your risk,” says Robert Bolash, MD, a pain specialist at Cleveland Clinic. But knowledge is power. [...]

Seeking a culprit behind rise in colorectal cancer among younger adults

By |2018-08-12T18:10:39+00:00August 12th, 2018|

Physician-researcher welcomes shift in screening guidelines, notes recent findings on diet and disease recurrence With the incidence of colorectal cancer rising among younger adults, the American Cancer Society has lowered its recommended age for first screening from 50 to 45. Dr. Kimmie Ng of Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was senior author of a recent study linking a low-insulin-load diet — [...]