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Benefits Of Exercising On An Empty Stomach, Says New Study

Benefits Of Exercising On An Empty Stomach, Says New Study

Exercise enthusiasts often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. This study highlights the different roles fat plays in powering and responding to exercise. The study is published ... Read More »

Rare Parasitic Worm Cases Spike in Maui, Report

Rare Parasitic Worm Cases Spike in Maui, Report

A sharp rise in infections stemming from a parasitic worm that invades the human brain has health officials in the Hawaiian island of Maui worried. “It’s like having a slow-moving bullet go through your brain,” state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park says, explaining the effects of rat lungworm disease. According to ABC News, the worm lives in the lungs of rats, ... Read More »

‘Good’ Fats May Not Benefit Kids Who Weigh More, Says New Study

'Good' Fats May Not Benefit Kids Who Weigh More, A New Study Reveals

Body weight plays a significant role in how much benefit children may get from consuming “good” fats, new study suggests. The scientists compared fatty acid uptake after kids took a supplement to both overall body weight and body-mass index. The more a child weighed, the smaller the measurement was of two key omega-3 fatty acids in their bloodstream. And the ... Read More »

Pet germs can keep your baby healthy, Says New Study

Pet germs can keep your baby healthy, Says New Study

In addition to keeping the house clean of fallen Cheerios, the family dog may also be a boon to babies’ health. Man’s best friend can help protect kids from allergies and obesity later in life, a new study suggests. Research conducted at the University of Alberta showed that infants from families with pets, especially dogs, had higher levels of two ... Read More »

Young girl with alopecia dazzles on school’s ‘Crazy Hair Day’ (Photo)

Young girl with alopecia dazzles on school's 'Crazy Hair Day' (Photo)

A 7-year-old girl who lost her hair from Alopecia celebrated “Crazy Hair Day” at school– with bling! The little girl has alopecia, an auto-immune disease that causes her hair to fall out. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, the disease affects nearly 6.6 million people in the United States alone. Currently, there is no cure. Gianessa Wride was diagnosed ... Read More »

Antibiotics overuse could cause bowel cancer, A New Study Reveals

Antibiotics overuse could cause bowel cancer, A New Study Reveals

According to a recent study published in the journal Gut, long-term use of antibiotics during adulthood increases the likelihood of developing precursors to bowel cancer. The research, once again, underlines the vital role of gut bacteria. The findings add to evidence that the type and diversity of bacteria in the gut, referred to as the ‘microbiome,’ may have a key ... Read More »

Research shows that paternal nutrition affects offsprings’ mental fitness

Research shows that paternal nutrition affects offsprings' mental fitness

Beware fathers, your energy drinks intake can affect children’s mental health. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin B12, their progeny do not perform well in memory tests. The diet influences so-called epigenetic patterns in the genome, and this reprogramming ... Read More »

Scientists discover why deep breathing calms you down

Scientists discover why deep breathing calms you down

Taking a deep breath really does calm you down by triggering neurons in your brain which tell the body it is time to relax, a new study has found. Now researchers describe why deep breathing, including the breath-focus of meditation, can induce such calm and tranquility. In a paper published in Science, researchers led by Mark Krasnow, a professor of ... Read More »

Robin Hood flour pulled in E. coli probe “Report”

Robin Hood flour pulled in E. coli probe, Report

The Public Health Agency Canada says there are 25 cases of E. coli O121 across Canada linked to 10-kg bags of Robin Hood All Purpose flour. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recalled the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in due to possible E. coli contamination. The flour comes in 10-kilogram bags with the best before date ... Read More »