Bread lovers beware! Gluten-free diets may not just be a trendy choice but something everyone should follow. New research reveals that proteins in wheat may be detrimental to all humans.
“Gluten-free” seems to be appearing just about everywhere these days, from restaurant menus to grocery store shelves and even on cosmetics labels. And with good reason. The gluten-free market is exploding. Packaged Facts, a market research company estimated that the gluten-free market in the United States was $4.2 billion last year and predicts an expansion to $6.6 billion by 2017.In a recent Time Magazine article entitled: “Why We’re Wasting Billions on Gluten-Free Foods,” business writer Martha C.
The hip-hop mogul and Beyoncé are missing the point of successful diets—if you stay on it, it works. Why the odds are stacked against the couple in their 22-Day challenge.
Good news! Another celebrity just started a diet that he wants to tell you about!Jay Z has let us know that he and Beyoncé are going vegan for 22 days, to celebrate his 44th birthday. Yes, that potent nexus of food, pursuit of the flat stomach, and Hollywood star-power is conspiring to educate the dim masses on how best to approach human nutrition. The logic is impeccable: If Jay Z and Bill Clinton are vegan, then it must be the right thing to do, right?Surely America’s dietary approach could use a little tune-up, celebrity-led or not, given what a fat nation we have become.
The current daytime star—and future face of Yahoo News—is taking flak for running an alarmist segment about an HPV vaccine on her talk show. Why Katie’s under fire.
Can you trust Katie Couric?For a woman who has hosted news programs on three major television networks, received multiple awards for her reporting, and earned the title “America’s Sweetheart” back in her Today show glory, merely raising the question could be hugely damaging to her career—even more so now as she prepares to take on a high-profile role as the new global anchor of Yahoo News.But Couric’s credibility now appears to be on the line after her syndicated talk show Katie aired a questionable segment that raised concerns about the safety of the HPV vaccine Gardasil—a debate that has long been settled in the medical community.
From moving around to turning up the lights and, yes, drinking coffee, here are some perfectly safe and legal ways to keep the Sandman away.
Sure, we’ve all heard that we should get more sleep. The realities of life sometimes get in the way of that, and it becomes “we should get more sleep later.” There is either more work to be done, or more fun to be had, or both. The only downside is that you wake up the next day feeling like a cast member of The Walking Dead.Here are five ways you can hack your biology in order to pay less of a price for staying up longer.Move aroundExercising before bed is a sure way to keep yourself awake.
A new study shows just how many college kids are using the ADHD drug. Who’s popping the pills, and how safe are they? A cheat sheet.
Around college campuses these days, it seems that exams and amphetamines go in hand in hand.A recent study from Brigham Young University mined over 200,000 tweets from college students, discovering mentions of the prescription drug Adderall peaked near the end of the fall semester—to three times the average rate. The findings support the common knowledge that all-night cram sessions very often begin with a little help from what High Times calls “America’s Favorite Amphetamine.
As acceptance of medical marijuana grows, pet owners increasingly are using the drug to ease the suffering of their furry friends.
Nikita was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she was in pain. She wouldn’t eat, barely moved and constantly whimpered. Removing the tumors from her body didn’t do much, nor did the medicine prescriptions she was given—but what did help was marijuana.“I’d exhausted every available pharmaceutical pain option, even steroids. At that point, it was a quality of life issue, and I felt like I’d try anything to ease her suffering,” her doctor, Douglas Kramer, told a prominent medical journal.
We all know that spending time with your extended clan over the holidays can be aggravating. It can also end your life, science says. Here’s how to save yourself before it’s too late.
This Thanksgiving, it’s time to answer the question on everyone’s mind. No, not about Iran’s nuclear program or whether Berlusconi got his comeuppance, but this: Can spending time with your family over the holidays kill you?Much is written every year regarding the health risks around holidays. Thanksgiving, for example, has the highest number of automobile fatalities of any day in the year, whereas Christmas sees the most cardiac death. And websites high and low have chronicled the risks of eating undercooked turkey, contaminated stuffing, pesticide-riddled cranberries, and all the rest.
The maker of a European morning after pill nearly identical to Plan B says its product may be ineffective for overweight women. The science behind the disappointing news.
Women and advocates for reproductive rights were greeted this week with dispiriting news: the so-called morning after pill—to be taken up to three or four days after unprotected sex—has been found to be ineffective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds and not dependably effective in those over 165 pounds.In Europe, this will lead to a change in the product label for the Norlevo brand to warn women of the limitations of this birth-control method.
A new study finds that today’s children aren’t nearly as healthy as their parents were at the same age. Is a time machine our only hope?
Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s some evidence that suggests little Johnny shouldn’t have a second helping of potatoes.According to recent work by Australian researchers, today’s kids are, on average, 15 percent less physically fit than their parents were when they were the same age. This translates to a mile being run 90 seconds slower by a child now compared to a child in the 1960s. Chalk one up for the oldsters! So what’s slowing down our youth? The authors speculate that the culprit is the sedentary lifestyle—that comfy world of fine TV, most excellent video games, and McDonald’s delivered to the front door.
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The famous Grant Study tracked hundreds of Harvard men from youth to death to determine what predicts contentment.