After you lose weight, where does it go?

It turns out all that panting through your workout is actually good for a reason

After you lose weight, where does it go?Wobbly and out of breath, you jab at the button on the treadmill that makes the machine come to a stop. Finally, it’s over. You completed your workout and can now go home to grab a shower and complete the ritual of stepping onto the bathroom scale — your fate, all but sealed in the […]

Frequent sauna use can lower dementia risk in men

Researchers speculate sauna use increases heart rate in a way that is comparable to exercise, which benefits heart health. This same mechanism could also be beneficial for memory

Frequent sauna use can lower dementia risk in menStudy leader Prof. Jari Laukkanen, of the University of Eastern Finland, and team recently published their findings in the journal Age and Ageing. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, there are around 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia. Unless new prevention and treatment strategies are found, this number is expected to reach 131.5 million by […]

Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne risk

Along with diet and hormones, stress levels have also been linked to acne risk. Those with "high" or "very high" stress levels faced three times the risk of acne compared to women who were less stressed

Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne riskAcne is a common nuisance that plagued many of us during our teenage years. By the time we reached our 20s, our skin became clean and clear as pimple breakouts lessened. However, for some adults, specifically women, acne is still a very real problem, and a new study in the Journal of the American Academy […]

7 warning signs of skin cancer you should never ignore

Your doctor should be checking areas of your body where you may not even realize you can get skin cancer, including the scalp, eyelids, between your fingers and toes, and behind the ears. Below are seven warning signs

7 warning signs of skin cancer you should never ignoreSpeaking to Today, Dr Julie Karen, a board certified dermatologist in New York, said, “Everyone should get really familiar with their own moles because that’s what’s going to save your life.” The basic signs of melanoma which doctors urge you to check your moles for are asymmetry, border, color, diameter and evolution. The most important […]

Simple blood test can help doctors prescribe best drug to treat depression

Due to lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. But researchers have developed a simple blood test that can allow physicians to more successfully prescribe initial drug treatments

Simple blood test can help doctors prescribe best drug to treat depressionDue to the lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. But the process could become less of a guessing game thanks to researchers at UT Southwestern, who have developed a simple blood test that could allow physicians to more […]

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce health risks from air pollution

In a study from Harvard Medical School, researchers exposed test mice to fine particulate matter before putting some on a special diet enriched with omega-3 fatty acids. They found that mice taking the supplement could prevent and reduce inflammation from the toxin

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce health risks from air pollutionAs air pollution continues to rise around the world, number of illnesses associated with low air quality, such as dementia, diabetes and kidney, lung and heart disease, could also rise. However, new research from Harvard Medical School found that omega-3 fatty acids can actually prevent and treat negative effects from air pollution. Every day, we’re […]

Regular tea drinkers have 50% reduced risk of cognitive decline

Researchers have now found that regular tea consumption could more than halve the risk of cognitive decline for older adults, particularly for those with a genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease

Regular tea drinkers have 50% reduced risk of cognitive declineTea is one of the most popular beverages in the United States; in 2015, more than 3.6 billion gallons of tea were consumed in the country, with black tea being the favorite. The possible health benefits of tea consumption have been well documented. A recent study published in The American Journal of Public Health, for […]

Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygiene

72% of all children and 89% of teens have at least one device in their sleep environment

Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygieneThese days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games. For children and teens, using cell phones, tablets and computers at night is associated with losing sleep time and sleep quality, new research finds. Even children who don’t use their phones or the other technologies […]

Research finds biological basis for two subgroups of chronic fatigue syndrome, can help in future diagnosis

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating disorder characterized by severe fatigue that lasts for more than 6 months. Symptoms include joint pain, painful lymph nodes, having trouble sleeping, and headaches, as well as difficulty concentrating and remembering things

Research finds biological basis for two subgroups of chronic fatigue syndrome, can help in future diagnosisChronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating disorder characterized by severe fatigue that lasts for more than 6 months. The condition is also accompanied by a range of symptoms, from muscle pain and headaches to cognitive dysfunction. The illness can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, and its cause is not yet known. However, new research finds […]

Interspecies transplantation a viable treatment for Type 1 diabetes?

Scientists have advanced possibility of producing human transplantable tissue for type 1 diabetes treatment, after successfully reversing condition in mice transplanted with cells from rat-grown pancreases

Interspecies transplantation a viable treatment for Type 1 diabetes?Researchers from Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA, and the University of Tokyo in Japan reveal how they transplanted functional, insulin-producing cells grown in rats into mice with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Hiromitsu Nakauchi, of the Department of Genetics at Stanford, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Nature. For more […]