Jessica Zhang

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Doctors Are Starting to Prescribe Healthy Foods and Exercise—And It's Having Amazing Effects

A handful of forward-thinking physicians are helping patients get well by prescribing more than just pills.<p>We all know the tenets of a healthy, …

Chronic Disease

Amazing things happened when 206 ugly vacant lots in Philly were landscaped

<b>A new study measured the mental health of Philadelphia residents before and after blighted lots had been converted into green spaces.</b><p>Almost one in …

Mental Health

Nutrition 2018: New data confirm health benefits of plant-based diet

New data presented at Nutrition 2018 — the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held in Boston, MA — bolster the evidence that a …

There's even more evidence to suggest you shouldn't only be counting calories to prevent weight gain and disease

New research has concluded that some calories are more harmful than others — and it's good news for those who are already doing more than counting calories to be healthy.<p>The paper, published in Obesity Reviews by 22 American scientists from different universities, provides further evidence to …

Holistic Medicine

Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?

<b>Q. Is it possible to remove plaques in your aorta or reduce their size through changes in diet or lifestyle?</b><p><b>A.</b> Yes, lifestyle changes, including diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise, can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques. They can also help to stabilize them so that …

World War II

First fries, now pop: Hospitals doing away with junk food, serving healthier fare

First, they got rid of their deep-fat fryers. Now, hospitals across the region have stopped selling pop and sugary drinks as part of a push to put …

Are Essential Oils Safe?

People use essential oils a variety of ways: as lotions, for hair care, aromatherapy, cleaning products and more. But are essential oils safe?<p>Some …

Omoshiroi Blocks: Japanese Memo Pads Reveal Intricate Buildings As The Pages Get Used

We've all had the experience, growing up, of using notepads for something other than their intended purpose: running our thumbs down their stacked-up …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Diabetes

Ellora Caves

Ellora (also known as Elura and, in ancient times, as Elapura) is a sacred site in Maharastra, central India. Ellora is a UNESCO world heritage site …

High blood pressure: Could diet replace medication?

When it comes to lowering blood pressure, a low-salt, heart-healthy diet may be just as effective as medication. This is the conclusion of a new …

New evidence shows the sugar industry suppressed studies linking sugar to heart disease and cancer

For decades, sugar lobbyists have been taking aim at studies linking sugar and cancer.<p>When a study last year found that mice on sugar-heavy diets were more likely to develop breast cancer, the Sugar Association, one of the biggest sugar lobbying groups in the US, called it "sensationalized." The …

Diabetes

Vegetarian Diets Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk by Almost 50 Percent Compared to Eating Meat

Here’s some news that will bring a sigh of relief to farm animals: Research from the American Heart Association indicates that plant-based diets …

Local Legends: The 20 Best State Parks In America

When it comes to natural spaces across the United States, the National Parks get all of the glory. And while its true that they are some of the best …

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

by Aeon October 20, 2017 Health & Medicine 33945<p>Clayton Dalton<p>Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) …

Alzheimer's Disease

You should live in these 10 US cities if you want to be happier

If you feel unhappy, longevity expert and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner tells CNBC Make It you should "follow your bliss, not your material …

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

Growing Avocados as Houseplants

Growing avocados as houseplants is child's play. Literally. What kid hasn't suspended an avocado seed over a glass of water in their class or as a …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Provence

For most of us, Provence is a dreamy holiday location. But for gardeners in any arid climate that mimics the dry earth and sun-baked summers of the …

Landscaping

Cancers linked to excess weight make up 40% of all US diagnoses, study finds

Cancers associated with being overweight or obese account for 40% of all diagnoses of the disease in the United States, an increasing share of all cancer diagnoses nationwide.<p>Although new cases of cancer have fallen since the 1990s, diagnoses of overweight- and obesity-linked cancers increased …

Cancer

9 Feel-Good Stretches That Will Loosen Your Tight Hips

Shakira once said, "Hips don't lie," and she kind of has a point. When you feel like your hips are tight, it's almost impossible to ignore the pain …

Five Minute Avocado Dressing with Herbs and Spinach Recipe

If you love a good avocado dressing, this is one to try. It's a blender dressing fragrant with fresh herbs, seasoned with miso, and boosted with …

Ikea has debuted an indoor farm that grows greens 3 times as fast as in a garden

Ikea is known for its flat-pack kitchen tables, islands, and cabinets.<p>Now the home-furnishings retailer is experimenting with a product that would allow it to harvest salad greens in-store.<p>Space10, Ikea's innovation lab, has designed a prototype of a mini-farm that can grow greens and herbs indoors.<p>…

Aquaponics

Spice Kit: How to Grow Ginger, Turmeric, and Cardamom at Home

You are familiar with the gnarly ginger root, a supermarket staple. But have you ever tasted new, pale, and tender fresh ginger, its aromatic skin so …

Top 12 Succulents for Home Gardens

Echeveria<p>The crown jewels of the rosette-forming succulents, easy-care <i>Echeveria</i> come in a rainbow of colors and can be easily found at nurseries. …

These Are the Most Beautiful Streets and Neighbourhoods in the World

Each street is a story, an experience, a time capsule. From Morocco to Brazil, Culture Trip brings you some of the most beautiful streets (and …

“Medicare for all” could be cheaper than you think

<b>Bernie Sanders (AP/Jae C. Hong)</b><p>Support for single-payer health care has been rising in recent months amid failed Republican efforts to repeal<p>Gerald Friedman<p>September 24, 2017 11:29am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Public support for single-payer health care has been rising …