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It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet

A recent report from the UK's Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described ‘the miracle cure’ of performing 30 min of moderate exercise, five times a …

Growing Micro-Brains From Skin Cells Sheds Light On Autism

And a possible way to reverse it<p>To understand the mechanisms behind autism, researchers grew miniature human brains from the stem cells of autism patients. The resulting "brain organoids" revealed that a genetic mutation causes the brain to overproduce inhibitory neurons, which dampens how signals …

Neuroscience

Food science: Hard to stomach, and hard to swallow

Joanna Blythman’s new book, “Swallow This”, is packed with insights that make for salutary reading<p>Most Read

Study Links Common Food Additives to Crohn's Disease and Colitis

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If given a choice, virtually everyone would choose to be healthier or, if you're already healthy, to maintain that disease-free state. …

Injectable Enzyme Stops Wounds From Bleeding

It could help save thousands of lives per year<p>Traumatic injuries, like falls or car crashes, can cause the victim to lose a lot of blood very quickly. The result is thousands of preventable deaths per year, especially among Americans under age 44, for whom injury is the leading cause of death. …

Medicine

The Best Recipes for Binge-Watching Netflix (or Hulu or Whatever)

These snacks and cooking projects are perfect for binge watching your way through that entire Netflix queue.<p>We don't condone binge eating (although sometimes, desperate times call). Binge <i>watching</i>, on the other hand? Now we're talking. It's going to take endurance to get through every episode and …

Cooking

Rejoice – five coffees a day are good for you

This is a moment for celebration – assuming you're not currently on more than five coffees a day. The only question is: what sort? And when?<p>There's exciting news for coffee drinkers in the form of a <b>new report</b>from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee of the American food watchdog, the USDA, …

21 Rice Noodle Recipes to Make Instead of Ordering Delivery

You don't need delivery! Instead, slurp away on these 21 rice noodle recipes.<p><b>We've all done it: In a (completely understandable) fit of laziness</b>, we've plopped down on the couch, picked up the phone, called the neighborhood takeout joint for some pad thai. But many rice noodle dishes are just as …

Cooking

Teen Dads Pass Mutations to Their Kids

Here’s another reason to discourage teen sex: teenage fathers pass along six times as many genetic mutations to their kids as do teenage mothers.<p>Researchers who looked at the DNA of more than 24,000 parents and their children found that when the father was 20 or younger, the children had many more …

Mutations

5 Powerful Exercises to Increase Your Mental Strength

Building mental strength is about regulating your emotions, managing your thoughts, and behaving in a positive manner, despite your circumstances. Mental strength involves more than just willpower; it requires hard work and commitment. Growing stronger requires you to establish healthy habits, …

Self-help

Health Check: how to get kids to eat healthy food

Hippocrates said circa 400BC that “food should be our medicine and medicine should be our food”. He would probably turn in his grave if he saw the …

Almost half of Brits lie about amount of chocolate they eat

Research reveals that Britons regularly sneak chocolate behind the fridge door, or on their way home, to avoid their partners finding out<p>Britain is a nation of secret chocolate-eaters, a study has revealed.<p>According to a poll carried out for the British Heart Foundation, almost half (43 per cent) …

Dessert

A 'Biggest Loser' Coach Shares His Top Fitness and Food Rules

Even if you’ve never watched an episode of NBC’s hit show <i>The Biggest Loser</i>, you’re probably familiar with the concept: Expert trainers and …

Traces Of Bubonic Plague And Dysentery Found In New York’s Subway System

But don’t throw away your MetroCard just yet<p>Today, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> released an interactive map of the bacteria in New York’s subway system. And as expected, it's gross enough to make your skin crawl.<p>The map shows the culmination of a work by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, …

Environmental Health

Striving For The Perfect Diet Is Making Us Sick

One cannot live on kale alone<p>Americans today have a complicated relationship with food, to put it kindly. Sure, mega-portioned processed meals and spiking rates of diabetes still dominate headlines. But in a climate that now includes $70-a-day juice cleanses, four gluten-free lifestyle magazines, …

Nutrition

Love Hot Sauce? Your Personality May Be A Good Predictor

A Myers-Briggs personality test can help you determine whether you're an extrovert. But could your love of hot sauce reveal something about your temperament, too?<p>As we have reported, back in the 1980s, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania named Paul Rozin documented a connection …

Psychology

Ina Garten Microwaves Her Oatmeal; Continues to Remain Perfect Anyway

Ina Garten microwaves her oatmeal, hosts experimental dinner parties, and rarely cooks dinner—here's what else the Barefoot Contessa likes to eat<p><b>Ina Garten</b> needs no introduction. The Barefoot Contessa has starred in cooking shows, written nine cookbooks (her latest, <i>Make It Ahead</i>, is out October …

Cooking

4 Awesome Things to Do with a Jar of Nut Butter

Nut butter is good for a whole lot more than just eating from the jar—here are 4 new ways to use it.<p>We'll admit it: One of our favorite ways to eat nut and seed butters like almond butter, peanut butter, and tahini, is straight outta the jar with a spoon. But they are also surprisingly …

Healthy Eating

Three-parent babies to be born in Britain as MPs say yes to law change

Doctors will be able to use the DNA of a 'second mother' to fix faulty genetic material in babies at risk of mitochondrial diseases like muscular dystrophy<p>Three-parent babies could be born in Britain as early as next year after MPs voted to change the law to allow the controversial IVF …

75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Dessert

The science behind the perfect cookie

It doesn't have to be trial and error. Learn how to manipulate ingredients to make the perfect cookie time and time again<p>Whether you like them soft and chewy, thin and crisp, oozing with melted chocolate, or thick and cakey, the perfect cookie remains an elusive beast that many have yet to …

10 Things To Never EVER Do Before You Start A Renovation

A pro contractor and kitchen designer weigh in on what you should absolutely NOT do before starting the remodeling process<p>"There's no such thing," says Stephen Fanuka, a high-end contractor who's worked alongside designers from Jacques Grange to Thom Filicia. "Painting and tiling and brickwork …

Three-parent babies: an ethical boundary is being crossed

The new techniques may prevent babies being born with mitochondrial disease but they will not cure those who have been born already<p>Scientists, naturally, like to make advances in science and the fact of mitochondrial disease being passed on by parents to their children is clearly one which science …

Genetics

Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, scientists find

Running a few times a week at a moderate pace is the best way to improve health, say scientists, as they warn against overdoing it<p>Too much exercise really can kill you, scientists have discovered, after finding runners who speed along at 7mph or more are doing themselves more harm than good.<p>A study …

Have we got it all wrong about gluten?

If you're suffering from gut pain, don't assume you're gluten intolerant: researchers believe other common foods such as garlic and onions could be to blame<p>So you think you’re gluten intolerant? It might go against the grain, but a growing body of research suggests that gluten might not be the …

Holistic Medicine

Why Do We Keep Eating This When It's Doing Us So Much Harm?

THAT old saying "a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips" turns out to be absolutely true. Research proves that fructose - a cheap yet powerful …

Diabetes

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

Cooking

Can you fall in love in 90 minutes?

A simple questionnaire of 36 questions may be more effective than dating in making two strangers fall head-over-heels in love. One writer puts it to the test<p>More than 20 years ago the psychologist <b>Arthur Aron</b> succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer I applied his …

Relationships

Britons told to get ready for 'joyflation' by economists

The term was coined by Oxford Economics to describe the combination of the oil-driven slowdown in inflation and accelerating economic growth<p>While people living in other countries’ are used to suffering from economic “deflation” and even “stagflation”, Britons are about to get a dose of “joyflation”.<p>…

Dairy farmer's son John Whaite counts the true cost of cheap milk

As the price of milk plummets and dairy farms struggle for survival, Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite says it's time to take action<p>As a farmer’s son, I am familiar with the long, mucky shifts of our dairy workers.<p>When I was a young boy, I would wake to an empty, silent house. My parents …

Forestry