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Should You Try the Whole30 Diet?

Have you been hearing a lot about the Whole30 diet? This 30-day elimination diet involves giving up alcohol, sugar, artificial sweeteners, grains, …

Nutrition

Eating fish improves kids' IQ scores and sleep, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children who eat fish once a week or more sleep better and score higher, on average, on IQ tests than children who never eat fish or do so less than once a week, according to study published last month in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>Studies have shown a connection between omega-3s -- …

Holistic Medicine

A popular sugar additive may have fueled the spread of not one but two superbugs

Two bacterial strains that have plagued hospitals around the country may have been at least partly fueled by a sugar additive in our food products, scientists say. Trehalose, a sugar that is added to a wide range of food products, could have allowed certain strains of <i>Clostridium difficile</i> to become …

Public Health

Scientists Find Evidence That Aspirin And Ibuprofen Don't Actually Help Spinal Pain

They're no better than a placebo.<p>Back pain is an ailment most of us will suffer at some point in our lives. But while we might be tempted to reach …

Biomedicine

Here's Another Reason to Avoid Fast Food

Add this to the list of reasons a drive-thru meal isn’t good for you: the paper it comes packaged in may contain chemicals linked to serious health …

Lose It! Has a Built-In Visual Guide to Help You Figure Out Serving Sizes

iOS/Android: When it comes to tracking food, we’re bad at estimating our portion sizes. We’ve shared reference charts like this one before, but …

Apps

VIDEO: When Humans Got Cozy, Germs Got Deadly

Humans get along pretty well with most microbes. Which is lucky, because there are a lot more of them in the world than there are of us. We couldn't even live without many of them. But a few hundred have evolved, and are still evolving, to exploit our bodies in ways that can make us really sick. …

Public Health

How one new study could completely shift the way depression is treated

While chocolate definitely delivers when it comes to a quick mood boost, for long-term happiness, science keeps pointing in the other direction. In …

Wellness

Diabetes could be a warning sign of cancer, new study suggests

Diabetes could be a warning sign of cancer, a new study suggests.<p>The research found 50 per cent of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the previous year.<p>The study of nearly 1 million patients in Italy and Belgium was led by the International Prevention …

Diabetes

The 7 Best Health and Wellness Books of 2017

You’ve decided to take action and find your path to good health this year, so what better way to boost your motivation and commitment to that change …

Half of Women Have Serious Side Effects From Breast-Cancer Treatment

Breast-cancer treatments may be effective at treating many tumors, but they come with a price.<p>In the latest study on the side effects of these …

Trauma Affects Your Digestive Health In Very Real Ways

If you've experienced severe emotional or physical trauma in your life, and/or have PTSD as a result of it,you may have noticed that it doesn't just …

Eating Hot Chili Peppers Makes You Live Longer, Says Science

Make it spicier.<p>Spicy food isn’t just delicious, it could help you live longer. Eating hot chili peppers can reduce your chance of dying, and help prevent heart disease and strokes, says a new study from the University of Vermont (a place with notably not a lot of spiciness in its regional cuisine).<p>…

Holistic Medicine

The Secret To Treating Autoimmune Disease May Lie In The Gut

New research may help explain why dietary changes are often effective when treating inflammatory conditions.<p>An estimated 50 million Americans ― that’s 20 percent of the general population ― suffer from autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, and many experts say …

Medical Research

A *How I Met Your Mother* Female Spinoff, *How I Met Your Father*, Is Happening

This news is legen...<p><i>...wait for it...</i><p>...dary! Legendary.<p>After a spectacularly depressing series finale, it seemed that <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> fans weren't going to get anything they wanted, much like Ted during that episode that takes place every three years and you realize he isn't fulfilling his …

360-degree view of Berlin Christmas markets

You've always wanted to visit a German Christmas market with its Bratwurst sausages, mulled wine and festive lights? Our all-round view of three of …