Antonio Redavid

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Why It's Harder to Lose Weight Now Than 30 Years Ago

People are 10 percent heavier than they were in the 1980’s. What gives?<p>A recent study, highlighted in <i>The Atlantic</i>, compared diet and exercise …

Is alcohol actually bad for you?

Studies have long argued the pros and cons of having a tipple. Do the oft-quoted upsides really stack up?<p>Those of us who enjoy the occasional glass of beer or wine would dearly love to believe that we’re doing our bodies a service.<p>Any study suggesting a glass or two a day can keep the doctor away …

Late bedtimes could lead to weight gain: Teen night owls may want to hit the hay earlier, study suggests

Teen night owls may want to hit the hay earlier, study suggests<p>Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight …

Calcium From Supplements or Dairy Doesn't Strengthen Bones, Study Finds

A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good for you.<p>The new study finds that people over 50 don’t get stronger bones either by taking supplements or from eating extra servings of calcium-rich foods such as dairy products.<p>The …

Why eating late at night may be particularly bad for you and your diet

Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring some sweet, salty or carb-rich treat even though you weren’t hungry.<p>Scientists are getting closer to understanding why people indulge after dark and to determining whether …

Nutrition

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

The real scoop: Frozen yogurt only sounds healthier than ice cream

Few things hit the spot like a creamy cone on a hot summer day. But should you go for a double scoop of mint chip — or the more virtuous-sounding fro-yo? Market research shows that frozen yogurt sales have risen an average of 21% each year since 2008, while the number of yogurt shops has doubled …

Cancer-Fighting Compound Found In Wine Is More Effective At Smaller Doses

Bad news for those of us looking to drink lots of it for "medical purposes"<p>Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and some berries, has been touted as a superfood for years. Though tests conducted on animals have shown that resveratrol may have the ability to fight cancer and several other …

Air Pollution Killing 4,000 in China a Day, U.S. Study Finds

Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for 1 in 6 premature deaths in the world's most populous country, a new study finds.<p>Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated that about 1.6 million people in China die each year from heart, lung and …

Pollution

You Don't Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says

If you've ever tried to lose weight, you've probably gotten drawn into the argument over whether it's better to cut carbs or fat from your diet. A new study doesn't completely resolve that question, but it does provide an important insight.<p>Some proponents of the low-carb diet insist that you must …

Paleo diet should include carbohydrates to be authentic, say scientists

Early humans would have needed a diet high in both meat and carbohdrates to fuel the rapid evolutionary expansion of the Pleistocene<p>The Paleo diet has won thousands of fans with its seemingly straightforward logic that what was good for our metabolisms as we evolved is likely to be good for us …

Paleo Diet

L'ormone dello sport non è una leggenda: è nel nostro sangue e ci fa dimagrire

Si chiama 'irisina'. Individuata nel 2012 nei topi, sembrava un falso mito, ma ora i ricercatori di Harvard l'hanno trovata anche nell'uomo, …

Why is Japan's WW2 surrender still a sensitive subject?

<b>This Saturday it will be 70 years since Japan's Emperor, Hirohito, publicly accepted the surrender terms of the key Allied countries in World War Two.</b><p>It signalled Japan's capitulation and the end not only of the war in the Pacific, but also of Japan's colonial rule of the Korean peninsula, its …

Stepping on a Scale Daily May Help You Lose Weight

If you are trying to lose weight and keep it off, weighing yourself daily and tracking your weight over time may help you accomplish those goals, …

Fitness

Herbal food supplement labels 'can be misleading'

<b>Some herbal food supplements do not contain what they claim on the label, a study has found.</b><p>The BBC health series 'Trust Me, I'm a Doctor' teamed up with experts from University College London to test a selection of products bought from high street shops or online retailers.<p>Of 30 ginkgo products …

Another Reason Why Women Should Avoid Douching

New research adds yet another reason to the list of why women should reconsider douching.<p>Douching—defined as the washing of the vagina with water or …

Pants 'for superheroes': Underwear that protects sperm count by blocking smartphone radiation

Described as 'underpants for superheroes', underwear created by British inventor shields against 99.9 per cent of electromagnetic radiation<p>Smart underwear designed to protect male fertility from radiation emitted by smartphones and laptops has been unveiled by a British scientist.<p>Described by Sir …

Electromagnetism

Fish oil helps minimize disorders for those at risk of schizophrenia, study finds

As long as seven years after getting a 12-week course of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, new research has found that young people at very high risk of developing schizophrenia were much less likely than those who did not get the supplements to develop full-blown psychosis, or to manifest a range of …

What Runners Are Thinking

About their pace, their pain, and traffic, mostly<p>Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, remembers feeling like a Roman ruler as she rounded the 21st mile of her 26-mile trek that day in April 1966.<p>“Five miles! I can run five miles in my sleep,” she wrote in her memoir, <i>Wind in the</i> …

Marathons

Why Do Some Runs Feel So Freaking Hard?

Even if your sights aren’t set on running a marathon, we’ve all had those days when you slow to a walk during a three-mile jog—even though you easily …

Marathons

Woman Runs London Marathon Without a Tampon, Bleeds Freely to Raise Awareness

Kiran Gandhi, who has played drums for singer M.I.A. and Thievery Corporation, decided to run the London Marathon without a tampon. Gandhi let her …

Worth A Watch: Priest Performing Exorcisms Via Skype

Note: Skip to 1:10 in the video for the worthwhile footage of the reverend doing his thing with demon-possessed David (who is actually possessed by …

'Gastronomic Voyeurism': South Korean Woman Makes $9,000 A Month Eating In Front Of Her Webcam

This is a news report about Park Seo-yeon, a South Korean woman who banks $9,000 (US) a month eating in front of her webcam up to 3 hours a day. Wow, …

Frosty eats raccoon: the story of the carnivorous snowman

Here’s a great twist on the classic snowman theme: a bloody, carnivorous Frosty caught in the act of devouring a raccoon. It’s been an unusually cold …

For sale: Swiss Scrooge McDuck swimming pool/vault full of shiny coins

If you've ever dreamed of owning a bank-vault mounded high with shiny coins in which you can bathe like Scrooge McDuck, now is your chance. A Swiss …

Video of Coke cans being devoured by lava

"X being devoured by lava" is the new "Will it blend?" (Until the authorities put an end to it.)<p>Video of Two Coke Cans Getting Slowly Devoured by Lava

Chemicals!: If All-Natural Products Had Ingredient Labels

These are the 'ingredient' lists for all natural eggs, bananas and blueberries. They were made by Australian chemistry teacher James Kennedy to show …

Phone Thieves Unknowingly Upload Sad Homemade P0rno To Owner's Dropbox

Seen here looking like some sad parent p0rn, two phone thieves (or possibly just the buyers of a stolen product) pose during the homemade sex tape …