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Adding Carbs to the Diet Increases Saturated Fat in Blood

The idea of a low-fat diet is healthy for your heart has faded in recent years, but the "fact" that saturated fats are bad for us remains strong. A …

Nutrition

How to find things online even Google doesn't know

Research like an expert.<p>The internet is a big place overflowing with information—which makes it a great place to do research. However, as good as your Google skills might be, even the most well-known search engine doesn't always cut it. Sometimes, you just don't get the results you want—or any …

Social Media

The Truth About MSG And Your Health [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>MSG - or <i>Monosodium glutamate</i> to give it its proper name - is widely believed to contain dangerous toxins. The once popular food additive …

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Social Media

Varietal Characteristics

In order to appreciate wine, it's essential to understand the characteristics different grapes offer and how those characteristics should be …

5 Podcasts to Eliminate Negative Self-Talk

Talking to yourself isn't a bad thing -- but the fact that up to 70 percent of your words are negative is a very bad thing. Getting other voices into the mix can dilute the negativity and add motivation.<p>People talk to themselves -- a lot. With studies showing that our internal dialogue clips along …

Lose 22 Pounds in 9 Days With Dr. Berg's Turbo Keto Diet Plan

Years ago, Virginia-based natural health expert Eric Berg, DC, had a few patients who weren’t getting results on the Keto Diet — a popular, …

Wine Glasses Have Doubled in Size Since the '90s

"I'll just have one glass of wine," said literally everyone ever. But if that sentiment is your holiday party mantra, you might want to consider how …

University of Cambridge

Nasa Planetary Defence Team exploring ‘nuclear option’ to stop Asteroid Bennu hitting Earth in 2175

Scientists from a Nasa-led ‘Planetary Defence Team’ are preparing to publish a second piece of research aimed at working out how to stop a huge …

Asteroids

Tip: The Ridiculous Truth about Salt

Is there really a link between sodium and hypertension? Here are the facts.<p>You know how every time you have dinner with your family, someone, usually …

High Blood Pressure

Forget Prosecco: French Crémants Should Be Your Champagne Alternative

Made by the same method as Champagne, French crémants are the latest buzz-grabbers in the expanding bubbly universe—and a wise choice if you’re …

Cooking Secrets Used By Restaurant Chefs

The food you get at a restaurant tastes different than homemade by design, because why would you pay restaurant prices for food you can make at …

Cooking

Percutaneous coronary intervention in stable angina (ORBITA): a double-blind, randomised controlled trial

In patients with medically treated angina and severe coronary stenosis, PCI did not increase exercise time by more than the effect of a placebo …

How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments

Two weeks after my husband had a couple of stents installed in his coronary arteries, he awoke to this headline in the <i>New York Times:</i> …

Why is the Bible so poorly written?

Millions of evangelicals and other Christian fundamentalists believe that the Bible was dictated by God to men who acted essentially as human …

Theology

Atheists are more intelligent than religious people, finds study

Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.<p>With the number of people with a religious belief on the rise – …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

I have an alternative to AA that’s gotten thousands off drinking

Up until about three years ago, Annie Grace would end her stressful workdays as a vice president of a global marketing company with a glass of …

Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work

The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half.<p>The news last fall that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for …

Speed of the Earth

Did you know that Earth wobbles as well as speeds up and slows down?<p>The Earth is always in motion. Although it seems like we are standing still on …

'Eat Less, Exercise More' Isn't the Answer for Weight Loss

You’ve heard it before: To lose weight, simply eat less and exercise more. In theory, that makes sense. Actually, it’s not just in theory—science has …

How cancer survival rates have changed since the 70s

More people are surviving a cancer diagnosis today than in the 1970s, according to a report released earlier this year by government agencies and …

Cancer

Your Cheat Sheet to Cellaring Wine

Sip or save? Spotting collectible wines may seem daunting, but fear not—help is here with our simple guide to 10 age-worthy styles perfect for your …

Wine & Spirits

Thousands of heart patients get stents that may do more harm than good

Stents are commonly used for stable chest pain — but the devices may not be helping.<p>There’s an epidemic of unnecessary medical treatments, as David Epstein of ProPublica recently documented in a terrific investigation: Doctors routinely perform procedures that aren’t based on high-quality research, …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Weight Loss Surgery

It's often viewed as a "quick fix," but it's more complicated than that<p>Weight loss surgery gets a bad rap. It’s often viewed as a “quick fix” for those who don’t have the drive or discipline to drop major pounds through healthy eating and exercise. But the truth is that weight loss surgery is a lot …

Weight Loss

Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer – study

A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer, researchers have claimed.<p>Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduce the amount of acid made by the stomach and are used to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers.<p>A study published in the journal …

Medicine

Find Out How Many Healthy Years You Have

What if you knew exactly how many years you could extend your life by?<p>Almost everyone has a bucket list to complete before their healthy “golden” …

Diabetes

Always Sweating in Your Sleep? These Cooling Bed Sheets Are Made for You

They're perfect for hot sleepers<p>Nothing ruins a good night's sleep quite like waking up in the middle of the night drenched in your own sweat. And the repercussions of crappy sleep go beyond feeling out of whack the next day. Research shows poor sleep can mess with your brain, your weight, and even …

Outdoors

Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, study finds

A long-term study including more than 3,000 participants made an unexpected find: white men who spend more than 7 hours exercising each week are most …

Medical Research

'Cell of origin' for Barrett's esophagus identified

Researchers have discovered that Barrett's esophagus starts in a previously unknown area of unique cells in the lining of the food pipe. They hope …

Medical Research