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Find the latest health news reported by eMaxHealth reporters and keep up with the latest studies and findings about healthcare. Everyday eMaxHealth reporters scan the latest health findings on cancer treatments, diets, mental health, diabetes, autism, health insurance, spiritual health, men's and women's health and report them so our readers may know about the latest treatments and findings on different diseases and conditions. Some of them are breaking health stories and eMaxHealth strives to provide trustworthy health news where all the sources of studies are revealed and linked and various views and voices are provided and heard. Find personal wellness tips as well as the latest news on healthcare advancements and research by reading eMaxHealth's Current Health News section.

Anatomy of a Superfood Shake to Build Your Perfect Body

superfood for weight loss

Bodybuilding isn’t just for competitive bodybuilders - it’s something you can and should do to build lean, strong muscle and lose weight at the same time. In order to lose weight without losing out on the nutrients you need to build your body, here is a summary of a recent Men’s Health magazine anatomy lesson on how to build your own superfood shake.

Compression Socks - Worth all the Hype or Just Another Running Trend?

Compression socks

Compression socks initially made their debut as medically necessary apparel for diabetics, airline pilots, and women fighting unsightly varicose veins. In more recent years, these knee-highs have transitioned their reputation into a fashionable, performance enhancing accessory for athletes and runners alike. When speaking of their medical benefits, critics can attest to their necessity and effectiveness, however, when it comes to their role in providing an athletic edge to runners, said critics are skeptical to say the least.

‘Lion King’ changes for autism: Broadway show accepts autistic audience

The “Lion King” continues to be a popular Broadway production, but it was recently changed to meet the needs of a special audience. The show was adjusted for people with autism, so they could enjoy it at the Boston Opera House. More than 2,000 people attended the autism-friendly program, and other cities are considering the idea of holding similar productions.

Gluten-free diet backlash: Celiac disease news

Diet trends often receive backlash from the public, and the gluten-free diet has not been able to escape this. Although it is recommended by medical professionals for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, other people have adopted it without having either condition. The diet has been called a fad due to its popularity, and the criticism is hurting people with celiac disease.

Michael Jackson concert tribute will be performed by girl with Asperger’s syndrome

The Michael Jackson concert in Nevada will feature a young girl with a special talent. Falynne Lewing has Asperger’s syndrome and had problems walking as a child, but these issues are not visible once she starts to dance. The 13-year-old will be a featured dancer at the tribute concert in Reno.

Gluten-free pancake and waffle mix recalled: New Hope Mills chia mix

A gluten-free pancake and waffle mix is being recalled because of an undeclared ingredient. The official name on the package is New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix, and it was sold in 16 oz boxes. The company has shared that soy is not labeled on the package but included in the ingredients and may cause problems for people who are allergic to it.

Brainerd questions water chlorination after contamination

The town of Brainerd in Minnesota is questioning the idea of adding chlorine to its water supply on a permanent basis after recent contamination. Although the city currently uses chlorine sparingly, it is considering the option of following the trend of other towns and using it all the time. Residents are concerned about the impact on the taste of the water.

Autistic boy’s bicycle is stolen: Family wants help

An autistic boy in Haverhill is missing the chance to enjoy his special bicycle after it was stolen from his family’s yard. Brenda Burns explains that the bike has a custom-made cart for her autistic son, and it is not possible to find another one in Massachusetts. The family hopes the thief will have a change of heart and return the bicycle.

Arsenic dangers in gluten-free rice foods for celiac disease

People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities often turn to products made with rice flour in an attempt to escape the protein. However, researchers in Spain have analyzed gluten-free rice foods and discovered disturbing levels of arsenic. They are concerned about the impact this dangerous substance will have on people who consume large quantities of rice products.

The BMI Really Isn’t That Accurate Says Dr. Oz

BMI

Your BMI is the gold standard when it comes to discussing with your doctor about whether you may be normal, overweight or obese. But did you know that depending on your age and your sex that this dreaded little three-letter acronym may not be very accurate when it comes to assessing your risk of heart disease? According to Dr. Oz, forget about your BMI, it’s your B.Q. that you should be looking at.

Wisconsin family wants special street signs for autistic child

A family in Wisconsin wants special street signs for their autistic child, but the Autism Society of Southeast Wisconsin is not supporting them. The society believes the signs may actually lead to more problems and does not want them installed. The Krencisz family is asking the city of Racine to warn drivers that a child with autism lives on their street.

Seitan dangers for celiac disease: Avoiding wheat gluten

Celiac Disease

Seitan is a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes, but it is dangerous for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Seitan is wheat gluten and is made completely from wheat, yet it can be used as a meat substitute. Vegan and vegetarian meals often rely on seitan, but people who are sensitive to gluten must learn to avoid it.

Anaerobic vs. Aerobic Workouts: What's the Difference?

Anaerobic vs. Aerobic

In the world of fitness, not all exercises and/or workouts are created equal. The benefits your body experiences from a long-distance run are vastly different from the benefits offered to your body by a series of short-distance sprints. Likewise, lifting three 12-rep sets of moderate effort weights will not produce the same results as performing one set of 6-8 reps at maximum resistance to fatigue. The difference between these two workouts (long-distance run & high rep, low intensity weights VS sprints & maximum intensity weights) is expressed by how your body operates and performs during them and can be simply defined as either an anaerobic or aerobic workout.

Deepak Chopra’s Weight Loss Advice Balances with New Study’s Findings

Deepak Chopra and Dr. Oz

Do you believe that starving yourself is the only way that you’ll ever lose weight? Not so fast with that fast. According to a new study, starving your body is not the answer when it comes to losing fat fast. Here is a new connection scientists found between white and brown fat and how this balances with weight loss advice from Deepak Chopra.

Water contamination from Scotchgard chemical worries EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still concerned about a chemical that used to be an ingredient in Scotchgard and has been removed. It is contaminating water, and a recent study reveals it is showing up in freshwater fish. The EPA points out perfluorooctane sulfonic acid or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) is able to accumulate in the body from multiple sources.

Autism Birdhouse app helps families track children

Autism can be overwhelming for some families, and it is not easy to keep track of every change that is happening to a loved one with the disorder. However, the Birdhouse app offers a solution with a digital journal specifically designed for people with autism. It can be used to take notes and keep a list of a child’s behavior.

The Alkaline Diet: The Science Behind a Healthier Body

Alaline Diet

High school Chemistry class – the likely setting of where you were when you first learned about acids, bases, and their relationship to one another on the pH scale. To refresh, the pH scale ranges from 0-14. Seven represents the most neutral value on the scale. The closer a value gets to 0, the more acidic it becomes, while a value moving towards 14 becomes more basic - or alkaline.

Teal pumpkins used for food allergies on Halloween: Celiac disease news

Teal pumpkins

Trick-or-treaters may notice a new trend this year as they try to scare their neighbors with witch costumes and collect their chocolate candy. Teal pumpkins are showing up on people’s porches, and they have a special meaning that can help families on Halloween. The pumpkins indicate that the family inside is giving out non-food treats which are safe for people with allergies.

Crohn's and colitis diet information on the internet could mislead

Researchers explore conflicting diet information on the internet for IBD

Because there is so much conflicting information, patients with IBD often turn to forums and the internet to find out what diet can help Crohn's disease and colitis. Researchers recently reviewed dietary advice found on websites in an effort to determine what sort of diets are advocated for patients with IBD. The question remains whether the diets help or harm.

Pete Evans blames autism on modern diet: Chef offers Paleo solution

Chef Pete Evans has started a controversy with his comments about autism, but he has provided a solution. The chef blames the modern diet for causing autism and believes a Paleo diet can help reverse symptoms. However, multiple researchers and medical professionals have denied his claims while reminding parents of autistic children to be careful about statements that have not been verified through studies.

Gluten-free Halloween candy safe for celiac disease

The front door is covered in fake cobwebs, spooky ghosts and green witches. Pumpkins are lining the driveway near the large metal Frankenstein who is ready to greet trick-or-treaters. Now, the candy dish needs your attention, and there are gluten-free options available from many brands. It is possible to find safe Halloween candy for people with celiac disease by following a few tips.

‘Top Chef’ contestant reveals gluten-free ideas: Celiac disease news

One aspect that is often missing from food competitions on television is the requirement to make meals for people on restricted diets. Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are often ignored by these shows. However, a contestant on “Top Chef” may change this with his commitment to cooking dairy-free and gluten-free dishes.

New drug prevents chemo-induced nausea, vomiting in most cancer patients

FDA approves new combo drug for chemo-induced nausea and vomiting.

There’s new hope for patients suffering from the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy for cancer, which often includes severe nausea and vomiting, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval today of a novel combo drug to prevent CINV (short for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting).

Autistic teen dies on school bus after seizure: Family sues years later

An autistic teenager died on a Miami-Dade County school bus after a seizure that was ignored by others near him. The family of Kenneth Pierre Louis claims he did not receive prompt medical care despite the obvious signs of a serious seizure. They are suing the school board, but their lawsuit has been filed two years after the death of the teenager.

Bloating caused by gluten in celiac disease: Gluten baby stomach

Bloating is a common complaint that affects people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Some people experience a highly visible version of the bloating that has been nicknamed the gluten baby stomach. Although they are not pregnant, it is easy to mistake their growing and aching stomachs, but there are tips that can help alleviate the discomfort.

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