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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.

Gluten-free communion wafers debated by Vatican

Holy Communion

People with celiac disease have been facing an unusual challenge in church because they cannot eat wheat. The Catholic Church previously decided that gluten-free communion wafers could not be used, so people with gluten sensitivities were not able to participate in communion. However, there has been a recent change after many debates that may help.

Study Shows Anti-Wrinkle Collagen Pill Really Works

Anti-wrinkle collagen

In the August 2014 issue of Prevention, readers are alerted to a new anti-wrinkle collagen treatment that research shows actually works as well as - if not better than - most retinoic acid creams. More surprisingly is the fact that this anti-aging agent is not applied directly to the skin; rather, it is taken as a pill. Here is what its researchers have to say about this new anti-wrinkle miracle and what you should look for when buying it.

Autism linked to prediction problems in the brain

Researchers have discovered that autism is linked to problems making predictions, and this may help explain some of the common behavioral traits seen in autistic children. The lack or reduced function of a predictive ability in the brain causes children to have anxiety and other issues. The new study points out why change is difficult for people with autism.

Gluten-friendly wheat dangers for celiac disease

Researchers are trying to develop a new type of wheat that will have less gluten, but doctors are concerned people with celiac disease may be entering a dangerous territory by consuming this type of product. The wheat still contains a small amount of gluten, and it may have a negative impact on people who are severely sensitive to the protein. There are concerns about this designer grain that leave medical experts questioning its safety.

Save Your Baby from a Life of Obesity with These Tips

Pregnancy

Did you know that even although you may be of normal weight before pregnancy, that if you gain too much weight during pregnancy you are increasing the chances that your baby will become an obese teen and adult? Here are some tips on how to prevent your baby from a life of obesity and discover how much weight gain is recommended during a pregnancy.

Water purification at home remains important

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recently announced it is creating new guidelines to decrease the amount of mercury that enters water systems. It is targeting dental offices and amalgam that contains mercury in an effort to make water safer. Although the EPA’s efforts are important for protecting water systems, people can also make an effort to make sure the water inside their homes is pure.

Ordering gluten-free restaurant food online with apps: Celiac disease news

Convenience is sometimes a necessity, and apps have made the process of ordering food from restaurants much simpler. Now, more apps are recognizing the need to filter options for celiac disease, so gluten-free food is easier to find. Although it is still important to verify the gluten content at each restaurant, having a meal delivered to your door eliminates one item from the to-do list.

Wanderers Database for autism expands too slowly for some families

Linda Lee helped found the Wanderers Database in Maine with the help of police after becoming concerned her autistic son could run away again. The database is now being expanded to include more areas as agencies continue to use the valuable resource. However, this type of service is not available in every state or country, and families with autistic loved ones continue to suffer if they go missing.

Nigella Lawson promises gluten-free recipes in new cookbook

Nigella Lawson has revealed that she is planning to release a new cookbook and will include gluten-free recipes. Although the entire book will not be dedicated to the celiac disease community, there will be dessert options without the protein. The chef also provides recipes on her website that may be helpful for people searching for gluten-free ideas.

Preparing for laser eye surgery: Important tips

Laser eye surgery has allowed people around the world to get rid of their contact lenses and glasses. If you are considering the freedom of not having to depend on a pair of glasses every day, surgery may be an option, but it is important to understand the preparation process. Education is not the only important tip that you will have to follow to avoid complications.

Autism lawsuit claims state ignored child for years: Ruhl family sues

The Ruhl family has filed a lawsuit after claiming the state of Ohio ignored their autistic child’s needs. They maintain that Weston Ruhl did not receive the necessary medical early intervention he required, and the state refused to provide financial help. Although the family noticed something was wrong before Weston was six months old, he did not get the treatments he needed for several years.

Diet Less, Lose More - The 2-Day Diet Plan for Losing Belly Fat

diet and weight loss for belly fat

Are you looking for an easy diet that will help you lose weight effortlessly? Sounds too good to be true - doesn’t it? But in fact according to Prevention magazine, scientists have found that dieting less (2 days out of every 7) can lead to long-lasting weight loss results as summarized below in this diet less, lose more, 2-day diet plan that will help you lose your belly fat.

Airlines provide autism support: Advice for flying

An airport can be an overwhelming location for a child with autism, and some families struggle to find an accommodating airline that will meet their needs. However, airports are beginning to join forces with nonprofits to offer special programs for autistic children. They allow families to practice taking their kids to an airport in dry runs.

Gluten recall of Crousset ground coriander seeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of Crousset ground coriander seeds because they have been contaminated with gluten. The seeds were available at both retail and online stores, so consumers could have purchased them outside of Canada. Although coriander is a spice that does not contain gluten naturally, it appears that the protein was able to taint the product.

Microneedle pill could eliminate injections for diabetes, Crohn's disease and more

Microneedles in a capsule could replace injections

MIT researchers are working on a way to eliminate the need for injectable medications with a new drug-delivery capsule that contains microneedles. The capsule, when tested, worked better than insulin injections and could work even better for Crohn's and arthritis treatments.

Which is Better for Successful Weight Loss - Being a Biggest Loser or a Bariatric Surgery Patient?

Weight loss vs biggest loser

Going to the extreme is what it takes for some people to lose weight. On one hand we have “Biggest Loser” contestants who appear to demonstrate that severe exercising and calorie restriction in a boot camp style of environment can and does work. On the other hand there are bariatric surgery patients who also lose weight, but with less effort. So which is better? According to a recent U.S. News & World Report health article, there is an important difference between the two methods.

Plant extracts offer health benefits for many conditions

Nature offers a large selection of plants that can heal or help many health problems. However, discovering the benefits of each plant extract continues to be a challenge while regulations often add more obstacles. Nevertheless, a registered pharmacist recently shared her list of beneficial plants and herbs for a variety of medical conditions.

Missing autistic man Tijuani Jones could be in danger

Police and the family of Tijuani Jones are becoming more concerned about him and are asking local communities in Maryland to help. Jones has autism and disappeared last Thursday from Community Living Inc. located in Frederick. Although he has a tracking bracelet, it is either not working or has been removed, so the family has no information about his current location.

Oktoberfest ideas for gluten-free, celiac disease community

Oktoberfest is being celebrated across the country with many cities planning family-friendly events and fun activities. Although people on a gluten-free diet who have celiac disease have to be careful, they can still participate because more areas are starting to acknowledge restricted diets. You do not have to miss out on the bratwurst or schnitzel.

A Four-Step Belly Fat Weight Loss Plan That Makes Sense

weight loss flat belly

Do you find that no matter how much exercise you do, or how many calories you cut, that you actually wind up gaining rather than losing weight? Especially in the abdominal region as belly fat? There’s a reason for this says one weight loss expert who found the answer to her own weight loss attempts that she believes can work for you too—simply by eating the right foods at the right time of the day with this special diet that’s not a diet.

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