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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.

The New Nordic Diet Scientifically Proven Best Diet for Healthy Weight Loss

Nordic Diet

According to recent dieting information from Prevention magazine, scientists are focusing more on hard facts like blood biomarkers and less on surveys when it comes to evaluating the best diet for healthy weight loss. As such, the latest winner is the New Nordic Diet that they say is more powerful toward triggering weight loss and fighting heart disease that the popular Mediterranean Diet.

Idaho Center for Autism shuts down: Is insurance to blame?

Autism Center

The Idaho Center for Autism has announced it is shutting down and will not be able to continue to provide services in the future. The director Stephanie Spencer states problems continued to accumulate over the course of several years, and the center was no longer sustainable. Families are left with many questions in addition to the issue of finding another organization to help their loved ones.

New gluten-free products from McCormick and Krusteaz: Celiac disease news

Several brands have released new gluten-free products that may interest people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. McCormick and Krusteaz have introduced items that they claim taste delicious and will make people forget they are eating food without gluten. Both brands state the new products will be available at most grocery stores and retailers soon.

Joan Lunden turns to gluten-free Paleo diet during cancer battle

Joan Lunden turns to gluten-free Paleo diet

Joan Lunden has changed her diet as she battles breast cancer and believes it is an important part of stopping the disease. The former host of “Good Morning America” has switched to a gluten-free Paleo diet that also eliminates dairy and sugar. She believes her bad eating habits in the past may have contributed to her cancer.

Bone marrow transplant a potential cure for Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research investigators are currently enrolling patients in a clinical trial that could potentially lead to a cure for moderate to severe Crohn's disease that has failed other therapies including surgery. The treatment wipes out the patient's immune system and then builds a new one to quell inflammation in the intestines.

Oz Nutritionist Explains the Real Women's Guide to Weight Loss

Dr. Oz guide to weight loss

Do you ever get the impression that all of those weight loss ads that showcase thin, attractive, athletic women just doesn’t seem like they are the same women that the ads claim to be focused on? In other words, are they the typical “real women” who have to juggle work, family, and home, but still be able to find time for themselves?! According to one Dr. Oz guest nutritionist who is speaking up for “Real Women,” you too can lose weight with her real women’s guide for weight loss.

Millionaire mom who killed autistic son questions his diagnosis

Gigi Jordan, who is better known as the millionaire mom killer, is questioning her son’s autism diagnosis. She believes he was abused by his father, and her lawyers are presenting videos of Jude Michael Mirra to show he was socially active and could interact with others. Jordan faces charges of murder after killing her 8-year-old boy with prescription drugs.

Chippy brand chips recalled due to gluten: Celiac disease news

Two versions of Chippy brand chips are being recalled due to undeclared gluten and wheat in the packages. People who have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten are being asked to throw away their bags or return them for a refund. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has labeled this as a Class 1 recall and is asking consumers not to eat these products if they have allergies to the undeclared ingredients.

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.

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