The effect of alcohol on health is one of the most debated topics in medicine. The uncertainty is mostly confined to heart health and the remaining effects are quite well-understood and mostly deleterious. First, understanding the definition of amount of alcohol consumption is important: Moderate consumptions is less than 2 drinks per day for women or anyone over age 65, less than 3 drinks per day for men.
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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has now confirmed new cases of Zika virus in several states across the U.S. and has expanded its travel alert to include the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. The previous travel alert for pregnant women or women considering getting pregnant included the following destination: in Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela. In the Caribbean: Barbados, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, St. Martin and Puerto Rico. Cape Verde, off the coast of western Africa; and Samoa in the South Pacific are also destinations to which the CDC warns travel should be postponed.
Weight loss surgery isn’t for everyone; and it’s not a panacea, but there are cases in which surgery to improve health might be warranted. Losing weight is not easy. It takes vigilance and work. The list of diets most people have tried before they resort to more drastic measure is long.
Rosie O’Donnell has joined the ranks of other celebrities who have gone under the knife to lose weight and has reportedly lost 64 pounds. The 53 year old comedian, actress, author, activist, and talk show host had struggled with weight her whole life and at times was the victim of humiliation and body shaming.
Jennifer Hudson has risen from unknown finalist on the 2004 season of American Idol, to un-stoppable superstar diva. The multi-talented 34 year old singer, actress, spokesperson and author has won 37 awards in her relatively short career, including a Grammy for the title song, “Love You I Do” from the “Dreamgirls” track in the category of Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. The song became Hudson's first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart. Hudson also won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Dream Girls”.
If you are one of the 45% of Americans that made a New Year’s resolution what are your plans for success. Well, the good news is that people who do make plans to change in the New Year are 10 times more likely to report success than people who do not.
John Goodman has struggled with his weight for decades, but the loveable 63 year old actor is no longer portly. Instead, the television and film actor is looking rather dashing. The new look is fabulous and opens the door for new rolls for Goodman who is actually fairly athletic, having played football in college. But, the weight loss didn’t happen overnight.
The CDC has recently issued travel warnings (level two out of three), especially for pregnant women going to Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, due to the outbreak of Zika virus in these regions.  The Zika Virus, a type of mosquito-borne flavivirus similar to Dengue fever is associated with birth defects. The alert includes women who are pregnant in any trimester and women who are considering becoming pregnant. 
Adele has finally released the long-awaited new album, 25, but that isn’t all that’s new about the wildly popular, successful, and very private songstress. Adele’s other reveal is a smashing new figure to go along with her third album which was released in late 2015, just in time for the holidays.
I was aghast when I heard the former host of the Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson, was leaving to be replaced by some unknown from the UK – namely James Corden. But, once I began watching the show I realized Corden is both multi-talented and extremely funny.
So, you’ve caught a bug and it seems to have taken hold and doesn’t want to let go. What do you do? There are many things most people don’t think of when they are sick and simply don’t want to do, but even something as simple as drinking more water not only helps with symptoms, but may also help prevent an infection.
Treatments for cancer have traditionally been surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. However in 1985, hyperthermia therapy, a natural non-invasive treatment which allows the generation of heat to a specific area to kill tumor cells was approved for clinical use. When combined with very low dose radiation, proponents of this non-traditional treatment claim a success rate of 85-92% remission. Hyperthermia is internationally known as the fourth treatment in cancer therapy and while relatively new to the U.S is well known and widely used in other countries like Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Italy, and China.
Researchers are continually exploring ways to help us lose weight. With obesity rates on the rise worldwide, finding ways to make lifestyle changes has become an important focus for weight loss. Food scientists have come up with a way to trick your brain into eating less, based on the size of your dining table.
A new study suggests that commonly used food additives in processed foods could play a significant role in the development of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions. The study was conducted by experts from Israel and Germany and appears in Autoimmunity Reviews.
The chance of getting breast cancer in one’s lifetime is 1 in 8 with about 15% of woman under the age of 45 being diagnosed. There has been a lot of debate over the efficacy of thermograms versus mammograms, but today there is more research on diagnostic tools. What must be understood are the differences between the two tests.
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have succeeded in transforming human fibroblasts, a type of skin cell, into pancreatic cells via a process called direct cellular reprogramming, an accomplishment that brings personalized cell therapy one step closer for those who suffer from diabetes.
Jennifer Lopez has an amazing body and bodacious curves. At 46, she’s overcome the midlife battle of the bulge by staying active and eating healthy.
How does she manage her eating and exercise?
I was watching The 2016 People’s Choice Awards and when Melissa McCarthy came on stage I was flabbergasted at the amount of weight she’s lost. The 45 year old film and television star is not only really funny, she has the great physical comedic ability, like a female Chris Farley, but as anyone who’s been a larger size knows, being physical isn’t always easy.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and there’s so much discussion about it that it’s easy to overlook the second most common one—vascular dementia. A recent report in Diabetes Care brought to light the importance of understanding vascular dementia, as it’s been shown that women with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of developing this form of dementia—rather than Alzheimer’s—than are men.
Today, Yahoo Health launched Body-Peace Resolution, a month-long initiative to motivate you to pursue wellness goals that aren’t vanity-driven - and therefore, destined for failure - but that strive for more meaningful outcomes, such as physical strength, mental fitness, nutritional nirvana and self-acceptance - true and total body peace.
The New Year is a time when people announce resolutions and work to create new habits. However, out of the 45 percent of the population that is estimated to make them, only around 8 percent actually achieve them. Even within the business travel world, there are plenty of resolutions and trends that people will set, as they make their way around the country and world in the name of business. There are some emerging trends for the New Year that will help keep travelers healthy as well as happy.
Your liver is amazing, called into service 24/7 to filter and process blood, detoxify harmful substances from food and other environmental sources, manufacture blood clotting proteins, metabolize nutrients, and more. You’ve gotta love an organ that does all that essential life-supporting work!
Are you looking to lose weight in 2016? Here is an info-packed weight loss guide for 2016 with links to articles, many of which have user comments that some dieters have found useful toward how to lose weight and keep it off for good.
Did you know that some Christmas gifts produce more ear-damaging decibels than a screaming ambulance siren?! Health experts warn that some Christmas gifts may be damaging your child’s ears and offer two useful tips on how to keep this from happening.
Here is an important update made by the FDA recently on a voluntarily recalled weight loss supplement to help protect consumers from a popular, but potentially dangerous weight loss pill.
Fat in the diet has been maligned for years, but new evidence shows that fat is actually beneficial for the brain and neurological function and may be useful in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
There are about as many "diets" as there are days in the year, but with all those choices have you ever considered intermittent fasting as part of the plan?
Most people don’t expect to be the recipient of a random act of kindness, but that is what happened recently to Jamie-Lynne Knighten, a young mother of two on a trip to the grocery store when the only credit card she had with her was declined.
Water makes up 71% of the Earth’s surface and comprises 60% of our body’s makeup. Water is essential for every cell to live and for cellular function in both plants and animals. The foods we eat are made up of water but it is the water we drink that is most important for maintaining optimal health.
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, a Harvard study says low-fat diet is not the most effective diet. Here are the reasons.