Researchers say that missing breakfast and not getting adequate sleep can result in kids becoming overweight. Addressing these issues may help cut down obesity in kids.
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It's best to go to the doctor when you have a health concern, but you most likely would rather look up your symptoms online and go with whatever information you find. This can be dangerous or misleading. But if you're really set on not seeing the doctor, here are a few ways to get better unofficial medical advice online.
For some people, the Tasmanian devil is a cartoon character, but for others it could represent an opportunity to kill MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus) and other dangerous pathogens. New research indicates that the milk of these marsupials, who are found only on the island of Tasmania, contains special peptides that can destroy potentially deadly human germs.
A hug is understandable as a show of gratitude to someone who is taking care of you or a loved one. But did you know that it’s a potential health risk to hug your nurse? Here’s what a recent study found and why you should resist the urge to hug your nurse.
Is Your Dentist Giving You Your Rights Under HIPAA? Here's How to Help Protect Your Sensitive Medical Information
Your dentist always greets you with a warm smile and takes care of all your tooth aches with excellent care. But is she handling your medical records with the same quality care?
Gabriel Neal, MD, family medicine doctor and clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine has some valuable information about what your bowel movement can reveal about your overall health.
Having kidney stones is no fun, but according to a new study a bizarre treatment strategy can help you pass those stones and have fun at the same time.
Does money affect your doctor's care? If your long-time doctor is retiring or you're moving to another state, here are some tips to help you find a good doctor.
They practice what they preach—health experts who follow their own advice for others’ good health. Here is what they have to say that is important to them in maintaining their good health.
Zika is yet again in the news. It seems the scary virus is making its way all over the U.S. – and that's alarming doctors everywhere. Recently, the FDA has announced that all donated blood in Zika-active states should be screened for the virus. Even if Zika spreads to your state, there are things you can do to boost your natural defenses against the Zika virus.
Do you believe that Alzheimer’s disease is inevitable? Think again, as neurologists are discovering that by following their recommended Alzheimer’s disease prevention tips, that you can greatly reduce the odds of suffering from this disease.
Gastrointestinal symptoms affect approximately one in five people and are often treated with a variety of over-the-counter medications that vary in their effectiveness and can cause side effects. A natural remedy called perilla has recently been found to provide significant relief in several studies.
Here’s one shocking reason why getting a second opinion is so important to your finances and your health.
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 one of the many smokers who view vaping as a healthy alternative to cigarette smoking? If so, then you may want to know about the risk of “Popcorn Lung” disease from your vaping habit.
Many people spend 40 or more hours per week working in buildings, and the air quality of those work spaces—whether they are green offices or non-green offices—can have a significant impact on brain function. In fact, if you are having productivity problems at work, air quality may be a culprit.
The workplace has a greater impact on your health than you may think. In addition to stress, anxiety, and the mental illnesses that are rampant in the office, there are also several physical ailments that can affect you. The workplace has been blamed for many illnesses including frequent colds from workplace germs, heart disease as a result of workplace stress, lack of sleep due to stress, eye strain from your computer and many others.
Recent studies suggest sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on health. A new study shows fidgeting when we sit could help keep us healthy, but there are some barriers that still need to be addressed perhaps in the workplace.
Most consumers of health care have at least one story to tell about how they have experienced an illness and were misdiagnosed. A new report highlights the urgency of finding ways to curb the incidence of diagnostic mistakes that researchers say will get worse unless changes are made urgently to reduce errors.
University of Texas Health Science Center researchers are exploring the use of therapy dogs in the intensive care unit to help elderly patients heal. Investigators from UT Health are launching a study that they expect will scientifically prove dogs can help ICU patients recover from disease.
Long ago, Native North Americans didn’t have insect and mosquito spray to ward off these pests, but they did have a natural remedy called sweetgrass. Now scientists say they have identified the active substances in this Native American answer to mosquito repellent.
How often have you seen these statements? “Drink more water!” “Stay hydrated!” “If you do not drink eight glasses of water a day, you are not getting enough fluids!” Although you know the human body needs water to thrive, you do not see many concerns about safe, healthy drinking water in first-world countries. This is considered to be a non-issue. However, many homes have drinking water that is not sanitary or is contaminated.
Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and host of Medicine on Call is highlighting the role of the food industry and health care reform. George says there is a direct correlation between obesity and chronic illnesses that stem from the food we eat that is being ignored by the government.
Researchers have discovered that clothes and jewelry are linked to people’s emotional states. In addition, formal wear has a strong connection to a person’s mood. Although you may not notice how much your outfit or jewelry affects you on a daily basis, scientists have found that your attire can reveal your state of mind.
Researchers from University of Exeter and Tokyo University of the Arts recently explored why people make music. Is making music more than just individual expression?
Researchers have shown for the first time how fructose affects our brain in ways that could be contributing to diabetes, obesity and more.
A study from Queen Mary University of London analyzed online dating and the art of attraction. The researchers found specific factors in a person’s profile could influence interest. They determined that multiple elements play a role in attraction, and the right profile can make a difference.
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