Category: Health News

Salma Hayek Wants You To Put Smoothies On Your Face—Here's Why

Beauty rituals get passed down from generation to generation—that’s no surprise. But while some of us simply learn how to apply lipstick and mascara, Salma Hayek was taking notes from her grandmother, who slathered crushed-up papaya on her skin as an early-aughts glowy face mask. “I would say, ‘Abuela, you look crazy,’” she said at

Megan Gale Opens Up About Her Heartbreaking Miscarriage

In her most honest interview yet, Megan Gale shares the highs and heartbreaking lows of the last year. But one thing’s for sure, she’s stronger than ever and ready to take on 2017. For the first time, Megan, 41, candidly discusses experiencing a miscarriage while beginning work on her dream project Top Model. And then

The 5 Habits Of Slim Women

The secret to getting and maintaining a flat belly comes down to adopting a few key habits and sticking with them. Luckily, none of these changes are major—but put together, they can have a huge impact. They don’t eat their oatmeal plain Or their cereal. Or their yoghurt. Adding a handful of fruit goes a

Why seeing the same doctor every time could save your life

Why seeing the same doctor every time could save your life: Patients are open about symptoms, trusting of medical advice and inclined prescriptions from familiar GP Researchers from University of Exeter Medical School looked at 1.4m patients Findings showed patients were more likely to die if they used different doctors  One US study found nearly a

Indonesia faces a ‘double burden’ of diseases, study says

Indonesia has made advances in health since 1990, increasing life expectancy by eight years and decreasing rates of health burden from communicable diseases like diarrheal disease and tuberculosis. But the country is facing a growing and expensive wave of health threats from heart disease, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases, according to a new study. “Indonesia

Computational model analysis reveals serotonin speeds learning: Study provides insight into the role of serotonin in neural plasticity

A new computational-model designed by researchers at UCL based on data from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown reveals that serotonin, one of the most widespread chemicals in the brain, can speed up learning. Serotonin is thought to mediate communications between neural cells and play an essential role in functional, and dysfunctional, cognition. For a

‘Superbugs’ Found in Vast Majority of U.S. Supermarket Meat

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 — Nearly 80 percent of meat in U.S. supermarkets contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit environmental research organization. The bacteria — often called “superbugs” — were resistant to at least one of 14 antibiotics tested for in 2015 by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System, a

Few hemodialysis patients on medicare enroll in hospice

(HealthDay)—Among Medicare beneficiaries on hemodialysis, few patients are enrolled in hospice at the end of life, regardless of the spending trajectory during the last year of life, according to a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs. Ann M. O’Hare, M.D., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues examined hospice use

Eat walnuts to ward off diabetes risk

A new study states that consuming walnuts may halve the risk of developing Type-two diabetes. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants apart from that consuming half a cup of walnut water can help protect the digestive system. Consuming walnuts — rich in antioxidants — may nearly halve the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes compared to those

From nettles to sunglasses, here’s 11 ways to beat hay fever hell

Soaring temperatures spell hay fever misery for millions but if you’re dosed up with antihistamine and still sneezing, you’d be forgiven for looking elsewhere for help. But with stinging nettles the latest “cure” taking social media by storm, which treatments really can help? 1. Stinging nettles Goran Pavlovic says that his sneezy symptoms disappeared once

Survey: Exercise and obesity are both rising in US

It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese. About 24 percent of adults last year said they exercise enough each week to meet government recommendations for both muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise, according to a large annual

The One Natural Mosquito Repellent That Really Works

First things first: If you’re looking for a science-backed method of repelling mosquitoes, you don’t need to shy away from synthetic repellents such as DEET and picaridin. DEET in particular has been widely used for decades, and studies show it protects against mosquitoes and ticks carrying malaria, West Nile virus, Zika virus, and Lyme, according

Why Do Babies Kick in the Womb?

The first time a pregnant woman feels her baby kick can be surprising — a sudden reminder that the tiny creature growing inside her has a mind of its own. But why do babies kick? Though the womb is a tight space in which to exercise, it turns out that those kicks are vital for

Nicotine alters neurotransmission in habit-forming brain region: Nicotine reduces dorsal striatal output, which may underlie urge to smoke and make it difficult to break the habit

A study of rat brain slices published in JNeurosci demonstrates how nicotine interacts with cells that regulate the output of a brain region involved in habit formation. The research could inform efforts to help people quit smoking and avoid relapse. The addictive qualities of nicotine have been attributed to the brain’s reward system. However, recent