At his heaviest, Dan Witmer weighed 260 pounds — which was helpful when he was playing football. But once it became apparent he wouldn’t be going pro, he resolved to get lean. “Once I decided, OK this weight is no longer beneficial to me because I’m not playing football, I started to have issues losing
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University of Otago research shows. Intermittent fasting—whereby participants limit their energy intake to about 25 per cent of their usual diet (500kcal
Preeclampsia is a particularly dreaded pregnancy complication that threatens the lives of mother and child. A correct diagnosis, however, is currently time-consuming and, in many cases, inaccurate. The Empa spin-off “MOMM Diagnostics” is developing a fast and precise test that provides diagnostic certainty and at the same time saves healthcare costs. Nausea, swollen hands or
Everybody knows someone who lost a lot of weight when they started running. And plenty of people know runners who went the other way, gaining weight during training. So does running help or hurt your weight loss goals? It depends on how you do it. How running helps you lose weight You can lose weight
A heartfelt homage. Ric Ocasek’s children are designing his headstone following The Cars frontman’s September death, his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova, revealed. “A simple little mushroom taken off our porch, for now, marks the resting place of their dad,” the model, 54, captioned a Thursday, January 16, Instagram post. “The real thing is being designed
Star Wars fan, 11, who lost his legs and one of his hands to meningitis gets a £10,000 R2-D2-themed bionic arm Kye Vincent hit by meningitis in April 2016, spending 38 weeks in hospital He lost both his legs below the knee, part of his right hand and all of his left hand But his
Massimo Giusto loves challenges. The 39-year-old has lived with his family in Hong Kong for the last 14 years, where he owns and manages a company devoted to high-end timepieces and accessories. He’s a driven guy who sets goals and commits himself to hitting them. He freely admits there were times in his life when
Children and adolescents detained in the youth justice system experience poor health across a range of physical and mental health domains, according to new research. In the first global review, researchers from the University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and University of Sheffield in the UK have examined the health of detained adolescents
Brain imaging may one day be used to help diagnose mental health disorders—including depression and anxiety—with greater accuracy, according to a new study conducted in a large sample of youth at the University of Pennsylvania and led by Antonia Kaczkurkin, Ph.D. and Theodore Satterthwaite, MD. And knowing more about the neurobiology behind psychiatric disorders could
Zika virus infection can stunt neonatal brain development, a condition known as microcephaly, in which babies are born with abnormally small heads. To determine how best to prevent and treat the viral infection, scientists first need to understand how the pathogen gets inside brain cells. Employing different approaches to answer different questions, two research teams
An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health recommends enhanced research to assess and address disparities in access to health care and use of clinical services that prevent disease. The panel urges scientists to explore interventions with multiple components and to engage stakeholders inside and outside the health care system. Despite the proven
Obesity, a global epidemic, is a known contributor to several cancers, including breast, colon, and pancreatic. Stopping the obesity epidemic could be a critical aid in preventing and treating numerous cancers. Researchers with the laboratory of Craig Tomlinson, Ph.D., at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center have found a critical target in this cause.
Studies that started in zebrafish have now pointed to a role for collagen secretion in a wide variety of clinical symptoms—and in a newly identified genetic syndrome. Ela Knapik, MD, associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and her colleagues discovered the syndrome caused by mutation of a single gene and named it
My name is Alex Beach (@theketobeach), I’m 26, and I live in Georgetown, South Carolina. At almost 200 pounds, and after a miscarriage, I decided to change my eating habits and give the keto diet a try. I lost 51 pounds in the process—and I couldn’t be happier. You know how people say that if
Maybe you woke up with a mysterious rash. Maybe you spilled something on yourself and now your skin is not happy. Or maybe some other bumpy, itchy, swollen patch of skin has urged you to Google: “Why is my skin so red?” Whatever the reason, you don’t have to search too much further for answers.
There she is! Cassie shared a sweet shot of her 1-month-old daughter Frankie’s face for the first time. “My whole heart,” the singer, 33, captioned a close-up Instagram shot of her and Alex Fine’s baby girl on Wednesday, January 8. The Connecticut native went on to share a photo of the infant sleeping in a
My name is Simmy Hassan (@barbellebeautyy). I’m 30 and I live in Dallas. I wear many hats, but my most important job is being a mom. I’m also currently a client relations manager and slowly working my way into the fitness industry. I did Whole30 to lose the weight I gained during pregnancy and got
Offering HIV screening to new patients in general practice on a routine basis increases testing rates and improves detection and earlier diagnosis, research co-led by Queen Mary University of London and UCL suggests. HIV testing rates in general practice are low, despite testing being recommended in UK and international guidelines. Lack of testing leads to
The top number on a blood pressure test is widely viewed as the best gauge of a person’s overall risk for heart disease. But the bottom number could be important when it comes to evaluating the chance of a person having scars on their brain that could be an indicator for dementia, stroke or falls.
The basics: I’m Chancie Petty and I’m from East Texas. I’m 29, and I am a full-time fireman’s wife and stay at home mama of three boys. After my lifestyle was negatively impact my relationships, I knew I had to make a change—and I’ve now lost 113 pounds to date. At the end of 2017,