Bye-bye, meat. That's the cry from a growing conga line of celebrities who've become vegetarian or vegan. One of the latest star recruits is English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, named the "most beautiful vegan" of 2018 by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He's joined a long list of vegan stars, including Miley Cyrus, Liam
Often referred to as the “kissing disease,” mononucleosis is a common ailment caused by the Epstein-Barr virus that is transmitted through saliva. While you can get the virus through kissing, you also can be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing cups or utensils with someone who is infected. According to the Centers
Here are 11 drugs that have been known to cause excessive hair loss as a side effect. 1) Cholesterol-lowering medications — atorvastatin and simvastatin Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) belong to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications known as “statins”. Have hair loss is a reported side effect of both drugs. The newer statin, rosuvastatin (Crestor),
Without treatment, bipolar disorder may cause unusual mood episodes. People with the condition may alternate between high periods, called manic episodes, and low periods, or depressive episodes. During a manic episode, a person will often feel happy, have lots of energy, and be very sociable. During a depressive episode, they may feel sad, have low
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — The benefits of breastfeeding are wide-ranging. For baby, they include protection against infections and illnesses, including asthma, as well as reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies breastfed for six months are also less likely to become obese. For mom, breastfeeding decreases the risks of breast and
A good honey can be neither of the variety at the origin and not on price detect. This is the conclusion of the experts of Stiftung Warentest, after a Test of 36 Honeys. The results are sobering: Seven of the tested honeys fell through completely. Around 1 Kilo of honey so much, nibbling on every
When most of us reflect on Valentine’s Day, we think of roses, balloons and candy hearts. You know, big, red boxes full of caramels, nougats and chocolate-covered nuts. Yet the most popular Valentine’s Day treat is actually a small pressed candy: Sweethearts Conversation Hearts. But if these happen to be your go-to, brace yourself because
Despite their moniker, French fries are an American staple. We eat them with chicken, steak, burgers, hot dogs, mussels, fish — just about everything. But Burger King’s latest fry offering isn’t savory at all. In fact, these spuds aren’t even potato-based. Instead, Burger King’s new funnel cake fries are sweet, and they are the snack
When it comes to pooping, your bathroom strategy is most likely to get in and get out—but it’s a good thing to take a look every now and again to see what’s going on in the toilet. The size, texture, and color of your poop can tell you a lot about what’s going on in
There are certain movies and televised entertainments that just beg for a big platter of snacks: summer blockbusters, rom-coms, sporting events. But horror movies have never been our choice for snacking — do you really want to be snacking on guacamole while watching a zombie eat someone’s brains? Well, one restaurant is hoping this aversion
If you’re like the millions of people who are considering a new eating style for the new year, chances are the ketogenic (keto for short) diet has piqued your interest—thanks to the countless social media influencers who continuously display their shrinking frames on Instagram. Here, we weigh the pros and cons of this trending plan
New year, same immature behavior on Instagram. Dozens of commenters rang in 2019 with some good, old-fashioned (and wildly inappropriate) mom shaming after actress Hilary Duff posted a photo of herself eating while breastfeeding her two-month-old daughter, Banks. Were they angry that Duff could drop pieces of crispy Brussels sprout leaves on her baby girl?
A major Cardiovascular (CV) risk factor is low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C). A lot of evidence that was accumulated supports a linear association between LDL-C levels and CV risk. However, whether the lower limit of LDL-C might offer CV benefits without any safety concerns is still a topic of debate. This review discusses data from studies
You may have doused your sushi or Chinese food with soy sauce countless times. But have you given much thought to what’s in that salty, dark liquid—and if soy sauce is any good for you? Here’s a quick primer on the Asian condiment. How soy sauce is made There are different ways to make soy sauce,
(HealthDay)—More than 15 million homes in the United States get their water from private wells, according to federal estimates. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates public drinking water, people with private wells need to check their water themselves, along with other maintenance steps. This is especially important if you’re thinking about having a baby.
The parasite “Toxoplasma gondii” it makes in the cats comfortable, but also in many people. Yet he was considered relatively harmless. Researchers have, however, found out that he is able to control the human behavior. With fatal consequences. He is regarded as a harmless cat parasite and affects at least every third person in Germany.
Over a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled “Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?” At the time, some psychiatrists were advocating making “pathological bigotry” or pathological bias – essentially, bias so extreme it interferes with daily function and reaches near-delusional proportions – an official psychiatric diagnosis. For a variety of medical
Asthma is a common condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, asthma affects around 20.4 million adults and 6.1 million children in the country. Asthma causes inflammation in the airways, or bronchial tubes, which move air in and out of the lungs. The inflammation triggers the body
How does our nervous system motivate us to get off the sofa and walk to the fridge, or even to the supermarket, to get food? A research team led by Alexander Gottschalk from Goethe University investigated this using the threadworm Caenorhabditis elegans. The results indicate how foraging behaviour in higher animals might have evolved. Finding
We all know women are judged much more harshly than men. It seems we’re always perceived as too loud or too quiet, too reserved or too domineering, too nice or too cold. But somehow, mothers are judged even more harshly than any of us. There’s this idea floating around that there is one perfect type