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Most Americans are not getting enough fiber in our diets

Only 5% of men and 9% of women are getting the recommended daily amount of dietary fiber, according to a study being presented at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE. Insufficient fiber intake is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, two of the most common diseases in the U.S. “These findings should remind

Why scientists are concerned about leaks at biolabs

The theory that COVID-19 might be the result of scientific experiments has thrown a spotlight on the work of the world’s most secure biolabs. While the evidence linking SARS-CoV-2 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China is strictly circumstantial, a number of experts want tougher controls on such facilities over fears that accidental leaks

Here Are The Best Kinds Of Mattresses For Your Back Pain

As many people age, they start to understand why their parents always complained about their backs. They get sore! Especially after waking up, your vertebrae can feel stiff and uncomfortable — particularly if you’re using the wrong mattress. According to Health, nearly 80 percent of Americans report suffering from back pain, either sporadic or chronic.

Even in a pandemic, child vision tests are crucial

It’s critical for parents to maintain their children’s vision checkups during the COVID-19 pandemic, an expert says. “All children should have their eyes checked by their pediatrician at regular intervals, even if they don’t have any symptoms,” said Dr. Samantha Feldman, a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore. “Part of the reason

Reasons Your Legs Are Itchy And When You Should Start To Worry

Most everyone has experienced itchy skin on their legs at some point in their lives. It’s uncomfortable and annoying, and can make you feel self-conscious. Most of the time, itchy legs aren’t a cause for concern, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. The simplest explanations include dry skin (hello, endless months of winter!), a

A new theory for how memories are stored in the brain

Research from the University of Kent has led to the development of the MeshCODE theory, a revolutionary new theory for understanding brain and memory function. This discovery may be the beginning of a new understanding of brain function and in treating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In a paper published by Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience,

These Are the 7 Most Delicious Kinds of Apples

Maybe this isn’t a surprise to you, but apples are one of the best fruits you can eat. They’re high in fiber, have about 100 calories per fruit, and are easy to eat on the go. Plus, they are super versatile, so you can eat them on their own, fresh or dried, or mixed with

Stressed out in lockdown, America’s young adults are overeating

(HealthDay)—When the coronavirus pandemic started, many people began baking banana bread and sourdough loaves at home. Stress eating is nothing new, and 2020 was a year filled with angst for a lot of people. But researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, wondered, “Are college-aged people overeating, too?” According to their new

Carrots are healthy, but active enzyme unlocks full benefits

Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. But to get the full health benefits of this superfood, you need an active enzyme to produce this vitamin. Beta-carotene is the bioactive compound that gives carrots their orange color. Studies with humans and mice show the conversion of beta-carotene to