Scientists today urged people with atrial fibrillation—the most common heart rhythm disorder—to kick the habit and cut their stroke risk. The research is presented today at ESC Congress 2020. One in four middle-aged adults in Europe and the US will develop atrial fibrillation, a condition set to affect up to 17 million people in the
Fox Business Flash top headlines for August 12 Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. A Wisconsin state agency is reportedly mandating that its employees wear face masks during video conferences, even if they are home alone. In a July 31 email, the Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole
While Costco may be known as a bargain-hunter’s paradise, there’s no denying that many of those bargains tend to be super-sized. While the Duggar family no doubt goes through those giant-sized jars of mayonnaise in no time flat, smaller families may struggle to use up Costco-sized items before their expiration dates. As for people who
Wearing a mask has become part of our daily lives. It is already compulsory to wear one on public transport across the UK and from 24 July, you will have to wear one in shops in England. They are already required in shops in Scotland, while Northern Ireland and Wales are considering introducing similar rules.
Various diseases of the digestive tract, for example severe intestinal inflammation in humans, are closely linked to disturbances in the natural mobility of the intestine. What role the microbiome—i.e. the natural microbial community colonizing the digestive tract—plays in these rhythmic contractions of the intestine, also known as peristalsis, is currently the subject of intensive research.
You already know that cardio exercise is one common component of weight loss success. But if you’ve been relying on traditional methods like cycling and running recently, you might want to change up your routine and give swimming a try. “Although swimming seems relatively hard and sometimes scary, it’s one of the best cardiovascular workouts
While pepper spray contains the same ingredient used to soothe sore muscles, the concentration used in crowd control or personal safety situations is many, many times higher and will feel painful and not at all soothing to your body. Here’s what it is, what it feels like, how to protect yourself, and what to do
If there ever was a multi-use fruit, it’s bananas. You can bake them into bread, throw them on some pancakes, dip them into chocolate, and make them into ice cream. Plus, they’re and easy, portable snack that’s packed full of good-for-you vitamins and minerals. But are sweet, filling fruits like bananas good for weight loss?
An international study will test whether a common anti-inflammatory drug can ward off serious complications from COVID-19 and possibly prevent patients from ending up in the hospital. The study, which would involve 6,000 participants in the U.S., Canada and Europe, is designed to be “contactless” — participants will receive the drug, called colchicine, by mail,
If you’ve ever had sleep paralysis, you know how terrifying it can be. You wake up in the middle of the night in darkness and can’t move your arms or legs. Then you try to yell out, but you can’t speak. Some also report feeling a negative presence in the room that is trying to
Setting a bigger weight-loss goal, like losing 20 pounds, may feel overwhelming at times. You may get impatient and feel desperate to finallyhit the finish line. But sustainable weight loss requires creating healthy habits, like making gradual dietary changes and incorporating consistent fitness into your weekly schedule. Weight loss ultimately requires the same approaches whether
Olive Garden is offering a ‘buy one, take one’ offer that will get you one hot, ready-to-eat meal and one packed meal that you can save for later. This offer is only available for curb-side pick-up. While restaurants are operating on takeout and delivery-only policies, many chains are giving out promotions that help customers out
Some of us are more flexible than others, and we’re made more aware of that fact when we watch dancers or contortionists — or even the people next to us in yoga class. But there are folks that are so flexible they make us flinch when they do things like bend their fingers back until
Hey, remember veganism? At least that’s what people called not consuming any animal products before the whole plant-based trend rolled around. It seems as tech-based meats grow in popularity and marketers slap the words “plant-based” on just about everything, the word “vegan” appears to be falling out of vogue. This doesn’t mean that veganism isn’t
In recent years, chia seeds have entered the mainstream. Once a niche superfood, they are now a regular on the menu of many trendy brunch spots and have even infiltrated the home kitchen. The best part? They boast many nutritional benefits, such as promoting weight loss, lowering cholesterol and fighting inflammation (via BBC GoodFood). But
To act or not to act? Alyson Hannigan thinks her daughters “would love” working in the entertainment industry, but she isn’t sure whether they’ll follow in her footsteps. “Obviously, I’ll support whatever they want, but I’m certainly not calling America’s Got Talent, like, ‘OK, can she get on? She doesn’t know what her talent is
Would you put down that bag of chips if you saw it had 170 calories? What if the label said it would take 16 minutes of running to burn off those calories? Health experts for years have pushed for clearer food labeling to empower people to make better choices. In the U.S., a recent regulation
This is a phenomenon that is going to resonate with some people absolutely perplex others. Have you ever noticed that you need to pee more when it’s cold outside? There’s a genuine medical reason for this and, not only are you not alone, it’s relatively common. It’s all cause by something called cold diuresis, which
If you’re a new breastfeeding mom, you’ve probably heard a million different nuggets of information about what you should and shouldn’t eat, whether you can enjoy alcohol, and what medications you can take. And during cold and flu season, you might be asking if popping some over-the-counter cold medicine is okay, and how it affects
The keto diet has been massively popular in the last few years, and for good reason: It’s the go-to diet of celebs like Halle Berry, Savannah Guthrie, and Jenna Jameson, and it’s been shown to lead to major weight loss for many women who’ve tried it. The thing is, going from eating whatever you want