Vegetarian Diet Benefits Include Longer Life, Healthier Heart, And Smaller Waistline

Vegetarian Diet Benefits Include Longer Life, Healthier Heart, And Smaller Waistline

New research presented at the Nutrition 2018 meeting revealed more reasons to become vegetarian, including lower mortality risk, reduced chances of developing heart diseases, and a lower body mass index. The quality of the plant-based food, however, is also important.  ( Jill Wellington | Pixabay ) New research revealed even more reasons to become vegetarian, […]

What Makes One Go from Hungry to 'Hangry?'

What Makes One Go from Hungry to 'Hangry?'

A new study finds that being “hangry” — a term used to indicate hunger-induced anger — may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, environmental cues and one’s level of emotional awareness. The research is published in the journal Emotion. “We all know that hunger can sometimes affect our emotions and perceptions of the […]

Stigma a major issue for many young people with Type 1 diabetes, study finds

Stigma a major issue for many young people with Type 1 diabetes, study finds

TORONTO – At 16, Michael Wright was shocked to learn he had developed Type 1 diabetes. Not only did he have to learn how to manage the condition with frequent blood-sugar checks and insulin injections, he quickly became aware of the stigma associated with having a chronic disease that set him apart from most of […]

Vegan diet, walking, hydration, sleep reduced BP in just 2 weeks

Vegan diet, walking, hydration, sleep reduced BP in just 2 weeks

Vegan diet, walking, hydration, sleep reduced BP in just 2 weeks  Healio Adopt These Lifestyle And Diet Changes To Regulate Blood Pressure Effectively  NDTV These diet, lifestyle changes can help you lower blood pressure quickly  Hindustan Times Full coverage Source link

Researchers develop pill alternative to weight loss surgery

Researchers develop pill alternative to weight loss surgery

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are developing a surgery in a pill that has the potential to replace invasive weight loss procedures, they say. “Bariatric surgery has been utilized increasingly over the last 15 to 20 years for weight management,” said Dr. Ali Tavakkoli, bariatric surgeon and co-director of the Brigham’s Center for Weight […]

"Missing Letters" Encourage Blood Donation

"Missing Letters" Encourage Blood Donation

Photo courtesy of NBC News. (NBC News) Blood donations for all blood types — A, B and O — are critically low, so the American Red Cross is dropping those letters from its logo, hoping the glaring illustration of “missing letters” will encourage blood donations.  Major companies are doing the same for brands like Mastercard, […]

7 readers reveal how they quit smoking

7 readers reveal how they quit smoking

Smoking is a difficult habit to give up. Anyone who has tried will know it’s not easy. But what’s clear is that it is possible. We put it out to our readers and here’s what helped them quit.  ‘I dislike smokers now’ I stopped 27 years ago within […]

Running low: The story of Kenya's blood bank

Running low: The story of Kenya's blood bank

A man can donate blood every three months or four times a year, while a woman can donate every four months or thrice a year. By AGGREY OMBOKI More by this Author By FELISTA WANGARI More by this Author “Do you donate blood? When was the last time you donated blood?” These are the questions […]

Gastric bypass "surgery in a pill" points to inspired new treatment for diabetes

Gastric bypass "surgery in a pill" points to inspired new treatment for diabetes

While gastric-bypass, or bariatric, surgery can be a very successful weight-loss treatment option for those suffering from obesity, it has also been seen to be extraordinarily effective in reversing type 2 diabetes. An exciting new study from a team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has now demonstrated an oral agent that can potentially mimic the […]