The Health Benefits of Watermelon

By |2018-08-15T18:04:16+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Loaded With Lycopene The cheery red color comes from lycopene, an antioxidant. Studies show it may help curb your risk of cancer and diabetes as part of a healthy lifestyle. Watermelon has more of this nutrient than any other fruit or veggie — even tomatoes. To load up on lycopene, choose a melon with bright [...]

Could Diet Soda Help Curb Colon Cancer’s Return?

By |2018-08-15T18:04:15+00:00August 15th, 2018|

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet sodas have a much lower risk of their tumor coming back, or of dying from the cancer. In a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, researchers tracked outcomes for more than 1,000 colon cancer patients. The [...]

Wood heaters: health risk to frail-aged, children and those with health conditions

By |2018-08-15T18:04:03+00:00August 15th, 2018|

ON COOL days and decidedly chilly winter nights, the thought of snuggling up in front of a cosy wood fire may be appealing. But experts are warning of the health effects of wood heaters with their smoke contributing to 75 per cent of particulate matter (small particles in smoke) in Sydney and many regional areas across the state. [...]

Flavonoids: The secret to health benefits of drinking black and green tea?

By |2018-08-15T18:03:51+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Plant chemicals known as flavonoids may explain why tea drinkers seem less likely to have cardiovascular disease. Black or green, hot or iced, tea is gaining in popularity. Many cities and shopping malls feature specialty tea shops, and bottled teas vie for space on store shelves. The tea market continues to grow year after year. [...]

Toxic Chemicals and Home Performance with Arlene Blum

By |2018-08-15T18:03:31+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Arlene Blum is a famous mountain climber AND biophysical chemist, and it turns out they’re basically the same job. At the Green Science Policy Institute in Berkeley, CA, she sat down with Corbett and Grace to talk about Six Classes of harmful chemicals, how to recognize when you’re being duped by lazy industrial processes and [...]

Next generation pollen monitoring and dissemination

By |2018-08-15T18:03:02+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Abstract Although pollen allergy is the most frequent allergic disease in countries with a western life style (1), knowing “the enemy” i.e. the current pollen exposure, is still a neglected scientific topic. This is remarkable, as pollen levels predict allergy symptoms in allergic individuals (2). In addition, higher pollen exposure results in more allergic sensitizations [...]

Best Parenting Approach: Focus on Your Teen’s Health, Not Weight

By |2018-08-14T17:52:41+00:00August 14th, 2018|

For teens who struggle with their weight, it can be easy for them — and their parents — to fret about the number they see on the bathroom scale. But a new set of guidelines says parents can help their teens by taking the focus off what they weigh and instead encouraging good eating habits. The American [...]

Health Benefits of Cardamom

By |2018-08-14T17:52:08+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Once prized in the East Indies for its medicinal benefits, cardamom is now typically used as a spice to add flavor to foods. Each 2-tablespoon serving contains just 36 calories but imparts rich flavor — a bonus when you’re counting calories and want to avoid bland “diet” foods. To top it off, cardamom offers a [...]

Exercise and dieting tied to reduced disability in obese older adults

By |2018-08-14T17:51:38+00:00August 14th, 2018|

(Reuters Health) – Obese older adults who increase their exercise may have less fatigue and disability, but they may see an even bigger improvement if they also cut back on calories, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 180 obese adults, ages 65 to 79, to do aerobic exercise, either by itself or combined with [...]