There's no denying that we all enjoy the sweet things in life. Fresh baked cookies, a slice of cake or an ice cream cone brighten our day and allow us to indulge just a little bit!
It's also true that sugar is hidden everywhere these days — from bread to canned soup, pasta sauce to even sushi. There's no getting away from it.
Too much sugar isn't just bad for your teeth. It can contribute to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression and [...]
From your favorite celebrity to the person sitting next to you on the plane, everyone is experimenting with beauty masks.
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The older a woman’s mother was when she was born, the less likely she is to have children, according to a new study.
Canadian researchers analyzed health records of 43,135 American women and found that nearly 20% of women born to mothers older than age 30 remained childless. The figure was 15% for women whose moms gave birth to them between 20 and 24. Of women born to teenaged mothers, 13% of them never went on to have kids.
Those figures are not adjusted for [...]
Type 2 diabetes may not have to last forever.
A clinical trial has shown that a reversal of type 2 diabetes is possible by following an extremely low-calorie diet.
The trial, done at the Magnetic Resonance Center at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, looked at 306 participants recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the last six years.
Half were treated using normal diabetes treatment, including medications and weight-loss counseling, wh [...]
About 5% of the U.S. population gets appendicitis, a bacterial infection causing inflammation and severe abdominal pain.
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One more reason your mother was right about flossing regularly — diseased gums can lead to esophageal cancer, says a new study.
The presence of two kinds of bacteria, especially Tannerella forsythia, is tied to a 21% increase in the odds of developing tumors on the esophagus, a new report from researchers at NYU found. This is on top of the other illnesses that gum disease has already been linked to — including, heart disease, diabetes, stroke and even premature births. [...]
Thyroid disease is an under-recognized problem that can profoundly affect your day-to-day life. Getting the right treatment can be so transformative that patients will often say, "I didn't realize how bad I was feeling for all of those years."
Researchers estimate that thyroid disease affects as many as 10% of adults in the United States. Yet millions of Americans remain undiagnosed.
What are the symptoms to keep an eye out for? The red flags of thyroid dise [...]