Slow down when eating your Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Speed in gobbling down your food could be linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes, says a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017.
In the study, performed by researchers in Japan, speed was linked to metabolic syndrome — a cluster of heat disease, diabetes and stroke risk factors including abdominal obesity, high fasting blood sugar, high bl [...]
A dad’s depression can rub off on his teenaged kids, according to a new British study.
Science has already established that a mother’s depression can impact her children.
The new study from the University College London is said to be the first to associate depressed dads with depressed teenagers.
“We found that the link between parent and teen depression is not related to gender,” said lead author Gemma Lewis, lecturer at the UCL. [...]
If your blood pressure is too high, it might not be because of the political climate this time.
A panel of healthcare associations, including the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, published new criteria this week redefining what classified as hypertension or high blood pressure.
The new number, 130/80 mmHg, representing the systolic pressure in your vessels over the diastolic pressure in your arteries, and is lower than the [...]
When 30 bartenders were asked by Business Insider to share industry inside scoop that they really shouldn’t, one spilled a particularly troubling response.
“Almost no restaurants or bars,” the unnamed barkeep revealed, “clean their ice machines as regularly as they’re supposed to.”
That doesn’t that doesn’t bode well for cocktails, soda or even water on the rocks. 30% of Americans know drinking alcohol can cause [...]
Doctors now have an easier — but controversial — way to know if their patients have taken their medication.
For the first time, self-tracking sensors can now be added to Abilify oral tablets, an antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and Tourette’s, according to a Food and Drug Administration press release.
After the pill, called Abilify MyCite, is ingested, the microchip activates when it hits the stomach fluid. The [...]
The Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory Tuesday about the use of kratom, a herbal supplement known to ease the side effects of opioid withdrawals that’s linked to 36 deaths.
The FDA's cautioning comes after the Drug Enforcement Administration's delay in listing kratom, a plant found in countries like Thailand and Malaysia, as a controlled substance. The supplement is sold in smoke shops and as a powder for brewing tea to ease drug withdrawal sympto [...]
Bill Gates has “dug deep” to join the fight against Alzheimer’s with a whopping $50 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund.
Known for his philanthropy, Gates says this time the generosity is personal — at least in part.
“It’s a terrible disease that devastates both those who have it and their loved ones,” Gates wrote Monday in his blog post.
In the essay titled “Why I’m Digging Deep Into Alzheimer’s,” the bill [...]