Teenage Smokers

Teenagers who smoke or who binge on alcohol have signs of artery damage by age 17, a recent study shows. Researchers found that 17-year-olds who had smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime or who drank more than 10 drinks on a typical drinking day had stiffer walls in...

Potatoes

Under the ever-expanding umbrella of “millennials ruin everything,” the generation of folks born between 1981 and 1996 are now under fire for a 5.4 percent plunge in potato sales over the past three years. That’s because people between the ages of 22 and 37 prefer “healthy...

Fish Oil

Pregnant women who take fish oil supplements could boost their baby’s growth up until the age of six, according to a study. Consuming supplements of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, a type of fish oil, was linked to children having both a higher lean mass and bone...

Energy Drinks Ban

The sale of energy drinks could be banned in England to anybody under 18, amid fears they are damaging children’s health, the prime minister has said. The government has launched a public consultation on its plans to make it illegal to sell the drinks to children. Energy...

Air Pollution

Chronic exposure to air pollution could be linked to cognitive performance, a new study in China suggests. Researchers believe that the negative impact increases with age, and affects men with less education the worst. Over four years, the maths and verbal skills of some 20,000...

HPV

Despite rising vaccination rates, cancers related to human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted infection, are on the rise in the United States, particularly cancers of the head, neck and throat, officials said Thursday. In men, most of the increase was in head, neck and...

E-Cigarette

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers “caution against the widely held opinion...

Air Pollution

Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say. A study of 4,000 people in the UK found those who lived by loud, busy roads had larger hearts on average than those living in...

Cheese

If you’re trying to lose weight, then you’re probably hyperaware of the calories of your favorite foods. Cheese, while delicious and savory and good melted on top of just about anything, is a high-fat, high-calorie food that you may want to eat in moderation. Instead...

Worst Food

Restaurants serve up salt, fat and a whole lot of calories in their menus, the Center for Science in the Public Interest says in its Xtreme Eating Awards. A breakfast burrito might sound a little healthy, with fillings like potatoes, avocados and even veggies in the form of peppers...