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...

Yellow Jacket

A 34-year-old New Hampshire man with “a heart of gold” recently died after he was stung by a yellow jacket wasp, his wife said. Brian Baker Jr., of Winchester, was performing electrical work outside on July 14 when a yellow jacket stung him twice. He suffered an allergic reaction...

HIV

A “dangerous complacency” in the response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, according to a report. Experts said a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness. As things stand, the world is no...

5 Weird Eye Issues

Tell the truth: How often do you really pay attention to your eye health? Basically only when you realize you have to squint to see the TV-or your contacts start hurting like a mother-effer, right? But-and bear with me while I sound like your mom for a sec-your eye health is something...

Water

Turns out, bottled water companies aren’t just trying to confuse the average H2O guzzler by plastering their bottles with labels like “Mineral,” “Alkaline,” and “Artesian.” Alkaline Water This simply means the bottled water has a slightly higher pH than other forms....

Coffee

There’s no getting around it: In order to lose fat, people need to burn more calories than they take in. And while there’s no such thing as a pill that will allow a person to eat as much as they want and still lose weight, there are some foods and supplements that can help kick...

Zika Risks

If you’re considering an international trip this summer, you might want to weigh your risk of Zika before you book your flights. Once a news headliner, the articles and warnings about the Zika virus have died down somewhat over the past year, but a new report is putting Zika...