Belly Fat

Fast foods, potato chips, and diet soda all lead to obesity, but now a new analysis shows a surprising link between vitamin D and and belly fat. Due to the connection between belly fat and vitamin D deficiency, those with larger waistlines “should consider having their vitamin...

Vitamin Supplement

Vitamin D is considered an essential part of healthy living. From reducing the risk of asthma attacks, treating sunburns and even lessening the symptoms of depression, vitamin D is frequently supported by medical experts for its many benefits. Based on the findings of a new study,...

DR Congo Ebola

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization has said. It said there was a “strong reason to believe that the outbreak can be brought under control”. At least 45 people are believed...

Drug target

UK scientists believe they may have found a way to combat the common cold. Rather than attacking the virus itself, which comes in hundreds of versions, the treatment targets the human host. It blocks a key protein in the body’s cells that cold viruses normally hijack to self-replicate...

Allergy

The spring allergy season is hitting much of the country especially hard — and researchers are blaming climate change for more intense pollen counts. There’s been a spike in the number of people suffering seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, for...

Ebola Vaccine

The World Health Organization said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to prevent it spreading, particularly to the provincial capital of 1 million people. Congo reported the outbreak on Tuesday, with 32 suspected,...

Berries

People are often advised to avoid eating before they go out for a walk or perform any sort of physical activity. Some people may interpret this to mean that exercising on an empty stomach is ideal. But there is a lot more to the relationship between meals and workouts, according...

Baldness

A potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis. Enhanced hair growth is a side-effect of a different drug, cyclosporine A, used to treat autoimmune diseases. And researchers found it also inhibited a protein, SFRP1,...

4 Diet Changes

Take one look at your high school yearbook picture and then look at your reflection in the mirror. What you are about to read is going to explain the differences in the two images – and how your diet may help you get closer to the younger you. Your skin’s two major proteins,...

fast food eating

Women who regularly eat fast food and not enough fruit are more likely to struggle to conceive, a study suggests. A survey of 5,598 women found those who ate fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to get pregnant than those who never or rarely ate it. Regular...