Human Handheld device

Scientists have used a device that fits in the palm of the hand to sequence the human genome. They say the feat, detailed in the journal Nature Biotechnology, opens up exciting possibilities for using genetics in routine medicine. It is a far cry from the effort to sequence the...

Soda

Put the diet Coke down. I repeat, put the diet Coke down! You’re probably aware that drinking soda is bad for you, but your choice to go to diet isn’t much better. Sure, diet soda is marketed to have no calories or sugar, but what exactly IS it that you’re drinking anyway?...

US Flu

More Americans are seeking medical care for flu than at any time since the “swine” pandemic of nearly a decade ago, say US health officials. Thirty-seven children have died and nearly 12,000 patients have been admitted to hospital nationwide. The outbreak could surpass...

Vitamin C

It might be an essential nutrient, but vitamin C is water soluble – meaning your body doesn’t make or store it and you flush out the excess daily, via pee. This means you need to eat vitamin C daily, which is really easy since the daily recommended intake is low, only...

Juice

Juice is the health trend that just won’t go away. There’s a juicing shop on practically every city block, and everyone from your Spin instructor to your mother downs glasses of it daily. There’s no doubt that juicing is ubiquitous—but is it as healthy as everyone says? Juice...

Vitamin C

There are lots of popular “remedies” that promise to cure or shorten the common cold. But experts say most don’t live up to the hype. Vitamin C and echinacea have not been found to help cold sufferers. Limited research shows that zinc and garlic might help, but...

Beer Cheese Soup

Maybe you’re cautious when it comes to enjoying comforting classics in your own kitchen—after all, the most indulgent dishes can be the most harmful to our diets. But Jamie Vespa, Cooking Light’s assistant nutrition editor, is here to change your perspective on classic recipes...

Persian shallot

A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment. They said this could...

Coconut

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that shredded coconut was the cause of a widespread salmonella outbreak affecting nine states. A staple health food of many plant-based and nutritious diets, shredded coconut is minimally processed and safe to consume...

Nutrients Meals

Ever wonder what nutritionists eat when they’re craving an easy, healthy, yet super filling meal? We do. That’s why we asked our favorite food experts to reveal the meals they whip up when they’re pressed for time or stressed to the max, yet craving something hearty and...