Weight-Related Deaths

You don’t have to be diagnosed as obese to be at risk of dying from illnesses related to excess weight, a global study suggests. Of the 4 million deaths attributed to being overweight in 2015, nearly 40% were not considered clinically obese. The study found more than 2 billion...

vegetarian

The other day I found a stack of magazines I had been quoted in many years ago. But even though the dates were old, the headlines could just as easily graced magazine covers on the stands today. “Beat Belly Fat.” “5 Foods You Should Never Eat.” “How...

Ebola

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said the Ebola outbreak in the African nation has been “brought under control” as the country has not recorded a new case of the virus in the last 21 days. “At this stage, we can say that the spread of the epidemic...

Vaccination Error

At least 15 children have died in South Sudan from a botched attempt to immunise them against measles, officials say. They were vaccinated with the same unsterilised syringe, and the vaccine was not stored properly, according to an investigation into the deaths. As a result, the...

fishe

You probably know that you should be eating more fish. Fans of the Mediterranean diet have been telling us that the healthy fats in fish are important, and the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish, preferably fatty fish, each week. But it’s...

Smoking unborn babies

The impact of cigarette damage to unborn babies has been revealed in a new stem cell study. Scientists found that the cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells. They developed a method of studying the effects of maternal smoking on liver...

Zika Virus

Studies using gene sequencing equipment to trace the path of Zika through the Americas show the virus arrived a year before the first case was detected in Brazil, and several months before it was first reported in Florida. The findings, published in three different papers in the...

Eggs

Although there are dozens of ways to prepare an egg, we’ve found the healthiest way to enjoy this power-packed superfood. Nutritionally speaking, eggs really can be all they’re cracked up to be—that is, as long as you cook them like this. Sunny-side up, over easy, baked,...

Peanut Butter

For those trying to add muscle, peanut butter is a rock star—packed with about eight grams of protein per two-tablespoon serving. But not all peanut butters are created equal. “The big thing you want to avoid is hydrogenated oil,” says Rachele Dependahl, a registered dietitian...

Energy Drinks

Consuming energy drinks may be particularly risky for people with a certain genetic heart condition, a new study from Australia suggests. The study looked at 24 people who had inherited long QT syndrome, a condition that can cause dangerous irregular heartbeats. About one person...