Banana

Bananas have notoriously gotten a bad reputation for being too high in sugar, but in truth, they don’t necessarily contain a much higher concentration than other fruits. “What we always want to look at first is carbohydrates, which break down into glucose (the fancy...

Cinnamon

Besides taking any meal from bland to bold, adding spices to your winter dishes provide some serious health benefits too. Spices have a unique ability to add flavor and nutritional value (and even a feeling of warmth and comfort) to any meal, without adding calories or salt. Add...

Kyler Baughman

The flu-related death of a 21-year-old fitness buff from Pennsylvania is a chilling reminder that the virus can kill anyone. Kyler Baughman had a runny nose and a slight cough when he first went to visit his family for the holidays. “We saw him the 23rd for our family Christmas...

Exercise

The new year is a time when many plan to shape up after the excesses of the festive period. Now there is good news for those who fear it might be too late in life to improve their fitness. People into late middle age can reverse or reduce the risk of heart failure caused by decades...

Breast Cancer

When you think of diseases and health disorders that primarily affect women, breast cancer is probably the first to pop into mind. While breast cancer certainly is very prevalent worldwide, it’s not nearly as common as the number of women suffering from fibromyalgia, a chronic...

ADHD Brain

Many people opt to play crossword puzzles, learn a new language or take up a different hobby, not only because it’s enjoyable, but because they believe that doing so can help deliver brain-boosting benefits. Even a quick internet search with the words “brain power” shows that...

Supplements

One of the most contentious questions in nutrition science over the past decade has been whether older adults should be taking supplemental vitamin D and calcium. As the world’s population ages and broken bones and fractures become even more of a public health concern, with...

Mac and cheese

Tis the season for indulgent meals! Instead of going into the new year wishing you’d eaten healthier over the holidays, start now: Use these one-ingredient swaps to shave off hundreds of calories from your favorite holiday meals — without sacrificing any flavor. 1. Swap:...

Fish Boosts

Certain foods can keep you up at night, whether from bad dreams or indigestion, but a new study shows that what you eat for dinner could help you sleep, too. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that kids who ate fish once a week slept better and benefited from...

Depression

“I’d sit at my desk and not be able to stop the tears rolling down my face. “A few people said, ‘Are you all right, do you need to be here?’ but no-one was really that interested.” For Natalie Hall, 36, the fear that she might lose her job or...