Heartburn Drugs Linked to up to 94% Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke

One study shows that people who take popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) have a higher risk of ischemic stroke.


Have You Heard of the Low-Fat “SlimCado?” Avocado Incoming!

SlimCado avocados are advertised as being a healthier, low-fat alternative to Hass avocados, but the fruits aren’t exactly getting rave reviews.


Poor Diet Caused Nearly Half of All Deaths in the U.S. in 2012

Nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were attributable to diet-related cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.


Fend off Illness by Fueling Your Own Disease-Fighting Stem Cells

Research shows that we may be able to fend off illness and disease by harnessing the power of our own stem cells using already-accessible nutrients.


Study Reveals Link Between Sugar and Depression (and Mental Disorders)

A link between sugar and depression? A study suggests that men (and women) with high sugar intake may be more prone to depression and other mood disorders.


Some Chemicals Used in Cleaning Linked to Thyroid Cancer

Exposure to common chemical disinfectants, sanitizers, sterilizers, and deodorizers may increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer.


Study: Recreational Running May Be Good for Your Hips and Knees

In a recent study, recreational running was shown to help osteoarthritis of the knees and hips, adding to the many health benefits of this aerobic activity.


Breastfeeding: A Natural Way to Prevent Endometrial Cancer

An analysis of 17 previous studies shows breastfeeding for 6-9 months decreases a mother’s risk of developing endometrial cancer.


Terminally Ill Children May Be Saved by New Treatment

A recently-released drug known as Spinraza holds promise in helping to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease affecting the nervous system.


Studies Suggest Yoga Helps Depression Sufferers Feel Better

Four studies presented to the nation’s largest group of psychologists show that yoga can improve depression symptoms and overcome unhealthy eating patterns.


No, Coconut Oil is NOT Unhealthy

Some news headlines are claiming that coconut oil is unhealthy, but the reality is that this oil is rich in healthful fats, offering numerous benefits.


How TV Food Ads Penetrate the Brains of Children as Young as 2 Years Old

Researchers have found that preschool-age children who watch food ads on TV consume about 120 extra calories a day.


Living in the Country Reduces Risk of Dying from Cancer by 29%

A recent study shows that people with bowel cancer who live in the country have a 29% lower chance of dying from the disease.


Whoa! Study Finds Energy Drinks to be a Gateway Drug?

Shocking new research suggests that energy drinks may be a gateway drug to harder substances, including cocaine and non-prescription stimulants.


Toddlers who Drink Non-Cow’s Milk may be Shorter than Their Peers

A study finds that young children who drink non-cow’s milk may be shorter than their peers, and researchers don’t know if it carries over into adulthood.


Professor: Here is Why Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs are Causing Headaches

LED lights have exploded in popularity over last decade, but the bulbs constantly flicker, causing some people to suffer headaches and other side effects.


Yummy! Weekly Chocolate Snack Protects Against Atrial Fibrillation

Eating milk chocolate significantly reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation, a serious heart condition, in people who ate it a few times a week for a study.