After 2 decades of research, scientists have now developed an anti-allergic vaccine, which they have just successfully tested in mice.
The body needs cholesterol, but too much bad cholesterol can be harmful and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In this article, learn about the difference between HDL and LDL — “good” and “bad” — cholesterol, as well as how they are measured. What steps can you take to lower LDL and increase HDL?
People become vegan for a variety of reasons, from animal welfare and sustainability to improved heart health or weight loss. Learn how a vegan diet may help people lose extra weight and maintain a healthy weight long-term. We also look at the best foods to try and tips to make the transition to a vegan diet easier.
Nanoparticles are found in some food packaging. A new study concludes that when we consume them, it could hinder the way our guts absorb nutrients.
Many fast-food chains, such as Arby’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s, now have gluten-free menus or gluten-free options. But a person with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity must be wary, as non-gluten foods can be contaminated by other products, depending on how they are prepared. Find out here what to do to be safe.
Brown spots can form anywhere on the teeth, including between teeth or on the tooth surface. These brown or yellowish stains can result from dental procedures, but they more commonly indicate cavities or a buildup of plaque. Here, learn about the many causes, and potential ways to remove these stubborn stains.
People who eat or are considering vegetarian or vegan diets may be concerned about getting enough protein from their food. In this article, we look at the best plant-based proteins, including vegetables high in protein, and some ways to use them. We also discuss whether plant-based protein powders are a good option.
A person’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom.
The relationship between a person’s diet and symptoms of endometriosis are still being investigated. However, including more fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 in the diet may help prevent endometriosis or worsening symptoms. A person should avoid caffeine and alcohol. Learn more about which foods to eat and avoid here.
One gene variant makes us eat more sugary foods but causes our overall body fat levels to be lower. Is this really as good for our health as it sounds?
Why does overeating lead to more overeating? And why is it so easy to relapse after dieting? A new study takes the first step to answering these questions.
A new study explores the 'unusual' case of the man who ate the hottest chili pepper in the world and experienced thunderclap headache as a result.
Scientists have developed a flexible, durable, see-through material that signals the presence of specific bacteria and can be used in food packaging.
According to new research, there's more to the berry than its delicious taste. Its pigments may offer new ways to stop cancer and slow the aging process.
A study of older women finds that eating more vegetables — especially cruciferous ones — is tied to less thickening of carotid artery walls.
Coffee is often hailed for its health benefits, but new research finds that long-term consumption could be more of a hindrance for people with Alzheimer's.
Pasta is generally considered the enemy of dieters. A new study turns this age-old belief on its head; pasta may, in fact, aid weight loss.
Iodine is essential for thyroid function but can cause an adverse reaction in some people. It is not a true allergy but rather an intolerance. Certain disinfectants or X-ray contrast material can trigger a reaction. Although shellfish may contain iodine, shellfish allergies are not related to iodine sensitivity.
Sometimes, people find they are always nauseous, run-down, or catching colds. They can feel sick with or without vomiting, while nausea may come and go or persist. There are many reasons why a person may always feel sick, including anxiety, stress, pregnancy, and diet. Find out more and about treatments here.
Only 4 hours after consumption, a single super-high-fat meal alters red blood cells in a way that endangers cardiovascular health, a new study finds.