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.
A new study finds that eating at restaurants might increase our exposure to phthalates. Perhaps you should stay home and cook dinner, after all.
Researchers have found that drinking at least three cups of coffee every day may prevent calcium from building up in the coronary arteries.
A study of healthy seniors found that a daily supplement of nicotinamide riboside triggered some of the same biological pathways as caloric restriction.
After having a colonoscopy, a person’s digestive system will require some time to recover. For a couple of days after the procedure, people will need to eat foods that are easy to digest. This article lists some foods that are suitable to eat, as well as those to avoid. It also gives tips for keeping the colon healthy.
Garlic and onions add flavor to an extensive variety of foods and have many health benefits. However, both can cause bad breath, especially when eaten raw. This halitosis can last all day. Here, learn 12 easy ways to prevent or eliminate onion or garlic breath at home. We also discuss the science behind the odor.
A new study concludes that adding pecan nuts to the diet reduces the levels of markers that signal cardiovascular risk. Here, we delve into the details.
There are many reasons why someone may need to go on a soft food diet. Reasons might include surgery, cancer, difficulty swallowing, or dental problems. The diet should consist of a variety of foods that can be mashed or pureed. Read on find out which types of food to include, and tips for following this diet.
Diarrhea in the morning can have a range of potential causes, including lifestyle choices, a temporary illness, such as a virus or food poisoning, or an underlying condition, such as IBS or IBD. Read on to learn how to prevent it with some simple lifestyle changes, and how to treat it if there are medical reasons.
A systematic review of eight trials of nutrient-based treatments in young people with first-episode psychosis suggests that some may improve symptoms.