NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say a new strain of stomach bug that’s sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S.
In the last four months, more than 140 outbreaks in the U.S. have been caused by the new Sydney strain of norovirus. These kinds of contagious bugs cause bouts of diarrhea and vomiting.
The new strain may not be unusually dangerous; some scientists don’t think it is. But it is different, and many people might not be able to fight off its gut-wrenching effects.
It often spreads in places like schools, cruise ships and nursing homes. The… Continue reading
A new government study has suggested a link between high-fiber diets and reduced risks of death from heart disease, infectious and respiratory diseases.
Getting enough fiber in the diet daily for Americans though would seem to be a bit of an issue, as the recommended level is 25 grams daily for women and 38 for men. However, the daily average is around 15 grams.
During a nine year follow up of the study, it was found that people met the guidelines were less likely to die. The difference between those who ate the most fiber and those the least was… Continue reading
Diet Drinks Link to Strokes and Heart Attacks
New reports just out have given a suggestion of diet drinks being linked to both strokes and heart attacks. While there have been reports available for a long time now, that has shown links between sugar substitutes found in diet drinks and increased chances of some cancers developing, new reports are suggesting more health issues, such as strokes and heart attacks.
The study used for the report covered 2,500 people from New York who drank diet drinks on a daily basis. The report suggested a 61% increase in the chance of “vascular… Continue reading
Healthy Ways for Losing Weight
Weight loss is one of the most controversial topics these days. Since the creation of the numerous ways and methods on how to lose unwanted fats and weight, every person that is not satisfied with their figure is talking about it. Methods, technique, medications and a lot more different ways to lose weight are peddled in magazines, televisions, health clubs and also through the internet. But the question is, are these ways healthy for you? If you are determined to lose weight or shed a specific mass index, then it’s best to set more realistic… Continue reading
Fast Foods eaten more by kids with both parents working
A new study has found that the longer that a mother works outside the home, the more likely it is that her kids will become overweight. This controversial new study appears in the journal Child Development.
Other recent studies have found that families in which both parents work tend to eat out more often, eat more fast food, and are more likely to skip breakfast.
In the United States, there are a lot of Americans who are suffering from weight problems. There are a great percentage of them who weight… Continue reading
Obesity on the Increase Globally
Obesity has almost doubled across the planet over the last 30 years. There have been slight declines in levels of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to three new studies that have just been published in The Lancet.
Do you consider yourself to be overweight? If the answer is yes, then you may also want to know the answer to why losing weight is so important. It is common knowledge that being overweight steps up the risk of developing health problems. Excess weight can let heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some… Continue reading
Wear Red Day 2011 for Your Heart
It’s Wear Red Day accross the nation as we try to raise awareness for the fight against Heart and Stroke. There is a lot of talk about cancer and many other diseases but heart and stroke is still the number killer in America. The American Heart Association is gearing up for their upcoming National Wear Red Day February 4, 2011.
The annual movement is part of the Go Red for Women campaign. Thousands around the country will wear the color Friday to show support for the fight against heart disease in women. According… Continue reading
Vegan Recipes - A Thousand To Choose From
1,000 Vegan Recipes: Whether you are vegan (eating no meat, dairy, or other animal products) or are simply trying to add healthful variety to your daily meals, you know how tough it is to keep your home-cooked meals exciting and delicious. Eating well day-in and day-out requires inspiration and creativity in the kitchen. Now, respected vegan chef and cookbook author Robin Robertson presents 1,000 Vegan Recipes—the most comprehensive vegan cookbook ever—to help you meet that challenge and enjoy great food. Packed with recipes and ideas 1,000 Vegan Recipes is a perfect resource… Continue reading