Health Wellness

  • Try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human
    Pea-diaalnews.com 2014-04-10 05:42:06 UTC
    For those concerned about climate change, the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute offers up a calming solution: try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human. Peas in a lab sprouted faster with extreme concentrations of carbon dioxide, ...
  • EU to impose stricter rules on organic products
    Diaalnews 2014-03-26 04:02:05 UTC
    <h3>How green are organic products really? Consumers are increasingly uncertain. In order to win back their trust, the EU Commission now wants to implement stricter regulations for products with an organic seal.</h3> Pesticide-ladentomatoes and f...
  • Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy hurts immune development
    Broccoli_carrots 2014-03-23 07:08:13 UTC
    Adequate vitamin A intake during pregnancy is needed for offspring to fully develop an immune system and fend off disease, researchers working with mice report March 19 in Nature. Vitamin A is plentiful in egg yolks, fish, carrots, yellow sweet...
  • 'Chocolate' pills for heart health
    Chocolat-heart-pills-diaalnews.com 2014-03-17 20:16:15 UTC
    It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have...
  • New food labels would highlight calories and sugar
    Diaal 2014-02-27 08:12:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look. Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the first time would know whether f...
  • Dyslexia unscientific and lacks meaning, warn academics
    Diaal-news 2014-02-27 06:41:25 UTC
    Dyslexia may not exist, warn academics. Experts at Durham and Yale Universities are calling for the term ‘dyslexia’ to be abandoned because it is unscientific and lacks meaning. Millions of children may have been wrongly diagnosed as dyslexic aft...
  • The honest image of a woman's body
    Diaalnews 2014-02-14 07:18:27 UTC
    Beth Whaanga's photographs of her cancer scars, Jade Beall's images of 'pregnancy stretchmarks' and Gabi Gregg's 'fat women in swimwear' could change our view of 'perfection' How radical and provocative is an honest image of a woman's body? Bet...
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children
    26af82e4a97ab2044a0f6a706700c5c0 2014-02-11 22:09:23 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first...
  • Caffeine common in kids, young adults; mainly soda
    74495caec74765054b0f6a706700e4cb 2014-02-11 08:16:49 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common ...
  • The Dark Side of Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Etc. — Thyroid Disease
    Kale-diaalnews.com 2014-02-08 03:10:01 UTC
    Kale is considered healthy, hip, trendy -- it was undoubtedly 2013's "it" vegetable, and all signs point to continued kale-mania in 2014. But on January 1st of this year, Jennifer Berman wrote a op-ed piece in the New York Times - titled Kale? Ju...
  • Cancer cases expected to soar by 70% over next 20 years
    Cancer-news 2014-02-03 22:25:37 UTC
    <h3>New cancer cases expected to grow from 14m a year in 2012 to 25m, with biggest burden in low- and middle-income countries</h3> Cancer cases worldwide are predicted to increase by 70% over the next two decades, from 14m in 2012 to 25m new ca...
  • Steroid use much higher among gay and bi teen boys
    Steroids_purchased-news 2014-02-03 07:16:38 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that points up a need to reach out to this group, researchers say. Reasons for the differences are un...
  • The 102-year-old Frenchman sets world record
    102__cycles-news 2014-02-01 09:25:32 UTC
    SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Age hasn't slowed cyclist Robert Marchand. The 102-year-old Frenchman broke his own world record in the over-100s category Friday, riding 26.927 kilometers (16.7 miles) in one hour, more than 2.5 kilomet...
  • Why city life may be bad for you
    News 2014-01-30 10:33:18 UTC
    When it comes to getting people to be more active, much of the attention is focused on the improving sports facilities, encouraging people to join the gym or lambasting schools for not doing enough PE. But could another crucial factor be the wa...
  • AP Exclusive: New regs sought for child car seats
    0001se2obbk09bua-c116-f4 2014-01-22 10:32:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned. The National Highway Traffic Safet...
  • Childern: Health Effects of Excessive TV Watching
    Tv-diaalnews.com 2014-01-16 23:17:42 UTC
    The following list some of the adverse Effects of Television on Child Health from spending too much time with TV and videos. <h3>Overweight and Diabetes</h3> Children and TV Statistics: The number of children and adolescents who are overwei...
  • Chemical spill a blow to W.Va. capital's economy
    Chemical_spill_shuts_down_much_of_w.va._capital-diaalnews.com 2014-01-12 09:38:06 UTC
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — On the third day without clean tap water, business owners with empty dining rooms and quiet aisles of merchandise around West Virginia's capital were left to wonder how much of an economic hit they'll take from a chemical ...
  • Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories
    Food-diaalnews.com 2014-01-09 10:14:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study. The study sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that between 2007 and 2012 th...
  • Marketing efforts to uninsured youth ramp up
    E865d91d28b9b500470f6a7067009112 2014-01-02 07:03:38 UTC
    MIAMI (AP) — The so-called "young invincibles" are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and celebrity endorsements. The pres...
  • Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression
    Alzheimer-diaalnews.com 2013-12-31 21:35:54 UTC
    Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage. In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of ...
  • Drug blocks HIV in lab study, human tests planned
    Aids-diaalnews.com- 2013-12-23 17:30:54 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it’s possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people. Scientists experimented with the drug after uncovering det...
  • FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria
    Anti-bacterial-diaalnews.com 2013-12-17 02:04:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove ...
  • New drug, study method show breast cancer promise
    Diaalnews.com 2013-12-13 19:29:44 UTC
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer. The method i...
  • FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in meat
    Fd7654c3a83ba229450f6a706700c544 2013-12-11 21:04:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat. Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their anima...
  • Fight against malaria slows, fewer nets given out
    D99018a7a74c9e29450f6a706700ebed 2013-12-11 21:00:10 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Global efforts to curb malaria are stalling after a drop in funds to buy bed nets, according to the latest report Wednesday from the World Health Organization. For the second year in a row, WHO noted a dramatic decline in the numb...