We’ve all fallen victim to bad breath (whether we realized it or not), but there are certain steps you can take to avoid bad breath. Of course, maintaining good oral hygiene is first and foremost, the Mayo Clinic advises. If you don’t keep your mouth clean, little particles of food can stay in there, causing […]
Archive for February, 2013
Turbo-charged parents still running their university-aged children’s schedules, laundry and vacations could be doing more harm than good with a study showing these students were more likely to be depressed and dissatisfied with life.
Falling in love sure sounds stressful: the quickened pulse, the fixation, the anxiety that feelings won’t be returned. But while the sight of your beloved might send your heart racing (thanks to a kick of adrenaline), the act of being in love may have a protective effect on your health.
The intense flu season this year is enough to make anyone want to keep a distance from the coughs and sneezes of others. But an arm’s length may not be enough. The conventional wisdom is that flu is spread largely through close contact with others and by touching contaminated surfaces. A recent study by scientists […]
You know about the foods that can help protect you from heart problems. They lower cholesterol and blood pressure, fight plaque build up and reduce inflammation. But more than 2,150 Americans die from heart disease every day, making it the leading cause of death for both women and men, according to the American Heart Association. […]
When Agatha Christie’s play Black Coffee debuted, reviewers found the antics of her Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, “neither a strong stimulant nor a powerful enemy of sleep.” Seven decades later a stiff cup of coffee has earned greater respect: It actually has Herculean powers to reduce your risk of diabetes.
We love Downton Abbey as much as the next red-blooded television owner, but recent news has made us a bit squeamish about plopping down in front of the tube. Sure, there are some benefits to TV viewing: for example, a pair of studies published last September found that watching a rerun of a favorite show […]
In The New England Journal of Medicine last week, a prominent researcher noted that much of the conventional wisdom about weight loss has little basis in science. But his article did not address one oft-asked question: Is your waistline affected by when you eat, or is a calorie always just a calorie whenever you eat […]
Critically ill children are usually bathed more for comfort than for any medical reason. But a new study has found that a bath with an antibacterial soap can reduce the risk for bacteremia, a sometimes fatal infection of the blood.
Egg yolks are high in cholesterol, but a new analysis adds to the evidence that they are not the dietary sin we once thought they were. The review suggests that for most people, eating one egg a day is not bad for the heart.