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  • Tips for successful weight loss

    Tips for successful weight loss

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    Starting a diet plan is half the battle, but then one needs to stick to it and keep on going. From making the exercise enjoyable to avoid weighing yourself everyday, there are a few steps that one can try for successful weight loss.These ideas…

  • 7 ways to tell if a diet product is too good to be true

    7 ways to tell if a diet product is too good to be true

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    Back in January, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a new law-enforcement initiative designed to crack down on false and misleading advertisements for weight-loss products. It's a serious problem; not only have some products been caught using the likeness of respected brands without their permission…

  • FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

    FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

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    Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days.It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple - though somewhat icky: take…

  • Gum disease treatment linked to improvements in other conditions

    Gum disease treatment linked to improvements in other conditions

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    People who were treated for periodontal disease had lower healthcare costs and fewer hospitalizations for other medical conditions compared to those whose gum disease went untreated, a new study has found.“We were very surprised at the magnitude of the results,” Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat told…

  • Researchers grow miniature beating hearts to study disease

    Researchers grow miniature beating hearts to study disease

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    Thousands of miniature human hearts have been grown by scientists to explore a possible cure for a form of heart disease.The mini organs, which beat of their own accord, have been developed specifically to look at heart hypertrophy – a condition in which the…

  • 12 Foods That Control Your Appetite

    12 Foods That Control Your Appetite

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    When you're trying to lose weight, cutting back on the amount you eat is a given—but feeling hungry all the time is one of the major reasons why most diets fail within a week. Still, you can silence your grumbling stomach without consuming extra calories.…

  • FDA calculates costs of lost enjoyment if e-cigarette rules prevent smoking

    FDA calculates costs of lost enjoyment if e-cigarette rules prevent smoking

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    As U.S. health regulators consider what rules to impose on electronic cigarettes, in their tally of costs and benefits they have placed a value on the lost pleasure consumers may suffer if they used the products less or not at all.The U.S. Food and…

  • Scientists discover how two gene mutations cause melanoma of the eye

    Scientists discover how two gene mutations cause melanoma of the eye

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    Researchers have discovered how two genetic mutations can cause the development of melanoma of the eye – the most common form of eye cancer.With a better understanding of how these genes work, the researchers say they now have a promising therapeutic target for treating…

  • Hidden reasons why you can’t lose weight

    Hidden reasons why you can’t lose weight

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    If you’ve tried everything to lose weight – from logging miles on the treadmill to cutting carbs and counting calories – and still haven’t made a dent, it might be time to dig for the root cause of your weight plateau. Here are some common…

  • 10 easy ways to slash sugar from your diet

    10 easy ways to slash sugar from your diet

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    You may not be eating Oreos by the roll or guzzling cans of Coke, but that doesn't mean sugar's absent from your diet. You're likely eating sugar throughout the day without even realizing it, said Amari Thomsen, RD, owner of Chicago-based nutrition consulting practice Eat…

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