New moms, take note. Breastfeeding can ward off childhood obesity

Turns out, warding off childhood obesity is as easy as feeding babies breast milk. According to a recent study from the Ewha Womans University College of Medicine in Seoul, breastfeeding may protect high birth weight infants from being overweight or obese as children. “High birth weight is associated with overweight or obesity during early childhood. Among high birth weight infants, ... Read More »

Sleep-deprived men are at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Here’s why

There’s a link between insufficient sleep and the development of insulin resistance, one of the factors that cause Type 2 diabetes. A team of US researchers has discovered a biological reason for this relationship, at least in men: an imbalance between their testosterone and cortisol hormones. “Our highly controlled sleep study showed that even one night of restricted sleep can cause ... Read More »

One medicine, two benefits: This new diabetes drug can help you lose weight

A compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help obese people shed those extra kilos, according to a recent study. The compound, semaglutide, has a chemical structure that is very similar to the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which regulates both insulin secretion and appetite. In December, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the semaglutide ... Read More »

The drip of beauty: Should you opt for vitamins through IV?

Since the last few years, several celebrities have opted for hydration therapy also known as the IV drip vitamin therapy. Some of its hardcore patrons include singers Rihanna, Adele, model Chrissy Teigen and reality star Khloé Kardashian. This is a therapy in which multiple vitamins and antioxidants are administered intravenously and it is touted as a quick fix for multiple ... Read More »

Smile, travel, be helpful: The secret to happiness is not outside, but within you

To truly mark occasion of International Day of Happiness, it is important to realise and introspect that achieving happiness is the essence of everyday lives. Happiness is not the enigma as it has been led to assume. Whether it’s the joy in little things or the prosperity at achieving certain aspects in your life, it is difficult to put a ... Read More »

How to Get the Very Best Age Defying Cream Natural products are safer.

They have been also very beneficial – maybe even more so since they do not irritate skin. They can be used by virtually anybody without any harmful effects. They can be used as an ingredient of a holistic method of life. Natural ingredients will heal you skin never damage it. Many natural products can permeate deep in your skin best ... Read More »

U.S. says Idaho cannot sell health plans not compliant with Obamacare

FILE PHOTO – A sign on an insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, San Diego, California, U.S., October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. government agency on Thursday said Idaho could not allow health insurers to sell plans that do not comply with Obamacare, a sign that the Trump administration will enforce the law even as ... Read More »

Amazon’s entry into health care may have just narrowed with the Cigna-Express Scripts deal

Health insurer Cigna’s announced move Thursday to buy pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts may have just narrowed Amazon’s entry into health care. If Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ever wanted to get into the health insurance industry, “the target that would have made sense for them is Cigna,” Ana Gupte, senior health care services analyst at Leerink Partners, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” On Thursday, Cigna agreed to buy Express ... Read More »

Health security’s blind spot

The severity of this year’s influenza virus is a reminder of the daunting task facing the global health community as it struggles to prevent infectious diseases from sparking deadly epidemics. Today, yellow fever and cholera continue to spread in Africa, while Brazil is in the midst of a major yellow fever outbreak. It was only recently that Zika virus and ... Read More »

5 things to know about fat loss

If you are new to fitness and fat loss is your goal, you may be tempted to eat too little and work out too much to make the process go faster. Unfortunately, instead of helping, this may actually hamper your progress. Here are a few things you need to know about weight loss to make the most of your fitness ... Read More »