We should never have told people to take vitamins — and a new study shows why

Shutterstock Decades of research has failed to find substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any good — and s ome supplements may even be dangerous. A new study has found that vitamin D and calcium supplements may not protect against bone fractures in older adults. If you think you may need a supplement because […]

Yes, You CAN Drink Too Much Water — And The Consequences Are Dangerous

Doctors have long recommended people drink at least eight glasses of water a day, but over the last few years, more conflicting information has started to trickle out regarding how much H20 our bodies really need. So how much water is too much water? The human body is about 60 percent water, and we (and […]

A sleep expert explains what happens to your body and brain if you don’t get sleep

Sleep expert Matthew Walker breaks down the many effects of sleep deprivation on your brain and body. Following is a transcript of the video. Matthew Walker: My name is Matthew Walker, I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and I am the author of the book “Why We […]

Opioid abuse in the U.S. is so bad it’s lowering life expectancy. Why hasn’t the epidemic hit other countries?

An image of the U.S. flag inside a closed business in Warren, Ohio. The city was once one of the nation’s manufacturing hubs but now struggles with high unemployment and a surge in opioid addiction. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) For the second year in a row, life expectancy in the United States has dropped. It is […]

Guys! Do you know about rare post-orgasm sickness POIS?

Some men suffer from a rare flu-like sickness called Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS) which affects men after they have an orgasm. This mysterious sickness is flu-like and it was first reported in 2002 after which around 50 more cases have been recorded in which men go through a number of flu-like and allergic symptoms after […]

Homeopathy may be able to treat vitiligo, says Bangalore study

THE ASIAN AGE Published : Jan 20, 2018, 12:46 pm IST Updated : Jan 20, 2018, 12:47 pm IST New trial study suggests that controversial homeopathic treatments could treat vitiligo.  Well-known model Chantelle Brown-Young has vitiligo. (Photo: AP) According to a new study, 14 people had fewer white patches on their skin after taking the alternative remedy […]

This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

An experimental blood test could make it easier to detect cancers in their early stages, study suggests Experts caution that more research is needed before such a test could be widely used (CNN)Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly […]

What is globophobia? Know about the rare medical condition that makes a woman faint every time she sees balloons

Representational ImageCreative Commons Colourful balloons may seem to be ‘happy sight’ for many, but a Chinese woman is so scared of it that she faints every time she sees them. It’s no joke, the woman nicknamed Xiao Qian suffers from a rare medical condition because of which she faints and have symptoms of seizure whenever […]

‘How exercise helped me recover from a debilitating digestive disorder’

After treatments at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles proved futile, my family and I decided to travel 2,000 miles to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for answers. But shortly before my visit, I received life-changing advice from Dr. Afshine Emrani, a Los Angeles based cardiologist who was one of the doctors treating me at […]

What’s Wrong with Requiring Medicaid Recipients to Work?

The Trump administration’s decision last week to allow states to require Medicaid recipients to work, volunteer, or attend classes could impact the health of millions of Americans, according to experts. There’s nothing wrong with encouraging people to work, the experts say, but the purpose of the Medicaid program is solely to provide access to healthcare, […]

Do you really need high-tech fertility gadgets to get pregnant?

  Mira’s fertility monitorPhoto: Courtesy Mira Trying to conceive can be stressful, and of course tech companies think that fertility gadgets can tell us the best time to have sex to get pregnant. But for most people, doing some simple math can provide the same answers, without spending any money. In the sea of period […]

Heart-stopping poison once used by African hunters could be the new male birth control pill

Representational ImageCreative Commons The search for male oral contraceptives might soon be over as researchers have identified a compound that could successfully target proteins known to be the key to sperm fertility. The compound is known as ouabain. It is a plant extract earlier used by African warriors and hunters on the tips of arrows […]

The One Popular Food Seasoning You Should Avoid for a Healthy Brain | The Thirty

There are certain types of foods and drinks that provide special benefits to your brain. For example, in the past, studies have shown that we can boost our cognitive health and/or function by eating avocados and drinking beet juice. But what’s just as important as knowing what to eat for good brain health is knowing […]

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com. One thing most gym-goers probably don’t focus on enough: body alignment outside the studio walls. While you may work on cardio and strength, paying attention to your everyday posture is also crucial. “If you have pain or movement issues, checking posture can give you insight into what needs to be fixed and […]

Model Lauren Wasser May Lose Her Other Leg to Toxic Shock Syndrome

After losing part of her right leg to toxic shock syndrome back in 2012, model Lauren Wasser’s struggle with the condition isn’t over. She told the Washington Post that she’s still in “excruciating pain” every day and will “inevitably” require a left leg amputation as well. Wasser has also turned her personal struggle into a […]

Fruits and vegetables you should never eat raw — and the ones you should

Depending on how we prepare our favourite vegetables and fruits, some can lose their nutrients if they are cooked for too long. “The best methods for cooking and retaining the most nutrients in your veggies include steaming, microwaving and roasting veggies. Cooking with low heat, or steam breaks down food into an easy-to-absorb form and […]

Researchers have figured out why sitting all day is so bad for your health

Sitting may literally be damaging your heart. Sutterstock / ChingChing We know sitting is bad for our health, but a recent study helps explain why. People who sit too long have signs of “subclinical injury” — not bad enough to necessitate immediate treatment but potentially dangerous over a long period of time. Exercise seems to […]

Bipolar Disorder Could Be Caused By These 7 Things, According To New Research

Mental health issues are complex, and severe illnesses like bipolar disorder have long been been critically misunderstood. Though bipolar disorder was identified in writings as early as the first century, and has been included in the DSM since 1980, there is still a lot of information that’s missing about the disorder. Not only is bipolar […]