Does Alcohol Cause These Benefits?

People who drink in moderation are different from non-drinkers or heavy drinkers in ways that could influence health and disease.  Nutrition In-Depth: Folate and Alcohol Folate, the B vitamin that helps guide the development of an embryo’s spinal cord, has equally important jobs later in life. One of the biggest is helping to build DNA,…

When’s The Best Time to Exercise?

The best time of day to exercise is the time that works best for you. Studies go back and forth on this topic and there are benefits in exercising in the morning and later in the day. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and lifestyle. Choose a time that helps you make exercise a…

8 Ways to Focus on Getting Fit

Forty percent of all chronic diseases can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating a healthy diet and working out regularly. Yet Americans have become increasingly obese and sedentary. “People just aren’t making the connection between unhealthy lifestyle choices and disease risk,” says Alice Burron, MS, spokeswoman for the American Council on Exercise…

Amazing ways to control Cholesterol

Let’s back up for a minute. In case you need a quick refresher on cholesterol, we all have two natural types in our bodies: HDL, the “happy” or good kind, and LDL, the “lousy” kind. In general, having a high HDL is healthy, while having a high LDL is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. That’s because…

What Trump’s US Supreme Court pick means for women’s health

Neil Gorsuch (pictured), US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacancy on the country’s Supreme Court, is a consistently conservative judge who would enter the court at a critical moment for reproductive rights. Though Gorsuch, a federal judge on the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals, has never ruled on an abortion rights case, his…

Yoga could help asthma sufferers, research finds

Practising yoga could help asthma suffers breathe more easily, a new study has found. The Cochrane Review – an international healthcare non-profit organisation – suggests yoga can improve the quality of life for people who suffer with asthma. The review, published on Tuesday in the Cochrane Library, used randomised trials, which found evidence yoga can improve…

Diabetes Risk May Be Higher for HIV-Positive Adults

People infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests. In the study, the prevalence of diabetes was almost 4 percent higher among HIV-positive adults than the general population. Researchers examined survey responses of 8,610 HIV-positive participants in the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP). They also analyzed data…