Cakes

If you need more convincing that refined sugars are wreaking havoc on your health, then look no further than this newest study, which shows that cutting added sugar for just a few days dramatically improves health. The study, published in Obesity, followed 43 obese children with...

It can be hard to make sense of different treatments and cut through to the facts when your health is at stake. When you hear that something natural without doctor approval may cure your cancer, for example, you may be tempted to try it — and possibly end up sicker than before....

Drugs Cocktail

More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late, when it has already ravaged the immune system, leaving people vulnerable. To counter this, researchers tried prescribing a cocktail of drugs at the start...

The Healthiest Ice Creams

Even though I’m a dietitian, I still scream for ice cream, gelato and other refreshing frozen treats – especially on sweltering summer days. I’ve always noticed that eating a scoop of ice cream, froyo or my favorite novelty (ice cream sandwiches, anyone?) instantly takes me...

Blueberries

We all know blueberries are good for our health. They contain antioxidants that help protect our bodies from disease and age-related health risks. This super fruit has also gained a reputation for being a top brain food that can boost cognitive function and improve memory, even...

Coffee

Drinking three cups of coffee a day may help you live longer, according to a study of almost half a million people from 10 European countries. The research, published in the journal the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests an extra cup of coffee could lengthen a person’s...

Trigger Food

You can’t open a health magazine these days without reading story after story about gluten. (Yes, we’re guilty of catering to reader interest when it comes to the controversial grain protein.) But while our collective gluten obsession has probably gone a little overboard, the...

Walking

Scientists at New Mexico Highlands University discovered that pressure waves, created when we walk, can increase the supply of blood to the brain, improving brain health and function. Professor Earnest Greene and his team used ultrasound to calculate blood flow to the brains of...

A ‘painless’ sticking plaster flu jab that delivers vaccine into the skin has passed important safety tests in the first trial in people. The patch has a hundred tiny hair-like microneedles on its adhesive side that penetrate the skin’s surface. It is simple enough...

Zika

Last year, a combination of media coverage and scary outbreaks made Zika the most talked about disease of the year. Then, the winter season brought holiday cheer and diminished mosquito populations, and the public simply forgot about the health threat. However, people need to stay...