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...

Mayonnaise is classic. That thick, creamy stuff evokes memories of toasted white bread, processed cheese, and juicy sliced tomato. In sandwich town, it’s a sin to go without it – it’s also a little sinful itself. At 90 calories per tablespoon and 10 grams of fat;...

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of...

Fat Bombs

Fat bomb—sounds like that three-scoop chocolate fudge sundae we devoured last weekend. But they’re actually a weight loss snack making waves in the health and fitness world. Confused? Here’s the skinny. So what exactly are fat bombs? Made from a combination of high-fat, low-carb...

Herbal Tea

Doctors in Italy suspect that a man’s herbal tea habit may have played a role in his psychosis. Specifically, the 25-year-old had been drinking four cups a day of tea made with St. John’s wort, the doctors report in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. His friends brought...

French Fries

People have long known French fries aren’t great for your health-but now a study has linked eating fried potatoes at least twice a week with an increased risk of death. People have long known French fries aren’t great for your health-but now a study has linked eating fried...

Olive Oil

We all know a drizzle of olive oil goes a long way when it comes to cooking, and it’s also a beauty and skincare staple. The superfood is touted for its nutrients, like potent antioxidants and fatty acids, making it nature’s gift for better health. Now, researchers at...

Soda

Many people think of diet sodas as healthy, low-calorie alternatives to sugary drinks. Yet a small but growing body of evidence suggests that diet sodas may have health downsides and may not even provide the benefits some people turn to them for, such as weight loss. “Excess...

Tilapia fish skin

Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs. Frozen pig skin and even human tissue have long been placed on burns to keep them moist...

Celiac Disease

In response to a strict gluten-free diet, celiac disease symptoms are more likely to go away in children than in adults, researchers say. The study team found “faster and greater rates of improvements for most gastrointestinal (GI) and extra-intestinal manifestations of celiac...