David Spitz

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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...