Thomas Piott

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Medicine

Medicine has become synonymous with drug therapy, a situation that is upsetting for patients and health care practitioners alike, and potentially dangerous. This is especially true for elderly patients, many of whom are taking multiple agents from different practitioners who tend...

Carbs

We eat more than we should—even when we’re focusing on healthy foods. (Yeah, you already knew that one.) For people controlling diabetes, portion sizes of carbohydrate foods determine how much medication they need or how their blood glucose responds. Try this rule of thumb...

Depression

The number of children and teens being admitted to U.S. hospitals for suicidal thoughts or actions is more than double what it was nearly a decade ago, according to a new study.  And one expert is now warning that the “alarming trends” could persist if more isn’t...

fruits and veggies

If you haven’t heard by now, eating fruits and veggies—specifically two cups of fruit and three cups of vegetables per day—is an easy way to get most of the daily essential nutrients and fiber, along with lowering your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which can lead...

pesticides

People who are exposed to pesticides may face an increased risk of liver cancer, a new meta-analysis suggests. Pesticide exposure was associated with a 71 percent increased risk of liver cancer , according to the meta-analysis, which was presented on April 3 at the American Association...