Category: Health News

‘Supplements And Safety’ Explores What’s In Your Supplements

‘Supplements And Safety’ Explores What’s In Your Supplements

It is estimated that half of all Americans take a health supplement every day, from fish oil to multivitamins. The $30 billion vitamin and supplement industry says these products can make consumers healthier. An investigation into the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight. On Tues., Jan. 19, FRONTLINE, The New York Times and […]

Read more ›
Balloon You Can Swallow Fights Obesity (Video)

Balloon You Can Swallow Fights Obesity (Video)

A hi-tech balloon that fills up the stomach and then pops itself after four months could help to counter the obesity epidemic. The new type of gastric balloon, which has just been approved for use in the UK, is designed to help those who find it impossible to lose weight through normal diets. But unlike existing products, no surgery is required […]

Read more ›
Study: Can Air Make You Fat? (Video)

Study: Can Air Make You Fat? (Video)

A new study finds that air pollution could lead to increased rates of obesity. In the experiment, mice who breathed clean air were less likely to gain weight and were fitter than mice in an environment where the air was polluted. Laboratory mice offered some of the earliest concrete clues that the effects of air pollution may penetrate far beyond […]

Read more ›
Chipotle Causing Explosive Diarrhea In the U.S., Thanks To E. Coli And Norovirus (Video)

Chipotle Causing Explosive Diarrhea In the U.S., Thanks To E. Coli And Norovirus (Video)

BOSTON — Eighty Boston College students got sick after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant this past weekend, with early test results regarding the cause leaning toward norovirus, public health investigators said Tuesday. Chipotle has temporarily closed the Cleveland Circle location, which is where the students were reportedly eating. The Boston College students are being tested for E. coli […]

Read more ›
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Expands To 3 More States

E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Expands To 3 More States

NEW YORK (AP) — An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle restaurants has sickened seven more people and expanded to three additional states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a total of 52 cases have now been reported in nine states, including Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania. At the end of October, cases had been reported in Oregon […]

Read more ›
Study: Your Beer Belly May Kill You

Study: Your Beer Belly May Kill You

A new report has found belly fat is far more deadly than any other types of fat. The study by the Mayo Clinic, headed by cardiologist Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez analyzed data from over 14,000 U.S. adults ages 18 to 90. It had already been found that people with central obesity have less muscle mass, which is again linked to an […]

Read more ›
Study Finds Skinny Jeans Pose Possible Health Risk After Woman Hospitalized

Study Finds Skinny Jeans Pose Possible Health Risk After Woman Hospitalized

It’s not often skinny jeans make it into the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, but now they have. Under the headline “Fashion Victim,” specialists documented the story of a woman who collapsed and was taken to hospital with no feeling in her swollen legs. Her jeans were so tight that they’d cut off the blood supply, leaving her unable to walk for days. She’d spent […]

Read more ›
Buyer Beware: 14 Brands Of Bottled Water Recalled Over E. Coli

Buyer Beware: 14 Brands Of Bottled Water Recalled Over E. Coli

  Niagara Bottling is recalling several products after one of its spring sources was contaminated with E. coli. The contamination was initially discovered in the water supply on June 10, but the company was not notified in a timely manner, so they have stopped using the source. And while Niagara says it has not received any complaints of injury or […]

Read more ›
Girl Left With Permanent Damage From Diet Pills Bought On Amazon

Girl Left With Permanent Damage From Diet Pills Bought On Amazon

A young woman desperate to achieve “the perfect body” spoke yesterday of how she nearly died after taking diet pills she bought on Amazon. Natalie Penney, 24, suffered uncontrollable shaking, profuse sweating and heart palpitations after taking the pills, before collapsing at home in Hyde, Greater Manchester. The pills, which contained ephedrine, aspirin and caffeine, caused lasting damage to her […]

Read more ›
Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Get Best Marks In Diet Review

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Get Best Marks In Diet Review

Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven’t been studied enough to evaluate long-term results. The two plans are among the most popular and had the best evidence that dieters could lose meaningful amounts of weight and keep […]

Read more ›