Category: Health News

Study: Smoking Marijuana Doesn’t Harm Lungs, Even After 20 Years

Study: Smoking Marijuana Doesn’t Harm Lungs, Even After 20 Years

Smoking a joint every day for 20 years does not result in adverse lung functions or significantly threaten disease, according to research conducted at Emory University in Atlanta. The study will be featured in an upcoming issue of the medical journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Researchers studied a cross-section of adults aged 18 to 49 and determined that daily […]

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‘Healthy Obesity’ Is Mainly A Myth, Study Finds

‘Healthy Obesity’ Is Mainly A Myth, Study Finds

The idea of “healthy obesity” — that there are obese people who are nevertheless in good health, with normal cholesterol levels, blood pressure and other metabolic risk factors — has gained traction in recent years. In this way, the concept of “healthy obesity” has become an actual thing in the eyes of some researchers, and the public.But a small study […]

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Muscles Can Get Stronger By Imagining Exercises, Study Finds

Muscles Can Get Stronger By Imagining Exercises, Study Finds

Researchers at Ohio University have discovered that just thinking about working out can make your muscles stronger. The study suggests that simple thoughts of exercise have the power to trick muscles into avoiding getting tired, serving as another example of the brain and the body working together rather than on their own, according to Breitbart. Two groups of participants were involved […]

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The Baby Diet: How Eating Like a Toddler Could Help You Lose Weight Nutritionist Claims

The Baby Diet: How Eating Like a Toddler Could Help You Lose Weight Nutritionist Claims

Eating in tiny bits and it small frequent moderation is the way of a baby. Combined with some nutritional choosing of food, the baby diet has been said a way to help one lose some weight. When it comes to losing weight quickly and effectively, one nutritionist claims we should look to the eating habits of toddlers as the perfect […]

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Crash Diets May Not Be So Bad, Australian Study Finds

Crash Diets May Not Be So Bad, Australian Study Finds

The widely held belief that we’re less likely to regain weight when we lose it gradually rather than quickly is not true, according to an Australian study published last week. The study found that keeping off the pounds over the long haul is difficult regardless of how quickly the weight is initially lost, although people are more likely to achieve […]

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Eating High Protein Breakfast Reduces Food Cravings, Study Finds

Eating High Protein Breakfast Reduces Food Cravings, Study Finds

A study by U.S. researchers found that teenagers who skipped breakfast were prone to obesity. But those who ate a protein-rich breakfast were found to have less food cravings and were less likely to overeat later in the day. They said eating breakfast, particularly a high-protein one, increases levels of the brain chemical dopamine, the ‘feel-good’ messenger which is associated with […]

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280 lbs Belgium Minister Of Public Health Is Accused Of Being Too Big To Be ‘Credible’

280 lbs Belgium Minister Of Public Health Is Accused Of Being Too Big To Be ‘Credible’

Belgium’s new Minister of Public Health is the first political figure to come under fire for being too overweight for the job. Maggie De Block – who is Belgium’s most popular politician and was once tipped as a future premier – surprised many when it was announced she would take up the role of Health Minister in the centre-right coalition which has […]

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Weight Lifting Can Improve Your Memory, Study Finds (Video)

Weight Lifting Can Improve Your Memory, Study Finds (Video)

Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults. A study led by the Georgia […]

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Reward For Sweating? We Drink More Alcohol On Days We Exercise, Study Finds

Reward For Sweating? We Drink More Alcohol On Days We Exercise, Study Finds

A recent study has linked drinking alcohol to physical exercise. The researchers observed that on days that people do more exercise, they tend to also drink more. The study was conducted by researchers at the Methodology Center at The Pennsylvania State University and published online in the journal Health Psychology. People are likely to drink more alcohol on days where […]

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Top 5 Ways Diet Soda is Slowly Killing You! (Video)

Top 5 Ways Diet Soda is Slowly Killing You! (Video)

  The artificial sweeteners in diet sodas can raise the blood sugar level instead of reducing it, according to new experiments in mice and people. Diet soda is the alternative fix for those of us who can’t quite kick the high fructose corn syrup addiction, but what if it’s actually worse for us than the real stuff? A recent study has found […]

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