Even Mild Brain Injuries May Increase Your Chances of Getting Parkinson’s, Study Says

Even relatively mild brain injuries may increase your hazard of developing the neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. The research, that was published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, found a strong connection between traumatic brain injuries such as concussions and a heightened hazard of Parkinson’s, regardless of the severity of the injuries. […]

CDC Warns Against Eating Any Kind of Romaine Lettuce After E. Coli Outbreak

American consumers are urged to stay away from salad for the time being, after an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to 16 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned from eating any kind of romaine lettuce learnt in the Yuma, Arizona region, including whole heads and hearts of the […]

Weekend Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Balls That’ll Help Fuel Your Workouts

These delicious protein balls take about five minutes to make and are the perfect portable breakfast or healthy snack on the run. I often make a batch over a weekend so I can merely grab them out of the fridge concurrently my busy week. They marry perfectly with your morning latte and tame that mid-afternoon […]

Americans Are Filling Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids Amid Rising Fear of Addiction

(TRENTON, N.J.) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers full in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a […]

The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts

Call them what you like—power produce, amazement foods, or nutritional powerhouses—superfoods are recognized as whole foods that you can actually find in nature or at your local farmers market. With properties that can help combat all kinds of ailments, adding more superfoods to your diet can bolster overall health and reduce hazard of chronic disease. […]

E. Coli Outbreak Blamed on Contaminated Lettuce Spreads to 16 States, CDC Says

Health officials stated more people have reported cases of E. coli, as a multi-state outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated about 53 cases of E. coli have been reported over 16 states, with 18 new cases reported after April 13. Pennsylvania, Idaho, New Jersey […]

Is Sushi Healthy? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Americans eat sushi in venues as varied as sophisticated restaurants and prepared foods sections of grocery stores — and multiple believe it’s a nutritious choice. But is sushi healthy? “Sushi has this halo of being healthy,” says Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic. After all, traditional sushi […]

How Smoking Pot May Hurt the Teenage Brain

As access to legal marijuana continues to expand, both for recreational and medical uses, researchers assert there are still plenty of unanswered questions about how increased use might change the still-developing brains of adolescents and young adults. Studies so far have found that marijuana can change short-term thinking ability in adults, including attention, memory and […]

You Asked: Is It Bad To Eat Foods That Give You Gas?

Maybe it’s the hummus platter at your favorite Mediterranean restaurant, or the cauliflower-and-broccoli side at your supermarket. Most of us are aware of our problem foods—stuff we’d eat all the time if it didn’t make us so gassy. If you’ve ever wondered where that gas derives from and whether it’s bad for you, the answers […]