• Fun facts about Valentine's Day
    Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day; whereby sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a...
     
  • A national survey of fitness enthusiasts who exercise three or more times a week show a strong dedication to reaching fitness goals; however the vast majority – 82 percent— admitted to falling short when it comes to post-workout nutrition habits.   The results of the survey from Abbott...
     
  • While the majority of Americans are at least aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), many may be unable to identify or may even ignore the warning signs of the disorder. In fact, according to a new survey issued by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), one in three Americans indicate that if they felt their heart quiver or skip...
     
  • Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years. Benefits were also seen with diets low in carbohydrates, high in protein or low in simple sugars. "If you look...
     
  • A nutritious diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables might be healthier for humans but not necessarily healthier for the environment, according to a French study. After analyzing the eating habits of about 2,000 French adults, and the greenhouse gas emissions generated by producing the plants, fish, meat,...
     
  • ConsumerLab.com, a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition, announced Life Extension has been rated number one in four categories in the 2012 ConsumerLab.com survey of vitamin and supplement users. The ratings results from four consumer...
     
  • Vitamin D supplement potency varies widely, and the amount of vitamin D in over-the-counter and compounded supplements does not necessarily match the amount listed on the label, according to a research letter published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The analysis showed that the amount of vitamin D in these...
     
  • February 14 is right around the corner, and no one wants to spend Valentine's day, or the day after, with a severe headache and some of its accompaniments – nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. And you certainly don't want your gift to be the culprit in producing a headache. The National Headache...
     
  • Shazi Visram, Founder, CEO and Chief Mom of Happy Family, a leading premium organic food brand, has been lauded by Forbes as among the “Women Who Started Amazing Companies” for creating one of the fastest-growing private businesses in the United States. Since launching in 2006, Happy Family is continuously recognized...
     
  • Winter is in full force. With short days and less exposure to sunlight, everyone feels less energetic and more people are vulnerable to depression.  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or winter depression, is a mood disorder related to seasonal variations of light. Symptoms start in late fall and oftentimes last...