Health and Wellness
Hundreds Of Boys & Girls Club Kids Rally With Olympian Gail Devers To Eat Their Fruit & Vegetables At "Fruit & Veggie Fest" In San FranciscoJune 28th, 2013
Hundreds of kids are sending a powerful message to their parents and peers at San Francisco's Treasure Island today; they are saying “Give me my fruits and veggies!” June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month: to celebrate, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is hosting the first ever Fruit & Veggie Fest to show kids that healthy food options can be tasty
- June 27th, 2013
A new study in Nutrition Research, "Peanut consumption in adolescents is associated with improved weight status", showed that Mexican-American sixth graders that consumed peanuts at least once per week were less likely to be overweight or obese, had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI), and had significantly lower total blood cholesterol.
"America's Take on Vitamins" Survey Reveals: Vitamin intake is on the rise but healthy lifestyle habits lag behindJune 27th, 2013
The number of Americans who take a vitamin or supplement continues to increase, according to the third annual "America's Take on Vitamins" survey from the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI). The survey revealed that 64 percent of Americans currently take a vitamin or supplement, up from 63 percent in 2012 and 60 percent in 2011.
Looking for Great Sex? New Survey From YourTango & Durex® Reveals The Path to Getting Satisfaction is Through Your Heart!June 27th, 2013
A new survey from Durex and YourTango.com, the digital leader in love and relationships, shatters common misperceptions on what engenders sexual satisfaction. The survey reveals that the heart is what matters most when it comes to great sex.
- June 27th, 2013Substance abuse and high-glycemic foods may trigger the same brain mechanism tied to addiction
Consuming highly processed carbohydrates can cause excess hunger and stimulate brain regions involved in reward and cravings, according to a Boston Children's Hospital research team led by David Ludwig, MD, PhD director,
- June 26th, 2013
This summer, Santa Cruz Organic® and Oceana will make waves to help preserve the ocean environment with the help of fans on Facebook.
- June 26th, 2013Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Dog and Cat Obesity-Related Conditions
Giving pets table scraps and treats may seem like a harmless reward for your cuddly canine or friendly feline, but it can lead to health problems down the road, including arthritis, diabetes, and liver disease. Just like their human counterparts, excessive weight increases the risk of additional health problems and shortens the life expectancy of pets.
- June 26th, 2013Take Simple Preventive Steps, but be Aware of Nearest Hospital with Reconstructive Surgery Specialists for Emergencies
Hand and finger injuries are among the most common causes for emergency room visits, but taking time to prepare a safe work area, using proper tools, and alerting someone nearby about your home repair project can reduce your risk for serious accidents this summer.
- June 26th, 2013
Fluoride is one of 213 known brain-toxic chemicals that may lower the intelligence of generations of children, reports renowned physician and 30-year brain researcher, Dr. Phillipe Grandjean in his new book, "Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Develo
- June 25th, 2013USDA Study Touts Health Benefits of Sweet Cherries
Cherry lovers, take note! The Northwest Cherry Growers are pleased to announce that cherry season has arrived. Sweet plump Northwest cherries are being plucked, packed, and shipped nationwide by the 2,500 cherry growers spread across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Montana.