Nutrition

Effects of spinach extract on satiety: feel full, curb cravings

A new study found in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger…

Starvation effects handed down for generations

Starvation effects handed down for generations

Third-generation nematode worms show signs of surviving famine Normal adult C. elegans nematode worms (above) are about 1 mm in length. Adults that had been starved…

How Coca-Cola affects your body when you drink it

How Coca-Cola affects your body when you drink it

Sugary drinks are considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. But have you ever wondered exactly what these beverages…

What happens to the body when you drink Coca-Cola?

What happens to the body when you drink Coca-Cola?

Sugary drinks are considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. But have you ever wondered exactly what these beverages…

Penn study questions presence in blood of heart-healthy molecules from fish oil supplements

Findings provide more data that fish oil supplements’ clear benefit is suspect The importance of a diet rich in fish oils – now a billion dollar food-supplement…

Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer, but less is more

Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses, according to new research* published in…

Health

Everyone ‘must take vitamin D pills’

Everyone ‘must take vitamin D pills’

Vitamin D supplements are available from GPs and over-the-counter Everyone should consider taking vitamin D…

Pancreatic cancer urine test hope

Pancreatic cancer urine test hope

A simple urine test that could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present has…

Brain game for schizophrenia patients

Brain game for schizophrenia patients

Patients with schizophrenia can struggle with memory problems and learning A computer-based brain-training game could…

Reading ‘boosts social relations’

Reading ‘boosts social relations’

Reading is associated with escapism and relaxation Getting stuck into a good book can boost…

Teenagers urged to have MenW vaccine

Teenagers urged to have MenW vaccine

Teenagers and first-time students are being offered a vaccine against meningitis W Teenagers going to…

Mental health services to get £143m

Mental health services to get £143m

The government is to invest £143m improving children’s mental health services in England this year.…

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Fitness

Recipe: Healthy & Speedy Minestrone Soup

There are as many varieties of Minestrone (literally “BIG SOUP”) as there are people who cook it. My version is is created with speedy preparation…

Recipe: Shepard’s Pie with Mashed Potatoes/Squash

Shepard’s Pie consists of seasoned beef and vegetables that are topped with cheesy mashed potatoes and squash. Ingredients Meat and Vegetables 1 1/2 pounds…

Recipe: Honey Roasted Turkey

This is a simple holiday turkey recipe. Ingredients For the Brine: 2 cups of kosher salt 2 cups of honey 2 gallons…

Recipe: Garden Summer Pasta Salad

This easy to make summer salad is great to take to a patio party, or to make as a cool side dish for the family! Ingredients…