LifeStyle: Health & Fit

Woman battling brain cancer lives out major fantasy: Being 'showered with puppies'

Friday  18:30,   19 january 2018

Courtney Gessford's dog Clyde has been a great comfort, so a friend got the idea that if one dog was therapeutic, then lots of dogs would be truly transcendent.<br>Courtney Gessford's good friend brought her to Sacramento's public animal[...]

27-Year-Old California Woman Dies After Contracting the Flu: 'It Was a Total and Complete Shock'

Friday  18:12,   19 january 2018

A 27-year-old woman died from complications from the flu just days after she contracted the virus that has taken the lives of dozens of people, young and old, across the U.S. this season. Katharine Gallagher, of Tustin, California, left work early[...]

The $9 billion reason you should never show up to work sick

Friday  18:12,   19 january 2018
Business Insider

The 2018 flu season has been one of the worst in years. Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they're seeing "widespread" instances of the flu in 49 states, and it's the first time manyThe flu is[...]

Follow These 3 Rules That Let You Eat More and Lose Weight

Friday  18:11,   19 january 2018

<p>These healthy eating tips from a nutritionist are crazy easy to follow.</p>For some people, buzzy meal plans like Whole30 and the ketogenic diet are the only things that motivate them to overhaul their eating habits. For others, diets can[...]

6 Tips for Overcoming the 'January Blues'

Friday  17:26,   19 january 2018

<p>Here are my top six tips for overcoming the January Blues</p>This can be an extremely difficult time for many, and sometimes there is no quick and easy fix, particularly if there are more deep-seated, ongoing mental or emotional concerns[...]

Flu deaths prompt warnings from victims' families as outbreak continues

Friday  02:47,   19 january 2018
FOX News

It doesn't matter if you run marathons or play sports, when it comes to the flu, no one is completely immune. That's the warning families of flu victims and health officials are hoping to spread throughout this year's flu season as the epidemic[...]

CTE: Repeated hits, not concussions, behind neurodegenerative disease

Friday  02:46,   19 january 2018

The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday. © Provided by CNN cte explainer sanjay gupta orig mg_00005826.jpg The[...]

What It’s Really Like to Be Addicted to Painkillers: ‘I Didn’t Care If I Lived or Died’

Friday  02:45,   19 january 2018

<p>Casey, 30, is a medical professional living in Connecticut, who first went to rehab for addiction when she was still in high school.</p>I believe addiction is a disease. I think no matter what happened in my life, I was going to end up[...]

How To Know If Your Food Sensitivity Is Actually An Allergy

Friday  01:45,   19 january 2018

<p>The big distinction? Allergies can be life-threatening and food intolerances usually aren't.</p>The big distinction? Allergies can be life-threatening and intolerances usually aren't, says Carla McGuire Davis, MD, associate professor of [...]

Travelers at O'Hare Airport Exposed to 2 Measles Cases in 2 Days

Friday  00:50,   19 january 2018

<p>Public health officials are warning passengers who traveled through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport last week after another case of measles has been reported.</p>The first report occurred on Jan. 9 when a passenger landed at Terminal [...]

Experts: Extra virgin olive oil is even healthier than we thought

Friday  00:17,   19 january 2018
KCRA Sacramento

UC Davis hosted an international olive oil conference, calling the region the heart of olive oil in America.&nbsp;The university is home to an Olive Center, the only one of its kind in the country. The International Olive Council is based in[...]

Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs

Friday  00:16,   19 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.</p>The plan, announced Thursday, follows years of shortages of generic[...]

Apparently working more than 39 hours a week is bad for you

Thursday  21:37,   18 january 2018
Hello Giggles

In recent years, we’ve been learning more about the importance of work-life balance, while also realizing the scary truth: Few of us…A study done by the Australian National University in 2017 found that most of us must do a significant amount of[...]

We're learning more about why eating late is so bad for you

Thursday  21:37,   18 january 2018
Business Insider

<p>For many of us, a nighttime meal is the most substantial thing we eat all day. If recent research is any indication, that's a substantial health problem — especially if you're trying to lose weight.</p>I got home around 8 p.m.,[...]

Being obese or overweight multiplies risk of cancer and heart disease, especially in women

Thursday  21:02,   18 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

<p>Women in the study who were classed as overweight but not obese still had twice the risk of heart disease and four times the risk of cancer than those who were normal[...]