Health & Fitness

Why We’re Losing the War (On Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cancer)
The first step to solving a problem is to admit that one exists. I was recently sitting in a department meeting in my hospital, where we had recently raised over $1 million to fund a Centre for Integrative Medicine (CIM) in conjunction with the University. There was great fanfare when it began, a few years ago. The director of t [...]
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Men’s Health: The More Porn You Watch, the Less Sex You Have?
Do you want to have more sex with women and never face performance issues? What you need to do is to stay away from watching porn, US medics warned. Instead of stimulating sex drive, porn appears to deal a crushing blow to it, scientists suggested: the Rolling Stone magazine reported about thousands of visitors of Reboot [...]
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There’s a Hidden Carcinogen Tainting Tap Water and Consumer Products Nationwide
More than 7 million Americans across 27 states are impacted. Water supplies for more than 7 million Americans in 27 states are contaminated with an industrial chemical at levels higher than what federal scientists say poses a minimal lifetime risk of cancer, according to a new analysis by Environmental Working Group (EWG). [...]
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Cosmopolitan – Numbers Don’t Lie! Melania’s Fortune Exposed and Worth More Than Donald’s
US President Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office Monday after a two-week vacation rife with chaos -- and the dark clouds plaguing his fledgling presidency show no signs of clearing up. Seven months after taking office the real estate magnate's approval rating has plunged to a record low. [...]
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Trump, Obamacare, and Why Healthcare Should Be a Right Rather Than a Privilege
Trump's failure at the second attempt to push legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare through a Republican-controlled Congress comes as further evidence that his administration is marking time towards its inevitable demise. [...]
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I’ll drink to that: Alcohol actually helps your memory, study claims
Scientists claim that consuming alcohol after studying can actually improve people’s memory. A team of researchers at the University of Exeter found that individuals who drink alcohol after studying are better at recalling information. [...]
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Put the Kettle On! Coffee Could Help You Live Longer, Especially if You’re a Man
Coffee lovers have been given a double boost by new research which suggests the drink is good for health and longevity. Two studies, both published on Tuesday (July 11), both claim coffee has beneficial effects, especially for men. [...]
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Warren Buffett wants more taxes on rich Americans, single-payer healthcare
The Republican healthcare proposal amounts to a tax cut for the rich, and the US economy would benefit far more from establishing single-payer healthcare, according to Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in America. The 86-year-old Nebraskan is the chief executive of investing house Berkshire Hathaway and has a net worth o [...]
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Trump Wants to Slash Medical Research Funding to Help Pay for Border Wall
Deep and immediate cuts to National Institutes of Health and other agencies would amount to "throwing progress out the window" Lawmakers, scientists, and advocacy groups are decrying President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), saying they represent another broken campaign promise and a " [...]
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Maine Man Loses Chance at Kidney Transplant for Smoking Medical Marijuana
Maine resident Garry Godfrey spent nine years on a transplant list, waiting for a new kidney. Then he was abruptly bumped off because of a hospital policy that forbids transplants for smokers of medical marijuana. [...]
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Resisting the Trump/Ryan Health Plan
The complex Obamacare system struggled to gain popularity, but now that Republicans are moving to replace it with a less generous program, many medical professionals are irate, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are twisting congressional arms to get enough votes t [...]
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GOP’s Planned Cuts to Medicaid Will Impoverish and Imperil Millions of Aging Baby Boomers and Seniors
One-fifth of Medicare recipients are covered through Medicaid, including nursing homes and long-term care. The House Republican leadership’s Obamacare repeal bill will not only cause upwards of 24 million people to lose their health care coverage over the next decade, as the Congressional Budget Office has said, but it will al [...]
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A Staple in Your Genes: Europeans Evolved to Eat Vegetable-Heavy Diets
A study of hundreds of human genomes has revealed humans in different regions of the world have evolved for diets with differing amounts of meat and vegetables - Europeans, particularly southerners, are optimized for a high-plant diet, while Greenland's Inuits are better able to process fatty meats. [...]
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14mn Americans to lose health coverage next year under GOP Obamacare replacement – CBO
The Congressional Budget Office has some bad news for Republicans pushing repeal of Obamacare. While health insurance premiums and the federal deficit are projected to drop by 2026, about 24 million Americans would also lose coverage in that time. [...]
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Sanders blasts GOP healthcare act’s ‘disgraceful’ tax breaks for the wealthy
The Republican plan to overhaul the US healthcare system is “far worse” than Obamacare, according to Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, and represents a disgraceful effort to “give massive tax breaks” to the wealthy. Last week, the Republican Party released new healthcare legislation aimed at dismantling the “skyroc [...]
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America is Tired
The major takeaway from the US Presidential election, and from the events which have shaped the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s Presidency - both his actions and the reactions of his opponents - is that America is tired. It is not difficult to see why since the US has for decades been behaving in a way that was guaranteed [...]
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Could Hold Secret to Longer Lifetimes
Some are mystified by the longevity of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – 34 years old and still going strong, despite continual drug addiction issues and repeated near breakups – but those wishing to maximize their own lifespans should consider upping their daily chili pepper dosage, a US scientific study suggests. [...]
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