September 8-14, 2014 - Original Health Articles

Increased Risk of Stroke in Older Migraine Patients

If you're an older adult who suffers from migraines, you may also have a symptomless type of brain injury that puts you at increased risk of a stroke. These findings come from a study recently published in the American Heart Association's journal, Stroke.

The Skinny on Brown Fat

In the 1980s and 1990s, conventional wisdom said that all fat was bad fat. This belief gave rise to countless low- and no-fat diets. But nutritional theories changed, and today healthy fats are an important part of many popular eating plans, such as the Mediterranean diet.

Getting the Most Out of Your Mental Health Treatment Plan

You're being treated for depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, and already you're feeling better. But how can you ensure that you continue to feel well, you don't relapse, and you can lead a productive, meaningful life? This advice from the experts will help you get the most out of your treatment plan.

Soylent: The Food to Replace Other Foods?

Do you remember Dippin Dots, the pearl-shaped dessert product that advertised itself as "The Ice-Cream of the Future"? Well, another food invention, created by 25-year-old entrepreneur Robert Rhinehart, is claiming to be the fare of the future—a food to replace all other foods.

The Men s Guide to Eating Well: 6 Steps to a Better Diet

As men age, their diets can have a significant impact on their health and well-being. And while the foods they choose don’t have to be all that different from the foods women eat, men do have some specific nutritional needs. By following these guidelines from Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietician with the Mayo Clinic, men can get the most out of every bite they eat: 1.

Milk Myths and Facts

If you’re a devotee of premium ice cream, half and half in your coffee, and full-fat cheese on your sandwich, you’ll be glad to hear about two recent studies: In one, Swedish researchers found that middle-aged men who ate butter, cream, and high-fat (whole) milk had a noticeably lower risk of obesity compared to men who either didn’t consume these foods at all or ate them infrequently.

Is Fat Really Bad for You?

Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, dietary trends led to the promotion of low-fat, higher carbohydrate diets as the healthiest way to eat. But statistics later revealed that as Americans adopted these lower fat diets, rates of overweight and obesity climbed.

The Best Eczema Treatments

Eczema, a red rash that can appear all over the body and ranges from mildly to agonizingly itchy, is a problem for approximately 30 million people in this country. Usually diagnosed in childhood, eczema often lessens in severity as a person ages—but not always.

Is There a Link Between Diet and Constipation?

Do you believe that what you eat may be to blame for your constipation? While the food and constipation link isn’t as strong as you might think, some people do think there is a connection. Constipation Causes Constipation is the formal name for having difficulty passing a bowel movement, or having infrequent bowel movements.

7 Habits That Can Harm a Man s Health

That weekend workout. The wallet in your back pocket. The mattress you sleep on. What do these have in common? They may adversely affect health and vitality. From too many beers with the guys to an inability to put down that smartphone, find out which common habits could be harming your health.

How to Avoid a Tick Attack

Summer’s here, and the living is supposed to be easy. But when uninvited guests like ticks show up, they can threaten your health. These blood-sucking bugs can cause Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other infections. Depending on where you live, the type of activities you enjoy, and when you enjoy them, you may be putting yourself at risk of a harmful bite.

6 Habits That Can Harm a Woman s Health

You run weekend errands in your sneakers, but run around in heels all week. And you wear sunscreen religiously, but don’t apply (or reapply) enough for maximum protection. Find out which common habits could be harming your health. Bad Habit #1: Wearing an Unsupportive Bra You scored a sweet sale on lingerie? Not a great deal if the bra doesn’t fit well.

7 Habits That Can Harm Your Kids' Health

Above all, you want your kids to be healthy. You serve balanced meals, schedule regular pediatrician and dentist appointments, and adhere to regular bedtimes. But sometimes, kids develop unhealthy habits that sabotage your good intentions. We talked to Doug Haddad (a.

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