Whether you are considered overweight or obese is determined by your BMI. This tool is not always completely accurate, but generally speaking, even individuals who may be considered overweight can still be healthy. Those considered obese, however, may need to be more careful.
Would you consider participating in a medical trial to make money? Many people make some quick cash for enduring medical trials, some with potentially uncomfortable to downright painful side effects. Is it worth the risk? Learn more about this complex issue.
Trans fat in our food has an interesting history, which was widely unknown until the recent attention their negative health effects have received. The FDA has even gone so far as to consider a ban on trans fats in processed foods. How bad are they really?
The FDA has recently forced 23andMe to stop selling their DTC genetic testing product due to concerns about the accuracy and false marketing. Learn more about how 23andMe performs their tests and see if you can trust their accuracy.
The connection between the mind and the body is indisputable. Both employers and employees note that mental health issues spill over into daily life and work performance. Mental health conditions are one of the top causes for absenteeism in the workplace.
Vitamin D deficiencies are so common that many doctors routinely test for it when performing exams. But how big of a concern is it?
Reports state that patients are often prescribed antibiotics for conditions that do not warrant their use. The more that antibiotics are overused or mis-prescribed, the more likely it is that patients will build up bacterial resistance to their effects. This can cause a whole host of problems.
It will come as good news to many that UNAids predicts an end to the Aids epidemic by 2030. There is still a long way to go, however.
Would you like a side of salmonella with that sprinkle of pepper? The USDA recently released reports that high levels of salmonella have been found in imported spices. Learn the details here and what you as the consumer can do about it.
E-Cigarettes have been touted as a way enjoy smoking without the risk of the many adverse side-effects of regular cigarettes. But how healthy are they really? And why does the FDA want to ban online sales?