7 healthy alternatives to popular ultra-processed foods

Whether you realize it or not, it’s likely that most of your calorie intake comes from highly processed foods. Nearly 60% of the calories that make up a typical American diet come from ultra-processed foods like fries and cookies, according to data from a 2017 study published in the journal Population Health Metrics. And not … Read more

E-cigarettes cause MORE pneumonia than regular cigarettes

Vape users are more likely to suffer from pneumonia than people who smoke regular cigarettes, a study suggests. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania said the electronic devices cause “unique” damage to the lungs that is not yet fully understood. The study is the latest evidence to highlight that vaping is not the risk-free cessation … Read more

CDC study reports bivalent boosters protect against COVID-19 variants | News

A new study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters add protection against the new variants of the virus. Another study showed that the bivalent vaccine also protects against serious diseases. Wastewater monitoring shows that those variants, XBB and XBB.1.5, make up about 25% … Read more

Blood-based tests may detect Alzheimer’s disease early, study suggests

Blood-based tests may detect Alzheimer’s disease early, study suggests A new test that analyzes components in the blood can detect Alzheimer’s disease early King’s College London developed the test to predict the risk of a condition The study was able to detect changes three and a half years before typical diagnosis By Daily Mail Reporter … Read more

Alcohol flush warns of deadly disease: Stanford study

It’s sobering news for the rosy-cheeked drinker. If you’ve knocked back a few and feel a warm blush creeping down your face and ears, you’re not alone. Though often viewed as annoying rather than dangerous, alcohol flushes may be a sign of something more serious brewing beneath the surface, a new study suggests. About 8% … Read more

Why autism rates have skyrocketed in the NYC metro area: study

Autism rates in the Big Apple have exploded at a mind-boggling rate. Cases of autism spectrum disorder have tripled in the New York-New Jersey metro area – from 1% of the population in 2000 to 3% in 2016. That’s largely thanks to a growing number of diagnoses of children without intellectual disabilities, Rutgers researchers said, … Read more

Doctors Reveal Parkinson’s First Warning Sign…and It’s Not One of Three Telltale Symptoms

Parkinson’s first warning sign may not be the telltale muscle stiffness, tremors and balance problems, experts say. Instead, altered speech may strike earlier than the other hallmark effects of the disease, Lithuanian researchers say. More than 10 million people worldwide are thought to have the condition, including Michael J. Fox, Billy Connolly, and Jeremy Paxman. … Read more

Alcohol Flushing Response can increase the risk of heart disease

If you’re East or Southeast Asian, you’re probably very familiar with the alcohol flushing reaction, otherwise known as the “Asian glow.” After one or two drinks, your face and body will turn redder than a sun-dried tomato, and people will start asking you if you somehow got sunburned at the bar or at a party … Read more

Large study finds link between viral infections and future brain disease

An illustration of the varicella zoster virus, the cause of chickenpox and shingles.Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Common viral infections can have far-reaching consequences for our brain health, new research suggests. The study found a link between dozens of different viral exposures and a later increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. However, more research … Read more