Posted Wed, 06/08/2011 - 3:21pm by Camilla Cheung
The USDA’s traditional “Food Pyramid” a nutritional guide aimed at educating the general public about eating healthy portions from all the food groups, has been replaced by a simplified symbol called “My Plate”.
Posted Wed, 06/01/2011 - 7:22pm by Camilla Cheung
Not only does losing a good night’s sleep affect your mood and energy levels the next day, it may also drastically reduce a young man’s testosterone levels, thus compromising his physical well-being.
Posted Mon, 05/09/2011 - 6:24am by Camilla Cheung
E. coli, salmonella, and other bacteria have all been in the news lately in recent food contamination scares. Now, another deadly bacteria joins the club – Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause anything from mild skin infections to deadly pneumonia and sepsis, has been found to be a common contaminant in our meat supply. Even worse, the new staph bacteria is drug-resistant.
Posted Thu, 04/21/2011 - 8:44am by Camilla Cheung
A recent study suggests that repeated stressful events during pregnancy experienced by expectant mothers may put their children at risk for developing behavioral problems.
Posted Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:12am by Camilla Cheung
A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition suggest that not only does eating a fatty meal make your blood sugar levels spike, but drinking coffee along with your fatty meal doubles the sugar level increase.
Posted Tue, 03/29/2011 - 7:41pm by Camilla Cheung
When it comes to antioxidants, all nuts are not created equal. A study presented at a American Chemical Society meeting found that walnuts are at the top of the heap.
Posted Tue, 03/22/2011 - 7:07am by Camilla Cheung
A new study finds an association between a highly processed childhood diet, high in fats and sugars, and lower IQ scores later in a child's development.
Posted Thu, 03/17/2011 - 1:42pm by Fred Lee
Besides adding a little spice to their lives, social activities with family and friends helps seniors to avoid physical injury and emotional difficulties.
Posted Wed, 03/02/2011 - 10:08am by Camilla Cheung
For years now, obstetricians have been recommending that pregnant women or women intending to get pregnant take a folic acid supplement to prevent neural tube birth defects like spina bifida. But new research now suggests that high consumption of folic acid supplements may be linked to some cancers. Read more about both sides of the debate.
Posted Fri, 02/25/2011 - 10:36am by Fred Lee
Regular consumption of dietary fiber has been found to reduce the risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and cancer.