August 25, 2017 Editor 0Comment

Published August 24, 2017 Fox News Blogger mom uses social media to empower others who are suffering.  (iStock) Blogger Krystal Miller was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 15 when she started having severe stomach pains. After eight years of doctor’s trying to get her disease under control, as she says in her blog, they suggested surgery as the best solution for Miller’s illness. PREGNANT FOX NEWS ANCHOR SLAMS PEOPLE OFFENDED BY HER MATERNITY CLOTHES For the surgery, the doctor’s had to create an opening in the small intestine and bring it through an opening in the abdomen, creating a stoma and…

August 21, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Holly Van Hare Published August 21, 2017 Eating what you want could be the answer to losing weight.  (iStock) Say you get home after a long day and realize you’re hungry. You open the fridge, craving a cupcake. No, you tell yourself. Do not eat that cupcake. You understand that despite your craving, you’ve read again and again that it’s not a healthy choice. So you scour your pantry for alternatives — foods that pass your “health” screening, that you can eat without the pang of guilt and grease weighing you down after you’ve dined and devoured. More From The Daily Meal 20 Surprising Reasons…

August 18, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Amanda MacMillan Published August 18, 2017 Turns out, your binge sessions could be harming your health  (iStock) If you’ve ever pushed back your bedtime to watch just one more episode of “Orange Is the New Black,” or lay in bed wide-eyed after streaming three exhilarating hours of “Game of Thrones,” this new research probably won’t surprise you. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is the first to link binge-watching with poorer sleep quality, more fatigue and increased insomnia. Not only does on-demand TV tempt us to keep watching episode after episode, say the study’s authors, but the…

August 18, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Nina Bahadur Published August 18, 2017 A fitness blogger’s photos prove cheat meals won’t ruin your fitness progress  (iStock) Public service announcement: One cheat meal or cheat day won’t sabotage your progress if your ultimate goal is getting fit. In a super-honest Instagram post, fitness blogger Anna Victoria showed what she looks like before, after and the morning after eating a cheat meal—and explained why she loved every second of her treat-filled day. “I took the first photo before our day at Disneyland,” she writes in the caption. “As I mentioned in my prior post, we thoroughly enjoyed ourself…

August 16, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Alisa Hrustic Published August 16, 2017 A recent study reveals the surprising reason why many 20-year-olds cheat  (iStock) We all do stupid things when we’re young, and unfortunately, screwing up relationships probably tops the list. Some breakups are worse than others—and if cheating is involved, you can bet both parties will have a hard time making a clean break. But why do people cheat in the first place? To answer that question, a recent study published in the Journal of Sex Research delved into the cheating motives of young people specifically. The results? It may be less about sex, and more a byproduct…

August 11, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Korin Miller Published August 10, 2017 Eating less in hopes of shrinking the stomach is a common weight loss trick.  (iStock) When you’re trying to lose weight, you might feel like your stomach actually shrinks during weeks when your healthy-eating habits are on point—and seems to physically expand to allow for more eats during times when you’ve indulged in an extra cheat meal (or three). But can your stomach actually stretch to allow more food—or shrink when you’re cutting back? Kind of, but the process is a little more complicated than that, says Kyle Staller, M.D., a gastroenterologist at…

August 8, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Erika Owen Published August 08, 2017 A new study reveals taking a hot bat can burn as many calories as a long walk  (iStock) Good news: researchers are saying that relaxing in a hot bath and doing absolutely nothing may be just as beneficial for your body as a 30-minute walk. A group at Loughborough University did the strenuous job of tracking this theory with 14 men who were put through two tests: a one-hour bicycle ride and a one-hour bath in 104-degree-Fahrenheit water. The goal was to raise the body’s core temperature by one degree. All in all,…

July 17, 2017 Editor 0Comment

Published July 16, 2017 Fox News A lawsuit claimed Coca-Cola executives intentionally confused consumers on the link between the sugary soft drinks and obesity. (Reuters)  (Copyright Reuters 2017) Two pastors filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, claiming the soda manufacturers knowingly deceived customers about health risks through its advertisements. William Lamar and Delman Coates claimed Coca-Cola executives ran campaigns that intentionally confused consumers on the link between the soft drinks and obesity, The Washington Post reported. D.C. Superior Court filed the complaint on behalf of the pastors and the Praxis Project, a public health group. SEATTLE…

July 7, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Kimberly Janeway Published July 07, 2017 The cheapest dishwasher in Consumer Reports’ ratings costs $220; the most expensive runs $2,200. Between those prices, our dishwasher ratings include more than 120 models. For less than $500, you can find a dishwasher that’s excellent at cleaning a load of dirty dishes, but it might be noisy. But by moving up to models in the $600 to $900 range, you’ll get superb cleaning and convenient features that might make it worth spending a little more. In that price range, “you’ll usually get a quieter dishwasher,” says Mark Allwood, a senior market analyst…

July 4, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Molly McArdle Published July 04, 2017 … and how to prevent it.  (iStock) If you’ve ever slipped your shoes off during a long flight, you may have noticed that it’s just a little bit harder to squeeze back into them on arrival. That’s because it’s extremely common for feet and ankles to swell — a condition technically known as “gravitational oedema” — when you fly. It’s also a typically harmless phenomenon. The fact is, you have just been sitting too long — and all the liquids (i.e. blood) in your body have sunk to your feet. The effect should…