Coffee consumption does not affect insulin sensitivity

(HealthDay)—Consumption of four cups of coffee daily does not impact insulin sensitivity, according to a study published online Dec. 31 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Derrick Johnston Alperet, from the National University of Singapore, and colleagues conducted a 24-week trial involving 126 overweight, non-insulin-sensitive adults aged 35 to 69 years. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either four […]

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When does your child’s flu merit an ER visit?

(HealthDay)—It’s hard not to worry when your child suffers from the flu, but pediatricians say too many parents are taking their sick kids to the emergency room when a doctor’s visit would suffice. “We are seeing a jump in the number of patients coming to our emergency department for flu-like symptoms,” said Dr. Michele Walsh, medical director of the Pediatric […]

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How does protein fit in your holiday diet or New Year’s resolutions?

While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what to consume while managing weight or during weight loss. A new study by Purdue University nutrition scientists shows that eating more protein daily than what is recommended may benefit only a few—those who are actively losing weight by cutting calories […]

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People Are Going on "Dopamine Fasts" to Think More Clearly and Gain Focus—but Does It Work?

Forget going without food for 16 hours. The latest fasting fad, on the face of it, involves depriving yourself of all the stuff that gives you pleasure—like Netflix, online shopping sprees, and even gossiping with your friends. It’s called dopamine fasting, and as far as wellness trends go, it’s a pretty controversial one. It’s not clear who came up with […]

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What is ‘attachment’ and how does it affect our relationships?

Research across many years and many cultures has found around 35-40% of people say they feel insecure in their adult relationships. While 60-65% experience secure, loving and satisfying relationships. How secure or insecure we are with our romantic partners depends, in part, on how we bonded with our parents at a young age. From the day we were born we […]

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The painful truth about what having a hangover really does to your body

The pounding head. The parched mouth. And, worst of all, the crushing sense of anxiety as you cast your (foggy) mind back to the night before and try to remember if you said or did anything awful. Most of us have woken up with a hangover at some point and struggled through the day wondering how on earth a few […]

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Coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol

Drinking coffee close to bedtime does NOT stop you sleeping: It’s alcohol and nicotine that keep you up, study finds Researchers studied 785 people for just over 14 years, monitoring their sleep and habits They found coffee was not strongly linked to sleeplessness Nicotine was the most strongly linked to insomnia, followed by alcohol  If you’re concerned about getting a […]

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How does your diet stack up?

(HealthDay)—Ever wonder how your diet habits—good or bad—compare to others? Annual surveys done by the International Food Information Council Foundation detail positive changes that people are making and where improvement is still needed. People are, in general, hungry for more food information and get it from sources as varied as dietitians and government websites, but most rely on friends and […]

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