Category: Health

Behind Wendy’s Natural Cut Fries

Natural Cut Fries With Sea Salt, the company’s product development team found a way to leave the potato skins on, make the fries crispier and give them a much tastier flavor. What they didn’t manage to do, however, is make…

Ten Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

Jonny Bowden, a Los Angeles nutritionist who has written eight books, including, most recently, Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long Term Weight Loss, says the ideal office snacks are “well constructed mini-meals.” That means food that contains protein, fat…

Jack Lalanne Died

Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96. The cause was respiratory failure due to pneumonia.…

The Most Popular Prescription Drugs

Fourteen of the fifteen most popular prescription drugs last year were cheap generics, demonstrating just how far the brand-name drug industry has fallen. The only branded drug that makes the list is Pfizer’s cholesterol drug Lipitor. For all slides, prescription…

Best and Worst Brands of Bottled Water

Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed the labels of 173 unique bottled water products and company websites to determine if companies disclose information on where water comes from, how or if their water is treated, and whether the results of purity…

Ohio Child Cancer Confound Parents

Dave Hisey’s oldest daughter, diagnosed with leukemia nearly five years ago when she was 13, is in remission. His 12-year-old son has another year of chemotherapy for a different type of leukemia. And his 9-year-old daughter is scared she’ll be…

6 Superfoods: Fight Cancer

“All the studies on cancer and nutrition point to eating plant-based foods for their phytonutrients and other special compounds,” says Richard Béliveau, PhD, chair in the prevention and treatment of cancer at the University of Québec at Montreal and author…

Bayer Aspirin and Heart Attacks

Aspirin is an anticoagulant, which means it helps reduce blood clotting. It also has a similar pain relieving effect to Paracetamol which makes it a very useful resource. Brands like Bayer Aspirin are widely available at pharmacists. Aspirin has been…

Multivitamins Decreased Chance of Breast Cancer Relapse

Multivitamins are linked to a decreased chance of breast cancer relapse or recurrence, according to a study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in early December. The study found that women afflicted with breast cancer who used multivitamins…

Avastin Should Not be Used for Breast Cancer

The blockbuster drug Avastin no longer be used to treat breast cancer, Federal health authorities recommended. It is saying recent studies failed to show the drug’s original promise to help slow the disease. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision is…