Many of us enter a new year reflecting on where we have been and our plans for the future. For some, this will mean acknowledging that a couple more kilos have crept on over the past year.

The British government’s new guidelines advise reducing alcohol consumption to 14 units a week for both men and women and bluntly state that, for some cancers of the mouth, throat and breast, “risk increases with any amount you drink”.

Mondelēz Global LLC announced today a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella.Salmonella is a microorganism that can...
Could your Fitbit data be used to deny you health insurance
Andrew Boyd, University of Illinois at ChicagoWearing a fitness tracking device could earn you cash from your health insurance company. At first, this sounds lucrative for the people who participate, and good for the companies, who want healthier insurance customers. But it’s not quite so simple.Under the program, people...

As the new year rolls on and people consider the resolutions they have already broken, we’re being flooded with advice on what to eat.

In a recent report by the CDC the organization identifies serious consequences of hand sanitizer exposure including apnea, acidosis, and comas in young children 12 or younger. The data collected includes various types of exposure: dermal, ocular, inhalation, ingestion. To read the in-depth findings click here.
Crossfit Fails Extreme Exercise Gone Terribly Wrongvideo
Crossfit is a popular form of exercise that boasts extreme fitness and weight loss opportunities without all the boring stuff like, you know, using correct form or attempting to work out safely. Watch this video for a compilation of all the best crossfit fails.<!-- var iOS = /iPad|iPhone|iPod/.test(navigator.userAgent) && !window.MSStream; if (iOS) { ...
New research shows that senior citizens who walk or exercise regularly see tremendous benefits in their health and

It may come as little surprise that taking exercise is a way to lose weight. However, a debate about the best type of exercise for weight loss is likely to divide opinion.

Kenneth McLeod, Binghamton University, State University of New YorkAnyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems like it should be simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake. But many studies have shown...