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Sherri Shepherd reveals how she lost 30 pounds


Sherri Shepherd revealed how she lost 30 pounds in a year on Friday. “I have never shared what my body looks like with no clothes on, but I wanted to share with you what I looked like 10 months ago and the progress I’ve made since April 2018,” she wrote on Instagram along with before […]

Antibacterial products are creating antibiotic resistant superbugs


Antibacterial toothpastes, mouthwashes, soaps and hand washes are fuelling antibiotic resistant superbugs, according to new research. Rather than killing dangerous bacteria, Triclosan, a common antibacterial agent found in consumer products, is actually making them stronger and more capable of surviving treatment. The chemical, which is added to a range of household products for its “antibacterial” […]

Mowry twins spark debate: Does drinking breast milk make you strong – or sick?


Health and fitness fanatics are milking this diet trend for all its worth. When celebrity twin Tamera Mowry told her sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict she’d been feeling under the weather, the nursing sibling offered her a tall glass of fresh human breast milk, The Root reports. Tia took to Instagram Thursday to get a few things […]

Eating blueberries could reduce heart disease risk by 20 percent


The “blue” in blueberries could reduce the risk of heart disease by 20 percent, according to a new study. Researchers found consuming 7.5 ounces of blueberries a day for a month — a large punnet — improved blood vessel function and lowered blood pressure in healthy people. And the study suggests that the “super” berries […]

Diabetics who eat nuts are less likely to develop heart disease


People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely if ever, consume nuts, a US study suggests. Diabetics who ate at least five 28-gram (one-ounce) servings of nuts a week were 17 percent less likely to develop heart disease than people with diabetes who […]

Where you live might also help you live longer


Do you want to live longer? Live near a primary-care physician. Analyzing US population data, every 10 additional primary-care physicians per 100,000 people was associated with a 51.5-day increase in life expectancy, researchers at Stanford University found in a study published Monday in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA. However, from 2005 to 2015, the density […]

‘I’m raising my dogs vegan’


Australian woman Lea McBride, 48, is the picture of glowing good health, as are her two senior golden retrievers Darcy, 10, and Emilie, 8. Like Lea, both dogs are strictly vegan, having enjoyed a plant-based diet for almost all of their lives. “We have raised them as vegan,” said McBride, the director and event coordinator […]

FDA confirms that injecting yourself with ‘young blood’ is pointless


We’d all love to find the fountain of youth but such a thing just doesn’t seem to exist. We’re born, we grow old (if we’re lucky) and then we die and that’s just the way it is. Despite that undeniable fact, some very wealthy folks are doing their best to outsmart mother nature by filling […]

Men who can do 40 pushups have lower risk of heart problems: study


Drop and give me 40. A new study says that middle-aged men who are able to do 40 or more pushups have a significantly lower risk of heart problems. Published in the journal JAMA Network Open, the study tracked the health of 1,104 firefighters from 10 Indiana fire departments over a 10-year period. The participants […]

Ozzy Osbourne forced to recuperate at home for six weeks


Ozzy Osbourne’s health is improving, but he’s still not well enough to perform. The rocker’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, took to Twitter late Monday to announce that he must cancel a slew of concert dates for his No More Tours II tour, including stops in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He’s already postponed European tour dates. […]

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