Tag Archive for health

New Study Links Eating Fried & Grilled Meat To Developing Dementia

Put down the fried chicken and grilled burgers because a new study suggests changes in cooking habits might reduce levels of glycotoxins and help prevent diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia.  According to scientists, meat that is barbecued, grilled or fried may contribute to the acceleration of Alzheimer’s and dementia. US scientists found the toxics chemicals found at high concentrations in fried… Read more →

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Open Thread: How Much Water Do You Drink Daily?

A British woman made news recently after she chronicled her 28 day water drinking challenge. Sarah Smith, 42, claims that drinking 100 ounces of water a day, for 28 days straight has given her a miraculous make-over. She now says she looks ten years younger. Smith wrote about her water journey for the U.K.’s Daily Mail and provided them with before and… Read more →

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HPV Strains Affecting African-American Women Differ from Vaccines

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. According to the CDC African-American women are 40 percent more likely to develop cervical cancer caused by the STD human papillomavirus (HPV) and 20 percent more likely to die from it compared to white women. HPV in many women just clears up on its own, but researchers found that Black… Read more →

Yes, CrossFit For Kids Is A Real Thing

Last month I wrote about CrossFit and its popularity amongst the DC-gentris (short for DC gentrifiers, or white people), and received tons of  feedback via e-mail and  nearly every social network I’m on. The most interesting e-mails came from a dude at the CrossFit corporation, first informing me that CrossFit has a capital “F” and taking issue with a health… Read more →

New Study Links Small Testicles To Better Parenting

Recently a new study was published by the the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS—just pronounce it slowly in your head) suggests that there might be a  correlation between the size of a man’s testicles and how involved he is in parenting. Anthropologists from Emory University in Atlanta wanted to try to better understand why some men are more… Read more →

How To Protect Your Eyes During Allergy Season

I hate allergy season, with a passion. I wake up with itchy eyes, I go to bed with itchy eyes. Where most people bask in the thought of Spring officially arriving, sometimes I’d just rather deal with winter and jump straight into the hot and humid summer. Yesterday I had the audacity to walk around the Tidal Basin in DC… Read more →

Baby Born With AIDS Virus Appears To Have Been Cured

Sunday, scientists announced that a baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured. The two and a half-year old, from Mississippi, has been medication free for a year without any signs of infection.  The baby’s mother didn’t receive any prenatal care during her pregnancy. Once rapid HIV test detected the baby’s positive status. Usually a baby is… Read more →