health topics

Can Using Smaller Plates Help You Lose Weight?
New research suggests most people could easily lose up to two pounds a month simply by eating off smaller plates and focusing more on their food during mealtimes. In one study, people ate 45 percent more popcorn when they were given a larger size of the snack food, and diners given a “bottoml…
What’s the Key to Living to 100?
According to a new study, people live to 100 because of good genes and luck, not healthy living habits. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York interviewed 477 Ashkenazi Jews between the ages of 95 and 112 on their lifestyle choices. They found that this long-lived group was j…
Dieting Forces the Brain To Eat Itself
When you’re trying to lose weight by cutting down on your food intake your brain  is busy chomping down — on itself. Researchers from Yeshiva University in New York have found that when a person diets, the sudden loss of nutrients causes the brain to try to conserve energy by devo…
Almost Half of Men Would Dump Their Girlfriend If She Got Fat
When it comes to looks, we now have further evidence that man are more shallow than women. A survey by Ask Men of 70,000 people from the United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain has revealed that 48 percent of guys say they would end their relationship with a girlfriend who become fat. Whe…
McDonald’s Happy Meals to Get Healthy Makeover
In an effort to help stave off childhood obesity, McDonald’s announced Monday that its iconic Happy Meals are getting a healthy tune-up. Traditionally, the meals included a burger or chicken nuggets, fries and a soda. But starting this fall, a fruit or vegetable will also be in the shiny box.…
Will Sharing a Bed with Toddlers Harm Their Development?
It’s okay for a parent and a toddler to sleep in the same bed, according to a new study. Bed sharing has always been a topic of disagreement among parenting experts:  some endorse the practice, while others say it’s a bad idea. Research published in Pediatric magazine tracked 944 …
Can Romance Novels Be Hazardous To Your Health?
By promoting idealized relationships full of multiple orgasms, condom-less sex, and trouble-free pregnancies, relationship expert Susan Quilliam believes romance novels are having an adverse effect on the sexual health of women. In a paper published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive…
Could Getting Paid Be Harmful to Your Health? [VIDEO]
With the end of the month fast approaching, many people are looking forward to an upcoming payday. But researchers have found getting paid may actually be hazardous to your health. A study from Notre Dame says people are more likely to die during the week after being paid, citing a temporary but sig…