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Here’s the Lowdown on the Showdown Between Caged Eggs and Organic

Here’s the Lowdown on the Showdown Between Caged Eggs and Organic

February 21, 2019

Confused about what it means when the label on your eggs says organic or non-GMO? Or, not sure what the big deal is about how and where the chickens producing those eggs were raised? And just what do those sizes and grades mean — is there...

This Is Why Drinking Diet Soda Does More Harm Than You Think

This Is Why Drinking Diet Soda Does More Harm Than You Think

February 21, 2019

If you like to drink a couple cans or more of diet soda a day, then those are at least two reasons why you should be wary of reaching for them, especially if you’re over 50. New research shows that those two sodas — or more — can...

The Dirty Truth About Electric Hand Dryers

The Dirty Truth About Electric Hand Dryers

February 20, 2019

You often see notes on electric hand dryers in public restrooms, assuring you that they are cleaner than paper towels; that the machines are there for your protection. But scientists sampling air, dust and other surfaces in three hospitals found out...

Can You Guess the Top 5 Dirtiest Items in Your Home?

Can You Guess the Top 5 Dirtiest Items in Your Home?

February 20, 2019

If you were asked where the most germs reside in your home, you’d probably say the toilet seat, but BestLife reports you’d better look elsewhere if you really want to steer clear of household germs. Believe it or not, the one item you...

3 Things to Try This Week to Improve Your Health

3 Things to Try This Week to Improve Your Health

February 19, 2019

Do you start the week out with good intentions to do something to improve your health, but end up doing little — or nothing — by the end of the week because your goals just seemed too big to reach? What seems like a daunting task can...

Earth’s North Magnetic Pole Is on the Move — What Does That Mean for You?

Earth’s North Magnetic Pole Is on the Move — What Does That Mean for You?

February 18, 2019

Earth’s north magnetic pole is moving from the Canadian Arctic toward Siberia, and it’s happening fast: It’s currently moving 34 miles a year. It’s forced scientists to update the World Magnetic Model by which the world...

This Protein Supplement May Do More Harm Than Good

This Protein Supplement May Do More Harm Than Good

February 18, 2019

An amino acid in some popular protein supplements that bodybuilders use to boost their workouts could be undermining their goals. Not only that, this amino acid, aka L-norvaline, might even eventually kill the very cells you’re trying to build...

When a Dose Isn’t a Dose — 7 Precautions for Children’s Medications

When a Dose Isn’t a Dose — 7 Precautions for Children’s Medications

February 17, 2019

If you have children in need of medication, whether it’s prescribed or over-the-counter, NPR has some warnings to heed before you give that first dose. The reason is because too much or too little of a medicine can have harmful effects. Too...

Heads Up: FDA Wants More Power to Control Your Supplements

Heads Up: FDA Wants More Power to Control Your Supplements

February 16, 2019

In what amounts to a few bad apples spoiling the whole bunch, problems with a few supplement makers have prompted U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb to call for Congress to strength the FDA’s authority over...

Love Is Good for the Heart, No Matter the Day

Love Is Good for the Heart, No Matter the Day

February 15, 2019

If your heart skips a beat and your feelings are more upbeat when you’re around someone you love, take heart: Love is good for your heart and nervous system. As reported by CNN Health, studies show that blood pressure not only decreases...

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