Fighting Off Flu and Other Nutrition News

Tips for fighting off colds and the flu plus nutrition advice and more on the soda tax sugar debate.

Does weather affect arthritis pain?

The question of whether there is a link between weather and aches and pains has been studied extensively, and so far researchers have been unable to establish a connection. So why do plenty of people

Thirsty and Tired? You May Need More Than Water.

{pixabay|100|campaign} Dehydration can be a prime culprit making you feel tired and sluggish. If we admit that we aren’t drinking enough water, it’s not surprising we all feel the need for a nap.

Food & beverage trends, regulation, labeling, innovation

Daily news about food and beverage trends, food regulation and labeling, gluten-free, clean labels, GMOs, stevia, ancient grains, food M&A in North America.

Going Mediterranean to prevent heart disease

A Mediterranean-style diet has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease. In terms of healthy habits, it’s one of the best choices you can make, and adopting it into an everyday, real-life be

6 Extraordinary Ancient Excrements

We tend to think of fossils as dinosaur bones or petrified wood, but what if we told you that there's a lot we can learn from fossilized waste?Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's

The First Extinction of 2019 Has Already Happened | SciShow News

On New Year's day, we said goodbye to George the Snail, marking the first extinction of 2019, and the way things are looking, it won't be the last.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff podcast!

Neurology, Pharmacology, & Poultry | SciShow Talk Show

Dr. Genevieve Lind explains how she uses frog eggs to learn how drugs affect receptors in the brain and Jessi's chicken Goldie shows us one use for the cloaca.Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spino

Bleeding after menopause: Get it checked out

Bleeding after menopause is likely caused by a noncancerous condition, but it should always be checked to rule out endometrial cancer, the most common gynecological cancer. It’s very curable if fou

How an Army of Crayfish Clones Took Over Europe

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie: a new crayfish population made entirely of asexually reproducing, all-female clones. But is it a new species?Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a spinoff

How We Make the Coldest Things in the Universe

If you want to make atoms THIS cold, you can’t just stick them in the freezer…you’ll need to take advantage of quantum mechanics!Hosted by: Michael ArandaSciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's cal

Weekly Tips - Fighting Off the Flu and Other Nutrition News

This week some tips for fighting off those colds and the flu. nutrition advice never changes and more on the soda tax sugar debate.

Skip the Gym and Strengthen Your Whole Body

Chances are good that you can relate to how Jillian Michaels started 2019 after a roller coaster year of ups and downs. She found herself hoping for better times after the destruction of her house in

Why Is the Freezer Harder to Open the Second Time?

There’s a moment after you close your freezer door that it becomes slightly harder to open again. It might pass quickly, but it’s not just in your head.Hosted by: Olivia GordonSciShow has a spino

Infertility and regret: If only…

When reflecting on choices made when dealing with infertility, it’s easy for people to find themselves in a cyclical pattern of regret. Finding the strength to let go of such feelings can help peop

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad For You?

While scientists have debunked the notion that putting artificial sweeteners in your coffee will give you cancer, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go hog wild with them.Hosted by: Stefan Ch

Is there a place for coconut oil in a healthy diet?

With contradictory information circulating about the alleged benefits or hazards of coconut oil, it’s helpful to know more about what it is, why its use has been encouraged, and the arguments again

7 Discoveries Scientists Made by Licking Things

You probably know not to lick something unfamiliar. But there are actually a surprising number of discoveries that have been made because scientists licked things. Hosted by: Hank GreenSciShow has a

YOU only YOU are in charge of your health

{pixabay|100|campaign} USA Today ran an interesting series of articles on our ridiculous health care system or should I say our “disease care” system. While more and more Americans concerned with

Why Can't My Cat See a Treat in Front of Her Face?

Cats are known for having fantastic night vision, but why is it during the day my cats can't see the treat that I'm putting right in front of them?Hosted by: Michael ArandaSciShow has a spinoff podca

Younger kindergarteners more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

A study found that kindergarteners born in August are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and treated for it, than children born in September—but only if the school has a September 1 cutoff for

Is the Mystery of Earth's 1.2 Billion Missing Years Solved? | SciShow News

For the last hundred and fifty years or so, geologists have been trying to wrap their heads around the mystery: in some places, the geologic record just seems to jump by over billion years. And last

Can watching sports be bad for your health?

It probably doesn’t seem like watching a sporting event would be a health hazard, and for most people that’s true. However, just watching a game at home on TV can cause a person’s heart rate an

Fatty liver disease: What it is and what to do about it

Fatty liver disease not due to alcohol use affects between 20% and 40% of the US population. While most of those have a simpler form that does not cause sickness, the disease is still a significant r

Surgery for appendicitis? Antibiotics alone may be enough

While appendectomy is a very common surgery, there is evidence that treating appendicitis with antibiotics instead of surgery is an effective alternative. The post Surgery for appendicitis? Antibioti

Heart disease and breast cancer: Can women cut risk for both?

While they share many risk factors, far more women are living with heart disease than with breast cancer. Exercise and a healthy diet can cut a woman's risk for both. The post Heart disease and breas

10 Signs and Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming foods or drinks that contain harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites. It’s extremely common, affecting an estimated 9.4 million Americans each year (

The 8 Healthiest Berries You Can Eat

Berries are small, soft, round fruit of various colors — mainly blue, red or purple. They are sweet or sour in taste and often used in preservatives, jams and desserts. Berries tend to have a good

The MIND Diet: A Detailed Guide for Beginners

The MIND diet is designed to prevent dementia and loss of brain function as you age. It combines the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet to create a dietary pattern that focuses specifically on brai

5 Reasons Why Creatine Monohydrate Is the Best

Creatine has been studied extensively as a dietary supplement for many years. In fact, more than 1,000 studies have been conducted, which have shown that creatine is a top supplement for exercise per

12 Mistakes to Avoid on a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet

A balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can provide many health benefits. These diets have been associated with weight loss, better blood sugar control, a decreased risk of heart disease and a lower risk

Do Glucosamine Supplements Work for Arthritis?

Glucosamine is a popular dietary supplement used to treat osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease caused by insufficient regeneration of cartilage in joints, most often in the knees

9 Gluten-Free Grains That Are Super Healthy

Gluten is a protein found in certain types of grains, including wheat, barley and rye. It provides elasticity, allows bread to rise and gives foods a chewy texture (1, 2). Although gluten is not a pr

Why Bifidobacteria Are So Good for You

There are trillions of bacteria on and in your body, and they’re extremely important for your health. One of the most important types is called Bifidobacteria. These beneficial bacteria digest diet

13 Greek Foods That Are Super Healthy

In the 1960s, Greeks were living longer and had lower rates of chronic disease than the rest of the world. This is likely due to their diet, which was full of seafood, fruits, vegetables, grains, bea

The GAPS Diet: An Evidence-Based Review

The GAPS diet is a strict elimination diet that requires its followers to cut out grains, pasteurized dairy, starchy vegetables and refined carbs. It’s promoted as a natural treatment for people wi

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