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Are Prebiotic Sodas Worth the Hype? Examining Their Health Benefits

Are Prebiotic Sodas Worth the Hype? Examining Their Health Benefits

Prebiotic sodas like Poppi, Olipop, and Culture Pop are gaining popularity as healthier alternatives to traditional soft drinks. Dietitians agree that these sodas are better options than regular sodas due to their lower sugar content and reduced caloric density. However, the health benefits, particularly concerning gut health, are still under scrutiny. Comparing Prebiotic and Traditional … Read more

FDA Approves RSV Vaccine For Adults Aged 50 and Over

Washington Post

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved GSK’s respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for adults aged 50 and older who are at higher risk of severe RSV. This makes it the first RSV vaccine authorized for this age group. Previously, the vaccine was only approved for adults 60 and older. Clinical Trials and … Read more

Major Soda Recall: Chemicals and Dyes Linked to Health Risks

Major Soda Recall: Chemicals and Dyes Linked to Health Risks

Multiple products from the Charles Boggini Company have been recalled due to undeclared chemicals and preservatives, including a dye linked to cancer. This recall, announced by the FDA, affects four beverages widely sold in restaurants across the United States. Recalled Products and Health Risks The recall targets the company’s Pink Lemonade, Cola Flavoring Base, Yellow … Read more

Can Diet and Exercise Slow Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can Diet and Exercise Slow Alzheimer's Disease?

People with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease may be able to slow their cognitive decline through diet and exercise, according to a new study. The study, published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, found that participants who adhered to a daily mix of aerobic exercise and a mostly plant-based diet experienced slower cognitive decline. In contrast, memory and … Read more

Here Are 5 Effective Solutions to Excessive Sweating

Here Are 5 Effective Solutions to Excessive Sweating

As temperatures soar, so does the challenge of dealing with excessive sweating, a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Dr. Scott Walter, a board-certified dermatologist based in Denver, sheds light on this common issue and shares valuable solutions. The Scope of Hyperhidrosis Hyperhidrosis affects approximately 220 million people worldwide, constituting nearly 3% of the population. Despite its … Read more

Norovirus Outbreak Hits Celebrity Cruises, Here’s What You Need to Know

Norovirus Outbreak Hits Celebrity Cruises, Here's What You Need to Know

A recent Celebrity Cruises voyage was marred by a norovirus outbreak that left nearly 70 passengers ill. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 68 of the Celebrity Summit’s 2,264 guests, along with five crew members, reported symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. The cruise, which operates week-long Alaska voyages between Vancouver and … Read more

The Carnivore Diet Craze on TikTok: Experts Break Their Silence.

The Carnivore Diet Craze on TikTok: Experts Break Their Silence.

TikTok has become a breeding ground for health and fitness trends, with the latest craze being the carnivore diet. Influencers, many without formal nutrition or medical training, are promoting a diet that consists entirely of animal products, often focusing solely on meat. Viral Carnivore Diet Trend While these influencers tout various benefits, licensed health experts … Read more

What Are Bruises? Causes, Healing, and Remedies

What Are Bruises? Causes, Healing, and Remedies

If you’ve participated in a contact sport, been in a car accident, engaged in a physical altercation, or even bumped into furniture at night, you’re likely familiar with bruising. While bruises from such incidents are often expected, Dr. Cory Fisher, a family medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic, advises that unexplained bruising, especially on your face, … Read more

How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets? This is What the Experts Have to Say.

How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets? This is What the Experts Have to Say.

There’s no better feeling than slipping into bed with a set of freshly cleaned sheets. However, while it might be tempting to delay the chore of washing your bedding, it’s crucial to understand the importance of maintaining clean sheets. Over time, your bedding accumulates dirt, sweat, and oils, creating an environment ripe for microorganisms that … Read more

Protecting Your Smile: Beyond Candy – Foods and Drinks to Watch Out For

Protecting Your Smile: Beyond Candy - Foods and Drinks to Watch Out For

While candy is notorious for damaging teeth, it’s not the only culprit. Registered dental hygienist Whitney DiFoggio warns that some seemingly innocent foods and drinks can be just as harmful. The Worst Offenders for Your Teeth According to cosmetic dentist Dr. Lana Rozenberg, sugary or acidic drinks are among the biggest culprits. This includes sodas, … Read more