Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘It’s faster than the bus’ and other reasons why people cycle to work Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists. The biggest study into the issue linked using two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease. The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. The team in Glasgow said cycling took no willpower once it became part of the work routine – unlike going to the gym.Read More →

Youd be hard pressed to find someone who doesnt like coconuts. They are furry spheres of deliciousness, after all. Coconut water though is pointless it doesnt have any clear health benefits and its just a saltier version of normal water. Then theres coconut oil. Its the latest cooking fad, and people all over the Web are claiming that its much healthier than any other oil out there. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, coco-nutcases, but according to the American Heart Association (AHA), it is just as unhealthy as butter and beef dripping. According to a key advisory notice published in the journal Circulation one whichRead More →

Scientists say even just 2.5 portions daily can lower chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists. The findings of the study led by Imperial College London may dismay the two in three adults who struggle to manage three or four portions perhaps some tomatoes in a sandwich at lunchtime, an apple and a few spoonfuls of peas at dinner. All of that is good because a daily intake of even 200g, orRead More →

The American Health Care Act, the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan, passed the Houseof Representatives on Thursday. What counts as a preexisting condition that could get you denied coverage under the new plan? A lot. The billraises concerns, especially from patient advocacy groups and physicians, that under the AHCA, people with preexisting conditions will once again find health insurance inaccessible. Preexisting conditions were a term used by insurance companies before the Affordable Care Act to classify certain diseases or health problems that could deny a person insurance coverage or make their coverage more expensive than those whowere considered healthy. Before the ACA An estimated 27% ofRead More →

What counts as five-a-day? The conclusions were made by pooling data on 95 separate studies, involving two million people’s eating habits. Lower risks of cancer were linked to eating: green veg (eg spinach) yellow veg (eg peppers) cruciferous vegetables (eg cauliflower). Lower risks of heart disease and strokes were linked to eating: apples pears citrus fruits salads green leafy vegetables (eg lettuce) cruciferous veg The researchers do not know if eating even more fruit and veg would have even greater health benefits as there is little evidence out there to review. Dr Dagfinn Aune, one of the researchers, said: “Fruit and vegetables have been shownRead More →

Despite being able to appreciate art, fake cry and understand basic physics, it takes infants years to see clearly. Eye clinic Clinic Compareworked with a consultant atMoorfields Eye Hospital in London to develop a GIF that shows how babies learn to see the world around them every month for their first year on earth. It shows that children cannot really focus on their parents’ faces, even close up, until they’re around three months old. Even then, a child’s vision doesn’t fully mature until they’re almost two. Angunawela told Business Insider that, from the moment a child opens their eyes for the first time, the visualRead More →