Thousands of US kids are overdosing on melatonin gummies, ER study finds

The candy-like appeal of melatonin products seems evident in the ages of kids rushed to emergency departments.

Dozens injured after ‘technical problem’, passengers ‘flew through cabin’

“Blood was on the ceiling, people [flew] and broke the ceiling of the plane ... ”

Mayo Clinic Minute: Managing respiratory illness at home

Mayo Clinic News Network – The influenza season may have peaked, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is far from over. If you or a family member has the flu or other respiratory infection, Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, says there are ways to manage most respiratory infection symptoms at home. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute "Most upper respiratory infections can be managed at home," says Dr. Ardon. That can start by...

Daily fibre supplement improves older adults’ brain function in just 12 weeks

King’s College London – A study published recently in Nature Communications by researchers from the School of Life Course & Population Sciences showed that a simple and cheap fibre supplement can improve performance in memory tests associated with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. First author Dr Mary Ni Lochlainn, from the Department of Twin Research, said: "We are excited to see these changes in just 12 weeks. This holds huge promise for enhancing brain health and...

New review unpacks what we know about junk food and 32 health issues

The new research links junk foods with a higher risk of over 30 different health problems.

Yogurts can now make limited claim that they lower type 2 diabetes risk, FDA says

CNN – In a decision nearly five years in the making, the US Food and Drug Administration has decided that yogurts can now make a limited claim that the food may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, the federal agency concluded Friday. The decision marks the first-ever qualified health claim the federal agency has issued for yogurt. Qualified health claims “are supported by scientific evidence, but do not meet the more rigorous ‘significant scientific agreement’...

Coroner calls for change after 89-year-old’s fatal vitamin D overdose

BBC News – Surrey's coroner is calling for change to supplement packaging rules after an 89-year-old's fatal vitamin D overdose. Following the death of David Mitchener, the coroner has written to the Department of Health and Social Care and the Food Standards Agency (FSA). A report said the 89-year-old had been taking vitamin supplements for at least the nine months preceding his death. Before his death, a test showed his vitamin D levels at 380, the maximum level...

5 Best Foods for Leaky Gut, According to Dietitians

EATING WELL – Leaky gut is a condition where the lining of the digestive tract becomes damaged. This allows undigested food particles, harmful bacteria and toxins to leak into the bloodstream. This can trigger inflammation and cause health issues, such as digestive problems, resistant weight loss, autoimmune disorders, joint pains, depression and chronic fatigue. However, research shows that it may be connected to a poor diet and could lead to obesity and several diseases. Generally, foods contain...

SNAP Benefits Update as Republicans Target Junk Food

NEWSWEEK – Republicans are trying to add dietary restrictions to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), demanding to cut junk food and unhealthy beverages from the benefits. The idea, spearheaded by Republican Representative Andy Harris of Maryland, is for individual states to test out limiting SNAP benefits to "only nutrient-dense foods and beverages." According to Harris, this restriction could fight rising obesity rates in the country and save money for the government, as data suggests that...

Florida man takes on bizarre challenge of eating raw chicken every day

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man has been chowing down on raw chicken daily in a bizarre challenge to find out if eating raw meat isn’t as horrifying as it seems. John, who has chosen not to share his last name for privacy reasons, has been filming himself eating slabs of raw chicken and chugging raw eggs for his 400,000 Instagram followers for more than a month now. He said he plans to eat raw...

Ketchup Canceled? McDonald’s Is Launching an “Exciting New Dipping Sauce” [Try not to laugh]

"The bold new sauce is part of an immersive and wildly unique McDonald's campaign."

Can you prevent cancer with lifestyle changes?

Mayo Clinic News Network – In the U.S., 4 out of 10 cancer cases are associated with preventable risk factors. That's according to the latest Cancer Progress Report from the American Association for Cancer Research. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and Dr. Jon Ebbert, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, says it's never too late to make lifestyle changes that can decrease your risk of cancer. Watch: Prevent cancer with lifestyle changes Mayo Clinic...

How to know if the olive oil you’re buying is actually good for you

CNN – Olive oil has many health benefits, including lowering the risk for dementia, poor heart health, cognitive decline or early death. How beneficial the Mediterranean diet staple actually is depends on how the product is harvested, processed, stored and used — in farms or mills, grocery stores and your own home. “The health benefits come from a variety of factors or components within olive oil,” said Dr. Tassos Kyriakides, assistant professor of biostatistics at the...

Customer suing McDonald’s over cheese on Big Mac

Charles Olsen is suing McDonald's after he said a misplaced piece of cheese almost killed him.
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