Month: November 2012

Girl sleeping in bed

Am I Burning Calories While Sleeping?

While quietly sleeping someone who weighs 150 will burn at least 95 calories per hour, and if you weight 115 you will burn 42 calories in that same hour. Calories burned during sleep are used to sustain vital functions in the body. Monitoring and maintaining your internal temperature, repairing cells and pumping blood are some […]

Bare Crib Is The Only Safe Crib

New parents are in constant struggle to do the best for their babies. Lacking confidence and experience, they would try just about anything to make sure that their babies are safe and healthy. One particular worry is sudden infant death syndrome, which takes thousands of babies every year for no discernible reason. So, when the […]

Diabetes Diet

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million Americans or more than eight percents of the population has diabetes. Most have type II diabetes, and they got that way because of their unhealthy lifestyle, particularly poor diet. It makes sense, then, to look for the right diet to make things manageable. Being diagnosed with diabetes […]

What Makes You Allergic To Peanuts?

Food allergies are affecting more than 15 million Americans – 6 million of them children. Of all common allergies, allergy to peanuts is one of the most common. It can be quite difficult to keep your kid away from peanuts, which are often part of many foods. The consequences can be serious and uncontrolled allergy […]

Pros And Cons Of Regular Checkups

It has been drilled into our brains since early childhood that regular health checkups are necessary and can prevent many diseases. Scientists now say that they might be more harmful than useful. The study A group of scientists analyzed data on about 180,000 people, from a number of sources. Their conclusion is that regular physicals […]

Pros And Cons Of Cesarean Sections

According to the CDC National Vital Statistics Report, every third American mother is giving birth by Cesarean Section. That is about 32 percents of births in the USA. The research shows that the optimal number, which is good for mothers and babies, is below 10 percents. So, why are American mothers having so many Cesarean […]

ill man coughing

Coughing Up? What Color Is It?

Coughing is common and most of the time you do not worry too much about it. But, if what you cough up is green, brown or red, something more serious is going on and you should see your doctor as soon as possible.

Not In A Mood For Romance? Check Your Diet

If you find yourself frequently not in a mood for romance and you are basically healthy, your diet might be at fault. Just like there are foods that boost our desire and improve performance, some foods have the opposite effect.

Eat Fish, Not Supplements For Your Omega-3 Fatty Acids

If you are sick and tired of hearing about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, you are not the only one. We all know that omega-3 fatty acids play very important role in normal growth, development and the function of the brain. They are also known to protect you from the heart disease. So, if […]

Boosting Self-Control With Sugar

Lacking self-control is at the roots of many of our troubles: eating the entire tub of ice cream, watching TV instead of studying, quitting school because it was too hard etc etc. We would love to have more of it. The new study found that gargling some sugared water might help with it.