Day 8: Treat Yourself (Occasionally)

Craving something sweet—or salty—but think you can’t have it if you are trying to lose weight? Actually, having a small treat every day may help you stick to your diet. Research in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that a small daily treat didn’t sabotage weight-loss efforts. Some under-150-calorie snacks to try: a […]

Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 5: Treat Yourself (Occasionally)

Slimming down for summer isn’t about depriving yourself—it’s about making small changes that you can stick with. If you’re craving something sweet—or salty—but think you can’t have it if you are trying to lose weight, think again! Having a small treat every day may help you stick to your diet. Research in the Journal of […]

Could Botox be used to treat severe asthma?

“Botox is commonly used to smooth out wrinkles, but new research suggests it could be used to help asthma sufferers,” the Mail Online report. While early results seem encouraging, the research being reported on is still at proof of concept stage. For most people, asthma can be controlled using conventional treatments such as inhalers. However, some people’s asthma […]

Stem cells to treat lung disease in preterm infants

Advances in neonatal care for very preterm infants have greatly increased the chances of survival for these fragile infants. However, preterm infants have an increased risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a serious lung disease, which is a major cause of death and lifelong complications. In a new study, researchers evaluated the safety and feasibility […]

Can vitamins be used to treat ADHD in adults?

“Vitamins ‘effective in treating ADHD symptoms’,” BBC News reports, saying that a wide range of nutrients, including vitamin D, iron and calcium, may improve brain functioning. The BBC’s accurate report summarises the findings of a trial in which 80 adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were given either capsules containing a mix of vitamins and […]