Health

Bald men more than twice as likely to develop severe COVID-19 infection

LUGANO, Switzerland — There are plenty of risk factors which place people in greater danger from COVID-19. From old age, to obesity, to heart and respiratory issues, the list seems to grow all the time. Now, scientists say the gene which leads to male hair loss...

Is it possible to lose a pound a day?

If you’re trying to lose weight, it may sometimes seem like a time-consuming process. In fact, it often takes weeks, months, or even years to achieve your long-term weight loss goals. For this reason, you may wonder whether there are ways you can lose weight more...

Unvaccinated Americans more comfortable returning to public activities than those with one dose

Adults who have received at least one dose are less likely to eat in a restaurant, travel abroad or go to the gym than their unvaccinated peers Being vaccinated against COVID-19 has given some Americans the confidence to return to many aspects of their pre-pandemic lives....

Mass. Poll: Parents, will get your 12- to 15-year-old vaccinated?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday approved use of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15. Pfizer insists its vaccine is 100 percent effective for kids in the aforementioned age group, according to The Boston Globe. “This is a watershed moment in our ability...

Bananas: Weight loss benefits confirmed

When the time comes to get in shape and burn off some stomach fat, picking the right foods to incorporate into your weight loss regimen proves crucial. Even if an item appears healthy on the surface, it might hold some nutritional secrets that hamper weight loss...

Regular exercise may protect against dementia

Regular exercise can improve brain function and may protect against dementia in middle-aged and older adults, with women benefitting almost twice as much as men, according to new research. The study used longitudinal data to investigate the physical activity behavior and cognitive function of 16,700 Europeans...

BMI calculator metric: Woefully outdated and flawed

With the release of the COVID-19 vaccines, body mass index (BMI) is a trendy topic these days. Some states are including BMI, along with age and pre-existing health conditions, as an early qualifier for receiving the vaccine because obesity has been connected to more severe cases...

Our obsession with body size is a threat to public health, says study

Anti-fat bias and weight-loss fixation — including among doctors — is a problem that must be remediedThe study’s findings were surprising, even to its organizers.Led by researchers at the CDC and the National Cancer Institute, the study examined roughly 30 years of data collected from tens...

160 exercise statistics you should know

Running, cycling, Pilates, at-home workouts — the list of exercise options is pretty much endless. Thanks to constant improvements in streaming services and other fitness technology, exercise is accessible to more people than ever, in studios and living rooms. Yet the number of adults who don't get the...

Weight loss: Is it 75-90 percent diet?

Obviously, most people lose weight by implementing a combination of dietary and exercise regimens. However, is watching your diet of greater consequence than physical activity when wanting to shed pounds? Hence, is it more detrimental to splurge on a diet day than stay in bed and...