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Many fad diets promoted on the Internet now recommend using coconut oil, particularly for weight loss. Without ruling it out for some limited uses, heart-health specialists strongly oppose its general or routine use.
American institutions of higher education are beginning to face what is being called a crisis of hunger and housing insecurity in the ranks of their students.
If quitting sugar completely sounds completely impossible, that may be the strongest indication that you need to. The great news is you can—and soon enough not miss it at all.
The evidence is that the health benefits of avocados, eaten in moderation, far outweigh the unreasonably feared downside of their (monosaturated) fat content.
Most science-based eating plans focus exclusively on foods, that is, which foods to eat. The specialists promoting intermittent fasting look as much at when as at what.
HEALTH WARNING: A NEW REPORT speaks of widespread contamination of many brands of bottled water by small but sometimes even visible plastic particles.
Naturally occurring, mostly unprocessed sweeteners are in wide use as sugar substitutes, but even so, they need to be regarded in the context of carbohydrate intake in total.
Non-sugar food-sweeteners have been around a long time—long enough for people to have lost track of their individual merits. We wade through the confusion.
The latest “big news” on the cancer front has some cancer specialists fuming, and it’s not only about the research. It’s more about the shifting meaning of “publish or perish.”
A new test to detect breast cancer using protein biomarkers in ordinary tears promises a non-invasive, painless precursor to mammography.
Cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) are on the rise, particularly among men, and appear to be related to oral sex, often from decades earlier.
New research indicates that fat cells make chemotherapy drugs less effective. PLUS: We begin a new series about dealing with obesity: Tips Against Tipping the Scale
The Power Of Self-coaching: The Five Essential Steps To Creating The Life You Want
A proven five-step program for reconnecting with the innate capacity for happiness, The Power of Self-Coaching gives you what you need to: * Identify learned patterns of thought and feelings that are making you unhappy * Use Dr. Luciani's celebrated Self-Talk techniques to develop new, healthy ways of thinking and feeling * Eliminate boredom, hopelessness, chronic fatigue, and emotional numbness from your life * Tap your full creative, intellectual, and emotional potential and live the rich, rewarding life you want and deserve
Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do
Can computers change what you think and do? Can they motivate you to stop smoking, persuade you to buy insurance, or convince you to join the Army? "Yes, they can," says Dr. B.J. Fogg, director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University. Fogg has coined the phrase "Captology"(an acronym for computers as persuasive technologies) to capture the domain of research, design, and applications of persuasive computers. In this thought-provoking book, based on nine years of research in captology, Dr. Fogg reveals how Web sites, software applications, and mobile devices can be used to change people's attitudes and behavior.
Acupuncture for Beginners
Acupuncture is an ancient medical procedure that has been adopted by modern medicine. It is derived from traditional Chinese medicine thus it has been around for thousands of years. Traditional ancient medicine believes that the body is made up of energy called qi. Blockage of qi results to disorders and other health problems. Acupuncture uses needles to unblock all energy points in the body.There are many benefits of acupuncture and if you want to take advantage of this alternative treatment, then this book will serve as your guide.
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
A maddened creature, frothing at the mouth, lunges at an innocent victim—and, with a bite, transforms its prey into another raving monster. It’s a scenario that underlies our darkest tales of supernatural horror, but its power derives from a very real virus, a deadly scourge known to mankind from our earliest days. In this fascinating exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years in the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies.