Wellness Articles & Stories

Early Morning Sun Exposure May Aid Us in Controlling Waistlines, Claim Researchers

Early Morning Sun Exposure May Aid Us in Controlling Waistlines, Claim Researchers

Could sunlight be employed as a tool to combat obesity? Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, seem to believe so. They publish their research in the journal PLOS One. The advantages of sunlight on human health are well-documented. In addition to providing us with necessary vi... Read More


Exercises You Can Do at Your Office

Over and over again we are confronted with this important health issue: We all need more exercise. However, the hyper-busy digitally oriented lifestyle of today - 2013 spending 8 to 12 hours hovering in front of a computer screen - 2013 makes the ideal of 30 minutes a day of exercise seem like... Read More


The Role Communities Play in Community Hospitals

The Role Communities Play in Community Hospitals

In the recent times of economic shortage communities have been striving to provide the same quality service. Empowered Medical News had the chance to meet Edward Dinan, President and C.E.O. of Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York. He spoke of the ways in which community hospitals rely on... Read More


Allergic Asthma Triggered by Bacterial Protein in House Dust

Allergic Asthma Triggered by Bacterial Protein in House Dust

A bacterial protein found in common house dust may exacerbate allergic reactions to indoor allergens. This is according to research from the National Institutes of Health and Duke University. The finding is the first to document the protein flagellin in house dust, thus strengthening the link ... Read More


The U.S. Surgeon General Envisions Optimal Medicine

The U.S. Surgeon General Envisions Optimal Medicine

Dr. Regina Benjamin, the Surgeon General of the United States, discusses Optimal Medicine as a new vision for health - a vision in which people take responsibility and care for the own health. It is a vision that sees health as a positive, not about disease or illness, but about a living a fun... Read More


What Cold and Flu Viruses Mean for the Body

What Cold and Flu Viruses Mean for the Body

Suffering with a cold or flu can often be a tiring, aggravating encounter. However, the next time your body is suffering from these viruses remember this: allowing your body to rest while allowing the cold or flu to run its course is actually beneficial to your long term health. Proponents of ... Read More


Why Our Hunger Surges with Age

Why Our Hunger Surges with Age

Essential appetite-suppressing cells found within the brain weaken over time, leading to greater hunger and increased weight-gain as we age, according to research from a Monash University scientist. Dr. Zane Andrews has discovered that these appetite control cells are attacked by free radicals... Read More


Ridding the Body of Toxic Chemicals

Ridding the Body of Toxic Chemicals

In the society of today, many toxic chemicals are make their way into our environment and become filtered into our food sources. As a result, our bodies have become a dumping ground for dangerous chemicals like acrylamide, sodium nitrate, hydrogenated oils, and phytic acid. Some people have fo... Read More


When is Cholesterol Good for You

When is Cholesterol Good for You

Cholesterol. Dangerous to our health? Yes and no. The story of cholesterol is complex. It is essential for our health. Too much can be a signifier of cardiovascular disease. But too little cholesterol also poses potential health risks. Read More


The History of Medicine: Ancient Egypt

The History of Medicine: Ancient Egypt

Modern Western medicne finds its roots in ancient Egypt. Two 3500 old papyruses are some of the first medical texts - covering magic, herbal remedies, surgery, prosthetics and even psychiatry. Read More


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