Health, Fitness & Food

Researchers have consistently shown that there is a strong association between what we eat and our health. For instance, studies show that the dietary intake of flavanols and procyanidins are associated with cardiovascular health. Flavanols are bioactive compounds that can be found in many foods such as apples, blueberries, grapes, pears, and cocoa. A flavanol
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Thomas Kurian, CEO of Alphabet’s Google Cloud, speaks at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Account reps from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical record systems, have started calling customers with a clear message: We will not be pursuing
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a joint news conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto in East Room of the White House in Washington, October 2, 2019. Leah Millis | Reuters Anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List launched a $52 million effort on Friday to support President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, a day
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Pro-choice supporters pose for photos outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Planned Parenthood will spend $45 million to support candidates in favor of abortion rights, the largest electoral program of its kind in the group’s history. The money will
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Jen Horonjeff, a patient with an auto-immune disease, wore a hospital gown on stage during her panel at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in Jan. 2020 to remind attendees to focus on patients. Thousands of health executives descended on San Francisco this week for the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to pitch their companies, forge
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David Katzman, CEO of SmileDirectClub stands with founders Jordan Katzman and Alex Fenkell as the company debuts its IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, September 12, 2019. Lucas Jackson | Reuters SmileDirectClub stock rose 15% on Monday after it announced that it will start selling its teeth-straightening products to dentists and orthodontists. The
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A technician at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. David L. Ryan | The Boston Globe | Getty Images Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has reached a deal with the U.K. government to provide its late-stage cholesterol drug, inclisiran, to patients at high risk of a heart attack, the company announced Monday. The drug,
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Kids were more likely to choose healthy foods versus unhealthy foods after watching a 10-minute cooking show clip showcasing fruits and vegetables. Is your child eating too much junk food? Wondering how to get your kids to eat healthy? According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, children are more
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New evidence published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases suggests a positive association between exercise and gray matter volume in regions of the brain already linked to cognitive decline and aging. Fifty million people are affected by dementia worldwide.  Consequently, there is a significant amount of research focused on dementia
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Anne Viola-Krase, a Virta Health patient Anne Viola-Krause Anne Viola-Krause has been taking medication for her diabetes for more than a decade. In 2016, her doctor recommended that she up her dose, but Viola-Krause felt reluctant because of the side effects. Viola-Krause is one of more than 30 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, which
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Pedestrians walk past a Walgreens store in New York. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance missed Wall Street earnings expectations Wednesday, sending shares south by more than 3% in premarket trading. Here’s what Walgreens reported for its fiscal first quarter ended Nov. 30 compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based
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Goop CEO Gwyneth Paltrow speaks onstage at In goop Health Summit Los Angeles 2019. Neilson Barnard | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Netflix announced that the six-episode series on Gwyneth Paltrow’s luxury lifestyle brand Goop will be released later this month. The announcement came with what some are calling a “terrifying” first trailer and
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Under pressure from the White House, the Food and Drug Administration gave premium cigar-makers and importers a win last week, indicating it may spare the industry from costly regulation set to go into effect this spring. The premium cigar industry is facing a May deadline that requires all new tobacco products to obtain regulatory clearance
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New research examines the effects of consuming a high-sugar diet on fertility in healthy young men. Male fertility includes both sperm quantity and sperm quality, which is the ability of sperm to reach an egg.  High-quality sperm are generally high-motility sperm, as they move the fastest.  Many lifestyle factors influence sperm quality, including cigarette smoking,
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Amir Rubin, new CEO of One Medical One Medical One Medical, a chain of primary care clinics that touts a “technology-powered model” and has raised money from Alphabet, just filed to go public on the Nasdaq.  Founded in 2007, One Medical provides care at facilities in nine metropolitan markets throughout the country, with three more on
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Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration would consider restricting the sale of menthol-flavored vaping products if teens start using them as the agency moves to ban most other flavors, an FDA official said Friday. Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that
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