Wellness

Is This Iconic Vegetable Contaminating Your Kitchen?

Kale has made headline after headline, with reporters raving over how healthy it is. Foodies and health nuts alike can’t stop talking about all of its wonderful qualities. But it might be contaminating your kitchen, cutting surfaces, and other produce. Kale may also be problematic if you’re taking certain meds, or if you have a thyroid condition. Quick Read: Kale may...

What’s Really Causing That Lingering Cough?

It may be spring — winter illnesses having fled — but some people are continuing to fight a nasty cough. Lingering congestion or coughs aren’t usually much cause for concern, but some cases do require medical attention. We have a breakdown of what could be going on if you’re over your cold or flu but that cough just won’t...

Will This Sweet Treat Be on Your Adult Snack List?

Jelly bean lovers may be in for a big surprise. The creator of Jelly Belly has started a new company, Spectrum Confections, that sells CBD-infused jelly beans. Yes! Jelly beans are moving to the adults-only category. Will they be on your shopping list? Quick Read: The creator of Jelly Belly has started a company, Spectrum Confections, selling CBD-infused jelly beans. The...

Why Do My Snack Foods Contain a Chemo Drug?

Asparaginase is a chemotherapy drug used to treat blood disorders and diseases like acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In the last decade, food manufacturers have found another application for this enzyme. They’re putting it in baked and fried potato snacks. But is it safe? And why exactly are food processing companies adding a chemotherapy drug to your snack foods? We wondered,...

Mysterious Fungal Infection Spreading Across U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans about an emerging drug-resistant fungus that presents a serious global threat. As of March 29, 2019, the fungal infection, Candida auris, has been clinically confirmed in 617 patients. Most of the reported cases have been in New York, New Jersey and Illinois. As many as 1,050 other patients may...

The Link Between Depression and Heart Disease

One out of every four deaths in the United States can be attributed to heart disease. Heart disease is so common, in fact, it’s safe to say the condition can be coincidentally present in people with other health disorders. But when it comes to depression, the pairing may be more than just coincidence. Quick Read: We’re learning that depression and heart...

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This One Trick May Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Women have been conditioned to believe they need to wear bras, not just for support, but for aesthetic reasons as well. While wearing bras...