Longer breastfeeding tied to lower risk of liver disease

(Reuters Health) – – Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests. Breastfeeding has long been tied to health benefits for women, including lower risks for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. The current study focused on …

Just a Little Weightlifting Can Help Your Heart

By Maureen Salamon | HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An hour or less of weightlifting each week might significantly cut your risk of heart attack or stroke, new research suggests. Evaluating nearly 12,600 adults over more than a decade, scientists found that small amounts of resistance exercise weekly were linked to …

Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain

(Reuters Health) – – A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup of nog seems to have helped participants get through the holiday season without gaining weight. The trial in the UK recruited participants in November and December of …

Half a million tests and many mosquitoes later, new buzz about a malaria prevention drug

Most malaria drugs are designed to reduce symptoms after infection. They work by blocking replication of the disease-causing parasites in human blood, but they don’t prevent infection or transmission via mosquitoes. What’s worse, the malaria parasite is developing resistance to existing drugs. “In many ways, the search for new malaria drugs has been a search …

The best Cyber Monday beauty deals you can get right now: Ulta, Sephora, and more

Cyber Monday sales have dropped across retailers, and this year’s deals are incredible. Here at Reviewed, we test thousands of products each year, so whether you’re shopping for stocking stuffers for your mom or best friend, if you want to be the bell of any holiday ball, we’ve compiled some of the best deals on …

Cases of rare, polio-like condition in U.S. highest since 2016

A rare, polio-like condition has sickened 116 people in the United States so far this year, the highest number of cases since 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. CDC officials have said they do not know what causes acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, which affects the nervous system and …