Skip the Fat Talk and Go Directly to Model Behavior to Avoid Fights
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Politics and religion are considered unsafe topics of conversation at holiday dinners and parties, and experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say avoiding another topic - weight - can help everyone be more merry and bright.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Why Chia, Flax and Other Super Seeds Get So Much Hype
Seeds are ultra-healthy and can be incorporated into our diets in so many ways. Like nuts, seeds are rich in protein, healthy fats, and fiber, as well as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Go Nuts for a Cracking Addition to your Diet
A recent study showed that the health benefits of nuts were such that eating a handful daily could reduce the risk of death from any cause by 20pc compared with not eating nuts Recently, it was reported in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine that the health benefits of nuts were such that eating a handful daily could reduce the risk of ... (more)
Heart Failure After a Heart Attack Is Driven by Immune Cells Made in the Spleen
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Damage to heart muscle caused by a heart attack turns on immune cells in the spleen that accelerate heart failure, according to a study in mice published recently by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the journal Circulation Research .
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Washington Post
Q&A: The facts about flax
Question: I hear that incorporating flax into my eating plan is healthful. I see flaxseed oil, ground flaxseeds and whole flaxseeds available.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
International Business Times
Functional Foods and Obesity
Foods can be regarded as functional if proven to affect beneficially one or more target functions in the body, beyond adequate nutritional effects, in a way relevant to improved state of health and well-being, reduction of risk of diseases, or both.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Observer & Eccentric
Livonia woman celebrates 108th birthday
When she was 105, Mary Motsinger of Livonia took a bad fall, hit her head hard and got a big blood clot on the brain.
'Middle-class' drinkers flood wards
'Middle-class' drinking habits are behind much of a steep rise in alcohol-related hospital admissions, a consultant has said.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Baxter Bulletin
Ruth Ann Clayton: Get a little nutty about your diet
Nuts have had an undeserved bad reputation. For years we have avoided eating nuts thinking they would make us gain weight.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Chia boom: With 239% growth, chia category set to hit $1 bn by 2020
Driven by demands from the cereals, snacks and beverage categories, and growing at a whopping 239%, is there anything to stop the rise of chia? Chia is a nutritional powerhouse packed with protein, fiber, the short-chain omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid and antioxidants as well as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Long-term unemployment may accelerate aging in men
Men who are unemployed for more than two years show signs of faster ageing in their DNA, a new study has found.
Drawing on AME Zion legacy, West Alabama Conference looks to the future
The sanctuary of Big Zion A.M.E. Zion Church is photographed Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Mobile, Ala.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
ALA offers free home assessments for children with asthma
The American Lung Association in Delaware offers free home assessments for families with children 18 years and under who are living with asthma.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
The Star Online
Bright start to life with breastfeeding
By the time your baby is six months old, she should be given semi-solid or solid food to complement breast milk.
Nutrition Breakthroughs Shares Studies on Vitamins for Beautiful Skin
Before discussing these, let's take a look at some of the factors that can cause skin dryness, wrinkles, blemishes or spots.
Sat Nov 09, 2013
'Bama Greeks in $202 million building boom
President Barack Obama is hitting the greens with a former NBA star at the private Florida golf club where "Caddyshack" was filmed.