“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

High blood pressure ages our brains faster

People whose blood pressure falls at the higher end of the normal recommended range might still be at risk of accelerated brain ageing, suggests a new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) found that optimal blood pressure helps our brains stay biologically six months younger than our… Read More »

Vegan Smokey Cashew Queso Dip

Spice up your next snack session with this delightfully-dippable Vegan Smokey Cashew Queso Dip! It’s no secret at this point that we here at NS are big-time fans of snacking. We also believe that the best healthy snacks include recipes that not only taste delicious but also check some of the nutritional boxes. Using lightly… Read More »

People with HIV with suppressed viral load and higher CD4 counts unlikely to need a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Multiple chronic conditions, older age or the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine might increase the need for a third dose People with HIV with well-controlled viral load on antiretroviral treatment have similar levels of antibodies to HIV-negative people after two doses of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and in most cases will not need a third dose, Canadian researchers report.… Read More »

Lunging Somewhere?

Lunges are a great bodyweight exercise that you can do anywhere.  Both forward lunges and reverse lunges have many things in common, they also offer unique benefits.  Both the forward and reverse lunges target the glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves, and core.  Forward and reverse lunges are unilateral exercises, which means they work each leg separately.… Read More »