Spirituality May Be Tied to Easier Cancer Course

Cancer patients who report more religiousness or spirituality may also experience fewer physical symptoms of cancer and treatment and more social connection, several new papers suggest Continue reading

Conquer Blood Sugar for Weight Loss and Better Health

If you ate too many sugary treats during the holidays, sugar cravings may still be dancing in your head. Those cravings often mean your blood sugar is out of balance, putting you at risk for weight gain and diabetes. Luckily, you can shrink your sweet obsession and trim your waistline with some easy, natural solutions that tame blood sugar. Continue reading

Americans Are No Longer the Tallest People

Average height provides one of the best indications of a population’s overall health. Until the last few years, U.S. citizens were the world’s tallest and enjoyed better health than the people of any other nation. Things have changed, though. Now, western Europeans’ height exceeds that of Americans, and the difference is growing larger.

If there’s any question about the connection between height and health, consider that longevity has also decreased during the same time that height has dropped. References vary, but the usually-reported figure is that the United States is between 28 and 38 in the world for life expectancy, behind nearly all western European nations.

Having spent most of his professional life poring through historical records of height, Professor  Continue reading