Talking Health on OZY

Talking Health on OZY

Why you should care

Because January 1st isn’t the only time to make resolutions.

Here are some of our favorite health pieces from our friends over at CNN, focusing on everything from why eating breakfast may not matter to what kills people who live to 100.

  • What kills people who live to 100 - ”A record number of people are living to 100 and beyond in the United Kingdom – and worldwide. In fact, one-third of babies born in the UK in 2013 are expected to live to 100, according to their Office for National Statistics. In the United States, the population has seen similar trends. As this centenarian population grows, scientists want a better understanding of how and why those people do eventually die.” - Click here for more.

  • Why eating breakfast may not matter - ”Eat breakfast! nutrition experts have been telling us for decades. It revs your metabolism! It keeps you from overindulging at lunch! It helps you lose weight! But a new study suggests the “most important meal of the day” may not be so important - at least for adults trying to lose weight.” Click here for more.

  • Are butter, cheese and meat really that bad? - ”To eat, or not to eat?” For many people these days, that really is the question. For the past four decades, we’ve been told to stay away from red meat, dairy and cheese – foods high in saturated fats – because saturated fat is bad for the heart. But investigative reporter Nina Teicholz says that isn’t the case.” Click here for more.

  • Untreated Lyme disease: Two years of hell - ”For most people it starts with a telltale, bulls-eye rash and flu-like symptoms. It then develops into neurological problems, such as numbness in the limbs or facial paralysis, leaving the patient in excruciating pain. About 300,000 Americans each year are infected with Lyme disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number, the CDC reported last week, is about 10 times higher than they had previously estimated. But what if you never get the rash? What if you blow off your symptoms as a bad case of the flu?” Click here for more.
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