Your Healthy Tip for the Day
Studies suggest chili can do everything from reducing blood pressure to clearing up sinus inflammation. But the hottest research revolves around the fact that it's one of the best weight loss foods out there. Fiery capsaicin, the compound that gives chiles their signature kick, has been shown to increase body heat, boost metabolic rate and decrease appetite. Try some on your kale.
Daily Mail: Smoking is Even More Dangerous Than Thought
"Five diseases and health conditions not previously linked to smoking are now thought to be caused by the habit, scientists claim.The link between cigarettes and lung disease, some cancers, artery disease, heart attacks and stroke is well documented. But scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine have identified smoking is also linked to significantly increased risks of infection, kidney disease, intestinal disease caused by inadequate blood flow, and heart and lung illnesses not previously attributed to tobacco." Click here to read more.
TELEGRAPH: Kate Middleton Speaks About Children's Mental Health
"The Duchess of Cambridge has made it her mission to break down the 'stigma' surrounding children's mental health by recording a video message for a week of charity events on the subject. She believes the 'overwhelming' challenges faced by children today leave some 'struggling to cope,' leading to depression, anxiety, self-harm and addiction." Watch the video right here.
Herald Sun: Frozen Berries Hepatitis A Scare Widens
"Up to nine people in Australia have now been hit with hepatitis A from contaminated frozen berries. And the food scare that saw frozen mixed berries pulled from supermarket shelves is ripe for a class action, a Melbourne law academic says." Click here to read the full story
CBS: Teens Are More Sleep Deprived Than Ever
"More than half of kids aged 15 and older would need to sleep at least two hours more each night to meet recommendations for adequate rest, heightening concerns about the impact on their health and academic performance. That's according to researchers who analyzed the University of Michigan's annual 'Monitoring the Future' national surveys of youth behavior." Click here to read the full story.