Video: What are gallstones?

Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid, called bile, in your gallbladder. They range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball.

Overweight & Obesity

New regulator of eating behavior identified

The rapidly escalating prevalence of overweight and obesity poses a significant medical challenge worldwide. In addition to people's changing lifestyles, genetic factors also play a key role in the development of obesity.


WHO urges more countries to get tougher on trans fat

The World Health Organization said Monday that nearly half the world's population was now covered by solid rules limiting trans fat in foods and urged lagging countries to catch up.


How to maintain a healthy gut microbiome in 2024

We all know by now that the pillars of a healthy lifestyle are regular exercise, eating enough fruit and vegetables, a good night's sleep and staying hydrated. All of these things also support the gut microbiome—all the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Food risks and cancer: What to avoid

After a cancer diagnosis patients ask "Are there specific foods I should be eating or avoiding?" It's not about any one food, and it's not about one diet; it's about a dietary pattern. The dietary pattern that organizations ...

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