Health

Regular consumption of spicy foods linked to lower risk of death

Eating spicy food more frequently as part of a daily diet is associated with a lower risk of death, suggests a new study published in The BMJ this week. The association was also found for deaths from certain conditions such ...

Health

Eat spicy, live longer? Study says yes

Like a fiery finish to dinner? Then you'll be glad to know that a recent study suggests people who eat hot, spicy foods regularly may live longer.

Cardiology

Study shows children’s chest pains rarely a concern

(Medical Xpress) -- A new study published in Pediatrics shows that chest pains in children are rarely a cause for concern and are not usually a sign of an underlying heart condition. More often than not, the chest pains children ...

Health

Expert tips for holiday feasting without the heartburn

Special foods are among the pleasures of holiday celebrations. On the negative side, for people with digestive diseases or those who overindulge, holiday feasting can quickly produce the food version of a hangover. James ...

Health

The real red hot chili peppers

(HealthDay)—Variety is often called the spice of life. Now it turns out that an actual spice—chili peppers—may be the key to a longer one.

Health

Spicy food may curb unhealthy cravings for salt

Chinese subjects who enjoyed spicy foods appeared to eat less salt and have lower blood pressure, potentially reducing their risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal ...

Neuroscience

Citizens help researchers to challenge scientific theory

Science crowdsourcing was used to disprove a widely held theory that "supertasters" owe their special sensitivity to bitter tastes to an usually high density of taste buds on their tongue, according to a study published in ...

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