Should you really drink eight cups of water a day?

The idea of drinking eight eight-ounce cups of water a day has been repeated for so many years, many of us use it as a goal for our water intake. This so-called standard isn't supported by science. Most of us will be fine ...

Overweight & Obesity

Water weight: How to lose it for good

Water weight. It's the bane of dieters looking to lose pounds, causing bloating, puffiness and disappointment when stepping on a scale.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Drink it anyway': Syria water woes peak in cholera outbreak

In a Syria hospital crowded with women and wailing children, Ahmad al-Mohammad writhed in pain beside his wife after they contracted cholera, which is resurging for the first time in years.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Growing cholera outbreak in Syria infects hundreds, 39 dead

A deadly cholera outbreak in Syria has killed at least 39 people and infected hundreds more this past month, health officials said Wednesday, raising concerns about whether the war-torn country can put a stop to its spread.

Oncology & Cancer

Nitrate levels in drinking water may be related to bowel cancer

The formation of cancer-causing chemicals in the gut could be at the heart of understanding how high levels of nitrate in our drinking water contribute to increasing the risk of bowel (colorectal) cancer, New Zealand researchers ...

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