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Ronke Idowu Reeves

Ronke Idowu Reeves
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Ronke Idowu Reeves is a writer and journalist who hails from Brooklyn, NY. Her news and entertainment stories have appeared on WABC-TV-New York, Fox News Channel, VH1, BET.com plus in Sundance Film Festival's Sundance Daily Insider and People Magazine.

The Deadly Foods We Enjoy vs. The Ones We Should Actually Be Eating

The read-em-and-weep list of delicious-but-not-so-good-for-you foods includes processed meats like bacon, bologna and hot dogs, whereas the 'good food' list recommends nuts and plenty of omega-3 enriched foods.

Older People Who Exercise Are More Likely to Survive Strokes: Study

A study says that if you exercise regularly during your 40s, your brain could benefit by having blood vessels as healthy as a 16-year-old's by the time you're in your 70s.

Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble Launches New Hair Vitamin

Read our interview with Kim Kimble, hairstylist to stars like Oprah and Beyoncé, and creator of a new hair health supplement in gummy form.

Prebiotics May Improve Sleep and Relieve Stress: Study

A new study shows that consumption of prebiotics — found in foods like, asparagus, oatmeal and legumes — can help good gut bacteria and promote better sleep patterns after a stressful event.

Chronic Stress Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity

Researchers measured cortisol levels in hair samples of obese people and discovered that these levels were much higher in the participants.

These Silver-Infused Sheets May Fight Bacteria While You Sleep

Silvon bed sheets are the high-tech, yet cozy solution to preventing bacteria from building up in bed and prolonging the amount of time between washes.

Beauty Mirrors Have Officially Entered the Tech Age

The Hi Mirror is a high-tech beauty mirror that analyzes skin conditions and determines and personalizes at-home treatments and products.

This Innovative Pillow May Prevent Sleep Wrinkles

The pillow's design reinforces good sleeping habits, not wrinkles.

Eating Just One High-Fat Meal Can Damage Your Metabolism

You may want to avoid that burger or pizza meal; just one high-fat meal has been found to adversely affect your metabolism.

Vegetable Oils May Cause Fatigue, Migraines and Dementia

Plaque buildup is a known precursor to serious neurodegenerative diseases, and while other oils carry this trait, vegetable oil is the type with which it's most prevalent.

New Chocolate Pill Claims to Cut Risk of Dementia and Heart Attack

A new chocolate supplement pill can help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and dementia.

This Song Was Especially Designed to Make Babies Happy

The "Happy Song" was expertly engineered to make babies feel joyful and happy.

Pillow Talk: Here Are the Best Pillows for Beauty and Health

Take a closer look at these four beauty pillows, specifically designed to maintain the youthful, healthy-looking appearance of facial and neck skin.

Emotionally-Aware Robots May Soon Be Caring for Grandma and Grandpa

While they will not be replacing human caregivers, scientists are hoping that these robots will soon be able to assist seniors with everyday tasks like taking medication and offering companionship.

Salmon Sea Lice Infestation Leads to Price Spike

Salmon farmers are looking into various ways to combat the sea lice infestation, as well as alternative farming methods, in the hopes of avoiding millions in lost revenue and increasing supply.

When Keeping Weight Off Is Hard, Here Are 3 Exercises to Help

Weight loss results in metabolic rate decline, which means burning fewer calories at rest. These exercises help keep the weight off by targeting leg muscles that affect metabolic rates.

New C-Section App May Shorten Hospital Stays for New Mothers

The helpful and cost-effective app was designed with the goal of empowering and informing women who are scheduled to undergo a C-section.

‘Sickbit’ App Aims to Detect Illness 24 Hours in Advance

The idea behind this wearable device is that if most people had a half day notice that illness was imminent, they could better plan for the sickness and ultimately their recovery.

5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Before reaching for that supplement bottle, consider eating more of these five delicious foods to boost your immunity and fight disease.

Common Ingredient in Toothpaste May Cause Cancer: Study

A popular ingredient widely used in toothpaste, chocolate, sweets, chewing gum and biscuits might cause cancer, according to a new study.

Are You a Facebook Fanatic? It Might Be in Your Genes

A new study says that some people are genetically programmed to be overly drawn to social media.

Psst…Have You Heard? Gossiping May Actually Be Good for Your Health

It turns out that not all gossip is entirely bad, considering such chatter releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin which researchers link to forming beneficial social interactions.

Sitting Too Much Can Speed up the Aging Process

When the association between exercise and sedentary behavior was explored, it showed that swapping sitting time with even light activity had great positive long term effects on one's health.

Salmonella Could Be Used to Fight Brain Cancer

This strain of bacteria, most associated with food poisoning, shows promising results when tested against tumors consistent with glioblastoma.

Playing Instruments May Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age

A new study found that playing an instrument could have beneficial effects for prolonging cognitive processes as we age.

Women May Be Vulnerable to Cocaine Addiction Due to Menstrual Cycle

Research has revealed that because of higher estrogen levels, women are more susceptible to cocaine addiction during their menstrual cycle.

New Blood Test Can Reveal Just How Well You’re Aging

Analyzing biomarker signatures in the blood offers insight into a person’s risk for developing age-determined diseases and even death.

High Doses of Vitamin C Injections Shown to Kill Cancer Cells

Researchers are studying the effects of high doses of vitamin C, injected intravenously, on cancer cells in patients with pancreatic and lung cancer.

These Mediterranean Plants May Fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Both prickly pear and brown seaweed plants have medicinal properties that could prove beneficial for treating and even preventing these degenerative brain diseases.

Here’s Why More Moms Cradle Babies on the Left Side

"Positional bias" can help to explain this evolutionary behavior seen in humans and other mammals.

Doctors Discover Brain Inside Teen’s Ovary

Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.

Forget Something? Your Brain May Be ‘Resting’

Have you ever walked into a room only to immediately forget why you're there? Here's what a new study suggests about working memory.

Chicken Tenders Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

Have you purchased frozen chicken breast tenders recently? Check to see if your product is involved in this recall.

Removing These Cells Could Help People to Regrow Hair

Manipulating these cells may be the key to preserving organs and fighting the aging process.

The Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women

Research shows strength training workouts decrease a woman's risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and that the timing of workouts during a woman's menstrual cycle makes a difference in efficacy.

Vital Updates Top 10 Stories of 2016

2016 was filled with health and wellness stories that informed and inspired our readers to lead healthier, more productive lives.

Childhood Poverty May Lead to Poor Adult Psychological Health

A study says people who experience poverty in childhood are more apt to have psychological challenges as adults.

Did Debbie Reynolds Die of Broken Heart Syndrome?

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.

5 Spices With Brain Health Benefits

There are plenty of supplements that claim to improve your brain health, but there are also many natural remedies that you can find in your spice rack.

Carrie Fisher’s Death Shines Spotlight on Women’s Heart Health

The sudden and shocking death of Carrie Fisher has put the topic of heart disease back center stage in women’s health.

Brain ‘Adulthood’ Continues to Baffle Scientists

When it comes to brain development, scientists say there is no final maturity — our brains are constantly changing as we age.

Doodling Boosts Your Brain, Improves Memory and Focus

If you’ve ever had a teacher or boss who told you to stop scribbling on your papers, you’ve just been vindicated.

This Breathalyzer Could Be Used to Detect Diseases, Cancer

The technology of breathalyzers has progressed, from detecting the amounts of alcohol in someone’s blood, to now — diagnosing illness.

Eating This Spicy Ingredient May Help to Fight Breast Cancer

Research has found that an active ingredient found in chili peppers may help to fight breast cancer.

Social Media Could Be Sabotaging Your Sex Life

A new study says social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are making people feel less confident and secure about their appearance.

Saunas May Lower Risk of Dementia and Heart Disease

Finnish researchers found that men who used a sauna four to seven times a week were 66 percent less likely to be diagnosed with dementia.

5 Images That May Instantly Calm You

There are five types of images that can ease your mind. So get comfortable, kick back and relax.

New Study Weighs in on Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Diets

In the age-old battle between low-carb diets and low-fat diets, a new study says low-carb diets may be the winner.

Social Support Can Increase Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Socially isolated patients in the early stages of breast cancer were at a higher risk of dying from the disease, according to a study.

Eat These Foods Instead of Meat to Help You Feel Full

Researchers say eating beans and peas are more filling than a meat-based diet and can contribute to significant weight loss.

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