Health News

Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:30:02 PM
When we think of the health impact of a sugary diet, we’re most likely to consider health issues like diabetes, heart disease and of course weight gain and obesity. The last thing we’d ever consider is that there is a type of sugar that can actually help with weight loss, but that’s the result of […]
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:23:52 AM
Researchers have discovered the molecular basis for a therapeutic action of an ancient herbal medicine used across Africa to treat various illnesses, including epilepsy.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM
If ginger can ease menstrual cramps, what about osteoarthritis? An all too common disorder, osteoarthritis produces chronic pain and disability. The first major study, published in 2000, showed no benefit of ginger extract over placebo, but that study only lasted three weeks. The next study, in 2001, lasted six weeks and, by the end, was […]
Sunday, October 7, 2018 8:00:43 AM
Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) is the plant bay leaves are harvested from. It’s a large shrub native to the Mediterranean, where it has an illustrious history far beyond a simple addition to soups as it’s commonly used for today. Ancient Romans and Greeks believed bay leaves were a source of happiness, clairvoyance and artistic inspiration. […]
Friday, October 5, 2018 12:30:26 PM
Most of us know that antibiotics, our so-called best weapon against superbugs, are slowly (and sometimes quickly) losing their effectiveness against many bacterial infections, putting people at a serious risk of contracting an untreatable or even deadly infection. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have stated that the threat of superbugs and […]
Friday, October 5, 2018 3:00:00 AM
“For many years, the RDA [recommended daily allowance] for all vitamins were based on preventing deficiency, with a margin of safety,” but the minuscule amount of vitamin C needed to avoid scurvy, for example, is not necessarily the ideal intake for optimal health. What might the optimal intake of vitamin C be? To find out, […]
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 3:00:24 AM
The tight correlation among countries between the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children and cow’s milk consumption didn’t account for Iceland. Indeed, studies correlating dairy intake in children and adolescents with the incidence of type 1 diabetes deliberately excluded the Icelandic data. Why? Is it because of genetics? Perhaps, yes and no. The people […]
Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:00:40 AM
Inositol plays a role in many bodily processes. Therefore, it has been studied for its potential health benefits.
Friday, September 28, 2018 11:00:02 AM
Almost everyone … hiccup … has a certain involuntary … hiccup … spasm from time to time. For most people, hiccups usually go away within a few minutes, and we don’t give them another thought. But what actually causes these inconvenient … hiccup … muscle contractions? Here’s everything you ever needed to know about hiccups […]
Friday, September 28, 2018 3:00:02 AM
Type 1 diabetes, which typically strikes children and young adults, is an autoimmune disease in which our own immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of our pancreas. Untreated it’s deadly, but even with well-managed insulin replacement, it may shorten life expectancy by a decade. “Families are devastated when a child receives a diagnosis […]
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