Can supplements help keep depression at bay?
New research investigates whether taking nutritional supplements and changing dietary habits can help prevent depression.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Baking soda and lemon: What are the health benefits?
Baking soda and lemon juice combinations have become a popular home remedy. Some people claim that baking soda and lemon juice can improve the skin, treat heartburn, and whiten teeth.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
10 tips for managing psoriatic arthritis in cold weather
Psoriatic arthritis can flare up during the cold winter months. People can often relieve their symptoms with various remedies and lifestyle changes.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Can CBD oil get rid of acne?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound present in the Cannabis sativa plant. It is only one of over 100 compounds in cannabis, but it has many potential health benefits. Can CBD oil also treat acne
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the nasal spray medication esketamine -- a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine -- for use against severe depression. Sold as Spravato, the fast-acting drug becomes the first new type of medicine approved in years against an illness that plagues millions of Americans. In a statement, the FDA said Spravato should be used in conjunction with an antidepressant pill and is meant only for pe ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 18
Inhibiting post-translational modifications may lower oxidative stress in the ...
Retinal pigment epithelial RPE cells are a pigmented cells present in a monolayer outside the retinal. These cells are essential for absorbing scattered light in the eye and maintain visual function. As a person ages, these cells can die without, causing age-related macular degeneration AMD , a blinding eye disease that affects more than 30 million people worldwide. Oxidative stress-induced RPE cell senescence is considered as one the greatest risk factors ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
NUS study: Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline
A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore NUS has found that seniors who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 per cent reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment MCI . A portion was defined as three quarters of a cup of cooked mushrooms with an average weight of around 150 grams. Two portions woul ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Green tea cuts obesity, health risks in mice
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. Mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming study of green tea s potential benefits in people at high risk of diabetes and heart disease. The benefits seen in the new study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry , appear to ste ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms
Could an ancient Chinese practice come to the rescue for women struggling with menopausal symptoms New Danish research suggests that -- for some women at least -- acupuncture might bring relief. Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use [hormone therapy] to ease hot flashes, sleep issues or mood swings, said a team led by Kamma Sundgaard Lund, from the department of public health at the University ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 4
Marijuana dispensaries associated with rise, then decline in some neighborhood...
Ten states and the District of Columbia now allow the sale, possession, and use of marijuana for recreational purposes, and 33 states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana. Critics argue that marijuana dispensaries are magnets for crime. A new study found an association between marijuana dispensaries and increases in rates of crime and disorder in neighborhoods in Denver, Colorado, shortly after Colorado commenced legal retail sales of marij ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid misuse
A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a study led by researchers at UCSF. The study, published Feb. 20, 2019, in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , tracked the impact of a program for low-income, at-risk patients with chronic pain at Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic , in San Francisc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries
Although anecdotal sources and academic studies show that yoga can boost a person s well-being, some may need to use caution. A new study suggests that certain yoga poses can lead to bone injuries in people with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4