Homeopathic remedies for asthma: Types, effectiveness, and risks
Many practitioners claim that homeopathic medicine can help with asthma. Does homeopathy help, and is it safe to use with asthma
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 17
Kidney cleanse: Does it work, 2-day plan, and risks
Properly functioning kidneys are vital for a person s overall health. Consuming certain foods, drinks, and herbs may help cleanse the kidneys.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 17
Civil War plant guide reveals 3 plants with antibiotic properties
Scientists have found that extracts from plants that people used to treat infections during the Civil War have antimicrobial activity against drug-resistant bacteria.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 17
Apple cider vinegar for gout: Benefits and other remedies
Apple cider vinegar is a sour liquid made from fermented apple products. Many people believe that it is a cure-all for a variety of health conditions, including gout, and some research does suggest that it could be beneficial.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 17
How to get rid of dark spots on black skin
People with black skin can be prone to dark spots, which may appear on the face or other parts of the body. These areas of hyperpigmentation occur as the result of sun exposure or, more commonly, develop on a previously inflamed area of the skin.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 17
6 ways to treat razor bumps fast
Razor bumps are ingrown hairs that develop after shaving or using other hair removal techniques, such as waxing or plucking. The medical term for razor bumps is pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 17
How Your Marital Status Affects Your Odds of Dying From Heart Disease
Your gender and marital status hold telling clues about your risk of dying of heart disease, a large British study suggests. It found that widowed and divorced men have significantly higher odds of death due to heart disease than women of the same marital status. But single men are more likely to survive heart failure than single women. Compared to widows, men whose spouses die have an 11 37 higher risk of death after a heart attack. Widowers with heart fa ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
'Ecstasy' shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment
An international study involving researchers from UBC Okanagan has shown that MDMA, also known as ecstasy, may be a valuable tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD . Published recently in Psychopharmacology , the study demonstrated substantial improvements in individuals who had not responded to prior treatments, explains UBCO Associate Professor of psychology Zach Walsh. This is also, he adds, the most comprehensive evaluation of the safety ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Eating blueberries every day improves heart health
Eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease - according to new research led by the University of East Anglia, in collaboration with colleagues from Harvard and across the UK. New findings published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 per cent. The research team from UEA s Department of Nutrition and Prevent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Cannabis use among older adults rising rapidly
AURORA, Colo. May 30, 2019 - Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to the drug, according to researchers. The study, the first to look at how older Americans use cannabis and the outcomes they experience, was published this month in the journal Drugs Aging . Older Americans are using cannabis ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Meditation goes digital in new clinical trial
Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed a personalized digital meditation training program that significantly improved attention and memory in healthy young adults -- a group already at the peak of brain health -- in just six weeks. The intervention, called MediTrain, utilizes a closed-loop algorithm that tailors the length of the meditation sessions to the abilities of the participants, so they are not discouraged by their initial attempts to focus ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Labels of US probiotic products lacking, researchers find
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to buying probiotics, many product labels do not give consumers enough information to make an informed decision, according to a research team led by Georgetown University Medical Center . In their study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , investigators found that of 93 different bottles of probiotics purchased from four large national probiotic retailers in the Washington, DC area, only 33 35 could be linked ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17