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Avocado oil for skin: 8 benefits and how to use it
While avocado oil is best known for its uses in cooking, it can also contribute to skin care. The oil is an ingredient in many types of creams, moisturizers, and sunscreens.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
5 best essential oils for varicose veins: Which work best and why?
Varicose veins or spider veins can arise from aging, pregnancy, or sitting down for too long. They also tend to run in families. Along with medical treatments, a person may want to try home remedies for varicose veins, including essential oils.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
Apple cider vinegar and diarrhea: Causes and side effects
Apple cider vinegar has become popular as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Can it cause diarrhea, or might it be used to treat it
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 23
COPD: Tai chi a 'viable alternative' to standard treatment
A new study published in the journal Chest has revealed that the ancient martial art is just as effective as pulmonary rehabilitation for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 16
Synthesizing a deadly mushroom toxin
The death-cap mushroom has a long history as a tool of murder and suicide, going back to ancient Roman times. The fungus, Amanita phalloides , produces one of the world s deadliest toxins 945 -amanitin. While it may seem ill-advised, researchers are eager to synthesize the toxin because studies have shown that it could help fight cancer. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society how they overcame obstacles to synthesize the deat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Diet, Exercise Can Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Exercise and healthy eating can counter the harmful side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Androgen-deprivation therapy suppresses testosterone and other male hormones that drive prostate cancer growth. But suppressing those hormones leads to loss of muscle mass and strength as well as increased body fat, which puts patients at risk for diabetes, heart disease and other health problems, the Ohio State University research ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 13
How to prevent pimples: 15 tips to eliminate acne
Acne is a common skin disorder that can result in several types of blemish. Some include pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. There are many ways to prevent acne.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 9
Is meditation the answer to cognitive decline?
In a study endorsed by the Dalai Lama, individuals who regularly meditate were followed over 7 years. The authors conclude that meditation can enhance mental abilities and protect against age-related cognitive decline.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 9
Review of vitamin D research identifies ethical issues in placebo use
WASHINGTON April 5, 2018 -- Since World War II, medical ethics in research studies involving human subjects have shifted significantly. Despite this important growth, ethical issues remain. Nutrition supplementation research does not have guidelines around the use of placebo groups in clinical trials, posing ethical issues. A team led by Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS, director for the Integrative Medicine Program at the George Washington University School of Medic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Black spots on the lips: 13 causes
Noticing black spots on the lips may lead to concern or self-consciousness, but they are usually nothing to worry about. A variety of factors can cause them.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
Whiteheads on the nose: How to get rid of them
Whiteheads are a common form of acne. They present as a white bump under the skin s surface. These blemishes are firm and do not pop when squeezed because the pore is closed.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
Baking soda bath: 10 benefits and risks
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a household staple with many different uses, including baking. Adding baking soda to a bath may help detox the body or relieve itching, irritation, or infections.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5