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Sore throat: Are hot drinks better than ice pops?
As we enter the cold season in the Northern hemisphere, sore throats are starting to rear their ugly heads. But should we be drinking hot drinks or sucking on ice pops to sooth the pain
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Castor oil: 10 benefits for the face and skin
Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is used for a wide range of cosmetic and medical purposes.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Dr. YouTube ... what's your diagnosis?
TORONTO October 23, 2017 --According to Pew Research center, in 2013, about six out of ten Americans searched for health information online in the past year. With patients regularly turning to the internet for health advice, a group of researchers aimed to evaluate the educational quality of seasonal influenza videos on the user-generated, video-sharing platform, YouTube. Researchers conducted akeyword search of seasonal influenza from January 28 to Februa ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
The opioid crisis: 'What have we learned and where do we go from here'?
October 23, 2017 - Anesthesiology and pain medicine should play a leading role in developing effective alternatives and solutions to the US opioid crisis, according to the November issue of Anesthesia Analgesia --a special thematic issue presenting information on the background, problems, and possible solutions to the opioid epidemic. The special issue presents research reviews and expert commentaries on the opioid crisis--focusing on the role of anesthesi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Fish oil for arthritis: Benefits and use
Cod liver oil is traditionally believed to be healthful for people s bones. But could cod liver oil and other fish oils play a role in the treatment of arthritis
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 23
Eight home remedies for burns and scalds
Nearly everyone has experienced a burn at some point in their lifetime from cooking burns, sunburns, or even small chemical burns.
Medical News Today - Sun. Oct 22
Seven essential oils for itchy bug bites
Essential oils for bug bites can be highly effective when correctly used. These naturally derived oils target inflammation and itchiness, taking the misery out of bug bites.
Medical News Today - Sun. Oct 22
North American first: University of Guelph researchers publish scientific stud...
University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant production, helping move the industry into the realm of high-tech laboratories and evidence-based practices. Growing marijuana has been illegal for so many years that there has been hardly any scientific research up until this point on how to produce this crop, said Prof. Youbin Zheng. There has been no sc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in veterans with Gulf War illness
Researchers say they have found the first direct biological evidence of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy in the body. The findings appeared in the journal PLOS One in September 2017. A study that focused on mitochondrial DNA mtDNA included 21 veterans with Gulf War illness GWI and seven controls. In blood tests, researchers observed more lesions and more mitochondrial DNA--that is, extra copies ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Ketone salts: Do they really improve athletic performance?
Ketone salts are a dietary supplement that encourage the body to derive its energy by burning fats. This supplement is meant to promote weight loss, and some say that it might boost athletic performance. But is that true
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 20
Graviola: Benefits, side effects, and more
Graviola, also known as soursop or Brazilian paw paw, is the fruit of the Annona muricata evergreen tree. Native to tropical areas of Central and South America, it serves a dietary supplement used to treat many conditions.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 20
8 benefits of cryotherapy
Sitting in a cold tank might seem an odd path to health. But the trend, which goes by the name of cryotherapy, is becoming increasingly popular.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 20