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FDA Updates Cases of Food-Related Heart Disease in Pets
More than 500 reports of heart disease in dogs and cats linked to some pet foods have been confirmed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The cases of dilated cardiomyopathy DCM -- 515 in dogs and nine in cats -- were logged between January 2014 and April 2019. Some of the reports involved more than one pet in a household, so the total number of pets affected is likely higher, the agency added. We know it can be devastating to suddenly lea ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
Psoriasis patients turn to alternative medicine when traditional treatments fail
WASHINGTON June 20, 2019 -- Patients with psoriasis frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms, according to survey results published by dermatologists from the George Washington University GW in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, psoriasis is chronic autoinflammatory skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells, which causes rais ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 24
Vegan vs. vegetarian: Differences, benefits, and which is healthier
Vegans and vegetarians choose not to eat meat. However, veganism is stricter and also prohibits dairy, eggs, honey, and any other items that derive from animal products, such as leather and silk.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 24
Turmeric for rheumatoid arthritis: Does it work?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term autoimmune condition that causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. Some research suggests that the spice turmeric may help relieve the inflammatory symptoms of this condition.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 24
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