Category archives for: Health

Skipping Breakfast is a Bad Idea: Report

It’s been said for generations: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But a new report confirms this is more than just an adage relayed to kids by parents around the world: it’s advice that could save your life!

High doses of calcium supplements can ‘raise men’s heart risk by 20%’

They’re bought by the health-conscious to protect their bones against disease as they get older. But calcium supplements could be harming the men who take them by raising their risk of dying from heart disease, experts have warned. A study found a 20 per cent higher risk of death in men who take high doses. […]

Study shows gum makes your brain better at doing stuff

Parents and teachers may have to rethink their stance on gum control, with scientists reporting that chewing gum improves alertness by up to 10 percent. Research out of Japan’s National Institute of Radiological Sciences published in the journal Brain and Cognition, showed chewing gets certain areas of the brain firing faster, possibly due to increased […]

Drinking soda linked to depression

A new study found that those who drink a fair amount of sweetened sodas and fruit drinks – whether diet or regular – have an increased risk of depression. Java-drinkers, on the other hand, have a slightly lower risk of the blues. The study was presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in […]

Top 6 survival skills for diabetes

Diabetes affects millions of people and is a very serious lifelong health problem. However, keeping diabetes in control is a difficult task as more than half of the care for diabetes is self driven.

Vitamin D does not prevent colds or infections, study finds

If you’re trying to ward off the sniffles, you can take vitamin D supplements out of your shopping cart: A new study reports that dosing with the vitamin does nothing to prevent colds or other forms of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI).

ASCO: Trametinib improves survival in metastatic melanoma

For patients with metastatic melanoma with activating mutations in serine-threonine protein kinase B-RAF (BRAF), treatment with the oral selective MEK inhibitor trametinib is associated with improved progression-free and overall survival, compared with chemotherapy, according to a study published online June 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with presentation at the annual […]

Dengue Fever

According to the World Health Organization, the virus for dengue fever is the most important arbovirus to man in the world, and since Aedes has been found to transmit this virus, it has been widely studied.

Scientists Warn of New Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella

(HealthDay News) — The identification of a new multidrug-resistant strain of salmonella shows the importance of public health surveillance in a global food system, French scientists say.

Cirrhosis of the Liver

What is Cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when scarring damages the liver. This scarring replaces healthy tissue and prevents the liver from working normally. Cirrhosis usually develops after years of liver inflammation. When chronic diseases cause the liver to become permanently injured and scarred, the condition is called Cirrhosis. Cirrhosis harms […]

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