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Probiotics – Eat Your Way to Good Health

Ever since probiotics and probiotic supplements and foods made an appearance (they have been around since the 1970s officially, tough many cultures have an ancient tradition of using probiotics and naturally fermented foods) there has been news regarding their positive properties. They have been hailed practically as miracle workers for a number of problems and [...]

New Treatments for Different Heart Disorders

According to statistics collated by the CDC, at least 600,000 people die of heart disease annually. Many more suffer from heart attacks, some for the first time and others for the second. Coronary heart disease costs the country $108.9 billion yearly. What is worse is that some people are not even aware of the risk [...]

Are Herbal Medicines All They Are Supposed To Be?

While herbal medicines and alternative remedies find favor among users and also among practitioners of such therapies, there is growing concern about the efficacy of herbal medicines. However, many people who suffer from chronic or even acute conditions and those disenchanted with conventional remedies and treatments turn to herbal remedies. According to statistics released by [...]

Controversies Surrounding Statin Drugs

Statin drugs are routinely prescribed for lowering cholesterol levels, even if these are only slightly high and even more so if they are very high. After all, high cholesterol levels are a factor in heart attack. New studies and research caused the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to set fresh guidelines [...]

The Diagnostic Device That Could Take the Place of the Stethoscope

The image of a doctor with a stethoscope around his or her neck is deeply ingrained in everyone’s mind, so much so that anybody with a white coat and a stethoscope is thought to be a doctor. The stethoscope has been used for over two centuries by doctors to check all kinds of sounds within [...]

Is Sugar a Dangerous Drug?

Everybody has sugar; even people who are diabetic have some sugar in their controlled diets, knowingly or unknowingly. New research now says that sugar is actually an addictive and dangerous drug that can kill. CDC scientist says that sugar can kill Quanhe Yang, a senior scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, led [...]

Are Antioxidants Really Good for You?

Antioxidants have been widely regarded as being good for health by scientists and nutritionists, as they are supposed to combat free radicals that contribute to cancer, environmental toxins and also help treat many ailments. Antioxidants are supposed to be good for patients with  various cancers, Alzheimer’s, dementia and many other diseases. Latest news questions this [...]

Exciting and Groundbreaking Research on Stem Cell Treatment

Stem cell treatment has often been touted as the new medical frontier and there is increasing evidence that it works in different ways and is more successful as well. Stem cells are being used for leukemia, lymphoma, other blood disorders, and some solid tumors. There is research that is ongoing for stem cells usage to [...]

Various New Treatment Options for Migraine

Migraine affects millions of people worldwide – and in the U.S. alone it is reported that more than 37 million suffer from migraine according to Migraine.com. This form of what may be an extremely debilitating headache accounts for loss of productivity, man hours and health care costs that run into billions ($17.2 billion on the [...]

Does That Expensive Vitamin D Supplement You Take Actually Help?

Vitamin D is one of those vitamins that are naturally made by the body when it is exposed to the ultraviolet rays of sunlight. However, for people who live in places where sunlight is not plentiful or, even if available, cannot reap its benefits because they are protected via sunscreen, the body can easily become [...]