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Zika Virus Developing Into A Global Public Health Emergency- According To WHO

A meeting conducted on 1st February 2016, by the WHO, concluded that the outbreak of the Zika Virus Plaguing large parts of Central and South America, needs to be treated as a major public health emergency, and mandates international co-ordination[i] This consensus was reached largely based on the strong co-relation between the Zika Virus and [...]

New Research Shows That Men’s Sexual Health Supplements Are Not As Effective- Or Safe As Claimed

A report published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine had revealed that common over the counter remedies available to enhance men’s sexual health may not be as effective as claimed- or even safe for that matter. The report comes at a very important time; since as much as 40-70% of men experience symptoms of erectile [...]

Teenagers Who Use Cannabis At Higher Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia

Research conducted and published in the Journal Cerebral Cortex[i] revealed that exposure to cannabis (marijuana) during the adolescent years contributed to significant schizophrenic-like changes in the brain. The results from these findings could be particularly troublesome, since according to the National Institute Of Drug Abuse[ii], as much as 15% of kids in the 8th grade [...]

New Study Demonstrates Use Of Light Therapy May Be Very Effective In Treating Year-Round Depressive Illness

In an 8 week trial conduced in Canada[i], it was discovered that the use of light therapy was effective in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), whether it was used alone, or in conjunction with popular anti-depressant medications, the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) The use of light therapy in treating seasonal affective disorder [...]

Use Of Certain Anti-Biotics Linked To Higher Risk Of Cardiac Disease

In a meta-analysis of 33 studies conducted, encompassing over 21 million patients, Chinese researchers, led by Su-Hua Wu, MD identified the positive association of macrolide antibiotic use, and the incidence of cardiovascular death and ventricular arrhythmias[i]. It was revealed that the use of these macrolides was associated with a 242% higher incidence (2.42 fold) of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]