Alcohol

When it comes to alcohol and heart health, the back and forth between findings can leave you feeling dizzy: One study concludes that drinking is good for your heart, but then another says it’s best to say no. At least part of this back and forth comes from a central problem...

Allergy

Nearly 100 million people suffer from allergies and asthma, with symptoms ranging from the occasional sniffle to debilitating headaches and additional pains. While taking traditional medicines and altering your lifestyle can offer some relief, new alternative treatments like biofeedback,...

Ibuprofen

Taking ibuprofen to ease a headache may seem like no big deal, but Danish researchers caution against overdoing it. A study in the European Heart Journal suggests that ibuprofen, one of America’s most popular painkillers, raises a person’s risk of cardiac arrest by 31%. Other...

Brazil Yellow Fever Cases

Brazil’s Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died. An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases are under investigation. During the current outbreak...

B vitamins protective effect

B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests. Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supplements may “completely offset” the damage caused by very fine particulate matter. The scientists...

Zika Virus To Heart Problems

For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults. The evidence so far is only in eight people in Venezuela, and is not enough to prove a link. It’s also too soon to know how often this might be happening. The biggest...

Zika Virus

The impact of the Zika virus on infected Canadian travellers was “more severe” than expected, say researchers. A new study looked at Canadians returning from trips to Zika-affected regions who sought treatment at a national network of travel clinics. Researchers examined...

Overweight

Exercise may cancel out the heart risks of being overweight or obese if you’re middle-age, a new observational study in the Netherlands suggests. The research, published Wednesday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, found that normal-weight, overweight or obese...

Weight Loss

As March rolls around, your New Year’s weight loss resolutions may be in the rearview mirror. If so, you’ll have plenty of company: According to a study conducted by the Statistic Brain Research Institute earlier this year, only 9.2 percent of people surveyed felt they were...

Sugar

There’s yet another reason to ditch the sweet stuff: scientists have found Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by excess sugar. A new study has established a “tipping point” link between the blood sugar glucose and the disease, meaning people with high sugar diets could...