Medicine

Medicine has become synonymous with drug therapy, a situation that is upsetting for patients and health care practitioners alike, and potentially dangerous. This is especially true for elderly patients, many of whom are taking multiple agents from different practitioners who tend...

the Carb-Free Bread

Bread without carbs. If dreams define generations, this may be the defining desire of the 21st century. A carb-free bread would be the ultimate way to have your cake, eat it too, and ingest none of the fraught calories, or glutens, or sugars. Maybe this is why something called “cloud...

White Rice

It took me 37 years to really start cooking white rice, and even then I felt guilty about it. Prior to cooking with white rice, I cooked so-called “whole grains”: quinoa, bulgur, brown rice. I put “whole grains” in quotes not because I doubt these things...

Carbs

We eat more than we should—even when we’re focusing on healthy foods. (Yeah, you already knew that one.) For people controlling diabetes, portion sizes of carbohydrate foods determine how much medication they need or how their blood glucose responds. Try this rule of thumb...

Depression

The number of children and teens being admitted to U.S. hospitals for suicidal thoughts or actions is more than double what it was nearly a decade ago, according to a new study.  And one expert is now warning that the “alarming trends” could persist if more isn’t...

Painkillers

A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers – such as ibuprofen – and heart attacks. The paper, published in The B Are the painkillers definitely to blame? Kevin McConway, emeritus professor of statistics...

Overall Health

The dentist may not be your favorite appointment, but it’s a necessity.  Good oral hygiene saves you from more than just tooth decay, cavities and bad breath. It is critically important because it can help prevent certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and...

fruits and veggies

If you haven’t heard by now, eating fruits and veggies—specifically two cups of fruit and three cups of vegetables per day—is an easy way to get most of the daily essential nutrients and fiber, along with lowering your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which can lead...

pesticides

People who are exposed to pesticides may face an increased risk of liver cancer, a new meta-analysis suggests. Pesticide exposure was associated with a 71 percent increased risk of liver cancer , according to the meta-analysis, which was presented on April 3 at the American Association...

Cycling

Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists. The biggest study into the issue linked using two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease. The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking...