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Drugs Cocktail

More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late, when it has already ravaged the immune system, leaving people vulnerable. To counter this, researchers tried prescribing a cocktail of drugs at the start...

The Healthiest Ice Creams

Even though I’m a dietitian, I still scream for ice cream, gelato and other refreshing frozen treats – especially on sweltering summer days. I’ve always noticed that eating a scoop of ice cream, froyo or my favorite novelty (ice cream sandwiches, anyone?) instantly takes me...

Coffee

Drinking three cups of coffee a day may help you live longer, according to a study of almost half a million people from 10 European countries. The research, published in the journal the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests an extra cup of coffee could lengthen a person’s...

Walking

Scientists at New Mexico Highlands University discovered that pressure waves, created when we walk, can increase the supply of blood to the brain, improving brain health and function. Professor Earnest Greene and his team used ultrasound to calculate blood flow to the brains of...

Mayonnaise is classic. That thick, creamy stuff evokes memories of toasted white bread, processed cheese, and juicy sliced tomato. In sandwich town, it’s a sin to go without it – it’s also a little sinful itself. At 90 calories per tablespoon and 10 grams of fat;...

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of...

Herbal Tea

Doctors in Italy suspect that a man’s herbal tea habit may have played a role in his psychosis. Specifically, the 25-year-old had been drinking four cups a day of tea made with St. John’s wort, the doctors report in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. His friends brought...

Olive Oil

We all know a drizzle of olive oil goes a long way when it comes to cooking, and it’s also a beauty and skincare staple. The superfood is touted for its nutrients, like potent antioxidants and fatty acids, making it nature’s gift for better health. Now, researchers at...

Celiac Disease

In response to a strict gluten-free diet, celiac disease symptoms are more likely to go away in children than in adults, researchers say. The study team found “faster and greater rates of improvements for most gastrointestinal (GI) and extra-intestinal manifestations of celiac...

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...