drugs-gabapentinoids-don't-help-back-pain

Evidence continues to mount that pharmaceutical painkillers that are used for back pain do more harm than good. . . .

meat and seafood increase risk of colon cancer

Want to give yourself the best chance of never getting colon cancer? Recent research has very persuasively added to the abundant evidence that vegetarian diets prevent colon cancer. And now, a new study adds even more evidence that, if you don’t want to get colon cancer, you might not want to eat meat . . . .

vitamin D prevents preterm births

Preterm births (birth before 37 weeks instead of 40) are still very common, and they can lead to complications. The World Health Organization estimates that the number is 15 million a year and rising and says that preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death for children under five. Shockingly, the United States has the sixth highest rate of preterm births in the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that preterm births affect one out of every ten infants in the United States, and the number may actually be as high as 12%. In Canada, the rate is 7.8%.

But new research suggests a very safe, simple and effective solution. . . .

acupuncture helps neuropathy from diabetes HIV and carpal tunnel syndrome

Neuropathy is the medical term for nerve damage or malfunction. The damage can be caused by many conditions from diabetes, infections, autoimmune diseases, vitamin deficiencies and toxicity to chemotherapy and more. Treating neuropathies has proven to be difficult. So researchers set out to see if acupuncture might be a solution. . . .

pomegranate juice prevents free radical damage from exercise and improves recovery time

Although exercising is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle, strenuous exercise increases free radical damage in the body. Antioxidants could protect against this negative effect of exercise. Since pomegranate juice is a powerful antioxidant, researchers studied whether drinking pomegranate juice could protect exercisers from free radical damage. . . .

vegetarian diet especially vegetables prevent prostate cancer

Diet is a little discussed but crucially important consideration in preventing prostate cancer. Now a new study shows that eating more plant foods protects you against prostate cancer. . . .

vegetarian and Mediterranean diets prevent gallstone surgery

Several studies have shown that vegetarian diets prevent gallstones (Br Med J 1985; 291(6487):11–12; Gut 1988;29(11): 1511–1515; Scand J Gastroenterol 1997;32:953-8; Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69(1):120-6). Several studies have shown the benefit of a Mediterranean diet. Now, a new study shows that features of vegetarian and Mediterranean diets prevent gallstones. . . .

magnesium treats depression

Depression is so common and so debilitating that it is always encouraging when a new treatment emerges. A new study has discovered the safe, simple and inexpensive possibility that magnesium offers quick and effective relief. . . .

ginger aromatherapy treats post-operative nausea

Ginger is the best treatment in the world for nausea. And now it turns out, you might not even need to take it: just sniff it! . .

cranberry prevents urinary tract infections from prostate cancer radiation

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. Men who have their prostate cancer treated by radiation—pelvic external beam radiotherapy—are at increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Cranberry is an important treatment for UTIs. This controlled, but unblinded, study wanted to determine whether cranberry could prevent UTIs and decrease the need for antibiotics in men undergoing radiation for prostate cancer. . . .

 

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