vitamin C increases bone mineral density and reduces risk of osteoporosis

This morning I took a gram of vitamin C to prevent a cold I felt coming on. Who knew I was building my bones?

giving antacids or antibiotics to babies increases risk of childhood allergies and asthma

Fussy babies who spit up frequently are often given antacids like Zantac or Pepcid, and it is very common to give babies antibiotics. But, though both practices are common and thought of as harmless, are they really?

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of breast cancer

This healthy diet can actually improve your chances of never getting breast cancer.

polyphenols reduce risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease and from any cause

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, eating more of this ingredient might keep the grim reaper away!

spearmint improves memory, sleeping and mood in old age

Normal aging is, unfortunately, associated with a worsening of memory. This type of memory loss, known as Age-associated memory impairment (AAMI), also seems to come with sleeping worse and mood issues. Could a simple mint help?

Rhodiola rosea helps men with premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is a very common problem. For many men, it happens some of the time; for some men, it happens most of the time. It is a frustrating problem for which solutions are few. But, now there may be safe, effective herbal help.

DASH diet rich in fruit, vegetables and whole grains prevents depression

New research shows that you can diet against depression. And now we know what the diet is.

acupuncture is effective for pain

A recent article in the British Medical Journal asked whether doctors should recommend acupuncture for pain and then presented the argument for both sides. However, the argument against acupuncture suffered from three important flaws.

vegetarian and Mediterranean diets proven for weight loss and preventing cardiovascular disease

These two diets are great for losing weight and for reducing your risk of heart disease, which is not surprising because they have a lot in common.

opioids less effective than Tylenol or NSAIDs for pain

It’s been a very bad couple of years for pharmaceutical painkillers. Study after study confirms that they don’t work while having significant side effects. The news has been bad for acetaminophen (Tylenol) and for NSAIDs like Aspirin. Now the bad news keeps coming in on opioids.

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