ashwagandha helps depression and anxiety in people with schizophrenia

Schizophrenia can impair daily functioning to the point of being disabling. And it is not easy to treat. But, emerging research on an exotic but readily available herb is creating excitement.

curcumin improves negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is difficult to treat. Drugs may offer some help to the positive symptoms like hallucinations and delusions, but they are helpless against the negative social and cognitive symptoms like apathy, lack of emotion, poor social functioning and disorganized thoughts. But where the drugs don’t help, a herb might.

hydroxychloroquine increases risk of arrhythmia and death from COVID-19

Researchers keep giving hydroxychloroquine another chance, but, despite continued promotion from nonexperts, it just keeps failing.

research shows no benefit for hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

Antimalarial drugs like hydroxychloroquine have a surprising history in times of pandemic: they keep showing up. But the case of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 gets curiouser and curiouser.

vitamin D deficiency associated with increased risk of severe infection and death from COVID-19

The research is really early, but the preliminary hope is that it might.

coenzyme Q10 increases levels of your body's antioxidants

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most important heart nutrients. New research is showing that it may also be an important antioxidant.

COPD and smoking increase risk of severe disease and death in COVID-19

Some reports have linked smoking to lower rates of COVID-19. But, here’s one COVID related reason not to smoke.

black mulberry beats estrogen for menopause

Menopause can totally interfere with a woman’s life. In the absence of any safe pharmaceutical treatment for menopause, the search for natural alternatives has taken on increasing importance for women. And now, the search may have discovered an effective, new herbal alternative to the dangerous hormones.

aspirin less effective than P2Y12 inhibitors for secondary prevention

For decades routine medical advice has endorsed aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Recent research has consistently chipped away at the justification for that advice. And now new research damages aspirin’s reputation even further.

ashwagandha improves quality of life, sleep and mental alertness in elderly

This ancient herb from the Ayurvedic tradition of India is easy to get, safe and cheap. And it is emerging as a promising new approach to insomnia.

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