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Are Vitamin and Mineral Supplements a Safe Bet?

Are Vitamin and Mineral Supplements a Safe Bet? It's a question that many individuals around the world ask, "Should we take vitamin and mineral supplements or are they a complete waste of money"? According to Stacey Zawacki, there is no simple answer. She explains that "everyone is unique" and that it's up to a registered dietician to find... Read More

Male Cardiovascular Disease Risk Rises with Consumption of Calcium Supplements

Male Cardiovascular Disease Risk Rises with Consumption of Calcium Supplements Males who consume a high intake of calcium supplements appear to have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease death. This is according to research from the National Cancer Institute and reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors noted that women do not appear to be impacted in the same way. Read More

Early Childhood Asthma Affected by Pollen Exposure during Pregnancy

Early Childhood Asthma Affected by Pollen Exposure during Pregnancy A woman being exposed to high levels of pollen late in pregnancy can elevate a child's risk of early asthma. This is according to a group of researchers at Sweden%u2019s Umea University. Read More

Complementary Medicines Could Replace Hormone Replacement Therapy for Postmenopausal Symptoms

Complementary Medicines Could Replace Hormone Replacement Therapy for Postmenopausal Symptoms Herbal and complementary medicines could be recommended as an alternative treatment option to hormone replacement therapy in women experiencing postmenopausal symptoms. This is according to a review published in The Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Read More

Mixing Prescription Drugs with Herbal Supplements Can be Dangerous

Mixing Prescription Drugs with Herbal Supplements Can be Dangerous Certain herbal and dietary supplements can create potentially dangerous drug interference, especially those who take medication for cardiovascular or nervous system issues. These study results are a part of an extensive new research review published in the International Journal of Clinical Pra... Read More

Ancient Foot Massage Technique May Ease Cancer Symptoms

Ancient Foot Massage Technique May Ease Cancer Symptoms Led by a Michigan State University Researcher, a new study offers the strongest evidence yet that reflexology can aid cancer patients in managing their symptoms and performing daily tasks. Reflexology is a type of specialized foot massage that has been practiced since the age of pharaohs. The ... Read More

Chinese Medicine Slows Progression of Diabetes

Chinese Medicine Slows Progression of Diabetes Traditional Chinese herbal medicines show promise for stalling the progression of prediabetes to an official diagnosis of diabetes, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Prediabetes is a condition involving the elevation of blood sugar lev... Read More

DHA and EPA Fish Oil: What are the Differences?

DHA and EPA Fish Oil: What are the Differences? When you purchase fish oil, you may observe different companies tout how much DHA or EPA is contained within their product. Although both have benefits, you may want to consider the unique properties of each to address different aspects of health. EPA offers anti-inflammatory effects while DHA... Read More

Herbal Remedy May Contain Carcinogen, According to Geneticists

Herbal Remedy May Contain Carcinogen, According to Geneticists In a report that pinpoints the striking genetic alterations caused by an herbal compound, investigators had uncovered a direct link between aristolich acid - used in a traditional herbal remedy - and upper urinary tract cancers.The researchers claim their results also demonstrate the power of ... Read More

Microscopic Hazards to Watch for in Your Home This Winter

Microscopic Hazards to Watch for in Your Home This Winter We typically associate allergies with spring and summer, when high pollen counts fill the air and leave allergy sufferers sniffling and sneezing. However, winter brings its own microscopic hazards, with dust mites and mold spores creating misery for a whole new set of sufferers. Read More

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