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Natural Cold Remedies: What to Know
There may be no sure way to stop a cold in its tracks, but some things may work better than others.
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review
Low levels of sunshine vitamin could be a sign of illness, rather than a cause, studies suggest
Gut Bacteria Linked With Colorectal Cancer In New Study
People with colorectal cancer may have fewer “good” bacteria and more harmful bacteria in their guts than people without the cancer, according to a small new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
New study finds corn oil superior to extra virgin olive oil in lowering cholesterol
Corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil, new research shows
Coffee or beer? The choice could affect your genome
Tel Aviv University says caffeine and alcohol can change a part of DNA linked to aging and cancer
Active component of grape seed extract effective against cancer cells
A component in grape seed extract has been shown to kill cancerous prostate cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed, scientists have found.
Healthy obesity is a myth, say researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital
Obesity carries an additional risk of premature death compared to that of normal-weight individuals, regardless of the obese person’s cholesterol and sugar levels, a study from Mount Sinai Hospital
Parents don’t need to wait to let babies try potential food allergens like peanuts
Babies may eat peanuts, eggs and other potential food allergens as early as six months, Canadian pediatricians say.
Staying active all day linked to healthy aging
A generally active life, even without regular exercise sessions, was tied to better heart health and greater longevity in a study of older Swedes.
Daily dose of lycopene has great health benefits
Cancer-fighting, heart-protecting phytonutrient lycopene isn’t just found in tomatoes. You can find it in other red and orange fruits and vegetables.
High Cholesterol Fuels the Growth and Spread of Breast Cancer
A byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute report.
Study links high sodium fizzy medicines to raised heart risks
Millions of patients worldwide taking effervescent, dispersible and soluble medicines have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes because of the high salt content of such drugs, scientists said
Vitamins, minerals help AIDS patients
A DAILY dose of multivitamins and minerals in the early stages of HIV infection can delay the disease's progression by as much as 54 per cent in people who are not receiving antiretroviral drugs, a US study reveals.
High-fat diet during puberty speeds up breast cancer development
New findings show that eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk of cancer similar to a type often found in younger adult women.
A touch of garlic helps kill contaminants in baby formula
Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it’s good for your baby, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Meat, egg and dairy nutrient essential for brain development
Deficiency of asparagine synthetase caused by rare genetic disorder affects brain development
Why trans fats should be banned
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a proposed ban on trans fats, decades after the science first implicated the artificial fat in causing arterial damage and increased risk for heart disease
Drinking coffee significantly improves blood flow, study finds
Researchers found that drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improved blood flow in the fingers of 27 healthy adults.
Better diet tied to higher quality of life in old age
Older adults who follow dietary guidelines tend to have a better quality of life and less trouble getting around and taking care of themselves, according to a new study.
People who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts each day showed a 20 percent reduced risk of dying from any cause over three decades
Study linked a daily handful of any nut to 20 percent reduction in death risk over 30 years
Take Aspirin at Bedtime to Better Protect Your Heart, Study Suggests
A new Dutch study suggests that people who take aspirin at bedtime might get more protection against heart attacks or strokes.