Zika is yet again in the news. It seems the scary virus is making its way all over the U.S. – and that's alarming doctors everywhere. Recently, the FDA has announced that all donated blood in Zika-active states should be screened for the virus. Even if Zika spreads to your state, there are things you can do to boost your natural defenses against the Zika virus.
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Do you believe that Alzheimer’s disease is inevitable? Think again, as neurologists are discovering that by following their recommended Alzheimer’s disease prevention tips, that you can greatly reduce the odds of suffering from this disease.
Gastrointestinal symptoms affect approximately one in five people and are often treated with a variety of over-the-counter medications that vary in their effectiveness and can cause side effects. A natural remedy called perilla has recently been found to provide significant relief in several studies.
Here’s one shocking reason why getting a second opinion is so important to your finances and your health.
Your liver is amazing, called into service 24/7 to filter and process blood, detoxify harmful substances from food and other environmental sources, manufacture blood clotting proteins, metabolize nutrients, and more. You’ve gotta love an organ that does all that essential life-supporting work!
Are you one of the many smokers who view vaping as a healthy alternative to cigarette smoking? If so, then you may want to know about the risk of “Popcorn Lung” disease from your vaping habit.
Many people spend 40 or more hours per week working in buildings, and the air quality of those work spaces—whether they are green offices or non-green offices—can have a significant impact on brain function. In fact, if you are having productivity problems at work, air quality may be a culprit.
The workplace has a greater impact on your health than you may think. In addition to stress, anxiety, and the mental illnesses that are rampant in the office, there are also several physical ailments that can affect you. The workplace has been blamed for many illnesses including frequent colds from workplace germs, heart disease as a result of workplace stress, lack of sleep due to stress, eye strain from your computer and many others.
Recent studies suggest sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on health. A new study shows fidgeting when we sit could help keep us healthy, but there are some barriers that still need to be addressed perhaps in the workplace.
Most consumers of health care have at least one story to tell about how they have experienced an illness and were misdiagnosed. A new report highlights the urgency of finding ways to curb the incidence of diagnostic mistakes that researchers say will get worse unless changes are made urgently to reduce errors.
University of Texas Health Science Center researchers are exploring the use of therapy dogs in the intensive care unit to help elderly patients heal. Investigators from UT Health are launching a study that they expect will scientifically prove dogs can help ICU patients recover from disease.
Long ago, Native North Americans didn’t have insect and mosquito spray to ward off these pests, but they did have a natural remedy called sweetgrass. Now scientists say they have identified the active substances in this Native American answer to mosquito repellent.
How often have you seen these statements? “Drink more water!” “Stay hydrated!” “If you do not drink eight glasses of water a day, you are not getting enough fluids!” Although you know the human body needs water to thrive, you do not see many concerns about safe, healthy drinking water in first-world countries. This is considered to be a non-issue. However, many homes have drinking water that is not sanitary or is contaminated.
Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and host of Medicine on Call is highlighting the role of the food industry and health care reform. George says there is a direct correlation between obesity and chronic illnesses that stem from the food we eat that is being ignored by the government.
Researchers have discovered that clothes and jewelry are linked to people’s emotional states. In addition, formal wear has a strong connection to a person’s mood. Although you may not notice how much your outfit or jewelry affects you on a daily basis, scientists have found that your attire can reveal your state of mind.
Researchers from University of Exeter and Tokyo University of the Arts recently explored why people make music. Is making music more than just individual expression?
Researchers have shown for the first time how fructose affects our brain in ways that could be contributing to diabetes, obesity and more.
A study from Queen Mary University of London analyzed online dating and the art of attraction. The researchers found specific factors in a person’s profile could influence interest. They determined that multiple elements play a role in attraction, and the right profile can make a difference.
As we enter vacation season, concerns about what to pack should also be accompanied by awareness of mosquito-borne diseases. Chikungunya is one such disease, so here’s what you and your family should know about it.
Researchers are trying to understand more about bacteria in the gut and how diversity of microbes promote or adversely affect our health. A new study suggests Western lifestyle might be the culprit for disappearing bacteria in our intestines that can have implications for health.
Probiotics are touted for their health benefits. Some evidence suggests taking supplements or eating foods containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), such as yogurt, can help stave off respiratory infections, boost immunity, aid weight loss and more. Researchers have been trying to understanding how so-called friendly gut bacteria work to keep us healthy.
Cornell researchers warn that negative messages about health may be counterproductive. Instead of instilling fear about unhealthy lifestyle practices, people are more likely to be happier and healthier from positive messages.
Doctor's appointments can be stressful and sometimes frustrating. It can be particularly overwhelming if it is your first visit. Here are some helpful tips to make your experience smoother and more pleasant.
If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.
More research shows sitting for too long can shorten lifespan, even for those who hit the gym every day. The finding means it's important to get up and move frequently to prevent chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer and more.
Perhaps you are familiar with the idiom, “don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” This popular saying is a lighthearted way to highlight a serious fact: approximately 330,000 cases of hand bites are seen in emergency departments each year in the United States, and these injuries have the potential to be serious.
Decorative contact lenses can be a fun way to change your look without a long-term commitment, but the FDA has issued a new warning about fake lenses on the market. There are beautiful lenses available from multiple brands that are safe. However, the fake contact lenses must be avoided because of potential eye problems.
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