Are your calcium supplements actually useless?



Many of us swallow vitamin supplement pills each day, including calcium for bone health. Clinical guidelines on osteoporosis recommend supplementation with calcium especially for those who are at high … [Read more...]


Statins and diabetes



Some antidiabetes drugs are said to increase risk for cardiovascular disease. Can it also be true the other way around? That is what the JUPITER (short for Justification for the Use of Statins in … [Read more...]


Aspirin: good for the heart, bad for the tummy



Aspirin or acetyl salicylic acid has been around for more than 100 years. It has gone from a simple headache and fever remedy to the wonder drug that it is today, used in the treatment and prevention … [Read more...]


Accidental eye injuries: causes and prevention



How's this for statistics to make you think seriously about protecting your eyes: More than a million people in the US have eye injuries each year. Accidental eye injury is one of the leading … [Read more...]


Obesity and surgery



Obese patients and their doctors may face special challenges when undergoing and performing surgery. Health experts warn that health care provider should not underestimate the risks but on the other … [Read more...]


Can your pulse rate predict your heart attack risk?



Researchers and scientists are continuously searching for ways to predict who is most likely to have a heart attack and who isn't. French researchers report this could be as easy as measuring a … [Read more...]


Preeclampsia may not just be a temporary pregnancy complication



Preeclampsia belongs to a group of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Other related disorders are pregnancy-induced hypertension and toxaemia. These conditions can cause life-threatening pregnancy … [Read more...]


Synthetic HDL has potential to control cholesterol levels



Two main types of cholesterol are found in our body, the low density lipoprotein (LDL) and the high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. LDL is considered to be the "bad" cholesterol and should … [Read more...]


Antioxidant supplements: do they work?



Resource post for December In an era when people are becoming more and more health-conscious, vitamin pills are becoming more and more popular. Millions of people are swallowing vitamin supplement … [Read more...]


Resource article for July: Alcohol and CVD Part I



Part I: The Health Benefits of Alcohol - "Eat, drink and be healthy" Drinking alcohol has been linked to a wide range of health effects, ranging from the very good to the very bad. A post in June … [Read more...]


Know your diagnostic tools: coronary calcium scan



What is a coronary calcium scan? A coronary calcium scan is a diagnostic tool that looks for the calcium deposits in the walls arteries of the heart. Why calcium? Calcium can accumulate on the … [Read more...]


How earthquakes can affect your heart and your health



In the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake in China, we can only imagine the trauma that the victims and their families went through - trauma that will probably stay with them for the rest of … [Read more...]


Health Advantages and Risks of Dieting



Nearly everyone thinks that dieting would be a good idea. For many, it is. A recent study showed that the average American now consumes about 22% more calories than those of only a generation ago. … [Read more...]


Skin Cancer: The Naked Truth



May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin Cancer includes Basal Cell Carcinoma Squamous Cell Carcinoma Melanoma Last month Battling Cancer covered Melanoma in an exclusive post you can find in … [Read more...]


The M Word



Melanoma A type of cancer that forms in the melanocyte cells, which are the cells that form the melanin or pigment of the skin. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, but is the most … [Read more...]


Schizophrenia Diseases



By Robin Kumar Lim Schizophrenia (literally "split mind") is often thought of as a split or dual personality. However, this disease is best defined as a disorganization of normal thought and feeling. … [Read more...]


Smoking Marijuana And The Risks Of Schizophrenia



By Christian Shire Only a philosopher could discover that the human being is completely absurd since this fact means that humanity is totally crazy. A psychiatrist could not come to that conclusion … [Read more...]


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