Category: Health

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staffSeptember 8, 2017

Vegetarian diet may be as effective as medication against acid reflux

A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study ...

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staffAugust 31, 2017

Common painkillers may boost blood pressure in arthritis patients

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may raise blood pressure in patients with arthritis, a new study suggests. “The ...

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staffAugust 30, 2017

Study: Viagra may harm, not help, patients with heart valve disorder

When one of the heart’s valves goes awry, this can lead to dangerously high blood pressure in the nearby lungs. ...

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staffAugust 30, 2017

Diet study suggests it’s carbs, not fats, that are bad for you

A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head. The new research suggests that it’s not the ...

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staffAugust 24, 2017

Does autism risk reside in cells’ energy engines?

Mitochondria, the power plants of human cells, may play a significant role in autism risk, new research suggests. Not only ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

Smokers more likely to quit when cigarette prices increase

Drexel University researchers have found that smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when the price of cigarettes ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

New treatment approved for deadly blood cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration on Thursday approved the anti-cancer drug Besponsa, or inotuzumab ozogamicin, to treat B-cell acute ...

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staffAugust 18, 2017

High-cal foods may raise cancer risk in women

Women who eat a lot of high-calorie foods may face a slightly higher risk of obesity-related cancers — even if ...

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staffAugust 17, 2017

Nearly 4 million people die from asthma each year, says COPD

Two major chronic lung diseases — asthma and COPD — kill nearly 4 million people worldwide annually, a new report ...

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staffAugust 14, 2017

FDA: Potential contamination in multiple drugs, dietary supplements

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and healthcare providers not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplements ...