Daily aspirin is unnecessary for older people in good health, study finds A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that many elderly people are taking daily aspirin to little or no avail Uses, benefits, and risks of aspirin Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is commonly used as a pain reliever […]
Voyagerix via DepositPhotos Did you know that about 1 in 3 Americans has high blood pressure? It’s a staggering statistic, especially considering that it can lead to deadly conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and even sudden cardiac arrest. So, if you are in between doctor’s visits and suspect that there may be something awry, […]
A new combination drug may have the potential to revolutionize hypertension treatment worldwide, after a clinical trial has declared it safe to use and very effective. A recent clinical trial has confirmed that a new pill can treat hypertension more effectively than traditional therapy. In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George […]
Vinegar kills tuberculosis, other mycobacteria The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers reports. It is possible that acetic acid could therefore be used as an inexpensive and non-toxic disinfectant against drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria as well as other stubborn, disinfectant-resistant […]
Does Artificial Food Coloring Contribute to ADHD in Children? The FDA maintains dyes are safe, but some studies have linked them to hyperactivity in children Kraft Macaroni & Cheese—that favorite food of kids, packaged in the nostalgic blue box—will soon be free of yellow dye. Kraft announced Monday that it will remove artificial food coloring, […]
How the microbial environment affects susceptibility to asthma or food allergy has become a primary area of modern allergy focus. At the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunnology (AAAAI) and World Allergy Joint Congress in Orlando, FL, comparisons between extreme urbanization with poverty in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela, and the very rural […]
Anxiety and depression “block” 10-15% of Italians every day, a top Italian psychologist and therapist said Friday. The two conditions “result in Italians being less efficient socially, on their jobs and in personal relations,” said Federico Zanon, vice president of the Psychologists’ Welfare Agency (ENPAP).