Vitamin D: Recent Findings and Implications for Clinical Practice

24 Oct 2022

Dr Joann Manson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director of the Vitamin D and Omega-3 trial (VITAL), the largest randomized clinical trial in the world speaks about the recent research (particularly randomized clinical trials) of vitamin D supplementation and the implications for clinical practice. For a long time, vitamin D […]

The Right Order to Use Your Skin Care Products

14 Oct 2022

If you use a number of different skincare products, you may wonder what order of use offers the best results. Some skin care brands offer product lines that outline the best order for each of its items. Even if you are using different brands, you can apply your skincare products in the correct order. Morning Skincare […]

Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water

15 Sep 2022

Scientific studies and media coverage are rife with warnings on how sugar, carbohydrates, saturated fat and lack of exercise contribute to obesity. And tens of millions of Americans are still overweight or obese in large part because of the classic Western diet and lifestyle. Lessons learned from a desert sand rat Nature provides a clue to the role these factors play with the desert sand rat Psammomys obesus, […]

The Home Safety Checks You’re Likely Not Doing

05 Sep 2022

Clean Refrigerator Coils Your refrigerator’s condenser coils can usually be found in the back or bottom of your fridge. They’re key to keeping your food cool. If dust or debris build up, it can make your fridge overheat. With a soft brush and vacuum cleaner, clear dust and other debris around the coils. Be sure […]

Depression in Children

26 Aug 2022

Can Children Really Have Depression? Yes. Childhood depression is different from the normal “blues” and everyday emotions that children go through as they develop. Just because a child seems sad doesn’t necessarily mean they have significant depression. But if the sadness becomes persistent or interferes with normal social activities, interests, schoolwork, or family life, it […]

Why Sitting Too Much Is Bad for Your Health

23 Aug 2022

It Hurts Your Heart Scientists first noticed something was up in a study that compared two similar groups: transit drivers, who sit most of the day, and conductors or guards, who don’t. Though their diets and lifestyles were a lot alike, those that sat were about twice as likely to get heart disease as those […]

What’s the Best Exercise for Blood Sugar?

02 Aug 2022

As the name implies, prediabetes is a kind of metabolic purgatory. It means you have chronically elevated blood sugar, and you’re on the road to type 2 diabetes if you don’t bring it under control. And type 2: About 11.2 million Nigerians live with it every day. That means 1 out of every 17 adults […]

Blood Pressure Often Differs Widely Between Arms

08 Jul 2022

Blood pressure readings between the two arms can be different, and that disparity can sometimes be a warning sign of heart trouble down the road. That’s the finding of an analysis of 24 past studies: When people have at least a 5-point difference in blood pressure between the two arms, their risk of heart attack, […]

Is It Aging or Alzheimer’s?

16 Jun 2022

Is Your Memory Slipping? We all forget things sometimes, especially when life gets busy. You may start to notice this happening more often as you get older. Mild memory loss can be a normal part of aging. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have dementia. Only 1% of people over age 65 with normal […]

What to Know About Microwave Ovens and Your Health

13 May 2022

Microwave ovens have been staples in households for many years, but fear of microwave radiation has persisted throughout that time. Microwaves are used to heat up your food and make quick meals. While there is radiation from microwave ovens, it is not hazardous to your food or health. How Does a Microwave Work? Microwave ovens […]