This herbal supplement ‘poses a public health threat’

By |2019-07-15T14:29:32+00:00July 15th, 2019|

By Tim Newman Fact checked by Isabel Godfrey Kratom, which is a plant-derived supplement, is growing in popularity. A new report provides further evidence of its adverse effects and calls for more research. Kratom is an extract from the tropical tree Mitragyna speciosa, a relative of the coffeeplant.  Historically, manual laborers in Southeast Asia have used the compound — either [...]

A look at better vision

By |2019-07-15T12:40:37+00:00July 15th, 2019|

Lens replacement surgery can fix cataracts and eliminate the need for glasses. There is a good chance you wear some kind of glasses. And there is an even greater chance you one day will need cataract surgery. Now you can take care of both problems at once. As you age, the lenses inside your eyes [...]

2 dead, 18 hospitalized by respiratory virus outbreak at Va. retirement community

By |2019-07-15T12:36:12+00:00July 15th, 2019|

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WJLA) — A respiratory virus outbreak at a Virginia retirement community has left two people dead and 18 hospitalized. The Fairfax County Health Department reports that 54 people have experienced symptoms of respiratory illness in the outbreak over the last 11 days at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield. The outbreak has been reported [...]

8 Magnesium Health Benefits

By |2019-07-14T13:45:05+00:00July 14th, 2019|

Minerals like magnesium are dynamic and powerful factors that can make the difference between sickness and health. Magnesium health benefits are seemingly endless with over 300 known functions in the body. Read more at the HealthyRD... Great blog recommend following...    

Pig-Pen Effect: How our “personal pollution clouds” affect indoor air quality

By |2019-07-14T13:28:21+00:00July 14th, 2019|

New research from Pennsylvania State University has found that each of us is regularly producing our own personal cloud of pollutants, which actually affects indoor air quality. Don't start sniggering and blaming the dog though – it's not the way you think. The team found that oils on our skin and clothes are reacting with [...]

What Happens in Your Body When You’re Lonely?

By |2019-07-14T13:18:26+00:00July 14th, 2019|

How loneliness affects health + tips to cope Ah, look at all the lonely people. There’s more of us than ever before despite so many convenient ways to connect, including texting, Facebook and other social media sites. “Loneliness is an epidemic,” says psychologist Amy Sullivan, PsyD. “We’re the most socially connected society, yet so many people experience extreme loneliness.” The [...]

Pediatricians’ Latest Advice on How to Keep Kids Safe From Drowning

By |2019-07-14T13:03:32+00:00July 14th, 2019|

Be aware of hazards in and around the house Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in U.S. children between the ages of 1-4, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. But, there’s positive news: We’re making progress. The childhood unintentional drowning rate fell by more than 50% between 1985 and 2017, according to [...]

Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

By |2019-07-14T12:56:31+00:00July 14th, 2019|

A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative treatment for mental health disorders. [...]

Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

By |2019-07-14T12:49:12+00:00July 14th, 2019|

Exclusive: Study shows associated damage to critical pumping muscles, even in children The hearts of young city dwellers contain billions of toxic air pollution particles, research has revealed. Even in the study’s youngest subject, who was three, damage could be seen in the cells of the organ’s critical pumping muscles that contained the tiny particles. [...]