Cinnamon Benefits – Do You Know What They Are?

By |2019-11-17T14:26:21+00:00November 17th, 2019|

When we think of cinnamon we usually imagine delicious pastries or a hot drink but cinnamon is also full of health benefits.  These benefits are backed by valid scientific research. It is helpful from lowering “bad” HDL cholesterol levels to lowering blood sugar levels. This is for sure a valuable superfood to be included in our diet. [...]

Have Heartburn? Here’s How to Find Relief for Your Acid Reflux Symptoms

By |2019-11-17T14:07:13+00:00November 17th, 2019|

Eating smaller meals, knowing your triggers can help That basket of chili cheese fries seemed like a delicious idea at the time. But now you’re being haunted by the Ghost of Cheese Fries Past — and it’s not pretty. Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with your heart. But the “burn” part? Yeah, [...]

The post-antibiotic era is here

By |2019-11-17T13:58:14+00:00November 17th, 2019|

In the US, one person dies every 15 minutes because of drug resistance. Every 15 minutes, one person in the US dies because of an infection that antibiotics can no longer treat effectively.  That’s 35,000 deaths a year.   This striking estimate comes from a major new report, released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

Most Fast-Food Chains Still Serve Beef Raised With Antibiotics

By |2019-11-17T13:39:31+00:00November 17th, 2019|

Consumer groups give Chipotle and Panera Bread top grades, but 15 other chains got failing grades When you buy a fast-food burger or roast beef sandwich, chances are it’s still made with meat from cattle given antibiotics they don’t need, according to the fifth annual Chain Reaction Report (PDF) issued by six consumer groups, including Consumer Reports. [...]

Molecular Scissors Could Help Keep Some Viral Illnesses At Bay

By |2019-11-16T03:37:49+00:00November 16th, 2019|

It's not easy to treat viral infections. Just ask anyone with a bad cold or a case of the flu. But scientists in Massachusetts think they may have a new way to stop viruses from making people sick by using what amounts to a pair of molecular scissors, known as CRISPR. It's a gene editing tool [...]

US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

By |2019-11-16T03:30:09+00:00November 16th, 2019|

NEW YORK (AP) — Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable. So there’s some surprising news in a report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down. About 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017, down 18% [...]

11 Healthy Thanksgiving Tips to Boost Antioxidants

By |2019-11-16T03:19:22+00:00November 16th, 2019|

Want some healthy thanksgiving tips to boost antioxidants in your meals? The antioxidants we have in our diet can make  festive holiday occasions so much easier on our body. This holiday season, if you have one goal make it be this one: increase antioxidant foods. Why should we worry about the holidays? One indulgence isn’t a big [...]

Public Hot Spots for Germs

By |2019-11-14T21:15:08+00:00November 14th, 2019|

Touch Screens While it may come as no surprise that these are germy -- they are “touch” screens, after all -- one study found some disturbing kinds of germs on them. Tests on screens at eight fast-food restaurants found fecal bacteria that cause the kinds of infections you can pick up in a hospital (Enterococcus [...]

Frequent Pot Smokers Face Twice the Odds for Stroke

By |2019-11-14T20:44:16+00:00November 14th, 2019|

MONDAY, Nov. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot doesn't do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows. Frequent pot smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who don't partake, the first study found. They're also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according [...]

Poorest areas hardest hit by ‘forgotten epidemic’ of pneumonia putting a child in hospital every 10 minutes

By |2019-11-13T12:45:32+00:00November 13th, 2019|

There were 56,210 children admitted as an emergency for pneumonia in the last year, 50 per cent up on a decade earlier One child every 10 minutes is being admitted to hospital in England after being struck down with pneumonia, a “forgotten epidemic” hitting the poorest in society. A new report by Save the Children has revealed a [...]