Tag: Gastrointestinal upset

Use Caution When Taking Antibiotics

Many people run to their doctor at the first sign of a cold, but overuse of antibiotics has become a real danger in this country over recent years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has risen in the last decade. Overuse

Celecoxib Scores OK on Cardiac Safety

Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affect the lives of millions of people worldwide. OA is known for progressive damage to joint cartilage, which causes changes in the surrounding tissues. RA is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limits range of motion and function of many joints;

The Surprising Link Between Gluten and Depression

The Surprising Link Between Gluten and Depression

Is there a connection between gluten and depression? Investigators from the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, had observed from previous studies that people with gluten sensitivity (but without celiac disease) may still have digestive symptoms while on a gluten-free diet but continue

Seek Help if You Suffer From Chronic Anxiety

Up to 14 percent of American seniors are thought to suffer from anxiety according to the National Council on Aging. Many more have an undiagnosed anxiety disorder. “Older adults are at risk for anxiety because they face many challenges, including poor health, loss, and decreasing social support,” says Judith Neugroschl,

6. Treating Alzheimer’s

At this time, Alzheimer’s disease treatment is more about managing symptoms than about stopping or reversing the disease course. Existing therapies can’t cure Alzheimer’s, but they can help relieve some of its most troubling symptoms, and make life easier for both those with the condition, and their caregivers. New treatments

Making Progress in the Search for Dementia Meds

The quest for safe drugs capable of slowing or stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias has a dismal track record. As of 2014, the 244 drug compounds that have been investigated in 413 clinical trials have racked up a 99.6 percent failure rate. Yet behind these

Ask the Doctor: Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplements

Q. Do conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplements provide health benefits?

A. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), found naturally in meat and milk, is a polyunsaturated fatty acid. Some supplement manufacturers claim that CLA can help you lose weight, build muscle, and fight diseases such as cancer and diabetes. However, the scientific evidence

Managing COPD

A quick guide to the top-researched, most effective home remedies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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