The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a panel of experts appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to review current medical practices and issue recommendations based on their findings. But their recommendations regarding osteoporosis screenings have been a subject of
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are taken to reduce the pain of heartburn, peptic ulcers, and to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known as GERD. Once available only by prescription, they are now sold over-the-counter under such brand names as Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec. They are generally meant to be taken
Q. Can you give me any information about what stops diarrhea, especially when you don’t know what is causing it? Are there any sure-fire cures?
A. As you suggest, what stops diarrhea often depends on what’s causing the problem. A variety of medications, including antibiotics, certain cancer drugs, and antacids with
When you think of possible extreme fatigue causes, you will likely not consider exposure to a parasite. But, a new study shows a link between Giardia parasite symptoms and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Q. How can you tell if someone has early-onset dementia?
A. Early-onset dementia refers to having developed dementia before the age of 65. In some people, problems with balance and strength may be the first signs of dementia. In a six-year study of 2,288 men and women age 65 and over,
Grapefruit seed extract uses are numerous due to its action as a highly concentrated, natural general antimicrobial and antioxidant. Grapefruit seed extract benefits include killing all kinds of infectious microbes—bacterial, viral, and fungal—at least in test tube and animal studies.[1,2]
What’s in Grapefruit Seed Extract?
The main compounds in grapefruit seeds
Most people think melatonin is just for sleep disorders and jet lag, but a new review article reveals a promising treatment option for melatonin. The research shows melatonin benefits include IBS pain relief and more.
Each year, one in six Americans becomes ill from food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, and other offenders. Foods of all varieties, including meats, dairy, produce, and nuts, may become contaminated by pathogens such as norovirus, salmonella, Campylobacter, E coli, and Staphylococcus aureus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates