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How to Overcome Migraines Naturally

How to Overcome Migraines Naturally

The migraine headache is one of the top 20 most debilitating disorders in developed countries. It is caused by a complicated interplay between predisposing genetic variants and environmental factors. How to overcome migraines? There are all kinds of treatments that can help, including natural remedies discussed below.

First, consider that migraines

OTC Pain Relievers: Use With Caution

Most of us don’t think twice about swallowing a couple of over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers for back pain, muscle aches, or a headache. But, in recent years, research has revealed that these OTC products are not as benign as we once thought, and that long-term and/or excessive use actually may

Gout: The Arthritis of Kings

Gout: The Arthritis of Kings

Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when there is too much uric acid in the blood, tissues, and urine. Accumulating uric acid crystallizes and takes on a needle-like shape, jabbing into the joints (usually the big toe, but also other joints, including those of the mid-foot, ankle, knees,

4. Insomnia

“To sleep, perchance to dream,” was the desire of Prince Hamlet in Shakespeare’s drama. It’s also the desire of thousands of insomnia suffers, who can’t get a normal night’s sleep for a variety of reasons.
The National Sleep Foundation identifies two primary categories of insomnia:

Short-term (acute) insomnia lasts a few nights

Ask the Doctors: Camelina Oil Alternatives; Arnica for Pain Relief

Q: What is camelina oil, and is it a healthy alternative oil?

A: Camelina oil is anticipated to be the next healthy (and popular) cooking oil. This oil is derived from a seed belonging to the mustard family, that has a light, nutty, and earthy flavor. Also referred to as wild flax, false

Insomnia Medication: Understand the Differences

Insomnia Medication: Understand the Differences

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a list featuring a variety of sleep aid medications to treat insomnia. Because these are powerful medications, they should be used carefully and, in most cases, not for extended periods. If your doctor suggests medications to treat your insomnia, be sure

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment: Hope Lies Ahead

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment: Hope Lies Ahead

Studies published in 2015 shed new light on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The condition, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), appears to be a biological disorder, not a psychological issue, as determined in multiple studies, including recent work by scientists at Columbia University and the Institute of Medicine.
The new findings

Cut the Cost of Your Medications

Older adults are susceptible to a range of ailments that may require ongoing treatment with over-the-counter (OTC) or prescribed medications. Branded drugs tend to be the most popular options in these circumstances—however, Judith Beizer, PharmD, clinical professor at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, points out that

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