You may be eating plenty of greens that are grown on land, but are you leaving out these delicious and nutritious greens that grow in the sea?
Alcohol is so interwoven into our social lives that it can be easy to forget that overindulgence can have negative health implications, but alcohol misuse is the third-leading preventable cause of death in the United States. That’s why the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a recommendation urging
Postmenopausal women may be able to reduce their risk of developing invasive breast cancer by losing just 5 percent of their body weight, according to a study published in Cancer. Several studies have found an association between obesity and breast cancer, so a team of researchers from 11 medical centers
An early diagnosis for colorectal cancer is the best chance for successful treatment, and colonoscopy remains the gold standard screening test for the disease, since your doctor can remove any potentially cancerous growths during the procedure. Even so, colonoscopy rates still aren’t where they should be, according to federal data
The VITAL trial we’re looking at in this month’s cover article on fish oil also looked at vitamin D’s possible benefits when it comes to preventing cancer. The data showed that rates of specific forms of cancer (including breast, prostate and colorectal) did not differ significantly between the groups. But
Music Beneficial for Dementia-Related Behaviors
A recent small study suggests that exposing people with dementia to music they have enjoyed in their lifetime may help ease behavioral and psychological symptoms like agitation, apathy, sleep disturbances, and constant movement. For the study (Geriatrics & Gerontology International, Nov. 20, 2018), 51 people with
We’re looking at mammography in this month’s issue, and specifically at its use in women age 75 and older. It’s a topic that often is raised by my patients, many of whom are unsure whether the test remains advisable once they reach their seventies. In fact, screening for older adults
Wasabi is to sushi as ketchup is to fries. In addition to spicing up your California roll, this tasty Japanese condiment can boost your health and fight chronic diseases like osteoporosis. In fact, wasabi benefits abound.
Want to prevent cavities? It can do that. How about reducing inflammation? It does that,
Med Diet May Lower Depression Risk
Following a healthy diet, like the Mediterranean diet, that avoids pro-inflammatory foods may protect against depression, researchers report. More than 40 studies were included in the meta-analysis where adherence to diet was measured. Higher adherence to an anti-inflammatory diet, which includes higher consumption of fruit,
For many types of cancer, having a family history of the disease places you at a greater risk of developing the cancer yourself. So, if you’re a man with a close relative who had prostate cancer, you might be bothered by a lingering question: Is prostate cancer hereditary?
No one knows