In folk medicine, olive oil benefits spread far and wide. People used olive oil as a digestive aid, laxative, hangover tonic, and even an aphrodisiac. But nowadays, this amber elixir is more celebrated as a key component of the Mediterranean eating pattern, highly rated for its impact on multiple areas
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Scientists don’t know exactly what causes prostate cancer and there is no one answer to how to avoid prostate cancer. Researchers, however, have studied certain preventive measures and determined they have the potential to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. They have evaluated other measures and found that the evidence
You’re exhausted and you need your eight hours of sleep, but you suddenly bolt awake around 3 or 4 a.m., energy coursing through your veins and mind churning anxiously. What gives? Waking up in the middle of the night is simply one of many low blood sugar symptoms.
Why Symptoms of Low
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
Whenever I have considered going vegetarian or vegan, I have always decided against it for one simple reason: I enjoy meat, from roasted chicken to the occasional steak to fresh salmon. I already avoid many animal products like dairy and eggs, and much of my diet already is plant-based, but
If Alzheimer’s disease or dementia —or what might seem like natural memory loss—has affected you or someone you know, consider the benefits of increasing acetylcholine or using an acetylcholine supplement.
Acetylcholine is an often-overlooked but critically necessary nutrient. Since the brain’s ability to create acetylcholine lessens as we age, the answer
Q: Is it true that men have different symptoms of depression than women?
A: While both men and women are vulnerable to many of the same symptoms of major depression—e.g., loss of pleasure in formerly enjoyable activities, fatigue, and feelings of hopelessness—a recent study has found that men may be more
MGH RANKS SECOND IN NATIONAL HOSPITAL RATINGS
Once again, Massachusetts General Hospital has been honored as a top American hospital. MGH placed second in the Best Hospitals 2013-14: Honor Roll, published by U.S. News & World Report. The prestigious rankings, published in July 2013, are based on surveys of nearly 10,000
A 12-month clinical trial that randomized more than 600 men and women to either a low-fat diet or a low-carb diet found that both diets resulted in nearly identical weight loss, ranging from 5.3 kilograms (kg, 11.11 pounds) for the low-fat group to six kg (13.4 pounds) for the low-carb
Research suggests that what affects the cardiovascular system affects the brain, and vice versa. This interrelationship between head and heart can have life-or-death consequences, as illustrated recently by a study that found that heart patients with anxiety and/or depression face greatly increased risk of dying.
Researchers assessed 900 older adults with