Sunday - Jul 05, 2020

Health

  • Study: Vitamin D deficiency found to increase the risk of fatal coronavirus infections and a deadly “cytokine storm”

    Study: Vitamin D deficiency found to increase the risk of fatal coronavirus infections and a deadly “cytokine storm”

    by Michael Alexander   Sunday, May 10, 2020 – People suffering from vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of contracting a fatal coronavirus infection, a new study has revealed. A research team from Northwestern University conducted a statistical analysis of data gathered from hospitals and clinics across different countries such as China, France, Germany,

  • A closer look at the antioxidant activities of Japan’s traditional herbal medicine: Kampo

    A closer look at the antioxidant activities of Japan’s traditional herbal medicine: Kampo

    by Ralph Flores   Multiple studies have shown that long-term oxidative stress can lead to the development of chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Now, researchers report in the Journal of Natural Medicines that certain types of traditional Japanese medicines, or better known as Kampo medicines, have potent antioxidant properties, with some exhibiting

  • Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

    Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

    by Divina Ramírez   A healthy lifestyle can prevent the onset of dementia regardless of genetic risk factors. This is according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers found that individuals aged 60 years and above who follow a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dementia than those

  • Clementine, ginger and garlic: Boost your immune system with powerful food cures

    Clementine, ginger and garlic: Boost your immune system with powerful food cures

    by Divina Ramírez   A strong immune system is the body’s first line of defense against disease-causing pathogens. However, the immune system requires an adequate intake of essential vitamins and minerals in order to function properly. Certain body functions, such as metabolism and digestion, also benefit from nutrient-dense foods. Here are some of them: Clementines

  • These herbs can protect your skin from cancer, says research   

    These herbs can protect your skin from cancer, says research  

    by Evangelyn Rodriguez   March, 26, 2020 – Low-risk skin cancers or non-melanoma skin cancers are a group of cancers that develop in the upper layers of the skin. These types of cancer usually affect people with fair skin, as well as the elderly. Although low-risk skin cancers are more common than the more serious melanoma, treatment

  • Skip the antibiotics: How to self-treat a UTI

    Skip the antibiotics: How to self-treat a UTI

    by Zoey Sky   Doctors often prescribe antibiotics to address urinary tract infections (UTIs), but these drugs are linked to many negative side effects, like allergic reactions. If you have a minor, uncomplicated UTI, consider trying home remedies to treat your condition naturally. UTI: Causes and symptoms UTIs occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract

  • Improve sleep quality by increasing your intake of these 8 vitamins and minerals

    Improve sleep quality by increasing your intake of these 8 vitamins and minerals

    by Darnel Fernández   Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation‘s inaugural Sleep Health Index, about 35 percent of Americans have poor sleep quality. Meanwhile, 20 percent of Americans say that they do not wake up feeling refreshed on any day of the week. Not getting enough

  • Coronavirus poses more than just a global health threat

    Coronavirus poses more than just a global health threat

    A global economic collapse could follow   by Tracey Watson   Whoever came up with the idea of the global village clearly never thought about how a disaster in one part of the village would affect all the other residents. The 2008 global financial crisis is a prime example of why interconnecting the entire planet’s

  • Scientists find that molecules in pomegranates have incredible anti-aging benefits

    Scientists find that molecules in pomegranates have incredible anti-aging benefits

    by Darnel Fernándezby   The pomegranate, scientifically known as Punica granatum, is a popular deciduous shrub, thanks to its ruby-red fruit. Considered among the healthiest fruits around, the pomegranate is packed with polyphenols and antioxidants that help deal with a variety of health problems like high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. While previous studies have established that eating a pomegranate could help