Dry Eyes (keratitis sicca)
Research has confirmed that quality fish oil supplements can benefit cardiovascular health, mitigate autoimmune disease and possibly ease dry eyes.
Many people take supplements. A major review last summer concluded, though, that they are a waste of time for heart disease. Is that really true?
In studies that coupled step counters with coaching by health professionals, volunteers increased their physical activity.
Doctors who use exercise as medicine offer personalized prescriptions for activity. This can be as powerful as medications for promoting health.
Home blood pressure measurement predicts complications of hypertension more accurately than clinic measurements.
Are you a snoozer? Do you worry about the health consequences of napping during the day? Worry no more. The latest research suggests it may be good for you.
A large European study found that people who usually had two soft drinks a day were more likely to die prematurely than those who had less than one a month.
Vegetarians have a lower risk for heart disease than meat eaters. However, they have a slightly higher chance of suffering a stroke.
A careful study shows that smokers benefit from quitting. It may be more than a decade, though, before their risk of heart attacks drops to normal.
People who have high blood pressure in the doctor's office may need to confirm that it is sustained throughout the day with home blood pressure measurement.
People whose diets most closely approximate the DASH diet guidelines are better able to ward off heart failure as they age.
How much time do you spend sitting on average? Chances are it's way too much and it's surprisingly bad for your health. How can you counteract the harm?
Cutting salt from our diets has been dogma for many years. Yet there is not very much evidence to support the extreme efforts some people make.
Drug Side Effects
The ARB recalls have generated surprisingly little outrage from physicians and pharmacists. But a perspective in the NEJM reveals that some docs are upset!
The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was supposed to save lives. But the law of unintended consequences struck. Why are patients dying faster?
Drug Side Effects
The FDA has issued yet another drug recall because of contamination with a probable cancer causing chemical. It involves amlodipine plus valsartan. Enough!
Non-sugar sweeteners may not offer the expected health benefits. In fact, some research suggests that such sugar substitutes may increase inflammation.
People experiencing severe grief or depression because of bereavement have elevated levels of inflammation. This could contribute to broken heart syndrome.
A long-running study suggests that people who eat fish and shellfish regularly are less prone to chronic disease as they age.
A study in older Spanish people found that statins fail to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people over 75 unless they have type 2 diabetes.