How we live plays a big role in how well our memories function, especially as we begin to age. Thankfully, in many cases, it’s relatively easy to prevent or avoid many of the behaviors and choices that chip away at our cognition and ability to recall information, both recent and from the distant past.
When President Barack Obama was in the midst of his first campaign for the Nation’s highest office, he made some appealing promises to advocates of drawing down the War on Drugs and lightening restrictions on medical marijuana in the United States. What a difference a few years can make. According to a new report produced […]
Just because your physician asks a question doesn’t mean you have to answer.
Some questions doctors ask, either through their patient questionnaires or during examination, relate to whether there are unsecured guns in the home or about domestic partners and violence. The question about guns was introduced in the Affordable Healthcare Act, aka Obamacare. The question about domestic violence — which typically asks whether the patient is in a relationship in which he or she has been physically hurt by or is afraid of his or her partner — was introduced by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that is increasingly being diagnosed by physicians throughout the Nation. With more cases of PTSD cropping up, more research of the condition is being conducted—and a recently published study indicates PTSD sufferers can benefit from alternative therapies.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants Americans to feel better about Obamacare, but she has a strange way of explaining how the “exciting enterprise” will benefit the populace. During a Capitol Hill Press conference on Thursday, Pelosi gave the following reasons America should “be excited” about Obamacare: Will premiums go up? “Well, some of […]
There was a time when America was the world’s breadbasket. As the global agricultural power, American crops like corn, wheat and soy fed the world. No more.
Despite a massive increase in the use of statin drugs, Sweden saw no lowering of the rate of heart attacks in its population, according to a recent population-based study.
Researchers looked at the country’s population during the period from 1998 to 2003, when the use of statin drugs to control cholesterol levels increased more than threefold.
American and British scientists, with the help of funding through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have developed an Internet-based global monitoring system that’s capable of mining social media sites for opinions that diverge from mainstream medical advice on the safety and urgency of getting vaccinated.
A forthcoming report in Science magazine argues that patient consent and confidentiality are under fire, after the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recently adjusted its formal recommendations to doctors that, for the most part, now leave the patient out of the decision-making process over how much data researchers can mine from their unique genetic codes.
Spring may bring warm weather and trees in bloom, but that can also mean allergies or colds. However, several new remedies are readily available to help ease your symptoms: sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes.
If you’re looking to prevent colds or reduce your symptoms, try adding andrographis to your daily regimen. This extract is found in shrubs throughout India and Asia, and now has been popping up on shelves in the United States. Researchers have concluded that this supplement greatly reduced cold symptoms in a study of 433 patients.