Medicine

What you should know about counting carbs

What you should know about counting carbs

You’ve probably heard of glycemic index and glycemic load. Some studies suggest that sticking to foods with a low glycemic index may help prevent diabetes,...
Long-term antibiotic use in early to mid-life linked to higher cancer risk

Long-term antibiotic use in early to mid-life linked to higher cancer risk

Long term antibiotic use in early to mid life may be linked to a heightened risk of abnormal growths in the colon and rectum. They...
Does sugar feed cancer cells?

Does sugar feed cancer cells?

What we are learning about sugar may soon have a direct impact on cancer prevention. Currently, there is no evidence that limiting the intake of...
Stress during pregnancy affects the size of the baby

Stress during pregnancy affects the size of the baby

A new study has been published that suggests babies are physically affected by the stress level of their mother during pregnancy. It has been previously...
Commonly prescribed medication linked to stroke

Commonly prescribed medication linked to stroke

Medication routinely prescribed for common complaints including allergies, heart disease and Parkinson's has been linked to an increased risk of stroke according to new...
Climb stairs to lower blood pressure and strengthen leg muscles

Climb stairs to lower blood pressure and strengthen leg muscles

Climb stairs to lower blood pressure and strengthen leg muscles If you don't have the time or money for aerobic and resistance training, why not...
Possible link between highly processed foods and cancer

Possible link between highly processed foods and cancer

A study published by The BMJ reports a possible association between intake of highly processed (“ultra–processed”) food in the diet and cancer. Further exploration is...
Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events including cardiac arrest in individuals not known to have a specific heart disease of genetic origin. Scientists...
New type 2 diabetes drug linked to rare, life-threatening outcome

New type 2 diabetes drug linked to rare, life-threatening outcome

A new class of drugs, known as SGLT2 inhibitors, is increasingly being prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but may increase the...
Hair loss and prostate drug linked to persistent erectile dysfunction in men

Hair loss and prostate drug linked to persistent erectile dysfunction in men

Men with longer exposure to the drugs finasteride and dutasteride had a higher risk of getting persistent erectile dysfunction than men with less exposure,...