If smokers think that by only having a few cigarettes a day they are unlikely to catch illness, then they are in for a surprise. It’s not just the people who burn through a pack or more a day that have a raised risk of disease. People who take ... Read More
With the North American population aging, the number of people living with osteoporosis is on the rise. Most people have no clue that they have developed this condition — until one day they start experiencing fractures in their bones.
This di... Read More
I’ll be the first to say that in the wide, wide scope of medicine, there is a lot of confusion, many myths, and quite a bit of misunderstanding. Study results often get trumpeted in newspapers and television broadcasts, often without the whole ... Read More
The new acting head of the Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach, has said that he will take a look at the current drug review process in order to determine whether or not it needs to be amended.
He is concerned that perhaps the proce... Read More
In part of the ongoing debate over the merits of aspirin, a new study has found that this commonplace drug can reduce the risk of colon cancer. However, it can still increase the risk of internal bleeding.
One of the reasons pharmacists developed C... Read More
As always, for any health-related situation, the earlier you receive a diagnosis the better. Plus, the more serious a disease is the more important diagnosis becomes — and they don’t come more serious than cancer. Catching cancer in its e... Read More
While we know we need to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, there are some that provide different nutrients that benefit us in different ways–broccoli is a prime example of a vegetable that offers up a lot of healthy benefits.
Did you know th... Read More
A five-minute examination could be all it takes to save your life. Checking the mouth for oral cancer takes almost no time at all and it could help doctors spot the signs of the disease long before it is too late to treat it. While oral cancer is not... Read More