How four cups of coffee might protect the heart

How four cups of coffee might protect the heart

Heart Health Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts. Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your...
Rare case of bubonic plague reported in Idaho

Rare case of bubonic plague reported in Idaho

In the past week, reports have emerged from Idaho of a young boy who contracted bubonic plague. Here, we cover all the details and relay the official safety advice. Y. pestis, the bacterium responsible for bubonic plague.Image credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories,...
Alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk: Is moderation key?

Alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk: Is moderation key?

Alcohol’s relationship with humanity is long — as is the history of research into its benefits and consequences. A new study takes a fresh look at alcohol, mortality, and cancer risk. A new study looks at alcohol’s interaction with longevity and cancer...
Could platypus venom help to treat diabetes?

Could platypus venom help to treat diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes With diabetes currently sweeping the United States, designing more effective treatments is paramount. New research finds a rather surprising source of a potential new drug: platypus venom. As we dig into platypus biology, surprises wait at every turn....
Red meat allergy may increase heart disease risk

Red meat allergy may increase heart disease risk

Heart Health It has come to light that many people in the United States are allergic to red meat. A new study suggests that the immune response that it triggers may increase heart disease risk. Researchers find another reason to skip red meat. That red meat can be bad...
A supple aorta might slow brain aging

A supple aorta might slow brain aging

Heart Health According to a study in older adults, memory performance as we age may be associated with the flexibility of the largest artery in our body: the aorta. Cognitive decline with age might not be inevitable. As we grow older, there is an inevitable decline in...
Can mangoes protect heart and gut health?

Can mangoes protect heart and gut health?

Heart Health Could mangoes benefit our intestinal flora and blood pressure in one delicious blow? The latest evidence suggests that they may…for certain people, but more evidence is needed. A new study inspects the benefits of mangoes. Mangoes have been...
'Millions' prescribed wrong dose of common drugs

'Millions' prescribed wrong dose of common drugs

Know your medicine and arm yourself with information about your prescription therapy to ensure effective treatment, keep you safe, and help you to be aware of potential problems.  Your Pharmacist is also an excellent medication consultant, if you have questions your...
Green tea compound may protect heart health

Green tea compound may protect heart health

Heart Health According to a new study, a molecule found in green tea might help to protect against atherosclerosis, which is a common cause of heart attacks and stroke. A certain compound in green tea may have a number of health benefits. Atherosclerosis is a buildup...
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