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Pharmacists can play an important role in managing your health, and managing your health is not just about taking your medication.

What are the best foods to eat for energy?

All food provides the body with energy, but this energy can vary greatly. Some foods, such as sugars and refined carbs, give the body a quick jolt of energy. However, more often, the body needs more sustainable energy from ingredients such as fruits, grains, and...

Excess belly fat common in those with high heart risk

Excess waist fat is common in many people with a high risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a recent European study.New research finds that two-thirds of people at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease have excess belly fat. The study, called...

What are the benefits of glutathione?

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that has gained a lot of attention for its purported health benefits. But what is glutathione, and does it actually affect the body?Some people swear by its anti-aging properties, while others say that it can treat autism,...

Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'

New research has found that very shy people are more likely to have anxiety, possibly at debilitating levels, during a hangover. The findings also suggest that for these people, "hangxiety" might signal a higher risk of alcohol dependence.Some people may experience...

How to identify baby acne vs. a rash

Baby acne is common and usually clears up on its own. Some rashes may need treatment, however, so it is important to know the difference between baby acne, rashes, and other skin problems.Babies have very sensitive skin, so caregivers may worry that spots or a rash...

What too much sleep can do to your health

New research finds that both insufficient and excessive sleep may raise the risk of cardiovascular problems and premature death.New research finds that sleeping too much can raise the risk of early death and cardiovascular problems. The Centers for Disease Control and...

What are the benefits of seaweed?

Seaweed grows in or near salty waters. There are several types, and they generally contain many healthful minerals that are easy for the body to break down. Adding seaweed to the diet may help with thyroid function, digestive health, and weight loss.Types of seaweed...

What foods protect the liver?

The liver is responsible for breaking down carbohydrates, making glucose, and detoxing the body. It also stores nutrients and creates bile, which is necessary to digest and absorb the nutrients in food properly. There are many foods and drinks that a person can...

What's the difference between Valium and Xanax?

Valium and Xanax have uses in treating anxiety. Both are in a class of medications called benzodiazepines, which are sedatives. However, there are key differences in side effects and drug interactions. Here, we explore how these drugs work and compare their...

What are the benefits of bone broth?

Bone broth is a liquid containing brewed bones and connective tissues. To make bone broth, people use cow, chicken, and even fish bones. Drinking bone broth may be beneficial for the joints and digestive system, among other things.The bones and tissues of many types...

OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms

A large review of existing neuroscientific studies unravels the brain circuits and mechanisms that underpin obsessive-compulsive disorder. The researchers hope that the new findings will make existing therapies more effective, "or guide new treatments."New research...

Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?

Some scientists have identified possible links between alcohol intake and the risk of prostate cancer. However, more research is necessary to determine how drinking alcohol and prostate cancer might correlate.The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, and...

Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the nervous system, and some people believe that a ketogenic diet may slow the progression of the disease or control its symptoms. The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrate, moderate in protein, and high in fat. There is...

Through my eyes: My bipolar journey

"She has blue eyes." That was the first thing my dad said about me when I was born. He had blue eyes. It deeply saddens me to think that he was already looking for something that we had in common from the first moment he saw me.My thoughts would race from one thing to...

Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention?

For millions of people who take statins to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease, the potential harms of the cholesterol-lowering medication may outweigh the benefits.Statins may be 'significantly overprescribed' for the primary prevention of cardiovascular...

These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease

Research just published in the journal Antibiotics shows that a range of essential oils can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease.Some essential oils have strong antibacterial properties. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia...

HIV and AIDS: A timeline and history

The history of AIDS and HIV was initially shrouded in misunderstanding and fear. Now, thanks to decades of research and medical advances, we know much more about the virus and how to treat it.This article will cover the primary topics in the history of HIV, from its...