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  • How To Naturally Fight Bipolar Disorder Read more >

    How To Naturally Fight Bipolar Disorder

    Diet quality can affect many aspects of one’s physical health and psychological well-being. New research investigates whether or not these factors can also affect the effectiveness of treatments for mood disorders — particularly bipolar.

  • Will Yoga Benefit Your Sex Life? Read more >

    Will Yoga Benefit Your Sex Life?

    The Internet abounds with wellness blogs that recommend yoga for a better sex life, as well as personal accounts of the practice improving sexual experience — often to an enviable degree. Does the research back up these claims, however? We investigate.

  • Do You Consume Too Much Protein? Read more >

    Do You Consume Too Much Protein?

    Proteins are the most versatile molecules for the human body and are key to almost all biological processes. The average recommended dietary allowance for protein is calculated using the ratio of 1 gram of protein for every 1 kilogram of a person’s body weight. The recommended dietary allowance or RDA for protein depends on factors, […]

  • Can a Change in Diet Cure Your Migraines? Read more >

    Can a Change in Diet Cure Your Migraines?

    Low carbohydrate diets have been steadily growing in popularity. Currently, the most highly-regarded is the ketogenic diet, which appears to offer a variety of health benefits. Now a new study indicates another benefit: a reduction in migraine headaches. Migraine sufferers know the crushing headaches significantly lower quality of life. They affect millions of people around […]

  • Researchers Identify Physical Origin of Depression in the Brain Read more >

    Researchers Identify Physical Origin of Depression in the Brain

    Scientists have now identified the physical locus of depression, greatly expanding scientific understanding of a disorder that affects millions of people of all ages. Researchers did MRI scans of the brains of 900 subjects. The results show feelings of low self-esteem and loss are link to the functioning of the orbitofrontal cortex, the region of […]

  • Does a Hidden Second Bacterium Contribute to Lyme Disease? Read more >

    Does a Hidden Second Bacterium Contribute to Lyme Disease?

    Lyme disease is an affliction that frustrates both patients and doctors. Approximately 329,000 Americans are infected every year, through bites from ticks that carry the Borrelia bacteria. Symptoms include a characteristic “bullseye” rash, headache, fever and fatigue. Most people get better after treatment with a brief course of antibiotics, but some percentage of sufferers continue […]

  • Even Knowingly Taking a Placebo May Reduce Your Pain Read more >

    Even Knowingly Taking a Placebo May Reduce Your Pain

    Scientists often use placebos in comparative drug studies. The point of a placebo is that the patient is unaware the placebo has no medicinal value. However, a new study shows that even when a person takes it knowingly, a placebo can reduce pain. The decrease in pain for patients in the study was substantial, up […]

  • These Heartburn Medications Can Destroy Your Kidneys Read more >

    These Heartburn Medications Can Destroy Your Kidneys

    Heartburn and GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, have become widespread disorders, perhaps because of our modern diet. Scientists say heartburn is a result of so called “proton pumps,” that produce excess stomach acid. Proton pumps are not just in the stomach, but are present in most of the cells in your body. Every cell except […]

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