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For Asthmatic Kids in Tough Neighborhoods, Family Is Key

For Asthmatic Kids in Tough Neighborhoods, Family Is Key

Latest Asthma News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Good family relationships may help buffer asthma‘s effects in children facing difficult neighborhood conditions, a new study says. It’s known that neighborhood environmental factors such as pollution and allergens can affect the wheezing and breathing children with asthma. But less has been known about the […]

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Could eating local food reduce blood pressure and diabetes risk?

Could eating local food reduce blood pressure and diabetes risk?

A recent pilot study finds that consuming local foods with fewer additives might reduce abdominal fat, blood pressure, and diabetes risk. The study is small-scale, but the findings are intriguing. Buying local produce may benefit health, according to a recent study. The food that we eat has a huge effect on our overall health — […]

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Everything you need to know about ACL injuries

Everything you need to know about ACL injuries

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Best natural ways to treat cradle cap

Best natural ways to treat cradle cap

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What to know about ear irrigation

What to know about ear irrigation

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A guide to low fat foods

A guide to low fat foods

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Are apple bacteria good or bad? It depends on the apple

Are apple bacteria good or bad? It depends on the apple

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away, as the saying goes? According to a new study, this largely depends on which types of bacteria the apple carries. All apples have millions of bacteria, but new research finds that not all of these bacterial populations are equally healthful. Apples are one of the […]

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Prostate cancer: The role of the microbiome

Prostate cancer: The role of the microbiome

Prostate cancer is still very difficult to catch and treat early. Now, some researchers are looking for answers in the bacterial communities of prostate fluid. Could the microbiome offer a new way to approach prostate cancer? The microbiome is big news. Bacteria have taken center stage in the world of medical research. The microbiome is […]

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How an ancient mutation may predispose humans to heart disease

How an ancient mutation may predispose humans to heart disease

Humans are the only mammals to naturally develop atherosclerosis, a narrowing of the arteries that can fuel heart disease. Researchers link this to the loss of a single gene in our ancestors around 2–3 million years ago. Why do humans develop atherosclerosis? Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, […]