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Diabetes: Can cheese control blood sugar?

Diabetes: Can cheese control blood sugar?

A new study shows that cheese improved insulin sensitivity in prediabetic rats, but industry funded the research. Can people with diabetes benefit from eating cheese? According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 30.3 million adults in the United States live with diabetes, and the condition is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. […]

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Hair growth: 6 home remedies

Hair growth: 6 home remedies

Hair growth depends on several factors, including a person’s genetic history. However, there are some home remedies that may help.Whether a person is trying to prevent hair loss or encourage more growth, knowing some tips on diet and how to treat the hair can help them achieve their goal. When hair loss is due to […]

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What to know about black earwax

What to know about black earwax

Earwax is a naturally produced yellow substance that helps keep a person’s ears clean and free of debris. Black earwax can sometimes appear, but it is usually the result of an excessive buildup of earwax and is rarely a cause for concern.Earwax protects the ear canal from things that may enter it, including: water shampoo […]

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11 home remedies for gout

11 home remedies for gout

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and discomfort, often in the toes, ankles, and knees. There is no cure for gout, so a combination of medications and home remedies can help keep gout in remission.Gout occurs when the body builds up too much uric acid. This acid is a by-product from […]

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Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know

Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know

A torn rotator cuff is a common injury that affects a person’s ability to lift and rotate their arm. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an estimated 2 million people in the United States will visit a doctor for a rotator cuff problem each year. The rotator cuff is four muscles connected by […]

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What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?

What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?

Pain in the palm of the hand can affect a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Causes can include injuries, infections, and conditions that affect the nerves, blood vessels, or tissues inside the hands. In this article, we describe some possible causes of pain in the palm of the hand, along with other symptoms and […]

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How are raw honey and regular honey different?

How are raw honey and regular honey different?

Many people believe that raw honey provides more health benefits than regular honey. Is raw honey more healthful, and what are the differences?Honey is a sweet, syrupy, golden-colored liquid made by honeybees. Honeybees store honey in the beehive to use for food and nutrients. Raw honey comes directly from the hive while regular honey undergoes […]

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Could ‘mirror neurons’ explain brain mechanisms of empathy?

Could ‘mirror neurons’ explain brain mechanisms of empathy?

Scientists have pinpointed a group of cells in the brain whose activity could help explain the ability to share another’s pain. Why can we feel other people’s pain? A recent study in rats investigates. From imaging studies of human brains, it was already clear that a region called the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which is […]