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Yoga keeps the mind and body young, 22 clinical trials show

Yoga keeps the mind and body young, 22 clinical trials show

A review analyzing the results of 22 randomized clinical trials has found that yoga practice can improve many aspects of physical and mental health among older adults. Yoga can be an effective option for older alduts who want to maintain good physical and mental health. Yoga refers to a series of mind-body practices that originate […]

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What to know about pustules

What to know about pustules

Pustules are a type of pimple that contains yellowish pus. They are larger than whiteheads and blackheads. Pustules appear either as red bumps with white centers or as white bumps that are hard and often tender to the touch. In many cases, the skin around the pustules is red or inflamed. In this article, we […]

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Birth Control Pills vs. Condoms

Birth Control Pills vs. Condoms

How do you use birth control pills vs. condoms? Birth Control Pills Many of the birth control pills come in easy-to-use dispensers in which the day of the week or a consecutive number (1, 2, 3, etc.) is written on the dispenser with a corresponding tablet for each day or number. For example, some Ortho-Novum […]

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What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

People looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents may find that some natural repellents are effective in protecting them from bites. These products are also likely to be less toxic to humans and the environment.Natural repellents and some essential oils may be effective in keeping mosquitoes away because they block their sense of smell, making […]

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Amoxicillin vs. Ceftriaxone

Amoxicillin vs. Ceftriaxone

Amoxicillin vs. ceftriaxone: What’s the difference? Amoxicillin and ceftriaxone are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin. Amoxicillin is also used to treat gonorrhea. Ceftriaxone is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia, bone and joint infections, and meningitis. Brand names of […]

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Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Versed (midazolam)

Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Versed (midazolam)

What are the side effects of Ativan and Versed? Ativan WARNING: Like all benzodiazepines, Ativan can cause physical dependence. Suddenly stopping therapy after a few months of daily therapy may be associated with a feeling of loss of self-worth, agitation, and insomnia. If Ativan is taken continuously for longer than a few months, stopping therapy […]

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Ketoconazole cream vs. clotrimazole cream

Ketoconazole cream vs. clotrimazole cream

Ketoconazole cream vs. clotrimazole cream: What’s the difference? Ketoconazole cream and clotrimazole antifungal medications are prescribed to treat fungal infections such as jock itch, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and tinea versicolor. Brand names for ketoconazole include Nizoral, Nizoral A-D, Ketodan, Extina, Xolegel, and Kuric. Brand names for clotrimazole include Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, and Desenex. Side […]

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Causes and treatments for thinning hair

Causes and treatments for thinning hair

As people get older, their hair may start to lose volume and thickness. In some cases, thinning hair is linked with diet, nutrient deficiencies, or hereditary hair loss. In most cases, thinning hair is not linked with overall health concerns. However, it can affect people’s mental health and self-esteem. People can try several treatments and […]

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Can a massage technique help treat acid reflux?

Can a massage technique help treat acid reflux?

According to a preliminary trial, massaging the connective tissue surrounding the diaphragm could significantly reduce acid reflux for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Researchers have tested a type of massage to help reduce symptoms of GERD. In this era of antibiotic resistance and opioid addiction, finding alternatives to drugs is of growing interest to scientists, […]

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In mice: Are animal studies relevant to human health?

In mice: Are animal studies relevant to human health?

The media is rife with claims of breakthrough biomedical studies performed in animals. However, can animals ever faithfully model human health? What can animal models tell us about human health? Avid readers of medical news will be familiar with the widespread use of animal models in biomedical research. From nutrition to cancer research and studies […]