Hope for fibromyalgia sufferers as experts discover common diabetes drug “eradicates pain”. Fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain may be caused by insulin resistance, groundbreaking new research suggests. The Sun, 05/08/2019. (Also see Treatments for Fibromyalgia)
Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes. Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests. Reuters Health, 05/17/2019. (Also see Cardiac (Heart) Involvement)
Charcoal toothpaste may do harm and not much good. Charcoal toothpaste may be having a moment as a go–to brightening and whitening tool, but some dentists say these products might actually damage tooth enamel and make cavities more likely. Reuters Health, 05/16/2019. (Also see Dental Caries (Cavities or Tooth Decay))
Healthy diet cuts risk of dying from breast cancer in older women. A balanced, low–fat diet significantly lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new long–term data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial. Reuters Health, 05/16/2019. (Also see Cancer)
Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults. Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as adults and are more likely to have it resolve other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, study finds. NBC Health News, 05/17/2019.
Glucosamine Tied to Heart Benefits. Glucosamine, the dietary supplement widely used for arthritic pain may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, researchers report. New York Times, 05/14/2019. (Also see Supplement Guide)
The Debate Over Office Temperatures Just Heated Up, Thanks to a New Study. The question of how cold to keep an office often splits workplaces by gender, since women typically prefer a warmer workspace than men for reasons both biological and sociological. Time Healthland, 05/22/2019.
Are Onions and Garlic Healthy? Here's What Experts Say. Garlic and onions are staples for many home cooks, but although they may not look like nutritional powerhouses, experts say they are. Time Healthland, 05/22/2019. (Also see Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses)
Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call. A significant increase in mumps cases and continuing outbreaks of measles in England have led to calls for people to ensure they are immunised. BBC News, 05/24/2019.
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