Scientists in Australia have developed a groundbreaking non-invasive ultrasound technology that removes neurotoxic amyloid plaques from the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. The plaques are characteristic of the disease, indicating memory loss and decline in cognitive function.
A new study suggests if your parents lived past 70 years of age, you are 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease. You may also have lower rates of vascular disease, heart failure, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The study’s co-author is Luke Pilling, a research fellow in epidemiology and public health at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Probiotics, the good bacteria present in yogurt cultures, are known to aid digestion. But scientists have discovered that these valuable bacteria do more than just support intestinal health . They now know probiotics offer a whole range of health benefits.
Little known just a few years ago, kale has become a popular food. It is a cruciferous vegetable, related to cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and brussel sprouts. Among all the healthy greens, kale is one of the most nutritious. It is filled with beneficial compounds, many of which are medicinal in their health effects.
You may have noticed people who practice yoga regularly tend to look much younger than their chronological age. A new study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine offers an explanation. Researchers found twelve weeks of yoga increased the body’s natural defenses against toxins by raising the level of antioxidants and making the immune system stronger.
The Huffington Post recently invited readers to submit their most vexing health questions to be answered by the site’s team of doctors. Here are some of the questions most often asked:
The past few years, Americans have become aware of the adverse effects of high-fructose corn syrup, and we are checking labels to eliminate it from our diet. But increasingly, dieticians are also warning consumers against the health dangers posed by more traditional sources of sugar. A new school of thought holds that regular table sugar and even honey can harm health.
Ginger has long been treasured as a flavoring in food in place of salt. Because a small amount goes a long way, ginger does not add calories or carbohydrates to dishes. Beyond its use in cooking, ginger has also been employed throughout history by holistic healers. It is well known today as a remedy for nausea and vomiting, as the phenolic compounds in ginger work to stimulate the saliva glands and bile production, suppress uncomfortable gastric contractions, and relieve gastrointestinal irritations.