HEALTH

Niacin Benefits

Niacin Benefits

Health Benefits of Niacin A strong health requires a healthy lifestyle. This means paying attention to various aspects and habits, from the food we eat to the amount of water we drink and the sports activities we go for. Vitamins and minerals play an important role in supporting one’s health and vitamin and mineral deficiencies will lead to various symptoms …

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Casting out tonsil stones

Casting out tonsil stones

The stone cold fact is that tonsil stones (aka tonsilloliths) have absolutely no connection to cancer, so you can (literally) swallow your fear. In fact, they are nothing more than calcified deposits of food debris caught in the crevices your tonsils, where bacteria, dead cells and mucous, can become trapped. They can also occur due to a build-up of minerals …

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Cancer treatments and heart health

Cancer treatments and heart health

Side effects from chemotherapy treatments such as hair loss and ringing in the ears to memory deficits (known as chemo brain) have long been documented. However, more and more specialists are becoming concerned with its effects on patients’ heart health, especially the development of heart failure due to the chemicals used. These include anthracycline drugs as well as advanced biological …

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An overview of ovaries

An overview of ovaries

Most women give little thought to their ovaries when they are not menstruating, unless, if course, they are trying to get pregnant. And while they may be aware of the fact that these organs produce eggs and estrogen (making them primarily responsible for their development from girl to woman), most females are unaware of just how important they are in …

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Zika stripped of emergency status

Zika stripped of emergency status

Although most people were shocked to learn that WHO (World Health Organization) has removed Zika’s “emergency” status, the United Nations agency stated that the action was simply part of the realization that Zika is “here to stay” and not downgrade the seriousness of the global threat it maintains. Zika was first declared a “Public Health Emergency” last February when the …

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Things You Need To Know About Your Appendix

Things You Need To Know About Your Appendix

You’re most probably familiar with this tiny organ called appendix. If you know why we have such an organ, what it does and what signs might show there’s something wrong with it, congrats for being informed. If you still have more to learn when it comes to your appendix, you might want to check the lines below to find out …

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Bingo: N6 antibody may hold key to stopping HIV

Bingo: N6 antibody may hold key to stopping HIV

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health’s Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, led by Mark Connors, M.D., have identified an antibody, dubbed N6, taken from a patient infected with HIV that has proven to have the power to neutralize 98% of HIV isolates tested. These include 16 of 20 strains that have continuously proven resistant to other antibodies of …

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Coping with cantankerous canker sores

Coping with cantankerous canker sores

Canker sores may be just as ugly and painful as cold sores, but luckily they are not caused by the herpes virus and are therefore not contagious. Still, no one wants to kiss a mouth covered by the round or oval lesions known for their white or yellow centers and a red border. Although researchers have failed to find a …

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The culpability of calcium and Viatmin D

The culpability of calcium and Vitamin D

A build up of excess calcium in the womb has been found as a possible cause behind some pre-term births, according to Dr. Irina Buhimscho of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. While it has long been blamed for causing kidney stones, as well as hardening arteries in older adults, tests involving 100 pregnant women, found that abnormal calcium deposits …

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency – What You Need To Know

Vitamin B12 Deficiency – What You Need To Know

Things You Need to Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency One’s tiredness, digestion problems, dizziness, brain fog, and rapid heartbeat –just to name a few- might be signs of vitamin B12 deficiency. Of course, they can be signs of other health conditions but if you know that you don’t have any other health issue yet you experience these symptoms, it is …

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