Category Archives: Health News

Parenteral Opioid Shortage — Treating Pain during the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic

The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE Eduardo Bruera, M.D. The opioid-overdose epidemic now causes more than 30,000 deaths per year in the United States. In response to the increasing death toll, many measures have recently been implemented, including reclassification of hydrocodone as a Schedule II opioid and new requirements for physician review of prescription drug… Read more »

What Happens When You Quit Caffeine?

Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » By: Emily Lockhart on Wednesday, July 11 th Caffeine consumption can be pretty darn confusing. While many studies tout the benefits of drinking a cup of morning brew—for things like improved energy, alertness, and memory—as many reports suggest Americans drink far too much caffeine and need to cut down,… Read more »

5 Reasons To Enjoy More Coffee

Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » By: Emily Lockhart on Tuesday, July 5th As if the wonders of the morning ritual that is ingesting a hot cup of caffeine wasn’t enough reason for you to love coffee, turns out there is a convincing amount of evidence that regularly indulging in a cup of joe may… Read more »

The 8 Proven Health Benefits of Coffee

Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » By: Emily Lockhart on Thursday, May 8th   Coffee. Java. Cup a’ Joe. Regardless of what you call your favorite cup, it turns out that coffee is good for you…for multiple reasons—according to very convincing research studies from the world’s leading health organizations—like Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins… Read more »

1-Hour Exercise, 3 Times a Week Boosts Cognition in Older Adults ; But no improvement in memory

MedPage Today May 30, 2018 by Judy George, Contributing Writer Exercising for 52 hours over a 6-month period may be an optimal dose for cognitive improvement in older adults, a systematic review of 98 randomized clinical trials suggested. Interventions that averaged 52 hours over a span of 6 months — averaging about an hour, 3… Read more »

Natural Remedies for Migraine Relief

very well health By Cathy Wong, ND Updated December 14, 2017 If you or someone you know has migraines, you probably know all too well how uncomfortable they can be. Throbbing pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light or sound are some of the symptoms of migraines. About 20 percent of people experience an aura—flashes of light,… Read more »

Mysticism and/or rigor: Can science and alternative medicine shake hands?

special section / strange science by Lauren Walker “There is no alternative medicine,” the editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association wrote last year. “There is only scientifically proven, evidence-based medicine supported by solid data or unproven medicine, for which scientific evidence is lacking.”1 Still, use of therapies that commonly fall under the rubric “alternative”–most of them… Read more »