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Confirming other similar results, a study released today reports on the latest efforts to investigate the usefulness of daily aspirin. Set in Japan, the study was well underway when it was curtailed for lack of clear benefit paired with serious... [read more]
An article recently published in the journal Neurology and circulated in the popular news source Journal Watch claims that B vitamin supplementation doesn't help declining cognitive function in elderly folks with elevated homocysteine. Since that... [read more]
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that among 61,000 women and 45,000 men in Sweden, those reporting high levels of milk drinking did not receive the benefits milk producers promote. (As an aside, I applaud the BMJ for... [read more]
To start with, it's October 28th, so Happy National Chocolate Day!! I can't decide, should I follow my lunch with the 80% chocolate already open, or try the new 70% chocolate with the coconut (or almond butter OR lime and sea salt) center? In... [read more]
For decades, one possibility of treating seizures in children has been the ketogenic diet. Once the mainstay of epilepsy treatment, the troublesome ketogenic diet faded to a lesser position with the advent of pharmaceutical drugs capable of... [read more]
Yes, it’s come to that: every day brings  a news story about a condition for which a low-carbohydrate diet is the most healthy diet to follow. One such news article this week is really no surprise: low carbohydrate diets recommended for... [read more]
How many hours of sleep are best for you every night? Do you sleep the same amount every night?  On average, Americans sleep less during the week, 6-plus hours, and creep up above 7 hours on the weekend. In a recent study discussed in the Wall... [read more]
I just made an appointment with a Physical Therapist specializing in athletes with knee problems: I loved giving my Medicare information and saying also that I am an athlete! Okay, I have to say I’m a side-lined athlete until the PT can perform... [read more]
Two very important life-style choices might be of significant benefit if you want to prevent a recurrence of colon cancer.  A recently released study identified both regular exercise (60 minutes weekly) and twice weekly fish meals as factors... [read more]
One of the recent newsletters from a popular health and fitness doctor suggested that we only need exercise a bit more to keep from gaining weight. Evidently all the different health authorities have calculated the amount of exercise needed. The... [read more]

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