Month: August 2019

Does soy help reduce your levels of bad cholesterol?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) might soon revoke soy’s longstanding claim to boost cardiovascular health. But now comes long-term research that appears to bolster the notion that soy does indeed do a heart good.   No major benefit Canadian researchers pored over the results of 46 separate trials. Their conclusion: “These data strongly support the …

Does soy help reduce your levels of bad cholesterol? Read More »

My phlegm is yellow, do I need antibiotics?

Coughing and wheezing, sniffles and sneezing are all symptoms of a cold, flu or even a sinus infection. These symptoms may leave you feeling down and lousy. Over-the-counter medication may have not eased the symptoms… Need something stronger? Well antibiotics may do the trick, but this all depends on what you have. Taking an antibiotic particularly for a cold …

My phlegm is yellow, do I need antibiotics? Read More »

Genetic testing helps family uncover inherited heart condition

Kristen Criss’ father died of complications from a stroke, her mother died from a heart condition at age 40 and her sister passed away at 33. Still, it would be many years – and health struggles of her own – before she realised the full meaning of having a family history of heart disease.   A series …

Genetic testing helps family uncover inherited heart condition Read More »

Taking care of your heart means you’re taking care of your brain too

Want to reduce your risk of dementia? Take care of your heart. That’s the takeaway from a new study that suggests good heart health in middle age could lower your odds for problems with thinking and memory later in life.   Lower risk later in life The study included nearly 7 900 British adults who did …

Taking care of your heart means you’re taking care of your brain too Read More »

What should be your first-line treatment for a cough?

According to recent guidelines, natural remedies such as honey and over-the-counter remedies are better than antibiotics for treating a cough. Health officials say that antibiotics shouldn’t be prescribed by doctors for coughs, as they rarely kill the virus and do little to ease the symptoms. Overuse of antibiotics is also a major cause of the growing problem …

What should be your first-line treatment for a cough? Read More »

Long-Term Care for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (Parkinson’s disease) is a nervous system disorder of the brain that affects movement. The disease is more commonly seen in older adults. Men are also 1.5 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than women. The disorder often leads to the need for long-term care, particularly with Parkinson’s disease progression. After reading this guide, you …

Long-Term Care for Parkinson’s Disease Read More »