Vitamin deficiency in later life

One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood. This is the conclusion of an investigation conducted by researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, as part of Read More

7 Ways to Plan for Cold and Flu Season

(Family Features) Declining temperatures can bring fun, cool-weather activities, but they also mean cold and flu season is lurking. While everyone hopes to stay healthy, it can be difficult to completely avoid viruses and bugs. Read More

Vitamin C Tells Cancer Cells to Die

Vitamin C may “tell” faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. This is the finding of a study led by researchers from Perlmutter Read More

Four Ways to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins may not be dangerous, but for those who suffer from them, they can be an uncomfortable and sometimes even painful experience. Both men and women can develop varicose veins, which usually appear on Read More

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is an injury sustained as the result of repetitive stress placed on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, its damage sustained on the fascia—a thin layer of fibrous tissue that protects other Read More

What’s on Your Skin?

It turns out your skin is crawling with single-celled microorganisms — and they’re not just bacteria. A study by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Medical University of Graz Read More

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

According to the National Onion Association (yes, that’s a thing), approximately 170 countries grow onions, and it’s estimated that 9.2 million acres of onions are harvested annually around the world. Onions are low in calories Read More

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