Green Veggies Reduce The Risk Of Oral Cancer.

The risk of developing mouth cancer can be reduced by consuming cruciferous vegetables at least once a week, suggests new research published in Annals of Oncology. Prior research has indicated that women who eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables have better breast cancer survival rates, when compared to those who do not. The current research supports … Continue reading Green Veggies Reduce The Risk Of Oral Cancer.

The Great American Smokeout: A Great Day To Quit Smoking.

Each year, the third Thursday of November welcomes the Great American Smokeout to the calendar - a nationwide opportunity for those of us who want to give up smoking to find mass support. The event also provides a handy start date for anyone who has been pondering quitting but has not quite got around to … Continue reading The Great American Smokeout: A Great Day To Quit Smoking.

Why Is Smoking Bad For You?

Smoking is responsible for several diseases, such as cancer, long-term (chronic) respiratory diseases, and heart disease, as well as premature death. Over 480,000 people in the USA and 100,000 in the UK die because of smoking each year. According the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), $92 billion are lost each year from … Continue reading Why Is Smoking Bad For You?

Dr. Pinkerton’s Top 10 Tips for Menopause.

by JoAnn Pinkerton | Mar 29, 2016 Navigating through menopause isn’t always easy. The physical and mental challenges of a changing body come at a time when women face plenty of other challenges: too much work, not enough time, and taking care of everyone—the kids, the job, the aging parents, the community—except yourself. So I … Continue reading Dr. Pinkerton’s Top 10 Tips for Menopause.

Migraines: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments.

A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days. Migraine is a … Continue reading Migraines: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome experienced by approximately 3-8% of women in their reproductive years. The symptoms differ from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in that PMDD causes severe and debilitating symptoms which affect daily living. PMDD is a chronic condition that necessitates treatment when it occurs. Available treatments include lifestyle … Continue reading Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment.

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Small Reduction in Risk of Hip Fracture

Eating a Mediterranean diet full of fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, legumes and whole grains appears to be associated with a lower risk of hip fracture in women, although the actual risk reduction was small, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Osteoporotic fractures are a major burden for health care systems … Continue reading Mediterranean Diet Associated with Small Reduction in Risk of Hip Fracture

Flaxseed Oil (Linum Usitatissimum)

Health Benefits Flaxseed Oil also known as Linseed oil has a rich source of healing compounds and has been cultivated for more than 7000 years. First cultivated in Europe, the plant's brown seeds were regularly used to prepare balms for inflamed skin and healing slurries for constipation. Rich in essential fatty acids, or EFAs, flaxseed … Continue reading Flaxseed Oil (Linum Usitatissimum)

Same Symptoms, Different Care for Women and Men with Heart Disease

Despite messages to the contrary, most women being seen by a doctor for the first time with suspected heart disease actually experience the same classic symptoms as men, notably chest pain and shortness of breath, according to a study led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute. But other differences between the sexes are evident in … Continue reading Same Symptoms, Different Care for Women and Men with Heart Disease

Healing Herbal Teas.

Since the beginning, people have been using teas in the form of a hot beverage as well as a remedy. Available records suggest that people in China have been drinking tea since 4,700 years back. Although several features of the Chinese culture reached Japan roughly about 600 C.E. (Common Era, which is the same as A.D.), … Continue reading Healing Herbal Teas.