Preventive antibiotics are frequently prescribed by dentists for older patients with certain heart conditions, but Oregon State University researchers recently found that those antibiotics, which can expose patients to unwelcome side effects, are unnecessary 81 percent of the time.
In the study of 1,782 people, they also found that food and drug allergies were unaffected by psychosocial disorders.
Maqui, tiny black berries that grow wild in the rain forests of Chile and Argentina, are beloved by small birds.
About one in 10 Americans develops painful peptic ulcers, open sores in the lining of the stomach and duodenum, that are sometimes caused by an overgrowth of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
Regular exposure to sunlight decreases the incidence of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in children, researchers from the Australian National University report.
Cold or unsupportive mothering styles can harm a child’s health into adulthood, Loma Linda University researchers have found.
For runners, food is fuel, and a new study lays to rest debates about which diet is best.
Eating three to four eggs a week increases heart disease mortality by 6 percent and all-cause mortality by 8 percent, a new study found.
Montmorency tart cherries in juice or capsules lower systolic blood pressure and insulin levels within hours, reducing factors that lead to metabolic syndrome.
At least one-third of early deaths globally could be prevented if people moved to a largely plant-based diet, Harvard scientists have calculated.