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Prescription opioids are no more effective than other pain medications

A new study published in the journal JAMA, reveals that researchers found patients taking opioid painkillers managed their pain no better than patients taking safer, alternative pain medications. The study also found patients taking opioids experienced more adverse side effects.  As per US NEWS, “Overall, opioids did not demonstrate any advantage over non opioid medications Read more about Prescription opioids are no more effective than other pain medications[…]

Kiss that hard work good bye if you do not sleep enough!

Sleep deprivation can impair several physiological systems and recently, new evidence has pointed to the relationship between a lack of sleep and carbohydrate metabolism, consequently resulting in insulin resistance. To minimize this effect, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is emerging as a potential strategy. Souza et al. published a new study showing how High-Intensity Interval Training Read more about Kiss that hard work good bye if you do not sleep enough![…]

All multivitamins are not created equally

The use of multivitamins has exploded over the last decade, as more and more are now readily available in the Natural Health market.  Updated studies, suggest however, that not all multivitamins are created equally, nor do they live up to some of their well marketed, but lofty claims.  Denise Mann of Readers Digest reviews some Read more about All multivitamins are not created equally[…]

Breast Cancer & Birth control; the undeniable link

A few years ago we reported about a landmark Danish study that tracked over 1 million women under the age of 50 in Denmark.  While that study has continued and trails have been updated, new research from that follow up group has show that birth control can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by Read more about Breast Cancer & Birth control; the undeniable link[…]

What the Fructan?

CBC radio reports  that it just might turn out that people with “gluten sensitivities” may actually be able to bring some foods back into their diet, like sourdough bread that’s low in FODMAPs — where they never thought they could before.  A new study published in the journal Gastroenterology suggests another culprit that travels along with Read more about What the Fructan?[…]

Look out! That antacid could be killing you!

A new study shows that popular heartburn drugs could lead to kidney damage without warning.  The potential risk could outweigh benefit of taking the medication according to the Journal Kidney International.:  http://www.kidney-international.org/article/S0085-2538(17)30005-4/fulltext   http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/heartburn-drugs-kidney-damage-1.3994789

Is Coconut oil not safe for you anymore?

Dr. Silverman points out the myths in recent news that misrepresents the detrimental nature of coconut oil. The recent headlines about coconut oil say that because it’s higher in saturated fat than beef or lard, it’s bad for you. “You’ll drastically increase the chances of cardiovascular disease if you eat it because saturated fat raises Read more about Is Coconut oil not safe for you anymore?[…]

Unneeded treatment of breast cancer due to misuse of Mammography

Liz Szabo of Kaiser Health News reports on a recent Danish study:  http://annals.org/aim/article/2596394/breast-cancer-screening-denmark-cohort-study-tumor-size-overdiagnosis that “one in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are treated unnecessarily.”  The study published on Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine  has renewed debate over the value of early detection, the misuse of mammography and proper prevention training for women regarding Read more about Unneeded treatment of breast cancer due to misuse of Mammography[…]