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Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn’s disease?

Probiotics are living microorganisms, including bacteria and yeast, that can benefit the body. Some people take probiotics to enhance the digestive bacteria in their gut. People with Crohn’s disease, which is an inflammatory disorder affecting the gastrointestinal tract, experience a variety of digestive problems. Probiotics may help reduce the symptoms ... Read More »

What are the health benefits of bulletproof coffee?

Bulletproof coffee combines coffee, oil, and butter as a substitute for breakfast. Promoters of the drink claim it has a range of health benefits. In this article, we look at what bulletproof coffee is and how to make it. We also examine its potential health benefits, its downsides, and who ... Read More »

Can eating eggs help you lose weight?

As part of a balanced diet, eggs can provide many health benefits. A growing body of research suggests that eating eggs can also support weight loss. Eggs are rich in protein, low in calories, and they may boost the metabolism. In this article, we describe how to use eggs to ... Read More »

Just how harmful is it to have 1 drink per day?

Many enjoy a glass of wine or beer during dinner, believing that this little alcohol couldn’t possibly affect them. A new study is, however, warning that even one small drink per day can influence our health. It is not safe to have even one glass of wine with your meal, ... Read More »

Diabetes: Fridge temperature may make insulin less effective

New research that set out to analyze the temperatures at which people living with diabetes store their insulin is now warning against the perils of improper storage for the quality and effectiveness of the hormone. Storage temperatures may affect the quality of the insulin. More than 30 million people in ... Read More »

Lupin launches generic Potassium Chloride Oral Solution

Lupin has launched Potassium Chloride Oral Solution USP, 20 mEq/15mL (10%) and 40 mEq/15 mL (20%), having received an approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) earlier. The company’s Potassium Chloride Oral Solution USP, 20 mEq/15mL (10%) and 40 mEq/15 mL (20%), is the generic equivalent of ... Read More »

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the lungs?

Over time, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to lung tissue damage, which can result in a condition called pulmonary fibrosis. With this condition, lung tissue becomes thick and scarred, making it harder to absorb oxygen into the bloodstream. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder that causes chronic pain in ... Read More »

Crohn’s mouth ulcers: What to know

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that mainly causes symptoms in the digestive tract. However, some people experience symptoms elsewhere, including mouth ulcers. Doctors call mouth ulcers and other symptoms outside of the digestive tract extra-intestinal manifestations of Crohn’s disease. Some people develop mouth ulcers several years before they ... Read More »

What are the benefits of nutritional yeast?

Yeast has played an important role in the human diet for thousands of years. This fungus is a vital ingredient in bread, beer, and a range of other foods. In recent years, many people have started consuming a specific type of yeast called nutritional yeast. Due to its nutritional content, ... Read More »

Could we use gene mutations to treat diabetes and heart disease?

Genes that control one aspect of our health can also influence others. Now, a recent study has revealed such a link between mutations of three genes that control cholesterol and a lower risk of certain cardiovascular conditions and type 2 diabetes. Scientists find a link between gene mutations, cholesterol, heart ... Read More »

5 bizarre medical techniques from history

In this Spotlight, we cover five unusual — and rather unsavory — treatments that were common in days gone by. Though each is horrid in its own way, they remind us of how far we have come. Medical knowledge has been hard won. Medical science has scurried somewhat eagerly along ... Read More »

Why sudden cardiac arrests no longer peak in the morning

New research, published in the journal Heart Rhythm, discovers that due to recent cultural shifts in our work schedules and daily stressors, sudden cardiac arrests no longer tend to occur in the mornings. Sudden cardiac arrest can occur any time of the day, says a new study. Until now, the ... Read More »

Choice overload: Why decision-making can be so hard

Do you struggle to make a choice when faced with many similar options — at the grocery store, for instance, or when placing an order at a restaurant? This is called “choice overload,” and one new study explains how it works and why it happens. Why is choosing so difficult? ... Read More »

How virtual reality can boost your workout

Research shows that immersing oneself in a virtual environment during a workout helps boost performance and endurance, as well as reduce the levels of perceived pain and effort. Wearing a VR headset when exercising may boost performance. Researchers have been looking more and more into the potential therapeutic applications of ... Read More »

How to identify psoriasis and ringworm

Both psoriasis and ringworm cause red, scaly patches on the skin. Knowing the symptoms of each condition can help people to identify their rash. Psoriasis and ringworm are very different conditions. Ringworm is a fungal infection that will go away with treatment. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that comes ... Read More »

How to manage COPD triggers

Certain factors can cause symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to grow more severe. Identifying and finding ways to avoid these triggers can help. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of long-term and progressive lung diseases. A person with COPD may have a variety of ... Read More »

Ileostomy: Everything you need to know

An ileostomy is a type of ostomy, which is a surgical opening in the abdominal wall. An ileostomy provides a way for the end of the small intestine, called the ileum, to release stool. A surgeon will usually create an ileostomy after removing some or all of the colon and ... Read More »

Crohn’s disease surgery: What to know

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that damages the small and large intestines. A doctor may recommend Crohn’s disease surgery for a person with severe symptoms if other treatments are not helping. Surgery does not cure Crohn’s disease, but it can reduce complications associated with the disease. According to ... Read More »