MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns.
The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease.
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- When it comes to preventing heart disease, vitamin and mineral supplements are probably a waste of money, a new research review concludes.
The findings, published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, largely confirm what's already known: Supplements may be popular, but in most cases, there is no evidence they protect against heart disease.
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Any approach that differs from conventional -- or Western -- medicine is typically considered complementary and alternative, or CAM.
But these practices have become much more mainstream, leading to growth in the health care approach called integrative medicine, which draws on traditional and non-traditional systems tailored to each individual's needs.
SUNDAY, April 22, 2018 -- Yoga can make you flexible and strong, but it can also hurt you if not practiced correctly, an orthopedic expert warns.
Improper technique can lead to serious muscle damage, including strain and overstretching of the neck, shoulders, spine, legs and knees, according to Dr. Brett Freedman. He is an orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon, and an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) spokesperson.
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds.
"Our results show a clear reduction in anxiety in the first hour after the meditation session, and our preliminary results suggest that anxiety was significantly lower one week after the meditation session," said study author John Durocher. He is an assistant professor of physiology at Michigan Technological University's department of biological sciences.