SATURDAY, Sept. 7, 2019 -- Moderate exercise is known to improve blood pressure -- and that may include activities that are more exotic than a brisk walk, two preliminary studies suggest.
In one, researchers found that "hot" yoga classes lowered blood pressure in a small group of people with modestly elevated numbers. In the other, hula dancing showed the same benefit for people who had stubbornly high blood pressure, despite medication.
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Your dog might be your heart's best friend, if a new study is any indication.
Researchers found that compared with people who had no pets, dog owners tended to have fewer risk factors for heart disease: They got more exercise, and had healthier diets and lower blood sugar levels.
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 -- Folks who get treatment from a stem cell clinic could be spending their money on what amounts to snake oil, a new study warns.
Doctors administering stem cells might have no expertise in the condition they're trying to treat, and the cells themselves might be derived from questionable or discredited sources -- if the treatment contains any stem cells at all.
WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 -- Wondering if you can do more than slap on some sunscreen to prevent skin cancer? A new study suggests that getting more vitamin A may help.
The study of around 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15%. Most of the vitamin A they consumed came from foods.