When it comes to stress, you might be your own worst enemy. Sure, external factors are a huge contributor to an uptick in anxiety ― but what about those times where it seemingly comes out of nowhere? Or what about ...Read More »
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Hormonal birth control for men is one step closer to becoming a reality. A global clinical trial to test the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptive shots for men found that these shots successfully suppressed sperm production in nearly 96 percent of ...Read More »
People who suffer from chronic urinary tract infections may want to put down the cranberry juice. The once-promising cranberry treatment is looking less and less like an alternative cure-all for UTIs, and more like a folk tale. A recent randomized controlled ...Read More »
It’s time to pound the pavement. Starting a running routine can seem daunting. After all, what’s more intimidating than hitting your local path and getting passed by everyone? However, the benefits outweigh the discomfort. Research shows the practice can boost ...Read More »
Using a calcium supplement has been implicated as a risk factor for heart attack in older women. A team of Swedish researchers sought to determine whether it also increases those women’s chance of developing dementia. The researchers studied the records ...Read More »
There’s mounting evidence that sitting for long periods can have health risks. However, little is known about how the effects of sitting can be countered by standing occasionally. A team of researchers from the United Kingdom and Australia designed a ...Read More »
Now that spring is here, you may be going back outside to walk. But don’t take your walking routine lightly. While walking is a simple and effective exercise, it can put you at risk for falls and other injuries. As ...Read More »
Q. I heard regular aerobic exercise is better for the brain than strength exercises (resistance training). Is that true? A. The study you probably heard about involved rats, not humans. The rats were made to engage each day in sustained ...Read More »
Another reason to turn up the exercise intensity: It may keep your brain young. An observational study published online March 23, 2016 in Neurology examined 876 people, average age 71, who were enrolled in the Northern Manhattan Study. The participants ...Read More »
Q. I have gained 10 pounds this year. I am 52, healthy, and am eating the same foods I have always eaten. Why am I gaining weight now? A. A lot of patients come to me with the same ...Read More »