Top 5 Problem Dietary Supplements
Top 5 Problem Dietary SupplementsWhen natural doesn't always mean safe, and reading labels doesn't necessarily protect consumers.
Caffeine can reduce inflammation in patients with eczema and psoriasisAdding caffeine to topical skin treatments would be a simple way to reduce inflammation in patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, suggests a review presented at the Psoriasis: From Gene to Clinic International Congress, which took place in London this week.
Herbs are helpful, but use with caution in childrenMore and more parents are using herbal medications to manage their children’s health conditions, but which ones are safe and how are they used?
Anticholinergic drugs linked to higher risk for pneumonia in elderlyTaking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects is associated with a significantly higher risk for developing pneumonia, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Caffeine may fuel hot flashesMenopausal hot flashes may be more bothersome in women who drink caffeine, according to results of a 6-year cross-sectional survey published in Menopause.
Energy drinks linked to substance abuse?High school students who regularly consume energy drinks and soft drinks are more likely to abuse substances such as alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit drugs.
Lifestyle changes for a healthy pregnancy: Caffeine, exercise, and moreWomen in early pregnancy and those attempting conception are often concerned with altering their lifestyles to achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy. Patients often ask ob/gyns for recommendations about caffeine intake, exercise, alcohol consumption, and use of artificial sweeteners. In addition to quantity, the question of timing arises: When is the appropriate time for a woman to alter her lifestyle—before conception or after pregnancy is established?