Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function? -  older woman holding a glass of water

Dehydration can cause headaches and several physiological issues, and older adults are most at risk of experiencing it. Does it also affect cognitive function, however? And might overhydration also affect mental performance? Share on PinterestRecent research set out to reveal whether or not hydration levels can affect cognitive performance in older adults. Dehydration can cause […]

Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles

Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles -  picture of cannabis cookies

As cannabis edibles become legal in an increasing number of countries, medical experts are warning people about the possible health risks that these may pose to consumers, as well as their family members. Share on PinterestCannabis edibles do not come without health risks, researchers caution. The use of cannabis — for medical and, sometimes, recreational […]

Are pesticides in food harmful?

Are pesticides in food harmful? -  a man spraying pesticides into a field of crops that will be used for food

Pesticides are chemicals that prevent insects, weeds, and fungi from damaging crops. Farmers use them to increase the amount of crops they are able to produce. The United States government tests and regulates pesticides. Testing produce ensures that levels are low enough to not pose a risk to human health. According to data from 2017, […]

Treatment options for IBS

Treatment options for IBS -  a man talking to a pharmacist about medications that can be used as ibs treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder that can have a significant effect on a person’s quality of life. People who have IBS commonly report digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. Some people experience additional symptoms, such as generalized body pain and poor social functioning. Doctors are still not sure […]

How might bitter melon help treat cancer?

How might bitter melon help treat cancer? -  bitter melon

Bitter melon, or bitter gourd, has served as a traditional Indian remedy for centuries. Recently, bitter melon extract supplements have been gaining popularity as an alternative medication for diabetes. Now, new research in mice seems to suggest that bitter melon extract may help fight cancer. Share on PinterestResearch in mouse models finds that bitter melon […]

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia? -  a young man looking thoughtfully out of a window because he may have anorexia or bulimia

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders in which a person tries to lose weight in unhealthful ways. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 0.6% of adults in the United States experienced anorexia between 2001 and 2003, compared to 0.3% who experienced bulimia. There are essential differences between anorexia and bulimia, […]