Dragon fruit is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients – researchers have investigated if dragon fruit is good for diabetics. Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are diagnosed using blood sugar levels. A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test measures blood sugar levels after approximately eight hours without eating. The two hours post-prandial glucose (2HPP) test measures blood
CBD oils are quickly becoming one of the most widely used health supplements. The last decade has seen a much greater focus on CBD research, as people are better understanding the ways in which the compound can benefit a person’s health. Alongside this, many countries have changed the laws surrounding CBD, meaning that it is
The imbalance between the production and accumulation of reactive oxygen species in the cells and tissues and the antioxidant defense to inhibit their harmful effects is called oxidative stress. It occurs naturally and plays a role in the aging process. Reactive oxygen species are examples of free radicals which have one or more unpaired electrons.
A research group from Tokyo has identified a correlation between children who exercise and benefits to cognitive functioning later in life. This study is the first to analyze brain structure and function as it relates to exercise in childhood and cognitive function in adulthood. The research group, including Professor Toru Ishihara from Kobe University, began
Niacinamide is an essential vitamin, but it is also used as an ingredient in some skincare products. What is niacinamide in skincare, what is it used for, and what are the potential benefits? What is niacinamide in skincare? Niacinamide, also referred to as vitamin B3, is an essential vitamin that should be consumed regularly to
Healthy vision is important for an individual’s quality of life. Here, we list five simple tips to help maintain good eye health and prevent eye disorders. Seeing is believing. Literally. There is no other human sense that has such an important effect on the perception and understanding of our surroundings. The mechanism of sight is
There may be a natural anti-anxiety supplement available, according to a recent study. Beta-sitosterol, an already established natural cholesterol-lowering supplement, has shown promising anti-anxiety effects. In the study published May 18, 2021, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science tested the effect of beta-sitosterol on the anxious responses of mice placed in stressful settings. Although
A study from the National Institute for Health Research Leicester Biomedical Research Centre suggests that exercise may be beneficial for COVID-19 recovery and help reduce lasting respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 infection. Researchers are hopeful that this finding will help develop effective rehabilitation programs for COVID-19 survivors. The study, published May 6, 2021, followed 30 individuals
Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A, and they can be used for a variety of things in medicine. Adapalene is one of the newer retinoids, and it is used to treat acne and other skin concerns. How does adapalene work, what is it used for, and what are some common side effects? What is adapalene?
Protective immunity against COVID-19 shown to be robust in a recent study. As new hospital admissions for people with COVID-19 continue to decrease (1), many locations are beginning to ease restrictions and return life to normal. Immunity to COVID-19 has increased due to vaccinations and natural immunity after infection. However, questions remain as to how
Music therapy can have many influences on mental health, as one less-traditional form of treatment for mental illness. Treatments for mental illnesses can be very wide ranging, from psychotherapy, to medications, to exercise and diet. One less traditional type of treatment is music therapy, which can involve anything from listening to the creation of music
Recent reviews and data from peer-reviewed studies, expert meta-analyses, and epidemiological analyses have shown promising results for Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19. Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug with proven antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. As of December 2020, a large number of evidence-based data has demonstrated the efficacy and safety of using Ivermectin in preventing