Category: Health Briefs

Take Hibiscus to Fight Breast Cancer

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is much more than a brilliant scarlet tropical flower: New laboratory research from Canada’s University of Windsor found that a hibiscus flower extract...

Fight MRSA With Herbal Extracts

  In a Brazilian study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine, extracts of rosemary leaves and pomegranate peels, along with a South African herb...

Eat Vegan Without Compromising Stamina

For runners, food is fuel, and a new study lays to rest debates about which diet is best. Researchers at Leibniz University, in Hannover, Germany,...

Sleep Tight to Keep Ulcers at Bay

About one in 10 Americans develops painful peptic ulcers, open sores in the lining of the stomach and duodenum, that are sometimes caused by an...

Soak Up Rays for a Healthier Bowel

Regular exposure to sunlight decreases the incidence of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in children, researchers from the Australian National University report. They compared 99 children...

Try Maqui Berry for Dry Eyes

Maqui, tiny black berries that grow wild in the rain forests of Chile and Argentina, are beloved by small birds. Now they are showing promise...

Be Wary of Dental Antibiotics

  Preventive antibiotics are frequently prescribed by dentists for older patients with certain heart conditions, but Oregon State University researchers recently found that those antibiotics,...

Savor Cherries to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Montmorency tart cherries, first discovered by Roman legionnaires along the Black Sea, have been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, according to scientists....

Take it Easy on the Eggs

Eggs should only be a now and then thing, the latest research from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago indicates. The new study, published in the Journal...