Tag Archives: Help

Gene variant may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease

A new study provides insights on why some people may be more resistant to Alzheimer’s disease than others. The findings may lead to strategies to delay or prevent the condition. The study was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye… Read More »

Can a new generation of weight-loss drugs finally help patients win at the losing game?

In 1992, a University of Rochester pharmacologist named Michael Weintraub published a study on a drug combination that appeared to produce never-before-seen weight loss. By week 34, his subjects — 121 volunteers — lost, on average, 30 pounds. What’s more, they rated the fenfluramine-plus-phentermine regimen not only more helpful than placebo, but also not terribly “bothersome.” The tiny study… Read More »

Yoga Can Help With Regulating The Stress Hormone Cortisol

For women having breast cancer in the process of radiation therapy, yoga provides unique benefits other than reducing fatigue. Researchers revealed that although fatigue had been counteracted with basic stretching exercises, individuals who took part in yoga exercises in which controlled meditation, breathing, as well as relaxation techniques were integrated into their treatment plan had… Read More »

Stigma of opioids keeps users from seeking help, taints views of medical professionals

“Can you think of all the tax dollars it’s cost for you to go to detox?” the doctor asked Raina McMahan when she arrived at the clinic in Revere seeking help for her 15-year heroin addiction. “What is the matter with you?” McMahan, now six years into her recovery and a certified recovery coach at… Read More »

A Classic Puerto Rican Condiment May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Looking for a tasty way to reduce your cancer risk? Eating sofrito, an oniony, garlicky condiment popular in Latin American cuisine but particularly so in Puerto Rican cooking, may help, suggests a new study published in Nutrition and Cancer. The study found that women who ate sofrito—a popular foundation for stews, beans and rice dishes… Read More »