Psoriasis Tied to Increased Cancer Risk

Psoriasis Tied to Increased Cancer Risk
Having psoriasis is associated with an increased risk of cancer, a new review of studies concludes.Researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, combined data from 58 studies and found that, over all, compared with people without the condition, psoriasis of any degree of severity was associated with an 18 percent increased risk for cancer, and severe psoriasis with...

Are There Benefits to Drinking Kombucha?

Are There Benefits to Drinking Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented food, much like cultured yogurt, cheese, kefir, kimchi and sauerkraut. Traditionally a carbonated drink with live micro-organisms, kombucha is made by brewing together sugar, black or green tea, liquid from a previous batch and the Scoby, short for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (though its more popular nickname is “mother,” since it reproduces...

Is Celery Juice a Sham?

Is Celery Juice a Sham?
Why is celery juice suddenly everywhere?Many credit Mr. William, who wrote a book called, “Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide.” He shares advice with his large fan base through his podcast, his website, his New York Times best-selling books, or in his contributions to Gwyneth Paltrow’s site Goop.Mr. William, who...

Exercise Advice for Surviving Cancer, and Maybe Avoiding It

Exercise Advice for Surviving Cancer, and Maybe Avoiding It
And they concluded that there was more than enough evidence to start suggesting that exercise should be a part of standard treatment for most people with cancer. They also found that exercise should be considered a means to substantially drop the risk of developing cancer in the first place.Specifically, the scientists, in separate reviews being published tod

He Tried E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking. Doctors Say Vaping Led to His Death.

He Tried E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking. Doctors Say Vaping Led to His Death.
One Friday morning, a week into his hospital stay, he woke up unable to move his right arm. His family said that when a hospital chaplain visited his room, Mr. Steffen was blunt. “I think I’m dying slowly,” he told her. She asked if he was afraid to die. “No,” he answered. “I just wish it would...

Improve Your Bedtime Routine With These Five Luxurious Tips

Improve Your Bedtime Routine With These Five Luxurious Tips
Kristin Dahl, a holistic nutritionist and herbalist in Los Angeles, goes for a walk, to “practice some deep breathing,” and does Yoga Nidra as part of her bedtime routine, which is “essentially a guided body meditation and body scan.” Ms. Love stretches and does deep breathing for 15 - 20 minutes.Engage the five sensesA warm drink can...

Your Body Is a Wonderland

Your Body Is a Wonderland
The overall result is informative, entertaining and often gross (kissing, according to one study, transfers up to one billion bacteria from one mouth to another, along with 0.2 micrograms of food bits).Bryson particularly excels at ferreting out unsung heroes. Here, he gives some love to John Charnley, a British orthopedic surgeon, who perfected the artificial hip made of...

An Oncologist Asks When It’s Time to Say ‘Enough’

An Oncologist Asks When It’s Time to Say ‘Enough’
Azra Raza’s “The First Cell” poses hard questions about cancer treatment and end-of-life care.Source link

CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell the Difference

CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell the Difference
In June of 2018, Mark Pennington received troubling news from his ex-girlfriend, with whom he shared custody of their 2-year-old son. She had taken a hair follicle from the boy, she said, and had it analyzed at a lab. A drug test had returned positive for THC, the intoxicating compound in marijuana; evidently their son had...

For ‘Erin Brockovich’ Fans, a David vs. Goliath Tale With a Twist

For ‘Erin Brockovich’ Fans, a David vs. Goliath Tale With a Twist
EXPOSUREPoisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPontBy Robert Bilott with Tom Shroder Robert Bilott never set out to be anyone’s hero. He made his living defending chemical companies at an old-line corporate law firm based in Cincinnati when, just a few months shy of making partner, he received a call from a West Virginia...