Diet

Can diet improve a person’s vaginal health?

Certain foods and drinks contain compounds that may improve vaginal health and symptoms of vaginal conditions. These include probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented food and beverages.The vagina uses natural secretions, immune defenses, and "good" bacteria to keep itself healthy. Eating a healthful, balanced diet might also further prevent infections…

Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic.Turmeric is a member of…

Are pesticides in food harmful?

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…

What is the difference between anorexia and 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…

What to know about free-range eggs

In general, hens that are free to roam in their houses and have access to some outside space produce free-range eggs. Hens that live in cages without any roaming opportunities produce cage eggs.Many egg cartons carry the free-range label.…

Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson's disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup.Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of Parkinson's…

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