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Fermented Foods May Lower Your Risk of Death

This article was previously published August 6, 2020, and has been updated with new information. I’ve written many articles detailing lifestyle and dietary strategies that may decrease your COVID-19 risk by boosting your immune function and general health. Now we can add fermented foods to the list, which shouldn’t come as such a great surprise,… Read More »

How to live longer: High doses of this vitamin may ‘raise risk’ of cancer recurrence

Though our life expectancy may seem out of our control, everyday life decisions can aid longevity and help us live happier, longer lives. While certain foods could boost longevity, simply lowering intake of meat-based protein could also be linked to a longer lifespan. For example, many studies link a plant-rich diet to a lower risk… Read More »

Parkinson’s: The hot drink that ‘significantly’ lowers your risk – major study finding

Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. It is caused by a loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra, which is responsible for producing a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine acts as a messenger between the parts of the… Read More »

Are Women with PMDD at Increased Risk for Suicidality?

Many women with regular menstrual cycles report unpleasant physical or psychological symptoms premenstrually. For the majority of women, these symptoms are mild and tolerable. However, for a certain group of women, these premenstrual symptoms can be disabling and may cause significant disruption in their lives. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD affects about  3%  to 8%… Read More »

Essential Reads: Modafinil and Armodafinil During Pregnancy Associated with Increased Risk of Malformations

Modafinil (brand name Provigil) and armodafinil (Nuvigil) are wake-promoting agents used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea. They are also used in other settings, often in combination with other medications, to treat ADHD symptoms, depressive symptoms, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction.   Danish Study of 50 Modafinil-Exposed Infants In… Read More »