Heartburn Drugs: Why Less May Be More
When it comes to acid reflux, better care sometimes means less medication.
Breast Cancer Rx Might Prevent Early Menopause
It’s good news for young women who have had breast cancer treatment and still want a baby. A medication called goserelin may help prevent the ovarian failure often caused by chemotherapy.
Cholesterol Rx Didn't Improve Bone Health
Some medications help patients in several ways — such as how an aspirin for a fever may also lower heart attack risk — but that isn't always the case. A medication for cholesterol once thought to improve bone health probably doesn't do so, a new study found.
Watching What You Mix with Your Rx
It may seem harmless to pop a multivitamin each day, but many dietary supplements still contain active ingredients that affect the body. They might also interact with prescription medications.
How Calcium Affects Heart Health
Getting enough calcium is important, especially for older women. But could calcium supplements negatively affect heart health?
Healthy Bones Could Mean a Healthy Heart
The heart needs blood pumping in and out of it to keep us alive. When arteries become clogged up with fat, cholesterol and other unhealthy stuff, the blood can't flow.
More Than Hot Flashes
Hot flashes are a biggie among middle-aged women. But common effects of menopause can differ around the world. New research has identified a number of different symptoms among menopausal women with osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
Olive Oil May Protect Against Osteoporosis
It has been said that you are what you eat. How does eating something rich and smooth like olive oil make your bones strong and healthy?
Subtle Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse
Experiencing abuse as a child means more than a higher risk of mental illness. Researchers are learning that abused children are at risk for various long-term physical issues as well.
Excessive Vitamin D May Be Harmful
Vitamin D is known to strengthen bones and can be particularly beneficial in protecting the elderly from brittle bones. However, it is possible to consume an excessive, potentially harmful, amount of vitamin D.