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You think your doctor is too busy? Dr. Jonathan Fielding has about 9 million patients – which is to say, almost everyone in Los Angeles County. He heads the county’s public health department, a department bigger than that of some states. His...
More than half of American women over the age of 60 take vitamin D and calcium supplements, but the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said this week that they’re probably wasting their money. In a new recommendations from the federal government&...
There is oh, so much publicity about fish oil pills, calcium and vitamin D – let alone the many more unusual dietary supplements. Are Americans persuaded? About half of U.S. adults use dietary supplements, and less than a quarter of the people who...
The nation's retailers, manufacturers and farmers are bracing for a possible strike that could idle U.S. ports all along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast. That walkout could begin as early as Sunday after the midnight Saturday expiration of a 90-...
Seaweed can shrink your waistline. Grow your hair. Bring down your blood pressure along with your blood sugar. Build up the strength of your bones and your brain. Make your joints stop aching and your bowels get moving. Give cancer short shrift, and...
Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike. That's because...
Remember chia pets? Rinsing your hair with beer? Food that's just food — no soy protein isolate, xanthan gum, red dye No. 40 or mystery ingredients from the Amazon rain forest? Well, chia is back, big time (the seeds, not the chia pets). And so...
It has a smoky, bitter taste, a deeply unpleasant odor and bears a close resemblance to black gobs of tar. Pricey tar, mind you: 10 grams (a month's supply) will set you back $80. The substance, called shilajit, is an ancient ayurvedic medicine. On...
World NowThe world could save 2 million children every year if it helped the neediest countries take 13 recommended steps to conquer malnutrition, according to a new report from Save the Children....
Richmond Times-DispatchThe number on the scale the afternoon of Feb. 27, 2012, brought home the cold reality that I had avoided for so long: 495 pounds. Five more pounds and I would weigh exactly 500 pounds -- or, more starkly, a quarter ton. I immediately began inwardly...
Khaleej TimesDon't stress about losing your tresses; get savvy and check out our expert tips on the best methods to ?minimise one of the biggest lifestyle banes in the Middle East -- hair fall Does it break your heart to see bunches of your beautiful hair fall out...
Khaleej TimesOsteoporosis is still considered a disease of older white women, but it is clear that both sexes and all ethnic groups have some risk for fracture, explains Dr Adnan Abdulwahid, Rheumatologist, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah. Thus, even though women fracture...
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