Todo lo que necesita saber sobre los herpes labiales

Normalmente, producen dolor, una sensación de ardor o picazón antes de que se rompan y formen una costra. Se suelen denominar con frecuencia herpes febril. La causa más común es el herpes simple tipo 1 (VHS-1), pero, a veces, el herpes simple tipo 2 (VHS-2) también puede causarlas. En Estados Unidos, entre el 50 y el 80 por ciento de […]

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Louisiana investigating hepatitis A outbreak: What you should know

The Louisiana Office of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of 25 cases of hepatitis A infections, most of which are concentrated in the state capital of Baton Rouge. Louisiana is the 15th state to declare an ongoing outbreak of the virus, which causes liver disease and is highly contagious, but also preventable with vaccination. “Compared to what some other […]

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The 9 best cornstarch substitutes for health

Cornstarch is not the best foodstuff for people who want to lower or regulate their blood sugar or cholesterol levels. Cornstarch might also not be the best for people on a diet, or for those looking to reduce their risk of obesity. This is due to its high calorie and carbohydrate content. There are plenty of cornstarch substitutes, and almost […]

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How to Do Perfect Planks

Planks are a core workout staple—but are you sure you’re even doing the exercise correctly? For this basic gym necessity, you shouldn’t settle for anything other than perfect form. Let Men’s Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., guide you through the exercise’s subtleties, saving you from the bad habits that are keeping you from unlocking your fitness potential. I’ll lend […]

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New study demonstrates effectiveness and safety of vaginal estrogen

Despite its proven effectiveness in treating the genital symptoms of menopause, low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy remains underused largely because of misperceptions regarding its safety. However, a new study that followed women from the Nurses’ Health Study demonstrates that its use is not associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Results are published online today in Menopause, the […]

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CBD in marijuana may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure: Research in mice suggests over-the-counter substance could possess unknown side effects

One of the most commonly proposed uses of medical marijuana is to treat glaucoma. But a study from researchers at Indiana University has found that a major chemical component in the substance appears to worsen the primary underpinning of the disease: a rise in pressure inside the eye. The chemical that causes this rise in pressure is cannabidiol, or CBD, […]

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Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway backs NHS volunteer drive

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway backs NHS volunteer drive after lending hand at hospital with staff who treated her for health scare Broadcaster Kate Garraway spent time with volunteers and patients at London’s Whittington Hospital yesterday We are asking readers to pledge 3 hours a week or one day a month to the NHS Garraway, 51, said the The […]

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One year later, barbershop intervention continues to lower blood pressure

African-American men participating in a blood pressure reduction program implemented in barbershops continued to have significant improvements in their blood pressure in a twelve-month follow-up study, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In the study led by Cedars-Sinai’s Smidt Heart Institute, 52 Los Angeles County barbershops were assigned to either a pharmacist-led intervention or an […]

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This Doctor Says You Should Eat More Fat and Fewer Carbs

It’s been five years since we first published Grain Brain, a book that focused on the powerfully threatening nature of sugar, carbs and gluten in terms of brain health, functionality, and disease resistance. While the response to our messaging was extremely supportive and positive, we did receive our fair ration of pushback and challenge. Clearly, what seemed most difficult for […]

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