Health

On Nutrition: The pros and cons of pork

Valerie T writes: "I am emailing you on the request of my dad who is 88 and has several health issues. He read what you had to say about beef and fish. He wanted to know about pork and the pros and cons of it. He has diabetes, ...

Health

Ramadan: A dietitian offers tips for healthy fasting

Ramadan is the month in the Islamic calendar when the Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). During the month, Muslims abstain from all sensory pleasures (like food and drink, sex, TV and music) from dawn to ...

Health

On Nutrition: Too much of a good thing

"I need to reschedule my appointment today," a pained voice informed my answering machine. "I'm not feeling so good…maybe I shouldn't have eaten that whole bag of grapes."

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Are some sex lubricants really 'sperm-friendly'?

Lubricants are used by couples during sexual intercourse for numerous reasons, and several lubricants are promoted as "sperm-friendly," suggesting that they do not negatively affect sperm motility. Results from a study published ...

Neuroscience

Oleic acid, a key to activating the brain's 'fountain of youth'

Many people dread experiencing the cognitive and mood declines that often accompany reaching an advanced age, including memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and mood conditions like depression. While searching for ...

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Olive oil

Olive oil is a fruit oil obtained from the olive (Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The wild olive tree originated in Asia Minor and spread from there as far as southern Africa, Australia, Japan and China. It is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps. Olive oil is used throughout the world, but especially in the Mediterranean.

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