Health

Black pepper: Healthy or not?

Everybody knows that consuming too much salt is bad for your health. But nobody ever mentions the potential impact of the other condiment in the cruet set: black pepper. Does it have an effect on your health?

Health

How food and diet impact the treatment of disease

Today, the Center for Food As Medicine (famcenter.org) and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center (nycfoodpolicy.org) released its groundbreaking, 335 page (with more than 2500 citations), first ever, academic narrative ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Post-COVID Asia Pacific turns to traditional medicine

As Asia Pacific emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the region plans to fall back on traditional and complementary medicine to enhance health care delivery with support from the WHO.

Health

Five surprising ways plants can keep you healthy

Plants can hurt us (we see you, poison oak), but they can also heal. Many of modern medicine's powerful drugs, like aspirin, trace their roots back to leaves, bark and flowers.

Oncology & Cancer

As seasons change, so should diet for breast cancer survivors

Just as the four seasons bring changes in nature, they also impact how our bodies assimilate and metabolize food. Research indicates winter brings higher metabolic rates compared with summer, and so it calls for energy efficient ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases

The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified traditional ...

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