Available data shows that keto diet is NOT clinically more effective for weight loss than other diets, when followed for at least a year or more.
Recent evidence shows true anxiolytic effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids a.k.a. Omega-3 PUFAs (found in fish oil), which were found to reduce anxiety symptoms in studies.
The number of people taking fish oil supplements is growing each day. Despite the promise of benefit however, the popular ‘cure-all’ does little for the heart
Coffee consumption, especially several cups a day, is definitely associated with numerous health benefits and we see this in a wealth of observational and interventional research that looked into coffee drinking and health outcomes in adults.
Timely, accurate diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis can help us target treatment, assure patient safety and provide an accurate prognosis. Mononucleosis is a viral illness most commonly found among patients 5 – 25 years of age and in particular those 16-20 among whom approximately 1 in 13 will present with sore throat..
Up until recently, we were advising parents and caregivers against juice consumption in infants 6 months and younger. There is simply no nutritional benefit in juice. Now, earlier this year, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded its recommendation against offering juice to all infants 12 months and under.
Fever in children can be a tricky thing and it’s one of those symptoms that scares parents the most – for a good reason as no parent wants to see their child sick. So what to do about it?
In the simplest of terms – do nothing. Now let me clarify..
Eating a healthy diet in general can be challenging and tailoring it to a specific health need only adds to that challenge
Check out this quick review of Zika virus and what you need to know
Hypertension – elevated blood pressure, is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately
Dear Dr. Mo: I’d like to know if there are any health benefits we can derive from eating chocolate?
Dear reader: Having a sweet tooth myself, I very much understand your concern and in the context of health, I am happy to say – Yes!
Dear readers, particularly potential and future parents: As you know, my blog is about healthy living practices and information that can improve and maintain your good health but this post may be somewhat different and no less important; although it could be argued that parenthood affects health in more ways than one – for example, you’ll never suffer from as many different varieties of colds combined with fatigue and lack of sleep as in the first few years of being a parent; in addition, the amount of stress and entropy progressively increase.
The most common complication is more chronic in duration and it is something called Gingival recession.
Ebola is a viral illness and one of many Hemorrhagic Fevers (to hemorrhage means to bleed). This is a severe disease, which begins abruptly and is often fatal and during this current outbreak, its reported fatality is in 55-60% of cases; some recover while others die and the reason for this remains unknown but it is noted that the immune response to the virus remains low at the time of death in individuals who do not recover.
Take a look at this very nice infographic by American Heart Association about the common myths related to our daily salt consumption.