In ancient times, asparagus was renowned as an aphrodisiac, and maybe for good reason. This succulent, savory vegetable contains a stimulating blend of nutrients that help boost energy, cleanse the urinary tract and neutralize excess ammonia, which can cause fatigue and sexual disinterest. High in vitamin K and folate (vitamin B9), asparagus is extremely well balanced, even … [Read more...] about Asparagus: Health Benefits, Risks (Stinky Pee) & Nutrition Facts
Chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes are serious health concerns by themselves, but to make matters worse, they may also raise a person's risk of cancer, a new study from Taiwan finds. The researchers found that several common chronic diseases, such as lung disease and diabetes, or markers for those diseases, such as high cholesterol levels as a marker for heart … [Read more...] about Double Trouble: These Diseases Could Raise Your Risk for Cancer
For people at high risk of heart disease, taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements does not appear to reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes, a new review study finds. Previous research has found that people who regularly consume fish — which contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids — have a lower risk of death from heart disease. But other studies that looked … [Read more...] about Do Omega-3 Supplements Really Cut Heart Attack Risk?
The flu can be a serious illness itself, but it may also increase the risk of having a heart attack, a new study from Canada finds. The study found that patients' risk of a heart attack was six times higher during the first week following a flu diagnosis, compared with their risk in the year before or the year following being sick with the flu. The findings highlight the … [Read more...] about How Getting the Flu May Put You at Risk of a Heart Attack
Many people with diabetes need to prick their finger for a drop of blood up to eight times a day to monitor their glucose levels, an uncomfortable and cumbersome task. It can all add up to tens of thousands of finger pricks over a person's lifetime. Now, South Korean researchers may have a means of measuring blood sugar without a finger prick in sight: The scientists developed … [Read more...] about No Needles: Contact Lens Could Monitor Glucose for People with Diabetes