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Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes?

Date: Nov-15-2018
As part of a balanced diet, almonds and almond milk are good options for people with diabetes. These nuts are rich in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates. They may aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Learn more here.

Intubation: Everything you need to know

Date: Nov-15-2018
Intubation is a common procedure doctors use during surgery or in a medical emergency to help a person breathe. In this article, learn about the types, side effects, and recovery.

The kambo cleanse: Can frog poison boost health?

Date: Nov-15-2018
The kambo cleanse is a South American ritual that uses the poison of the giant monkey frog to boost energy and cure illnesses. We take a closer look at the kambo cleanse, its side effects, and the research behind the ritual.

New evidence that social media increases loneliness

Date: Nov-15-2018
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.

Using community choirs to boost well-being

Date: Nov-15-2018
Loneliness is a significant and growing problem. A recent study investigates the effect of belonging to a community choir on well-being in older adults.

What are the health benefits of Thai massage?

Date: Nov-14-2018
Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of Thai massage, as well as what the research says about it, here.

What is a lumbar MRI scan?

Date: Nov-14-2018
Doctors use a lumbar MRI scan to examine a person’s lower spine for problems. An MRI scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create an image of the inside of a person’s body. It is a painless and low-risk procedure. Learn more here.

Parkinson's disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps

Date: Nov-14-2018
In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this.

What to know about quinine in tonic water

Date: Nov-14-2018
Doctors have used quinine to treat malaria for centuries. It is also what gives tonic water its bitter taste. Learn more about quinine here.

MS: When good brain cells turn bad

Date: Nov-14-2018
MS causes nerve cells to lose their insulating coating. A new study finds that the cells that construct this coat may also be responsible for its demise.