Persistent Health Myths People Still Believe

Persistent Health Myths People Still Believe

Because of the many advances with regards to health and fitness today, many people think that they know more when it comes to health than ever before. But unfortunately, there are some who still believe in certain myths that seem to persist even today. Here are just some of them. Myth 1: “Alcohol can warm […]

Osteoporosis Facts Women Should Know

Osteoporosis Facts Women Should Know

Osteoporosis is the general weakening of the bones usually brought about by aging. It causes the bones to easily fracture or break. Women are prone to osteoporosis and are at greater risk of having the condition as they age. Here are some important osteoporosis facts that women should know. Diabetes increases osteoporosis risk. If you […]

Study: Vitamin D Alone Will Not Boost Bone Health

Study: Vitamin D Alone Will Not Boost Bone Health

A study indicates that calcium supplements can improve bone health in pre-menopausal women. However, the vitamin D supplements do not provide any added benefit for women who already have normal vitamin D levels. It does not help in reducing bone turnover. The results of the study are accepted for publication in The Journal of Clinical […]

Bone Building Tips

Bone Building Tips

Maintaining healthy and strong bones requires good nutrition and following a healthy lifestyle. The bones provide support for the whole body structure. But if one does not take care of it, bone density may gradually lessen as early as the age of 25. this will further lead to weaker and thinner bones that may be […]

Experimental Drug Cures Osteoporosis In Mice

Experimental Drug Cures Osteoporosis In Mice

A team of international researchers led by scientists from the Columbia University Medical Center have reported that an experimental drug that inhibits the function of serotonin in the gut has been effective in curing osteoporosis in rats. This discovery is reported on the Feb 7 issue of Nature Medicine. The findings may someday be used to find better therapies to inhibit serotonin production as a means to treat osteoporosis.Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by a reduction in bone min…

Reducing STD Risks

Reducing STD Risks

Sexually transmitted diseases have become quite a common infection among sexually active men and women. Although most of them are quite preventable, some people just don’t bother with the risks of contracting STD whenever they engage in sexual activity. The only way to avoid the risks, or at least to minimize them, is by practicing safe sex. Various RisksSTD’s do not just belong to the same family of diseases. They just have one thing in common- they are usually transmitted from one person to an…

How to Reveal You Have an STD

How to Reveal You Have an STD

Contracting a sexually transmitted disease is not something easy to swallow. An even worse scenario is how to be able to reveal the dreaded news to a partner without hurting them. Such is the challenge that many people infected with STD’s have to go through. Here are some of the ways that this can be done. Know about the disease before spilling the news.It is important for those who have contracted an STD to learn more about the disease first before informing their partners. A better understandi…

Enjoying Safer Sex

Enjoying Safer Sex

Safer sex means that individuals try to follow methods of engaging in sexual intercourse to lessen the risks of spreading or catching sexually transmitted diseases or STD’s. There are many ways in which couples and individuals can increase their safety when engaging in sex without having to substantially affecting their healthy sex life. Use Condoms Although it has become a common method of practicing safer sex, some people may not be as keen on using it more often. People should bear in mind th…

Coping with Genital Herpes

Coping with Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a disease that scares many people. It is a condition that is characterized by the growth of painful and itchy sores around the genital area. It is caused by a virus and is considered as a sexually transmitted disease. It may be this category of the disease that makes it so scary among people. Genital herpes is actually quite a common disease that may affect one of every five adults in the US. Some may even be infected by a virus that causes genital herpes and may not know about…

Medications That Affect Sex Drive

Medications That Affect Sex Drive

Sex drive in both males and females can be influenced by a number of factors. Aside from a number of health conditions, there are also certain medicines used for treating some common conditions that may affect one’s sex drive. Here are three of them. Birth Control PillsBirth control pills as well as patches are used to help women control their ability to conceive. Some of the hormonal birth control pills can cause testosterone levels in women to drop. There have been rare cases known of some bir…