Dimitre Ranev

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Niacin in the Treatment of Hyperlipidemias in Light of New Clinical Trials: Has Niacin Lost its Place?

2015 Jul 25;21:2156-62. doi: 10.12659/MSM.893619.<p>14th Department of Medicine, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech …

Medical Research

Anxiety and depression caused by stress linked to gut bacteria living in intestines, scientists find

Anxiety and depression could be linked to the presence of bacteria in the intestines, scientists have found.<p>A study on laboratory mice has shown that …

Medical Research

Is It Better to Work Out On an Empty Stomach?

It’s a debate that’s raged since the first weight was lifted: <b>Is it better or worse to work out on an empty stomach?</b> Wars have been waged and nations …

New study shows yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics

The consequences, they caution, are dire—and already emerging in hospitals with bacteria that can't be treated with any of our existing antibiotic medications.<p>But the thinking went that to become resistant to the drugs we use on them, bacteria have to pay a price.<p>They may be able to survive the …

Made-in-China Clothing for Kids Could Contain Toxic Chemicals

Many parents have the good sense to feed their kids healthy food, but not many are aware of the risks posed by contaminated clothing from countries …

Has A Doctor From Denmark Solved Childhood Obesity?

Last year, a headline on the BBC News website caught my eye: “Have the Danes Cracked Childhood Obesity?”<p>The article profiled Jens Christian Holm, a pediatrician in the town of Holbaek in Northeastern Denmark, who has introduced a protocol to help children achieve weight loss by adjusting various …

Scientists keep finding more evidence that bacteria in your stomach are connected to your mood

What's been harder to understand, historically, has been the apparent connection between our resident bacterial communities, especially those in the gut, and the human brain — notoriously protected from bacteria by the blood-brain barrier.<p>Yet there's more and more evidence that somehow, <b>the</b> …

Pornography a public health crisis, say experts

<b>By Paul Bremmer</b><p>WASHINGTON – “It is about time we took this culture back from the pornographers.”<p>Dr. Gail Dines, founder and president of the …

Mindfulness may be as good as meds for staving off depression

<b>THE QUESTION</b> Doctors generally prescribe antidepressants to help people avoid the recurrences that are common with chronic depression. Might mindfulness therapy, which helps people change the way they respond to feelings and experiences that trigger their bouts of depression, offer an alternative …

Ontario hospitals strive to cut C-section rates

Some obstetricians in Ontario are reviewing their delivery room practices with an eye to reducing Caesarean section rates, which may be in an …

Minnesota residents reversing obesity trend in a big way

Julia Freeman will never know how much she saved in medical expenses by losing 30 pounds in two years.<p>She just knows her blood sugar and cholesterol …

Child obesity intervention with strong IT support found to be effective

Childhood obesity is a major public health issue in the US, yet many interventions to improve body mass index in children have been found to be …

Diabetes

‘Humans are programmed for loss’: Why therapeutic fasting could be the answer to ‘lifestyle diseases’ like obesity

Could therapeutic fasting be a solution to many lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer? The director of a renowned German clinic is …

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is not just a sweet treat to add to breakfasts, desserts, and tea; It also has a variety of health benefits.