The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

To an unknown eye, the press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health two weeks ago looked rather routine. The language may have been a little unnerving, but carefully worded: Analysts had discovered a resident with a type of gonorrhea who showed “impaired response to multiple antibiotics,” but that person — and a second … Read more

‘It’s more complicated than people realise’

‘It’s more complicated than people realise’

Natasha Robinson has long struggled with high glucose, insulin and A1C levels, causing her to gain weight and become extremely fatigued. The 37-year-old from Dallas took the diabetes drug metformin for years, but saw no progress. So as someone who works in higher education and has in-laws who are pharmacists, Robinson took matters into his … Read more

5 Gut-Healthy Lunch Ideas to Eat Throughout the Week

5 Gut-Healthy Lunch Ideas to Eat Throughout the Week

Lunch your way to better gut health with these RD-approved ideas. As more research emerges, we’re discovering more about the extent to which gut health and overall health are linked. The health of the gut microbiome is connected to so many different facets of our health and well-being beyond just digestion, and is in turn … Read more

A nutritionist tells us how to reduce visceral fat

A nutritionist tells us how to reduce visceral fat

This article has been updated with more expert insight since its initial publication date. While some weight gain isn’t all bad and is sometimes even necessary for our health, visceral fat is another matter. This type of fat, experts warn, is not seen with the naked eye and wraps deep in the body around the … Read more

3 main causes of hypertension, 3 ways to lower blood pressure without taking drugs

3 main causes of hypertension, 3 ways to lower blood pressure without taking drugs

Hypertension is sometimes referred to as a “silent killer” and feared by many. According to the 2017 American Heart Association guidelines, when blood pressure is measured during a calm, non-agitated state and reads high more than three times within two consecutive weeks, a person is considered to be suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension). Once … Read more