Tagged: blood

Is your thyroid an underperformer?

You may be surprised to learn that the most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S. isn’t one of the statins or a blood pressure drug—it’s levothyroxine, a synthetic version of a thyroid hormone (called...

What happens during a stroke?

Every two seconds, someone in the world has a stroke. One out of every six people will have a stroke at some point in their lives. Strokes deprive brain cells of oxygen and are...

Is olive oil really that special?

In the past 25 years, olive oil has taken on the sta­tus of a health food, initially among those trying to improve their cholesterol lev­els and protect their heart, but then also among people who were...

Algal oil for omega-3s?

Are algal oil supplements a good alternative to standard omega-3 (fish oil) supplements? They seem to be. Derived from various types of micro-algae, algal oil is gaining popularity among vegans and other people who want...

Measles explained

Measles is a highly infectious illness caused by the rubeola virus. Also known as rubeola or morbilli, measles is an endemic disease, meaning it is continually present in a community, and many people develop...