A RECENT meta-analysis suggested vitamin D3 may reduce mortality in elderly people who live independently or in institutionalised care.
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WHAT is the evidence about the potential role of probiotics for the treatment and prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome?
DIETARY changes and the use of supplements in men with prostate cancer are common.(1)
DIETARY sources of magnesium include nuts, seeds, green vegetables and unrefined grains; it plays an important role in the prevention of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.1
PROBIOTICS are beneficial live micro-organisms commonly found in fermented foods such as pickles and sauerkraut or added to live cultures such as yoghurt and cheese.
Which herb improved erectile function significantly compared with placebo?
MASSAGE therapy has been used for thousands of years for health purposes.
Chocolate is derived from the seed of the cocoa tree which originated in the Amazon at least 4000 years ago.
The Cranberry (botanical names Vaccinium macrocarpon or Vaccinium oxycoccos) has edible berries that have been used for decades for the treatment of a wide range of conditions and, since the 1920s, for prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
THERE is growing evidence that calcium supplements may contribute to an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in women. The mechanism is thought to be due to elevated blood calcium levels causing calcium deposits in arterial walls.
Dr Vicki Kotsirilos outlines the most recent data on zinc's effect on colds.
FIRST-LINE management of hyperlipidaemia must always include lifestyle changes, particularly weight loss when required.
In addition to lifestyle measures, some complementary medicines can be used in conjunction with the usual diabetic care.
Approximately 40% of Australians are using complementary medicines (CMs) for osteoarthritis (OA).
Insomnia is a common presentation, contributing up to 80% of GP encounters.1 Insomnia may be due to a number of lifestyle factors including smoking, stress, poor nutrition, alcohol intake, caffeine intake, and a lack of exercise or sunshine.