Male pattern balding is a common condition leaving men all over the world on the hunt for a cure for. Did you know over 50% of all men over the age of fifty will experience hair loss to some degree? There happens to be plenty of misinformation out there about hair loss for men, and we wanted to get to the bottom of some of the most persistent myths—as well as discuss some of the facts all men should know about thinning hair. Let’s take a closer look.
People living in Bolivian Amazon have the healthiest arteries in the world. 90% of the Tsimane people had clear arteries, which means they are not at risk of having heart disease. Even two thirds of people over 75 are have the lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied.
Their secret is in their diet.
5-a-day is not enough to reduce our chances of dying from a heart attack or cancer. According to a new research, we need 10-a-day, which is equivalent to 800g of fruit and vegetables. For example, 800g a day may include 2 kiwi fruit, 1 apple, 1 pear, 8 cauliflowers florets, 1 glass of orange juice, 3 tablespoons of peas, 2 broccoli spears, 1 tomato and 1 banana.
A new study finds that sleep can be used to practise a special type of therapy to help people with post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and people suffering from nightmares. This practice called lucid dreams, and it means that a person is aware and able to control their actions and even emotions when he is asleep.
This condition is most common among elderly people and associated with the development of dementia. Affected by this syndrome, they neglect personal hygiene, become hoarders, isolate themselves from outside world.
After the lovely festive season is time for making resolutions. Unfortunately many of us fail after just several attempts to follow them. We all know how hard it is, but luckily there are psychological methods that can help:
It is well known that smoking is harmful for human’s health, but how harmful? Now scientists know exactly what number of DNA mutation can be caused by smoking.
Pneumonia, Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Heart disease in many cases can be prevented just by having regular dental check ups.
According to a new research, fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 have a positive effect in children with inattention and reading difficulties. An experiment, which included about 200 school children from Sweden, demonstrated that after taking capsules of Omega3/6 and making changes in their diets, children with mild attention problems showed great improvement.
Using a “barcode” to blood or steam cells is going to make it easier to monitor and study changes that occur or change over time. A new study reports that many of blood white cells are only formed during the foetal period...
Being exposed to constant artificial lighting causes damaging effect to human’s health. A body rhythm, called the circadian clock, based on 24-hour day-night, light-dark cycles are controlled by our “biological clock". These Circadian rhythms control physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle such as the sleep-wake cycle, body temperature, heart rate, and the release of hormones.
Living near an airport can be hard on your hearing. A recent study suggest that it is also hard on your heart. The noise produced by jet-powered planes may increase the risk of high blood pressure, especially at night. According to statistics 40% of people living near airport for three years and longer suffer of high blood pressure and more likely to be hospitalized for heart disease and stroke.
Doctors and nutritionists have been trying to fight obesity and diabetes for a very long time, and already made it clear that the right diet is a key to victory. But the question is - what diet is the right one?
Air pollution in big cities is a massive problem and scientists need to collect data every day to try to control it. Pigeon Air Control in London “employes" local pigeons to carry air pollution sensors which detect the level of pollution in different areas of the city.
Pharmaceutical companies have reached experimental stages for the world’s first birth control pill for men. The new pill will create temporary male sterility and is going to be based on the male hormone testosterone, which can cause infertility at specific doses.
It is well known that poor diet and lack of exercise can seriously damage your heart. But scientists from the American Heart Association found that some people of certain professions, due to less healthy habits, can be at risk too.
According to The World Health Organization, 4.3 million people a year die from exposure to household air pollution.
A new study reveals that we really are “what we eat". Our genes regulate how the food we eat is broken down, but also the food we eat regulates our genes. A human body is not just a product of genetics, but also epigenetics, which can modify the genome.
According to the World Health Organisation, The Zika virus is "spreading explosively", particularly in Central and South America. It seems there is not much has been done to stop the spreading of the virus.
SAD, or Seasonal affective disorder has been accepted by medical professionals as a type of mental disorder. But today SAD is not considered as a stand-alone condition, it can be a symptom of major depression or a psychiatric disorder.
Using standing desks increases attention and better behavior of students, a new report reveals. Standing up while working can help to memories facts, digest reading material, solve problems and organize thoughts through writing. It also helps to fight obesity.
Christmas time is very exciting, especially for children, as Santa brings lots of new toys for them. Unfortunately a wrong choice of toys can lead to an accident or severe injury. For example last year about 252 000 children were treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries, 70% of the children were aged 12 or younger.
The new research provided by the Union nations shows that dating apps can be dangerous as they cause the increase of HIV cases, especially amongst Asian teenagers. The use of dating apps has amplified the opportunity for spontaneous sex. They create networks of men in which infections rapidly spread among users.
We all keep an eye on daily weather forecast, to be prepared to any change in meteorological conditions. But is it possible to predict some deceases activity, for example flu, the same way? The answer is Yes. Google Flu Trends (GFT) was launched exactly for this purpose. They are able to provide real-time estimates that could accurately guide hospitals and health systems in allocating resources for flu care.
More and more people are becoming very attached to their smartphones; they are browsing the internet, using social networks and texting. New findings show that obsessive excessive texting can lead to reduce academic performance in teenagers, especially girls.
“Lazy eye" or amblyopia affects 2-3 in every 100 children in the US. The most common treatment for this condition so far is the placement of a patch over the stronger eye for quite a long time, so the only weaker eye will be used.
Depression affects about 350 million people worldwide. Despite of existence of different forms of treatment for the condition, many of which have potential side effects, depression still is the world’s second cause of disability.
But risk of depression can be reduced by making some changes in your lifestyle; and first of all in your diet.
Forget about taro cards and fortune tellers if you want to know for how long are you going to stay alive. One medical test can answer the question with precision. The new test supposed to show how fast a person is ageing. One of the researches, said: "This new test holds great potential as with further research, it may help improve the development and evaluation of treatments that prolong good health in older age."
Any radiation exposure can have terrible and often lethal affect on human’s body. Not many people keep gas masks at home in case a nuclear incident happens. Luckily a new breakthrough has been reported, which means that soon we can have a single pill or injection that can protect human’s body from potential lethal effects of radiation.
CBS confirmed that CSI will end its 15-season run with a two-hour finale on Sep 27th, featuring original cast members William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger. To celebrate the 15 incredible years. Fans including #CANPharmacyKing who has touched this show. This one's for you.
Skipping breakfast is not a good idea at all. If you do it regularly it will eventually affect your health. Why breakfast it so important? Firstly your body and mind needs energy re-fuel after hours of night fasting. Secondary it increases your chance of becoming obese and also developing diabetes and wrist of a heart attack. Having a breakfast makes people less likely to be hungry during the rest of the day, so they do not overeat.
It is very well known, that sleep is very important for everybody. A recent study reveals that a short nap can help to reduce impulsive behavior and tolerate frustration. Just 30 -60 minutes of sleep in day time can make one’s behavior calmer and also help brain working better.
The power of dance has been used therapeutically for centuries, as a ritual of healing sicknesses. Later dance become a form of expressive art. The establishment of dance as a therapy occurred in the 1950s, when American Dance Therapy Association was founded.
Dance therapy is becoming more and more popular nowadays .
Sleeping sickness is quite common in countries of sub-Saharan Africa and around 300 000 people are infected every year. As some other tropical diseases, sleeping sickness is transmitted by fly, called the tsetse. The symptoms are headache, swollen joins, reduced body weight very often can be fatal. Scientists have been trying many methods to reduce the tsetse fly population and recently discovered a very simple but effective way.
What do nuts, spices, raw pet food, and raw tuna used for sushi have in common – that’s right – salmonella. In recent months there has been 62 confirmed cases popping up across 11 states – Minnesota included on just the sushi alone. Eeeep, I like my sushi, too.
Osamu Corporation out of Gardena, CA is responsible for recalling a batch of frozen yellow fin tuna chunk meat (lot #68568) after the product was found to host salmonella by the Minnesota Department of Health.
According to a new study, lowering sodium intake is not as good as it was thought to be. Fat and salt act together to increase weight gain. This conclusion was made after researches experimented with mice diets. They found out that the group of mice, that was kept on a high-fat diet with highest salt content gained 3 times less weight than mice who were fed high-fat food with less salt content.
Nowadays antibiotics can be found everywhere, they are unavoidable; they are in meat, in water, in soap and mouthwash. Antibiotics are used in agriculture on animals as preventative measure. They are used in quite high amounts, so antibiotic residues can remain in the meat.
Use of anabolic-androgenic steroids or synthetic testosterone helps to sculpt a well-muscled body much faster, than just by taking physical exercises. Long term of using them leads to very unpleasant and bad side effects. Side effects include: increased body hair, aggressive behaviour, fluid retention, elevated blood pressure, sleeplessness, increased irritability...
A new study shows that dining out can be directly linked to hypertension risk. People with hypertension are at risk for kidney failure and stroke. In the US there are almost 2 million children and 70 million adults are affected by hypertension. Eating meals away from home usually includes consuming a higher intake of calories, saturated fat and salt which can cause high blood pressure.
Pain in life is inevitable, but the way we manage it can vary from person to person. Some people are able to grin and bear it, while others might cringe just at the thought. Yet without pain, our body would have no way of protecting us from dangers that could become life threatening without immediate attention.
Currently, 15,000 potential annual recruits fail their physicals and an additional 27% are turned away due to obesity.
Although a civilian may pass the minimum physical requirements to join the U.S. military, poor health results in training injuries.
In modern society, we’ve lost our way when it comes to not only accepting the wisdom and benefit that comes with age and experience – but we’ve also tried to shut out essential elements of what it means to be a senior. Gone are the days of revering and respecting the elders in our communities (which, by the way, is something this Minnesotan woman feels should really be reintroduced), and in are the days when only the virility of the young is admired most.
A scientist from Oxford University sure that “everything comes down to biology" and that racism is not an exclusion. According to the research anxiety and even high blood pressure can be one of the reasons of the social disease. Propanol, which is usually prescribed for people with high blood pressure can be a solution and help ease the extreme behavior.
A group of researches including medical historians, cardiologists and musicologists has found proof of “musical electrocardiograms" after analyzing Beethoven’s music.
Ebola, the viral disease has already killed at least 4,400 people in West Africa, especially in Sierra leone. It has been very difficult to develop a vaccine for Ebola, because the virus mutates very quickly. Scientists think that nanotechnology can offer a solution: development of nano particles that could be attached chemically to the virus and stop it from spreading.
The resent Ebola outbreak has already claimed over 2,000 lives. But it could have been stopped, if a vaccine had been developed and stockpiled sooner. Unfortunately big pharmaceutical companies, which dominate the market, were not interested in investing in vaccine, as the poorest countries in the world can't afford to pay for a new vaccine.
One of the biggest problems in medicine is that people don't consistently take the drugs they're prescribed. A new pill bottle cap connected to wireless network is going to be a solution. The system called "Vitality" will blink and make sound signals to remind a patient to take his medicine and can be set to alert if someone isn't taking medicine.
What is the best medicine? Laugh, kisses, hugs, cuddles, music, love, care, relationship, exercise, prayers! Canadian Pharmacy King aims to provide the greatest medicine of obtaining joy and happiness together. Comment here and vote for your best RX.
Many people are on medications for conditions that can be remedied with a refinement of their diet. Canadian Pharmacy King offers not only prescription drugs but also provides useful health care and dieting tips via interesting articles and comics. Remember, that right healthy food can be as effective as prescription medicine.
New figures reveal that more and more people are prescribed antidepressant drugs to medicalise everyday sadness. Being depressed from time to time is a universal human experience and quite often a session of talk therapy or just a nice chat can have much better effect on those people than any antidepressants.
Getting a fever on vacation can easily ruin the fun. But getting a football fever when in Brazil should be a fun. But you need to be prepare for that very seriously. With Germany, Holland and Chile caps, England, Columbia and Brazil t-shirts and Japan and Uruguay scarves, Anti malarial pills, Advil and Acetaminophen you should be fine there.
Google Glass is a wearable computer which was developed by Google. It has already been found very useful in many areas of life including healthcare. For example, It can provide a patient with information on side effects and instructions such as whether to take the medication with food. Also the researchers found that Google Glass can help patients with Parkinsons, by providing visual cues to wearers that help them unblock their brains and regain their movement.
If you have taken your medication and thinking about driving after that, think twice. Do not put yourself and those around you at risk. There are many alternatives to driving yourself. Call a taxi, use public transport, ask a friend or a relative to drive instead, or just walk.
Sadness, anxiety, pessimism, insomnia, irritability, fatigue are range of unpleasant but normal maternal emotions. But for some moms the only way to "fight" them is taking psychiatric medications. Then the world seems a less terrifying place to raise children, stress becomes more manageable, but...
Spring is coming which means that pollen allergy is coming too! And instead of wearing helmets or spending all the time indoors, some allergy patients might be able to feel a little more comfortable than usual this spring. Thanks to new form of allergy medicine, called Oralair, which is simply taken under the tongue.
Easter is coming and Easter Bunny hurries up to bring children their chocolate eggs. But the next day the chocolate lovers' parents are calling for a Post-Easter bunny to supply them with anti-allergy medicine.
President Obama promoted Obamacare in "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", specifically asking mothers to reach out to their kids and tell them to sign up for Obamacare.
As March 31 deadline looms, a mother was attempting to protect her son from the dangers of life medical situations by clothing him with "Obamacare".
Elvis is often referred to as the King of Rock 'n' Roll or simply "the King".
"...You can do anything but don't step on my blue suede shoes..."
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recommends to pack all medications in original labeling and make your screening experience hassle-free!
Did you forget to put your clocks forward last summer? Hopefully it wasn't the garbage men who woke you up! Although most of the health-promoting benefits of sun exposure are thought to occur through vitamin D photosynthesis, there may be other health benefits that have gone largely overlooked in the debate over how much sun is needed for good health. Make the most of the increased hours of daylight.
Clubbing does NOT stop at 70. Go clubbing with an id and a valid doctor's prescription!
In the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson, mild mannered pillar of society Henry Jekyll drinks a strange potion and is transformed into a horrible alter ego with disastrous results. In our cartoon he becomes something much worse: a cheating gold medal winner. Although given the range of nasty side effects (and the risk of detection and public disgrace), you might think it not worth it.
At Stone Age period, a customer was talking to the pharmacist and asking for headache relief medicine in Cave People Pharmacy.
The strange things that lurk in our bodies! One can almost feel sorry for the doctors who have to probe our every nook and cranny in search of the causes of our various ailments. - never knowing what they're going to find!
With the pressures on modern athletes it seems that instances of them taking banned substances to enhance their performance is never going to go away. In the Sochi 2014 Olympics there were no fewer than 7 athletes who tested positive for them. The practice has a long history: some ancient Greek athletes used to eat lizard meat in the belief this would help them to win . . . eerrgh!
Have you ever stood in a pharmacy dreading taking your intended purchase to the payment desk because the item is of a personal nature; or left with a tube of toothpaste instead of a box of condoms?
Narrowing of the arteries or atherosclerosis as it's known is a serious condition where the arteries become clogged up by fatty substances, such as cholesterol. It is implicated in heart problems and strokes. It is often associated with being overweight but this is not always the case. Exercise and a balanced diet are good preventative measures. In some cases statins can be used to reduce the cholesterol level in your blood.
Depression takes many forms and some of our most famous literary creations suffered from this condition, from Sherlock Holmes to Shakespear's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Fortunately these days there are a range of highly effective drug therapies which can alleviate this crippling affliction.
Sometimes Cupid really does need a bit of help. Erectile dysfunction is a common complaint and not just for the more senior of our male citizens. So why not take some precautions and ensure you never wilt in front of your partner.
If people actually turned blue when they were depressed it would certainly make diagnosis of this condition easier. Authorities differ as to the origin of the phrase "feeling blue" - possibly it goes back to the 16th century - but few would disagree that clinical depression is a serious disorder. Thankfully medical science has moved on, and can now offer effective shelter from its symptoms.
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