Zinc and its Role for Human Health – The Research Based Evidence

Zinc deficiency has been associated with an  increased risk of upper respiratory tract infections. Furthermore, evidence suggests that severe zinc deficiency depresses immune function. Consequently, a potential medical role of zinc for the treatment of Covid-19 has been highlighted. Currently, however, there is no evidence that taking zinc will protect against Covid-19 or make the … Read more

POTS – Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

The postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a disorder of young people and usually becomes manifests between ages 14-45. It is characterized by an abnormal increase in heart rate without a significant change in blood pressure upon standing. It is estimated that at least 500 thousand Americans suffer from the disorder (1). Of this total, 25% … Read more

Intermittent Fasting and Health – The Scientific Evidence

Intermittent Fasting - The Scientific Evidence

Intermittent fasting has recently gained popularity as a means of reducing body weight and improving metabolic health. Animal studies also suggest that intermittent fasting may promote healthy aging and increase longevity. Throughout the ages, humans may have benefitted from limiting food intake for specific time periods, either for religious reasons or when food was scarce. … Read more

The Health Risks of Being a Flight Attendant

Being a flight attendant is one of the most wanted professions in the world. The association with elegance, confidence, and reliability make it unique – a job to be proud of. Flight attendants are employed and trained to perform safety functions on aircraft as well as customer service. Hence, being calm, collected, quick thinking, pleasant, … Read more

21 Important Questions and Answers About Heart Failure

Heart failure is a common medical condition and remains an increasing global problem. In many ways, heart failure is synonymous with end-stage heart disease. Of course, prognosis varies depending on the severity of the disorder. However, in advanced heart failure survival is dismal. All diseases of the heart may ultimately lead to heart failure. A simple … Read more

Menopausal Hormone Therapy – The Pros and Cons

Menopausal hormone therapy is an effective treatment for hot flashes associated with menopause. It may also help prevent bone loss (osteoporosis) and reduce the risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women. However, menopausal hormone therapy may also be associated with risks for the patient. The risks depend on the individual treated, the type of hormone … Read more