Wellness LetterWellness News

Wellness News

erectile dysfunction

Is Exercise the New Viagra?

Men with erectile dysfunction may get nearly as much help from a regular walk as from a little blue pill, according to new research published in the Journal of...
Calcium Supplements Not Likely a Heart Risk

Calcium Supplements Not Likely a Heart Risk, Study Finds

Despite concerns raised in recent years, calcium supplements may not boost the risk of heart attack and stroke after all, according to a new research analysis published in the...
Added sugar may increase the risk of kidney stones

Added Sugars Add Up to Kidney Stones

Another reason to limit added sugars, besides that they contribute to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and cavities: They may increase the risk of kidney stones, according to a...
pets and sleep

Are Fluffy and Rex Taking a Toll on Your Sleep?

Pets are wonderful companions, but these lovable members of the family may be having a not-so-lovable effect on your sleep, according to a study published earlier this year in...

Vegetarian Diets Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Study Finds

If you’re at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)—as so many of us are—a vegetarian diet may be just what the doctor should order, suggest the findings of a...
junk food

Junk Food at Checkout: Keep Your Blinders On

Keep your blinders on in the checkout lane at retail stores to avoid impulse purchases of candy bars, salty snacks, sugary sodas, and the like. It probably comes as...

Aspirin and Anemia

If you take daily low-dose aspirin under a doctor’s guidance, it’s a good idea to get tested regularly for anemia. According to a new analysis of data from a...
Melatonin

Melatonin Mislabeling

If you’ve taken to melatonin to help you sleep, be aware that you may not be getting what the bottle label says is inside. A Research Letter in the...
Multivitamins for Memory

Multivitamins for Memory  

Multivitamin/mineral supplements may help improve certain aspects of memory in older adults, according to a well-designed clinical trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in July. Millions...

Sugar Substitutes: Not So Sweet for Weight Loss

Long marketed as substances that don’t promote tooth decay (“9 out of 10 dentists recommend…”) or as safe alternatives to high-glycemic sweeteners for people with diabetes, sugar substitutes (also...