Tag Archives: Science

Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine – Science Daily

Pain is a mosaic. From a distance, it looks like one big “ouch.” But if you step closer, many types of pain — like tiles of different shades — emerge. A headache doesn’t feel like a papercut. The sting of denim against a sunburn is nothing like the jolt of ice against a sensitive tooth.… Read More »

Science And Alternative Medicine Agree: It’s Probably Time You Try Acupuncture

The precise chronological origin of acupuncture as a medical procedure is unknown, but it’s thought to date back to as many as 3,000 years ago, in ancient China. Today it’s popular all around the world as a natural treatment for a variety of disorders and discomforts. In its ancient form, the process, which involves inserting… Read More »

Viewers get scenery, not science, as CNN explores global ‘secrets’ to living longer

In CNN’s reality-based series, “Chasing Life,” correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to far-flung reaches of the planet to explore health care practices rooted in cultural traditions. The show — which is available on the streaming platform CNNgo — was produced by the same division that created Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, and it was clearly designed… Read More »

Why Science Can’t Seem to Tell Us How to Eat Right

USDA Choose My Plate: “Dietary Guidelines for America.” News release, Harvard School of Public Health. The New York Times: “Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart Health? Maybe.” National Center for Health Statistics: NHANES history: “About the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.” National Cancer Institute: “NHANES Food Questionnaire.” National Cancer Institute: “Usual Dietary Intakes: NHANES… Read More »