Current Health News

May 16, 2019 - Issue 4658


Sleeping Pills Get Black Box Warning Following Accidental Deaths

sleeping pills get black box warning

May 16, 2019

If you have trouble sleeping, please don't do this. It can increase your risk of death by up to 5.3 times, yet the benefits are negligible at best. Is it really worth the side effects, including headache, dizziness, fatigue, memory impairment and anxiety?

How Obesity Affects the Brain

how obesity affects the brain

May 16, 2019

Studies show obesity is linked to lower volume in the brain's gray matter, as well as changes in brain areas related to motivation, action and cognitive function. It also appears to increase the risk of neurodegeneration via multiple pathways, including inflammation, insulin resistance and more.

Purslane: The Weed With Wholesome Health Benefits

purslane plant

May 16, 2019

Purslane has always been regarded as an unwelcome guest in the gardening world, but it actually has numerous health benefits that you shouldn’t ignore.