Current Health News

July 4, 2019 - Issue 4707

Gabapentinoids linked to overdoses and suicide

gabapentinoids linked to overdoses and suicide

July 4, 2019

They're not even opioids but this combination of medications is linked to suicide, overdoses, injuries, crime and traffic accidents. They’ve become bestselling medications for fibromyalgia and pain conditions and are also prescribed for anxiety and epilepsy. Be aware of these latest research findings.

Fast-food shrinks your brain

processed fast food shrinks brain

July 4, 2019

Eating highly processed fast food is associated with brain shrinkage and neurodegeneration that impairs cognitive function. While a recent review suggests the brain damage from poor nutrition may be irreversible by middle age, it's always a good time to improve your eating habits and support a better-functioning brain.

Peanut oil: Is it good for cooking?

Peanut Oil

July 4, 2019

Peanut oil holds a place in some of the most popular cuisines around the world, particularly in Asia. But there's an important caveat with this oil that could endanger your health, putting you at risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Discover the healthy oil you should cook with instead.