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Exercise as effective as drugs in treating cardiovascular disease, study finds

Heart disease researchers say that exercise is so effective that it should be included as a comparison when new drugs are being developed and tested. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer across the globe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It take the lives of some 17 million people a year, a number […]


Who really needs a daily dose of aspirin?   Recently updated !

    Researchers find that more than 10 percent of patients may be taking aspirin unnecessarily. Read more: More than 10 percent of patients who take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke may not need it. In some cases, it may even do some harm. In a new study published in the […]

Just toss the solar panels on your roof and the electric car in the garage into the mix, then you're living in a DC world without any reason to use AC at all — living on your own little micro-grid where you generate your own electricity and store it in your car. The net-zero energy home of the future will run on DC, and we might all be driving Edisons instead of Teslas.

The home of tomorrow will run on direct current

  In fact, the home of today primarily runs on DC. We just have all this AC stuff running between it. Poor Topsy. Thomas Edison killed the circus elephant, electrocuting the animal to demonstrate how dangerous alternating current was. Edison even described electrocution as being “Westinghoused,” after the company promoting AC. It was the apex […]

Zolushka examines a camera trap in the Bastak nature reserve on March 31, 2014. (Photo: Wildlife Conservation Society)

‘Cinderella’ tiger orphan returns to wild, meets prince   Recently updated !

Three years ago, an endangered Amur tiger orphan was rescued in eastern Russia. Named ‘Zolushka,’ Russian for Cinderella, she’s now back in the wild — and with a beau, raising hopes for her kind. Amur tigers have spent nearly a century clawing back from the brink of extinction, growing from as few as 20 cats in […]

Even without the new findings, Granny Smiths are a solid choice as part a weight loss plan. (Photo: stevemart/Shutterstock)

The health benefits of Granny Smith apples

Research links the tart fruit to compounds that can help prevent obesity and its associated problems. There may be some truth to the old apple-a-day adage. It might not only keep the doc at bay but could help you drop pounds as well. A study published in the journal Food Chemistry found that nondigestible compounds in apples can help […]

Natural alternatives have a long history as medical treatments. (Photo: Be Good/Shutterstock)

Do natural antibiotics work and are they safe?   Recently updated !

Ever wish you could skip a course of pricey antibiotics for an infection or an illness? Since we know antibiotics are overused and can wreak havoc on your gut, destroying the good bacteria along with the bad, you may think this is a viable option. But using “natural” antibiotics for a sickness or infection can be complicated. Here are […]


7 destinations for a wellness getaway   Recently updated !

Time to really decompress For manyvacationers, the destination is not as important as just getting away from it all: the office, the traffic jams, the pre-sunrise alarms. Set the average couple on a beach with a book or drink in hand — and they’re in heaven. But what about those folks who aren’t satisfied with […]


15 things you didn’t know about your heart   Recently updated !

Your heart sits there in your chest, diligently pumping oxygen-rich blood to every organ in your body whether you’re sleeping, eating or running a marathon. This glob-like muscle is the universal symbol of love, even though it isn’t shaped like a Valentine heart at all. In honor of American Heart Month and the day devoted […]

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WNY Health Magazine   Recently updated !

Each monthly issue represents the best researched information impacting the WNY community and the global influences of what is important to our quality of life; health resources and practices, care providers and contributors, recipes and diversity of products available, and contributing experts. WNY Health© cares about all living things and beings. Magazine features are respective […]