Music and health

Music can enhance the function of neural networks, slow the heart rate, lower blood pressure, reduce levels of stress hormones and inflammatory cytokines, and provide some relief to patients undergoing surgery, as well as heart attack and stroke victims. Researchers are exploring the ways in which music may influence health, from stress relief to athletic performance. (Locked) More »

Pot for the prostate?

Marijuana raises complex legal, social, and economic issues that overshadow the considerable medical controversies. Scientists are studying various cannabinoids, chemical compounds derived from the plant itself. Research from Spain raises the possibility that certain cannabinoids may someday have a role in managing prostate cancer. (Locked) More »

Honey for health?

My teenage daughter wants us to switch from sugar to honey for health reasons. Is honey really any healthier than sugar? (Locked) More »