Vegetarian Diets Can Lower Blood Pressure

Vegetarian Diets Can Lower Blood Pressure

Vegetarian diets do lower blood pressure, according to a new Japanese research study reported in the February issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. The landmark study, which involved more than 21,000 participants, is the first scientifically rigorous examination of the widely held belief that a vegetarian diet has real health benefits, confirming what mothers have known for hundreds of years […]

Polio-Like Illness Strikes California

Polio-Like Illness Strikes California

Mysterious polio-like illness striking down California children sounds like a scenario reminiscent of Hollywood medical disaster epic. This real-life medical mystery involves a polio-like malady that is definitely not polio but has been identified in a group of 25 diverse children, all in California, since the unknown illness first appeared in 2012. Preliminary reports are […]

California Drought Problems Are Far From Over

California Drought Problems Are Far From Over

California drought problems are far from over, and they may be getting worse, according to meteorologists and climate scientists. Fresh rains are finally dropping much-needed snow on the Sierra Nevada mountain range,  but the Golden State would need three times the average rainfall for the next three months to avoid an impending water catastrophe. That […]