Could Your Antibiotic Prescription Be Inappropriate?

I’m Shelby Cullinan with today’s health news. A third of antibiotic prescriptions in the US could be “inappropriate,” a CDC-led study has found. Antibiotic overuse continues to be a hot topic and a new study, financed by the CDC, found that at least 30 percent, or about 47 million out of 154 million antibiotic prescriptions […]

Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?

[Music] our purported benefits of fish oil supplementation for the prevention and treatment of heart disease just a fish tail thanks to recommendations like this from the American Heart Association that individuals at high risk for heart disease ask their physicians about fish oil supplementation it’s grown into a multi-billion dollar industry we now consume […]

Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation

“Omega 3’s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation” 2013 was a bad year for fish oil. Claims were crushed that the long chain omega 3’s in fish oil, EPA, and DHA would stop the progression of heart disease. And then DHA was associated with increased risk of prostate cancer, and monumentally failed to treat macular degeneration. […]