How Do Antibiotics Work?

What’s an antibiotic? Antibiotics are medications used to fight infections caused by bacteria. They’re also called antibacterials. They treat infections by killing or decreasing the growth of bacteria. The first modern-day antibiotic was used in 1936. Before antibiotics, 30 percent of all deaths were caused by bacterial infections. Thanks to antibiotics, previously fatal infections are curable. Today, antibiotics...

Oranges (Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits)

Oranges are among the world's most popular fruits. Also called sweet oranges, they grow on orange trees (Citrus x sinensis) and belong to a large group of fruits known as citrus fruits. Their true origin is a mystery, but the cultivation of oranges is thought to have started in eastern Asia thousands of years ago. Today, they...

Why Do I Keep Waking Up Tired?

It’s not unusual to wake up feeling a bit groggy. For many people, it’s nothing a cup of coffee or shower can’t fix. But if you regularly wake up tired, especially if you continue to feel fatigued throughout the day, there may be something else going on. Here’s a look at some common causes of waking...

Mango: Nutrition & Health Benefits

In some parts of the world, mango (Mangifera indica) is called the “king of fruits.” It’s a drupe, or stone fruit, which means that it has a large seed in the middle. Mango is native to India and Southeast Asia and has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. There are hundreds of types of mango, each...

Pregnancy Week by Week

First Trimester The first few months of pregnancy (the first trimester) are marked by rapid changes for both you and your baby. For you, first trimester physical changes might include breast tenderness, fatigue and nausea. Your emotions might range from excitement to anxiety. For your baby, the first trimester is a time of rapid growth and...