Fruit Juices

People say fruit is nature’s candy for a reason. There’s nothing like biting into a ripe, juicy peach, achieving just the right level of banana flavor in your smoothie, or going to town on a perfect handful of blueberries. Unfortunately, as healthy as fruit is, you can overdo...

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs, known in the scientific world as “cimex lectularius,” are the fastest-growing pest control emergency in the developed world. One in five Americans either has had the uninvited guests, or knows someone who has, which means the problem isn’t going away....

Brain

About 9,000 stroke patients a year are missing out on a treatment that can prevent disability following a stroke, say UK experts. Clot retrieval can restore blood flow to the brain, preventing some lasting damage, but currently only 600 patients a year get this therapy, they estimate. A...

Predatory Bacteria

Predatory bacteria – that eat others of their kind – could be a new weapon in the fight against superbugs, say UK researchers. Experiments showed a dose of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus acted like a “living antibiotic” to help clear an otherwise lethal infection. The...

Zika

The World Health Organization on Friday announced an end to the public health emergency of international concern over Zika, cautioning that the virus remains a significant and an enduring health challenge. The decision comes nine months after the UN agency first declared an emergency...

Nuts

We’ve all heard our moms, babysitters, and nutritionists tell us “we are what we eat.” We don’t actually turn into the bagel with cream cheese we ate for breakfast, but the nutritional content of the bagel will determine the composition of the cells in...

Boost Your Brain Health

When I lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease almost two years ago, I began to grasp just how important it is to maintain mental health throughout life. Even if the disease hasn’t personally affected you, the sheer fact that 1 in 9 people over age 65 has Alzheimer’s...

Bacteria

Bacteria living deep inside the digestive system seem to alter how cancer drugs work, a study suggests. Immunotherapies – which harness the body’s own defences to fight tumours – can clear even terminal cancer in a small proportion of patients. However, a small...

Breakfast

Who doesn’t love a good recipe idea from Pinterest? While we’re all about experimenting in the kitchen, sometimes trendy meals aren’t the healthiest. Adding all the fixings can sure make your breakfast look Instagram-worthy, but it can also quickly max out your...

Fairer Liver Transplants

The nation’s transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting. Desperate patients sometimes travel across the country to get on a shorter waiting list – if they...