Laser Therapy Test

A non-surgical treatment for low-risk prostate cancer in which doctors inject a light-sensitive drug derived from deep-sea bacteria into a patient’s bloodstream was shown in a trial to kill cancer cells without destroying healthy tissue. Results of a trial in 413 patients...

Heart Attack

One of America’s most beloved TV dads, Alan Thicke, passed away this week after a sudden heart attack at age 69. While we don’t know his medical history, his death is an important reminder we all could use some helpful tips on what to do if someone is experiencing heart...

Heart Disease Risk

You don’t smoke, exercise every day, and watch your fat and salt content like a hawk. But there’s one risk factor that you probably haven’t thought twice about, and you should: It’s air pollution, which new studies show can be toxic to your heart. Fine particulate...

Eggs for Breakfast

Have you ever been a victim of bad dietary advice? You’re not alone. Weight loss tips change as frequently as the seasons; one month it’s cut out the carbs, and the next it’s eliminate the fat. It’s (understandably) hard to keep track of all the fluctuating weight loss information,...

Alzheimer's

A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer’s, say US scientists after promising trials in mice. The Massachusetts team found shining a strobe light into rodents’ eyes encouraged protective cells to gobble up the harmful proteins that accumulate in the brain...

BodyBuilder Injects Coconut Oil

Instead of just lifting weights, an amateur bodybuilder in the United Kingdom tried to plump up his arm muscles and by injecting them with coconut oil , according to a new report of the case. But he wound up developing cysts inside his arm muscles from the oil, and because he also...

Flavored E-Cig Liquids

Some of the liquid flavorings heated in e-cigarettes appear to break down into potentially dangerous compounds, researchers say. It’s not yet clear what this might mean for the health of electronic cigarette users. Whatever the case, e-cigarettes are popular. A 2015 federal...

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...