Lungs

All this time we thought lungs were just for breathing. It turns out they also play a key role in how blood is formed, suggests a study in Nature out of the University of California-San Francisco. Scientists studying the lungs of mice discovered to their surprise that the lungs...

Baby Born With 4 Legs 2 Spines

A 10-month-old girl born with four legs and two spines is recovering after doctors successfully removed what they have identified as her twin’s partially formed body. The girl, identified only has Dominique, was born in the Ivory Coast and was flown to Advocate Children’s Hospital...

Allergie

Allergy season is officially upon us. In fact, it’s apparently 10 to 20 days early on the East coast, courtesy of the recent nice weather we’ve enjoyed. Great! Except not, because with allergy season comes itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, scratchy throat, and the sniffles....

Cholesterol Drug

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that’s likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost. Statins such as Lipitor are cheap and cut cholesterol, but some people...

Pineapples

Certain types of produce grown in the US are more likely to contain pesticides than others, which means you don’t really need to buy everything organic Buying organic fruit and vegetables can be expensive — especially if you’re buying them from places like Whole...

7 ways daylight saving

We’re losing an hour of sleep as we “spring forward” this week, having turned our clocks an hour ahead on Sunday morning. And while we’ve gained an extra hour of daylight in the evenings, we’ve lost it in the morning—waking up, and maybe even heading off...

Bird Flu

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has $80 million to $90 million left over from the last major outbreak of bird flu to fight any new discoveries of the virus, the department’s chief veterinary officer said on Thursday. USDA must appeal to Congress if more money is needed...

The Sugar in Fruit

Chemically, the sugars in fruit and the sugars in a candy bar are the same, but the effects on your health couldn’t be more different. In fact, “most of us should be getting more whole fruit, not less,” says Maxine Siegel, R.D., who heads Consumer Reports’ food lab. Adults...

Obesity Strongly

People who are obese have a greater risk of developing and dying from several types of cancer including malignancies of the breast, ovary, kidney, pancreas, colon, rectum and bone marrow, a research review confirms. Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the prevalence...

teen drug

An international team of scientists say the way teenagers’ brains are wired may help predict whether they will develop drug problems in the future. The team looked at adolescents who were generally more impulsive than their peers – a trait sometimes linked to the misuse...