Larry Caudell

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Air Pollution

Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say. A study of 4,000 people in the UK found those who lived by loud, busy roads had larger hearts on average than those living in...

Worst Food

Restaurants serve up salt, fat and a whole lot of calories in their menus, the Center for Science in the Public Interest says in its Xtreme Eating Awards. A breakfast burrito might sound a little healthy, with fillings like potatoes, avocados and even veggies in the form of peppers...

5 Weird Eye Issues

Tell the truth: How often do you really pay attention to your eye health? Basically only when you realize you have to squint to see the TV-or your contacts start hurting like a mother-effer, right? But-and bear with me while I sound like your mom for a sec-your eye health is something...

Coffee

There’s no getting around it: In order to lose fat, people need to burn more calories than they take in. And while there’s no such thing as a pill that will allow a person to eat as much as they want and still lose weight, there are some foods and supplements that can help kick...

Generation Of Deodorants

Experts believe they have found a better way to tackle body odour (BO). The key, they say, is understanding how skin bacteria create the smell from virtually odourless armpit sweat. Two teams, at the Universities of York and Oxford, say they have now deciphered the first step in...

Polio

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, 18 years after the country was declared free of the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the virus was detected in a six-year-old boy in April. The same strain of the virus has now been detected in other...

Children

Children who eat more or less when stressed or upset have learned the behaviour rather than inherited it, a study suggests. A study by University College London found home environment was the main cause of emotional eating. And this was due to parental behaviours including giving...

Marijuana

President Trump recently told reporters he will likely support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, which could finally help cut through the red tape blocking scientists from conducting large-scale trials on the benefits of medical marijuana in cancer patients. Medical...

Breast Cancer

About 70% of women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say. It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour. Cancer doctors said the findings would change practice in...

Skin Cancer

A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system...