diet

The United States Health department has released a statement declaring that death from overdose has become the leading cause of death in people under the age of fifty. The raging opioid epidemic that is sweeping the United States has created millions of addicts to prescription painkillers. The...

Diabetics

We all know that exercise can help you burn fat faster, build muscle, and even switch your mood from gloomy to sunny. But did you know that it can also reduce your risk of developing diabetes? According to a new study published in the journal Experimental Physiology, just a half...

Parkinsons Disease Caregiving

Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson’s disease. Their animal experiments, published in the journal Cell, suggest the brain disorder may be caused by bacteria living in the gut. The findings could eventually lead to new ways of treating...

Broccoli

Broccoli could hold the key to slowing, and potentially reversing, the disease, according to a new study.  (iStock) Some people don’t like to eat their vegetables , but for obese people with type 2 diabetes , broccoli could hold the key to slowing, and potentially reversing,...

Diabetes Affects Hearing

If you have diabetes, you have at least twice the chance of experiencing hearing loss than someone who does not have the condition, according to the American Diabetes Association. If you have prediabetes, your risk for hearing loss is 30 percent higher compared with those who do...

Zika

When neonatal intensive care units in northeastern Brazilian hospitals started to fill up with babies with misshapen and abnormally small heads in late 2015, the first question everyone wanted answered was: What is causing this? As pictures of the babies started circulating around...

Brain freeze

Sad fact: Ice cream, gelato, slushies and other frozen delights have a sucky side — and, no, not the empty sugary calories. It’s that all too common and painful side effect that goes by many names: ice cream headache, cold stimulus headache, sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia (if...

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...

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...

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...