Beets

Betanin, the compound that gives beets their distinctive red color could slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease — the world’s leading type of dementia. Misfolded protein accumulation in the brain — one of the processes associated with Alzheimer’s diseases...

Lassa Fever

Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of a deadly disease. Lassa fever is one of a number of illnesses which can cause dangerous epidemics, but for which no vaccine currently exists. Lassa fever is not a new disease, but the current outbreak is...

Breast Cancer

When you think of diseases and health disorders that primarily affect women, breast cancer is probably the first to pop into mind. While breast cancer certainly is very prevalent worldwide, it’s not nearly as common as the number of women suffering from fibromyalgia, a chronic...

Asthma

Asthma sufferers are being encouraged to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth to prevent asthma attacks this winter. Breathing in cold, damp air can make the airways tighten and trigger an attack in three out of four people, charity Asthma UK says. This can leave people coughing,...

Migraine

A new approach to preventing migraines can cut the number and severity of attacks, two clinical trials show. About 50% of people on one study halved the number of migraines they had each month, which researchers at King’s College Hospital called a “huge deal”. The...

Teenage Brains

Brain immaturity during adolescence could explain why some teenagers fail to respond to incentives such as cash rewards. Adults are good at putting maximum mental effort into the things that matter most. But, brain circuits are still developing in teenagers, making it harder for...

Cold

If you ever scoffed at your Mom for insisting that you bundle up before going outside in cold weather so you don’t go catching a cold, you might have some apologizing to do. It turns out that cold weather does play a critical role in the common cold: but not for the reason...

Flu

With fall well underway and winter just around the corner, chances are your doctor, pharmacist, and maybe even your mom are telling you it’s time to roll up your sleeve for a flu shot. If you’re inclined to ignore them, we get it: No one really enjoys being jabbed with...

Eggs

Back in the ’70s, a kind of hysteria evolved among health experts and consumers in the U.S. because of a possible association between eggs and cardiovascular disease. “Eggs were viewed almost as poison pills because they are high in cholesterol,” says Walter Willett,...

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...