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...

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...