Human Body

Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists. Understanding this hidden half of ourselves – our microbiome – is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson’s. The field is even...

Cancer Diagnosis

“One-stop shops” aimed at speeding up cancer diagnosis are being introduced across England. The aim is to catch the disease earlier and prevent patients from being referred for several tests for different forms of the illness. Patients often face delays when they have...

Hormone

If you’re a “woman of a certain age,” you might have wondered: Where did this belly fat come from? You’re eating and exercising no differently than you did before menopause struck, but suddenly, your tummy has ballooned. Welcome to life without estrogen. “Preclinical...

blindness

Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients. The procedure was performed on a woman aged 60 at Moorfields Eye Hospital. It involved “seeding” a tiny patch with...

Marquel Brumley

A 13-year-old boy from Michigan has died weeks after experiencing a headache and cold symptoms, which eventually progressed into an infection of his brain. Marquel Brumley was taken to an urgent care center in February after showing signs of a cold, but doctors told his family...

Childhood Obesity

New federal data published in the journal Pediatrics, says there’s been an increase in childhood obesity for kids between the ages of 2-5 years from about 9 percent to almost 14 percent. Asheley Skinner, an associate professor of population health services at Duke University...

tumours cancer

Scientists have been able to predict how cancer patients will respond to therapy by growing miniature versions of their tumours in the laboratory. They say the groundbreaking work could lead to “smarter, kinder and more effective treatments”. The study, in the journal...

Illegal Teeth Whitening

A number of beauticians in London are performing illegal teeth-whitening procedures, which can leave patients in crippling pain if they go wrong. One place was secretly filmed by London using illegal levels of the hydrogen peroxide at a strength of 25%. The maximum legal strength...

Smoking

Residents in six states and counting are now legally able to smoke recreational marijuana – but is it safe to blaze regularly? Well, seasoned stoners and newbies can rest assured, thanks to Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FAAPMR, who tells POPSUGAR there is no evidence that...

Soda

Put the diet Coke down. I repeat, put the diet Coke down! You’re probably aware that drinking soda is bad for you, but your choice to go to diet isn’t much better. Sure, diet soda is marketed to have no calories or sugar, but what exactly IS it that you’re drinking anyway?...