Weight-loss supplements

A drug banned from competitive sports can be found at high doses in some weight-loss and workout supplements — a finding that researchers say is alarming and could potentially pose health risks. In a new study, researchers analyzed 27 weight-loss and workout supplements now available...

Zika infections

Mosquitoes have infected two women with the Zika virus in Vietnam, health authorities said on Tuesday, in the country’s first cases of a disease linked in Brazil to thousands of suspected cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect. A 64-year-old woman in the beach city of...

New TLC show connects

Most of Destiny Dyer’s baby photos have one thing in common — they picture her in a cast. The 22-year-old student from Bowling Green, Ky., was born with a severe brittle-bone disease that affects at most 10,000 people in the US. She’d broken more than 100 bones by the time...

Surgeons Save Man's Severed Hand

After a man severed his hand with a production machine, surgeons saved the limb by temporarily attaching it to his belly. Carlos Mariotti, of Orleans, Brazil, lost his left hand while working with a production machine, Metro.co.uk reported. Surgeons placed his hand, which had two...

Ebola outbreak

Two new Ebola cases have been confirmed in Guinea, almost three months after it celebrated the end of the outbreak. Three other members of the family are suspected to have recently died from the virus. The cases were reported in the southern region of Nzerekore, where the outbreak...

New Cancer Therapy Sends 93

A new experimental treatment has achieved what chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants have failed to do: put chronic, relapsing blood cancers into remission. What’s more, it uses the body’s own natural defense system to attack these cancerous growths. The treatment...

Intrexon says FDA finds

A genetically engineered mosquito being used in the fight against Zika will not have a significant impact on the environment, the maker Intrexon Corp said, citing preliminary findings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Males of the self-limiting strain of the Aedes aegypti...

The benefits of jumping

As children, we jump effortlessly. As adults, we often lose the ability to jump with ease. Perfecting the art of jumping adds some bounce to a workout and can make even the most sedentary person more athletic in their day-to-day routine, says Scott Caulfield,   The Head Strength...

5 energy boosting foods

We all know that feeling, 3 p.m. rolls around and we get that midday crash. But we don’t need to reach for energy drinks or high calorie bars. Beat that midday slump without breaking the diet by using one of the tips below: Sugar-free gum That’s right. Research has found that...

Water

Plain old tap water might be the best diet drink around, scientists say.People who want to cut calories and improve their diet might consider drinking more water, according to researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. They found that adults who boosted water...