E. Coli

One person has died from the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. This is the first death from this outbreak. The agency reported 23 additional cases of illness bringing...

Diagnosis

The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it’s only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children. About 1 in 59 U.S. children were identified as having autism in 2014, according to a...

Liver

The liver is our largest internal organ and performs more than 500 functions to keep us alive and well, but that doesn’t seem to stop us from subjecting it to regular abuse. Beer, late night pizza, and that morning-after Tylenol all wreak havoc on this vital organ. But new research...

Breakfast

Instant oats are an ideal breakfast for hectic mornings. They’re easy to make, portable, delicious, and (usually) pretty healthy. Sure, you could make your own overnight oats or homemade instant oatmeal jars, but there’s something convenient about a grab-and-go packet that you...

Sweetened Beverages

We’ve all heard how the story goes. “I’ve been going to the gym consistently, I’m training my core so hard, I’m doing my cardio, but I still can’t see my abs coming in.” Truth is, it’s not going to be that easy. Being active is...

Skin Cancer

It’s not yet clear why skin cancer survivors had a dramatically reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Skin cancer may reduce a patient’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 92 percent, a new study revealed. Although it’s not clear why,...

Marijuana

More visits to the emergency room by teens in Colorado are related to marijuana use than in the past, suggesting an impact of the drug’s legalization that needs closer attention, researchers say. “Most studies evaluating the impact of marijuana legalization on adolescents’...

Ketamine

Ketamine has “shown promise” in the rapid treatment of major depression and suicidal thoughts, a US study says. Ketamine has a reputation as a party drug but is licensed as an anaesthetic. The study found use of the drug via a nasal spray led to “significant”...

Fish Oil Supplement

Fish oil supplements have long been recommended to people suffering from dry eye disease, a common ailment that affects millions worldwide — but a study out Friday says they don’t work. “Omega-3 supplements are no more effective than placebo at alleviating dry...

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...