A research team has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain.
Eggshells can enhance the growth of new, strong bones needed in medical procedures, a team of researchers has discovered.
The shape and connectivity of brain networks — discrete areas of the brain that work together to perform complex cognitive tasks — can change in fundamental and recurring ways over time, according to a new study.
The possible link between sugary drinks and cancer
Findings from a new study suggest that limiting sugary drinks might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases, say researchers.
In adults already at a healthy weight or carrying just a few extra pounds, cutting around 300 calories a day significantly improved already good levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and other markers.
This new study correlates a pro-inflammatory diet with the risk of developing colorectal cancer among the Spanish population.
A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not.
In 2016, there were 87 million people diagnosed with gonorrhea, the most antibiotic-resistant of all the STIs. There is a global rise in gonorrhea rates and, until now, no one has understood why.
Current advice is to avoid cannabis exposure during pregnancy. The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data.
An online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted for the American Osteopathic Association by The Harris Poll found that 45% of those surveyed expressed some doubt about the safety of vaccines.
[ Earlier this year, Facebook announced it planned to join the effort to reduce vaccine misinformation by reducing the ranking of groups and pages that spread vaccine misinformation in its News Feed and Search, rejecting ads found to contain misinformation and exploring new ways to share educational information about vaccines.]
Nearly 30 million Americans older than 40 take aspirin daily to prevent cardiovascular disease. More than 6 million Americans take aspirin daily without a physician’s recommendation. Nearly half of Americans more than 70 years of age without cardiovascular disease, an estimate of nearly 10 million people, take aspirin daily — despite current guidelines against this practice.
Most new drugs entering the market, particularly medications for neurologic and psychiatric disorders, provide no additional benefit over and above the existing standard of care, new research suggests.
Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a new study. The study suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.
A new study has shown that gentle, controlled stimulation of the ear canal can help reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy.
“Nutrition knowledge is essential for today’s physicians,” according to a JAMA Internal Medicine commentary written by Neal Barnard, MD, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. In his column, Ignorance of Nutrition is No Longer Defensible, he makes the point that overweight, diabetes, heart disease, and many forms of cancer are driven by unhealthful diets. Yet, most doctors do not have the knowledge to turn this problem around. In a 2018 survey, 61 percent of internal medicine residents reported having little or no training in nutrition. [That means, unless nutrition-oriented, don’t bother asking your doctor about a nutritional approach to help you get better. BM]
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