COLDER, DARKER CLIMATES INCREASE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND LIVER DISEASE

People living in colder regions with less sunlight consume more alcohol and experience more alcoholic liver disease.

SCIENTISTS ENGINEER A FUNCTIONAL OPTICAL LENS OUT OF 2D MATERIALS

Scientists have constructed functional metalenses that are one-tenth to one-half the thickness of the wavelengths of light that they...

 
 
 

CHECKING VERY PRETERM BABIES' HEAD SIZE CAN HELP IDENTIFY LONG-TERM IQ PROBLEMS

Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk - according...

NO LINK BETWEEN 'HYPOALLERGENIC' DOGS AND LOWER RISK OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA

Growing up with dogs is linked to a lower risk of asthma, especially if the dogs are female, a new study shows. However, the researchers...

 
 
 

WARNING: CHEMICAL WEAPONS RISK DURING A PERIOD OF VERY RAPID SCIENTIFIC CHANGE

Alarming examples of the dangers from chemical weapons have been seen recently in the use of industrial chemicals and the nerve agent...

NEW INFLAMMATION INHIBITOR DISCOVERED

A multidisciplinary team of researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting...

 
 
 

SHOULD YOU EAT A LOW-GLUTEN DIET?

When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fiber-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet they experience less intestinal discomfort...

DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS HEAL QUICKLY WITH NITRIC OXIDE TECHNOLOGY

Around the world, 425 million people live with diabetes and upwards of 15 percent develop foot ulcers, which increases their risk of...

 
 
 

NEW CONCUSSION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR KIDS

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical...

QUANTUM SCIENCE TURNS SOCIAL

Researchers developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the...

 
 
 

HOW EXERCISE COULD HELP FIGHT DRUG ADDICTION

The siren call of addictive drugs can be hard to resist, and returning to the environment where drugs were previously taken can make...

DRUG COMBINATION MAKES CANCER DISAPPEAR IN MICE WITH NEUROBLASTOMA

Researchers investigating new treatments for neuroblastoma - one of the most common childhood cancers - have found that a combination...

 
 
 

RAINFOREST VINE COMPOUND STARVES PANCREATIC CANCER CELLS

Pancreatic cancer cells are known for their ability to thrive under extreme conditions of low nutrients and oxygen, a trait known in...

BIAS-BASED BULLYING DOES MORE HARM, IS HARDER TO PROTECT AGAINST

A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are...

 
 
 

MICROGEL POWDER FIGHTS INFECTION AND HELPS WOUNDS HEAL

While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria...

A WORLD WITHOUT BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES? EVEN AVID ONLINE SHOPPERS SAY, 'NO, THANKS'

The majority of consumers, even those who prefer online shopping, think the extinction of brick-and-mortar stores would be bad for...

 
 
 

BREAKTHROUGH IN TREATMENT OF RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME

New research presents a breakthrough in the treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome .

MOTHERS INFECTED BY DENGUE MAY HAVE BABIES WITH HIGHER RISK OF SEVERE ZIKA, AND VICE VERSA

Two new studies provide evidence that previous Dengue infection in pregnant mothers may lead to increased severity of Zika in babies,...

 
 
 

PUTTING FOOD-SAFETY DETECTION IN THE HANDS OF CONSUMERS

Researchers have developed a wireless system that leverages the cheap RFID tags already on hundreds of billions of products to sense...

ALCOHOL ADS WITH PRO-DRINKING COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK BOOST DESIRE TO DRINK, STUDY FINDS

Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking...

 
 
 



Novel Nanoparticle Technology Can Easily Find a Tumor's Location: Study

Novel Nanoparticle Technology Can Easily Find a Tumor's Location: Study

New nanoparticle cancer technology can easily identify the cancer cells location and delivers it to the right place in the body while easing the critical side effects of... Read more ...

Omega-3 fatty acids found to control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Omega-3 fatty acids found to control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

It is a little-known fact that even teetotalers can end up with liver disease. In fact, the most common form of this type of disease in the United States - non-alcoholic fatty... Read more ...

Homeopathic remedies for high blood pressure

Homeopathic remedies for high blood pressure

Hypertension is a common and critical health concern, especially for older people. An article in Homeopathic covered some of the best ways of naturally treating high blood... Read more ...

What is hyperemesis gravidarum? The extreme morning sickness that Kate...

What is hyperemesis gravidarum? The extreme morning sickness that Kate Middleton suffered from

Kate suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum with all three pregnancies and Amy Schumer said she is in hospital with the same thing Read more ...

FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will limit or ban access to flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Read more ...

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of cases doubled, and researchers discovered seven new... Read more ...

Women in the arts and men in construction have the highest suicide risks...

Women in the arts and men in construction have the highest suicide risks, new CDC data show

Women who work in public-facing creative fields like entertainment and the arts and men who work in construction - where they have 'access to lethal means' are at higher... Read more ...

Patients may be getting turned away from surgery until their painful disease...

Patients may be getting turned away from surgery until their painful disease becomes bad enough to operate on

Wales' only endometriosis centre is inadequately funded and is turning complex cases away because 'it cannot cope with demand' Read more ...

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

About half of teens who smoke cigarettes choose menthols and flavored e-cigarettes have been blamed for a recent increase in teen vaping rates. Read more ...

Walking Can Help Burn Belly Fat, but Only If You Follow This Trainer's Advice

Walking Can Help Burn Belly Fat, but Only If You Follow This Trainer's Advice

If you think there's no point in exercising if you can't crush it in the gym for an hour, think again. Doing 30 minutes of aerobic activity like walking can help burn belly fat... Read more ...