Rethinking Milk: Science Takes On the Dairy Dilemma

RETHINKING MILK: SCIENCE TAKES ON THE DAIRY DILEMMA

Dairy products are rich in calcium and protein, and they have long been promoted as important for helping kids grow and helping kids...

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb Prostate Cancers

CHOLESTEROL DRUGS MIGHT HELP CURB PROSTATE CANCERS

The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but it found that statins, taken alone or with metformin, did seem associated with an increase...

 
 
 
Will Brushing, Flossing Protect Against Stroke?

WILL BRUSHING, FLOSSING PROTECT AGAINST STROKE?

Gum disease may be linked to higher rates of stroke caused by hardened and severely blocked arteries, preliminary research findings...

Diet Drug Belviq Withdrawn Due to Cancer Risk

DIET DRUG BELVIQ WITHDRAWN DUE TO CANCER RISK

The FDA asked the maker of weight-loss drug Belviq to take it off the market after a clinical trial showed an association with an increased...

 
 
 
More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

MORE SEX PARTNERS, HIGHER CANCER RISK?

During the 2012-2013 phase of the ongoing study, more than 5,700 participants were asked how many sexual partners they'd had during...

As Liquor Stores Close, Murder Rates Decline

AS LIQUOR STORES CLOSE, MURDER RATES DECLINE

Previous research has found that 50% of violent crime is associated with access to alcohol, the authors noted.

 
 
 
'Tough Guys' May Be at Especially High Risk for Suicide

'TOUGH GUYS' MAY BE AT ESPECIALLY HIGH RISK FOR SUICIDE

The statistics raise the question of whether traditional norms about masculinity could play some role, said lead researcher Daniel...

Diabetes Among U.S. Young, Especially Asians, Continues to Climb

DIABETES AMONG U.S. YOUNG, ESPECIALLY ASIANS, CONTINUES TO CLIMB

They found rates were generally higher in blacks and Hispanics than in whites. Surprisingly, the rate in Asian/Pacific Islanders rose...

 
 
 
Is Sunny Outlook the Best Rx for Stroke Recovery?

IS SUNNY OUTLOOK THE BEST RX FOR STROKE RECOVERY?

Stroke survivors who had positive outlooks showed lower levels of inflammation, reduced stroke severity and fewer physical impairments...

Consumers Waste Twice as Much Food as Experts Thought

CONSUMERS WASTE TWICE AS MUCH FOOD AS EXPERTS THOUGHT

New research shows the level of waste to be twice as high as previously believed.

 
 
 
Fewer American Families Weighed Down by Medical Bills

FEWER AMERICAN FAMILIES WEIGHED DOWN BY MEDICAL BILLS

The percentage of families who had problems paying medical expenses in the previous year declined from about 20% in 2011 to 14% in...

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?

SHINGLES VACCINE BONUS: REDUCED RISK OF STROKE?

Overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age 80 who got the shingles vaccine. In patients 80 and older, risk was cut by...

 
 
 
Antibody Found That May Help Autoimmune Disorders

ANTIBODY FOUND THAT MAY HELP AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS

The investigators identified the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody in their study of 535 children with central nervous system...

Were You Born in an H1N1 Flu Year or an H3N2? It Matters

WERE YOU BORN IN AN H1N1 FLU YEAR OR AN H3N2? IT MATTERS

Knowing who is at a higher risk each year could help tailor pandemic and epidemic planning, the researchers say.

 
 
 
Golf May Be a Recipe for Longevity

GOLF MAY BE A RECIPE FOR LONGEVITY

Researchers followed nearly 5,900 adults, 65 and older, for 10 years and found that those who were regular golf players were more than...

3 Brothers Have the Same Rare Cancer

3 BROTHERS HAVE THE SAME RARE CANCER

The Rush brothers, ages 5 years, 4 years, and 7 months, share something that most brothers don't: bilateral retinoblastoma, a rare...

 
 
 
Chemicals in Mom-to-Be's Makeup Impact Kid's Weight

CHEMICALS IN MOM-TO-BE'S MAKEUP IMPACT KID'S WEIGHT

Parabens are chemicals that have long been used as a preservative in cosmetics and body care products. A number of studies have suggested...

U.S. Heroin Use Nearly Doubled Over Two Decades

U.S. HEROIN USE NEARLY DOUBLED OVER TWO DECADES

Deaths from heroin overdoses also jumped, from just under 2,100 deaths in 2002 to more than 15,000 deaths in 2018, according to background...

 
 
 
Family Members Are Swiping Hospice Patients' Painkillers: Study

FAMILY MEMBERS ARE SWIPING HOSPICE PATIENTS' PAINKILLERS: STUDY

In a survey of 371 hospices, 31% reported at least one case in which drugs were taken from a patient in the past 90 days. The thieves...

Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested

FEW TEEN BOYS AT RISK FOR HIV GET TESTED

Close to 15% of HIV infections in the United States are undiagnosed, but the undiagnosed rate is more than 3.5 times higher among 13-...

 
 
 



Too Much Sitting May Up Heart Disease Risk in Aging Women

Too Much Sitting May Up Heart Disease Risk in Aging Women

Is too much sitting bad for your heart? Yes, sitting for long periods can put aging women at a higher risk of developing heart disease. So, sit less and move more to boost your... Read more ...

Cutting Off Kidney Cancer at Its Roots: Study

Cutting Off Kidney Cancer at Its Roots: Study

New study discovers cancer stem cells responsible for the most common form of kidney cancer: clear cell renal cell carcinoma, or ccRCC. Read more ...

Study Identifies States with Highest Rates of Melanoma Due to UV Radiation

Study Identifies States with Highest Rates of Melanoma Due to UV Radiation

New study finds that state-level incidence rates for UV-attributable melanoma ranged from 15 cases per 100,000 in Alaska to 65 cases per 100,000 in Hawaii. Read more ...

CATASTROPHIC ERROR: In just two days, thousands of potentially...

CATASTROPHIC ERROR: In just two days, thousands of potentially cross-infected passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship will be released and allowed to take commercial flights anywhere in the world

World health authorities are about to commit a gross error that could literally end up costing millions of lives. So far, 355 passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship... Read more ...

U.S. military preparing to implement medical martial law due to coronavirus...

U.S. military preparing to implement medical martial law due to coronavirus pandemic

The Joint Chiefs of Staff has issued an executive order calling on the United States Northern Command to start preparing for a full-blown pandemic of the Wuhan coronavirus here... Read more ...

Can this East Asian shrub help reduce the harmful effects of oxidative...

Can this East Asian shrub help reduce the harmful effects of oxidative stress? Study explains

Lindera glauca is a medicinal shrub with a variety of uses. Besides being an excellent condiment and food flavoring, L. glauca is also used in the manufacturing industry and in... Read more ...

New Guidelines for Hepatic Failure

New Guidelines for Hepatic Failure

A new set of evidence-based recommendations for the management of liver failure is presented at the SCCM 49th Critical Care Congress. It assembles recommendations for critical... Read more ...

Green Tea Extract Reduces Fatty Liver Disease

Green Tea Extract Reduces Fatty Liver Disease

According to a recent study by Penn State researchers, Green tea extract combined with exercise, reduces fatty liver disease in mice. Read more ...

Tiny Particles may Start Nonfatal Heart Attacks

Tiny Particles may Start Nonfatal Heart Attacks

A recent Yale study confirms something that has long been suspected -air pollution's small particles can play a role in severe heart disease. Read more ...

An Ode to Cold Showers

An Ode to Cold Showers

Luci Gutiérrez Here's what used to happen. I'd wake up, smoldering and sighing, reel out of bed and into the kitchen, and put the kettle on. Then I'd think: Well, now what?... Read more ...