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Israeli Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why We Need Sleep

Israeli Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why We Need Sleep

Have you ever wondered why we get sleepy or why do we need sleep anyway? Not only humans need sleep but almost every organism does from jellyfish to squirrels to us humans. And it’s common knowledge that sleeplessness can... 
New Techniques Let Scientists Zero In On Individual Cells

New Techniques Let Scientists Zero In On Individual Cells

Averages can be misleading whether it be about the number of people who become billionaires or who will or won’t become susceptible to certain diseases or who will end up with blue eyes instead of black. And according to... 
This Diet Could Cut Your Risk of Dementia, Heart Disease, and Cancer

This Diet Could Cut Your Risk of Dementia, Heart Disease, and Cancer

A couple of weeks ago the Mediterranean Diet was chosen by US News and World Report to be the best diet or eating lifestyle for optimum health. But today, health.com, covers another diet in the same US News and World Report... 
Study finds link between big bellies and shrinking brains

Study finds link between big bellies and shrinking brains

We’ve been told for a long time that big bellies are connected to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and many other diseases and ailments, but shrinkage of the brain?  Seriously? Apparently according... 
Chocolate Better For Coughs Than Cough Syrup, Study Says

Chocolate Better For Coughs Than Cough Syrup, Study Says

Cough syrups for dry coughs, wet coughs, chesty ones or tickly ones – its all a myth. A cough is a cough. All the OTC cough medicines for supposedly different kinds of coughs are clever marketing strategies to get people... 
Foods High In Fiber May Help People Lose Weight, Live Longer, Large Study Finds

Foods High In Fiber May Help People Lose Weight, Live Longer, Large Study Finds

A large study was recently done looking at 4,600 people who had at one time or another participated in either a study, research or a trial regarding eating different diets and their results.   What the study showed... 
Strongest Evidence Yet Links Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And an Overactive Immune System

Strongest Evidence Yet Links Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And an Overactive Immune System

According to a study by researchers at King’s College, London, when a certain individual’s immune system is attacked by an infection it may cause long-lasting fatigue when that immune system over-reacts and that fatigue may continue... 
Exercise May Improve Thinking In Sedentary Seniors With Cognitive Decline

Exercise May Improve Thinking In Sedentary Seniors With Cognitive Decline

Recently, a small study was done on 160 adults who averaged around 65 years in age who were experiencing some cognitive impairment but not dementia. Seniors may take heart from the results of this research, in that if they can persuade... 
GOP Presses Case To Stop Fetal Tissue Research In Contentious Hearing

GOP Presses Case To Stop Fetal Tissue Research In Contentious Hearing

The Trump administration has paused the acquisitions of fetal tissue in order to conduct an agency-wide audit and as a result, a hearing was organized by a pair of House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees. At the same time,... 
Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Tied To 9 More Illnesses, FDA Says

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Tied To 9 More Illnesses, FDA Says

There is still a multi-state outbreak of E.coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce since its first report in October by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which continues its warning to not eat any romaine lettuce... 
FDA Expands Voluntary Recall for Blood Pressure Medication From Mylan

FDA Expands Voluntary Recall for Blood Pressure Medication From Mylan

Drug maker Mylan said, early this week, it is issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of the blood pressure medication valsartan.  This expands an earlier recall of only a few select batches, issued two weeks ago. More specifically,... 
Fish Genes Hold Key To Repairing Damaged Hearts

Fish Genes Hold Key To Repairing Damaged Hearts

Recent research funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in Cell Reports suggests that the Mexican tetra fish’s remarkable ability to repair its heart after damage is done by using a gene called Irrc10. Dr. Mathilda Mommersteeg,... 
Low-carb Diets Might be Best for Maintaining Weight Loss

Low-carb Diets Might be Best for Maintaining Weight Loss

A study published recently in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) reports that changing your diet to one low in carbohydrates may be the best way to maintain weight loss. 164 overweight or obese people participated in the study whose... 
New Autism Study Confirms “Extreme Male Brain Theory” (but That Does Not Mean Autistic People are Hyper Male)

New Autism Study Confirms “Extreme Male Brain Theory” (but That Does Not Mean Autistic People are Hyper Male)

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have recently completed the largest-ever study of typical sex (gender) differences and autism. The study tested two long-standing psychological theories—the Empathizing-Systemizing theory... 
1 Dead, 164 Sick in Salmonella from Raw Turkey, CDC Says

1 Dead, 164 Sick in Salmonella from Raw Turkey, CDC Says

The Center for Disease and Control and Prevention said on Thursday that one person has died and 164 people became sick due to an outbreak in salmonella connected to raw turkey. The person who died lived in California. The CDC said... 
DRC Says Ebola Outbreak Worst in Country’s Recorded History

DRC Says Ebola Outbreak Worst in Country’s Recorded History

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) health officials say they are dealing with the worst outbreak of Ebola in its country’s history. Ebola is spread through bodily fluids such as sweat, saliva and blood.  The areas affected are... 
CDC Says Cases of Polio-like Syndrome Still Rising

CDC Says Cases of Polio-like Syndrome Still Rising

Federal health officials said on Monday, cases of a paralyzing condition of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) afflicting more children than any other age bracket is on the rise. Out of 219 AFM cases reported, 80 have been confirmed in the... 
Study: Dairy Products May Help in Heart Attack Protection

Study: Dairy Products May Help in Heart Attack Protection

Fatty, greasy meals with little nutrients have been tied in the past to heart attacks, but a few foods might help to avoid them, says a new study just released. University of Eastern Finland researchers recently carried out a study... 
Is There A Healthy Late Night Snack?

Is There A Healthy Late Night Snack?

A lot of people like to have a late night snack: whether that is because you think it helps you get to sleep or because you tend to wake up in the middle of the night and it helps you get back to sleep. Of course, many speculate that... 
Does Your Height Affect Your Risk for Developing Cancer?

Does Your Height Affect Your Risk for Developing Cancer?

A recent study tested an existing hypothesis—known as “direct effect”—which suggests that height correlates to cancer risk. The study looked at more than 10,000 cases (male and female) who had contracted cancer, comparing... 
Microplastics Found in Human Stool For the Very First Time

Microplastics Found in Human Stool For the Very First Time

Plastic production went full scale in the 1950s. Since then, we—as a species—have created an impressive 9 billion tons of the stuff.  What is not impressive, however, is that studies suggest upwards of 76 percent of all plastics... 
Could Coffee Help People Afflicted with Rosacea?

Could Coffee Help People Afflicted with Rosacea?

Over the past decade or so, there has been a great deal of research regarding the potential health benefits to drinking coffee. The latest study indicates that coffee could actually help those who study from a common skin condition. Researchers...