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Five old remedies that are still healing us today

One of the recent winners of the Nobel Prize for medicine discovered a breakthrough drug after poring over 2,000 ancient herbal recipes.<p>Dr Tu Youyou's discovery, the anti-malarial artemisinin, derived from wormwood, is credited with saving millions of lives.<p>From opium in poppies, to quinine derived …

Teen with brain disorder crowned homecoming queen after wish for 100 new friends

When MichaelAnn Byrne was selected by the Make-A-Wish Foundation in August, she wished for 100 new friends, but didn't expect that a crown would come with it.<p>After making a moving effort to get to know the 18-year-old from Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania, who has a rare brain disorder and cannot …

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Dementia drug 'keeps patients out of nursing homes'

<b>A common Alzheimer's drug that is often withdrawn by the NHS in later stages of the disease can halve the chances of patients needing to be moved into nursing homes, a study suggests.</b><p>Donepezil is used to slow the decline of people with mild to moderate dementia.<p>But it tends not to be given to …

Heaven over hospital: Parents honor dying child's request

<b>This is the second part of the series,"Heaven or hospital." Read the first part here.</b><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Five-year-old Julianna Snow has never been healthy enough to attend Sunday school at the City Bible Church in Portland, Oregon, where her family belongs, so most of what she knows about heaven, she knows …

Heaven over hospital: Dying girl, age 5, makes a choice

<i>This is the first part of the series,"Heaven over hospital." Read the second part here.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Michelle: Julianna, if you get sick again, do you want to go to the hospital again or stay home?</i><p><i>Julianna: Not the hospital.</i><p><i>Michelle: Even if that means that you will go to heaven if you stay home?</i><p><i>Julianna:</i> …

Medicine

Here's How to Prevent a Cold, Says Science

<b>Welcome to cold season. Here's how to keep it from besting you.</b> <i>By Courtney Balestier, Allure</i><p><i>(Photo: Romulo A Yanes)</i><p>We've hit the time of year when the people around us stop being our friends, neighbors, and colleagues and turn into walking disease vectors. Sitting too close to a sneezing coworker …

How You Can Load Up on Carbs and Still Drop Pounds

Consider this an invitation to get your pasta on.<p>Go ahead, utter the C-word—and watch what happens. One gang will say pasta is the devil. The other will cut you with a butter knife if you don't pass the bread basket. We're calling a truce, and not just because carbohydrates are your body's main—and …

Nutrition

Cutting Sugar for 9 Days Made Kids Look Healthier: Study

Kids who cut processed sugar from their diets for just nine days had lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar — a finding that supports the idea that sugar itself is a major culprit in heart disease and diabetes, researchers said Tuesday.<p>And it suggests that it doesn't take long to reverse …

Bacon and other processed meats can cause cancer, experts say | Reuters

PARIS/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon can cause colorectal cancer in humans, and red meat is also a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said.<p>The review by WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released …

Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions on processed meats

<b>(CNN) —</b> Of the thousands of things the World Health Organization has studied for possible links to cancer, this week's announcement that hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats increase the risk of colon cancer was especially hard to swallow for many.<p>It's a finding that has many seeking a deeper …

Processed Meat