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Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

A new study published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i> finds that people who eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more bacterial diversity in …

What is the Keystone virus?

The mosquito-borne virus has been found in humans for the first time.<p>If you weren't worried about Zika and Lyme disease, here's another …

Is fasting good for you?

Taking a short-term food break may have amazing health benefits.<p>Does fasting flush toxins? Here's where things get murky.<p>Some people go on special …

Dentists can smell your fear — and that could hurt your teeth

About 10 percent of us have such severe fear of the dentist that we don't go. As a result, our fears become self-fulfilling — when we do finally get …

Are you sick of the news? Or is the news making you sick?

Sometimes it's hard to scroll through the morning newsfeed. Whether you check it on your phone, on TV or even in a newspaper, the news can be …

Our brains need silence to make sense of things

The mind works hard in the moments between the noise.<p>The mind may seem to thrive on stimuli — the honking horns, the pixels percolating on this …

Why disgust is good for your health

Some things are just gross. From oozing, infected wounds to rotting food, there are sights and smells that elicit sheer revulsion.<p>But disgust isn't …

Memory Loss Post-Surgery Is Common in Older Adults

<i>(This article appeared previously on Kaiser Health News.)</i><p>Two years ago, Dr. Daniel Cole’s 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn’t been …

New Shingles Vaccine: Should You Get It?

Experts say yes, even if you already had the old one. Here’s why.<p>If you’re over 65, chances are you’ve already been vaccinated against shingles—or …

What is kratom and is it dangerous?

The FDA says it acts like an opioid and warns against using it.<p>Fans of the herb kratom say it offers pain relief, calms anxiety, and can help ease …

Cure for common cold? 'Radical' treatment targets humans, not virus. And it works (so far)

A new cold treatment could thwart the virus by leaving it alone and targeting humans instead. The treatment, detailed Monday in <i>Nature Chemistry</i>, …

What gray hair says about your health

From heart disease risk to vitamin deficiencies, your tresses can talk.<p>Those first few strands of grays on your head are often not a welcome sight. …

Medical Research

HTLV-1: The ancient STI plaguing Australia and the world

An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for …

Could baking soda be the key to fighting autoimmune disease?

Although researchers are still in the early stages of testing, a new study holds promise for people with autoimmune disorders. There's the potential …

Is This Newer Class of Antibiotics Really Safe?

<i>(A version of this story appeared previously on MedShadow.org.)</i><p>MedShadow Foundation recently ran a news story about antibiotics causing “rare” …

Prevent Alzheimer’s!

<b>Every Registry member brings us one step closer to our goal of ending Alzheimer's.</b> Please support the scientists by inviting friends and family to</b> …

Big Pharma Suffers Another Major Blow As Study Debunks High Cholesterol Myths, Admitting Statins Are Totally Worthless

It’s been a tough few weeks for Big Pharma, as three major studies have now completely disproved the effectiveness of its most profitable drugs. Last …

10 million lives could be lost to superbugs - so how far have we got in the race to beat them?

British scientists claim they have beaten more than a dozen rival teams around the world in the race towards a new synthetic antibiotic. They hope that the agent – an improved version of a natural antibiotic called teioxobactin, discovered in soil by American scientists in 2015 – will provide a new …

15 Ways to Stop Being So Sedentary at the Office

With each passing decade, fewer and fewer Americans have physically active jobs. Sedentary jobs have increased more than 80 percent since 1950, …

23 Ways Sitting Is Literally Killing You

The price of leading an inactive lifestyle is high. It sounds like a paradox— something people love to do to feel better ends up, in the long run, …

The Dementia That Is Often Misdiagnosed

Marriage problems take many couples by surprise. But Deborah Dolan was caught particularly unaware when her husband Todd began to distance himself …

The truth about fish oil

We consider the benefits — along with the toxins, side effects and sustainability issues.<p>In the United States, sales of fish oil, commonly sold as …

Fluoride Officially Classified As A Neurotoxin In World’s Top Medical Journals

Evidence of how negatively fluoride can impact our health has been increasing in rapid pace throughout the past few years. People are hoping that by …

New Law Broadens Chronic Care Through Medicare

Older adults with a lot of medical issues will see some of their burdens eased through a new law passed by Congress and signed by President Donald …

New X-ray device could cut radiation dosage

'Ghost images' may be the future of seeing our skeletons.<p>While X-rays have helped us diagnose many medical ailments, there are lingering concerns …

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'Miraculous' new cancer vaccine completely wipes out tumors

Human trials are set to begin on the treatment, which cured 100 percent of mice during animal trials.<p>Could this finally be the cure to cancer? If …

New study finally explains why calorie restriction can extend your lifespan

It might actually have more to do with sleep than what you eat.<p>Scientists have known for a while now that cutting your calories by at least 15 …

The World’s First Bionic Kidney Is All Set To Replace Dialysis in Just Two Years

Not always can natural remedies be good for a medical condition despite of how effective they are. Sometimes, in serious conditions, only medical …

What is synesthesia and what's it like to have it?

Synesthetes can taste sounds, smell colors or see scents, and research proves these people experience reality differently.<p>I know that the number four …