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This antibiotic-resisting, infertility-causing STI is on the rise—and could be the next superbug

Cinnamon essential oil may be one of the most promising ways to take on the world’s most dangerous superbugs, but even that powerful option isn’t a …

Public Health

Fat Intake Alone Decides Whether You Gain Weight, Claims A New Study

For the longest time, the dietary advice was simple, and more than a little judgemental. If you’re big, it’s because of your diet, so eat less fat. Except we’ve learned it’s not that simple: Low-fat diets can, ironically, expand your waistline, and we’ve learned our own bodies fight fat loss, and …

Nutrition

Fat-Freezing Procedure May Have More Complications Than Doctors Thought

Some patients who have the “CoolSculpting” procedure end up with firmer fat.<p>Getty Images<p>Imagine a quick, nonsurgical procedure that could reduce …

Medicine

Drinking full-fat milk could protect against strokes, study suggests

Drinking full-fat milk could lead to a longer life by protecting against strokes, scientists have suggested.<p>While conventional diet advice has for decades dictated that skimmed and semi-skimmed milk is much healthier for us than full-fat milk, a study suggests that the opposite may be …

Holistic Medicine

How to spot age-related macular degeneration

Fifteen years ago, Lorna Blakeney thought she had a lump of mucus in her eye. “I was sitting reading a book after lunch and suddenly realised there was something in my left eye. I tried to blink and rub it away. I thought a night’s sleep would help. But in the morning, it was still there. I didn’t …

Cell Biology

Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health. Here's What You Can Do to Escape

Reach out.<p>Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults. It damages your brain, immune system, and can lead to depression and …

Psychology

Cinnamon may help battle infections

Concerns over antibiotic resistance are reaching fever pitch, and the race is on to uncover novel compounds to replace them. A new study suggests …

Medicine

Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure

Every day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp.<p>The pill is his blood pressure medication. And Koroshetz, who directs the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, says controlling high blood pressure helps him reduce …

Dementia

14 Foods That Reduce Inflammation Which You Didn’t Know

Inflammation might not be something that you think about too often in regards to your health, but there are a few reasons it should be. Inflammation …

Wellness

How to boost serotonin and improve mood

Serotonin is a chemical in the brain that can affect mood. Eating foods that contain the essential amino acid known as tryptophan can help the body …

Wellness

How Laparoscopic Surgery Is Performed

Laparoscopic surgery, also referred to minimally invasive surgery (MIS), involves the use of a thin, tubular device called a laparoscope which is …

Medical Technology

Cryophobia and Understanding the Fear of Cold

Cryophobia, or the fear of cold, is a relatively complex phobia. Some people are afraid only of cold weather, others of touching cold objects. In …

Weather

Acne in Babies, Children, Teens, and Adults

It's typically thought of as a teen problem, but acne can appear at any age, from birth to well into the adult years.<p>Acne is treated differently …

Skin Care

Signs That There May Be a Problem With Your Cast

Casts are an excellent treatment for broken bones. However, problems can arise and you should know how to assess your cast. The goal of most patients …

Dotdash

Researchers develop AI that predicts developmental disabilities in infants

Children with birth complications are statistically more likely to develop cognitive and physical disorders later in life. Premature babies, for example, show higher rates of developmental delays, according to a 2017 study published in the high-profile medical journal <i>The BMJ</i>. Researchers have …

Machine Learning

Cold temps lead to offspring with more ‘good fat’

Males who spend time in low temperatures prior to mating will produce offspring with more active brown adipose tissue, according to new research in …

Body Fat

How Common Is PTSD After Sexual Assault?

Studies have found that 31 percent to 57 percent of women who have experienced sexual assault or rape also experience post-traumatic stress disorder …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Why Depression Is More Common in Women Than in Men

It has been widely documented that there are gender differences in depression prevalence, with women experiencing major depression about twice as …

Depression

What Does a Positive Herpes IgG Test Mean?

What is Herpes IgG Testing?<p>Herpes IgG tests are one type of blood test for the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Herpes blood tests, including the herpes …

Medicine

How a Diagnosis of Complex PTSD Differs From PTSD

Some mental health professionals make the distinction between the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD, also known as …

Mental Health

Derms say cold showers have a host of health benefits…if you can stand them

On hot, humid, sticky days, a cool shower sounds pretty appealing, and as it turns out, there are health-related benefits to taking a cold water …

Skin Care

Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective

A new study in mice finds that the ketogenic, or keto, diet helps to eliminate the side effects of a new generation of cancer drugs.<p>In recent years, …

Diabetes

'Forest Bathing' Really May Be Good For Health, Study Finds

‘Forest bathing’ or <i>shinrin yoku</i>—spending time in a forest or other green space to reap the health benefits—has become an increasingly popular activity in recent years, especially in some countries, like Japan, which take it pretty seriously. And with good reason—the practice isn’t some new-age form …

Ecology

Cheap blood pressure drug might slow diabetes

A cheap and safe blood pressure drug slows the worsening of Type 1 diabetes, researchers reported Monday.<p>It’s the first drug that has been shown to affect the course of the disease, also known as juvenile diabetes, which is caused by the body’s mistaken destruction of the pancreatic cells that make …

Diabetes

Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration said Saturday that it is temporarily halting billions of dollars of payments designed to help insurers meet the Affordable Care Act requirement that they provide coverage regardless of whether a person is healthy or sick.<p>The administration said it was withholding $10.4 …

Health Care

Ignore calories and BMI. Here are the health numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What's your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don't matter very much for our overall health. …

Nutrition

Scientists Now Reckon Orange Juice Is A Gateway Drug

If coffee's a narcotic then we'd hate to know how scientists are currently categorising our favourite breakfast staple... We all know a can of coke …

Nutrition

What are the early symptoms of leukemia in children?

Many symptoms of leukemia in children are also symptoms of common, less serious childhood illnesses. Leukemia can be chronic, and the symptoms may …

Leukemia

Eating Nuts Every Day Could Make Sperm Stronger

A new study showed that 60 grams of nuts everyday could boost your sperm count and overall sperm health.<p>Nuts are touted for as a heart-healthy snack, but scientists have discovered an unexpected benefit of including them in your diet: healthier sperm.<p>According to a new clinical trial, guys who ate …

Nutrition

Using cell metabolism to battle cancer

By focusing on how cancer stem cells metabolize, researchers may have uncovered a new way to defeat them: by attacking their energy supply.<p>Drug …

Cancer