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New Gene Therapy Produces Hope for a New Era in Cancer Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on the verge of approving the first-ever gene therapy treatment for use in the United States.<p>If it goes …

Cancer

Just 5 Drinks A Week Can Damage Your Brain

Before you pour that nightly glass of beer or wine, consider this: You could be doing lasting damage to cognition and memory. So suggests new …

The Brain

Study: Popular Heartburn Drug Might Raise Your Risk Of Premature Death

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Certain acid blockers in a popular heartburn drug might actually increase the risk of premature death.<p>As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez …

Medicine

Link Between Parkinson’s And Alzheimer's May Reveal New Treatment | International Business Times

A similarity between two distinct neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, may lead to a potential new drug treatment for …

Neuroscience

This Mother Did Something Her Doctors Couldn’t…

It almost cost her - her marriage, but Susan Luchas fought to get her family well from a potentially deadly illness even to the point of going …

Health

How Cannabis Helps Activate The Pineal Gland

Pineal gland The pineal gland – mythical seat of spirituality and consciousness, the site of the primordial “third eye” – has been of fascination to …

Consciousness

25 Best Healthy Eating Foods for Weight Loss

A <b>healthy eating plan</b>: Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, …

Scientists again try cell transplants to treat Parkinson’s disease

Researchers stopped treating Parkinson's Disease with brain cell transplants 14 years ago because it was largely unsuccessful and, in some cases, …

Exercise: The secret to aging slowly

You have all heard the benefits of regular exercise. It will lower your blood pressure, strengthen your heart, and reduce stress in your life, but there is another great benefit. Exercise actually slows the aging process, preserving your youth right down to your DNA.<p><b>Slows Biological Aging</b><p>In one …

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …

Cannabis

Millions of Americans Struggling with Soaring Cancer Drug Costs

Nationwide, drug costs are expected to rise as much as 11 percent this year, after climbing 11 percent last year. Specialty drugs are expected to increase by 18 percent. Congress is looking to help but is facing huge push back from the pharmaceutical industry.

A noninvasive method for deep-brain stimulation for brain disorders

External electrical waves excite an area in the mouse hippocampus, shown in bright green. (credit: Nir Grossman, Ph.D., Suhasa B. Kodandaramaiah, …

Neuroscience

Roxane Gay decided to write about being overweight. It took her to some painful places.

Roxane Gay begins her new book — the hardest she’s ever had to write — by describing what it isn’t.<p>“The story of my body is not a story of triumph,” Gay writes in the opening pages. “Mine is not a success story.”<p>Instead, it’s a searing account of the essayist’s lifelong struggle with her weight, …

Feminism

Could it be Lyme? Why the disease is so hard to diagnose

It took seven years and 11 doctors before Wendy Thomas’s son got the diagnosis that explained all of his disparate symptoms. During those seven years, Griffin suffered rashes, breathing problems, swollen fingers, back pain, knee pain, and ankle pain. But because an early test for Lyme disease came …

Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia

<i>A new study shows how cannabis-derived CBD can improve schizophrenia-like symptoms in rats.</i><p>New research paves the way for a new schizophrenia …

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

Dementia

How Probiotics May Help Depression

It’s common for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to also struggle with depression. Now, a small study published in the journal</i> …

Depression

California doctor figures out way to stop Alzheimer’s progression

Like his father before him and millions of others, Ted Esau’s brain started to deteriorate in his late-50s.<p>Plaque was building up. Part of his brain …

How to know if you have Lyme disease, which affects 300,000 Americans yearly

Keep this in mind the next time you go for a hike in a wooded or grassy area: Tiny critters called deer ticks often carry Lyme-disease-causing bacteria, which is spread by their bite. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month — and recent CDC estimates suggest Lyme disease, once thought of as fairly …

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

The Brain

Scientists use stem cells to grow working inner ear parts to treat deafness

Why it matters to you<p>Growing functioning inner ear tissues could lead to future treatment for deafness.<p>In many cases, deafness can have a significant …

Biotechnology

4 Signs of Blood Clots You Need to Know If You're Traveling

Taking a flight or going for a drive that's longer than three hours? Then let's talk about blood clots. Why, you ask? For some travelers, blood clots …

The Great Debate: Sleep vs. Exercise

The sun's just coming up and my alarm goes off. I roll over and look at my sneakers—I was planning on going for a run before work—but here's the …

Wellness

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Breakthrough Initiative Will Grow Organs and Regenerate Human Tissue

Growing Good Health<p>Major strides are being made in the field of regenerative medicine. Developments have been made growing tissue and even organs in …

Researchers Just Found a Way to Create Better Bionic Eyes

Easy on the Eyes<p>Anyone who’s ever had a stray eyelash or a piece of dust land in their eye can attest to the pain even the tiniest foreign object can …

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving …

This Could Be The Worst Tick Season In Years. Here's What You Need To Know.

Experts say warmer winters caused by climate change are allowing ticks to expand into new regions of the U.S.<p>Tick season is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a real doozy. Scientists predict 2017 will bear the highest number of ticks in recent years, with a jump in reported cases of tick-borne …

Disease

How Exercise Can Help Through Addiction Recovery

I remember the first time I went jogging. A good friend of mine, who had always been into fitness and a healthy lifestyle, told me one afternoon at a …