Health

Science reveals what happens to your body and brain when you get drunk

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human civilization for thousands of years. But while we have a general understanding of alcohol's effects — most people can recognize when one more drink is one too many — the specifics of what happens to your body as you get drunk are fairly complicated.<p>We've …

Alcohol

Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

Four out of five older Americans with hearing loss just ignore it, in part because a hearing aid is an unwelcome sign of aging. But what if hearing aids looked like stylish fashion accessories and could be bought at your local pharmacy like reading glasses?<p>That's the vision of Kristen "KR" Liu, …

Biomedical Engineering

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

Medicine

Is running the best exercise?

Running is cheap, easy and reduces the risk of heart disease and early deaths. But do the health benefits outweigh those from other activities, such as walking, cycling or swimming?<p>According to a review of evidence in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Disease, runners live three years longer …

Exercise

Avocado mayo is the delicious answer to all your sandwich needs

Mayo is one of those love it or hate it condiments. Some folks put it on everything; others can’t be within arm’s length of the stuff. But what about</i> …

Healthy Eating

5 Life-Saving Body Checks Women Should Do Regularly

While you probably know how to examine your breasts every month to catch the first signs of breast cancer, you may not realize that there are a lot of other checks that can help make sure your body’s in tip-top shape. These regular self-exams will often reveal any obvious red flags way quicker than …

Women's Health

Different Diseases Have Different Smells

Certain ailments give off signature scents, whether it's the baked-bread odor of typhoid or the meaty smell of yellow fever. When it's progressed far …

Neurology

Here's why you should avoid DIET FIZZY DRINKS at all cost

While fizzy drinks are often associated with physical health risks such as weak bones, a new study has found that these drinks could also impact the mental health of the consumer. According to a study published by American Heart Association journal Stroke, artificially sweetened drinks such as diet …

Longevity

Your Weekly Workout Schedule Is Here — With Printables and Everything!

Can't make it to the gym? Or have absolutely no idea what to do once you're there? We feel you. Working out is hard enough, let alone having to …

Exercise

Vaccination gaps lead to dangerous measles outbreaks in Europe: ECDC

LONDON (Reuters) - Gaps in vaccination coverage against measles have lead to several outbreaks of the highly-contagious disease in Europe in the past year, with both children and young adults affected, health officials said on Monday.<p>During the first two months of 2017, more than 1,500 measles …

Public Health

Say Goodbye to Neck and Shoulder Pain With One Simple Exercise

Do you struggle with neck and shoulder pain? If so, you are not alone. This is a condition that affects a large proportion of people these days and …

Workouts

​How ​my potentially fatal allergy was cured – with 70 wasp stings

Four years ago, Gavan Naden nearly died from anaphylactic shock after being stung by wasps. He became fearful of going outside, but a drastic immunotherapy regime has saved him<p>Over the past three and half years, I’ve had 70 wasp stings injected into my left arm. Voluntarily. This hasn’t been an …

UK News

Doctors Donate Blood To Save A Teenager’s Life Proving That They Are Indeed Godsend

For us, doctors are only second to god. While their profession in itself is full of humanity and kindness, what a few doctors did for a severely …

Humanity

Every It Girl Is Wearing These Pieces From Zara

It's easy enough to open Zara's website, peruse new arrivals, and add a top or two to your cart. It's another ball game once your trend of choice …

Clothing

Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction

The burden of substance abuse disorders can fall heavily on the families and friends of those who battle addictions. But society also pays a great deal through increased crime. Treatment programs can reduce those costs.<p>For at least two decades, we’ve known substance use and crime go hand in hand. …

Addiction

How to Get Fit Without a Gym Membership

<b>With swimsuit season just on the horizon,</b> men up and down the UK are looking to shape up in time for summer. For many of them, the answer is simple: …

Fitness

Here’s why you always feel tired – even if you’re getting enough sleep

In this age of Fitbits and other sleep-tracking gizmos, we’re encouraged to believe that just getting those extra few minutes of ‘deep sleep’ will …

Sleep Disorders

Triple combo of simeprevir, odalasvir and AL-335 produced 100% cure rate in as little as six weeks in mid-stage HCV study

Results from a Phase 2 clinical trial assessing the triple combination of Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE:JNJ) Olysio (simeprevir), Achillion …

Investing

The facial treatment you should do once a week, according to the pros

Your skin-care regimen likely looks the same every day, whether you’re a lazy girl at heart or you go all the way to, say, a 12th step. (Hey, why not …

Skin Care

Mum bitten by insect at family BBQ panicked "she was having a stroke" before being left almost bedbound

A mum has been left almost bedbound and worried she was having a stroke after she was bitten by an insect at a family barbeque.<p>Simtee Few, 32, would …

Medicine

The cancer your weight could be putting you at risk of

4,300 people die from the disease each year in the UK<p>Obesity could be behind the surging rates of kidney disease in the UK, Cancer Research has …

Cancer

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday.<p>The injectable vaccine, called RTS,S or Mosquirix, was developed by …

Vaccines

Frog Slime Slaughters Flu

Scientists have discovered what me be one of the next great tools for fighting the yearly flu — frog slime. A new paper published in the journal …

Microbiology

London Marathon runners on that special moment

David Wyeth and Matthew Rees recount the inspiring end to the London marathon that saw Matthew help his exhausted fellow runner across the finish line.<p><i>Pictures courtesy BBC Sport</i>

Marathons

Think Twice Before Waiting Too Long To Pee

You've likely held your urge to urinate in order to finish a small task or conversation. But what is happening inside your body when you do that? You …

Is This Traditional Japanese Eating Habit the Secret to Aging Well?

If you're not yet familiar with the three Japanese words "hari hachi bu," it's time to add them to your vocabulary. The Confucian Okinawan adage …

Longevity

Health department criticizes Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino

Starbucks' new "Unicorn Frappuccino" has made waves on the internet for its colorful presentation, but a Connecticut health department is trying to …

Unicorns

Patient has been waiting 1,338 days to be discharged from hospital

A patient with ‘complex’ health needs has been waiting more than three-and-a-half years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge, it …

NHS

Golf Balls In Hash Browns Prompt Food Recall

"Extraneous golf ball materials" don't belong in your breakfast.<p>McCain Foods USA is enacting a voluntary recall of two varieties of its hash browns because the potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls.<p>The company said the frozen hash brown products “may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball …

Golf

Something happens when people are working out that no one talks about

A good workout can get messy - you’re sweaty, red in the face and generally a bit dishevelled.<p>But for some people, there’s another problem that they …

Exercise