Choir singing may boost cancer patients’ health, well-being

It may come as no surprise that singing can boost mood and help alleviate stress, but for cancer patients, the benefits of singing may not stop there. A new study found that choir singing...

Breakthrough in the battle against dementia as protein offers new hope for patients

DEMENTIA patients have been offered fresh hope after the discovery of a ­protein that may protect against the disease. By: Jo Willey The breakthrough could lead to new treatments – and even ways of preventing the...

Cranberry Juice May Not Help Your UTI After All

But that's not stopping Ocean Spray. By Hannah Smothers Of course the head scientist for Ocean Spray has never had a urinary tract infection. With all that cranberry nectar at her disposal, Christina Khoo, the head...

Why vegans and vegetarians need vitamin B12

If you're following a plant-based diet, make sure you're not missing this crucial nutrient. By Rita Ghelani What is vitamin B12? One of eight essential B vitamins, B12 is involved in DNA production, fighting fatigue, maintaining a healthy nervous...

Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Government Study Reveals ‘Stunningly Important’ Findings

By Ronnie Cohen Tiffany Frantz got her first cellphone when she was 16. She loved that flip phone. Every morning, on her way out the door, she’d slip it into the left cup of her bra....

Spike In Soldier Suicide Rates Leads To Prediction Of Post-Hospitalization Suicides

What predicts self-destructive behavior? This is a key question among researchers concerned by the sharp uptick in United States soldier suicides over the past decade. In some cases, a new study finds, a soldier’s behavior may...

4 Easy Ways to Keep Yourself Young

By Dr. Manny Everyone wants the secret to living longer. But, guess what? There isn’t just one way to prevent aging. Here are some tips that may help keep you young. Always wear sunscreen. Applying it daily...

Himalayan pink sea salt isn’t as healthy as you think it is

It's been touted as a "superfood" that can lower blood pressure, improve circulation and detoxify the body. But is there any substance behind the hype, and is this trend really worth its salt? By Naomi...

Dawson’s Finger and Multiple Sclerosis: What’s the Connection?

Written by Zawn VillinesReviewed by Alana Biggers, MD, MPH In 1916, Dr. James Walker Dawson noticed a pattern of plaques in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis. Now known as Dawson's finger, these lesions...

The osteopath’s guide to choosing a bed in two easy steps

These are all that stands between you and a better night's sleep By Garry Trainer, D.O.B.Ac. Given we spend a third of our lives sleeping, we're tucked up in our beds for – on average –...

8 myths about menopause you should stop believing

It doesn't just happen one day By Alison Lynch Despite the fact every woman goes through it, menopause is still seen as a taboo topic. A natural sign of ageing, it can be something women - and...

How I kicked drugs without going into rehab

By BBC Trending "If you are out there and struggling please know that you can always move forward and change." This was the conclusion of Kristy Ehrlich's strongly worded and very personal Imgur post. Striking...

When Women Choose Sterilization

The New York Times To the Editor: Re “Doctors Fail Women Who Don’t Want Children,” by Alanna Weissman (Sunday Review, Dec. 3): Study after study has demonstrated a very high incidence of post-sterilization regret in women in...

Occupational therapy fails to aid functioning in Alzheimer’s patients

Written by Ana Sandoiu Alzheimer's disease currently affect over 5 million American seniors. Given that the majority of dementia disorders cannot be cured, caregiving and support are highly significant. Most patients with Alzheimer's live with...

Vitamins D Supplements Could Elevate Cholesterol In Obese Teens

New research suggests that vitamin D does not benefit the heart health or reduce the diabetes risk of obese teens. Researchers from Mayo Clinic Children's Center have found limited benefits from vitamin D supplements in...

Why do we laugh inappropriately?

David Robson We often find ourselves laughing at the strangest of moments. As psychologists are discovering, those helpless giggles might be one of our most important and profound behaviours, says David Robson. Neuroscientist and part time...

Having sex more frequently might make you healthier

Men's Health Out of all the health hacks making the rounds, here’s one we bet you can all get behind: Having sex more frequently can make you a healthier man, a new study published in...

7 Meditation Tips For People Who’ve Never Meditated In Their Lives

You don't need to totally clear your mind, FYI. By Elizabeth Bacharach In theory, meditation sounds easy—you sit in one place for a while, not doing anything (even thinking). But when you realize you have no idea how TF to magically make your...

What is TMS? The Most Effective ADHD Treatment May Also be the Most Controversial

By Katherine Ellison Dreamy and distracted, Meital Guetta struggled through high school in the small town of Shoham, Israel. Her mind wandered to home décor, clothes, dinner plans—anything but schoolwork. “Teachers would say it was...

What we learnt from the world’s biggest cosmetic-surgery conference

It’s the hot ticket in Monte Carlo – the annual Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC), where doctors from all around the globe gather to hear about groundbreaking research, to watch live demonstrations...