Study finds key details about ‘punch drunk syndrome’ and Alzheimer’s

Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying damaged brains of boxers and other sports people have found key details about a head injury-linked disease called “punch drunk syndrome” that could help the development of new...

German study reveals the ‘dangers of alcohol’ — even if you’re not the one...

DW From fatal car accidents, to physical assaults, to drinking while pregnant — consuming alcohol not only poses a risk to the person doing the drinking, but to those around them as well, a German...

Cancer deaths falling for half decade in EU: Study

PARIS- Agence France-Presse The death rate from cancer has been falling for half a decade in the EU, researchers said on March 19, although the overall number is expected to rise to 1.4 million this...

The F.D.A. Just Approved the First Drug for Postpartum Depression

By Amy Gunia - Time The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression Tuesday. The drug, which is administered via an intravenous drip, reportedly works within 48 hours,...

WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research

Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health...

Here’s Exactly What Happens Inside Your Body When You Crack Your Back

There’s something about cracking your back that’s so unbelievably satisfying. Whether it accidentally cracks when you stand up or you whip out your best contortionist moves to make it happen, that little pop just feels damn...

11 Reasons Your Skin Is So Damn Dry

And what dermatologists recommend you do about it. During the winter, I am constantly lotioning up my legs, arms, and face. It's like my skin is sucking up the moisture right away and, before I...

Inflammation links heart disease and depression, study finds

by University of Cambridge People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe they have identified a link between these...

Short walk once-a-week can lower risk of death: study

A brisk stroll once or twice a week is enough to reduce the risk of dying from heart attack, stroke or cancer, according to a statistical study of nearly 90,000 people released Tuesday. People who...

Giving Your Baby Peanuts Early On May Help Prevent Allergies, New Guidelines Say

By Jamie Ducharme  - Time Introducing peanuts early may help some babies avoid allergies, according to new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The guidelines, published in the journal Pediatrics, update and replace the...

Are You At Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Know Your Risk

Rheumatoid arthritis afflicts women more often than men. Out of every four persons with rheumatoid arthritis, three are women.   By: Dr. Ashit Syngle   - NDTV People who are obese appear to be at a higher risk of...

More U.S. youth seeking help during psychiatric emergencies

Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - The number of young people visiting U.S. emergency rooms with psychiatric problems is rising, driven largely by a surge in teens and minority youth seeking urgent help for mental illnesses,...

Low awareness of heart risks, heart health among young women

Tamara Mathias (Reuters Health) - Young women are largely unaware of the risks they face from cardiovascular disease, even though it remains the top cause of death for American women, researchers warn. Only one in 10...

Study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy not a cause of asthma in kids

by European Lung Foundation A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children. The research, which uses prescription data on painkillers, does...

Experimental blood test accurately spots fibromyalgia

by Misti Crane, The Ohio State University Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a blood test to identify fibromyalgia. The experimental diagnostic tool measures metabolic activity in the blood, distinguishing fibromyalgia from other chronic...

Are you at risk of cardiac rest?

Expert advice about the causes of cardiac arrest and what to do in the event of an emergency. By Anna Bonet Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone at any time. But what exactly is a cardiac arrest,...

Can’t sleep? How to avoid overthinking at night

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips from a leading psychologist and mindfulness expert. By Becky Fletcher We've all had those nights when we just can't switch off. If catastrophic and anxiety-inducing thoughts keep running through your head, it...

How your genes affect your birth control, according to new research

A recent study shows that certain DNA traits makes hormonal contraception less effective in some women. By Anna Bonet Your genes might influence how effective your birth control is, according to a new study published in the Obstetrics...

World’s 1st remote brain surgery via 5G network performed in China

Russia  Today A Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology, with the patient 3,000km away from the operating doctor. Dr. Ling Zhipei remotely implanted a neurostimulator into his patient’s brain...

Are Eggs Good or Bad for You? New Research Rekindles Debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than...