Lebanese-American doctor finds cure for Quadriplegia

The cure has also shown positive effect on many patients suffering from involuntary urination, defecation, and erection. by Roula Mouawad BEIRUT: Lebanese-American neuro and brain surgeon Dr. Mohammad Baydoun, found a cure for one of the most...

5 reasons men cheat

It is believed by many that all men cheat, and studies have shown that women are also culprits. The difference, some believe, between men and women is that a man will cheat for no...

Lilly cancer drug fails key trial, will no longer be prescribed

Ankur Banerjee, Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday that its cancer treatment Lartruvo, which had won conditional approval, failed to improve patient survival in a long-term confirmatory study and will...

Trade Deal Uncertainty Weighs On Oil Prices

By Nick Cunningham Despite the crisis in Venezuela, which could shut in a lot more oil supply, global crude prices have been mostly flat for two weeks. Oil traders have weighed prospect of serious outages in Libya, Iran and...

Genetic brain disorder fixed in mice using precision epigenome editing

by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disorder WAGR syndrome, which...

Not sure how to stop touching your face? Here are four tricks

By Jenny Gross – The New York Times Now that we know that it's bad to touch our faces, how do we break a habit that most of us didn't know we had? Throughout the day,...

Coronavirus: social distancing, self isolating and shielding explained

Confused by the various guidelines around the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s what you need to know. By Dr Andrew J Thornber - MBChB BSc (hons) MRCGP What exactly is self-isolation and how do you keep you and your...

8 reasons why you should avoid detox tea for the sake of your health

Tempted by a quick-fix 'teatox'? A doctor tells us why we should steer clear…. By Sophie Goddard The supermarket shelves seem to be full of mysterious 'teatox' packages and 'skinny' teas, promising miraculously fast weight loss....

Dental care before cancer surgery might be good idea

Patients undergoing major cancer surgery might reduce their risk of complications by seeing a dentist beforehand, a study from Japan suggests. Patients who visited a dentist were slightly less likely to have post-surgery pneumonia or...

Flu Is Causing 1 in 10 American Deaths and Climbing

Along with the pneumonia it spawns, this year’s epidemic may be killing 4,000 people every week. By Michelle Cortez The amount of influenza ravaging the U.S. this year rivals levels normally seen when an altogether...

A Closer Look at Healthy Cooking Oils

When you come to the kitchen to cook dinner every night, which oil should you pick? Food-lovers and the health-conscious have wrestled with this question over and over. Of course, the best option would...

Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists have uncovered a potential therapeutic target for kidney cancers that have a common genetic change. Scientists have known this genetic change can lead to an...

Use of Recreational Marijuana may Alter Brain Region Linked to Motivation

Marijuana is no longer a taboo topic. Twenty U.S. states have now legalized the drug for medicinal purposes, while both Colorado and Washington have also legalized it for recreational uses, as well.  As it's...

New study supports remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment

by Vanderbilt University Medical Center The news about remdesivir, the investigational anti-viral drug that has shown early promise in the fight against COVID-19, keeps getting better. This week researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the University...

The Day After My Wife and I Separated

19 March, 2015-Kimanzi Constabl It was love at first sight -- well, almost. The first time I saw my wife, I felt something I couldn't describe. I was 17 years old and working at Burger...

Why you might be 20 years older than your actual age

Sarah Knapton It is  said that time waits for no man, but biologically speaking, some people are barely ageing while others are speeding through their lives at a rate of three years every 12 months. Scientists have...

vanilla yogurt make people feel happy

Researchers found that eating vanilla yogurt made people feel happy. They also found that yogurts with lower fat content gave people a stronger positive emotional response, Bel Marra Health reported. "We were surprised to find...

Pokémon Go may boost exercise, but not for long

Written by Honor Whiteman Pokémon Go is the smartphone game that has taken 2016 by storm, generating around 4-5 million downloads and around $1.6 million in revenue every day. One suggested benefit of the augmented reality game...

11 facts about fertility – the factors that can help and hinder conception

Tara Corristine From treatments to tests, Tara Corristine looks at the factors that can help and hinder conception Age old issue Irish first-time mothers are among the oldest in Europe, something Dr Bart Kuczera, specialist...

Study identifies symptoms of suicide risk for people with depression

A new study finds behavior patterns such as risky behavior, psychomotor agitation and impulsivity occur before 50% of suicide attempts. The findings were recently presented at the 28th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress in...