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Could Your Brainwave Best Determine Your Depression Treatment?

Could Your Brainwave Best Determine Your Depression Treatment?

Antidepressant medications are a big market, and part of that has to do with the fact that these drugs operate on different aspects of the body to improve well-being.  Typically, these drugs function as a means to boost... 
Protecting yourself from the novel coronavirus

Protecting yourself from the novel coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern which has so far killed over 1600 people and infected over 69,000 people all across the globe. US Centers... 
First Clinical Human Trial of CRISPR Shows Promising—But Mixed—Results

First Clinical Human Trial of CRISPR Shows Promising—But Mixed—Results

The mapping of the human genome has been a major scientific project for the better part of the last century, since the Francis Crick started studying it in the 1950s.  Originally discovered in 1860 by Swiss chemist Friedrich... 
British Start-up and Japanese Lab Develop First AI-created Medicine

British Start-up and Japanese Lab Develop First AI-created Medicine

The British startup Exscientia teamed up with the Japanese pharmaceutical firm Sumito Dainippon Pharma to develop a new drug molecule to treat patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.  While this might seem like... 
Do face masks work to help prevent the spreading of viruses?

Do face masks work to help prevent the spreading of viruses?

News photos showing people all over the world wearing face masks have increased as the coronavirus continues to spread outside of China. But can wearing a face mask really help someone from getting the virus or to prevent the... 
Keep your ‘pearly whites’ white by doing this

Keep your ‘pearly whites’ white by doing this

The smiles of models and celebrities usually sport pearly white teeth, but for most of us our smiles may be just a bit duller or even yellow or brown. There are several reasons that can cause tooth discoloration that make people... 
The Wealthy Really Do Live Better…And Longer

The Wealthy Really Do Live Better…And Longer

It may seem obvious—and not worth of study—but new research, put simply, says that the wealthy live longer.  But while that might seem obvious, the research helps to identify that those with money not only live longer... 
Hyperactive Brain Waves Cause The Common Movement Disorder Essential Tremor

Hyperactive Brain Waves Cause The Common Movement Disorder Essential Tremor

Essential tremor is a somewhat mysterious disease. For many years, scientists have not known the cause of this common neurological disorder that is characterized by involuntary—but rhythmic—trembling that usually occurs in... 
Could A Simple Eye Screening Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Could A Simple Eye Screening Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

It might soon come to pass that Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis could be as easy and quick as the blink of an eye.  New research from the University of Rhode Island (URI), Butler Hospital (of Providence, RI) and... 
The Poorest Countries In the World Face “Double Burden” of Malnutrition

The Poorest Countries In the World Face “Double Burden” of Malnutrition

happy african male doctor examining baby boy with female nurse on background A significant percentage of the poorest countries in the world are dealing with nutritional issues, but its just under-nourishment and malnutrition.  According... 
Children and young people have smartphone ‘addiction,’ new study reveals

Children and young people have smartphone ‘addiction,’ new study reveals

A recent study conducted by psychiatric researchers form King’s College London, England says that almost one-fourth of the children and young people it studied were so dependent on their smartphone that it’s like an addiction. This... 
Not getting enough exercise puts 80% of adolescents worldwide at health risk

Not getting enough exercise puts 80% of adolescents worldwide at health risk

A new study reveals that approximately 80% of adolescents worldwide are not getting enough exercise and this is putting their current and future health at risk. The study, which was published on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in... 
Illiteracy Linked with Dementia, Study Warns

Illiteracy Linked with Dementia, Study Warns

Illiteracy is a major problem all over the world, even in the richest countries like the United States of America.  But while the inability to read and write might plague a person in terms of getting work or ease of... 
Frequent Marijuana Smokers Have Double Odds for Stroke

Frequent Marijuana Smokers Have Double Odds for Stroke

Smoking any kind of substance bears certain health risk, but with the legalization of marijuana—in some states—many users remain in the dark about the scope of its dangers. A new study warns that frequent pot smokers... 
CDC reports childhood trauma is pubic health issue and calls for prevention

CDC reports childhood trauma is pubic health issue and calls for prevention

A public health issue that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported about is childhood trauma which it says can have serious effects throughout an individual’s lifetime. The CDC is calling for collaborative... 
Can memory be boosted with high intensity exercise?

Can memory be boosted with high intensity exercise?

Studies have shown that exercise improves flexibility, promotes healthy aging, improves bone health, reduces the risk of getting some diseases and can prevent obesity, but can it boost memory? Studies have also shown that the... 
Your chances of being an organ donor can be affected by where you die.

Your chances of being an organ donor can be affected by where you die.

Depending on what part of the US you live in your chances of being an organ donor can be affected no matter if you die in a hospital, on a ventilator, or are previously healthy prior to death. It is all determined by the local... 
Could Tasmania Mud-Water Hold the Key to Safe Relief from Chronic Pain?

Could Tasmania Mud-Water Hold the Key to Safe Relief from Chronic Pain?

Pain relief—both acute and chronic—has always been a major interest for medical research. Obviously this field is profitable but that is because everyone experiences pain at some point; but for those who deal with it often—and... 
CDC Edits Opioid Prescription Guidelines to Curb Abuse and Addiction Rates

CDC Edits Opioid Prescription Guidelines to Curb Abuse and Addiction Rates

There is no arguing that the opioid crisis in America came out of aggressive prescribing of these drugs in far too many cases. But while recognizing the problem has been somewhat easy, solving the issue is a bit more complicated.  In... 
Verbal Memory Skills Mask Early Stage of Alzheimer’s in Women

Verbal Memory Skills Mask Early Stage of Alzheimer’s in Women

Women tend to have higher naturally higher verbal memory skills than men and this unique trait, apparently, masks the presence of Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.  Fortunately, improved detection that accounts... 
Second PrEP Treatment Could Help New York State End its AIDS Epidemic Next Year

Second PrEP Treatment Could Help New York State End its AIDS Epidemic Next Year

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could see his 2014 Ending the Epidemic initiative succeed soon as the Empire State could end its HIV threat by the end of next year.  The initiative focused on connecting undiagnosed patients... 
Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Need Radiotherapy After Surgery

Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Need Radiotherapy After Surgery

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men, with 47,000 cases diagnosed in the UK, alone, every year. As such, scientists continue to look for more effective—and less debilitating—treatments.  Every... 
Scientists’ experimental approach for the cure for common cold

Scientists’ experimental approach for the cure for common cold

Scientific findings published in the journal Nature Microbiology reveal the cure for  the common cold as well as the closely related virus polio which can cause paralysis. Up until now, finding a cure for the common... 
A cancer-causing chemical taints popular heart burn drug

A cancer-causing chemical taints popular heart burn drug

A generic version of the popular heartburn medication, Zantac, could be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical. It was revealed that ranitidine (which is the generic version of Novartis’s Zantac) contained low levels... 
Your brain is affected by junk food not just your body

Your brain is affected by junk food not just your body

A recent study published in Cell Metabolism by Yale researchers reveals how a diet of high-fat and high-carbohydrates affects irregularities in the hypothalamus region in the brain which regulates the body’s overall weight and... 
Too Much—AND Too Little—Sleep Is Bad For Your Heart

Too Much—AND Too Little—Sleep Is Bad For Your Heart

The secret to a long life might lie in a good night’s sleep.  Or, rather, longevity might reside in consistent, high quality sleep—not just avoiding too little, but avoiding getting too much as well.  A... 
Eating more plant protein is tied to a longer life span study reveals

Eating more plant protein is tied to a longer life span study reveals

A recent study conducted by Japanese researchers reveals that people who have a higher amount of plant protein in their diet may live longer. The study was massive and conducted over an average of twenty years of 71,000... 
Does Air Pollution Cause Mental Illness?

Does Air Pollution Cause Mental Illness?

Air pollution is a big problem in many parts of the world, today; in fact, it continues to grow in the biggest cities.  This, of course, continues to get lots of criticism, particularly over concerns of the health issues... 
Should you eat after workouts? Here’s a dietician’s recommendations!

Should you eat after workouts? Here’s a dietician’s recommendations!

Whether its to satisfy our appetites or to lose weight or to gain muscle mass, most of us tend to think a lot about what we should be eating after a workout.  But if you are considering weight loss alone, should you even... 
Could Tickling the Ear Slow the Effects of Aging?

Could Tickling the Ear Slow the Effects of Aging?

A little tickle of the ear may be all it takes to rebalance the autonomic nervous system of people over the age of 55, slowing the effects of aging in the process.  This is the conclusion of new research investigating... 
Fitness Trackers, as pedometers are called today, are they necessary?

Fitness Trackers, as pedometers are called today, are they necessary?

Fitness Trackers like Fitbit, Garmins, Samsungsand Apple Watches are great to use to track the number of steps a person takes each day as well as tracking other health measurements. Focusing on the number of steps... 
Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses Among Younger Adults On the Rise

Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses Among Younger Adults On the Rise

Emerging research has revealed that rates of colorectal cancer in American adults under the age of 50 or on a notable rise.   University of Texas researchers (Austin) launched this new study to investigate cancer... 
The current flu vaccine is proving to be ineffective reports the CDC

The current flu vaccine is proving to be ineffective reports the CDC

For the current flue season the latest flue vaccines are not proving to be effective for the latest flue strains going around, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC, is a federal administrative... 
Young Mice Make A Protein That Could Delay Aging in Older Mice

Young Mice Make A Protein That Could Delay Aging in Older Mice

Brand new research out of Washington University School of Medicine, in St Louis hints at a new way to stay young.  The study has found that a protein abundantly present in the blood of young mice plays a major role in... 
Human brains are uniquely tuned into musical pitch

Human brains are uniquely tuned into musical pitch

Our human brains are uniquely sensitive to the harmonic sounds or ‘pitches and tones’ we hear when listening to speech or music recent studies have revealed. A study comparing the sensitivity to musical tones... 
Once promoted as the ‘new kale’, ’kelp’ is slowly catching on in US​

Once promoted as the ‘new kale’, ’kelp’ is slowly catching on in US​

Several years go, kelp a type of seaweed which is harvested from the ocean was touted as the ‘new kale and that it would be the next food craze to be found everywhere and bringing in a fortune for those in the kelp business. But... 
Teens Are Losing Sleep And Doubling STI Risk

Teens Are Losing Sleep And Doubling STI Risk

Recent studies have shown that a significant number of Americans are overworked, to the point of nearly burning out. Unfortunately, though, this diligence is not just afflicting adults, but apparently teens as well. And medical... 
Genetics: an important component to weight loss

Genetics: an important component to weight loss

Most of us have a general understanding of genetics in that the genes we inherit from our parents and their DNA combine to give us our own specific genetic makeup creating our uniqueness. This would involve basic features,... 
The FDA Wants to Streamline Food “Expiration” Labels to Reduce Food Waste

The FDA Wants to Streamline Food “Expiration” Labels to Reduce Food Waste

Food waste is a big problem in the United States, but the issue gets worse when you think about how much food gets thrown away simply because it cannot be determined if it is still good or fresh.  A big part of this... 
Anxiety Starts in the Gut

Anxiety Starts in the Gut

Gut microbiome research is still an emerging field, but that only means we get to enjoy all kinds of new discoveries about how our personal set of bacteria help us function.  For example, new research this week has intimated... 
Sleep study on teens reveals one habit that can reverse insomnia or poor sleep in just one week.

Sleep study on teens reveals one habit that can reverse insomnia or poor sleep in just one week.

According to Mind Body Green (MBG) contributing writer, Jenni Gritters,“Sleep is important for so many reasons, but especially because a lack of sleep is associated with increased risks for obesity, diabetes, and heart...