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Eating More Cinnamon Could Improve Learning Ability

Here's another reason to spice up your life or your coffee and toast with a dash of cinnamon. Researchers find that eating more cinnamon can help improve learning and memory abilities.

HEALTH July 14, 2016

Women Over 40 More Likely To Have Babies Than Teenagers

More women in the United Kingdom are delaying childbearing, which affects fertility rates across age groups. New figures show that more women over 40s are having babies compared to their under 20s counterparts.

HEALTH July 15, 2016

Alzheimer's Gene Starts To Show Effects On Brain As Early As Preschool

Children with the APOE e4 variant, a gene tied to increased odds for Alzheimer's disease, were found to have a smaller hippocampus, the brain region linked to memory formation. They also performed worse on memory and thinking skills tests.

HEALTH July 14, 2016

American Brewers To Add Beer Nutrition Labels By 2020

Major brewers in the United States will soon add nutrition labels on beer bottles and cans. The measure will help consumers make 'better and healthy decisions,' an expert said.

HEALTH July 14, 2016

Being Obese Or Overweight Can Lead To Premature Death: Study

Being obese or overweight can lead to a much earlier death, particularly for men, a new study suggests. The report attempts to find a definitive consensus on the effects of both medical conditions.

HEALTH July 14, 2016

Dietary Mineral Magnesium May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Researchers have found a link between intake of magnesium supplement and healthy reduction in blood pressure. Experts, however, said that the recommended amount of the dietary mineral may be obtained from a healthy diet.

HEALTH July 13, 2016

FDA Allows Juno To Resume Anticancer Treatment Study

Juno Therapeutics' cancer study has now been allowed to resume a week after its clinical trials were suspended by the FDA. The trials will continue without a certain chemotherapy drug.

HEALTH July 13, 2016

Pregnancy Supplements Could Be A Waste Of Money, Doctors Urge Women To Take Folic Acid And Vitamin D

Are pregnancy supplements really worth the time and money? A new study found that these prenatal multivitamins and minerals do not improve the health of both the mother and baby.

HEALTH July 13, 2016

FDA Expands Use Of Pfizer Pneumonia Vaccine Prevnar

The FDA has expanded the use of Pfizer's pneumonia vaccine Prevnar. It can now be used by infants, young children and adults between 18 and 49 years old.

HEALTH July 12, 2016

Cycling May Help Lower Risk For Type 2 Diabetes: Study

Riding a bike to work or cycling for fun could help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers say it is not too late to pick up the habit.

HEALTH July 13, 2016

Artificial Sweeteners Could Make People Eat More

A new study details for the first time how artificial sweeteners affect the brain and make people end up eating more. Findings support the idea that sugar-free varieties might not be as 'inert' as expected.

HEALTH July 13, 2016

Sage Therapeutics Experimental Drug Could Eliminate Postpartum Depression

An experimental drug for postpartum depression shows success in the clinical trial with no reports of side effects and remissions. The findings could lead to the development of new treatments and new information about the condition.

HEALTH July 13, 2016

Estrogen Patches May Reduce Alzheimer's Risk In Postmenopausal Women

An estrogen patch therapy could help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease among postmenopausal women. Findings suggest that an earlier hormone replacement treatment could be an effective preventive intervention among newly menopausal women.

HEALTH July 13, 2016

Genes That Cause Red Hair And Freckles Increase Skin Cancer Risk

People who have red hair as well as freckled and pale skin have increased risk for skin cancer. A study that examined tumor DNA sequences revealed why redheads should be extra cautious of the sun.

HEALTH July 12, 2016

How Doctors Could Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease With A Simple Eye Exam

Thanks to a breakthrough by a group of researchers from the University of Minnesota, it might be possible to diagnose Alzheimer's disease years before its effects can be seen in patients.

HEALTH July 12, 2016

Even Our Pancakes And Cakes Have Been Claimed By E. Coli

As part of an outbreak stemming from tainted General Mills flour, three flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix and Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix are now being pulled from shelves.

HEALTH July 12, 2016

Potentially Deadly Superbug Once Thought Gone Reemerges In The US

Researchers have revealed that a potentially deadly superbug that caused a little panic earlier this year was also discovered in a sample of human bacteria back in 2015.

HEALTH July 12, 2016

How Warmer Body Temperatures Prevent The Spread Of Common Cold

Did you catch a cold? You may want to stay warm and bundle up. A new study suggests that warmer body temperatures prevent the spread of this pesky illness.

HEALTH July 12, 2016

Jet Lag Is Worse For People Flying East: Study

A new study suggests that people who crossed different time zones traveling eastward suffer from jet lag more than those going west. Researchers believe this has connected to how the brain is able to operate the body's biological clock.

HEALTH July 13, 2016

Let Kids Suck Their Thumbs And Bite Their Nails: The Bad Habits Have This Positive Health Outcome

A new study found that children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails are less likely to develop allergies later in life than those who don’t.

HEALTH July 12, 2016

Blindness Cure On The Horizon? Scientists Restore Eyesight In Blind Mice

Biochemical manipulations and visual stimulations helped restore the eyesight of blind mice with glaucoma in a new study. The research may pave way for new directions that can help millions who suffer from vision loss.

HEALTH July 12, 2016

Pomegranates Contain Powerful Anti-Aging Ingredient: Swiss Study

A new Swiss study found that pomegranates may contain a powerful ingredient that could slow down aging. When the pomegranate ingredient comes in contact with gut bacteria, it may produce a substance called urolithin A, researchers said.

HEALTH July 12, 2016

Concussion Diagnoses Among US Teens And Kids Rising: Why This Is A Good Sign

The rate of concussion diagnoses among U.S. kids between 10 and 19 years old has increased. Why do health experts see this as a good sign?

HEALTH July 11, 2016

Teens Who Would Have Never Smoked Cigarettes Are Vaping: Study

The popularity of e-cigarettes among teens may reverse progress in tobacco control. Researchers found that teens who would have never tried smoking cigarettes are now vaping.

HEALTH July 11, 2016

Sniffing Can Infect Your Brain With This Deadly Bacteria That Can Kill Victims Within One Day

A bacteria known to cause the infectious disease melioidosis can be contracted just by sniffing. The deadly pathogen can also travel to the brain and spinal cord within one day.

HEALTH July 11, 2016

Exercise May Improve Stress-Related Memory Problems In Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors may benefit from engaging in physical activities. Exercise may help improve their memory problems related to stress.

HEALTH July 10, 2016

Autistic Woman Kept In Cage In Backyard Of Amite Home, 5 People Arrested On Human Trafficking Charges

Louisiana authorities have taken five people into custody for allegedly housing an autistic woman in a cage. The group is suspected of having arranged for the woman to be prostituted out to several males.

HEALTH July 10, 2016

It's Finally Happened: A Zika-Related Death Has Occurred In Continental United States

For the first time since the World Health Organization declared the virus a global public health emergency, a Zika-related death has occurred in the continental United States. Officials are now preparing for the worst-case scenario of the virus spreading locally.

HEALTH July 10, 2016

Depression Hits Nearly 3 Million Teens In The US Every Year

A new government study revealed that nearly 3 million teens in the United States suffer from depression every year. The rate of depression among teens is highest in the state of Oregon.

HEALTH July 9, 2016

Can Acupressure Reduce Fatigue After Breast Cancer Treatment?

A new study suggests that a therapy called acupressure can reduce fatigue after breast cancer treatment. Acupressure requires the application of pressure on several points in the body without the use of needles.

HEALTH July 9, 2016

Feds Ban Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes From Running Lab For Two Years

Federal regulators banned Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes from running a medical laboratory for two years. They also revoked the certification of the blood-testing start-up's California laboratory.

HEALTH July 9, 2016

Want To Stop Drinking? Scientists Pinpoint Neurons That Could Prevent Alcoholism

A new study suggests that activating a certain 'no-go' type of neurons can help prevent a person from wanting to drink alcohol. The study may offer hope in reducing the prevalence of alcoholism.

HEALTH July 8, 2016

No Longer The Happier Sex: Equality Makes Women As Unhappy As Men

An annual survey found that women are no longer the happier sex. Despite today's bigger and equal opportunities for women, figures showed that today's women are just as unhappy as men.

HEALTH July 9, 2016

Ex-Prisoners Face Higher Risks Of Opioid Overdose Death

Ex-prisoners face higher risks of overdose-related deaths, particularly from opioids, in the period immediately following their release. Findings suggest there is a great need for human intervention including the improved access to naloxone, which blocks the effects of opioid drugs.

HEALTH July 9, 2016

Do-It-Yourself Brain Stimulation Could Result In Altered Brain Functions

An open letter warns the public about the risks that come from transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a 'do-it-yourself' type of brain stimulation. Experts warn that they could be doing more harm than good.

HEALTH July 8, 2016

Prince Harry Makes HIV/AIDS Awareness Priority, Hopes To 'Smash The Stigma'

Prince Harry follows his late mother's footsteps in raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. During his recent visit to the King's College Hospital's HIV service, he urged people who might have the virus to get tested.

HEALTH July 8, 2016

Virus Found In Saliva Linked With Unexplained Infertility

This kiss, this kiss! Researchers found a link between unexplained infertility in women and a herpes virus called HHV-6A, which is known to be transmissible by kissing.

HEALTH July 8, 2016

Juno Therapeutics Halts Cancer Study After 3 Patient Deaths

A cancer treatment clinical trial by Juno Therapeutics has been put on hold after the death of three leukemia patients. The FDA will coordinate with Juno Therapeutics for the timing of the trial.

HEALTH July 7, 2016

Light-Guided Cyborg Stingray Powered By Living Rat Cells May Lead To Better Artificial Heart

The toenail-sized robotic stingray is powered by genetically-altered rat cells so that it follows a light source. How can this cyborg pave the way for better artificial hearts?

HEALTH July 7, 2016

Biomarker For Parkinson's Disease Detected In Urine: Study

A new type of biomarker found in urine may help scientists develop treatments for Parkinson's disease, a new study revealed. This may offer hope for patients of this degenerative condition.

HEALTH July 7, 2016

Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Need Genetic Testing: Why?

Men with metastatic prostate cancer should consider getting genetic testing. Results may benefit not just them but also their family members.

HEALTH July 7, 2016

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