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Brain-Computer Interface Allows Speedy Typing For People With Paralysis

Researchers record high communication performance by people with paralysis with the use of a brain-computer interface. Results show higher typing speeds compared to previous studies.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

5 Reasons Why Reading A Book Every Day Is Good For You, According To Science

Through the years, researchers have compiled countless reasons why reading a book is good for your health and wellness. Here are five research-based benefits to begin with.

HEALTH February 25, 2017

The Secret To The Snooze Button: How To Wake Up Early And Why It Is Good For You

Rising early has a lot of benefits, although it can be an arduous task for some. Check out these effective tips on how to wake up early, according to studies.

HEALTH February 25, 2017

The Recipe For Longevity Revealed: 10 Servings Of Fruits And Vegetables Per Day

A new study suggests 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day could reduce a person’s chances of developing diseases and overall mortality risk. But is it doable?

HEALTH February 26, 2017

Heartburn, Hemorrhoids, And Back Pain During Pregnancy: How To Manage Them Naturally

Heartburn, hemorrhoids, and back pain are three of the most common complaints during pregnancy. Find out how to prevent and address these conditions without drugs.

HEALTH March 3, 2017

How We Read Emotions Is Linked To How Our Eyes See: Study

A new study suggests how we read emotions is directly linked to how our eyes see. If we squint our eyes or open them wide, they convey several mental states to the receiver, researchers said.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

Therapeutic Vaccine Strategy May Be 'Functional Cure' For HIV Patients

A therapeutic vaccine strategy may be a 'functional cure' for patients with HIV, a new study revealed. The clinical trial found the vaccine is effective in controlling HIV levels without the need for antiretroviral drugs.

HEALTH February 23, 2017

Experts Say Superbugs Pose Serious Threat To Humans, Animals

EFSA and ECDC in a joint report stated that superbugs are posing an alarming threat to public and animal health in European Union. Superbugs are resistant to multiple antibiotics and evolve with the overuse of medicines.

HEALTH February 23, 2017

Repurposed Drug Can Save People At Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have proven that a hunger suppressing drug may prevent prediabetic people from developing type 2 diabetes. The drug named liraglutide prevents overeating which in turn keeps the patient's weight under control.

HEALTH February 23, 2017

Achievers In Class Are Likely To Smoke Pot And Drink: Study

New evidence points to a greater tendency for substance use during teenage years among kids who excel in class. It also seems to refute the notion that it's just a brief period of experimentation, as the patterns persisted into adulthood.

HEALTH February 23, 2017

People Suffering With High Level Of Stress More Likely To Suffer From Obesity

Chronic stress may be the reason behind your sudden weight gain, especially around the waist. Those with higher levels of stress are more likely to be obese per a new study.

HEALTH February 23, 2017

Salmonella May Have Contributed To Collapse Of Aztec Empire

A strain of salmonella could be behind the cocoliztli epidemic that killed the natives of the New World, essentially contributing to the collapse of the Aztec empire.

HEALTH February 23, 2017

Is Prolonged Sleep An Early Warning Sign Of Dementia?

A new study has found that seniors taking over nine hours of sleep each night may be facing a higher risk of dementia in later years. Are new long-sleepers actually getting set up for the disease?

HEALTH February 23, 2017

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Mysterious Reason Traced To Immune Fault

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, had been an enigma regarding its cause, with most researchers calling it a psychological illness. New research has now traced its origin to a disorder in the cell receptor system.

HEALTH February 25, 2017

Salmonella Food Poisoning May Permanently Damage The DNA

Food scientists found that some salmonella serotypes that cause foodborne illnesses can damage the DNA. What are the potential consequences of DNA damage from salmonella infection?

HEALTH February 22, 2017

New Study Reveals Mixed Results Of Testosterone Therapy

A roster of five new studies shows that testosterone replacement therapy has resulted in both health benefits and potential risks. Health benefits include anemia, while potential setbacks include more plaque buildup in coronary arteries.

HEALTH February 22, 2017

Clinical Trial To Test Mosquito Saliva Vaccine For Malaria, Zika And Dengue Viruses

A Phase 1 clinical trial of an experimental vaccine designed to provide protection against mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue will involve up to 60 adult participants. How does this AGS-v vaccine work?

HEALTH February 22, 2017

Life Expectancy Set To Increase Globally By 2030: But Is The Gender Gap Shrinking?

Average life expectancy is set to rise globally by 2030. But is the perceived gender gap in life expectancy narrowing, and what factors are potentially at play?

HEALTH February 22, 2017

Cancer Death Rate Likely To Decline Faster In Men Than In Women, New Research Finds

Cancer death rates in the EU are falling faster for men compared to women per a new study. The researchers predict that death rates for men will decline by 8 percent in 2017 vis-à-vis 4 percent for women.

HEALTH February 22, 2017

Teens With PTSD, Conduct Disorder Can Misidentify Facial Expressions, New Study Reveals

A new study has been conducted in the field of PTSD and conduct disorder. The research has revealed that teens suffering from these problems tend to misidentify facial expressions.

HEALTH February 22, 2017

US To Have Lowest Life Expectancy Among High-Income Countries By 2030

The life expectancy of American men and women by the year 2030 will be comparable to those of middle-income countries like Mexico and Croatia. What are the factors behind low life expectancy in the U.S.?

HEALTH February 21, 2017

Sleepy Teens 4.5 Times More Likely To Commit Criminal Offenses As Adults

A study has found that teenage boys who feel drowsy in the afternoon tend to be antisocial. They also have higher odds of committing crime by the time they become adults.

HEALTH February 23, 2017

Scratch That: Your Cat Will Not Give You Mental Illness

Owning cats does not up your risk for mental disorders such as schizophrenia and psychosis, among other mental illnesses. Here's the proof.

HEALTH February 23, 2017

H7N9 Mutation Makes Bird Flu Virus Drug-Resistant And More Infectious

Analysis revealed mutations of the bird flu virus H7N9 make it more infectious in poultry and resistant to a class of antiviral drugs. Does this mean the virus could spread more easily between humans?

HEALTH February 21, 2017

5 Healthy Weight Loss Secrets Khloe Kardashian Swears By

Check out Khloe Kardashian’s diet and fitness strategies that helped her achieve her killer bod. Are they worth the try? Not all experts think so.

HEALTH February 24, 2017

A Miracle For Multiple Sclerosis: New Stem Cell Treatment May Curb Disease Before It Gets Worse

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks before it gets messy. How is it possible and what are the risks involved?

HEALTH February 26, 2017

Bird Flu Virus Hits French Foie Gras Industry As France Plans To Cull 600,000 Ducks

The H5N8 bird flu virus that hit France and other countries in Europe and the Middle East is set to hit the French foie gras industry. Authorities are planning to cull thousands of ducks, a preventative measure that is estimated to cost foie gras producers 270 million euros.

HEALTH February 21, 2017

Healthy Diet For Kids: Only One-Third Of Parents Believe They Follow Recipe To Healthy Eating

Only one-third of the parents in the United States self-reported using a recipe to healthy eating for their children, according to a new poll. Additionally, one in five parents doesn't believe it's important to limit fast food intake.

HEALTH February 26, 2017

Not La La Land After All: Los Angeles Is World’s Most Traffic-Congested City

Los Angeles has emerged in a global traffic scorecard as the city with the worst traffic congestion in the world. Find out about other U.S. cities in the top 10, and what likely fueled traffic congestion in these places.

HEALTH February 21, 2017

Listeria Poses Miscarriage Threat In Early Stages Of Pregnancy

A study revealed that like the Zika virus, Listeria too leads to problems during pregnancy and in some cases even miscarriage. The researchers also revealed some preventive measures that could help to avoid the disease.

HEALTH February 21, 2017

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Can Protect People From Multiple Strains

Researchers have found an experimental vaccine that could protect the human body against two strains of malaria. The PfSPZ vaccine generates immune responses for further protection in the human body.

HEALTH February 21, 2017

How Do You Keep The Pounds Off? New Study Explores Weight Maintenance Strategies

A new study shows that employing certain methods can help keep the pounds off. These interventions include regularly weighing one's self and planning for unfortunate weight-gain situation.

HEALTH February 21, 2017

Wondered Why People Are Left Or Right Handed? Not The Brain, But Spinal Cord Which Determines

A study has revealed that asymmetrical genetic activity in the spinal cord determines people’s left or right handedness, which starts in the mother’s womb. The study bypasses older assertions that the human brain is responsible for the same.

HEALTH February 21, 2017

Fasting Mimicking Diet Reduces Risk Factors For Aging And Age-Related Diseases: Study

The fasting-mimicking diet tricks the body into thinking it is fasting and was found effective at reducing risk factors for aging and age-related diseases. FMD, however, is not recommended for everyone.

HEALTH February 21, 2017

Chicago Teen With Pulmonary Fibrosis Gets Rare Heart And Lung Transplant

Spencer Kolman underwent a heart-lung transplant after he was diagnosed of pulmonary fibrosis. Doctors are optimistic that the 15-year-old teen's life would improve substantially after his surgery.

HEALTH February 20, 2017

Common Food Additive May Interfere With Small Intestine’s Ability To Absorb Nutrients, Protect Against Pathogens

According to researchers, a common food additive may be negatively affecting the function of the small intestine. Titanium dioxide is found in common food items, such as bread and candy.

HEALTH February 20, 2017

Children Can Inherit Obesity From Their Parents, New Study Says

New findings by University of Sussex researchers have revealed that children inherit obesity from their parents. The BMI count of the parents directly affects that of the child, making them obese.

HEALTH February 21, 2017

US Soldiers Dive With Sharks To Manage PTSD

Soldiers suffering from PTSD dive with sharks as a form of therapy. How does the experience emotionally and physically benefit soldiers suffering from pain and depression?

HEALTH February 20, 2017

New Fathers Undergo Hormonal Changes To Boost Baby Care, Says Study

Hormonal changes that accompany childbirth are not restricted to just mothers. A new study says fathers can also undergo changes, showing how empathy increased when fathers were administered the hormone oxytocin.

HEALTH February 21, 2017

Hibernation May Help Cure Terminal Cancer Patients: Expert

Putting cancer patients into hibernation may give oncologists more time to aggressively treat the tumors without killing the patient. The approach may help thousands of patients with advanced cancer.

HEALTH February 20, 2017

Overweight Individuals With Diabetes Can Reduce Health Risks With Gastric Band Surgery, New Study Reveals

Individuals who are overweight and suffer from diabetes can decrease the health risks by opting for lap band or gastric band surgery per a new study. The surgery reportedly enhances a patient’s life quality and reduces medication need for diabetes.

HEALTH February 20, 2017

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