Health Problems

Our brains may ripple before remembering

A sound, a smell, a word can all flood our minds with memories of past experiences. In a study of epilepsy patients, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that split seconds before we recall these events tiny electrical waves, called ripples, may flow through key parts of our brains that help store our […]

Medications

‘Inactive’ ingredients may not be, study finds

Most pills and capsules, whether over-the-counter or prescription, include components other than the actual drug. These compounds, known as “inactive ingredients,” help to stabilize the drug or aid in its absorption, and they can make up more than half of a pill’s mass. While these components are usually considered benign, a new study from MIT […]

Health News

Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 — Hospital admissions for heat-related health problems increase in northern states long before heat alerts are issued, and these higher admission rates occur at lower temperatures than in the South, where people are more used to heat, the Associated Press reported. The findings, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National […]

Kids Health

Walmart's Latest Celeb Partners May Surprise You

This week, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell — and Walmart — launched Hello Bello — a (mostly) organic botanical-based baby care collection. Are you as psyched as we are? A Walmart news statement says the line has been “designed to give every parent access to high-quality, better-priced everyday essentials that are better for babies, budgets […]

Health News

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims. HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most cases of cervical cancer, and the researchers determined that more than 13 million cases […]

Health Problems

Hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis, prognosis and treatment may improve by identifying a protein

Analysing the levels of a protein called TonEBP could provide valuable insight into the likelihood of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma, an aggressive cancer of the liver, following its surgical removal. Drugs that target TonEBP could also be investigated for liver cancer treatment. Tonicity-responsive enhancer-binding protein (TonEBP) helps protect cells from stress, but also elevates the […]

Health News

Faulty Sperm May Explain Recurring Miscarriages

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 — A series of miscarriages may signal that a man’s sperm is not up to par, new British research suggests. The findings could lead to new treatments to reduce the risk of miscarriage, said researchers at Imperial College London. “Traditionally, doctors have focused attention on women when looking for the causes […]