Health

June 26, 2019

Increased Dementia Risk Linked to Drugs Commonly Used to Treat Intestinal, Respiratory & Mood Disorders

Anticholinergic drugs are used for a panoply of reasons—for depression and psychosis, bladder and gastrointestinal conditions, allergies and symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
June 25, 2019

Health care value transparency: Fool’s gold, or actual cash in your pocket?

The news is full of stories about monumental surprise hospital bills, sky-high drug prices and patients going bankrupt. The government’s approach to addressing this, via an executive order that President Trump signed June 24, 2019, is to make hospitals post their list prices online so that patients supposedly can comparison shop. But this is fool’s gold – information that doesn’t address the real question about why these prices are so high in the first place.
June 24, 2019

Cannabis Ingredient CBD Could One Day Become an Antibiotic

As scientists work to stem the tide of antibiotic resistance, the authors of a study believe an ingredient in cannabis could one day form the basis of a new drug.
June 21, 2019

‘Prob-eye-otic’ Therapy: The Bugs on Your Eyeballs Could Be Used to Treat Diseases

You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes—fungi, bacteria and viruses—that are vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your eyes also host a unique menagerie of microbes? Together, they're called the eye microbiome . When these microbes are out of balance —too many or too few of certain types—eye diseases may emerge.
June 21, 2019

20,000 Wallets Were Left Around the World to Test People’s Honesty. The Results Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Scientists who handed in almost 20,000 "lost" wallets around the world to test the honesty of members of the public found people are more likely to give back wallets stuffed with cash than when they are empty. Experts say the findings question the idea that people are self-interested and dishonest.
June 20, 2019

Low-carb Diet Could Reduce Risk of These Diseases

People with a condition which raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke reversed their symptoms after eating a low-carb diet, according to the authors of a small study.
June 20, 2019

Alcohol Consumption: U.S. States with Highest and Lowest Levels of Excessive Drinking

A recent study alarmed the world's drinkers. Where many national guidelines suggest that one or two beers a day is a reasonable amount to drink, the Global Burden of Diseases study from the University of Washington warned that the only safe amount of alcohol is none at all.
June 20, 2019

Supplements for mind well being present no profit – a neurologist explains a brand new examine

Americans and others around the world have turned increasingly to dietary supplements in order to maintain or preserve their brain health.
June 20, 2019

E-cigarette Explodes in Teen’s Mouth, Blowing up His Teeth and Breaking His Jaw

A teenage boy in Utah was left with a broken jaw and teeth after an electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth.
June 20, 2019

People who Post About God on Facebook are More Likely to Have This Serious Medical Condition, Researchers Find

A new study suggests the use of certain words in Facebook posts can reveal important information about your health and well-being.