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view post Beyond heart health: Could your statin help prevent liver cancer?

Liver cancer is hard to treat. It’s a top-five cause of cancer-related death worldwide and a growing cause of cancer-related

view post Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

Scientists have successfully destroyed cancer cells in mice by using copper-based nanoparticles and immunotherapy.  Importantly, the cancer did not return.

view post The new coronavirus: What we do — and don’t — know

A rapidly evolving health story broke in late December when a novel illness originating in Wuhan, China made the news.

view post The Heartbreaking Effects of Being Only Partly Committed to Most Things

By Leo Babauta If we’re absolutely honest with ourselves, most of us are only half-committed to most things — in

view post Think hard before shaming children

As a parent, it’s easy to slip into shaming your child. It can happen so easily, as you blurt out

view post The hype on hyaluronic acid

As dermatologists, we often hear questions from patients about ingredients in beauty and skincare products. Recently, hyaluronic acid (HA) has

view post Medical News Today: Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

Scientists recently tested probiotics in a roundworm model of Parkinson’s. A particular bacterium had a protective effect and improved symptoms.

view post Medical News Today: Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?

Catnip is the most famous stimulant for cats. How does it work, why does it not affect all cats, and

view post 3 Steps to Deepen Your Mindfulness Practice

By Leo Babauta Let’s imagine that you’re a reasonably healthy adult with all of your basic needs met, people who

view post What can you do to reduce the risk of birth defects?

You’ve done it! You’ve taken that last birth control pill, removed your IUD, or stopped using your contraceptive method of

view post Is your cell phone dangerous to your health?

Have you ever been walking along while looking at your cell phone and nearly run into someone or something? If

view post Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

New research in macaques finds that changing the delivery method of an existing tuberculosis vaccine can drastically improve its efficacy.

view post Medical News Today: Online information about probiotics often misleading

The internet contains reams of information on probiotics. A new study tests the claims of popular websites and conclude that

view post Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

A new review investigates sex differences in cardiometabolic disorders. The authors conclude that women are more at risk of receiving

view post LDL cholesterol: How low can you (safely) go?

Elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol is a clearly established risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

view post Medical News Today: Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

A new study examines the link between drinking tea and lower rates of depression in older Chinese adults, revealing the

view post Medical News Today: Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut

view post Medical News Today: How long does molly stay in your system?

The exact length of time that molly, or MDMA, stays in a person’s system depends on several factors, including how

view post Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain’s reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after

view post Medical News Today: What are the risks of using castor oil to induce labor?

Using castor oil to induce labor is growing in popularity. In this article, learn about the risks, the research, and