Share on PinterestNew research in mice investigates what gives MDMA its positive effects on sociability.MDMA is a mind-altering drug that can be popular at parties, as it boosts energy and especially empathy, making people feel more connected and safe around others, even if they are strangers.In the U.S., MDMA is classed as a Schedule I…
Share on PinterestProtein supplements are increasingly popular. Many of us enthusiastically indulge in holiday treats, which means that come New Year's Day, beginning a weight loss program is a common resolution.An increase in the consumption of protein — often over the recommended daily allowance — is the cornerstone of many diets, but does eating more…
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A new study about hair treatments and breast cancer shows women who use chemical straighteners and permanent hair dyes are at greater risk of getting the disease. According to the study published in the International Journal of Cancer, permanent hair dye was associated with a 45 percent high risk of breast…
Prison changes you. Take Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. He spent eight months behind bars in 2019 and emerged in September with an entirely new physique. The Jersey Shore star lost 36 pounds while serving his sentence for tax evasion. The secret to his transformation? Regular workouts and a strict diet in tandem with intermittent fasting. …
Sign up for our Newsletters4.6 million illnesses, 39,000 hospitalizations and 2,100 deaths reported DETROIT – People who spent the holidays in bed with the flu are not alone.According to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 25 states are now reporting high flu activity. That is up from 21 states last…
Vitamin D, often nicknamed the ‘sunshine vitamin’, is responsible for regulating the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These are essential nutrients for keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy. A lack of vitamin D (vitamin D deficiency) can lead to bone deformities in children and bone pain caused by osteomalacia in adults.The body…
Share on PinterestA recent study looks at the long term impact of high cholesterol levels.Research has already well documented that high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, and stroke, the fifth leading cause of death.Cholesterol is a fatty substance that the liver and foods we…
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After news that a second child in Tarrant County has died of the flu, doctors are desperately urging parents to protect their children and themselves. In total, six children have died from the flu so far this season across Texas. According to the state health department, four of them were not vaccinated. Increasing flu activity…
December 28, 2019 | 1:45pm Now’s a good time to get your flu shot. The number of deaths from the flu this season reached 1,800 nationwide, including 22 children, and the illness is spiking earlier than it has in years. At least 300 people died from the flu in the week ended Dec. 21. With…
HealthUpdated 10:24 AM;Today 8:38 AM according to the Oregon Health Authority. That’s a nearly 400% increase from the week before.It follows an Oregon child’s death from the flu in mid-December.People around the state are getting the flu, and hospitalizations have steadily increased since flu season began, with a greater percentage of emergency room visits due…
When it came to biomedical breakthroughs, this past decade represented a lot more hype than substance. We were promised a new era of "precision medicine," where every patient would receive highly personalized treatments to target specifics fault in their genes. But in recent months, reports surfaced that these experimental therapies were failing most of the…
The demon called hangover barely spares any alcohol enthusiast that comes in its way, but it hits some of them harder than the others.A recent study on the effects of hangovers revealed that vegans suffer more severe symptoms than their meat-eating peers after a night of chugging on booze.The research got published in the Journal…
Share on PinterestNew research shows how intermittent fasting can help ease metabolic syndrome.Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term for a number of risk factors for serious conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. These risk factors include obesity and high blood pressure, among others.This is no small issue in the United States, where one-third…
Share on PinterestNew research may help alleviate kidney stone pain. Anyone who has ever passed a kidney stone knows that it can be a painful experience. Every year, over half a million people in the United States experience this pain, and about 1 in 10 people will have a kidney stone at some point. Kidney…
When ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff died, he had been diagnosed with multifocal pneumonia and a rare disease known as HLH, his fiancée tweeted. Aschoff was first admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia in many parts of his lungs but was brought back to the emergency room when antibiotic treatment failed and he got…