salmon on the grill with fire

Every year, the arrival of summer marks the unofficial beginning of grilling season. Millions of Americans wipe the dust off of the grill in eager anticipation. And who can blame them? A grill makes almost any type of food taste incredible. Whether it’sburgers, vegetables, or...

whole grains and nuts

Americans are adding more whole grains, nuts and seeds to their diets and cutting back on sodas and sugary drinks, a U.S. study suggests. While these changes point to some improvements in U.S. eating habits over the past decade, many people still consume too much sugar and processed...

Iced Coffee

Given the already sweltering temps, you’re probably tipping back more than a few ice brews per week. Which is great—we’ve already established that coffee is pretty kick-ass for both the mind and body, so drink up! But even if you consider yourself a coffee aficionado,...

Low vitamin

Kids who frequently get migraines may have lower levels of certain vitamins and antioxidants in their blood, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, of the children and teens in the study who visited a headache clinic for migraine pain, relatively high percentages had mild...

Doctor

Doctors who were asked about causes of inappropriate care at the end of life didn’t have to look far to place blame. They blamed themselves. Australian researchers interviewed 96 physicians from 10 medical specialties and asked them to describe situations when patients received...

Diabetics Obesity Surgery

Patients whose diabetes improves after weight-loss surgery may also be less likely to suffer complications like eye and nerve damage, a U.S. study suggests. Patients in the study had what’s known as type 2 diabetes, in which sugar levels in the blood rise too high because...

Robot To Work in Hospitals

Pepper, the humanoid robot programmed to “understand” human emotions, is to take a new job – as a receptionist in two Belgian hospitals. It will be the robot’s first foray into healthcare after previous deployments in shopping centres, banks and train stations. One...

Zika to mosquito virus tests

Since mosquitoes have not brought other tropical diseases to Connecticut, it’s unlikely that they’ll bring the Zika virus either, according to Philip Armstrong, director of the mosquito-monitoring program at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. “It’s primarily...

MS causes the body's own immune system

Aggressive chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), a small study has suggested. The research, published in The Lancet, looked at 24 patients aged between 18 and 50 from three hospitals in Canada. For 23 patients the treatment...

Babies IVF technique safe

The use of an IVF technique involving DNA from three people to create a baby has moved a step closer with a study that shows it is safe. Scientists at Newcastle University are trying to help women who are at risk of passing on serious genetic disorders to have a healthy child. Last...