Walking

Scientists at New Mexico Highlands University discovered that pressure waves, created when we walk, can increase the supply of blood to the brain, improving brain health and function. Professor Earnest Greene and his team used ultrasound to calculate blood flow to the brains of...

Zika

Last year, a combination of media coverage and scary outbreaks made Zika the most talked about disease of the year. Then, the winter season brought holiday cheer and diminished mosquito populations, and the public simply forgot about the health threat. However, people need to stay...

Soda

Many people think of diet sodas as healthy, low-calorie alternatives to sugary drinks. Yet a small but growing body of evidence suggests that diet sodas may have health downsides and may not even provide the benefits some people turn to them for, such as weight loss. “Excess...

Tilapia fish skin

Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs. Frozen pig skin and even human tissue have long been placed on burns to keep them moist...

Celiac Disease

In response to a strict gluten-free diet, celiac disease symptoms are more likely to go away in children than in adults, researchers say. The study team found “faster and greater rates of improvements for most gastrointestinal (GI) and extra-intestinal manifestations of celiac...

Diabetes Diet

Finding out you have diabetes not only brings up concerns about your health, but also concerns about your food: Will you be able to enjoy meals? Or do you have to wave goodbye to all of your favorite foods as their blander, healthier cousins take their spots in the pantry? Don’t...

Parental Smoking

The dangers that secondhand smoke pose to growing children and unborn babies is well documented, but now researchers are adding another frightening health risk to the list — genetic changes associated with a common type of childhood cancer. The study, published in this month’s...

Zika Vaccine

Researchers have begun the second phase of testing of a Zika vaccine developed by U.S. government scientists in a trial that could yield preliminary results as early as the end of 2017. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),...

Ibuprofen

Taking ibuprofen to ease a headache may seem like no big deal, but Danish researchers caution against overdoing it. A study in the European Heart Journal suggests that ibuprofen, one of America’s most popular painkillers, raises a person’s risk of cardiac arrest by 31%. Other...

B vitamins protective effect

B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests. Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supplements may “completely offset” the damage caused by very fine particulate matter. The scientists...