This is how Binge Drinking Affects Male and Female Brains

This is how Binge Drinking Affects Male and Female Brains

Repeated binge drinking can be a risk factor for the development of alcohol dependence. People who have sworn off alcohol for decades or longer run a higher risk of dementia late in life than moderate drinkers, according to a study published Wednesday. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ taden/ IStock.com) While binge drinking affects health of both […]

'Vampire facial' may have caused infection at NM spa

'Vampire facial' may have caused infection at NM spa

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KABC) — Customers at an Albuquerque spa are being urged to get tested for HIV, after getting “vampire facials.” You might have heard of the procedure — Kim Kardashian has Instagrammed about it. It’s a non-surgical procedure in which a patient’s blood is drawn then treated and partly re-applied to the face. Health […]

'Indian-American scientist awarded $6.5 million for cancer biomarkers'

'Indian-American scientist awarded $6.5 million for cancer biomarkers'

WASHINGTON: An Indian-American scientist has been awarded USD 6.5 million to identify cancer biomarkers which may improve diagnosis and help develop new targeted therapies for the deadly disease. The grant awarded by the US National Cancer Institute to Arul Chinnaiyan, a professor at the University of Michigan, will provide long-term support to increase understanding of […]

Surgery turns cancer survivor's ankle into new knee joint

Surgery turns cancer survivor's ankle into new knee joint

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — A 13-year-old cancer survivor from New York is able to dance again despite having a left leg that faces backwards, thanks to a rare surgery that used her ankle to make a functioning knee joint. In December of 2016, Delaney Unger was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, […]

Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption NHS staff are encouraged to have the vaccination to protect patients and the public An enhanced flu jab for elderly people will save hundred of lives this winter, according to Public Health England. Flu is far more dangerous in old age. The effectiveness of flu jabs notoriously declines […]

What's Mine Is Yours, Sort Of: Bonobos And The Tricky Evolutionary Roots Of Sharing

What's Mine Is Yours, Sort Of: Bonobos And The Tricky Evolutionary Roots Of Sharing

An intriguing study published this week suggests that bonobos, among the closest relatives to humans, are surprisingly willing to hand over food to a pal. But they didn’t share tools. The discovery adds a new wrinkle to scientists’ efforts to understand the evolutionary origins of people’s unusual propensity to help others. “One of the things […]

Why Whole-Fat Milk and Yogurt Are Healthier Than You Think

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Childhood cancer awareness; remembering Aaliyah Mitchell

Childhood cancer awareness; remembering Aaliyah Mitchell  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX Jacob’s Heart Holds Special Drive for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month  PR Newswire (press release) Faces of Childhood Cancer: Lindsey Mendoza  Brownwood News Full coverage Source link

Doctors: Flu vaccine nose spray is OK, kids, just get vaccinated this year!

Doctors: Flu vaccine nose spray is OK, kids, just get vaccinated this year!

Health officials are urging everyone over six months old to get their flu vaccine as soon as possible to help avoid another nasty season. And to encourage needle-phobic kids to get immunized, a leading pediatric group is softening its insistence that they get it in a shot rather than a painless nose spray. That’s right, […]

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