Shares May 28, 2015 07:35 PM EDT
Olive oil has been in use since 4,000 BC and is still used worldwide for flavor and health benefits.
Shares May 28, 2015 07:26 PM EDT
A group of researchers say that such gene panel testing may not be valid as yet and may not be useful for determining the care for a given patient who has these genes.
Shares May 27, 2015 07:41 PM EDT
A large study has found that elderly people who drink that much have hearts with thicker walls and larger chambers than those who do not. These changes appear to be more likely to occur in women.
Shares May 27, 2015 07:27 PM EDT
Many companies now offer genetic testing that is supposed to show an individual’s risk of developing certain diseases, but there is still a lot of varying opinions on those risks.
Shares May 26, 2015 07:53 PM EDT
A Swedish study suggests that waiting a few minutes to cut the cord may be linked to better motor and social skills later in childhood. This link may be stronger in boys than in girls.
Shares May 26, 2015 07:40 PM EDT
Climate change will help spread the pesky ragweed plant through Europe. Europeans should prepare to sneeze and sniffle.
Shares May 26, 2015 07:33 PM EDT
The FDA has approved an implantable device to treat severe back and leg pain by delivering electrical pulses to the spinal cord.
Shares May 24, 2015 06:29 PM EDT
A study found that older adults who had overactive bladder have a 40% increased risk of falling that those who do not. The study also found that treating overactive bladder reduces the risk of a fall.
Shares May 22, 2015 06:04 PM EDT
The South appears to have more than its share of people with vision problems. Three out of four of the counties with the highest prevalence of vision loss were in the South.
Shares May 21, 2015 07:27 PM EDT
A routinely used vaccine appears to reduce the risk of the most common childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and researchers now know why it does.
Shares May 21, 2015 07:14 PM EDT
A report on trends in mental health care in children and teens. Researchers found that the number of kids and teens with severe mental health issues has gone down and more young people are getting treatment that includes therapy and not just pills.
Shares May 21, 2015 01:18 AM EDT
The American College of Physicians looked at many screening guidelines to create what it called “high-value screening” advice for five types of cancer.
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