If You've Got Knee Pain, Acupuncture Probably Won't Help

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:00

Both laser and needle acupuncture failed to offer greater benefits than sham acupuncture treatments for patients with moderate to severe chronic knee pain.

Colorectal examination

Endoscopists Are Overrecommending Colonoscopies

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:29

A retrospective study conducted by researchers has found an overuse of colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance.


Infants' Guts Expand After Taking Antibiotics

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:58

Infants under 2 years old who took antibiotics were more likely at 5 years old to be obese, according to a new study, which highlights the sensitivity of the gut microbiome at an early age.


The Secret To Skin Health May Live In Your Armpits

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:00

Researchers have found that the bacteria found in underarms is highly effective at improving skin's overall condition.


Where In The World Are Doctors Zapping Your Brain?

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:48

Different brain stimulation target sites are often nodes along the same network, so when treating diseases in the future, doctors may find the best site by first identifying the brain network.

Olive Oil

Healthy Fats Take The Load Off Diseased Hearts

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:00

Healthy fats, like those found in olive oil, are better at energizing the heart, even if it's already in the process of failing.


What Kind Of Brain Is Capable Of Learning 20 Languages? [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:35

So-called hyperpolyglots' brains may be better suited to store the type of complex memories demanded by multiple languages.

health sensor

Skin-Like Device Uses 3,600 Crystals To Monitor Blood Flow [PHOTO]

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:59

A 5-centimeter square patch can detect the presence or absence of heat under the skin, reflecting blood flow quality.

Yoga Strengthens The Mind's Abilty

Yogis Are Better At Mind Control... On Computers, At Least

By | Sun, 09/28/2014 - 17:25

People who practiced yoga were better able to control a computer with their mind. The research could help people with neurodegenerative disease regain muscle function.


The Genetic Arms Race That Spurred Evolution

By | Sun, 09/28/2014 - 17:08

Humans came to be after millions of years of conflict between genes that mutated and those that repressed their mutation.

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The One Man Cured Of HIV May Help Us Find A Cure For Everyone

By | Sun, 09/28/2014 - 15:48

Known as the Berlin patient, Timothy Ray Brown is the only known man cured of HIV. Now, researchers are looking at how a combination of treatments he underwent may hold clues to a cure.

Earlier Detection Is On Horizon

New Discovery Helps People At Risk For Pancreatic Cancer Know Sooner Than Ever

By | Sun, 09/28/2014 - 13:00

Pancreatic cancer is deadly, but its tumors give off early signs that give it away.


If You Get Cancer While Pregnant, Don’t Worry About Your Baby

By | Sat, 09/27/2014 - 16:39

New research shows that babies in the womb are unharmed if the mother undergoes chemotherapy for cancer during pregnancy.

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The Final Word On GMO Feed For Livestock, And How It Affects Us

By | Sat, 09/27/2014 - 14:32

GMO feed doesn't hurt the nutrition in livestock, or the humans who eat them.

Medication for neck and head cancer

Afatinib May Work When Chemo Doesn't For Patients With Head, Neck Cancer

By | Sat, 09/27/2014 - 13:01

A third-stage trial for afatinib found that it may help people with head or neck cancer, whose chemotherapy didn't work.