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Curing Cancer, Curing Cancerphobia

David Ropeik   September is cancer awareness month for advocates promoting concern about leukemia and lymphoma, childhood, gynecological, ovarian, prostate and thyroid cancers. Those honorable advocates are driving home the two central truths we’ve always been taught about cancer—

Turmeric Is a Superfood Spice—Here’s What It Is and Why You Should Add It to Your Diet

If you’ve eaten anything cooked with curry powder or sipped on some golden milk, then you’ve already consumed the superfood turmeric. With a bright yellow/orange color, this spice is loaded with beneficial compounds. One polyphenol called curcumin could even help prevent and treat vari

This Is How Your Body Changes After 40

By the time you enter your 40s, chances are you've hit your stride in terms of your career, the financial concerns of your 20s are a thing of the past, and you've finally gotten to the point where you're actually feeling pretty confident about the way your life is shaping up.With that said, getting

How cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Three scientists who discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.The award was shared by Britain's Sir Peter Ratcliffe and two Americans, William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza.Their findings affect our day-to-day life from exercise, to be

Reasons To Start Eating Carrots Every Day

Maybe us humans can learn a thing or two from Bugs Bunny because his favorite snack is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. That’s right, carrots are full of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. Eating them every day can help curb junk food cravings while reducing your risk o

Zombie-inspired Halloween makeup mistaken for medical emergency

  A Michigan woman reportedly caused quite a stir in the emergency room on Monday night when she arrived to be treated for a panic attack while covered in grisly Halloween makeup. The makeup, she claims, was mistaken for an actual medical emergency and she began being prepped to enter trauma

Early Career Failures Correlate With Long-Term Success, New Study Finds

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is famous for the saying, "What does not kill me makes me stronger." But is that actually true? Do our struggles and failures help us in the long run? According to a new study, it might be. The research, published in Nature Communications, revealed that scien

Sitting Too Much Can Change The Shape Of Your Heart, According To Science

Written by Gretchen Lidicker, M.S. It's 2019, and chances are, you sit way too much. In fact, it's estimated that Americans sit about 10 hours per day on average. We already know this fact is bad news for our health—previous research has linked sitting for long periods of time to increased bl

Is red meat back on the menu?

A controversial study says cutting down on sausages, mince, steak and all other forms of red or processed meat is a waste of time for most people. The report - which disagrees with most major organisations on the planet - says the evidence is weak and any risk to people's health is small. Some ex

Standing by Ellie: Man’s loyalty to dog defies rare illness

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER   WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — It’s hard to regard Ellie as a menace. When Greg Manteufel is frustrated or feeling down, she sits by him. At night, she sleeps under his covers. At dinner, she’s there next to him, knowing he’ll throw something her way. S

Inequalities in heart attack care 'costing women's lives'

  Experts say there are inequalities in diagnosis, treatment and aftercare. "Unconscious biases are limiting the survival chances of women," the report warns.It found that some commonly held myths - such as heart disease and heart attacks only affecting men - meant women were unaware of their

Zantac: CVS latest to suspend heartburn drug over cancer fears

US retailer CVS has become the latest to suspend the sale of a heartburn drug being investigated for links to cancer. It follows concern in several countries over the presence of impurities in Zantac and other ranitidine products. Canada and France have already announced Zantac recalls. The US and

The Changes to your body If You Eat One Pineapple per Day for a Month

  30 When was the last time you ate a pineapple? Okay. Let me put it this way. How often do you eat pineapples? And how many? Hold on if you think all these are nonsensical questions. Because they are not.Even I was initially stunned like the way you are now. Like every other person I consi

Bacterial 'striptease' evades antibiotics

Bacteria have been caught "stripping off" in order to evade antibiotics and survive, scientists show.Researchers at Newcastle University filmed bacteria "undressing" and taking off their outer layer - or cell wall. Antibiotics can attack cell walls so scientists think this is a new form of drug r

Skin cancer: Half of people surviving advanced melanoma

  More than half of patients can now survive a deadly skin cancer that was considered untreatable just a decade ago, say UK doctors.Ten years ago only one-in-20 patients would live for five years after being diagnosed with late-stage melanoma. Most would die in months.But drugs to harness th

Seven Foods You Should Never Have On An Empty Stomach

Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know that you can’t eat absolutely anything you want in the A.M.?Yogurt, a cup of coffee, and fresh orange juice — this is what most people probably picture when they think of a perfect breakfast. Unfortuna

Just two diet sodas per day could cause an early heart attack or stroke

People who regularly consume sugary or sweetened soft drinks, including diet options, raise the risk of an early death, health experts have said. A medical study of more than 450,000 people, which is the largest of its kind, found a link between greater soft drink consumption and increased health i

US makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

WASHINGTON - US health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to US cigarette warnings in 35 years.The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed 13 new warnings tha