Are Some Cancer Doctors Immorally Pocketing Money from Patients?

More than a handful of doctor have been caught in the act of needlessly giving out or overcharging for cancer drugs to make a quick buck.


Could Umbilical Cord Blood Rejuvenate Brains’ Memory Functions?

A protein in umbilical cord blood rejuvenated the hippocampal memory area in brains of older mice in a Stanford University study.


Suppress Coughs by Coating the Throat in…Chocolate?

A new chocolate-based cough syrup was so effective at suppressing coughs that some study participants were better in 48 hours.


Avoid These Drinks to Help Prevent Brain Shrinkage, Dementia, and Strokes

Smaller brain volume and poorer memory are linked in two recent studies with soda consumption – including of the supposedly healthier “diet” kind.


Gene-Editing Technology may Replace Antibiotics in the Future

Scientists are creating a pill that uses CRISPR gene-editing technology to kill the Clostridium difficile bacterium, which is dodging conventional medicine.


Study Reveals Yet Another Reason to Limit Kids’ Screen Time

Excessive TV watching is linked to obesity, poor physical fitness, and depression in kids. A new study says it may also lead to poor bone health later in life.


How to Pick a Sunscreen That’s Safe for Coral Reefs and Aquatic Life

Chemicals – and even some natural ingredients – in sunscreen can kill coral reefs and sicken other aquatic life. Find out how to find a safe sunscreen.


Brain Scans Catch Autism Months Before Symptoms Appear

In a new study, researchers were able to predict with up to 85% accuracy which infants would go on to develop autism based on MRI scans.


Air Pollution: The Underestimated Cancer Trigger We Should All Recognize

A recent study outlines how some of the highest incidences of cancer rest among the most polluted areas in the US. Let’s clean up the world!


Could “Advanced Probiotics” Soon Treat Parkinson’s Disease?

A study has uncovered a link between gut bacteria and the onset of Parkinson’s disease, and could lead to a new way of treating one of the world’s most debilitating diseases.


Walking Beats Caffeine for Temporarily Boosting Energy

In a recent study, walking up and down stairs at a low-intensity pace did more to make participants temporarily more alert than caffeine did.


How and Why You Should Prevent a Kissing Bug Infestation

Triatomine bugs – kissing bugs – carry a potentially deadline disease called Chagas that goes largely unreported, because it’s usually asymptomatic.


California Senate Passes Bill Banning Drug Company Gifts to Doctors

A bill is on its way to the California Assembly that would ban drug companies from giving doctors gifts, such as airline tickets and lavish meals.


Did a Common Anti-Anxiety Drug Play into Soundgarden Rocker’s Death?

Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell’s death was ruled a suicide, but his family says the anti-anxiety drug Ativan may have been involved.


Pediatricians Advise Parents: No Fruit Juice for Kids Under 1

In a statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that fruit juice should not be served to children under 1 year old, as it provides no nutritional value.


EPA Delays Rule That Would Help Prevent Pesticide Poisoning

The EPA is delaying a proposed rule that would ensure the restricted-use pesticides, atrazine and chlorpyrifos, are applied safely by adult farmworkers.


Getting a Second Opinion About Health Issues Could Save Your Life

A recent study says that 88 percent of people who seek opinions from different doctors about a health issue receive different or revised diagnoses.