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.


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.


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.


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.


“Text Neck” is Giving Young People Major Spine Issues

Young people are developing serious neck and back problems from looking down at their phones, putting excess weight on their spine.


Cotton Swabs Send 3 Dozen Children to the ER Each Day

Cleaning your ears with cotton swabs is unnecessary and can be dangerous, especially for children. They send about 34 kids to the ER every day.


Study: Safety Issues Plagued 1/3 of FDA-Approved Drugs from 2001-2010

A new study reveals that nearly 1/3 of drugs approved by the FDA from 2001-2012 had safety problems, some serious enough to warrant a”black box warning.


Deadly Fungus Spreads Through U.S. Healthcare Facilities

The CDC has warned that a potentially deadly multidrug-resistant fungus known as Candida auris is spreading in hospitals and nursing homes.


Avocados Could be Key in Avoiding Metabolic Syndrome, Numerous Ailments

A review shows that every part of the avocado combats every component of metabolic syndrome, which means you are protected from various ailments.


Study: Cannabidiol-Based Medication Reduces Intense Seizures by 50%

In a recent study, cannabidiol (CBD) reduced the number of seizures by half in children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy.