Migraine nightmare sparks successful photography career

Migraine nightmare sparks successful photography career

Debilitating migraines once left Adam Jacobs confined to a dark bedroom at home in his native London. Today, he’s hard at work around the world,...

How the food we eat affects biochemical signals in the gut

For years, researchers have studied how the body’s microbiome impacts virtually every aspect of human health ranging from the immune system to mental wellness. But,...
Floppy eyelids may be sign of sleep apnea

Floppy eyelids may be sign of sleep apnea

A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. In a study published in the journal...
Caffeine from four cups of coffee could protects your heart

Caffeine from four cups of coffee could protects your heart

Caffeine consumption has been associated with lower risks for multiple diseases, including type II diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, but the mechanism underlying these...

Mind wandering is common during driving

And it is very common Researchers in the United States have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. When prompted at random during the...
Higher body fat linked to lower breast cancer risk in younger women

Higher body fat linked to lower breast cancer risk in younger women

While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, a new study found the opposite is true for premenopausal women: Higher...
Diet and lifestyle of both parents can affect child development

Diet and lifestyle of both parents can affect child development

Parents’ diets and health can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to a...
Sleep apnea treatment could decrease heart failure risk

Sleep apnea treatment could decrease heart failure risk

People with sleep apnea, especially those over 60, could decrease their risk of heart failure by using CPAP masks at night to help with...
Carb and fat combo makes food extra irresistible

Carb and fat combo makes food extra irresistible

Foods that have both fat and carbohydrates are more rewarding, calorie for calorie, than foods with either energy source alone, according to new research. Fatty...
Just 4 drinks can change sleep gene

Just 4 drinks can change sleep gene

A single episode of binge drinking can affect the gene that regulates sleep, leading to sleep disruption, a new study with mice shows. The findings...
Why your summer might be full of mosquitoes, according to a scientist

Why your summer might be full of mosquitoes, according to a scientist

As you pack your bags for the cottage or campground this weekend, don't forget to bring light clothes with long sleeves—and a truckload or...
Can you catch germs from a public toilet seat?

Can you catch germs from a public toilet seat?

We've all been there, you're desperate for the loo, and frantically hunting for a toilet, only to find when you get there, that the...
psychological stress, vision loss

Can mental stress cause vision loss?

Persistent psychological stress, which is widely recognized as a consequence of vision loss, is also a major contributor to its development and progression, according...
How autism could affect driving

How autism could affect driving

When first learning to drive, young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more difficulty with basic driving skills compared to those with typical...
Why drinking baking soda may do wonder to your health

Why drinking baking soda may do wonder to your health

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is not only useful for baking cakes and biscuits, but also good to our health. It is known as a...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
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From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
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3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

When a child is from unintended pregnancy, s/he is more likely to have depression syndrome in early adult years. This is the finding of a...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

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Foods for people that are bad for your dog

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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

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