- Psychedelic compound triggers near-death experiencesFriday, August 17, 2018, 7:00 am
New research shows that DMT, the active ingredient in ayahuasca, has the same effect on the brain as what have been described as 'near-death experiences.'
- Panic attack vs. heart attack: How to tell the differenceThursday, August 16, 2018, 7:00 pm
The symptoms of a heart attack and a panic attack can feel very similar, especially if a person has not experienced either condition before. While panic attacks can be frightening, they are not life-threatening. On the other hand, heart attacks require immediate medical attention. Learn how to tell the difference here.
- Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen?Thursday, August 16, 2018, 6:00 pm
Aspirin and ibuprofen are from the same family of drugs called NSAIDs. People should usually not take the two together. In this article, we discuss how to stay safe when taking aspirin and ibuprofen, what to do if you have taken both together by accident, and alternative medications that do not interact with NSAIDs.
- What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?Thursday, August 16, 2018, 5:00 pm
Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here.
- 'Junk DNA' has role in cancer spread, say scientistsThursday, August 16, 2018, 4:00 pm
Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on.
- Signs of concussion in children and toddlersThursday, August 16, 2018, 4:00 pm
Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. Parents and caregivers should be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of concussion in children and toddlers. In this article, we look at the warning signs, what to do if you think a child has concussion, and we discuss treatment and recovery times.
- Pesticide may increase autism riskThursday, August 16, 2018, 3:00 pm
Levels of DDT, a once-common pesticide, in maternal blood have been linked with an increased risk of autism in the offspring in a new study.
- Do immune cells shape sexual behavior?Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:00 pm
A new study conducted in a rat model asks whether changes in one type of immune cell — mast cells — can actually influence individual sexual behavior.
- Can I take Plan B on the pill?Thursday, August 16, 2018, 1:00 pm
It is essential that people keep taking birth control pills even if they use the Plan B emergency contraception pill. This will help prevent unwanted pregnancy. There may be side effects of taking both pills due to the increase in hormones, but combining them will not impact on their effectiveness. Learn more here.
- What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor.
- New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destructThursday, August 16, 2018, 10:00 am
Researchers have discovered a chemical that cuts off the energy supply to glioblastoma cells, disrupts their metabolism, and causes them to self-destruct.
- How does eating before a workout affect the body?Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7:00 am
A new study looks at how having breakfast before a morning workout affects the body during and after exercise — especially its ability to metabolize food.
- Can service dogs help with anxiety?Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 8:00 pm
Service dogs not only provide emotional support for people with anxiety disorders, but they can also be trained to perform essential tasks. They can detect and reduce anxiety attacks, fetch medication, and get help for people in distress. We discuss how to get a service dog for anxiety, how they can help, and breeds.
- What to know about a watermelon allergyWednesday, August 15, 2018, 7:00 pm
A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here.
- What to do about vaginal cysts, sores, and bumpsWednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:00 pm
A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here.
- Technology has driven us into a cognition crisis. Is there anything we can do about it?Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
Adam Gazzaley, a scientist who’s spent his career researching the link between human nature and technology, has some advice on what we can do about our generation’s cognition crisis.
- 14 ways to lose weight without diet or exerciseWednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
Strict diets can be challenging to follow, and people may not always have the time or ability to exercise. However, a variety of simple lifestyle changes can help people lose weight and improve their health. These include taking probiotics, getting enough sleep, and thoroughly chewing food. Learn more here.
- Mountain Dew does not kill spermWednesday, August 15, 2018, 4:00 pm
There is a persistent myth that the popular drink Mountain Dew kills sperm cells. Some people incorrectly think components of the drink, including caffeine and tartrazine, affect male fertility. This is not true. Learn more about what other factors to do with a person’s health might affect fertility here.
- Stroke: Time not the only factor in emergency careWednesday, August 15, 2018, 4:00 pm
The expert who once coined the rule 'Time is brain!' uses a model to argue that there is also a need to consider the circulation pattern in the brain.
- New 'triple pill' could eliminate high blood pressureWednesday, August 15, 2018, 3:00 pm
Hypertension is very common, and it's a major cardiovascular risk factor. An innovative 'three in one' pill may help treat it more easily and effectively.