| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Among the many vital roles that sleep plays in our lives, our nightly rest may give us the chance to take out the cerebral trash, says a new study.
No, we're not talking about some kind of Ambien-induced sleep-housework. We're talking about the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
New research finds that copper in amounts readily found in our drinking water, the foods we eat and the vitamin supplements we take likely plays a key role in initiating and fueling the abnormal protein build-up and brain inflammation that are hallmarks...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:03 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Practicing yoga may help people who have had cancer sleep better and reduce their use of sleep aids, according to a new study.
Researchers found study participants, mostly women with a history of breast cancer, reported...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:55 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, suggests new research based on close to 700,000 babies born in Denmark.
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers with postpartum depression are more likely to be in a violent relationship than moms without depression, and new mothers in abusive relationships are more likely to suffer postpartum depression, according to a new...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding does not seem to protect babies against becoming overweight or obese kids, a large, new study says.
"It's just a reality check that in itself, promoting breastfeeding, while a good thing and will have other...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:22 PM
With or without a history of diagnosed concussion, top-level college football players who have logged more years in the game are more likely than non-players to have structural differences in a region of the brain that is key to memory, says a new study....
| Jan 11, 2010
As a registered dietitian, Sharon Salomon of Phoenix teaches clients how to eat right and lose weight. But despite her expertise, Salomon says there's just one word to describe her own physique: "fat."
To some, Salomon's 5-foot-2-inch, 170-pound body...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:56 PM
The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 9:01 AM
Part of an ongoing series on health claims.
Claim: Tart cherry juice can be a natural solution for insomnia, according to CherryPharm, which produces a tart cherry juice product called CheriBundi.
Reality: The idea that cherry juice can help promote...
| Aug 10, 2010
Dangerous infections caused by the bacterium methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, appear to be declining in healthcare settings across the nation, the federal government reported Tuesday.
An analysis conducted by the Centers for...