Reaping The Healthy Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmeric, a cousin of ginger, is one of the principal spices in curry powder. Fresh turmeric is a rhizome root, like ginger—though smaller, with a tawny skin and a bright orange interior. You can also find turmeric dried and ground to a bright golden powder….

How To Keep Your Kids Safe At The Dentist

After the tragic death of 3-year old Daleyza Hernandez Avila earlier this summer, the safety of children undergoing anesthesia for common dental procedures has attracted national attention. This isn’t the first time in recent years that the safety of sedating children at the dentist’s office…

Breakthrough Cancer Drug Could Be Astronomical In Price

A new leukemia drug being hailed by doctors as a breakthrough could prove among the most expensive therapies ever on the market: For a single treatment, the price is expected to reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. “It is a revolutionary treatment,” said Dr. Prakash Satwani, a…

Plants ‘Hijacked’ To Make Polio Vaccine

Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists…

A Blood Test For Cancer Could Be Closer Than People Realize

The gold standards for cancer detection still have many flaws. Cancer researcher Jimmy Lin has developed a blood test that promises faster, less invasive, and more specific results. Research in cancer patients could lead to trials on healthy people. The best way people can maximize their chances…

More Than A Third Of Us Adults Prescribed Opioids In 2015

The United States needs to curb excessive opioid prescribing and improve access to pain management techniques, suggests a new government study. Researchers found that more than one third of U.S. adults were prescribed the medications in 2015 and many also misused the drugs. “A very…

Researchers Are Working On A Blood Test To Help Find Brain Cancer

Doctors currently rely on MRI scans and other imaging techniques to diagnose brain tumors ― tests that aren’t typically part of a regular check up with your general practitioner. A combination of headaches, memory loss, personality changes, blurred vision or slurred speech typically lead doctors…

Why Using Coca-Cola As Tanning Oil Is A Terrible Idea

There’s a lot of information out there that warns against the dangers of tanning, but despite the amount of statistics available, some people still choose to head outside with a bottle of tanning oil…or Coca-Cola? Yep, you read that right right: the soda. As noted…

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