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Exercise boosts brain power in over 50s, concludes latest meta-analysis

A study published in the British Medical Journal of Sports Medicine has found exercising for at least 45 minutes several times a week can boost brain power in people aged over 50. This is regardless ...

FDA Announces Restrictions on Prescriptions Containing Codeine, Tramadol

Do not give medicines containing codeine or tramadol to your child if he or she is younger than 12 or suffers from certain conditions, and avoid taking them yourself if you are breastfeeding, the Foo...

Malaria Wiped Out In U.S. But Still Plagues U.S. Hospitals

To mark this year's World Malaria Day with the theme: End Malaria for Good”, Kanatar companies in Nigeria in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, WHO, Rotary Club and Non-Such HMO is tar...

Measles confirmed in 20 children in Hennepin County outbreak

GOLDEN VALLEY, MInn. - There are now 20 children with confirmed cases of the measles, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Authorities say all 20 cases are in Somali children. With the re...

New CRISPR Pill Could Soon Become an Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics

Emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has led to a frantic search of new drugs that would be effective against these superbugs. Alternatives to antibiotics are also being explored to combat thes...

Just Over Half of MI Patients Taking Statins As Recommended

Many myocardial infarction patients aren't taking statins as recommended, according to a brief report published online April 19 in JAMA Cardiology. Greater education is needed on the lifesaving benef...

WHO Claims Remarkable Progress in Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases

Bill Gates, pictured here after his meeting with the French President at the Elysee Presidential Palace back in June 2016. Chesnot/Getty Images. Advertisment. Robin Andrews · By Robin Andrews · 22/04...

Tang Prize winner delivers speech at EB 2017 in Chicago

Scientists in South Korea have shown that a Cas9 gene editing variant has much fewer off-target effects. Asian Scientist Newsroom | April 24, 2017 | In the Lab. AsianScientist (Apr. 24, 2017) - Accor...

US scientists to protest Trump policies at Earth Day rally in Washington

Climate scientist Michael Mann and science educator Bill Nye, center, lead the March for Science in Washington on April 22, 2017. CREDIT: AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz. WASHINGTON, DC — Scientists typi...

Tahfiz school beating: After legs amputated, boy could now lose arm

JOHOR BARU: Doctors are closely monitoring a blood clot on the left shoulder of an 11-year-old boy who had his legs amputated following alleged beatings by an assistant warden at his school's hostel....

Three African countries chosen to test world’s first malaria vaccine

The World Health Organization has chosen Ghana, Kenya and Malawi as the countries where the world's first malaria vaccine will be tested next year on young children. The injectable vaccine, known as ...

Just Over Half of MI Patients Taking Statins As Recommended

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Few Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute MI who filled a prescription for a high-intensity statin continued to maintain a high level of adherence 2 years after discharge, ac...

We Spoke To Bill Gates About Saving 400 Million People From Disease: “All Life Has E...

Guinea-worm disease, which is transmitted through drinking water, is now almost eradicated on a global scale, the World Health Organization says. "With the boost to this momentum being made today, I ...

Diet soda may increase risk of stroke, dementia

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A new study showed that diet soda may be linked to a higher risk of stroke and dementia. The study that was published in the American Heart Association's Journal looked a...

Verily looking for 10K volunteers for ambitious research to map human health

Alphabet's (Google's) life sciences division Verily has launched its public pitch for a massive, multi-year health study it's leading along with Duke University School of Medicine, Stanford Medicine ...

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke, says study

(Boston)--Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller o...

Mental illnesses in Hong Kong’s young rose by over 50% in 5 years: Government report...

Children in Hong Kong are becoming increasingly stressed out, overworked and unhappy, and the situation is taking its toll on overburdened psychiatric services. In a report published on Tuesday, the ...

Miss Vickie’s Chips Recalled Over Salmonella

OTTAWA, April 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Miss Vickie's Canada is recalling Miss Vickie's brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers shoul...

Celebrate Earth Day by Marching for Science in St. Pete

Protesters walk up Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The March for Science will take place in the nation's capital on April 22, 2017, to...

Organ donor awareness

Health PEI is making it easier for Islanders to sign up as potential organ and tissue donor through a new online registration form announced on Friday. Previously, Islanders could go to Health PEI's ...