When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time with slabs of meat on my face.
I can only imagine how terrifying suffering a stroke must be. Sadly, having a stroke is often only the beginning of a very long and difficult journey. For many, life after a stroke means learning to live with at least some degree of paralysis.
Degenerative mental diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia continue to ravish the lives of millions around the world.
In February 2000 researchers in Madrid announced they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis.
If you are overweight, it can be pretty discouraging to know you come from a fat family -- your parents, siblings and even cousins and grandparents may mostly be overweight, too. It can make you think you are destined to be fat due to your ancestry. And in fact, for some people, there is a genetic predisposition to obesity. But there's new hope you can conquer this inherited fat factor.
scientists discovered something that worked better than vaccines at preventing influenza, you'd think they would jump all over it, right? After all, isn't the point to protect children and adults from influenza?
Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins C and E may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by over 30 percent, suggests new research.
A recent study headed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified a link between cinnamon intake and reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) about 7.5 million Americans suffer from the chronic, autoimmune skin disease called psoriasis that causes irritated, flaky and thick patches of red skin; some forms of psoriasis are also associated with joint pain.
Scientists have long known that certain types of mushrooms have anti-tumor activity.