Bioengineers use magnetic force to manage chronic pain

UCLA bioengineers have demonstrated that a gel-like material containing tiny magnetic particles could be used to manage chronic pain from disease or injury. Broadly, the study demonstrates...
4 myths about diabetes debunked

4 myths about diabetes debunked

The World Health Organization estimates that the number of people with diabetes is 422m, globally. And between 1980 and 2014 the number of people with...
5 easy ways to boost children's spatial skills

5 easy ways to boost children’s spatial skills

When we read maps, pack the car for holidays, assemble flat-pack furniture or cut cake into equal slices, we use spatial reasoning skills. These allow...
Smoking can affect breastfeeding habits

Smoking can affect breastfeeding habits

Researchers have determined that new mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes, stop breastfeeding sooner than women not exposed to second-hand smoke. The study,...
Scientists find an alternative to antibiotics in women’s acne treatment

Scientists find an alternative to antibiotics in women’s acne treatment

In a finding that suggests the potential for practice change that would reduce the use of antibiotics in dermatology, researchers in the University of...

New sensitive blood test diagnoses heart attacks faster

A new high-sensitivity blood test for heart attacks successfully diagnosed heart attacks faster and more accurately in the emergency room than the existing test. A...

More than half of drivers don’t look for cyclists and pedestrians before turning right

When crossing a street, your assumption should be that the car doesn’t see you Researchers studied the eye movements of drivers at busy Toronto intersections...
5 simple tips for weight loss dieting success

5 simple tips for weight loss dieting success

For many, just the idea of losing weight can be discouraging. With the endless advice and trends that exist today, configuring a nutritious diet...
Dieting after birth can make mum’s self esteem worse

Dieting after birth can make mum’s self esteem worse

Royal Kate Middleton and reality superstar Kylie Jenner have recently given birth, although you wouldn’t know it from looking at them. Often celebrities seem to...
Aging in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

Aging in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

The ability to reverse aging is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but...
In America’s sandwiches, the story of a nation

In America’s sandwiches, the story of a nation

Everyone has a favorite sandwich, often prepared to an exacting degree of specification: Turkey or ham? Grilled or toasted? Mayo or mustard? White or...

What to do when your child has a headache

Headaches aren’t fun, no matter a patient’s age. But when the headache sufferer is a child, the discomfort can put added anxiety on a parent...

Major warning signs of eating disorders

Eating disorders affect people of all ages and body types. A Michigan Medicine expert speaks about warning signs and how to approach the subject. An...

Five supplements that claim to speed up weight loss –and what the science says

When you google “weight loss” the challenge to sort fact from fiction begins. These five supplements claim to speed up weight loss, but let’s see...
Vitamin D supplements could help pain management

Vitamin D supplements could help pain management

Vitamin D supplements combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases. One recent paper published in the Journal of Endocrinology, reviews published research on...

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UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
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8 common complications of high blood pressure

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