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Are you a coffee drinker? Your brain may thank you for it. A new study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, found that individuals who drank four to six cups of coffee a day, along with drinking tea, had a lower incidence of stroke and dementia. The current study derived data from over 350,000...


close 01/7 ​Indian chaats that can actually help in weight loss Can you imagine indulging in your favourite street food-Chaat and still losing weight without any efforts? While all this may seem unbelievable as this classic Indian street food is not just a palate pleaser, but als...


The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19 vaccines that have hit the market and COVID-19 vaccines that are in development. The research covers prevention and treatment of the virus, as well as how to overcome it in the long-run. Vaccines Do Not Lower 'Long COVID' Risk COVID-1...


"Just being on the internet is not bad, in fact it's a dual-edged sword,” said Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani, a researcher at New Mexico State University. "You can compare it to other types of addiction – when you wake up in the morning and the first thing you have to do is check your phone or go onlin...


I vividly remember the day I learned a harsh lesson in the tragic burden of malaria that too many of us from the African continent have endured. I was 15, living amid the chaos of Nigeria’s Biafran war, when my three-year-old sister fell sick. Her body burning with fever, I tied her on my back...


JACKSON, Miss. - James Patrick "Pat" Chaney, MD, of Amory, and Lee Ann Griffin, PharmD, of Jackson, have both been recently sworn in as new members of the Mississippi State Board of Health after being appointed by Governor Tate Reeves. Dr. Chaney, a graduate of Mississippi State University and...


Published on November 23, 2021  For individuals having difficulty with substance use, the first step to a better life involves withdrawing  from alcohol or drugs. The new Arlington Recovery Center – a partnership between the County and National Capital Treatment and Recovery (NCTR) –...


From preventing cancer to flu, benefits of having turmeric in winters  Times of IndiaHealth Benefits Of Turmeric In Winters And 5 Turmeric Based Drinks To Have  NDTV Food3 uses turmeric powder for your skin  GhanaWebTurmeric Benefits: From Preventing Cancer To Flu Reaso...


The holiday season is upon us, and what should be a time for togetherness is often accompanied by a bitter note of stress: navigating complex family dynamics, dodging intrusive questions from well-meaning relatives and the general anxiety of seeing people you may not have seen in years due to the...


Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Perla Rosalez, an unemployed grandmother in the Rio Grande Valley, stays awake at night worrying about getting sick and leaving the three grandchildren who are under her care. The 50-year...


ill Szalony, her husband Alex Samuelson, and their three children, Grace, Benjamin and Jesse. (COURTESY NJ SHARING NETWORK) Montclair resident Jill Szalony, 51, is celebrating the 5-year anniversary of her life-saving heart transplant along with her husband Alex Samuelson, and three children. S...


close 01/8 Here's his weight loss story for some instant motivation: Rohit Sharma decided to overcome his obesity with the help of sports. While he started his cricket training and became more physically active, he fell in love with the process and made fitness a priority in his life. Sl...


Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County has seen the worst outbreak of flu in the state so far this fall just as Covid-19 cases are climbing, and the combination has public health officials worried. Onondaga County has reported 182 flu cases since the flu season began in early October, far outpacing ever...


As people who have lived with kidney failure for years, we know all too well the numerous daily challenges confronting anyone living with this disease. Beyond the immediacy of arranging necessary and frequent dialysis care, there are many other life-changing issues with which those with kidney fa...


If you have high blood pressure, take care when choosing products for treating cold and flu symptoms or pain. As winter arrives and the cold and flu season starts to peak, many people head to pharmacies looking for products to ease their sniffles and aches. Remedies for cold, allergy, and sin...