Science


Roundup: Cleansing the Brain of Toxins; MMR...

‘Deep Sleep’ Stage Helps Brain Flush Out Toxins, Researchers Find New research indicates that deep sleep can have a positive effect on the brain’s ability...

March 8, 2019 / 4 min read


Roundup: Stronger Flu Strain; Colorectal Cancer Screening;...

Stronger Flu Strain Accounts for Nearly Half of New Cases, CDC States This year’s flu season has not been as severe as last year’s, but...

March 1, 2019 / 4 min read


Coronary Calcium Scores: Determining Your Risk to...

A heart scan, also known as a coronary calcium scan or cardiac CT for calcium scoring, is a non-invasive test that helps doctors detect a...

February 25, 2019 / 2 min read


The Measles Threat: Here’s Why Getting Kids...

Here's what pediatricians, emergency physicians and public health officials want parents to know about measles. It is one of the most contagious viruses on Earth....

February 21, 2019 / 4 min read


Exercise (Even Dancing) Can Improve Brain Health...

Mounting evidence shows that regular exercise, including activities such as brisk walking, dancing and other routines that many older adults can undertake, provides brain health...

February 7, 2019 / 3 min read


Vaping’s Impact on Young Brains; Flu Uptick;...

Vaping by children and teens surged 75 percent  in 2018, compared to 2017, according to a policy statement issued this week by the American Academy of...

February 1, 2019 / 4 min read


Stent-Like ‘Flow Diverter’ is Saving Patients with...

Yadira Erriguible, 66, recalls suddenly losing something most people take for granted. “I lost my sense of taste and smell,” she says. “This was in...

January 23, 2019 / 3 min read


Top 4 Essential Food Safety Tips

One in six Americans are likely to get sick from food poisoning this year, according to FoodSafety.gov, the multi-agency government site. Food poisoning also sends...

January 22, 2019 / 2 min read


New, High-in-Demand Vaccine Goes on Offensive to...

It often begins with a rash on the torso or the hairline. The red dots spread into a distinct line and swell into little blisters,...

January 16, 2019 / 3 min read