It's that time of the year when the dreaded mistletoe comes out to make children giggle, young ladies blush, and fathers cringe. But this festive plant isn't just about kissing. A new study has revealed that a compound produced by mistletoe can actually help patients fight obesity-related liver disease.
It turns out that you may be able to will yourself to live longer, as feeling younger promotes longevity in older adults, according to a new study.
With winter upon us, it's hard to argue that a well insulated home is a bad thing. However, new research has found that the more insulated a home is, the more likely its residents could suffer from an asthmatic attack or even devolve the respiratory conditions in the first place. So what's going on here?
You may not want to go as crazy with those holiday dinners and desserts as you intended. Otherwise you might just wind up with a lot of splitting headaches. A new study has linked salt with headaches, and surprisingly, this effect is unrelated to the fact that salt is also known to raise blood pressure.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five adults in the United States regularly drinks alcohol to help them fall asleep, whether that be a cold beer, a glass of wine, or something stronger. However, new research has shown that this is actually a bad idea, as alcohol right before bed may interfere with the brain's built-in system for regulating sleep.
Researchers have recently discovered what looks to be the exotic mechanism that allows the Ebola virus to replicate in its host, spreading to the point that it becomes a deadly infection. Understanding this could open up new treatment options that help victims of measles and even rabies as well.
It seems that animals, such as dogs, elephants and chimps, are turning to Mother Nature for means of self-medication by seeking out drugs to treat their own ailments, new research suggests.
Potatoes, often laden with butter, sour cream, cheese, or bacon, are likely the last thing you'd think to eat when dieting. However, new research has revealed that raw potato extract may be able to reduce weight gain to a surprising extent, especially with a diet that is high in fat and carbohydrates.
It used to be that we knew so little about the microgravity of space that we'd send dogs up in pressurized cabins just to see how they fared. Now, we know enough to the point where we are actually using space as ideal conditions for medical research, exposing secrets of the human immune system.
Get the tissues and chicken noodle soup ready. The US Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) has recently announced that they expect this flu season to be a rough one, with the flu vaccine facing a reduced ability to prevent infections of the ever-changing virus.
If you think you're getting the most antioxidants from specialty smoothies and other drinks, think again. Orange juice may be the unappreciated health boost to your morning routine, generating an antioxidant value 10 times higher than what dieticians previously believed.
Have you ever riffled through your medicine cabinet to find expired bottles and unfinished prescription regimens? You may want to get rid of them, but just tossing them in the trash is a bad idea. Research has revealed that commonly prescribed drugs leave chemicals that persist in even treated waste, and can adversely affect the crops we eat.
'Tis the holiday season, but keep in mind while you're indulging on delicious cookies and candies that according to a new study, obesity has the potential to shorten life expectancy by up to eight years.
This isn't exactly the first time that something poisonous has been used for health purposes, but when researchers say that the cornerstone for toxicity in poison mushrooms can also make a host of zero side effect drugs, it's bound to raise some eyebrows.
It's no secret that excessive alcohol drinking, or binge drinking, can have some lasting effects on the human body, even going as far as to inflict notable brain damage. Now a new study has revealed that a compound called thane-beta-sultam can reduce expected damage to the brain.