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3 Signs Your Migraine Is Actually Something More Serious

Bright lights, certain smells, foods and drinks, exercise, stress, too much sleep, too little sleep: If any of these terms made you flinch, then you might be a might be a migraine sufferer. Migraines may feel like the pinnacle of pain, but what you may not know is, they actually can get worse. That’s why,

Eating more of this nutrient supports muscle strength as we age

If protein is the king of muscle mass food, nitrate might just be the king of muscle strength food. A new Australian study has found eating nitrate-rich vegetables like spinach, rocket and lettuce significantly improves muscle strength and physical function as we age. Power food … the nitrates in spinach, the vegetable which fuelled Popeye’s

Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered through neuroimaging. These findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggest that in order to forget an unwanted experience, more attention should be focused on it. This surprising result extends prior research

How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly

Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum—a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay—accelerates the growth of colon cancer. The study was published online in the journal EMBO Reports. The findings could make it easier to identify and treat more aggressive colon cancers. It also helps explain

Infectious diseases: When a kiss is more than a kiss

Often referred to as the “kissing disease,” mononucleosis is a common ailment caused by the Epstein-Barr virus that is transmitted through saliva. While you can get the virus through kissing, you also can be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing cups or utensils with someone who is infected. According to the Centers

More Gun Owners, Higher Risk of Youth Suicides?

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 — Youth suicide rates are higher in U.S. states with greater rates of homes containing guns, a new study finds. “This study demonstrates that the strongest single predictor of a state’s youth suicide rate is the prevalence of household gun ownership in that state,” said study co-author Michael Siegel. He is

More accurate leukemia diagnosis expected as researchers refine leukemia classification

Like cartographers completing a map, investigators have identified multiple new subtypes of the most common childhood cancer—research that will likely improve the diagnosis and treatment of high-risk patients. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists led the study, which appears as an advance online publication today in the journal Nature Genetics. Researchers used integrated genomic analysis,

More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

A new report says more women in the poorest countries are using modern contraception, signifying progress in efforts to involve women in family planning. But the report, launched Monday by the U.N.-backed advocacy group FP2020, says many others who want to delay or prevent pregnancy are unable to access contraception, often due to lack of