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Five Things You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer

Of all the “women’s cancers,” ovarian is among the most diabolical. A new, congressionally mandated report by the Institute of Medicine spells out, sometimes in unnerving detail, the challenges confronting researchers in understanding the disease and patients in getting good care. About 21,000 women will be diagnosed with …

Eating Peanuts Helps Infants Avoid Allergy, Even After Pause

Feeding infants small amounts of mashed-up peanuts early in life may help them avoid developing allergies, even if they stop eating peanuts for a year in early childhood, said researchers. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine have prompted global health authorities to reconsider long-held advice …

Chocolate is Brain Food. Who Knew?

In the mid 1970s, psychologist Merrill Elias began tracking the cognitive abilities of more than a thousand people in the state of New York. The goal was fairly specific: to observe the relationship between people’s blood pressure and brain performance. And for decades he did just that, eventually …

5 Mistakes People Make While Working Out

While following a weight management routine, working out is as important as eating right. Usually, people hit the gym thinking that it will help them tone up instantly. What one has to realize is that gyming and exercising require as much perseverance and dedication as anything else. You …

Academic Stress Can Trigger ADHD in Kids

A new study suggests that the increasing academic stress on younger children is likely to be the reason behind the high prevalence of attention-deficit disorder. Researchers from the University of Miami in the US hypothesized that increased academic standards since the 1970s have contributed to the rise in …

White Bread, Corn Flakes Intake Push Up Lung Cancer Risk

Consuming foods and beverages with a high glycemic index, such as white bread or bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice, is linked with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, says a study. Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the quality of dietarycarbohydrates, defined by how quickly …

Common Migraine Medication During Pregnancy Can Affect Baby

Certain medications and treatments long considered safe to treat pregnant women withmigraines may have adverse effects on the babies, suggests new research. The researchers pointed out that acetaminophen, used by over 65 percent of pregnant women in the US, has been linked to pediatric development of attention deficit …