Health News

Research Unveils a Most Valuable Player in Lou Gehrig's Disease
A look into cells known as oligodendrocytes provides insight into how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) develops.
More Benefits to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of seizures in babies for about a after they are born. What's more, the risk of having a seizure is reduced the longer a baby is breastfed.
Beyond the Pale
Spending time in the sun can increase the amount of vitamin D you get. Vitamin D has been shown to strengthen your bones and immune system in addition to lowering the risk of certain diseases. Now it appears that sunlight and vitamin D may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).
New MS Research Nothing to Sneeze At
Histamines are chemicals that are usually responsible for causing allergic reactions. However, research shows they may also help treat multiple sclerosis.
Paving the Way for a New Parkinson's Paradigm
Researchers have identified five new genetic variants that are thought to play a role in Parkinson's disease.
Hidden Benefits
Australian researchers have found that a specific type of osteoporosis treatment may extend the life of patients, in addition to being an effective treatment for bone loss.
Those Awkward Teenage Years Stay with You
Researchers have found that the onset of puberty acts as the primary influencing factor of bone-mineral density (bone strength) in adults.
Flat Feet and Your Knees
Having flat feet is associated with chronic knee pain, or knee osteoarthritis, in older adults, a recent study finds.
The (Neuro)-Logical Next Step
A study from Loyola University suggests that neurological disorders like epilepsy and dementia are on the rise, but new therapies could soon be formed with the help of diagnostic tests and stem cell research.
Emergency: Why Am I Here?
When admitted to a hospital emergency department, elderly patients who suffer from dementia and delirium often do not understand why they are there. They also tend to not understand ER discharge instructions.