Category Archives: Health

CHICAGO — In the room, physicians and nutritionists clung to their idea of an ideal diet like a parent clings to his or her child. On Nov. 10, here at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions annual meeting, a group of panelists discussed which diets they thought were the best for heart health, pulling on Read More →

CHICAGO — Pneumonia caused by bacterial infections poses a much greater threat to the heart than pneumonia caused by viral infections, a new study suggests. Patients in the study who were diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia had a higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death, compared with patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, the researchers found.

CHICAGO — Drinking a cup of tea or eating a handful of berries a day may help protect against heart disease, a new study suggests. The research, presented here yesterday (Nov. 10) at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions annual meeting, found that daily consumption of small amounts of flavonoids — compounds found in berries, tea, Read More →

CHICAGO — Late-night meals may take a toll on heart health, a new study suggests. The research, presented here today (Nov. 10) at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions annual meeting, found that eating more later in the evening was associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

A new experimental therapy for Parkinson's disease that involves injecting millions of special stem cells into the brain of patients with the condition is currently being tested in a clinical trial. The study, which began in October, is conducted by researchers at Kyoto University in Japan. So far, researchers have started to treat one man Read More →

An experimental "vaccine" for celiac disease is set to be tested in a new clinical trial to see if the treatment can protect patients with the condition from the effects of eating gluten — or, in other words, allow those patients to eat gluten safely.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital after falling and breaking three ribs, according to news reports. But why are broken bones and other fall-related injuries so worrisome for older adults? Ginsburg, who is 85, fell in her office on Wednesday night (Nov. 7), according to The New York Times. She went home afterward, Read More →

Feelings of sadness or anxiety might be linked to increased "chitchat" between two areas of the brain, a new study suggests. In the study, published today (Nov. 8) in the journal Cell, a group of researchers listened in on electrical conversations in the brain — in other words, the signals that brain regions send to Read More →

You probably know when flu season happens, but what about chicken-pox season or gonorrhea season? Well, according to a new review study, a whole host of infectious diseases have "seasons" during which their activity peaks. The study, which reviewed information from dozens of scientific papers, found evidence of seasonality in at least 69 different infectious Read More →

Your body's internal clock plays a role not only when you're most alert and sleepy, but also when you burn the most calories, a new study finds. The study found that, at rest, people burn about 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening, compared with the early morning.