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What Goes Wrong in the Brain When Someone Can’t Spell

By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write...

Bedbugs Have Built Resistance to Widely Used Chemical Treatments

Study finds overuse of certain insecticides to blame. Blackburn, VA - Some of the most widely used commercial chemicals to kill bedbugs are not effective because...

Lack of Exercise Linked to Alcohol Misuse

African Americans who did not engage in physical activity were nearly twice as likely to abuse alcohol A large-scale survey of African-American men and women...

75% of All Patients in Rehab Hooked on Prescription Pills

Says "Prescription Thugs" Addiction Expert LOS ANGELES - The highly acclaimed documentary "Prescription Thugs," by filmmaker Chris Bell, of the huge cult classic, "Bigger, Stronger,...

Is Marijuana Medicine?

White paper explores question as legalization movement picks up momentum While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for...

New Coffee Comes with Red Wine Benefits

Imagine getting all the health benefits of wine without ever having to worry about a hangover. A New Hampshire chemist says he has developed a...

HPV vaccine offered to gay men for cancer protection

London - A cancer vaccination is to be offered to gay men under the age of 45, Health Minister Mark Drakeford has said. The jab...

Kenyan Men With Breast Cancer Fight Disease, Stigma

By Rael Ombuor NAIROBI — For a long time, Kenyan men fighting breast cancer have hidden their condition, embarrassed they are fighting a disease associated with...

Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

Medicare’s spending on drugs to treat hepatitis C soared more than 15 fold from 2013 to 2014 as new breakthroughs came to the market,...

Study Finds Higher Vitamin D and Calcium Intake Does Not Reduce...

  CHAPEL HILL – A large, randomized study led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher found that vitamin D and calcium supplements do...