Having dark chocolates can reduce stress and inflammation; boost memory

Having dark chocolates can reduce stress and inflammation; boost memory

This is due to the high concentration of cacao — a major source of flavonoids. The flavonoids found in cacao are extremely potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, with known mechanisms beneficial for brain and cardiovascular health, the researchers said. “For years, we have looked at the influence of dark chocolate on neurological functions from the […]

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that DNA is a more furiously complicated piece of […]

UK bans Sanofi epilepsy drug without pregnancy prevention plan

UK bans Sanofi epilepsy drug without pregnancy prevention plan

LONDON (Reuters) – A Sanofi drug for epilepsy and bipolar disorder linked to thousands of birth defects has been banned in Britain for use in women or girls of child-bearing age, unless they are on a special pregnancy prevention program. FILE PHOTO: French multinational pharmaceutical company SANOFI logo is seen at the headquarters in Paris, […]

La Crosse County Health Department warns of potential measles exposure

La Crosse County Health Department warns of potential measles exposure

WKBT, News8000.com WKBT, News8000.com LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The La Crosse and Trempealeau County Health Departments were notified of an out-of-state visitor with a confirmed case of the measles. According to the Health Alert issued by the County Health Departments, the person with the disease visited several La Crosse and Trempealeau County businesses. Both Health […]

New cannabis drug could help more patients treat seizures if approved by FDA

New cannabis drug could help more patients treat seizures if approved by FDA

A federal advisory committee unanimously voted in favor of a marijuana-based medication that helps children with severe epilepsy. On Thursday, the 13-member panel, including UT Health San Antonio doctor Jose Cavazos, recommended the drug called Epidiolex. It’s created by British company GW Pharmaceuticals to help treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy. The drug contains […]

'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller shares grim selfie after cancer diagnosis

'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller shares grim selfie after cancer diagnosis

On Saturday, Abby Lee Miller delivered her first selfie since being diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma. “So much gratitude and love for those who listened, those who looked deeper and those who leapt into action,” the “Dance Moms” star shared on Instagram. “So much more I wish I could say… about how quickly your life can […]

State of mental health care in Peoria continues to evolve

State of mental health care in Peoria continues to evolve

From a Bartonville insane asylum to the Zeller Mental Health Center to the Brighter Days Ahead drop-in clinic, treatment protocols have changed along with the understanding of mental illness. This is the first of two parts in our series. Matt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedelScott Hilyard Journal Star communities reporter @scotthilyard PEORIA — […]

Tattoo or urine: two new early cancer detection methods announced separately

Tattoo or urine: two new early cancer detection methods announced separately

Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, according to a study released on Wednesday. The implant, or “biomedical tattoo,” as researchers call it, has been tested on lab animals, lasts for about […]

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