Health

The Claim: Cranberry Juice Can Cure Ulcers.

Cranberry juice has a long history as a home remedy for bladder infections. But scientists in recent years have quietly studied whether it might also work against Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium responsible for most ulcers. Scientists have known for some time that the juice effectively prevents some species of bacteria from adhering to […]

Try These 17 Brain-Boosting Foods

A good diet improves your health, but also boosts your energy. Create a shopping list of these must-have endurance foods recommended by Dr. Mike Moreno, author of The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor’s Plan Designed for Rapid Results. 1. Beef, extra lean: improves memory, alertness and attention span. 2. Beets: helps relay signals […]

The Bilingual Advantage

A cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has spent almost 40 years learning about how bilingualism sharpens the mind. Her good news: Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Dr. Bialystok, 62, a distinguished research professor of psychology at York University in […]

Cell Phone use increases Cancer Risk

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no adverse health effects had been established. A […]

E.coli deaths continue as ministers warn of threat

Another woman died in Germany on Wednesday after being treated for infection with the virulent enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria on Wednesday, as government minister warned the situation remained “threatening.”   Consumer Affairs Minister Ilse Aigner and Health Minister Daniel Bahr called for everyone to take particular care with food […]

Bacteria ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s disease

The bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers have been linked to Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers in the US. Mice infected with Helicobacter pylori went onto develop Parkinson’s like symptoms. The study, presented at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, argues that infection could play “a significant role”. The charity Parkinson’s […]