The secret behind Donald Trump's hair
Donald Trump's doctor spills the beans on the President's hair, but does it explain his sniffling? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Resistance To HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds
HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming because the drug plays a major rol...
17 Dangerous Foods Americans Eat That Are Banned In Other Countries
A competitive marketplace means that US food companies have to get things done fast and cheap, often at the expense of human health. These are just some of the absurd things that can legally be stocke...
Grabbing A Parasite By The Tail: U-M Team Solves "Jumping Gene" Mystery
Deep within your DNA, a tiny parasite lurks, waiting to pounce from its perch and land in the middle of an unsuspecting healthy gene. If it succeeds, it can make you sick. Like a jungle cat, this para...
Video: Man Claims He Caught Three-Eyed Fish In Gowanus Canal
If the man in the video is to be believed, the first Gowanus Canal monster is your regular run-of-the-mill three-eyed fish. It was always only a matter of time until the putrid toxic waters of the Gow...
Compound Interest - A Rough Guide To The IARC’s Carcinogen Classifications
Today’s big news has been the story that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified processed meat (including bacon, ham, and salami) as a Group 1 carcinogen. This places it in the same group ...
Bad Day For Bacon: Processed Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says
The World Health Organization's decision puts bacon, hot dogs and sausages in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco smoking. And beef, pork, veal and lamb are "probably carcinogenic," WHO says. ...
Rare Mutation May Extend Survival In Lung Cancer Patients With Brain Metastases
Most patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has metastasized to the brain have a dire prognosis. But Yale researchers have identified a subset of those patients with a rare genetic muta...
News Hair Loss Research Showing Great Promise
When hair follicles are suspended in a resting state, rapid and robust growth can be restored by inhibiting a family of enzymes inside the follicles, researchers says. Both are being tested in clinica...
Blocking Enzymes In Hair Follicles Promotes Hair Growth
The study raises the possibility that JAK inhibitors could be used to restore hair growth in forms of hair loss induced by male pattern baldness, and other types of hair loss that occur when hair foll...
Penn Medicine Studies Point To Clinical Advantages Of Proton Therapy
New data from clinical trials conducted at the Robert Proton Therapy Center demonstrate the technology's potential advantages over conventional radiation, including less side effects and survival in s...
Mutant Plant Munches TNT, Could Help Solve Cleanup Problems
A new study suggests that a mutant variety of a cabbage relative thrives on TNT, pointing the way to a potentially elegant solution for millions of acres of contaminated land. The plant, Arabidopsis t...
6 Shampoos To Use If You're Worried About Hair Loss
The majority of men deal with hair loss. In fact, two-thirds of American men will experience some sort of hair loss by the time they're 35 years old, according to the American Hair Loss Association. M...
How Chronic Inflammation Can Lead To Cancer
Researchers discover how the immune system can create cancerous DNA mutations when fighting off infection. Chronic inflammation caused by disease or exposure to dangerous chemicals has long been linke...
How Solar Flares Affect Human Health — Our Mind And Body
Have you ever felt strange without really knowing why shortly after a solar flare entered Earth’s atmosphere? According to scientists, solar flares do cause changes in human health. A solar flare is...
Removal Of Ovaries Associated With Decrease In Breast Cancer Death In Women With Cancer, BRCA1 Mutation
Women who carry a germline mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene face a lifetime risk of breast cancer of up to 70 percent. Once they are diagnosed with breast cancer, they face high risks of bot...
Acute radiation syndrome
Acute radiation syndrome (ARS), also known as radiation poisoning, radiation sickness or radiation toxicity, is a collection of health effects which present within 24 hours of exposure to high amounts...
Acute radiation syndrome - Wikipedia
Chronic radiation syndrome
Chronic radiation syndrome is a constellation of health effects that occur after months or years of chronic exposure to high amounts of ionizing radiation. Chronic radiation syndrome develops with a s...
Cosmic ray visual phenomena
Cosmic ray visual phenomena, also referred to as phosphenes or "light flashes", are spontaneous flashes of light visually perceived by astronauts outside the magnetosphere of the Earth, such as during...
Electromagnetic radiation and health
Electromagnetic radiation can be classified into two types: ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation, based on its capability of ionizing atoms and breaking chemical bonds. Ultraviolet and higher...
Health threat from cosmic rays
The health threat from cosmic rays is the danger posed by galactic cosmic rays and solar energetic particles to astronauts on interplanetary missions. Galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) consist of high energ...
Health threat from cosmic rays - Wikipedia
Radiation therapy
Radiation therapy or radiotherapy, often abbreviated RT, RTx, or XRT, is therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells. Radiation therapy m...
Radiation therapy - Wikipedia
Hibakusha
The surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are called hibakusha (被爆者), a Japanese word that literally translates as "explosion-affected people" and is used to refer to peop...
Hibakusha - Wikipedia
Radioactive quackery
Quackery involving radioactive substances is quackery that improperly promotes radioactivity as a therapy for illnesses. Unlike radiotherapy, which is the scientifically sound use of radiation for th...
Radioactive quackery - Wikipedia
Doramad Radioactive Toothpaste
Doramad Radioactive Toothpaste (Doramad Radioaktive Zahncreme) was produced in Germany by Auergesellschaft of Berlin from the 1920s through World War II.
The toothpaste was slightly radioactive be...
Resistance To HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds
HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds. The researchers said their finding is surprising and alarming because the drug plays a major rol...
17 Dangerous Foods Americans Eat That Are Banned In Other Countries
A competitive marketplace means that US food companies have to get things done fast and cheap, often at the expense of human health. These are just some of the absurd things that can legally be stocke...