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Study explores the neuroscience of overindulging

Study explores the neuroscience of overindulging

In a recent study in mice, scientists found a particular brain circuit that helps explain why it is so easy to overindulge in unhealthful foods. Researchers find a brain circuit in mice that plays a role in overindulging in high-calorie foods. There is a large bag of chips in our lap; we are not hungry, […]

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As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Measles cases in the United States have now reached 695 — the highest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Wednesday. Outbreaks are occurring across the country, often linked […]

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32 Causes of Chest Pain: Signs and Symptoms

32 Causes of Chest Pain: Signs and Symptoms

Source: Getty Image What Is Chest Pain? Chest pain is discomfort or pain anywhere from a person’s neck to the upper part of the abdomen. The discomfort or pain may be described as: Tightness Squeezing Crushing Tearing (or ripping) Stabbing Burning Aching Sharp Dull Palpitations (uneasiness or discomfort in chest because of a rapid heartbeat) […]

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Swollen Ankles and Swollen Feet

Swollen Ankles and Swollen Feet

Source: Getty Images Swollen ankles and swollen feet definition and facts Swelling of the ankle and feet is relatively frequent symptom in most people. In itself it does not represent a disease but rather the symptom of an underlying disease. Causes of swollen ankles and feet are numerous and include the following: Most people who […]

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Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack

Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having sex after a heart attack is a concern not only for men, but for many women, too. Because of fear and a lack of information, many may think it’s no longer possible to enjoy a sex life. Fortunately, that’s rarely […]

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Tiny Self-Guided Robot Navigates Through the Heart

Tiny Self-Guided Robot Navigates Through the Heart

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans may remember “Fantastic Voyage” — the 1966 film where scientists and the vessel they were in shrank to microscopic size and traveled through the human body. Now, science fiction may be getting closer to reality. Researchers say they’ve created a tiny medical […]

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AHA News: Woman Almost Declared Dead No Stranger to Heart Trouble

AHA News: Woman Almost Declared Dead No Stranger to Heart Trouble

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Jeff and Melanie Baldwin were hanging a picture in the dining room of their Las Vegas home when Melanie collapsed. Jeff grabbed his phone and dialed 911. Preparing for the ambulance to arrive, he closed the bedroom doors to keep their four cats […]

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Could Common Food Preservative Make People Fat?

Could Common Food Preservative Make People Fat?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re watching your weight, you probably know to avoid sugary and fatty foods. But what about preservatives? Eating a preservative widely used in breads, baked goods and cheese may trigger metabolic responses that are linked to obesity […]

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After a Stroke, Your Bones Need Care

Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors often face limited mobility, which quadruples their odds of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls. But most are never screened for these problems, new research reveals. “Our study adds to previous research that found despite an increased risk, only a small number of people […]