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Researchers have proof that peppermint actually soothes gastro-intestinal pain among people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.While naturopaths have prescribed peppermint for gas pain for years, there has been little knowledge as to how the herb actually works. In a...
Blame it on the alcohol – or the genes? Scientists believe they have identified a gene that plays a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink. In a study of over 47,000 people, researchers observed a common genetic variation...
New research suggests that people can become so dependent on food that they might actually exhibit symptoms of addiction.While people often jokingly complain about being addicted to food, Canadian researchers say it may actually be a real phenomenon. Using a...
In the news, we increasingly hear about public figures behaving badly on the internet and on their cell phones – such as Anthony Weiner, Brett Favre and Tiger Woods, to name a few examples.However, though cyberspace and texting have...
As a doctor, I get a lot of health-related questions both in my practice and email inbox.  Today, I found an interesting one from somebody who wanted to know: How old is too old for a man to father...
While New York, Los Angeles and Chicago still top the list of America’s largest cities, they may face some competition from up-and-comer Houston, Texas.According to new research based on an analysis of the 2000 and 2010 census, Houston’s population...
Researchers have discovered a way to turn stem cells into sperm, which they say could pave the way for new infertility treatments in the future.Kyoto University researchers successfully converted mouse embryonic stem cells into primordial germ cells (PGCs), the...
With 60 million people worldwide who suffer from chronic disease – and many of whom will require dialysis or a transplant – scientists have long been exploring the possibility of alternative treatments for these patients.Now, breakthrough research suggests that...
Human neural stem cells may be capable of helping people regain learning and memory abilities lost as a consequence of radiation treatment for brain tumors, according to a new study. ...
Swedish scientists report that they have successfully converted mature skin cells into brain cells.  The achievement may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, while avoiding the moral...
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