Health

Exercising could be good for your brain's gray matter, says new study

Berlin, Jan 4, 2020 -- If getting fit is one of your resolutions for the new year, then you might be improving your brain...

Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection

Chicago, Jan 1, 2020 - A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer based...

Civil rights hero John Lewis has pancreatic cancer

Washington DC, Dec 30, 2019 - Democratic Representative John Lewis, a hero of the U.S. civil rights movement, said on Sunday he had been...

Cannabis use rising faster among depressed Americans

Regular cannabis use has risen more quickly among people with depression, and they’re less likely to perceive it as risky, compared with people who...

U.S. diabetes patients turn to ‘black market' for medications, supplies

Diabetes medications and blood-test supplies are sold, traded and donated on black markets because the U.S. healthcare system isn’t meeting patients’ needs, a study...

Sugar and white bread tied to older women's insomnia

Older women who eat lots of sweets and processed grains may be more likely to suffer from insomnia than their counterparts whose don’t consume...

Sign-ups for 2020 Obamacare insurance on HealthCare.gov fall to 8.3 million: CMS

Washington DC, Dec 20, 2019 -- Enrollments for 2020 insurance plans, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), on the HealthCare.gov website fell by about...

Sleep more than nine hours a night and take naps? You could be increasing...

Beijing, Dec 13, 2019 — A new large-scale Chinese study has found that people who sleep for more than nine hours each night, or...

‘Prediabetes' common in U.S. teens, young adults

About one in five teens and one in four young adults in the U.S. have slightly elevated blood sugar, sometimes known as “prediabetes,” that...

Half of middle-aged Americans think they will develop dementia

Roughly half of middle-aged Americans believe they’re “somewhat” or “very likely” to develop dementia, a survey suggests, and many try to beat the odds...