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Cranberries: Not just for Thanksgiving

 (Chris Kilham) Of the many purported super-foods, one that originates from North America is the cranberry. Grown in bogs, cranberries are harvested in late fall, just in time for Thanksgiving and other holiday dinners. But this [...]

Dr. Manny: Why I’m urging leaders to do more to prevent another round of Ferguson riots

Stitched into the flag of our beloved country are instances of civil unrest. Civil disobedience and peaceful demonstrations have a meaningful place in our history, with many lessons to be learned from each struggle. However, to me, there is [...]

Researchers develop animal model to study postpartum depression, treatments

Anywhere from 8 to 19 percent of women report having frequent postpartum depressive symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these mothers who seek medical care are treated with conventional [...]

C-sections, antibiotic usage during pregnancy potential causes of childhood obesity, study says

A new study led by Columbia University scientists suggests two possible causes of childhood obesity: taking antibiotics during pregnancy and getting a Caesarean section. The research, published online in International Journal of [...]

Dr. Manny: Why is the Ebola czar hiding?

Ebola czar Ron Klain (C) listens in the White House East Room as the U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement about the government’s Ebola response in Washington, October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing Hey, where’s [...]

Working the night shift linked to weight gain, study finds

Night shift workers may expend less energy and be more prone to weight gain than people who have normal work schedules, reveals a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers at [...]

Smartphone apps may not improve weight loss, unless you’re committed, study says

There are hundreds of smartphone apps that claim to help with weight loss, but how do you know if they really work? In the first study of its kind, new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine followed the weight loss [...]

Why Viagra, caffeine are saving preemies’ lives

image: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Caffeine and Viagra are typically used to treat adult medical conditions, but they may be life-saving for preemie babies. Doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital use the medications [...]

South Africa to spend $2.2 billion on HIV drugs in next two years

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding from cultured lymphocyte. The multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions. (CDC.gov) South Africa plans to spend $2.2 billion over two years [...]

Understanding diabetes and busting myths

It is very fitting that November is Diabetes Awareness Month, since it deals with a subject that is currently affecting almost 100 million Americans. In my new book, “The Diabetes Solution,” I decided to tackle this important [...]