Health Studies Timeline

Weight Loss: Is A Low Fat Or Low Carb Diet Best?

Weight loss low fat or low carb.

If you are thinking about weight loss, should you do a low fat or a low carb diet? That is what’s on the minds of millions of people who are trying to shed some pounds for health reasons or just to be happier with their bodies. Depending on where you stand on the weight loss… Read more »

Restless Sleep Shrinks Brain, Claims A New Study

Restless Sleep Can Shrink Brain

Restless sleep seems to be commonplace for the average American. Working longer hours at your job, or piecing together several part-time jobs to make a full-time living, can leave you wondering if rest will ever come. If it does, you’re not sure how much of it you’ll get to enjoy. According to a new study… Read more »

Ebola Vaccine May Soon Be Available, Thanks To New Study: Would You Take It?

Ebola Vaccine Is Almost Here

Ebola vaccine studies may have just placed the deadly virus on the run. According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, researchers have found an effective vaccine for providing protection against the Ebola virus. However, according to preliminary tests, the shot must be given in two parts — firstly, the “prime-boost,” which… Read more »

Weed Smokers Rejoice! Hemp Has Been Linked To Repairing DNA

Hemp

When it comes to the topic of marijuana, people these days have only one thing on their minds: Which state will be next to legalize weed? For many years, legally smoking marijuana has always been a pipe dream of many who indulge in the ganja, but now it is a reality for some. You can… Read more »

Breakfast Study States Meal Is No Longer ‘The Most Important Of The Day’

Breakfast Study Nixes Most Important Meal Claims

Breakfast study research has revealed that the once “most important meal of the day” isn’t that important after all. In fact, it’s just another meal. The revelations come from a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The Tech Times reports that “regularly eating breakfast is no better for weight… Read more »

Religion Can Fight Depression In The Elderly [Study]

Religion And Depression Make Interesting Bedfellows

Religion can help fight depression in the elderly, according to a new two-year study. The findings come by way of Corina Ronneberg, a graduate student and researcher with the Department of Gerontology at the John E. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies of the University of Massachusetts Boston. She led the research, which… Read more »

Blood Test Cost All Over The Place In California Healthcare System

Blood Test Cost Sky High And Low Low

Look up “blood test cost” online, and you’re liable to get many different answers. Nowhere is this truer than in the state of California, according to a recent study. The study, reported here by California Healthline, found that listed prices of common outpatient blood tests at California hospitals can vary by hundreds or thousands of… Read more »

Military Suicide Study: Risk Higher For Those With Past Trauma Before Enlisting

Military Suicide Risk Higher For Those With Past Trauma

Military suicide risk is higher for those who’ve experienced past trauma prior to enlisting, according to a trio of new studies reported by PBS. The studies were presented as part of the American Psychological Association (APA) convention in Washington, D.C., with each exploring the link between preliminary suicide attempts, sexual abuse, and the risk for… Read more »

What Causes Antibiotic Resistance? Video Answers This In Awesome Animation

Homeopathic Treatments can pose health risks in patients who forgo standard treatment

Thanks to advanced medicine, humans are now able to live longer and healthier lives. Unfortunately, one such advanced medicine is now losing its effectiveness. As years go by, it seems that antibiotics have lost their potential. The Inquisitr reported numerous times on antibiotics losing their strength in articles such as them losing their potential because… Read more »

Schizophrenia Tied To Genetics, According To New Study

Schizophrenia Has Clear Genetic Ties

Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, according to a new study. In what is being considered the largest-ever study of schizophrenia patients, the findings reveal that the condition is driven by more than 100 genes — some that were expected, and some that require more research to explain. More from USA Today: The study, published online… Read more »

Fish Oil Supplements Prevent Alzheimer’s Onset, Says Study

A recent study suggests fish oil supplements can prevent the onset of dementia in alzheimer's patients.

Fish oil supplements have long been touted as an effective way to prevent a wide variety of conditions, ranging from clinical depression to macular degeneration to psoriasis. However, a new study suggests that they may have another, extremely beneficial effect — preventing Alzheimer’s and other conditions associated with cognitive degeneration. The study, the results of… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Rate Dropping Throughout The World

Alzheimer's Rate Trending Down

Alzheimer’s rate findings show that the disease is declining in developed countries such as the United States and Germany. The drop in the Alzheimer’s rate was highlighted at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen by aging expert Dr. Kenneth Langa from the University of Michigan. According to Langa, the good news for those… Read more »

Obesity Rate Skyrockets To 80 Percent Of Over-50 Crowd [Study]

Obesity Rate Hits Four In Five, Study Claims

Obesity rate findings show a disturbing trend for the over-50 crowd. According to a new study presented by Tilda (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging) and Trinity College Dublin, four-in-five, or around 80 percent of people ages 50 and older are overweight to the point of qualifying as obese. Just one-fifth of men and women… Read more »

Prostate Cancer A Higher Risk Among Avid Cyclists [Study]

Prostate Cancer Side Effect Of Cycling?

Prostate cancer could pose a higher risk to cyclists, according to a new study from University College London. CBS News notes that researchers found cyclists who bike more may be in harm’s way, though the increased activity tends not to affect their fertility or sexual function. While the study isn’t definitive, and does conflict with… Read more »

Stroke Rates Falling For Seniors [Study]

Stroke Rates On The Decline For Seniors

Stroke rates for senior citizens have been taking a tumble over the past 20 years, according to a new study issued by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. The findings, published in the July 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and first reported online by MedicineNet.com, indicate… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Study: Groundbreaking Find Could Lead To New Therapies

Alzheimer's Study Could Be A Big Deal

Alzheimer’s study researchers have pinpointed a key difference in the cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer’s patients and those not afflicted with the disease. The findings, presented in a release from the Huntington Medical Research Institutes, could lead to more effective treatments for patients and their families. Yahoo! picked up the story earlier this week, noting that… Read more »

Smoking Study: Tougher Laws May Decrease Suicide Risk

Smoking Study: Tougher Laws, Less Suicide

Smoking study researchers discovered that tougher laws against cigarette use can lead to lower suicide risk among smokers. The findings were made public in a press release from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and first reported by MedicineNet.com. In prior research, it had been shown that smokers were more likely to… Read more »

New Alzheimer’s Test May Catch Symptoms Early

New Alzheimer's Study

New studies presented that the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark this past week have shown evidence that the brain disease might be able to be detected first in the eyes and nose. Alzheimer’s is caused by amyloid beta levels in the brain that cause blockage. These amyloid levels may now be able to… Read more »

Alcohol Study Is Bad News, Even For Moderate Drinkers

Alcohol Study Will Make You Never Want To Drink Again

Alcohol study researchers released a new report this week that, if true, may have just killed our will to go on. Apparently, no amount of alcohol is good for you. Even if you consider yourself one of us “light to moderate drinker,” reducing intake can result in health benefits. Science Daily looked at the report… Read more »