McDonald's fries might be bad for your health, but there's a chance they'll put hair on your head.
In a study published in the journal Biomaterials, a stem cell research team at Yokohama National University developed a method that could lead to a new treatment for hair loss.
Dimethylpolysiloxane, which Newseek reports is a silicone added to McDonald's fries to stop cooking oil from frothing, was used to regrow hair on mice.
Early tests showed that t [...]
For orthopedic surgeons like me, winter is the season for sports injuries, especially to the crucial ligaments that support the knee. So now is the time to think about how to stay fit and healthy, whether on the ski slopes or just when shoveling your stoop or driveway.
Performing any type of exercise in cold weather puts more strain on the body. That's part of the reason skiers are so injury-prone. But even among cold-weather sports, skiing places intense demands on the bo [...]
Some like it hot — but let that steaming cup of tea cool off before sipping if you smoke cigarettes or consume more than one alcoholic beverage a day.
According to a study by Chinese researchers, the Annals of Internal Medicine warns that drinking tea at very high temperatures — “hot” or “burning hot” — is “associated with an increased risk for esophageal cancer when combined with excessive alcohol or tobacco use.”
Tobacco and alcohol are kno [...]
Everyday noise pollution isn’t just hard on your ears. It’s bad for your heart, says a new study.
“There is no doubt that noise makes us sick,” investigators told MedicalResearch.com.
People and animals exposed to frequent, loud noise had higher rates of heart disease, such as coronary artery disease, arterial hypertension, stroke and heart failure, than those whose daily lives were quieter, according to research published in the Journal of the American Co [...]
This is your brain on too many energy drinks — and it could be deadly.
Ask Englishman Nick Mitchell, a divorced dad with three grown kids who gulped 25 energy drinks in six hours and suffered a brain hemorrhage and a series of mini-strokes from the caffeine overdose.
Mitchell survived the 23 Red Bulls and two Monster energy drinks that he downed in succession during a karaoke event.
But eight years later, Mitchell, a 56-year-old mechanic, still st [...]
Five years ago, Matthew Evangelista’s mother was convinced that he was on the brink of death.
The then-11-year-old Queens boy had been diagnosed with an exceedingly rare degenerative disease called mucopolysaccharidosis type VII, also known as Sly syndrome, when he was a toddler.
A genetic condition that affects only 100 people in the U.S., Sly syndrome can cause skeletal abnormalities, mental disabilities and reduced function of the heart, lungs, liver and sp [...]
Scaredy cats are more apt to be bitten by dogs.
So say University of Liverpool researchers in a study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Being anxious, nervous and irritable was associated with an increased frequency of dog bites, according to research led by Carri Westgarth, Ph.D.
"The association was between the personality factor of emotional stability and having been bitten by a dog," Westgarth told the Daily N [...]