Health

Scientists identify neural mechanism responsible for chronic pain

Scientists identify neural mechanism responsible for chronic pain

In a new study published in the journal Neuron, scientists from the University of Berne in Switzerland identify a mechanism in the brain they suggest is responsible for chronic pain. The researchers hope that their discovery will lead toward new treatments for chronic pain.

Turkish NGO opens branch in Gaza

Turkish NGO opens branch in Gaza

A Turkish medical NGO has opened a branch in the Gaza Strip with the aim of assisting the blockaded Palestinian enclave's ill-equipped medical sector.

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?

Despite their small size, chia seeds are packed full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to raise HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol that helps protect against heart attack and stroke).

The exotic coconut: The super nut (Part 1)

The exotic coconut: The super nut (Part 1)

Only half a century ago, very few people knew what a coconut was, let alone knowing the taste of its fresh water or its white fruit, the fatty meaty pulp.

Parental smoking increases risk of future heart disease for kids

Parental smoking increases risk of future heart disease for kids

Parents play a prominent role in molding the adult their children become, and new research suggests this is true for health as well as character.

Beauty in the beasties: how some of the world's creepiest critters may benefit your health

Beauty in the beasties: how some of the world

Though a well-known hymn tells us we should love "all creatures great and small," loving some of the smaller creatures on Earth - particularly the creepy-crawly kind - can prove a little challenging.

Daily cola 'raises cancer risk' due to caramel coloring

Daily cola

The chemical process during the manufacture of the caramel coloring used in soft drinks such as cola produces a carcinogen that could be raising the risk of cancer to above the accepted threshold of one extra case in every 100,000 people consuming the drinks, suggests an analysis.

Brucellosis outbreak hits 130 cases in West Bank

Brucellosis outbreak hits 130 cases in West Bank

The alarming increase of brucellosis in the West Bank has prompted the Palestinian ministries of health and agriculture as well as the customs department to form a joint committee to fight the disease.

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 14))

Our kids bodies contaminated with chemicals ((Part 14))

Last time, I was discussing the effects of vaccines. We all know that vaccines did their share in curtailing and containing the spread of viruses (polio, diphtheria, whooping cough), which claimed many childrens lives at one time when living conditions were suboptimal (poor hygiene and nourishment, contaminated waters).

The 7 keys of Dr. Phils weight loss formula

The 7 keys of Dr. Phils weight loss formula

Phillip C. McGraw, known simply as Dr. Phil, became an instant star after appearing on Oprah Winfreys program in 1998. He eventually produced his own syndicated TV show in 2002.