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Turmeric May Help Regenerate Brain Cells

Aromatic-turmerone, a major bioactive compound of turmeric (Curcuma longa) and a common ingredient in curry, could help in treating neurodegenerative disease by regenerating endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs).

New E-Cigarette Label Warnings Voluntarily Included- But Why?

In a surprising move, major tobacco companies are including some of the strongest health warnings on their e-cigarette packaging that goes beyond the present warnings on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

B Vitamins: No Impact on Cardiovascular Outcomes Review Finds

A review published in PLOS One has found that B vitamin supplementation does not significantly reduce major cardiovascular outcomes despite prior observational studies suggesting supplementation may reduce cardiovascular risk.

Pricey Spice Promising for Depression Treatment

The world's most expensive spice may also be an alternative treatment for mild-to-moderate depression, according to a new study.

Paralysis Reported in Some Children Infected with Enterovirus-68

Colorado health officials are reporting that several children, including some that tested positive for the Enterovirus 68 (EV-68) have also reported neurological symptoms not commonly associated with the virus, including muscle weakness and paralysis.

HHS to Fund Novel Drug for Cytokine Storm Prevention

The United States Department of Health and Human Services announced the development of an investigational drug, AB103, to treat a condition called cytokine storm.

Amino Acids May Be Early Marker of Pancreatic Cancer

An increase in certain amino acids may be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, occurring before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear, reports a new study.

IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Should Be "First-Line" for Teen Girls, Says AAP

Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state.

Limited Benefits with Fenoldopam Seen After Cardiac Sx

For critically ill cardiac surgery patients, fenoldopam does not reduce the need for renal replacement therapy, according to a new study.

Outcomes Differ with Time of Day for Cholecystectomy

Patients who require cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis are more likely to have a minimally invasive procedure if they have the surgery during daytime rather than at night.