Guide dogs make history, and help a blind runner's dreams come true

 

 

Thomas Panek just became the first blind runner to complete the NYC Half Marathon with guide dogs.

 

 

Why are so many kids allergic?

 

 

Sometimes it seems like every other kid is allergic to something. Is that really the case and, if so, what can be done about it?

 

 

Who really needs a daily dose of aspirin?

 

 

Researchers find that more than 10 percent of patients may be taking aspirin unnecessarily, and the risks may outweigh the benefits.

 

 

Your brain works harder to forget things than it does to remember them

 

 

New research suggests the best way to forget something may be by thinking about it.

 

 

Exercise after 40 may be the most crucial

 

 

Proper exercise may lengthen telomeres, which are linked to longevity.

 

 

What you need to know about the flu this year

 

 

The flu vaccine is your best weapon against the flu this year.

 

 

What vaccinations do adults need?

 

 

Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you're finished with vaccinations.

 

 

The benefits of napping

 

 

There is well-documented research that shows that napping can be beneficial well into adulthood.

 

 

Why breakfast should be your biggest meal

 

 

If you're trying to lose weight, the time of day when you eat matters just as much as how many calories you eat, new research suggests.

 

 

Studies may finally explain why we sleep

 

 

All animals need to sleep, but why? It's one of the great puzzles of biology, and it might finally have a solution.

 

 

10 things to know about measles

 

 

Incredibly contagious, measles viruses can stay alive for hours and spread to 90 percent of susceptible people.

 

 

Why listening to music while trying to do something creative is a terrible idea

 

 

New research suggests listening to music kills creativity.

 

 

We get happier as we get older, but at a cost

 

 

Do we become more positive as we age, or do we just become less negative?

 

 

If we want more people in the U.S. to donate organs, we might have to change how we ask

 

 

To solve organ shortages, some places are making it the norm to have people opt out of organ donation.

 

 

What are the benefits of vitamin D?

 

 

Vitamin D is the only vitamin humans can acquire without food. Researchers are learning more about its vital benefits.

 

 
 

 

Blueberry antioxidants help lower blood pressure

 

 

Blueberries contain antioxidant pigments called anthocyanins which can help maintain vascular health and lower blood pressure.

 

 

Get more B vitamins to protect your brain

 

 

A new study has highlighted the role of B-group vitamins in reducing oxidative stress and maintaining brain health in adults.

 

 

Get fit for a healthy gut

 

 

New research is helping to build a picture of how connected our body systems are and provide information that can lead to more holistic approaches to managing health and wellbeing.

 

 

Losing weight could ease symptoms of depression

 

 

Adopting a healthier diet and losing weight can help improve symptoms of depression, especially in women, according to a new analysis.

 

 

Depression’s link to gut bacteria

 

 

A large scale human trial has shown that the type and diversity of bacteria in the gut can have a profound effect on levels of depression.

 

 

Vitamin K may have a role in eye health, new research

 

 

A new study suggests getting more vitamin K could help improve eye health as we age, by boosting micro-circulation in eye tissue.

 

 

European soils contain a cocktail of pesticide residues

 

 

A new Europe-wide survey shows that the soil used to produce our food is contaminated with a cocktail of pesticides and, the researchers add, their findings may under-represent the scale of the problem.

 

 

Artificial sweeteners – no clear evidence of benefit

 

 

There is no compelling evidence to indicate important health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners, and potential harms cannot be ruled out.

 

 

Chemicals in toiletries could trigger early puberty

 

 

Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to new research.

 

 

Heart benefits grow in green neighbourhoods

 

 

People who live in leafy, green neighbourhoods may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and strokes, according to new research.