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Past articles by Brian:

AI could be the key to catching Type 1 diabetes much earlier

Will AI lead to a quicker diagnosis of diabetes, a condition often called the silent killer? IBM researchers are hoping so. They recently announced an AI-powere... → Read More

Quitting junk food causes withdrawals like drug addiction: study

A controversial new study has found when people cut junk food out of their diets, they can experience withdrawals similar to drug addiction. → Read More

Researchers develop a computer that's fooled by optical illusions

Say you're staring at the image of a small circle in the center of a larger circle: The larger one looks green, but the smaller one appears gray. Except your fr... → Read More

There's another type of 'bad' cholesterol, and doctors don't usually test for it

Here’s what you need to know about the other “bad” cholesterol. → Read More

Tennis Great Chris Evert’s 5 Tips for Embracing Exercise at Any Age

The tennis great says even after her 18-year professional athletic career, exercise are still important in her life, keeping her mind clear and her body functioning. Here’s her advice on how to pick a smart fitness routine at any age. → Read More

5 Heart Health Apps to Download Now

Heart health apps raise cardiovascular awareness and help people keep track of their health goals. Here are our top five picks. → Read More

Fitness Experts Share Top Workouts for People With High Blood Pressure

Nearly 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While eating healthier and reducing sodium intake can lower your blood pressure, exercise is a crucial way to manage hypertension. → Read More

Study Shows These 5 Healthy Habits Can Add More Than a Decade to Your Life

A new study analyzing three decades' worth of data found that men and women following five healthy lifestyle habits prolonged their life expectancy by more than a decade. Find out more. → Read More

Research Suggests That Kids With Brain Injuries Have a Higher Risk of ADHD

A new study finds that children who suffered a traumatic brain injury are at risk of developing the brain-based disorder known for causing attention difficulty and hyperactivity. → Read More

5 Common PTSD Myths, Debunked

In terms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can you tell fact from fiction? Myths about PTSD include that it's a sign of weakness, that it only affects veterans, and that it isn't treatable. Learn about these and others to stop believing — now. → Read More

What Causes Autism?

Both genetic and environmental risk factors likely play a role in determining who develops autism. But the interplay between the risk factors is still not well understood. Doctors say research has however proven that vaccines do NOT cause autism. → Read More

Signs and Symptoms of Autism

These are the early signs of autism to look for in babies, toddlers, and young children. Plus learn about the differences when it comes to symptoms of high-functioning autism and autism in adults. → Read More

Four Tips to Help Prevent Traveler’s Diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea is the most common travel-related illness. It occurs most often in Asian countries, minus Japan, and can be treated with a number of over-the-counter or prescription therapies. → Read More

How Brooklyn Politician Eric Adams Lowered His A1C From 17 to 5.7 Percent, Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

A plant-based diet and exercising regularly helped Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams put diabetes in remission. Here, Adams shares how family history and poor eating habits led him to develop the disease, and how he turned it around. → Read More

A New Study Finds Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increases the Likelihood of Heart Attack

Research presented at the 2018 American College of Cardiology conference finds that having IBD increases your risk of heart attack, regardless of whether or not you have traditional risk factors of heart disease. Find out what to do. → Read More

Tech giants like Google and Alibaba are working to save endangered species

Google, eBay and other technology leaders are aiming to protect the world's animals. Why? In a widely unregulated social-media world, many tech platforms have b... → Read More

Quiz: Is It a Sore Threat or Strep?

Find out if your sore throat could be caused by strep throat or the common cold by taking our quiz. → Read More

Best Vitamin D Sources: How to Get Your Fix From Sunlight, Food, Supplement Pills, Tablets, Powders, Skin-Care Products, and Medications

Vitamin D is critical for optimal health, but how can you get more? In this detailed article, learn the top ways to increase your vitamin intake, from vitamin D-rich foods and sunshine, to supplements in pill and powder form, skin-care products, and more. → Read More

IBM is sending Watson to the Grammys

After winning Jeopardy and designing cancer-treatment plans, IBM Watson is now strutting off to the red carpet of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The tech giant'... → Read More

Is the Paleo Diet Good for Heart Health?

The fresh foods in the paleo diet may help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, but the lack of whole grains and unlimited red meat can be cons for heart health. Learn more about how the diet fad may affect your heart here! → Read More