Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked with Differences in Gut Bacteria

People with chronic fatigue syndrome may have imbalances in their gut bacteria, a new study suggests.

The study found that people with chronic fatigue syndrome  had higher levels of certain gut bacteria and lower levels of others compared to healthy people who didn’t have the condition… Continue Reading

Malaria on Rise in US As Travelers Return with Disease

More than 2,000 people in the U.S. return from visits abroad with malaria every year, a new report says.

The report supports data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that malaria is on the rise in the U.S., and should serve as a warning to travelers who visit countries where the disease is common, experts said… Continue Reading

New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Don't Go Far Enough (Op-Ed)

Dr. David Samadi is the chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and is a board-certified urologist and oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights… Continue Reading

Are Cholesterol, Saturated Fat Less Important to Heart Disease?

Cholesterol levels and saturated fat in the diet may not play as a big a role in heart disease as previously thought, a new editorial suggests.

But not all experts agree that it’s time to shift the focus away from cholesterol levels and saturated fat… Continue Reading

Pituitary Gland: Facts, Function & Disease

The pituitary gland is called the master gland of the endocrine system. This is because it controls many other hormone glands in the body. According to The Pituitary Foundation, without it, the body wouldn’t reproduce, wouldn’t grow properly and many other bodily functions just wouldn’t function… Continue Reading

Your Brain Waves May Show Whether You're Paying Attention in Class

You really can get on the same wavelength as someone else: In a new study, the brain waves of high school students synced up when they were highly engaged during a biology class.

On 11 days over the course of one semester, …Continue Reading