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When possible, inpatient rehab is best for stroke recovery

Rehabilitation after a stroke requires "a sustained and coordinated effort" by a large team of professionals, and the best place to get that is an inpatient rehabilitation facility, according to a joint statement from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.Without communication and…

Scientists grow embryos outside the womb for 13 days

It's a milestone that's at once being called groundbreaking and a Pandora's box: Scientists at Cambridge University surprised even themselves by growing embryos for 13 days outside the womb—one day short of a longstanding legal limit that's never been pushed up against because embryos failed…

7 simple ways to get rid of allergy face

Spring and early summer give four-season climate dwellers the chance to experience nature in all its mid-70-degree glory. Also: the worst allergies.The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology estimates that over 50 million Americans deal with allergies in some form every year. And…

Students eating seeds to cause hallucinations, Massachusetts school officials warn

School officials in a Massachusetts town are warning parents that some students are eating plant seeds to cause hallucinations. Stores in Seekonk and Somerset have removed the seeds from shelves.At least one student in Somerset was been hospitalized after ingesting seeds at a party,…

Researchers develop human-derived antibody that appears to destroy cancer cells

Scientists at Duke University have developed an antibody that targets cancer cells and triggers an immune response to kill tumors while leaving other cells unharmed. The emerging approach to cancer treatment holds promise as an alternative to existing immunotherapies that pose unwanted side effects, researchers…

Half-strength apple juice can help some kids get through stomach flu

NEW YORK – When little kids have the stomach flu and need to drink fluids, half-strength apple juice - and whatever fluid the child prefers - can be as effective as expensive electrolyte solutions, researchers say.The treatment of stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, usually focuses…

5 quick and easy ways to fit your protein in

High-protein diets are great for weight loss, since protein keeps you feeling full for longer. One of the number one complaints from people who struggle to lose weight is that they don’t have time to prepare healthy meals. Making healthy meals doesn’t need to be…

Ginger: Helpful or harmful for the stomach?

Ginger is one of the best-known remedies for relieving cold symptoms— it can actually kill the rhinovirus that causes a cold. Plus, it’s been known to help with motion sickness and to calm an upset stomach. We checked in with our alternative medicine expert, The…

Coffee linked to reduced risk of endometrial cancer

Women who love their coffee, take note: The brewed beverage is associated with a reduced risk of endometrial cancer, a new study finds.In the study, researchers found that women who drank more than four cups of joe a day had a 22 percent lower…

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

CONCORD, N.H. – The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an…