BRISTOL, Va. — On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session.
Cancer cells are known to protect themselves using proteins that tell immune cells not to attack them. Stanford researchers have discovered a new “don’t eat me” signal, and blocking it may make cancer cells vulnerable to attack by the immune system.
If you’re unsure about whether it’s safe to eat seafood during your pregnancy, you’re not alone. Pregnancy nutrition can be confusing, especially when it comes to seafood guidelines. Here’s help understanding the facts.
The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.
MADISONVILLE, La. — When Anthony Guarisco proposed Louisiana’s first medical marijuana bill in 1978, the former state senator never intended to use it himself. He pushed for it after the mother of a child with seizures told him it was the only thing that brought the child relief.
Energy is the life force of the Universe as the Earth spins around the sun, the planets move in orbits and millions of galaxies birth themselves with more stars then we can hardly imagine. In our galaxy, the sun energies our planet with a life-giving force of light that emerges every day as …
It’s funny how people view things differently. Someone may describe a color as charcoal gray and someone else may say it’s dark gray. People have different opinions about food. Take chicken wings for example. I once ate some wings with a group of friends; while I thought the “mild” were way …
TAMPA — AdventHealth Tampa has opened a new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit that is the only unit of its kind in Tampa Bay. AdventHealth Tampa now has the only neuroscience unit with five beds dedicated specifically for treating and monitoring patients with seizures. It also includes a control room…
ORLANDO — Ronald Giffler, MD, JD, MBA, FCAP, of Pompano Beach was installed as 143rd president of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) on Sunday, Aug. 11, during the 2019 FMA Annual Meeting at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, Giffler is pr…
A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. The findings, published in the journal Cell, were based on a study of families with at least two children with autism.
As children around the nation begin to return to the classroom, there is one important lesson they should learn at home. It’s called cough etiquette, and it can reduce illness. “When we talk about cough etiquette, we mean covering your cough,” says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectio…
A team of scientists in South Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits by using a tiny brain implant managedby a smartphone.
You can take steps to help a loved one cope with stress brought on by a traumatic event, whether it’s a result of an accident, violence of any kind — such as an assault; verbal, physical, domestic or sexual abuse; or military combat — or another type of trauma.
Allergic reactions occur when the body’s immune system attacks an often harmless substance like animal dander, food or pollen. Medication can help reduce the severity of such reactions, but some allergy sufferers find allergic reactions inconvenient nuisances even with medication.
Getting caught out in the rain is bound to take place in our state. The rain can be predicted, but then again, it can turn into what seems like a hurricane in just a short time. Our beautiful state lends us gorgeous days and nights in which we can spend so much time outdoors doing fun activities.
During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to the great outdoors. The spike in summer temperatures can make those tough workouts even more challenging.
Cigarette smoking has fallen to its lowest point in recorded history, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there’s a new problem at hand: electronic cigarettes.