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LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health will receive $2.5 million to improve resilience and mental health outcomes in six communities in south Louisiana that experience weather-related and manmade disasters. The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded the grant through a competitive process. This project represents an under-developed area of research…

Grandparents and seniors want to be sure of getting enough exercise. Here are some tips for building a healthy lifestyle after sixty.

Routine brain scanning could improve dementia diagnosis for two thirds of patients, ending years of misdiagnosis, a study has found.

Two experimental vaccines can restrict Zika virus transmission from pregnant mice to their fetuses and can prevent Zika virus-induced placental damage and fetal demise, according to new findings published July 13 in Cell. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB); and other partners conducted the research.

One of the best exercises for seniors to do is walking. Many doctors will recommend this for seniors as long as they are not wheelchair-bound,

While many seniors focus a lot on walking or using the fitness room in their assisted living facility, not many consider the importance of stretching and

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UT Dallas researchers found that two types of non-small cell lung cancer metabolize glucose differently. A glucose transporter called GLUT1, shown in green, is much more prevalent in the cells of lung squamous cell carcinoma (right) than in lung adenocarcinoma cells (left). The findings may aid the development of new lung cancer therapies targeted at…

Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight (fat) than normal mice on a high-fat diet, but also develop diabetes.

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.

A study led by Colorado State University found that the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite.

Hollywood Boulevard it's not, but the Rite Aid on Main Street in Butler is an exciting stop for 5-year-old Adeline Hills of Washington Township. She's famous.

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Even as life expectancy is rising in many places across the U.S., there are some places where lifespans are gettin

Find out if your child is physically ready to participate in a given sport or activity with a comprehensive sports physical or camp physical at RediClinic.

UNC Lineberger's Seth Noar, PhD, and colleagues report in a new study that anti-tanning bed messages with images showing longer-term health effects, such as skin cancer or wrinkles, produced greater negative emotional reactions and higher ratings of effectiveness in a survey of female college students than text-only messages.

Reseachers found that doing mentally-stimulating activities, like puzzles, are attributed to lesser decline in memory and thinking skills. These activities are adviced for a healthier aging, especially for the brain.