A Swedish doctor at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden says exercise may reduce the risk of epilepsy.
The disabling and life-threatening brain condition was the subject of Dr. Elinor Ben-Menachem's study. The PhD MD says the research suggests that men who exercise vigorously as young adults may reduce their risk of developing epilepsy later in life.
Epilepsy is a brain disease that causes repeated seizures.
Dr. Ben-Menachem published her research in the September 4, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Colorado's Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force is wading through the weeds of marijuana legalization, creating regulations to take pot from the shadows out into the open.
By Patrik Jonsson,
Staff Writer, CSMonitor
(AXcess News) - In the wake of the decision by voters in Colorado last November to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, the question of how to actually integrate legal pot into the practical, and often bureaucratic, realities of modern American life has fallen on two dozen Coloradans.
Former First Lady Laura Bush said Monday that women should be given more opportunities to act as advocates for health and education
By Eddie Ameh,
(AXcess News) Washington - "By giving women the tools they need to succeed, such as access to education and health care, they not only improve the well-being of their families, but the stability of their countries as well," she said.
Bush spoke at a global women's cancer summit to mark World Cancer Day.
Ladies! Wearing sunblock is important to prevent skin cancer, but did you know skin pigmentation can put you at risk as well?
By Freddie Mooche
(AXcess News) Washington - A new study in Nature indicates that fair skinned women are more susceptible to skin cancer, though most women, especially redheads, alreadymay know this. But the study also revealed that...
(AXcess News) - A new analysis has found that lumpectomy plus radiation for early breast cancer may provide patients with a better chance of survival than mastectomy. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the results provide confidence in the efficacy of breast-conserving treatments even among patients with aggressive, early disease.
The SOLD Project helps young girls in Thailand avoid becoming prostitutes through mentoring and education.
By Marilyn Jones,
(AXcess News) PLEASANTON, CALIF. - A few years after graduating from college, Rachel Goble made a radical decision. Rather than continue toward a career in marketing and business, she decided to return to the world of her youth: serving the poor. She felt drawn to working for social justice, which had been at the cornerstone of her upbringing.
The daylight killing of the five teachers and two health workers stokes worries that public health campaigns will suffer and lead to a resurgence of diseases like polio.
By Taha Siddiqui,
(AXcess News) Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistani police on Wednesday searched for the gunmen behind the brazen murder of five teachers and two health workers, amid fears that public health campaigns would suffer and lead to a resurgence of polio and other preventable diseases.