Health

Five surprising ways plants can keep you healthy

Plants can hurt us (we see you, poison oak), but they can also heal. Many of modern medicine's powerful drugs, like aspirin, trace their roots back to leaves, bark and flowers.

Oncology & Cancer

As seasons change, so should diet for breast cancer survivors

Just as the four seasons bring changes in nature, they also impact how our bodies assimilate and metabolize food. Research indicates winter brings higher metabolic rates compared with summer, and so it calls for energy efficient ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases

The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified traditional ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Turmeric could have antiviral properties

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The Wuhan lab at the core of a virus controversy

Nestled in the hilly outskirts of Wuhan, the city at the heart of the coronavirus crisis, a Chinese high-security biosafety laboratory is now the subject of US claims it may be the cradle of the pandemic.

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