What Eye Freckles Can Tell You About Your Health

Have you ever noticed little specks in the iris (the colored part) of your eyes? New research in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science is shedding light on these so-called eye freckles, and why some people have them and others don’t. The specks, which occur in about 60% of the population, are clusters …

Turmeric can be used to fight cancer in children

Medical scientists in the US have found yet another use for curcumin, the bioactive component of turmeric that is widely used in Indian cuisine, this time to cure cancer in children. Researchers at Nemours Children’s Hospital and the University of Central Florida (UCF) have found that nanoparticles loaded with curcumin …

Can moderate drinking keep dementia at bay?

While drinking alcohol in excess is associated with many health hazards, new research has found that older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers. “This study is unique because we considered men …