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Ronke Idowu Reeves

Ronke Idowu Reeves
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Ronke Idowu Reeves is a writer and journalist who hails from Brooklyn, NY. Her news and entertainment stories have appeared on WABC-TV-New York, Fox News Channel, VH1, BET.com plus in Sundance Film Festival's Sundance Daily Insider and People Magazine.

Playing Instruments May Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age

A new study found that playing an instrument could have beneficial effects for prolonging cognitive processes as we age.

Women May Be Vulnerable to Cocaine Addiction Due to Menstrual Cycle

Research has revealed that because of higher estrogen levels, women are more susceptible to cocaine addiction during their menstrual cycle.

New Blood Test Can Reveal Just How Well You’re Aging

Analyzing biomarker signatures in the blood offers insight into a person’s risk for developing age-determined diseases and even death.

High Doses of Vitamin C Injections Shown to Kill Cancer Cells

Researchers are studying the effects of high doses of vitamin C, injected intravenously, on cancer cells in patients with pancreatic and lung cancer.

These Mediterranean Plants May Fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Both prickly pear and brown seaweed plants have medicinal properties that could prove beneficial for treating and even preventing these degenerative brain diseases.

Here’s Why More Moms Cradle Babies on the Left Side

"Positional bias" can help to explain this evolutionary behavior seen in humans and other mammals.

Doctors Discover Brain Inside Teen’s Ovary

Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.

Forget Something? Your Brain May Be ‘Resting’

Have you ever walked into a room only to immediately forget why you're there? Here's what a new study suggests about working memory.

Chicken Tenders Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

Have you purchased frozen chicken breast tenders recently? Check to see if your product is involved in this recall.

Removing These Cells Could Help People to Regrow Hair

Manipulating these cells may be the key to preserving organs and fighting the aging process.

The Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women

Research shows strength training workouts decrease a woman's risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and that the timing of workouts during a woman's menstrual cycle makes a difference in efficacy.

Vital Updates Top 10 Stories of 2016

2016 was filled with health and wellness stories that informed and inspired our readers to lead healthier, more productive lives.

Childhood Poverty May Lead to Poor Adult Psychological Health

A study says people who experience poverty in childhood are more apt to have psychological challenges as adults.

Did Debbie Reynolds Die of Broken Heart Syndrome?

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.

5 Spices With Brain Health Benefits

There are plenty of supplements that claim to improve your brain health, but there are also many natural remedies that you can find in your spice rack.

Carrie Fisher’s Death Shines Spotlight on Women’s Heart Health

The sudden and shocking death of Carrie Fisher has put the topic of heart disease back center stage in women’s health.

Brain ‘Adulthood’ Continues to Baffle Scientists

When it comes to brain development, scientists say there is no final maturity — our brains are constantly changing as we age.

Doodling Boosts Your Brain, Improves Memory and Focus

If you’ve ever had a teacher or boss who told you to stop scribbling on your papers, you’ve just been vindicated.

This Breathalyzer Could Be Used to Detect Diseases, Cancer

The technology of breathalyzers has progressed, from detecting the amounts of alcohol in someone’s blood, to now — diagnosing illness.

Eating This Spicy Ingredient May Help to Fight Breast Cancer

Research has found that an active ingredient found in chili peppers may help to fight breast cancer.

Social Media Could Be Sabotaging Your Sex Life

A new study says social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are making people feel less confident and secure about their appearance.

Saunas May Lower Risk of Dementia and Heart Disease

Finnish researchers found that men who used a sauna four to seven times a week were 66 percent less likely to be diagnosed with dementia.

5 Images That May Instantly Calm You

There are five types of images that can ease your mind. So get comfortable, kick back and relax.

New Study Weighs in on Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Diets

In the age-old battle between low-carb diets and low-fat diets, a new study says low-carb diets may be the winner.

Social Support Can Increase Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Socially isolated patients in the early stages of breast cancer were at a higher risk of dying from the disease, according to a study.

Eat These Foods Instead of Meat to Help You Feel Full

Researchers say eating beans and peas are more filling than a meat-based diet and can contribute to significant weight loss.

Success Rate of Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Test Questioned

A Harvard report says one colon cancer test’s nearly 95 percent success rate might be flawed.

Beauty Products Marketed to Black Women Have a Higher Chance to Be Toxic: Report

One out of every 12 beauty products marketed to Black women in the U.S. contains highly hazardous ingredients, according to a new report.

Breast Reduction Surgeries on the Rise: Report

The culture has shifted when it comes to breast augmentation surgery — now bigger is out and smaller is in.

Stem Cell ‘SkinGun’ Could Be Used To Heal Burn Patients

New technology could make repairing skin from burn injuries as easy as misting cells from a gun-type device.

Artificial Blood Powder Could One Day Save Lives

Researchers have figured out a way to make artificial blood, and all it takes is mixing up water and small bag of powder.

New Technique Could Detect Skin Cancer Without a Biopsy

Painful biopsies, in which suspicious skin is lopped off and sent to a laboratory to detect skin cancer, may soon be a thing of the past.

‘Drinking Gene’ Could Determine Why Some People Binge

There could be a reason why some people are binge drinkers, while others drink in moderation: A gene separates the two types, according to a new study.

How a Mother’s Pain Inspired a Doctor’s Lifetime Work in Mind-Body Medicine

Dr. Keerthy Sunder was inspired to pursue mindfulness medicine after being an eyewitness to his mother’s devastating health challenges.

Sexist Men Are More Likely to Have Mental Problems: Study

Men who live a playboy lifestyle or engage in misogynistic behavior are more apt to have mental health issues, a new study suggests.

Eating Walnuts Improves Moods of Men, Not Women

Believe it or not, the key to a happier mood for men could be as easy as eating a handful of walnuts. However, the same cannot be said for women.

Why Hostility Can Harm a Woman’s Heart Health

Women who show high levels of hostility could be setting themselves up for poor heart health, research shows.

Man With Terminal Lung Disease Finishes Seattle Marathon

The power of will, tenacity and spirit can often overcome any physical obstacle. If you have any doubt that it does, then it’s time...

Acne-Causing Bacteria Might Also Fight Skin Disease

A type of skin bacteria that can cause acne might hold the key to treating several skin disorders and even cancer, according to a new study.

7-Year-Old Boy Gets 3D-Printed Skull Implant

After a 7-year old boy lost a chunk of his skull in an accident, a surgery restored the area using an implant developed from an artificial skull.

iPad Game Could Treat Lazy Eye Better Than Traditional Methods

Research shows that a new iPad game is a much better treatment for lazy eye, or amblyopia, than wearing a traditional eye patch.

Jet Lag May Increase Your Risk of Liver Cancer

Chronic jet lag disrupts the metabolic rhythms of the liver. This leads to dangerous buildups of fat and bile acids, which have been linked to cancer.

Eating Dinner Early Could Help You Lose Body Fat

Studies show rethinking your meal timing can curb hunger, burn fat and help you lose weight.

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Overcome Genetic Heart Disease Risk

When it comes to heart attacks, living a healthy lifestyle could trump heredity for those prone to heart disease, a study shows.

C-Section Babies Have Higher Obesity Risk: Study

Children delivered by C-section have a 40 percent greater risk to be overweight than those born vaginally.

Virtual Reality Helps Veterans Manage PTSD

Researchers have found a way for virtual reality technology to help U.S. veterans manage their post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

Do You Know Your Fitness Age? Here’s How to Find It

Traditional fitness testing can be a costly and time-consuming process, but a new method that could save you a lot of money is now just a few clicks away.

Lost That Loving Feeling? Low Oxytocin Levels Could Be to Blame

Research reveals that people with low levels of oxytocin, sometimes due to medical conditions, perform poorly on empathy exercises.

Menopause Increases Memory Loss In Women: Study

A new study shows that the drop in estrogen levels during menopause causes memory loss in women.

BMI Measurements Mislead Millions of Americans

A UCLA study says millions of Americans are unfairly labeled as overweight or obese due to a limited view of a person’s body mass index versus their overall health and well-being.

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