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This Hand-Held Device Treats ‘Suicide Headaches’

The FDA just approved a device called gammaCore that targets the vagus nerve to treat debilitating cluster headaches.

Virtual Reality Could Help Prevent Older People From Falling

Utilizing virtual reality to assess the muscles used in maintaining balance could lead to new therapies to help the elderly avoid falling.

Tapeworm Therapy Helps Boy With Autism

After consuming tapeworms under the supervision of an American physician, a four-year-old boy with autism saw improvements in his behavior and cognitive functioning.

Strawberries Found to Knock Down Breast Cancer in Mice

The scientists' success in animal trials may suggest strawberry extract as a curative remedy for breast cancer, although many more studies would need to be done before extrapolating to humans.

Light Pollution May Be Disrupting How Your Body Functions

A study from Ohio State University found that exposure to light at night not only promotes sleeplessness, but also disrupts immune and endocrine function.

Could This ‘Love Hormone’ Treat Drug Addiction?

Oxytocin is a feel-good hormone, so researchers are studying its effects as a drug addiction treatment.

An Apple a Day Could Keep Diabetes Away

Eating fresh fruit everyday was found to positively impact both diabetes and overall mortality risk.

Baby Boomers Are Seriously Stressed Out: Study

Baby Boomers and Gen Xers were not thought to be much at risk for depression or suicide, but this number has jumped from survey results 10 years ago.

Eating Salty Food Increases Hunger, Not Thirst

A new study disproves that the more salt you eat, the thirstier you become.

New Chewing Gum May Detect Cancer

The gum detects “volatiles” within saliva as it’s chewed and is then studied to find if the chewer produced chemicals associated with cancer.

Walking Could Keep Our Eyes Sharp As We Age

A new study found that low-intensity exercise can help to prevent macular degeneration as we get older.

Virtual Reality May Soon Help Autistic Children in Classrooms

Virtual reality is being examined as a possible teaching aid for the classroom because it can provide a way for those with autism to cope with being in stressful situations.

Women Are More Likely to Have Smartphone Addictions

Researchers have found that women are more susceptible to smartphone addiction, as well as the underlying conditions of depression and stress.

Running May Increase Life Expectancy

New research shows that every hour you run could extend your life by seven hours.

Kids’ Hands May Be Covered in Nicotine: Study

New research has found that there are high levels of tobacco and nicotine getting onto kids' hands, even when no one is smoking around them.

New Startup Teaches Autistic People How to Code

This is an incredible opportunity for people with autism who could make great coders and engineers due to their intrinsic attention to details and fascination with repetitive tasks.

Dairy-Free Diets Could Harm Young People’s Bone Health

The trend of young people switching to dairy-free diets is concerning in that they may not be getting enough vitamins necessary for bone health.

CRISPR Pills Could Replace Antibiotics

Scientists are utilizing gene-editing technology to create pills that could destroy bacteria within the body.

These 7 Foods Could Be Killing Your Sex Drive

Not feeling "in the mood" lately? These common foods could be sabotaging your sex drive.

Study Finds No Link Between Antidepressants and Autism

Researchers found no direct link between antidepressant usage and autism risk during pregnancy, but there may be risk implications associated with a mother's mental health.

People Still Aren’t Taking Statins After a Heart Attack

A new study found that a significant number of patients aren't taking their medication as directed two years after discharge.

Smart Bandages That Monitor Wounds Are Getting Closer to Trials

The smart bandages would report their analysis through a regular broadband network and are designed to monitor an array of physical attributes.

Men Who Eat Garlic May Smell More Attractive to Women

In the spirit of #NationalGarlicDay, here's the scoop on a lesser known fact about this potent food.

Toddlers May Sleep Less From Using Mobile Devices

As the generation of 'touchscreen toddlers' continues to boom, their sleeping habits and behaviors from using tablets and smartphones continue to be studied.

FDA Issues Warning About Bogus Autism ‘Therapies’

Many of the so-called therapies for 'curing' autism are dangerous and misinformed, warns the FDA in a recent consumer alert.

Happiness May Be Age-Related

A new study has revealed the two happiest ages of life. Here are some tips for the time in between.

5 Vegetarian Recipes That Will Make You Forget About Meat

It's #meatlessMonday, and we've got five vegetarian recipes to make today or any day.

‘Sesame Street’ Welcomes First Muppet With Autism

The lovable Muppets living on "Sesame Street" have welcomed Julia, a character with autism, to the neighborhood.

Avocados Could Treat Metabolic Syndrome

In addition to reducing cholesterol levels, eating this fatty and fibrous fruit can aid in weight loss, therefore staving off the threat of type II diabetes.

Night Owls With This Gene Feel ‘Perpetual Jet Lag’

Researchers say that people with this genetic variant have a different quality of life, mostly because of their night owl tendencies.

Cancer-Fighting Cap Nearly Doubles the Survival Rate for Brain Cancer

The cap, called Optune, can be worn while patients go about their daily tasks and works by sending alternating frequencies to the brain.

Sleep Disruptions Can Wipe Away Memories

Researchers from the University of Michigan believe they’ve zeroed in on the cause of memory mishaps.

Why You May Want to Fast Before Working Out

Not eating before working out may seem counterintuitive, but a new study says that waiting to eat until after your workout may help you burn more fat.

Can Setting Off Nano Explosions Within the Body Kill Cancer Cells?

By tapping into the body’s cellular functioning, the nanoparticle method can act in a way that doesn’t promote a defensive response from fast-growing cancer cells.

Graying Hair Could Be an Early Sign of Heart Disease in Men

As hair whitens, there may be an increase in artery damage, inflammation and other health risks that generally indicate the onset of heart disease.

5 Myths About Autism You Should Know

There are a lot of autism myths and treatments that are quite misguided.

Bacterial Spray Could Help Clear Up Eczema

Scientists have developed a spray loaded with the good bacteria that people with eczema are missing.

Glass Batteries Could Soon Power Our Devices

The man who helped to invent the lithium-ion battery has now introduced a more efficient, fast-charging glass battery that could soon make its way to market.

Now You Can Drink Your Water and Eat It, Too

Believe it or not, this ball of water is entirely edible.

This Artificial Lung Can Fit Inside a Backpack

The artificial lung is small enough to be carried in a backpack and is the first of its kind to actively drive up the patient's oxygen levels.

Scientists May Be Getting Closer to Curing HIV

City of Hope currently has active clinical trials of gene therapy for AIDS using blood stem cell transplantation.

Task Force Dials Back on Prostate Screening Recommendations

In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Series Task Force didn't recommend doctors give regular screening tests for prostate cancer, but now they're recommending the test for men ages 55 to 69.

6 Ways to Remedy Your Sugar Addiction

Here are six steps you can take towards curbing a sugar addiction.

Balancing Bacteria May Be Key to Preventing Breakouts

The study’s authors suggest that balancing the skin’s microbiome may be a more effective way of treating acne than antibiotics.

Excessive Sleep Linked to Higher Death Risk for Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Breast cancer patients who slept nine or more hours per night had a 46 percent greater chance of dying compared to women who slept eight hours or fewer.

Ford’s New Crib Simulates Car Rides to Put Babies to Sleep

Ford has created a high-tech crib that mimics a car ride and may just lull your baby to sleep.

Brain Stimulation Can Boost Honesty, Limit Selfish Feelings

People who received the transcranial current on a specific region of the brain were less likely to cheat than people who didn’t receive the brain stimulation.

At-Home DNA Test Can Reveal Risk for Hereditary Conditions

The newly FDA-approved test can analyze one's predisposition for certain hereditary conditions, like celiac disease and Alzheimer's.

Movie Villains Are Teaching Us Skin Problems Are Evil

A new study focused on how villains are typically portrayed with having skin issues, and what effect this has on people who suffer from skin problems.

Fitbit Saves Woman’s Life by Revealing Deadly Condition

A woman from Connecticut noticed her Fitbit was tracking her unusually high heart rate, and this data ended up revealing a life-threatining condition.

Antibiotics Given to Newborns Could Cause Behavioral Problems

In animal studies where newborn mice are given antibiotics, there is a distinct effect that occurs in the brain, causing behavioral changes such as aggression and impaired social behavior.

Yoga May Improve Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men recovering from prostate cancer who partook in yoga two times a week had better energy levels, sexual function and urinary function compared to those who did not.

Your Household Pet Could Keep Your Child Healthy

New research reveals you may want to have a furry friend around even before your baby arrives.

Breath Test May Soon Be Able to Detect Flu Virus in Minutes

Combining the high-tech elements into one device gives the new test a significant advantage over current detection methods, which take hours to diagnose the virus instead of minutes.

‘SuperAgers’ Brains Are Larger, More Resistant to Aging: Study

The average brain is aging at a rate of two times faster than these SuperAgers' brains.

New Brain-Scanning Device Can Detect Bleeding After Trauma

The new head-scanning device can detect brain bleeding with 97 percent accuracy.

Why Lying About Personal Sexual History May Be Bad for Public Health

Both men and women lie about their personal sexual histories, which has detrimental effects for public health records.

This Bionic Leaf Has the Potential to End World Hunger

Just like how fertilizer may have been the main factor in preventing a worldwide food crisis in the 20th century, now a ‘bionic’ leaf holds the same potential for our global future.

Researchers Are Developing Contact Lenses that Can Detect Disease

With bio-sensing contact lenses that can assess blood glucose levels, the researchers hope to improve health outcomes by replacing older, painful methods of diabetes monitoring.

Celiac Disease Induced By Common Virus: Study

When given to mice, an infection known as reovirus sparked an inflammatory response that led the immune system to “overreact” to gluten and essentially bring on celiac disease.

7 Foods to Boost Your Sex Drive

Need a little boost in the bedroom? Try some or all of these libido-enhancing foods.

This Sleep Mask Wakes You Up With a Sunrise

The illumy sleep mask uses natural light to both lull you to sleep and wake you up.

Seasonal Flu Shots Significantly Reduce Risk of Pediatric Death: Study

Among children with underlying medical conditions, the seasonal vaccine cut the risk of death by more than half.

These Countries Have the Fewest Crying Babies

Researchers are studying why babies in Denmark, Japan and Germany cry the least over the first 12 weeks of life, whereas babies in Canada, England and Italy cry more.

Stone Age Cannibalism Was Not About Nutrition: Study

Humans, as it turns out, are a terrible source of calories and nutrients.

These Are the Most Stressed Out States in the Country

The stress levels of Americans all over the country have been assessed; where does your state rank?

Coca-Cola Funded Media Conferences to Sway Journalists: Report

A report reveals that industry money was used to sway journalists to report that inactivity is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic.

Add Legumes to Your Diet to Cut Diabetes Risk, Suggests Study

Eating about one-and-a-half servings of legumes per week was associated with a 35% reduced risk of developing diabetes.

Tooth Loss May Lead to Increased Risk of Premature Death in Women

The study subjects who suffered from gum disease showed a 12 percent higher risk of premature death, and those who lost teeth at any point were 17 percent more likely to die early.

Sex, Weight Mismatches May Lead to Organ Transplant Failures

The new research sheds light on the complex variables that make a good match for organ donation.

Stuck on Repeat: Why Certain Songs Are ‘Earworms’

Here's why certain songs get stuck in your head, and what researchers suggest can cure 'last song' syndrome.

This Natural Indian Herb Might Help You Fall Asleep

While Ashwagandha has been traditionally known to ensure a better night’s sleep for centuries, no one quite understood which active element of the herb actually helps to promote sleepiness until now.

Marmite as Brain Food? The British May Have a Health Secret

Are the British onto something with this tangy food spread?

Breast Cancer Grows More Rapidly in Obese Patients: Study

The new study suggests that cancer essentially thrives in an environment full of fatty tissue.

Waiting at Vending Machines May Help You Make Healthier Choices

Would you still pick an unhealthy snack from a vending machine if you had to wait longer for it?

Can You Really Shake Your Way to a Runner’s Body?

The BionicGym is a wearable device that lets you 'shiver' away those extra pounds.

Music Therapy May Reduce Pain After Surgery

Patients recovering from surgery who received a live music performance, which was tailored to their musical preferences, all reported a drop in pain level.

Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed Man Use His Thoughts to Feed Himself

For the first time in eight years, a paralyzed man in Cleveland, Ohio fed himself dinner with the help of an innovative brain implant.

Doctor Recommends Against Antipsychotic Medications for Older Patients

Dr. Melissa Mattison's key message at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Conference last weekend warned against the effectiveness of antipsychotics for elderly patients.

Post-Sex ‘Afterglow’ Bonds Partners, Raises Satisfaction Levels

There's a 48-hour period after sex during which couples bond and are more satisfied with their relationship, a new study finds.

Video Games May Help People Deal With Depression

The brain games showed much promise not just in treating the symptoms of depression, but in actually creating a shift in the cognitive function in the brain.

Overweight Moms Are More Likely to Have Children Who Develop Epilepsy: Study

A new study found that the greater a mother’s body mass index, the greater the risk of having a baby that developed childhood epilepsy.

Older American Women Are Drinking More Alcohol

There's an upward trend of older American women drinking more alcohol, and it continues to rise despite no known implications.

Turning Off TV While Eating Family Meals May Lower Obesity Rate

Preparing home-cooked meals and turning off sources of entertainment during mealtime both encourage better food choices and contribute to lower obesity rates among families.

Most Cookbooks Lack Sufficient Food-Safety Information, Study Says

The study authors found a particular grievance with a common characteristic of cookbooks: using the duration of cooking in place of an internal temperature reading.

Cold Symptoms May Feel Worse for Lonely People

In a study, participants who were lonely were 39 percent more likely to report higher severity of their cold symptoms than those who were not.

Measuring Brainwaves May Predict Reading Success in Children

Researchers noticed a unique pattern of brain activity among children who later achieved higher academic success.

Breastfeeding Does Not Make Children Smarter Long-Term: Study

Children in a study who were breastfed for six months did show lower rates of hyperactivity and better problem solving skills by age three, but when the children turned five, those differences dissipated.

Your Microbiome is a ‘Sexy’ Topic for These Leading Doctors on Gut Health

Gut health was one of many topics discussed at the 2017 American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego.

Two Yale Students Think They Can Prevent Your Next Hangover

The students say their product is better than other hangover supplements because it addresses the four root causes of hangovers.

Eating Less Salt Could Mean Fewer Midnight Bathroom Trips

The researchers studied 300 volunteers who all previously reported high salt intake and sleep-related problems.

Children Exposed to Lead Feel the Effects Well into Adulthood: Study

A new study reveals that the cognitive effects of lead exposure can last for decades.

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