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Danielle Tarasiuk

Danielle Tarasiuk
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Danielle Tarasiuk is a multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles. Her work has been published on AllDay.com, Yahoo! Sports, KCET, and NPR-affiliate stations KPCC and KCRW. She's a proud Sarah Lawrence College and USC Annenberg alumn.

New Test Can ‘Sniff’ Out Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

A new test hopes to sniff out early signs of Alzheimer’s — literally.

New Study Finds the ‘Magic Number’ of Past Sexual Partners

British researchers found both men and women prefer to date someone who has had three previous sexual partners.

New Research Shows Distinctive Brain Pattern Linked to Dyslexia

Researchers found that the brains of people with dyslexia have a diminished ability to adapt to repeated input — a trait also known as neural adaptation.

Too Much Eggnog? Try These Holiday Hangover Tricks

The holidays are a time of excess, and that can include too much eggnog and spiked cider. But there are a few tricks to help ease the pain of a hangover.

Try These 6 Tricks to Kickstart Your Metabolism

Feeling like you’ve hit a plateau in your weight loss journey? Try these metabolism boosting tricks to help get you closer to your pound-shedding goals.

How to Indulge During the Holidays Without Packing on Pounds

The holidays are a time of indulgence, but enjoying traditional holiday foods doesn’t necessarily mean ditching your diet.

Kids With ‘Obesity Gene’ Are More Tempted by Junk Food Ads

A genetic trait related to obesity may make some children more susceptible to junk food commercials on TV.

Listerine Mouthwash May Double as a Gonorrhea Treatment

Scientists tested different concentrations of Listerine to determine how effective it is at reducing bacterial counts of gonorrhea.

Pregnancy Has Long-Lasting Impact on a Woman’s Brain: Study

Researchers found that pregnancy reduces gray matter in certain areas of the brain, helping the woman bond with her new baby and prepare for motherhood.

Fewer Chubby Babies Could Be a Good Sign in Obesity Fight

Good news in the fight against childhood obesity — chubby babies are on the decline, according to a study from the CDC.

Fewer American Teens Are Drinking, Smoking or Doing Drugs

American teenagers may finally be starting to behave. A new study found that teens are smoking less, drinking less and doing fewer drugs.

4 Celebrity Diets to Avoid in the New Year

With the New Year right around the corner, it might be tempting to try a celeb-endorsed diet, but many of these fad diets are actually quite unhealthy.

Doctor Uses Snapchat Spectacles During Surgery to Create Tutorial

A doctor at the London Independent Hospital recorded a routine hernia repair surgery with a pair of Snapchat Spectacles.

‘World’s Heaviest Woman’ to Fly to India for Potentially Life-Saving Operations

A doctor has set up a fundraising initiative in order to fly someone believed to be the world's heaviest woman to India for treatment.

WATCH: This New Robotic Hand Has a Human Touch

A group of scientists from Cornell University may have devised a way for a robot to feel its surroundings internally, similar to the way humans do.

Scalp-Cooling Caps May Prevent Hair Loss for Cancer Patients

A new scalp-cooling system may stop hair loss for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

When High Heels Hurt, Try These ‘Pillows’ for Your Feet

Anyone who has ever worn high heels knows that tingly ball-of-foot pain that happens after a few hours. That pain can ruin your night...

4 Ways to Ease the Pain of High Heels

Heels may look beautiful, but they are incredibly painful and can even be bad for your health. And the higher the heels, the bigger the impact.

New Utensil Gives People With Disabilities More Control at Mealtime

Liftware Level is a specially designed utensil to help people with hand tremors and other mobility conditions.

Father’s Plea Answered: Factory Makes 1,000 Sippy Cups for Autistic Boy

Four machines and about a dozen workers in a Chinese factory were reassigned for a week to make 1,000 sippy cups for Ben Carter, who suffers from autism.

MRI Scans Show the Brain Can ‘Rust’

New research highlights a damaging chemical imbalance in the brain — one that results in a process that scientists compare to rusting metal.

American Life Expectancy Drops for the First Time in Two Decades

For the first time since 1993, the average life expectancy of people in the United States has declined, according to the CDC.

Rising Number of C-Sections May Be Affecting Evolution

The rise of Caesarean sections may be affecting human evolution, according to a new study.

This Year’s Mumps Outbreak Was the Largest in a Decade

According to the CDC, as of November 5, there were 2,879 cases of mumps across 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Driving While Drowsy More Than Doubles the Risk of a Car Crash: Study

Even sleeping just five or six hours in a 24-hour period can double the chances of crashing, compared to people who get at least seven hours of sleep or more.

Australian Students Recreate ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli’s Price-Hiked Drug

Students in Australia might be giving Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive once dubbed “the most hated man in America,” a run for his money.

Ice Cream for Breakfast? Study Says It Can Make You Smarter

Researchers found that eating ice cream for breakfast could improve a person’s alertness and mental performance throughout the day.

Three-Person Babies May Become a Reality in the UK

Three-person IVF works by replacing the defective power generator in the mother’s egg, known as mitochondria, with healthy ones from a donor woman.

The Best Exercises to Help Fight Heart Disease

Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics might be the best exercise to help stave off heart disease or stroke, according to a new study

Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Could Phase Out Traditional Cigarettes

Tobacco giant Philip Morris may eventually phase out selling conventional cigarettes, and a new cigarette alternative could play a role in the transition.

Artificial Intelligence Could Prevent Accidental Selfie Deaths

Computer experts have analyzed selfie deaths and may have a solution — an app that could warn people if they were in a death-by-selfie zone.

Injections, Implants Could Be Next Step in Battle Against HIV

Scientists are ramping up their battle against HIV with upcoming large-scale trials using injections and implants to protect vulnerable groups.

Women Who Wait to Have Children May Live Longer: Study

Women who give birth to their first child later in life are more likely to live into their 90s, according to a new study.

Children’s Teething, Ear Products Recalled Due to Possibly Toxic Ingredient

Raritan Pharmaceuticals voluntarily issued a recall of its children’s homeopathic ear relief liquid and teething tablets that contain belladonna extract.

Twin Girls Conceived 10 Days Apart Due to Rare Phenomenon

An Australian woman who was told she could never become pregnant recently gave birth to twin girls. But in an even more surprising twist,...

British Teen’s Body Cryogenically Frozen After Court Ruling

In an unprecedented ruling, a British judge sided with a 14-year-old girl who died of a rare cancer and wanted to be cryogenically frozen.

New App Detects Early Signs of Autism in Children

In just under a minute, a new smartphone app could potentially detect autism in a child as young as two years old.

Dementia Rate Drops 24 Percent in the US

The prevalence of dementia in the United States has fallen drastically in recent years, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Sabra Recalls Hummus Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Sabra Dipping Co. is voluntarily recalling some of its hummus dips and spreads due to possible Listeria contamination, the FDA reported.

Molecules on Your Phone Reveal Intimate Details About Your Life

Researchers were able to determine everything from the sex of a person, whether or not they struggled with depression, and what allergies they had.

Why Boys and Girls Handle Traumatic Events Differently

Traumatic events impact the brains of boys and girls differently, according to a new study out of Stanford University.

Bagged Salads Could Be a Breeding Ground for Salmonella

Researchers found the moist environment in bags of salad provides the perfect setting for salmonella bacteria to grow.

Brain Implant May Improve the Way ALS Patients Communicate

The implant lets the user put together accurate messages using a computer typing program that analyzes brain activity.

Swallowing Balloon Capsules May Help Shed Double The Weight

The Obalon balloon system is a new treatment that is slated to hit the market in January. It involves swallowing gas-filled balloon capsules in order to help curb overeating.

Abusing Marijuana May Lead To Psychotic Disorders

Regular use of marijuana could more than triple a person’s chance of developing a psychotic disorder, a new study suggests.

Wireless Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed Monkeys to Walk Again

A wireless chip implanted in the brain communicates with the spinal cord below the injury.

TV Cooking Shows Might Be Failing Safety Standards

A study found that cooking TV shows overlook safe food-handling practices, influencing millions of viewers.

Cigarette Smoke Can Permanently Damage Your DNA

Smoking may have a longer, more harmful impact on your health than previously thought. In fact, it can permanently damage a person’s DNA.

Vitamin D Linked To Beating Breast Cancer

Researchers found that women with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood were more likely to survive breast cancer than women with lower levels.

Gut Bacteria Could Make Skin Cancer Drugs More Effective

Researchers found that people who had diverse gut bacteria were more likely to benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment used to fight cancer.

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