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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.
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.
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.
The holidays are a time of indulgence, but enjoying traditional holiday foods doesn’t necessarily mean ditching your diet.
A genetic trait related to obesity may make some children more susceptible to junk food commercials on TV.
Scientists tested different concentrations of Listerine to determine how effective it is at reducing bacterial counts of gonorrhea.
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.
Good news in the fight against childhood obesity — chubby babies are on the decline, according to a study from the CDC.
American teenagers may finally be starting to behave. A new study found that teens are smoking less, drinking less and doing fewer drugs.
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.
A doctor at the London Independent Hospital recorded a routine hernia repair surgery with a pair of Snapchat Spectacles.
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.
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.
A new scalp-cooling system may stop hair loss for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
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...
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.
Liftware Level is a specially designed utensil to help people with hand tremors and other mobility conditions.
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.
New research highlights a damaging chemical imbalance in the brain — one that results in a process that scientists compare to rusting metal.
For the first time since 1993, the average life expectancy of people in the United States has declined, according to the CDC.
The rise of Caesarean sections may be affecting human evolution, according to a new study.
According to the CDC, as of November 5, there were 2,879 cases of mumps across 45 states and the District of Columbia.
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.
Students in Australia might be giving Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive once dubbed “the most hated man in America,” a run for his money.
Researchers found that eating ice cream for breakfast could improve a person’s alertness and mental performance throughout the day.
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.
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 may eventually phase out selling conventional cigarettes, and a new cigarette alternative could play a role in the transition.
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.
Scientists are ramping up their battle against HIV with upcoming large-scale trials using injections and implants to protect vulnerable groups.
Women who give birth to their first child later in life are more likely to live into their 90s, according to a new study.
Raritan Pharmaceuticals voluntarily issued a recall of its children’s homeopathic ear relief liquid and teething tablets that contain belladonna extract.
An Australian woman who was told she could never become pregnant recently gave birth to twin girls. But in an even more surprising twist,...
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.
In just under a minute, a new smartphone app could potentially detect autism in a child as young as two years old.
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 Dipping Co. is voluntarily recalling some of its hummus dips and spreads due to possible Listeria contamination, the FDA reported.
Researchers were able to determine everything from the sex of a person, whether or not they struggled with depression, and what allergies they had.
Traumatic events impact the brains of boys and girls differently, according to a new study out of Stanford University.
Researchers found the moist environment in bags of salad provides the perfect setting for salmonella bacteria to grow.
The implant lets the user put together accurate messages using a computer typing program that analyzes brain activity.
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.
Regular use of marijuana could more than triple a person’s chance of developing a psychotic disorder, a new study suggests.
A wireless chip implanted in the brain communicates with the spinal cord below the injury.
A study found that cooking TV shows overlook safe food-handling practices, influencing millions of viewers.
Smoking may have a longer, more harmful impact on your health than previously thought. In fact, it can permanently damage a person’s DNA.
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.
Researchers found that people who had diverse gut bacteria were more likely to benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment used to fight cancer.
Almost a century after falling out of popularity, laughing gas is seeing a comeback in the United States in the delivery room.
Women who underwent weight-loss surgery were at lower risk of heart disease than men who had same procedure, according to a new study.