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In the wake of Christmas, as families celebrate the coming new year, a curious phenomenon occurs – mortality rates spike to the highest levels of the year.
Researchers believe that extra vitamin D helps to improve gut health by replenishing good bacteria.
Scientists have unlocked a longstanding mystery that may have important ramifications on maternal and infant health.
A new treatment for early-stage prostate cancer uses light-sensitive drugs and laser therapy to obliterate cancer cells.
About 4 percent of pregnant women said they have used marijuana in the past month.
The research may have vast therapeutic implications if the age-reversement treatment can be transferred to humans.
An anonymous survey of more than 1,800 pilots found that 13.5 percent of the pilots were depressed.
Cholesterol-busting drugs known as statins may also protect patients from developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study in JAMA Neurology.
Practicing yoga for an hour a day can help improve a person’s blood pressure and reduce the risk of serious health complications, according to a new study.
Seeing the glass half-full may be more than a way to view life – it may actually help you live longer.
Scientists have pinpointed a chemical in the brain tied to extreme migraine sensitivity, and their work could lead to new treatments.
Happiness in the U.S. is like a fine wine – it ripens as it ages – at least according to a new study.
A new study that defies conventional wisdom about the health effects of fat intake may soon have dieters asking, “Can you pass the butter, please?”
A few extra minutes of sleep may provide a big boost to teens’ learning ability, a new study says.
The active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, psilocybin, provides a significant boost to cancer patients facing depression, two studies found.
Researchers found a significant reduction of blood flow to the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with creating and storing new memories.
A study shows that there’s no link between receiving a flu vaccine during pregnancy and the child’s risk of being diagnosed with autism later in life.
A concerning new study shows that poor air quality in schools may be compounding the dangerous effects of asthma in children.
A basic communication breakdown may be the culprit behind slower-healing wounds among older individuals, suggests a new study.
Scientists have figured out a way to manipulate the DNA within adults cells, a technique that may prove especially useful against genetic diseases.
Worldwide, more than 1.13 billion people now live with high blood pressure, nearly doubling over the past 40 years.
Scientists believe they have found a quick, inexpensive way of removing dangerous E. coli bacteria from drinking water.
Marijuana may be a powerful antidote for alcoholics and those dealing with opioid addiction to come clean, says a new study.
The discovery could reshape how the medical community views childhood vaccines.
The number of Americans suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) could be triple what was previously estimated.
The level of heat in your kitchen may have a direct correlation to your chances of developing a dangerous heart condition.
Vigorous exercise can boost testosterone levels in overweight and obese men, lowering the chances of related health disorders.
Researchers discovered a direct link between higher daily fruit and vegetable consumption and cognitive scores among adults.
Researchers have cast aside prevailing wisdom that antibiotic use in a child’s first year of life is predictive of later obesity.
For those seeking to lose weight, a quick brain scan may predict how successful you’ll be, says a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Health gut bacteria may block bacteria-related infections, such as salmonella and E. coli, from spreading.
Your body may be quietly undermining your weight-loss efforts. A new study reveals that appetite increases as you lose weight.
Be careful about overconsuming energy drinks – you may wind up with a case of acute hepatitis, warns a cautionary case study.
A new male contraceptive method has proven highly effective at reducing pregnancy in female partners, yet consumers may not find it on the market for awhile.
A 30-second discussion about a patient’s weight can lead to improved health outcomes, including a trimmed waistline.
Cranberries have long been touted as a remedy for urinary tract infections, but a new study suggests that the health benefits may be overblown.
An anti-aging enzyme found in a number of natural foods, including broccoli, is showing promise in staving off the long-term effects of growing old.
Researchers in Sweden found that sugary drinks can double a person’s chances of developing a certain type of diabetes.
Those seeking to lose weight should consider avoiding diet sodas because they could be hampering one’s weight-loss goals, a new study says.
Women have nearly caught pace with men when it comes to rates of alcohol consumption, a trend that might have an impact on the health of the population.
While many teens use their smartphones almost constantly, the omnipresent gadgets are not an effective tool to help them lose weight.
Have you had a sinus infection recently? If so, there’s a good chance you received a non-recommended antibiotic prescription from your doctor.
If you like to track your heart rate during exercise, you should think twice about the accuracy of your reading if you wear a popular “wrist-worn” device.
PepsiCo’s Naked brand of fruit and vegetable juices is under fire for allegedly misleading consumers about nutritional benefits.
Some people are hardwired with an appetite for high-fat foods, according to the study appearing in the journal Nature Communications.
One out of every two U.S. adults takes a dietary supplement on a routine basis, and a closer look behind the data reveals a number of trends.
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