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Tori Linville

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Tori Linville is a freelance writer and editor from Clarksville, Tennessee. When she isn't writing or teaching, she's faithfully watching her alma mater, the University of Alabama, dominate the football field.

Your Creativity Could Affect How Much You Sleep

The two kinds of creativity, visual and verbal, and how they affected sleep duration, time and even quality, were observed in undergraduate students.

Brain Scans Could Spot Autism Even Sooner in Infants

In the study, the researchers correctly predicted 80 percent of the infants who would meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis at age two.

11-Year-Old Girl Invents Her Own Glittery Prosthetics

Jordan Reeves' limb difference isn't slowing her down; she's embracing her unique condition by raising awareness for other children with limb differences and even designing her own 3D prosthetics.

Thirdhand Smoke May Be More Toxic Than Secondhand Smoke

The researchers found that exposure to thirdhand smoke, or the tobacco pollutants often left behind on surfaces, caused significant increases in damage to human DNA.

Here’s What Space Travel Does to the Brains of Astronauts

The study found that the brain’s gray matter decreased or increased, based on how long the astronauts were in space.

Losing Several Teeth Before 65 May Increase Risk of Death

Oral hygiene is a significant factor in one's overall well-being and health.

Study Says You’re Probably Eating Plastic When You Order Seafood

Ocean pollution has gotten so bad that sea animals are ingesting more and more microplastics, which we inevitably ingest from seafood.

Your Roommate Could Be Changing Your Genes, Researchers Say

If you're a night owl but your roommate is a morning person, this disruption in lifestyle could possibly alter your genes and adversely affect your health.

Immunotherapy Could Be the Next Step to Preventing Alzheimer’s

Solanezumab is the name of the antibody researchers are using with hopes to interrupt or even reverse the formulation of beta amyloid plaque within the brain.

Testing Your Tears Could Reveal What Vitamins You Need

Tears could be an alternate source of diagnostic fluid for assessing nutritional deficiencies, and studies show that people with these deficiencies blink more.

Stop Blaming Your Joint Pain on the Weather

It's been long-believed that the weather influences joint pain, but new research puts this theory to rest once and for all.

3D-Printed Blood Vessels Successfully Implanted Into Monkeys

3D printing technology for medical purposes is still in its infancy, but its utilization for blood vessels looks promising.

Solar Cells Could Revolutionize the Way Pacemakers Are Powered

Instead of costly, cumbersome batteries, wearable solar cell devices could soon be used to power electronic implants, like pacemakers and brain stimulators.

Afternoon Naps May Improve Your Brain Health

Researchers have discovered the ideal amount of time adults should nap in the afternoon for optimum cognitive performance.

Yoga Could Play Important Role for Kids With Cancer

Preliminary studies show that participating in yoga classes can help kids with cancer, as well as their parents, manage the physical and mental effects of treatment.

Quitting Smoking? Here Are Some Key Steps to Kicking the Habit

Setting a goal that's realistic is the best way to achieve it, study says.

‘Chemo-Brain’ Can Last 6 Months for Breast Cancer Patients

A recent study found that “chemo-brain” hinders chemotherapy patients after treatment.

In-Bed Cycling May Be Viable Exercise for ICU Patients

ICU patients could recover more quickly by exercising using a bicycle during their stay.

8 Ways to Say Goodbye to Stress in 2017

By making small, achievable tweaks in how you think and interact with others on a daily basis, you can make a stress-free New Year that much more real.

ALS Patient Designs Home He Controls With His Eyes

The home uses a wireless signal that allows Steve Saling and other patients to open and close doors, call an elevator and operate TV and lights.

Too Much Processed Meat Could Make Your Asthma Worse

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from asthma, you might want to rethink your next ham sandwich.

Teen Violence Can Spread Like the Flu: Study

A study found that teens are 48 percent more likely to get involved in a serious fight if a friend had engaged in the same behavior.

Doctors Use Fish Skin to Treat Woman’s Burn Injuries

Maria Ines Candido da Silva was working as a waitress in Brazil when a gas cooker explosion left her with horrific injuries.

New Pregnancy Bracelet Buzzes to Let Dad Know When Baby Kicks

New technology from a Scandinavian diaper company allows fathers to connect with their unborn children in a brand new way.

Many Hookah Labels Mislead Customers About Nicotine Content: Study

Many hookah products have misleading labels — some with triple the amount of nicotine listed on the labels — according to new research.

Optimists and Pessimists Deal With Bad News the Same: Study

There aren’t any differences between optimists and pessimists when it comes to hearing bad news, a new study suggests.

Why a Runner’s Brain Is ‘More Connected’ Than Others

A runner’s brain has a leg up over the minds of those who don’t regularly run, a new study suggests.

The Role Pets Play in Managing Our Mental Health

According to a new study, our pets serve to comfort us when we need it the most, especially for people with mental illnesses.

How You Breathe Can Affect Your Memory: Study

Breathing doesn’t just keep us alive, it also boosts our brain power, according to a new study.

Mummy Discovery Could Rewrite History of Smallpox

The oldest-known sample of the smallpox-causing variola virus has been discovered in a 17th century child mummy found in a church crypt in Lithuanian.

Can Sweet Potato Water Have a Slimming Effect?

A weight loss secret could lie in the starchy water produced from cooking a sweet potato,, according to a new study.

Study Finds Parents Are Teaching Kids the Wrong Things About Screen Time

A study led by Common Sense Media found that parents spend more than nine hours a day with screen media.

Sleepy Workers are Costing the US Billions in Lost Productivity

More than one third of Americans don’t get an adequate amount of sleep on a nightly basis, and it costs the U.S. billions.

How Smartphone ‘Phubbing’ Is Destroying Relationships

Your smartphone could be to blame if your relationship has gone off the rails, according to a new study.

Can Yoga Classes Help People Fight Depression?

Yoga was found to help those with severe depression who didn’t fully respond to antidepressant treatments, according to a study.

Seeing Pain Can Make You Feel Pain Too

A new study suggests that just watching pain could cause you to experience pain yourself.

Sweat Patch Could Help People Track Their Health

The answer to tracking your health could be in your sweat. Scientists have created a skin patch that is capable of collecting and analyzing sweat.

Studying Worm DNA Could Teach Humans How to Regrow Limbs

Thanks to the acorn worm, humans may be one step closer to regenerating important parts of the body, a study suggests.

Virtual Reality Creates 3D View of Babies in the Womb

For parents who want to know more about what their unborn child does in the womb, a new technology could help that desire become a reality.

Exercise Can Help People Fight Depression: Study

A trip to the gym could be the best medicine for depression, according to a new study.

Breastfeeding During Vaccinations Can Ease Pain for Infants: Study

The next time your infant needs vaccines, nursing during the doctor’s visit could ease the pain, according to a new study.

Why Your Brain Needs Distractions as You Get Older

The ability to cut out all distractions may not be as important to aging adults as previously thought, according to a new review.

Your Voice Could Reveal If You Have Heart Disease

Your voice could be the tell-tale sign of a bad heart, a new study suggests. Beyond Verbal, a voice analytics company, worked with The Mayo...

Scientists Discover ‘Uncombable Hair’ Gene

In most cases, those affected are children with extremely frizzy, dry and generally light blonde hair.

Choosing the Right Community Could Help You Live Longer

Where you live very well could affect how long you live, a new study suggests.

Child Breakfast Habits Could Predict Obesity

Not getting enough sleep sleep and skipping breakfast could be predictors of childhood obesity.

Teen Vaping Leads to Heavy Smoking: Study

Teenagers who regularly use e-cigarettes are more likely to become heavy smokers, research suggests.

Too Much Protein Could Wreck the Benefits of Weight Loss

Too much protein in your diet could affect your metabolism in ways you're not expecting.

Can Virtual Reality ‘Diet Goggles’ Help You Lose Weight?

The goggles can reduce appetite, make low-fat foods taste delicious and even trick our brains into thinking we’re eating more than we actually are.

Can Exercise Help to Prevent Alzheimer’s?

A new study will try to determine whether regular aerobic exercise can help preserve brain function.

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