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Oxytocin is a feel-good hormone, so researchers are studying its effects as a drug addiction treatment.
The gum detects “volatiles” within saliva as it’s chewed and is then studied to find if the chewer produced chemicals associated with cancer.
Researchers say that people with this genetic variant have a different quality of life, mostly because of their night owl tendencies.
New research reveals you may want to have a furry friend around even before your baby arrives.
Data from the observational studies demonstrated clinically significant weight gain for children younger than the age of two.
Scientists have created a new use for the sun’s rays.
While women performed better than men during the olfactory testing, a significant association was found for women between the odor identification and their overall social lives.
Though the Tsimane have other health issues, their low risk for heart disease made a new record.
The research found that children who reported three or more hours of screen time had higher levels of body fat compared to those who reported an hour or less of screen time.
It was also found that health issues such as heart disease and prostate cancer can occur more often for those who suffer from premature male-pattern baldness.
There are actual 'memory athletes' who use certain strategies to strengthen their ability to remember things, and researchers set out to study what, if anything, made their brains different.
The study authors said the habits worsened for night owls in the evening, as those with later sleeping habits had higher intakes of sugar, fat and saturated fatty acids.
The study authors said that increased time using social media could displace authentic social experiences that could actually decrease any feelings of social isolation.
Having children in the household was the only factor linked to sleep deprivation for women 45 years and younger.
Sugar breaks down in a reaction known as glycation, and its byproducts can cause damage to brain cells.
Komodo dragons possess antimicrobial saliva and blood, a discovery that could have broader implications for fighting infections in humans.
Along with cholesterol levels and blood pressure, Lipoprotein(a) is another factor that should be checked at the doctor.
The two kinds of creativity, visual and verbal, and how they affected sleep duration, time and even quality, were observed in undergraduate students.
In the study, the researchers correctly predicted 80 percent of the infants who would meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis at age two.
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.
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.
The study found that the brain’s gray matter decreased or increased, based on how long the astronauts were in space.
Oral hygiene is a significant factor in one's overall well-being and health.
Ocean pollution has gotten so bad that sea animals are ingesting more and more microplastics, which we inevitably ingest from seafood.
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.
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.
Tears could be an alternate source of diagnostic fluid for assessing nutritional deficiencies, and studies show that people with these deficiencies blink more.
It's been long-believed that the weather influences joint pain, but new research puts this theory to rest once and for all.
3D printing technology for medical purposes is still in its infancy, but its utilization for blood vessels looks promising.
Instead of costly, cumbersome batteries, wearable solar cell devices could soon be used to power electronic implants, like pacemakers and brain stimulators.
Researchers have discovered the ideal amount of time adults should nap in the afternoon for optimum cognitive performance.
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.
Setting a goal that's realistic is the best way to achieve it, study says.
A recent study found that “chemo-brain” hinders chemotherapy patients after treatment.
ICU patients could recover more quickly by exercising using a bicycle during their stay.
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.
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.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from asthma, you might want to rethink your next ham sandwich.
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.
Maria Ines Candido da Silva was working as a waitress in Brazil when a gas cooker explosion left her with horrific injuries.
New technology from a Scandinavian diaper company allows fathers to connect with their unborn children in a brand new way.
Many hookah products have misleading labels — some with triple the amount of nicotine listed on the labels — according to new research.
There aren’t any differences between optimists and pessimists when it comes to hearing bad news, a new study suggests.
A runner’s brain has a leg up over the minds of those who don’t regularly run, a new study suggests.
According to a new study, our pets serve to comfort us when we need it the most, especially for people with mental illnesses.
Breathing doesn’t just keep us alive, it also boosts our brain power, according to a new study.
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.
A weight loss secret could lie in the starchy water produced from cooking a sweet potato,, according to a new study.
A study led by Common Sense Media found that parents spend more than nine hours a day with screen media.
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.