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.

Women Are Closing the Alcohol Gender Gap

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.

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.

Social Media Could Be Sabotaging Your Sex Life

A new study says social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are making people feel less confident and secure about their appearance.

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.

Top 5 U.S. Cities for Active, Healthy Lifestyles

Boston leads the nation in active living, according to a report from the Gallup-Healthways.

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.

The Song That Reduces Stress by 65 Percent

Feeling stressed out and don’t know what to do? New research reveals a song that can reduce stress levels by 65 percent, every time you listen to it.

5 Images That May Instantly Calm You

There are five types of images that can ease your mind. So get comfortable, kick back and relax.

Breast Reduction Surgeries on the Rise: Report

The culture has shifted when it comes to breast augmentation surgery — now bigger is out and smaller is in.

‘Drinking Gene’ Could Determine Why Some People Binge

There could be a reason why some people are binge drinkers, while others drink in moderation: A gene separates the two types, according to a new study.

Real or Fake? Facebook Zika Headlines Put to the Test

The most popular Facebook posts are sometimes the least accurate, including recent stories about the Zika virus, a new study shows.

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.

These 4 Holiday Health Hazards Could Land You in the Hospital

Where gifts and good cheer abound, there is also a sharp increase in injuries, illness and accidents.

Marijuana Use Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk: Study

Researchers found a significant reduction of blood flow to the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with creating and storing new memories.

Screen Time at Bedtime Is Keeping Kids Awake

Letting your child fall asleep to their favorite show may be the easiest way to get them to bed, but it could also be the worst way.

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.

Here’s Why You Need to Ditch Your Desk and Walk for 5 Minutes

A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.

Side Effects Sideline Promising Male Birth Control Shot

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.

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.

Beauty Products Marketed to Black Women Have a Higher Chance to Be Toxic: Report

One out of every 12 beauty products marketed to Black women in the U.S. contains highly hazardous ingredients, according to a new report.

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.

Lost That Loving Feeling? Low Oxytocin Levels Could Be to Blame

Research reveals that people with low levels of oxytocin, sometimes due to medical conditions, perform poorly on empathy exercises.

Money May Not Buy Happiness, But Study Says It Might Buy Less Stress

Income and health are becoming increasingly intertwined. A new study shows that a higher income generally leads to less stress and a longer life.

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.

7 States Legalize Marijuana on Election Day

From coast to coast, the people of America have spoken, and it’s unanimous — they want their weed.

More Pregnant Women Are Using Marijuana

About 4 percent of pregnant women said they have used marijuana in the past month.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Some People’s Brains Are Wired to Not Enjoy Music

While specific musical anhedonia isn't a brain disorder, it is a fascinating condition that explains why some people feel no emotional response when listening to music.

Using Facebook May Increase Life Expectancy

Did you friend someone today? Studies now show that using Facebook could add years to your life.

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.

E-Cigs Could Help People Lose Weight, Despite Other Health Risks

For smokers who are looking to quit, but are afraid of the weight gain that comes along with dropping a tobacco habit, there could be an easier way.

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Overcome Genetic Heart Disease Risk

When it comes to heart attacks, living a healthy lifestyle could trump heredity for those prone to heart disease, a study shows.

Choosing the Right Community Could Help You Live Longer

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

White Wine May Increase Your Risk of Melanoma

Pairing your dinner with a glass of white wine could increase your risk of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, a new study suggests.

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