Artificial Eye Corrects Astigmatism, Focuses on Objects Automatically

The nanoengineered eye, which combines a “metalens” with artificial muscle technology, bests its human counterpart in some instances.

Sibling Rivalry: Are First-Born Children Smarter?

Researchers found that parents of multiple children routinely alter their treatment of non-first born children, which affects their IQ and perhaps even personality traits.

Young Cancer Survivors Are More Likely to Have Premature Babies: Study

The authors hypothesized that long-term effects of cancer treatments may be to blame.

Air Pollution Linked to Higher Diabetes Risk Among Kids

The study adds a new threat to the list of lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to diabetes, note the researchers.

Humans Have No Limit on Maximum Age: Study

With people now living well past 100 years of age, and advances in medical care ever present, there's no telling what the maximum human age is.

Antibiotics Given to Newborns Could Cause Behavioral Problems

In animal studies where newborn mice are given antibiotics, there is a distinct effect that occurs in the brain, causing behavioral changes such as aggression and impaired social behavior.

Heart Attack Rankings: The Best and Worst Cities in America

Boulder, Colorado has the lowest number of adults who have experienced heart attacks. Charleston, West Virginia has the most.

Smart Bandages That Monitor Wounds Are Getting Closer to Trials

The smart bandages would report their analysis through a regular broadband network and are designed to monitor an array of physical attributes.

Could Playing Soccer Give You Better Eyesight?

This study is the first of its nature.

Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble Launches New Hair Vitamin

Read our interview with Kim Kimble, hairstylist to stars like Oprah and Beyoncé, and creator of a new hair health supplement in gummy form.

Sleep Tracker Inaccuracy May Cause Obsessive Behavior

With approximately 15 percent of Americans wearing activity trackers, the question remains as to whether it is doing them any good when it comes to accurately tracking sleep patterns.

Mushrooms Are More Nutritious When Cooked This Way

A new study explores the various ways we cook mushrooms and what impact each method has on their nutritional value.

Jet Stream Vaccine Technology May Replace Needles

The MucoJet device is a painless way to administer vaccines orally.

America’s Fattest Cities Are All in One Part of the Country

Except for one city, most of the top 20 fattest American cities are all in the South.

From AIDS to Cancer, Scripps Laboratories Are Revolutionizing Medical Research

At Scripps Research Institute, scientists are making some remarkable discoveries in their research into how disease infects our bodies.

Does Heart Surgery in the Afternoon Improve Survival Rates?

Heart surgery performed in the afternoon may give patients a better chance of survival, considering the body's circadian rhythms.

This Weight Loss Drug May Reduce Opioid Cravings: Study

Lorcaserin is a prescription weight loss pill that works by altering the brain’s serotonin circuitry, and now it's been shown to reduce opioid cravings in animal tests.

Eating Cheese Is Not Bad for Heart Health: Study

A new study debunks claims that eating dairy products has an adverse effect on cardiovascular health.

Late Night Snacking Could Cause Serious Health Problems

Have you ever been told to not eat past 7 p.m.? Here's why that practice holds merit.

Websites Used to Grade Physicians Get an ‘F’ in Helpfulness

Dozens of sites did not even meet the researchers’ inclusion criteria, which required having written reviews of doctors, no fee for use, a search-by-name option, and not being restricted to a certain specialty or insurance plan.

Feeling Uncomfortably Hot Makes People Less Helpful

If you need help moving or with setting up a garage sale, you may want to schedule it for a cooler weekend.

15 Extra Minutes of Sleep Could Boost Learning at School

A few extra minutes of sleep may provide a big boost to teens’ learning ability, a new study says.

Salmon Sea Lice Infestation Leads to Price Spike

Salmon farmers are looking into various ways to combat the sea lice infestation, as well as alternative farming methods, in the hopes of avoiding millions in lost revenue and increasing supply.

Aspirin May Cut Your Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Half

You’ve probably heard that taking aspirin may lower your risk of heart attack. But taking aspirin to prevent pancreatic cancer?

Not so Sweet: High-Sugar Diets Linked to Depression

Researchers speculate there could be a variety of reasons sugar affects someone’s mental health.

Children’s Teething, Ear Products Recalled Due to Possibly Toxic Ingredient

Raritan Pharmaceuticals voluntarily issued a recall of its children’s homeopathic ear relief liquid and teething tablets that contain belladonna extract.

Flu Vaccine Patch Kicks Painful Needles to the Curb

The patch can also be stored safely for a year without refrigeration, offering a vital option for health care in the developing world.

12 Emotional Stages of Dieting: The Long Road From Hangry to Happy

You're in good company if you've gone through these twelve stages of dieting.

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Slows Disease in Clinical Trials

The promising results of Phase III clinical trials for the drug Ocrelizumab revealed a significant decline in disease progression in human subjects.

Want a Better Memory? Train Your Brain

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.

Night Owls With This Gene Feel ‘Perpetual Jet Lag’

Researchers say that people with this genetic variant have a different quality of life, mostly because of their night owl tendencies.

Antibiotics Found to Counteract Benefits of Whole Grain Foods

Whole grain foods are great sources of fiber and nutrients for the body, but antibiotics were found to neutralize these benefits.

Good Bacteria Can Limit E. Coli, Salmonella Infections

Health gut bacteria may block bacteria-related infections, such as salmonella and E. coli, from spreading.

Party Danger: Balloons Pop Louder Than 12-Gauge Shotgun Blasts

The researchers hope their new study will create greater awareness about the hearing perils of balloons — similar to the acceptance of sunscreen as a normal part of life.

Brain Cells Actually Favor One Parent’s Genes Over the Other

The new study adds a wrinkle to the current understanding of genetics and may hold the answer to the cause and incidence of some brain disorders.

Do Clever People Live Longer?

Having a higher IQ may equate to living longer, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Alternate-Day Fasting May Have Same Results as Counting Calories

Researchers found that alternate-day fasting didn’t make that much of a difference in weight loss compared to people who counted calories.

Fitbit Saves Woman’s Life by Revealing Deadly Condition

A woman from Connecticut noticed her Fitbit was tracking her unusually high heart rate, and this data ended up revealing a life-threatining condition.

City Living Has People Thinking About Their Futures

Moving to a big city might be just the thing for getting one's priorities straightened out.

Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Early Menopause

The study researchers discovered a stark benefit among women who consumed high levels of the essential vitamin.

Check Your Sunscreen for These Harmful Ingredients

Don't simply be swayed by that high SPF rating when choosing a sunscreen.

Avocados Are Causing Serious Hand Injuries

The issue has become so commonplace that doctors in London prepare themselves for a “post-brunch surge” of avocado slicing injuries on Saturday afternoons.

E-Cigarettes May Be Harmful to Your Heart

While there is still considerable debate over the health effects of e-cigarettes, a new study measuring heart activity of e-cigarette users may be tipping the scale.

Menopausal Women May Be More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

Glucose metabolism, key to cellular functioning, was found to be lower in women who were transitioning into menopause and who were already menopausal.

Standardized Cigarette Packaging Could Help Put an End to Smoking

Plainer packaging with upfront warnings has been found to be unappealing to customers.

New Documentary Shows Benefits of Golf for Autistic Children

The documentary, called "Voices From the Outside," showcases how one organization is helping teach autistic children life skills through professional golf lessons.

Real-Life ‘Rapunzel’ Has Giant Hairball Removed From Belly

A woman agonized for months over stomach problems, before realizing the culprit behind her ailments was a giant hairball in her stomach.

Bigger Bellies Linked to Bigger Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

This sort of research allows doctors and scientists to examine whether variations in genes directly impact disease function.

Virtual Reality Could Help Prevent Older People From Falling

Utilizing virtual reality to assess the muscles used in maintaining balance could lead to new therapies to help the elderly avoid falling.

Women Make Better Doctors Than Men, Study Suggests

Elderly people treated by female physicians in the hospital are less likely to die than those treated by male doctors, a study found.

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