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.

Young Children Are Choking on Fidget Spinners

The popular toy is posing a potential hazard for young children.

Meditation Could Help Anxiety Sufferers Improve Their Focus

A study found that incorporating just 10 minutes of meditation into one's daily routine could help to greatly reduce wandering thoughts and improve focus.

iPad Game Could Treat Lazy Eye Better Than Traditional Methods

Research shows that a new iPad game is a much better treatment for lazy eye, or amblyopia, than wearing a traditional eye patch.

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.

7 Foods to Boost Your Sex Drive

Need a little boost in the bedroom? Try some or all of these libido-enhancing foods.

Author Gessie Thompson Shares Her Battle With Fibroids and Naturalistic Solution

We spoke with author and activist Gessie Thompson about her 14-year struggle with fibroids and how the disorder inspired her to take action by helping other women heal.

HIV Epidemic May Come to an End by 2025, Predicts Study

Current goals in place that seek to reduce new yearly infections to 12,000 cases in the U.S. by 2025 are already showing signs of success.

This Mom Changed the Way Autistic Children Around the World Play

Dina Kimmel is the dedicated mother behind the We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, a place that gives children with autism a fun and safe place to learn and explore.

Losing Several Teeth Before 65 May Increase Risk of Death

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

Frequent Tanning Bed Usage Could Be Costly to Your Health

Researchers estimated the impact of lifetime costs for patients identified with tanning bed-associated skin cancer, adding up medical costs, years of life lost and lost earnings due to disease.

E-Cigarettes Are ‘Safer’ Than Traditional Cigarettes: Study

Although the carcinogens present in e-cigarette "juice" are not fully known, a group of researchers have concluded that they are still less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Are Living Nearly Twice as Long

Survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body are increasing two-fold.

Too Much Sugar May Lead to Alzheimer’s, Study Says

Sugar breaks down in a reaction known as glycation, and its byproducts can cause damage to brain cells.

People Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol Act More Drunk

In a study, perceived levels of intoxication increased by 51 percent among participants given a drink also labeled as an energy drink.

New Blood Test Can Reveal Just How Well You’re Aging

Analyzing biomarker signatures in the blood offers insight into a person’s risk for developing age-determined diseases and even death.

Study Finds ‘Alarmingly High Rate’ of Unnecessary Double Mastectomies

Double mastectomies when cancer is present in only one breast, also known as contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, or CPM, have skyrocketed in recent years.

This Antioxidant May Be the Next Big Thing in Skin Care

Researchers may have discovered a powerful new way to invigorate aging skin.

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.

Americans Taking More Probiotics, Fewer Multivitamins

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.

Puzzling Wave of Amnesia Hits 14 Patients in Eastern Massachusetts

Researchers are still trying to figure out what happened to 14 people in Massachusetts who came down with amnesia from 2012-2016.

This Sleep Mask Wakes You Up With a Sunrise

The illumy sleep mask uses natural light to both lull you to sleep and wake you up.

Jet Lag May Increase Your Risk of Liver Cancer

Chronic jet lag disrupts the metabolic rhythms of the liver. This leads to dangerous buildups of fat and bile acids, which have been linked to cancer.

Americans Are Eating Less Packaged, Salty Foods

Researchers of a new study recorded an almost 150 percent plunge in sodium intake from salty snacks and a more than 100 percent dive in sodium intake since the turn of the century.

Measuring Brainwaves May Predict Reading Success in Children

Researchers noticed a unique pattern of brain activity among children who later achieved higher academic success.

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.

Robot Joins Classroom as Teacher for Autistic Children

Learning social skills from a robot may seem odd, but for children with autism, it can provide a unique experience that is more predictable and engaging.

7-Year-Old Boy Gets 3D-Printed Skull Implant

After a 7-year old boy lost a chunk of his skull in an accident, a surgery restored the area using an implant developed from an artificial skull.

Pets Bring Beneficial Bacteria Into Homes

Here's why you may want to have a pet around if you're expecting a baby on the way.

Probiotic Cream Made From Body’s Own Bacteria May Cure Eczema

This “natural antibiotic” is superior to pharmaceutical approaches because it doesn’t kill the protective, beneficial bacteria on the skin.

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.

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.

Stress Fractures Are More Likely in Underweight Female Runners

New research shows a correlation between a low BMI of 19 or less and an increased risk of injury in female runners.

Optimism Increases Longevity, Reduces Risk of Cancer Death: Study

Seeing the glass half-full may be more than a way to view life – it may actually help you live longer.

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.

Think Twice Before Swimming In a Public Pool This Summer

Multiple studies involving aquatic facilities across the U.S. found incidence of people falling ill from exposure to bacteria that lingers even in pools that are chemically treated.

Holding Hands Reduces Pain, Syncs Lovers’ Heartbeats

Is your partner in pain? You may want to reach for their hand.

Common Ingredient in Toothpaste May Cause Cancer: Study

A popular ingredient widely used in toothpaste, chocolate, sweets, chewing gum and biscuits might cause cancer, according to a new study.

Potty Protocol: Bidets May Improve Our Health and the Environment

Bidets are healthier, gentler and better for the environment than toilet paper. So why don’t more Americans use them?

Breakthrough Gene-Editing Study Returns Sight to Blind Animals

Scientists have figured out a way to manipulate the DNA within adults cells, a technique that may prove especially useful against genetic diseases.

Why Aren’t All Hospital Patients Screened for Depression?

Considering the high depression rate among hospitalized patients, a new study asks why we aren’t screening all patients for depression, just as we do for high blood pressure or diabetes.

Blueberry Juice May Increase Brain Function in Older Adults

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but blueberry juice will help you remember who the doctor is.

Rising Number of C-Sections May Be Affecting Evolution

The rise of Caesarean sections may be affecting human evolution, according to a new study.

New Blood Test Aims to Detect Cancer Sooner Than Ever

By zeroing in on miniscule amounts of DNA, researchers believe they can catch cancer early and save countless lives.

Is There an Ideal Age Gap Between Romantic Partners?

Studies have delved into the ramifications of a larger age gap among married couples.

Not Enough Meat in Diet May Lead to Preterm Birth: Study

Researchers discovered a linear association between low levels of B12, a vitamin largely found in meat and animal products, and preterm birth.

FDA Urges Parents to Throw Out Potentially Toxic Homeopathic Teething Tablets

The FDA has received over 400 reports of adverse reactions to Hyland's Teething Tablets, which contains the toxic substance belladonna and has been discontinued.

Going ‘Umbrella Chic’ at the Beach Won’t Prevent You from Getting a Sunburn

Beach umbrellas are stylish and functional, but you still need to apply some sunscreen if you want to avoid a sunburn, even in the shade.

Placebos Keep Pace With Some Migraine Medicines: Study

When it comes to preventing migraines in children, sugar pills may work just as well as some prescription medications, a new study suggests.

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