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 popular toy is posing a potential hazard for young children.
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.
Research shows that a new iPad game is a much better treatment for lazy eye, or amblyopia, than wearing a traditional eye patch.
Setting a goal that's realistic is the best way to achieve it, study says.
Need a little boost in the bedroom? Try some or all of these libido-enhancing foods.
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.
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.
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.
Oral hygiene is a significant factor in one's overall well-being and 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.
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.
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.
Survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body are increasing two-fold.
Sugar breaks down in a reaction known as glycation, and its byproducts can cause damage to brain cells.
In a study, perceived levels of intoxication increased by 51 percent among participants given a drink also labeled as an energy drink.
Analyzing biomarker signatures in the blood offers insight into a person’s risk for developing age-determined diseases and even death.
Double mastectomies when cancer is present in only one breast, also known as contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, or CPM, have skyrocketed in recent years.
Researchers may have discovered a powerful new way to invigorate aging skin.
Have you ever been told to not eat past 7 p.m.? Here's why that practice holds merit.
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.
Researchers are still trying to figure out what happened to 14 people in Massachusetts who came down with amnesia from 2012-2016.
The illumy sleep mask uses natural light to both lull you to sleep and wake you up.
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.
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.
Researchers noticed a unique pattern of brain activity among children who later achieved higher academic success.
This sort of research allows doctors and scientists to examine whether variations in genes directly impact disease function.
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.
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.
Here's why you may want to have a pet around if you're expecting a baby on the way.
This “natural antibiotic” is superior to pharmaceutical approaches because it doesn’t kill the protective, beneficial bacteria on the skin.
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.
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.
New research shows a correlation between a low BMI of 19 or less and an increased risk of injury in female runners.
Seeing the glass half-full may be more than a way to view life – it may actually help you live longer.
A few extra minutes of sleep may provide a big boost to teens’ learning ability, a new study says.
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.
Is your partner in pain? You may want to reach for their hand.
A popular ingredient widely used in toothpaste, chocolate, sweets, chewing gum and biscuits might cause cancer, according to a new study.
Bidets are healthier, gentler and better for the environment than toilet paper. So why don’t more Americans use them?
Scientists have figured out a way to manipulate the DNA within adults cells, a technique that may prove especially useful against genetic diseases.
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.
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but blueberry juice will help you remember who the doctor is.
The rise of Caesarean sections may be affecting human evolution, according to a new study.
By zeroing in on miniscule amounts of DNA, researchers believe they can catch cancer early and save countless lives.
Studies have delved into the ramifications of a larger age gap among married couples.
Researchers discovered a linear association between low levels of B12, a vitamin largely found in meat and animal products, and preterm birth.
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.
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.
When it comes to preventing migraines in children, sugar pills may work just as well as some prescription medications, a new study suggests.