The newly FDA-approved test can analyze one's predisposition for certain hereditary conditions, like celiac disease and Alzheimer's.
When the association between exercise and sedentary behavior was explored, it showed that swapping sitting time with even light activity had great positive long term effects on one's health.
Studying the ability of the zebrafish to regenerate eye cells may lead to new treatments for people with vision loss.
The study researchers discovered a stark benefit among women who consumed high levels of the essential vitamin.
Although in a computerized format, digital books show no advantage compared to print books when it comes to children learning from them.
The groundbreaking discovery reveals that a simple intervention may reverse course and prevent certain bacteria from interfering with drug therapy.
Although they still pose risks for extremely low birthweight babies, probiotics have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of deadly gut-related conditions in premies.
The study suggests that couples instinctively try to avoid discomfort when kissing.
In type 2 diabetes patients, remaining in a seated position for several hours can affect blood levels negatively.
Casual drinking — or about five to seven drinks per week — can triple your risk of mental decline as you move into middle age and older.
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.
A new study has revealed the two happiest ages of life. Here are some tips for the time in between.
Compared to a non-exercise group, the group that partook in walking classes three times a week showed remarkable improvement in cognitive function.
According to a new study, being highly neurotic does have its health benefits.
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.
There's an upward trend of older American women drinking more alcohol, and it continues to rise despite no known implications.
Studies have delved into the ramifications of a larger age gap among married couples.
The discovery is a major breakthrough in understanding the biology of OCD.
The helpful and cost-effective app was designed with the goal of empowering and informing women who are scheduled to undergo a C-section.
A new study focused on how villains are typically portrayed with having skin issues, and what effect this has on people who suffer from skin problems.
The new findings come as one of the first clear associations between a population’s genetic makeup and overall lifespan.
Whether you prefer coffee, tea or even chocolate, regularly consuming caffeine has been found to procure health benefits, like combatting inflammation as we get older.
When a healthy diet can’t provide all you need to fight dull, listless or weak and thinning tresses, consider adding a biotin supplementation into your daily routine.
A new understanding of the root cause of acne, specifically how we house the bacteria that trigger inflammation, could help to develop new treatments.
The average brain is aging at a rate of two times faster than these SuperAgers' brains.
Less than five percent of elephants get cancer in their lifetime, and an abundance of a cancer-fighting protein in their genetic makeup is likely the reason why.
New research shows a correlation between a low BMI of 19 or less and an increased risk of injury in female runners.
Although it is often taken as a preventative method, a new study shows that people who have not previously suffered from heart disease may not see much of a benefit in heart health when taking omega-3 supplements.
Boulder, Colorado has the lowest number of adults who have experienced heart attacks. Charleston, West Virginia has the most.
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.
The link between iron levels and hearing loss is a strong indicator for treating and avoiding auditory impairments.
The breakthrough puts the researchers on pace to make a tremendous impact on patients with genetic disease.
New research reveals why we tend to focus on certain parts of the body when looking at different people.
The study authors found that doctors on average are charging more than two and a half times what Medicare pays.
Researchers found no direct link between antidepressant usage and autism risk during pregnancy, but there may be risk implications associated with a mother's mental health.
Researchers found that the brains of people with dyslexia have a diminished ability to adapt to repeated input — a trait also known as neural adaptation.
Have you ever walked into a room only to immediately forget why you're there? Here's what a new study suggests about working memory.
Kids and teens are taking to YouTube to post videos on how to make DIY braces, making orthodontists worried for the potentially hazardous dental issues that often result.
A new study found that administering chemotherapy led to elevated levels of proteins and other markers that are tied to metastasis, or the spreading of cancer.
Komodo dragons possess antimicrobial saliva and blood, a discovery that could have broader implications for fighting infections in humans.
2016 was filled with health and wellness stories that informed and inspired our readers to lead healthier, more productive lives.
A person may exercise daily, eat healthy foods, and maintain an active lifestyle, but just two short weeks can change everything.
Weight loss results in metabolic rate decline, which means burning fewer calories at rest. These exercises help keep the weight off by targeting leg muscles that affect metabolic rates.
Of the 35 countries assessed, the U.S. ranks 27th in projected life expectancy for both women and men by the year 2030.
In an unprecedented ruling, a British judge sided with a 14-year-old girl who died of a rare cancer and wanted to be cryogenically frozen.
At only 3 years old, Melyssa Delgado Braga’s face was being consumed by myxoma, a rare yet aggressive facial tumor.
Researchers may have discovered a powerful new way to invigorate aging skin.
New research reveals you may want to have a furry friend around even before your baby arrives.
Heart surgery performed in the afternoon may give patients a better chance of survival, considering the body's circadian rhythms.
Utilizing virtual reality to assess the muscles used in maintaining balance could lead to new therapies to help the elderly avoid falling.