Unsafe Blood Pressure Rates Nearly Double in 40 Years

Worldwide, more than 1.13 billion people now live with high blood pressure, nearly doubling over the past 40 years.

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.

New Fathers Get Depressed After Childbirth, Too

A new study shows that men who are depressed during their partner's pregnancy experience an upswing in their symptoms nine months post childbirth, which can be due to several factors.

‘Mountain Dew Mouth’ May Rot Your Teeth Like Doing Meth

This condition may make you think twice before raising a can of soda to your lips.

Fecal Transplants Shown to Improve Autistic Symptoms in Children

Overall, the children in the study saw a 25 percent improvement in behavioral symptoms and an improvement of 80 percent in gastrointestinal symptoms.

Saunas May Lower Risk of Dementia and Heart Disease

Finnish researchers found that men who used a sauna four to seven times a week were 66 percent less likely to be diagnosed with dementia.

Drunk Eyewitnesses to Crimes May Be More Reliable Than You Think

Researchers believe these surprising results were because alcohol blocks new information — including false information.

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.

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.

Study Uncovers Possible Link Between Asthma and Insomnia

New research shows that 37 percent of people with asthma also have “clinically significant” insomnia.

When You Eat May Be as Important as What You Eat

The findings go hand-in-hand with growing evidence that metabolism functions differently during the day when the body is active, as opposed to at night when it’s winding down.

New Earwax Guidelines: Put Down the Cotton Swabs

Placing small objects in your ear canal can potentially damage this sensitive area.

Did Debbie Reynolds Die of Broken Heart Syndrome?

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.

‘No Sugar’ Labels May Not Reflect Actual Nutritional Value: Study

A new study found it is far more likely for a product to be less nutritious on the whole if it carries a “low” or “reduced” content claim.

Here’s What Space Travel Does to the Brains of Astronauts

The study found that the brain’s gray matter decreased or increased, based on how long the astronauts were in space.

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.

These Mediterranean Plants May Fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Both prickly pear and brown seaweed plants have medicinal properties that could prove beneficial for treating and even preventing these degenerative brain diseases.

‘Tree Man’ Has Surgery to Remove Branch-Like Hands

A man dubbed as such for his tree-like hands finally finds relief from this extremely rare condition, thanks to the kindness of doctors in Bangladesh.

Treating Chronic Pain With Cannabis Could Be Less Addictive Than Opioids

A research team is hopeful they have found a new path to less lethal pain relievers like opioids.

Virtual Reality Helps Veterans Manage PTSD

Researchers have found a way for virtual reality technology to help U.S. veterans manage their post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

Meds For Low Back Pain Should Only Be Used When Other Treatments Fail

New guidelines from the ACP advise that other therapies for treating lower back pain, like acupuncture and rehab, should be considered before taking potentially addictive pain medications.

Lawmakers Ask Hospitals to Stop Simultaneous Surgeries

It’s a widespread practice that apparently has been going on for quite some time: One surgeon overseeing multiple surgeries at the same time.

Vital Updates Top 10 Stories of 2016

2016 was filled with health and wellness stories that informed and inspired our readers to lead healthier, more productive lives.

Wireless Smartphone Device Could Reduce Migraine Pain

The high-tech device could be very attractive to individuals who are wary of taking prescription painkillers for their migraines.

Komodo Dragon Blood Could Be Used to Fight Infections

Komodo dragons possess antimicrobial saliva and blood, a discovery that could have broader implications for fighting infections in humans.

Pillow Talk: Here Are the Best Pillows for Beauty and Health

Take a closer look at these four beauty pillows, specifically designed to maintain the youthful, healthy-looking appearance of facial and neck skin.

Get Fit, Get Smarter? Study Links Physical Fitness to Higher GPA

The difference between getting an A instead of a B letter grade could be affected by higher iron levels in students who are more physically active.

Scientists Find New Way to Stop Poison Ivy’s Itch

It works by blocking an immune system protein in the skin with an antibody, which halts the process of when the brain tells the skin that it is itchy.

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.

Low Estrogen Levels Tied to Greater Chance of Developing PTSD

Researchers studied how women coped with traumatic episodes during different times of their menstrual cycle, when estrogen levels naturally ebb or increase.

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.

New Guidelines Make It Easier for Pregnant Women to Eat Fish

The new guidelines will make it easier for pregnant women to make informed choices about consuming fish.

Brain Implant May Improve the Way ALS Patients Communicate

The implant lets the user put together accurate messages using a computer typing program that analyzes brain activity.

Sunscreen Can Erase Wrinkles, Study Shows

Sunscreen is essential when it comes to protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, but it can also reverse the signs of aging.

Breathe, Breathe, Bite: Eating During Labor May Be Beneficial

New research finds that allowing pregnant women to ingest more than water or ice chips during labor is tied to a 16-minute shorter labor, on average.

American Life Expectancy Drops for the First Time in Two Decades

For the first time since 1993, the average life expectancy of people in the United States has declined, according to the CDC.

Abusing Marijuana May Lead To Psychotic Disorders

Regular use of marijuana could more than triple a person’s chance of developing a psychotic disorder, a new study suggests.

Dance Program Empowers People with Parkinson’s Disease

While Dance for PD does not claim to cure any of the symptoms, it does provide a way for patients of Parkinson’s to “demedicalize” the disease.

Elephants May Hold the Key to Curing Cancer

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.

Rest Easy, Mothers: Study Finds No Link Between Flu Vaccine and Autism

A study shows that there’s no link between receiving a flu vaccine during pregnancy and the child’s risk of being diagnosed with autism later in life.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Americans Over 60

The new guidelines call for beginning treatment in those with a systolic blood pressure of 150 or higher.

Menopause Increases Memory Loss In Women: Study

A new study shows that the drop in estrogen levels during menopause causes memory loss in women.

Eating More Fruits and Veggies Can Improve Mental Health

The new study assessed vitality, depression, anxiety, motivation and other aspects of mental well-being among groups of participants who were directly given more fruits and vegetables.

C-Section Babies Have Higher Obesity Risk: Study

Children delivered by C-section have a 40 percent greater risk to be overweight than those born vaginally.

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.

Prebiotics May Improve Sleep and Relieve Stress: Study

A new study shows that consumption of prebiotics — found in foods like, asparagus, oatmeal and legumes — can help good gut bacteria and promote better sleep patterns after a stressful event.

Doctors Prescribe Wrong Antibiotics Half the Time, Study Shows

Have you had a sinus infection recently? If so, there’s a good chance you received a non-recommended antibiotic prescription from your doctor.

New C-Section App May Shorten Hospital Stays for New Mothers

The helpful and cost-effective app was designed with the goal of empowering and informing women who are scheduled to undergo a C-section.

Gut Bacteria Could Make Skin Cancer Drugs More Effective

Researchers found that people who had diverse gut bacteria were more likely to benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment used to fight cancer.

Probiotic ‘Milk Test’ Could Reveal Effectiveness

There’s a test you can do at home to see if your probiotics are actually working — all you need is a glass of milk.

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