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?

Children With Older Moms Are Happier, Study Finds

Older mothers have a clear advantage over those who dive into the parenting pool at an earlier age.

At-Home Medication Errors Are on the Rise in America

The number of medication errors in American homes has doubled since 2000.

Vitamin D Linked To Beating Breast Cancer

Researchers found that women with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood were more likely to survive breast cancer than women with lower levels.

‘Sesame Street’ Welcomes First Muppet With Autism

The lovable Muppets living on "Sesame Street" have welcomed Julia, a character with autism, to the neighborhood.

Coffee’s Health Benefits Are Something to Buzz About

Go ahead — have that second cup of coffee.

Toddlers May Sleep Less From Using Mobile Devices

As the generation of 'touchscreen toddlers' continues to boom, their sleeping habits and behaviors from using tablets and smartphones continue to be studied.

Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Lasting Gut Problems

While weight loss surgery provides lasting results for some, it may also come with lasting issues affecting digestion and food tolerance.

Women May Be Vulnerable to Cocaine Addiction Due to Menstrual Cycle

Research has revealed that because of higher estrogen levels, women are more susceptible to cocaine addiction during their menstrual cycle.

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.

The Perfect Smile Hits the Smile Sweet Spot, Study Says

While there's no one way to smile successfully, a study explored how a handful of subtle factors can make or break a smile.

Chewing Gum Can Damage Digestive System, Even If Not Swallowed

It's a chemical called titanium oxide, present in chewing gum, candy and even toothpaste, that's been shown to be harmful to the digestive system.

High-Tech Melatonin Product Promotes Better Sleep

A new melatonin product called REMfresh helps people sleep longer and better than traditional melatonin pills do.

Cardiac Arrests May Have ‘Domino Effect’ in Hospitals

New research shows that cardiac arrests and intensive care unit transfers might happen in bunches, and for a reason.

Pregnancy After 35 Makes Moms Mentally Sharper: Study

Having a baby after your mid-30s helps to give you better brain power as you age and protects you from memory loss, researchers say.

New HPV Vaccine Aims to Eradicate Cervical Cancer

The new vaccine, currently under the consideration of Australia’s national health center, would prevent the infection of five additional strains of HPV.

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.

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.

Global Warming Is Threatening Wine Production

Wine drinkers may want to start rationing their daily dosage of Merlot. According to a new report, wine production has dropped due to global warming.

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.

Researchers Aim to Create Painless Way to Screen Breast Cancer

This new treatment adds lasers to the mix, using a combination of laser and ultrasound technology to determine the presence or absence of cancer cells in the breast tissue.

Swearing Heals Emotional Pain, Too

When it comes to heartbreak, we could all benefit from a swearing session, according to a new study.

Forget Something? Your Brain May Be ‘Resting’

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.

Daily Exercise Recommended for Women During Pregnancy

While the fear has been that any type of exercise can endanger the baby, that has been proven false, as exercise can actually benefit both mother and child.

The Key to Lower Blood Pressure Might Be in Your Inbox

After 12 months of web-based interventions, the study group saw their average systolic pressure drop closer to the normal blood pressure range.

Babies That Eat Eggs Everyday Grow Faster

New research adds to the notion of the incredible egg.

Father’s Plea Answered: Factory Makes 1,000 Sippy Cups for Autistic Boy

Four machines and about a dozen workers in a Chinese factory were reassigned for a week to make 1,000 sippy cups for Ben Carter, who suffers from autism.

Researchers Are Developing Machines to Smell How Healthy You Are

Researchers believe scent-based technology holds vast promise in improving health outcomes due to the possibility of early detection.

Salmonella Is No Longer King of Food Poisoning

The bacteria that now outranks salmonella is found naturally in the intestines of chickens, cattle and other animals.

Doctors Are Spending More Time Doing Paperwork Than Actually Seeing Patients

It's a problem that's getting worse: Doctors are increasingly relying on computers to document their patients' visits, and issues with medical records persist.

Somebody Get Me a Doctor: A Lesson on Elder Care From Van Halen

There are very specific things that doctors should pay attention to when checking up on elderly patients.

Not so Sweet: High-Sugar Diets Linked to Depression

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

Do Clever People Live Longer?

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

Probiotics May Be Helpful for Premature Babies

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.

Complications During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Risk in Children: Study

The researchers found a number of pregnancy-related complications that were associated with an elevated risk of developing autism after birth, like pre-eclampsia and birth asphyxia.

Through Tears, Jimmy Kimmel Recounts Newborn Son’s Terrifying Heart Scare

Jimmy Kimmel's son was born with a condition known as tetralogy of Fallot, commonly referred to as having a hole in one’s heart.

Avocados Could Treat Metabolic Syndrome

In addition to reducing cholesterol levels, eating this fatty and fibrous fruit can aid in weight loss, therefore staving off the threat of type II diabetes.

Twin Girls Conceived 10 Days Apart Due to Rare Phenomenon

An Australian woman who was told she could never become pregnant recently gave birth to twin girls. But in an even more surprising twist,...

These Are the Best and Worst Social Media Apps for Mental Health

A report in the UK looked at how social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat made people feel.

Overweight Moms More Likely to Give Birth to Child with Cerebral Palsy

While the authors aren’t certain exactly why overweight women are more likely to give birth to babies with cerebral palsy, one theory is that these babies are more prone to asphyxia-related complications.

Technology May Be Moving Faster Than Our Brains Can Handle

Read about the mental disorders that have arisen specifically from technology and Internet usage.

Why Our Bodies Take Longer to Heal as We Age

A basic communication breakdown may be the culprit behind slower-healing wounds among older individuals, suggests a new study.

10 Sex Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Read about why people prefer coffee over sex, and other surprising sex facts.

How One Woman’s Pain Inspired This Innovative Massage Tool

After studying her own body's chronic pain, Ashley Black was inspired to invent a massage tool that targets the tight fascia areas of the body and also works to diminish cellulite.

Smartphones Are Draining Our Brains

Here's how our smartphones are actually making us stupid.

Older American Women Are Drinking More Alcohol

There's an upward trend of older American women drinking more alcohol, and it continues to rise despite no known implications.

Fasting Diet Reprograms Pancreatic Cells, Reverses Diabetes in Mice

The researchers also assessed pancreatic cells from humans with Type 1 diabetes and discovered reprogrammed insulin production after a fasting cycle.

Melanoma Rates Climb Nationwide

Melanoma deaths have climbed nationwide during a recent 10-year span, with only one region of the country seeing a decline.

These Late Night Snacks Won’t Leave You Feeling Guilty

Craving a late-night snack before bedtime? Check out these five easy foods that promote sleep.

Risky Behavior Tied to Two Key Brain Regions

The study, assessing risk-and-reward behavior among rats, may provide clues as to why some people prefer to live a steady, predictable life while others are more prone to taking chances.

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