Stuttering Linked to Low Blood Flow in Brain

Using MRI technology, researchers are able to analyze blood flow to the part of the brain responsible for language and speech.

Lawsuit Claims St. Ives Apricot Scrub Causes Skin Damage

See which ingredient the plaintiffs claim to be harmful to skin.

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.

‘Chemo-Brain’ Can Last 6 Months for Breast Cancer Patients

A recent study found that “chemo-brain” hinders chemotherapy patients after treatment.

Removing These Cells Could Help People to Regrow Hair

Manipulating these cells may be the key to preserving organs and fighting the aging process.

Bad Gut Bacteria Could Sabotage Your Weight Loss Resolution

Researchers find that both good and bad bacteria are essential to a healthy gut.

Parents’ Obesity May Cause Severe Developmental Delays in Children

Parental obesity has an alarming impact on children's developing fine motor and social skills.

Creatine May Cause Muscle Deformity in Young Users: Study

The popular sports supplement creatine may be unsafe for minors.

New Earwax Guidelines: Put Down the Cotton Swabs

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

Far Fewer People Are Dying From Cancer — Here’s Why

Cancer rates have dropped to their lowest levels in more than two decades.

Discovery of New Human Organ Is Changing Medicine

Researchers have confirmed a long-ago speculated fact about this vital organ.

Here’s What Happens in Your Brain When You Talk Politics

A new study may shed some light on why we get so passionate about politics.

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.

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Slows Disease in Clinical Trials

The promising results of Phase III clinical trials for the drug Ocrelizumab revealed a significant decline in disease progression in human subjects.

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.

Childhood Poverty May Lead to Poor Adult Psychological Health

A study says people who experience poverty in childhood are more apt to have psychological challenges as adults.

8 Ways to Say Goodbye to Stress in 2017

By making small, achievable tweaks in how you think and interact with others on a daily basis, you can make a stress-free New Year that much more real.

New Study May Explain Mysterious Spike in Holiday Deaths

In the wake of Christmas, as families celebrate the coming new year, a curious phenomenon occurs – mortality rates spike to the highest levels of the year.

Did Debbie Reynolds Die of Broken Heart Syndrome?

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

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.

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.

Carrie Fisher’s Death Shines Spotlight on Women’s Heart Health

The sudden and shocking death of Carrie Fisher has put the topic of heart disease back center stage in women’s health.

Brain ‘Adulthood’ Continues to Baffle Scientists

When it comes to brain development, scientists say there is no final maturity — our brains are constantly changing as we age.

Doodling Boosts Your Brain, Improves Memory and Focus

If you’ve ever had a teacher or boss who told you to stop scribbling on your papers, you’ve just been vindicated.

New Research Shows Distinctive Brain Pattern Linked to Dyslexia

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.

Teen Violence Can Spread Like the Flu: Study

A study found that teens are 48 percent more likely to get involved in a serious fight if a friend had engaged in the same behavior.

Delay in Cutting Umbilical Cord May Benefit Newborns

According to doctors, cutting the umbilical cord 30 seconds too soon could deprive the child of receiving a life-giving surge of placental blood.

Groundbreaking Study Offers Glimpse of New Ways to Prevent Preterm Birth

Scientists have unlocked a longstanding mystery that may have important ramifications on maternal and infant health.

HIV Patients Have Nearly Double the Heart Attack Risk: Study

A paper published in JAMA Cardiology shows that people with HIV have almost double the risk of heart attack than people who do not have the disease.

A Cheap Solution for a Multi-Billion Dollar Baby Problem

A cheap and effective preventative for infant eczema has been discovered, and there’s a good chance it’s already in your medicine cabinet.

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.

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.

Groundbreaking Study Could Lead to Age Reversal Treatments

The research may have vast therapeutic implications if the age-reversement treatment can be transferred to humans.

13 Percent of Commercial Pilots May Be Depressed: Study

An anonymous survey of more than 1,800 pilots found that 13.5 percent of the pilots were depressed.

Fossils Show Cavemen Ate Butterflies and Used ‘Toothpicks’

New clues about the lives of cavemen are giving scientists a better idea of their eating habits and hygiene routine.

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?

Pregnancy Has Long-Lasting Impact on a Woman’s Brain: Study

Researchers found that pregnancy reduces gray matter in certain areas of the brain, helping the woman bond with her new baby and prepare for motherhood.

Optimists and Pessimists Deal With Bad News the Same: Study

There aren’t any differences between optimists and pessimists when it comes to hearing bad news, a new study suggests.

The Role Sleep Plays in Processing Traumatic Events

Is it possible to sleep off the effects of traumatic events? A new study tries to answer that question.

Women Make Better Doctors Than Men, Study Suggests

Elderly people treated by female physicians in the hospital are less likely to die than those treated by male doctors, a study found.

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk: Study

Cholesterol-busting drugs known as statins may also protect patients from developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study in JAMA Neurology.

Social Support Can Increase Breast Cancer Survival: Study

Socially isolated patients in the early stages of breast cancer were at a higher risk of dying from the disease, according to a study.

Fewer Chubby Babies Could Be a Good Sign in Obesity Fight

Good news in the fight against childhood obesity — chubby babies are on the decline, according to a study from the CDC.

Hormones Could Explain Why Certain Tumors Cause Vision Loss in Girls

It’s a question that has long perplexed scientists: Why do girls who develop a rare type of benign brain tumors lose their vision more often than boys?

Here’s How Much Weight You Really Gain During College

Forget the “Freshman 15” — the “Graduate 10” is a far more likely scenario for the typical college student.

Success Rate of Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Test Questioned

A Harvard report says one colon cancer test’s nearly 95 percent success rate might be flawed.

‘World’s Heaviest Woman’ to Fly to India for Potentially Life-Saving Operations

A doctor has set up a fundraising initiative in order to fly someone believed to be the world's heaviest woman to India for treatment.

Fewer Americans Under 70 Are Losing Their Hearing: Report

A new study shows that hearing loss among adults ages 20 to 69 years continues to decline.

When High Heels Hurt, Try These ‘Pillows’ for Your Feet

Anyone who has ever worn high heels knows that tingly ball-of-foot pain that happens after a few hours. That pain can ruin your night...

Your ZIP Code May Influence Your Death as Much as Your Genes

Where you live may determine how you die, and how long you live, according to a new study.

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