Researchers Are Developing Contact Lenses that Can Detect Disease

With bio-sensing contact lenses that can assess blood glucose levels, the researchers hope to improve health outcomes by replacing older, painful methods of diabetes monitoring.

Celiac Disease Induced By Common Virus: Study

When given to mice, an infection known as reovirus sparked an inflammatory response that led the immune system to “overreact” to gluten and essentially bring on celiac disease.

7 Foods to Boost Your Sex Drive

Need a little boost in the bedroom? Try some or all of these libido-enhancing foods.

This Sleep Mask Wakes You Up With a Sunrise

The illumy sleep mask uses natural light to both lull you to sleep and wake you up.

Seasonal Flu Shots Significantly Reduce Risk of Pediatric Death: Study

Among children with underlying medical conditions, the seasonal vaccine cut the risk of death by more than half.

These Countries Have the Fewest Crying Babies

Researchers are studying why babies in Denmark, Japan and Germany cry the least over the first 12 weeks of life, whereas babies in Canada, England and Italy cry more.

Decreased Sex Drive in Women Is More Complicated Than Hormones

Is it low testosterone or something more serious? Researchers explain the complicated factors behind a woman's decreased sex drive.

These Are the Most Stressed Out States in the Country

The stress levels of Americans all over the country have been assessed; where does your state rank?

Coca-Cola Funded Media Conferences to Sway Journalists: Report

A report reveals that industry money was used to sway journalists to report that inactivity is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic.

Add Legumes to Your Diet to Cut Diabetes Risk, Suggests Study

Eating about one-and-a-half servings of legumes per week was associated with a 35% reduced risk of developing diabetes.

Tooth Loss May Lead to Increased Risk of Premature Death in Women

The study subjects who suffered from gum disease showed a 12 percent higher risk of premature death, and those who lost teeth at any point were 17 percent more likely to die early.

Sex, Weight Mismatches May Lead to Organ Transplant Failures

The new research sheds light on the complex variables that make a good match for organ donation.

Stuck on Repeat: Why Certain Songs Are ‘Earworms’

Here's why certain songs get stuck in your head, and what researchers suggest can cure 'last song' syndrome.

This Natural Indian Herb Might Help You Fall Asleep

While Ashwagandha has been traditionally known to ensure a better night’s sleep for centuries, no one quite understood which active element of the herb actually helps to promote sleepiness until now.

Marmite as Brain Food? The British May Have a Health Secret

Are the British onto something with this tangy food spread?

Breast Cancer Grows More Rapidly in Obese Patients: Study

The new study suggests that cancer essentially thrives in an environment full of fatty tissue.

Music Therapy May Reduce Pain After Surgery

Patients recovering from surgery who received a live music performance, which was tailored to their musical preferences, all reported a drop in pain level.

Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed Man Use His Thoughts to Feed Himself

For the first time in eight years, a paralyzed man in Cleveland, Ohio fed himself dinner with the help of an innovative brain implant.

CPR Playlist: These Songs May Have the Perfect Beat to Save Lives

A new playlist contains songs that measure at 100 beats per minute, which is the same rate that first responders are told to administer CPR.

Post-Sex ‘Afterglow’ Bonds Partners, Raises Satisfaction Levels

There's a 48-hour period after sex during which couples bond and are more satisfied with their relationship, a new study finds.

Video Games May Help People Deal With Depression

The brain games showed much promise not just in treating the symptoms of depression, but in actually creating a shift in the cognitive function in the brain.

Overweight Moms Are More Likely to Have Children Who Develop Epilepsy: Study

A new study found that the greater a mother’s body mass index, the greater the risk of having a baby that developed childhood epilepsy.

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.

Most Cookbooks Lack Sufficient Food-Safety Information, Study Says

The study authors found a particular grievance with a common characteristic of cookbooks: using the duration of cooking in place of an internal temperature reading.

Cold Symptoms May Feel Worse for Lonely People

In a study, participants who were lonely were 39 percent more likely to report higher severity of their cold symptoms than those who were not.

Measuring Brainwaves May Predict Reading Success in Children

Researchers noticed a unique pattern of brain activity among children who later achieved higher academic success.

Breastfeeding Does Not Make Children Smarter Long-Term: Study

Children in a study who were breastfed for six months did show lower rates of hyperactivity and better problem solving skills by age three, but when the children turned five, those differences dissipated.

This Popular 1980s Video Game Could Prevent PTSD

Typically, people are treated for PTSD after symptoms start to emerge, but this study was the first to focus on therapeutic intervention before their onset.

Your Microbiome is a ‘Sexy’ Topic for These Leading Doctors on Gut Health

Gut health was one of many topics discussed at the 2017 American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego.

Two Yale Students Think They Can Prevent Your Next Hangover

The students say their product is better than other hangover supplements because it addresses the four root causes of hangovers.

Eating Less Salt Could Mean Fewer Midnight Bathroom Trips

The researchers studied 300 volunteers who all previously reported high salt intake and sleep-related problems.

Children Exposed to Lead Feel the Effects Well into Adulthood: Study

A new study reveals that the cognitive effects of lead exposure can last for decades.

FDA Warnings About Medications Aren’t Taken Seriously Enough

In a session at the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine Meeting in San Diego this week, Dr. Douglas S. Paauw stressed the importance of heeding medication warnings from the FDA.

Fruit Juice Could Be Causing Your Child to Gain Weight

Data from the observational studies demonstrated clinically significant weight gain for children younger than the age of two.

Sitting Too Much Is Especially Risky for People With Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes patients, remaining in a seated position for several hours can affect blood levels negatively.

Social Life May Be Linked to Sense of Smell as We Age

While women performed better than men during the olfactory testing, a significant association was found for women between the odor identification and their overall social lives.

Genetic Variant Tied to Greater Obesity Risk in African Americans

The new focus opens up additional opportunity for understanding — and perhaps preventing — rates of obesity among African Americans.

Belly Fat May Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Researchers explored the connection between waist-to-hip ratio and cancers, such as pancreatic and bowel, with Ovarian cancer posing the highest threat.

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.

This Weight Loss Drug May Reduce Opioid Cravings: Study

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.

Bad Office Air Quality May Harm Productivity

Previous studies have linked poor air ventilation and quality with physical ailments, but it turns out it also affects cognitive function and worker productivity.

Poll Finds Majority of Americans Are Addicted to Smartphones

A new poll found that 9 out of 10 Americans feel compelled to constantly check their notifications, and one-fifth claim their smartphone is a significant source of stress.

Breast Implant Type May Increase Risk of Developing Rare Cancer

The FDA believes that evidence it has gathered since 2011 regarding breast cancer cases is enough to warrant a new designation for the rare type of T-cell lymphoma that can occur following breast implants.

Inactive Teens May Develop Weaker, Lazy Bones

Between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls, and the ages of 12 and 16 for boys, is a crucial time in their physical development.

This Amazon Tribe Has the Healthiest Hearts in the World, Experts Say

Though the Tsimane have other health issues, their low risk for heart disease made a new record.

Weight Training May Prevent Osteoporosis in Men

The study showed that even those with low bone mass can naturally improve the density of their bones without resorting to clinical or medical methods.

America’s Fattest Cities Are All in One Part of the Country

Except for one city, most of the top 20 fattest American cities are all in the South.

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.

New Research May Explain Why More African Americans Get Colon Cancer

African Americans produce more sulfide-producing bacteria in their colon, which can alter DNA and ultimately lead to cancer.

Young Cancer Survivors Are More Likely to Have Premature Babies: Study

The authors hypothesized that long-term effects of cancer treatments may be to blame.

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