US Panel Urges Young Women to Take Daily Folic Acid Supplements

For women planning on becoming pregnant, and especially for those who already are, experts highly recommend incorporating a folic acid supplement to prevent brain and spine birth defects.

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.

Simple Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

If you're having trouble falling or staying asleep, try these tips.

Psst…Have You Heard? Gossiping May Actually Be Good for Your Health

It turns out that not all gossip is entirely bad, considering such chatter releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin which researchers link to forming beneficial social interactions.

Sitting Too Much Can Speed up the Aging Process

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.

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.

Testing Your Tears Could Reveal What Vitamins You Need

Tears could be an alternate source of diagnostic fluid for assessing nutritional deficiencies, and studies show that people with these deficiencies blink more.

Stop Blaming Your Joint Pain on the Weather

It's been long-believed that the weather influences joint pain, but new research puts this theory to rest once and for all.

Caffeine May Prevent Age-Related Inflammation

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.

Salmonella Could Be Used to Fight Brain Cancer

This strain of bacteria, most associated with food poisoning, shows promising results when tested against tumors consistent with glioblastoma.

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.

Promising Alzheimer’s Vaccine Moves Closer to Human Trials

The vaccine testing program is currently underway in pre-clinical trials, and the researchers plan to move forward with efficacy tests among human subjects once they conclude.

This Woman Is Deadly Allergic To Nearly Everything — Including Her Husband

Johanna Watkins was diagnosed with MCAS, a rare immune disorder, in 2015, and with the diagnosis came several adjustments that needed to be made to she and her husband's everyday lives.

Your Appendix May Not Be Useless After All

This oft-removed organ may serve a more important role in stimulating healthy gut microorganisms than once thought.

Playing Instruments May Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age

A new study found that playing an instrument could have beneficial effects for prolonging cognitive processes as we age.

Most Doctors Overcharge Patients: Report

The study authors found that doctors on average are charging more than two and a half times what Medicare pays.

Going ‘Umbrella Chic’ at the Beach Won’t Prevent You from Getting a Sunburn

Beach umbrellas are stylish and functional, but you still need to apply some sunscreen if you want to avoid a sunburn, even in the shade.

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.

Using Your Phone Is Actually Disrupting Your Workout

Being on your phone while exercising not only distracts you from the workout at hand, but also compromises your posture and the intensity of your routine.

Could There Finally Be a Vaccine for the Common Cold?

A vaccine for the common cold may be available within the next decade.

Men Who Eat More Red Meat Are at Risk for This Digestive Disorder

A new study suggests that men may want to reconsider the amount of red meat they eat in order to avoid a painful digestive disorder.

Canada’s ‘Poop Lady’ on Gut Health: It’s All in the Stool

Catherine Girard worked through the awkwardness of collecting stool samples door-to-door to research the microbiomes of Inuit people in Canada.

Couch Potato Lifestyle May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study reveals that individuals who lead a sedentary lifestyle may be just as likely to develop dementia later in life as people with a genetic predisposition.

Cybersecurity Flaw Leaves Some Pacemakers Vulnerable to Hacking

The maker of these pacemakers is addressing vulnerabilities revealed by a security flaw, and the company is still working to quickly fix other potential cyber security patches.

Sorry Sushi Lovers, Your Salmon May Have A Japanese Tapeworm

If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.

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.

‘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.

Common Alzheimer’s Drug May Cure Tooth Decay

Restoring the tooth’s dentine structure using this drug, instead of cement fillings, has the potential to eliminate issues like tooth decay and erosion.

Artificial Sweeteners Are the New Sugar Fix for Kids

The prevalence of low-calorie artificial sweeteners in a growing number of basic food products has made the impending sugar fix more and more difficult to avoid for many consumers, young and old.

New Blood Test Can Reveal Just How Well You’re Aging

Analyzing biomarker signatures in the blood offers insight into a person’s risk for developing age-determined diseases and even death.

High Doses of Vitamin C Injections Shown to Kill Cancer Cells

Researchers are studying the effects of high doses of vitamin C, injected intravenously, on cancer cells in patients with pancreatic and lung cancer.

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.

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.

Here’s Why More Moms Cradle Babies on the Left Side

"Positional bias" can help to explain this evolutionary behavior seen in humans and other mammals.

Try These 5 Natural Cough Remedies

There's no need to leave the house to treat a persistent cough, so long as you've got these commonly found remedies around.

Doctors Discover Brain Inside Teen’s Ovary

Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.

What’s That? Lack Of Iron May Be Associated With Hearing Loss

The link between iron levels and hearing loss is a strong indicator for treating and avoiding auditory impairments.

Afternoon Naps May Improve Your Brain Health

Researchers have discovered the ideal amount of time adults should nap in the afternoon for optimum cognitive performance.

‘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.

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.

These New High-Tech Glasses Could Bring Relief to Insomnia Sufferers

Read about the science behind these innovative sleep aid spectacles.

Chicken Tenders Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

Have you purchased frozen chicken breast tenders recently? Check to see if your product is involved in this recall.

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.

Trouble Sticking to Your Diet? Try Looking at Art

Researchers noticed this one outcome when people focused on dieting were shown art depicting slim body types.

Living Near Highways May Increase Dementia Risk

Here's how much your chance for developing dementia increases just by living near a busy road or highway.

Best & Worst Cities for Active Lifestyles Revealed

Where does your city rank? Learn about the factors that determine what makes America's cities more or less active than others.

Drug Lawsuit: Popular Memory Pill Accused of Being a ‘Fraud’

The plaintiffs cite an inconclusive study in their claim that the memory-boosting supplement, Prevagen, doesn't provide substantive health benefits.

Here’s Why You Need to Ditch Your Desk and Walk for 5 Minutes

A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.

5 Health Trends to Avoid in 2017

Health professionals recommend skipping out on these health trends for the new year.

Melanoma Drug Halts Spread of Cancer Cells by 90 Percent in Trials

A new drug compound therapy previously used to treat an autoimmune disorder shows promising results when targeting cancer-causing melanoma skin cells.

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