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Could Drinking Just One High-Fat Milkshake Mimic Heart Disease?

A small study of healthy males found that eating a 1,000-calorie milkshake led to a troubling change among the men’s red blood cells.

Scientists Create Sensor That Can Track What You Eat

Could this technology be the key to easier dieting?

Is Empathy in Our Genes?

Empathy is learned in many ways, but now, it could also be considered to be genetic.

Daily Coffee Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Says Study

Coffee contains an abundance of micronutrients and antioxidants, and researchers discovered in animal trials that one compound in particular helps the body regulate fasting glucose levels

Nighttime Noise May Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Living in the 21st century comes with perks, but it also has its drawbacks – including some, like nighttime noise, that people may not even be aware of.

Study Sheds Light on How Social Media Affects Real Social Situations

The long-term study used data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, a national sample of 2,774 individuals over a three year period.

Drinking More Likely to Leave You with Visual Blind Spots

A new study found that a certain visual phenomenon is heightened when a person is intoxicated.

FDA Says BPA Is Safe for Use in Packaging and More

Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, has often been considered a harmful substance found in plastics and resins by the general public.

Artificial Eye Corrects Astigmatism, Focuses on Objects Automatically

The nanoengineered eye, which combines a “metalens” with artificial muscle technology, bests its human counterpart in some instances.

Using Cleaning Products at Home as Harmful as Long-Term Smoking

The negative results were found among professional cleaners as well as those who cleaned around the house.

New Blood Test Aims to Detect Autism Sooner

Scientists from the UK hope the test will not only help to detect autism spectrum disorder sooner, but also to reveal new causes.

Sibling Bullying May Lead to Psychotic Disorders in Adulthood

Even after adjusting the study, involvement in sibling bullying was associated with psychotic disorder.

Adult Cannabis Use May Improve Cognitive Function

Researchers analyzed MRI scans of adults using cannabis to find some interesting improvements in brain health.

Ingredient in McDonald’s Cooking Oil Could Treat Baldness

The chemical in question is used to stop cooking oil from frothing while frying McDonald’s fries.

E-Cigarettes May Be Beneficial to People Who Want to Stop Smoking

New research studied whether vaping is "safer" than smoking nicotine cigarettes.

Nutritious Elixir Helps Women Run and Bike Faster: Study

Physically active women who took a monthly supplement containing essential minerals sliced nearly a minute off a three-mile run – and gained other aerobic...

Does Owning a Pet Make You Healthier?

Researchers looked at households with pets to see how the health and well-being of pet owners fared later in life.

Creative People Use Specific Brain Networks: Study

A new study sheds light on how creative people use their brains differently.

Transcendental Meditation Proves Effective for Veterans With PTSD

The study found that after one month of meditation therapy, 80 percent of the veterans saw a drastic enough reduction of symptoms that they were no longer considered to have PTSD.

Could a Nasal Spray Help Treat Gambling Addiction?

For those who suffer from a gambling addiction, the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland is working on a treatment.

Ingestible Sensor Offers Inside Peek Into Patients’ Gut Health

Understanding the presence and amount of gases in the stomach and intestines can help scientists better deal with gastrointestinal diseases and other disorders.

Woman Has Baby From Embryo Almost As Old As Her

The embryo was 24-years-old.

Tomatoes, Apples Boost Lung Health Among Ex-Smokers: Study

The study reveals the benefits of a diet rich in specific fruits.

Eating Leafy Greens Daily Could Help Slow Cognitive Decline

Adding more greens to your diet could be the way to live a longer life with a sharper brain.

Gene Therapy That Treats Rare Blindness Gains FDA Approval

Experts believe the cost for the novel treatment may soar to $1 million or more.

Brain Stimulation Studied as Possible Therapy for Autism

The study used mice to demonstrate how stimulating the cerebellum, a part of the brain that has been suggested as an area of interest in previous studies concerning autism, was able to amend social deficiencies for the animals.

Study Uses Sperm as Cancer-Destroying Missiles

The novel findings offer an exciting glimpse of precision medicine using organic matter to combat cancer.

Artificial Ovaries Could Mean Less Harmful Hormone Therapies for Women

The researchers hope to determine whether the engineered ovaries are successful for women.

New ‘Black Box’ Device Puts Surgeons’ Skills to the Test

A new tracking device may find its way into the operating room and measure – by video and movement – how well a surgeon...

Why Your DNA May Be Sabotaging Your Diet

The researchers tested five types of diets on mice, dividing the animals into four groups based on similarities in DNA.

Reading Aloud May Improve Memory Retention

If you have a tendency to forget things, you might want to read aloud what you want to remember.

Bright Light Therapy May Have Potential to Treat Bipolar Depression

The study showed that sixty-eight percent of of patients with bipolar depression improved with bright light therapy versus only 22 percent of patients on the placebo box.

Does Alcohol Type Affect Your Mood?

How does drinking beer or liquor, for example, variably change your mood? Researchers set to find out by studying various types of alcohol.

Squirrels’ Long Slumber May Hold the Key to Stroke Treatment

Squirrels may be a surprising source of potential life-saving stroke therapy.

Complex Mental Activity May Protect Against Anxiety

Participants were asked to answer memory-based math problems, view images of angry or scared facial expressions and to play a guessing game with rewards.

Drinking Alcohol May Boost Foreign Language Speaking Skills

Drinking that extra beer might not help you when adding up the tab, but it could help you in a foreign country.

Long-term Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

The link is found only among pregnant women who took a product containing acetaminophen for 29 days in succession or more.

Fructan Carbs, Not Gluten, May Actually Be the Cause of Gut Issues

Perhaps gluten has been miscast as the culprit the whole time.

Can Unwanted Thoughts Be Prevented?

The study found an interesting insight when looking at levels of GABA within the brain.

High-Fat Keto Diet May Influence Brain Inflammation

By copying the effects of the ketogenic diet, the study can affect patients who suffer from many health issues, including other inflammatory conditions.

Does Heart Surgery in the Afternoon Improve Survival Rates?

Heart surgery performed in the afternoon may give patients a better chance of survival, considering the body's circadian rhythms.

Pollution Linked to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide

Pollution is a severe and underreported contributor to global disease.

Scientists Discover the Hiding Place of the Brain’s Long-Term Memories

Our memories, it turns out, don’t reside in some abstract space or inside an impenetrable lock-box.

Magic Mushrooms May ‘Reset’ Depressed Patients’ Brains

The researchers note that using psilocybin as a treatment method is a tactic that goes back centuries, and one that may be beneficial for hard-to-treat cases of depression.

Menopausal Women May Be More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

Glucose metabolism, key to cellular functioning, was found to be lower in women who were transitioning into menopause and who were already menopausal.

Pricier Medication May Cause Worse Effects, Study Suggests

The study analyzed brain imaging to further understand how medication pricing can influence the nocebo effect.

Positive Mood May Strengthen Flu Shot Effectiveness

The vaccination day could be a particularly important time where one's positive mood influences the body’s immune response.

Change in Weather Tied to Heart Events, Morbidity

Canadian researchers found that precipitous changes in the environment don’t bode well for a person’s health.

Gene Therapy Reverses the Tide of Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

Among the animals studied, up to 80 percent of them went into virtually complete remission of the condition even after experiencing paralysis in their hind limbs.

New Tech Allows Users to Pay With Their Veins

A new biometric payment system reads a customer’s finger veins to complete a purchase.

Children Praised for Being Smart Are More Likely to Cheat

The study observed that children as young as three years old who are praised for being smart change behaviors after the compliment.

How Antibiotics Can Augment Cancer Therapy

The groundbreaking discovery reveals that a simple intervention may reverse course and prevent certain bacteria from interfering with drug therapy.

Could Blocking Sweet Taste Receptors Prevent Sinus Infections?

Blocking a person’s sweet taste receptors allows the natural infection-fighting ability of bitter taste receptors to flourish.

Study Finds Fathers Play a Role in Determining the Sex of Their Children

A father has more to do with the sex of his offspring than you might think.

Heavy Alcohol Use Affects Young Men and Women’s Brains Differently

It’s no secret that long-term, heavy alcohol consumption alters brain function. In a recent study from researchers from Finland, young men and women who...

Do Women Tire of the Same Sexual Partner More Than Men?

A new study found that women become bored of the same sexual partner after one year.

Scientists Use CRISPR to Change a Flower’s Color

Scientists have changed the genetic makeup of flowers by using DNA splicing technology, which reveals the vast potential of CRISPR.

Exposure to Outdoor Light at Night Linked to Breast Cancer

The association between outdoor light at night and breast cancer was specifically found in premenopausal women and those who were smokers or had smoked in the past.

American Dads Are Delaying Fatherhood Too

Recent research shows that American fathers of newborns who were 40 years of age and older doubled from 4.1 percent to 8.9 percent over the past forty years.

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.

Researchers Suggest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Procrastinators

Because procrastination can impede a person’s wellness, the new study may help chronic time-wasters improve their outlook.

Smart Labels Could Tell You When to Throw Out Food

Scientists at Clarkson University in New York have created a smart label that detects whether a product, from food to makeup, is no longer viable for consumers.

Vitamin B3 May Prevent Birth Defects and Miscarriages: Study

To understand more about vitamin B3 and its role in pregnancy, researchers turned to the mice model.

Do CT Scans Encourage Smokers to Quit?

Lung cancer has the highest mortality rate by far among all types of cancer, but the new study suggests that exposing people to a CT screening of their lungs may have a significant impact on smoking rates.

Dirty Makeup Brushes Can Give You a Serious Infection

How often do you clean your makeup brushes? One woman learned the importance of such a task the hard way.

Looking at Certain Body Parts Reveals the Type of Relationship We Desire

New research reveals why we tend to focus on certain parts of the body when looking at different people.

Why You Don’t Want to Clean That Filthy Kitchen Sponge

A new study discovered that there's an alarming amount of bacteria on kitchen sponges, and why cleaning them may actually make it worse.

Does Drinking Alcohol Lower Diabetes Risk?

In the study, women who consumed nine drinks per week had a 58 percent lower risk for developing diabetes, while men who consumed 14 drinks per week had a 43 percent lower risk.

Are Your Taste Buds Dulled? You May Be Prone to Obesity

A new study found that participants with compromised taste receptors sought out more sugar.

Blowing Out Birthday Candles Is Actually Really Gross

The amount of bacteria that lingers on a cake after the candles have been blown out is of some concern.

Talking to Ourselves May Help Us Control Our Emotions

The simple act of talking to ourselves may do wonders for dealing with our emotions in stressful situations.

Even Just One High Intensity Workout Could Lead to Serious Condition

Concerning research into high intensity workouts, including exercises that push the body to its limits, stresses the importance of taking it slow.

Not so Sweet: High-Sugar Diets Linked to Depression

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

New Sunscreen Reacts to Your DNA For Better Protection

A new type of sunscreen works with a person's DNA to better protect the skin.

Kids Who Drink Non-Cow’s Milk Are Shorter Than Peers

A study showed that kids who drank plant-based milk only were significantly shorter than their peers who drank regular cow's milk.

Ketamine Could Be the Answer to Treatment-Resistant Depression

Although ketamine use isn't completely understood, a new study suggests it may prove helpful for treating older patients who struggle with depression.

Why Do We Lean to the Right When We Kiss?

The study suggests that couples instinctively try to avoid discomfort when kissing.

Does Green Tea Improve Cognition?

The study adds compelling evidence to support the overall benefits of green tea consumption, while finding even more reason to brew a batch.

Clinical Trials for Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Coming Soon 

The vaccine centers around previous research that has identified a common type of virus, called an enterovirus, as a cause of type 1 diabetes.

Baby Poop May Determine Cognitive Performance

Researchers noticed a certain group of bacteria was associated with better test scores among one-year-olds.

Drink to Remember: Alcohol Can Boost Memory Recall

The researchers theorized that the hippocampus, when affected by alcohol consumption, switches from retaining short-term to long-term memory.

Sperm Counts Are Drastically Dropping Across Western Nations

Over the past thirty years, total sperm count among men in Western countries has declined nearly 60 percent, and sperm concentration has dropped by more than 52 percent.

Muscular Dystrophy Reversed in Dogs

A team of international researchers explored the possibility of gene therapy in dogs to reverse and ultimately cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Baby Talk: Language Development Starts Prior to Birth

A new study found evidence that early speech recognition occurs in the womb.

One in Three Cases of Dementia Are Preventable: Report

Dementia is a mental disorder that affects aging populations, but the factors begin in early childhood, according to a new report. Published in The...

Children Without Fathers Are Likelier to Be Stressed

A study found that fatherless children are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a part of DNA that’s linked to stress and disease.

Researchers Study How Fat Content Affects Ice Cream Taste

It turns out that people can't tell the difference between low-fat and high-fat ice cream.

Long-Term Breastfeeding May Reduce Mother’s Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

The link between breastfeeding and lower MS risk showed to be strongest for women who breastfeed for 15 months or more.

Are You Neurotic? Research Says You May Live Longer

According to a new study, being highly neurotic does have its health benefits.

Experts Warn Flip-Flops Can Cause Problems for Feet

Flip-flops are a flop when it comes to providing adequate protection and support.

Stevia May Be the Cure for Lyme Disease

Stevia leaf extract was shown to treat the tick-borne disease better than traditional antibiotics.

Are You Consuming the Right Kind of Vitamin D?

New research shows that one form of vitamin D supplementation is twice as better at raising levels in the body.

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