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Scientists Delete Specific Memories from Snails’ Brains

The research may be especially important for those who experience traumatic events and have the memories to remember them by.

Baby Foods Contain a Significant Amount of Lead: Report

Eight types of baby foods had detectable amounts of lead in more than 40 percent of samples.

New Headband Technology From South Korea Aims to Treat Depression

This new type of treatment does not try to lessen symptoms, but rather cure depression itself.

Bright Light Repels Mosquitos, Reduces Bites

It may be the best mosquito repellent that the insects cannot adapt to or find their way around.

City Living Has People Thinking About Their Futures

Moving to a big city might be just the thing for getting one's priorities straightened out.

MDMA Moves Closer to Being PTSD Treatment

Researchers want to flip the narrative on MDMA and put its psychological-soothing properties to good use in the fight against traumatic stress.

Men With This Genetic Mutation May Live 10 Years Longer

The new findings come as one of the first clear associations between a population’s genetic makeup and overall lifespan.

Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Poorer Mental Performance: Study

Here's why going to bed at close to the same time every night is just as important as getting enough sleep.

Eating Fried Potatoes May Increase Chance of Dying

Eating fried potatoes two to three times a week was found to be associated with a higher mortality rate among study participants.

Grape Seed Extract Lengthens Lifespan of Tooth Fillings

Grape seed extract was found to strengthen a part of the tooth known as dentin.

This Wearable Patch Detects Sleep Apnea

Read about the innovative new wearable that can diagnose sleep apnea as well as traditional methods.

Swearing Heals Emotional Pain, Too

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

Scientists Create Topical Drug That Tans Skin

Scientists have developed a topical drug that darkens skin pigmentation without the sun's rays.

Economic Cost of Heroin Epidemic in U.S. Is Staggering

The cost to society emphasizes the need for healthcare that reduces the risk of abuse and offers care to those struggling with opioid addiction.

Could Playing Soccer Give You Better Eyesight?

This study is the first of its nature.

Drinking Sugary Beverages While Pregnant Increases Child’s Obesity Risk

Children born to mothers who consumed artificially-sweetened beverages versus those who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages were found equally likely to be overweight or obese, the study said.

No Cuts About It: Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure Shows Results

Similar to a gastric bypass procedure, the new 'accordion procedure' works to decrease the size of the stomach but without the cuts and scars that come with invasive surgery.

Babies That Sleep Alone May Sleep Better

New study findings oppose current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advise that young children sleep in their parents’ rooms for a full year.

Can Dancing Make You Happier and Healthier?

Dancing does a lot more for your health than you may realize.

High-Tech Melatonin Product Promotes Better Sleep

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

Why Aren’t All Hospital Patients Screened for Depression?

Considering the high depression rate among hospitalized patients, a new study asks why we aren’t screening all patients for depression, just as we do for high blood pressure or diabetes.

Chronic Lack of Sleep May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers are further revealing why getting consistent, sufficient sleep is crucial to brain health as we age.

Marijuana Use Could Lead to Gum Disease

It's well-known that tobacco usage can lead to gum disease, but new research from Columbia University shows that smoking marijuana also increases the risk.

Eat More Fiber to Avoid Painful, Creaky Knees

Researchers found that the higher the dietary fiber intake, the lower the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the knee.

From AIDS to Cancer, Scripps Laboratories Are Revolutionizing Medical Research

At Scripps Research Institute, scientists are making some remarkable discoveries in their research into how disease infects our bodies.

Americans Are Eating Less Packaged, Salty Foods

Researchers of a new study recorded an almost 150 percent plunge in sodium intake from salty snacks and a more than 100 percent dive in sodium intake since the turn of the century.

This ‘Beauty Vitamin’ May Be the Key to Better Hair

Choosing the right hair supplement can be confusing, but this vitamin is known for healthy hair.

Marijuana Extract May Reduce Seizures in Epilepsy Patients

Cannabidiol, or CBD, was found to reduce seizures among patients with a rare form of epilepsy by nearly 40 percent.

New Research Breaks Stereotype of Women Being More Emotional

It remains unclear as to whether or not women truly do express more emotions, or rather, they may just handle their emotions differently.

Swimming Lessons May Help Babies Stand Sooner

The typical timeline that babies learn to stand occurs around 9 to 12 months of age, but babies given swimming lessons in a study could stand at just 4 months old.

Summer Pregnancies May Have Higher Risk for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes, a form of high blood sugar that affects pregnant women, puts women who develop the condition at risk for Type 2 diabetes

Sleepless in Space: Astronauts Find Sleep Elusive

If you ever travel to outer space, bring a sleep mask. A new report shows astronauts often face sleep deprivation, fatigue and off-kilter circadian rhythms.

Buying Guide: Our Top 3 Supplements For Thicker, Gorgeous Hair

We all want thicker, more luminous hair and strong nails. And there are hundreds of products available promising luscious hair and nails so strong...

Breast Cancer Risk Increases With Alcohol Consumption: Report

Breast cancer is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in women, and the risk grows the more someone drinks alcohol, a new report found.

More Vitamin D May Help Moms Prevent Asthma in Children

Mothers-to-be who are worried about their child developing asthma early in life may want to up their vitamin D intake, a new study suggests.

Circadian Clock Disruptions Could Impact Your Waistline

A new study on your body’s internal clock could lead to innovative new treatments for obesity.

Dirty Money: Cash Has More Disease-Causing Bacteria Than You Think

Dirty money often refers to money obtained illegally, but it turns out that it can be taken far more literally.

Biotin: This Vitamin Could Be the Secret to Healthier Hair

When a healthy diet can’t provide all you need to fight dull, listless or weak and thinning tresses, consider adding a biotin supplementation into your daily routine.

Can Eating Chocolate Prevent Irregular Heartbeat?

A study found that adults who ate dark chocolate one to three times a month were 10 to 20 percent less likely to develop atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat.

Think Twice Before Swimming In a Public Pool This Summer

Multiple studies involving aquatic facilities across the U.S. found incidence of people falling ill from exposure to bacteria that lingers even in pools that are chemically treated.

Check Your Sunscreen for These Harmful Ingredients

Don't simply be swayed by that high SPF rating when choosing a sunscreen.

Obese but Healthy? New Research Calls It a Myth

A new study found that obese individuals have double the risk of heart failure and a 50 percent heightened risk of coronary heart disease.

Alzheimer’s Death Rate Continues to Spike

With the Alzheimer's death rate continuing to spike in the U.S., the quality of care that Alzheimer's patients are getting is a major concern.

Why People With Colon Cancer May Want to Eat More Nuts

In a study of people with stage II colon cancer, those who ate tree nuts slashed their chance of cancer recurrence and death roughly in half.

Why You Should Use a Foam Roller, Even If You’re Not a Gym Rat

Often an overlooked part of the fitness routine, foam rolling can help you recover from injuries, ease knots and increase flexibility.

New Guidelines Say Infants and Toddlers Should Avoid Fruit Juice

Fruit juice is often high in sugar, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics is revising their guidelines for its consumption at a young age.

Mushrooms Are More Nutritious When Cooked This Way

A new study explores the various ways we cook mushrooms and what impact each method has on their nutritional value.

South African Doctors Perform Second Successful Penis Transplant

The recipient was a 40-year-old man who lost his penis 17 years ago due to complications after a ritual circumcision.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Are Living Nearly Twice as Long

Survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body are increasing two-fold.

How to Remedy Constant Workplace Snacking

Is your office culture causing you to mindlessly snack throughout the day and pack on the pounds as a result?

Plastic Surgery Goes Green With ‘Fat Recycling’

Hair is used to make wigs and old clothes are donated, so what can be done with fat taken out of people's bodies?

Old Wives’ Fertility Treatment Proves to Be Scientific Marvel

New research that studied the effect of flushing blocked fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil was promising for women dealing with infertility due to this issue.

Are Men With Beards More Attractive to Women?

Men who are ready to settle down may want to leave the shaving cream and razor beneath the sink.

Scientists Reveal New Prostate Cancer Vaccine

After receiving the vaccine, 77 percent of trial patients' tumors stopped growing, and 45 percent of trial patients saw tumor shrinkage.

Robotic Hip Device Works to Prevent Devastating Falls

A device called Active Pelvis Orthosis, or APO, can prevent elderly persons from falling, even when put through hazardous conditions on a treadmill.

Can a Two Week Vacation Ruin Your Health?

A person may exercise daily, eat healthy foods, and maintain an active lifestyle, but just two short weeks can change everything.

Nacho Cheese From Gas Station Causes Botulism Outbreak

A gas station in California's capital city is under investigation for ten cases of botulism from nacho cheese consumption.

Segregated Neighborhoods Increase Heart Attack Risk for Black Americans: Study

These findings are extra relevant because African Americans already are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.

Doctor’s Age May Influence Patient Death

Older physicians are tied to a higher death rate among hospital patients, shows a new study.

Teen Depression May Be Linked to Hippocampus Size

In a study, Mexican-American students with larger hippocampus brain areas had heightened sensitivity to depressive symptoms.

Mussel Secretions May Help Reduce Scars

Researchers created a mussel-based glue that also led to a healthier functioning of skin cells after a wound had healed.

Microsoft Watch Helps Parkinson’s Patient Write Again

The "Emma Watch" allowed a young woman with Parkinson's to write legibly for the first time in years.

Now Printing: 3D Ovaries That Can Produce Offspring in Mice

With this study, researchers hope to help restore fertility and hormone production in women who have undergone ovarian cancer treatments.

How to Treat the Sexual Disorder That Affects Women of All Ages

It's a condition thats prevalent among women of all ages.

Researchers Get Closer to First Lab-Grown Blood Stem Cells

The breakthrough puts the researchers on pace to make a tremendous impact on patients with genetic disease.

Gluten-Free Foods Might Cause Weight Gain

Many gluten-free products found in grocery stores often contain higher levels of fats than their gluten counterparts.

Why Women Apologize So Much and How to Stop

Why are women serial apologizers, and how do we stop saying 'sorry' for unnecessary offenses?

HIV Epidemic May Come to an End by 2025, Predicts Study

Current goals in place that seek to reduce new yearly infections to 12,000 cases in the U.S. by 2025 are already showing signs of success.

Author Gessie Thompson Shares Her Battle With Fibroids and Naturalistic Solution

We spoke with author and activist Gessie Thompson about her 14-year struggle with fibroids and how the disorder inspired her to take action by helping other women heal.

10 Sex Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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

Warning: Parasites May Be Wrapped Up in That Sushi Roll

While most cases of ingesting the parasite have been in Japan, people in other countries are also at risk.

4 Beneficial Foods for Breastfeeding

Here are four superfoods that breastfeeding moms may want to add to their diet.

Eating Cheese Is Not Bad for Heart Health: Study

A new study debunks claims that eating dairy products has an adverse effect on cardiovascular health.

Women Are Genetically Predisposed to Developing PTSD

Overall, women are twice as likely to develop PTSD than men.

Inexpensive Drug for Bleeding After Childbirth Proves to Saves Lives

In studying ways to reduce maternal mortality from childbirth hemorrhaging, a group of researchers revisited tranexamic acid, a drug invented in the 1960s by a Japanese woman.

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.

Smoking While Pregnant May Not Cause Mental Illness

When the researchers considered other factors that could have contributed to mental illness, the connection between smoking and severe mental illness was no longer strong.

Coffee’s Health Benefits Are Something to Buzz About

Go ahead — have that second cup of coffee.

These 5 Fashion Trends Are Hurting Women’s Bodies

From wearing constricting clothing to carrying a heavy purse, women should rethink these fashion trends for the sake of their health.

How to Work Out on Your Period

Here's what to know about working out during your menstrual cycle.

Avocados Are Causing Serious Hand Injuries

The issue has become so commonplace that doctors in London prepare themselves for a “post-brunch surge” of avocado slicing injuries on Saturday afternoons.

Teen Creates Bra That Detects Breast Cancer

Julian Rios Cantu, an 18-year-old teen from Mexico, was determined to create the cancer-detecting bra, called "Eva," after witnessing his own mother's struggle with breast cancer.

Smartphones Could Help Discharge Emergency Room Patients Faster

On average, patients whose doctors received lab results on a smartphone left the hospital 26 minutes faster than patients whose physicians had to check the hospital’s electronic system.

Cervical Cancer Screening Should Continue Past Age 65

Rates of cervical cancer actually remain at the same level until the age of 85, after which disease incidence begins to drop sharply.

Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Early Menopause

The study researchers discovered a stark benefit among women who consumed high levels of the essential vitamin.

Here’s Why Talking to Yourself Is Healthy

Despite the associated stigma, talking to ourselves is partially what makes us human.

10 Alternate Birth Control Devices and Methods

Can't remember to take the pill everyday? Here's an overview of alternate birth control devices and methods that may work better for you.

8 Foods Women Should Probably Add to Their Diet

For their nutritional benefits, these eight foods will do a woman's body good.

Simple Steps Women of All Ages Can Do to Take Care of Their Health

From age 20 to 60 and beyond, here are specific health tips that women should stay on top of as they age.

Deadly Bacteria Could Be Lurking in Your Beauty Products

How often do you replace your skin care and makeup products? Here's why you should stick to the expiration dates and avoid using testers in stores.

2016 Miss USA Deshauna Barber on Military Life and Mental Health

Vital Updates spoke with Miss USA Deshauna Barber about her lesser known role in the Army Reserves, what it's like to be a woman in the military, and what she thinks of the controversial show "Thirteen Reasons Why."

Pet Dogs Help Children Feel Less Stressed

You may want to think twice the next time you send your pooch to the doghouse.

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