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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Stevia May Be the Cure for Lyme Disease
Stevia leaf extract was shown to treat the tick-borne disease better than traditional antibiotics.
Researchers Determine the Best Time of Day to Exercise
Researchers have determined when the body can gain peak physical performance during the day.
Empathetic Doctors Seem More Competent: Survey
A good bedside manner is more than just an extra thought; it can be a vital component in a patient’s perception of their physician.
Women’s DNA Gets Stronger With Sexual Intimacy
In short, telomeres act as protective end caps to human DNA.
Regular Sexual Activity Could Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults
Tests administered to older adults revealed that those who had sex on a weekly basis scored the highest on the standardized tests, particularly in verbal fluency.
Scientists Uncover Gene Linked to Depression
The gene works within specific neurons in the brain that respond to stress.
Is There an Ideal Age Gap Between Romantic Partners?
Studies have delved into the ramifications of a larger age gap among married couples.
Does Listening to Music Make Learning Tasks Easier?
New research analyzes whether or not listening to music can aid in developing the parts of the brain that process sound and control movement.
Teenage Emotional Health May Be Linked to Parents’ Brains
New findings show that a parent’s brain and their child’s brain can fire in the same way, resulting in emotional synchronicity.
Doctor Discovers Possible Treatment for Hot Flashes
A doctor experiencing hot flashes decided to take on a project to examine why these symptoms occur and how they can be treated.
Do Sea Anemones Hold the Key to Generating Human Heart Cells?
Sea anemones, although without an actual heart, do contain “heart genes” that researchers have found to be identical to human heart genes.
Too Much Yoga May Cause Injury
There are many benefits to practicing yoga, but a new study also found that there may be a risk for musculoskeletal pain as well.
New Wheelchair Design Eases Mobility Challenges
The gear-driven design utilizes 100 percent of the arm effort, making it much easier to go up slopes and across longer, more challenging distances.
Marijuana Users Are Fitter, More Active
New research calls into question other uses for marijuana as a weight-loss aid or supplement for those who are obese.
Researchers Aim to Create Painless Way to Screen Breast Cancer
This new treatment adds lasers to the mix, using a combination of laser and ultrasound technology to determine the presence or absence of cancer cells in the breast tissue.
Young Children Are Choking on Fidget Spinners
The popular toy is posing a potential hazard for young children.
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.
Survey Shows 19-Year-Olds Are as Active as 60-Year-Olds
Sedentary lifestyles among young people have reached a new low.
Stress Fractures Are More Likely in Underweight Female Runners
New research shows a correlation between a low BMI of 19 or less and an increased risk of injury in female runners.
Scientists Create Topical Drug That Tans Skin
Scientists have developed a topical drug that darkens skin pigmentation without the sun's rays.
Friends vs. Family: Which Relationships Make You Happier?
A study found that one type of relationship is more beneficial for overall health.
Could Playing Soccer Give You Better Eyesight?
This study is the first of its nature.
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.
Do Compression Pants Really Work?
Compression pants are a new wave of apparel technology that boast improved performance and reduced muscle soreness, but do they deliver actual results?
Late Night Snacking Could Cause Serious Health Problems
Have you ever been told to not eat past 7 p.m.? Here's why that practice holds merit.
Walking May Reverse Effects of Dementia
Compared to a non-exercise group, the group that partook in walking classes three times a week showed remarkable improvement in cognitive function.
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.
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.
These Foods Can Naturally Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage
You’re probably used to applying sunscreen, but you can also protect your skin naturally through your diet.
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.
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.
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.
4 Beneficial Foods for Breastfeeding
Here are four superfoods that breastfeeding moms may want to add to their diet.
How to Work Out on Your Period
Here's what to know about working out during your menstrual cycle.
Antibiotics Found to Counteract Benefits of Whole Grain Foods
Whole grain foods are great sources of fiber and nutrients for the body, but antibiotics were found to neutralize these benefits.
Scientists Can Now See Cancer ‘Glowing’ Within the Body
This research could literally shed light on how cancer moves in the body.
Standardized Cigarette Packaging Could Help Put an End to Smoking
Plainer packaging with upfront warnings has been found to be unappealing to customers.
Robot Joins Classroom as Teacher for Autistic Children
Learning social skills from a robot may seem odd, but for children with autism, it can provide a unique experience that is more predictable and engaging.
New Documentary Shows Benefits of Golf for Autistic Children
The documentary, called "Voices From the Outside," showcases how one organization is helping teach autistic children life skills through professional golf lessons.