Bathroom Hand-Dryers Actually Spew Fecal Matter Into the Air

Bathroom hand-dryers aren’t only expelling hot air...

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.

Obesity May Erase Taste Buds

The new findings suggest there may be an underlying physical mechanism, similar to addiction traits among substance abuse, contributing to the national weight trends.

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.

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.

Adult Cannabis Use May Improve Cognitive Function

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pollution Linked to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide

Pollution is a severe and underreported contributor to global disease.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Do We Lean to the Right When We Kiss?

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

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.

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.

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