Feeling Uncomfortably Hot Makes People Less Helpful

If you need help moving or with setting up a garage sale, you may want to schedule it for a cooler weekend.

Cold Symptoms May Feel Worse for Lonely People

In a study, participants who were lonely were 39 percent more likely to report higher severity of their cold symptoms than those who were not.

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.

Belly Fat May Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Researchers explored the connection between waist-to-hip ratio and cancers, such as pancreatic and bowel, with Ovarian cancer posing the highest threat.

Young Children Are Choking on Fidget Spinners

The popular toy is posing a potential hazard for young children.

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.

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.

Friends vs. Family: Which Relationships Make You Happier?

A study found that one type of relationship is more beneficial for overall health.

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.

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.

Vitamin D May Ease Sunburns by Reducing Skin Damage

It's summertime, which almost always means getting a sunburn. Here's why you may want to take some vitamin D.

E-Cigarettes Are ‘Safer’ Than Traditional Cigarettes: Study

Although the carcinogens present in e-cigarette "juice" are not fully known, a group of researchers have concluded that they are still less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes.

You Can Take a Nap on a $9,000 Bed in Japan’s Newest Cafe

At a new nap spot in Japan, visitors can hit the snooze button while enjoying all the perks of a regular cafe.

Something Interesting Happens to Our Brains While We Sleep

Scientists believe that brain synapses shrink during sleep and expand when activated during one’s waking hours, and such expansion is a marker for learning and memory.

Computer-Based Therapy Helps College Students Drink Less

For college students who routinely go on binge drinking sprees, a new computerized interface may help curb the dangerous behavior. Researchers from Brown University School...

Married People Have Lower Levels of This Harmful Stress Hormone

A new study found that being married essentially reduces a person’s chances of facing stress-derived health problems, and the waning level of cortisol among spouses has a lot to do with it.

Screen Time at Bedtime Is Keeping Kids Awake

Letting your child fall asleep to their favorite show may be the easiest way to get them to bed, but it could also be the worst way.

Eating While Standing Could Make You Gain Weight

Researchers discovered that people who eat while standing up eat about thirty percent more calories than if they had been sitting down, which, with repetition, could cause weight gain.

Three-Person Babies May Become a Reality in the UK

Three-person IVF works by replacing the defective power generator in the mother’s egg, known as mitochondria, with healthy ones from a donor woman.

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

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

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.

Getting Enough Sleep Could Help Prevent Unhealthy Stress Eating

A new study showed that stressed out employees tend to bring their stress home to the dinner table, often making bad food choices.

4 Tips to Keep Off the Weight You Worked So Hard to Lose

Keeping the weight you've worked so hard to lose from coming back is possible with these diet and exercise tips.

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.

Want to Look More Attractive? New Study Says Eat Carrots

In studying the presence of beta-carotene in participants, the researchers found that perception of attractiveness was based solely on looks, rather than the actual presence of an improvement in health.

Researchers Determine the Best Time of Day to Exercise

Researchers have determined when the body can gain peak physical performance during the day.

Excessive Sleep Linked to Higher Death Risk for Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Breast cancer patients who slept nine or more hours per night had a 46 percent greater chance of dying compared to women who slept eight hours or fewer.

Standardized Cigarette Packaging Could Help Put an End to Smoking

Plainer packaging with upfront warnings has been found to be unappealing to customers.

Kids’ Hands May Be Covered in Nicotine: Study

New research has found that there are high levels of tobacco and nicotine getting onto kids' hands, even when no one is smoking around them.

12 Emotional Stages of Dieting: The Long Road From Hangry to Happy

You're in good company if you've gone through these twelve stages of dieting.

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?

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.

Survey Shows 19-Year-Olds Are as Active as 60-Year-Olds

Sedentary lifestyles among young people have reached a new low.

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.

Social Life May Be Linked to Sense of Smell as We Age

While women performed better than men during the olfactory testing, a significant association was found for women between the odor identification and their overall social lives.

Social Media Could Be Sabotaging Your Sex Life

A new study says social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are making people feel less confident and secure about their appearance.

A Camping Trip Might Be the Cure for Insomnia

A group of campers found that a return to the natural light of day and the true darkness of night cured their bad sleeping habits.

Listerine Mouthwash May Double as a Gonorrhea Treatment

Scientists tested different concentrations of Listerine to determine how effective it is at reducing bacterial counts of gonorrhea.

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.

Fitbit Saves Woman’s Life by Revealing Deadly Condition

A woman from Connecticut noticed her Fitbit was tracking her unusually high heart rate, and this data ended up revealing a life-threatining condition.

At-Home Wrinkle Treatment Could Help People Too Busy for Injections

Don't have the time to visit a doctor for injectable fillers? WrinkleMD is an at-home device that works to do away with your fine lines and wrinkles.

This Sleep Mask Wakes You Up With a Sunrise

The illumy sleep mask uses natural light to both lull you to sleep and wake you up.

Marijuana May Reverse Brain Aging, Boost Memory: Study

Researchers discovered that regular administration of THC among mice led to a significant reversal in the natural aging process of the brain.

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.

At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Devices Are Often Inaccurate

A study found that home-monitoring systems often failed to record an accurate measurement of blood pressure, which could lead physicians to mistakenly believe a patient’s numbers are better than they appear.

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.

Why Women Apologize So Much and How to Stop

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

Child Development May Depend on Age of Father at Conception

While the scientists were focused on the ages of the fathers, the children’s social skills were affected for children with both younger and older fathers.

Plate Color May Influence How Much You Eat

It turns out that certain plate colors have an impact on our perception of food.

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.

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