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.

Decreased Sex Drive in Women Is More Complicated Than Hormones

Is it low testosterone or something more serious? Researchers explain the complicated factors behind a woman's decreased sex drive.

Sitting Too Much Is Especially Risky for People With Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes patients, remaining in a seated position for several hours can affect blood levels negatively.

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.

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.

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.

Toddlers May Sleep Less From Using Mobile Devices

As the generation of 'touchscreen toddlers' continues to boom, their sleeping habits and behaviors from using tablets and smartphones continue to be studied.

Why You May Want to Drink Water Before Coffee in the Morning

Not only will you quench your body’s thirst, but you'll also give your digestion and metabolism a boost.

At-Home Medication Errors Are on the Rise in America

The number of medication errors in American homes has doubled since 2000.

Bathroom Hand-Dryers Actually Spew Fecal Matter Into the Air

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

Lefties Are More Likely to Have This Face Shape and Tuberculosis Risk

The association between face shape and tuberculosis susceptibility could be a genetic modification finding its roots in the genes that determine left-handedness, the study said.

Your Household Pet Could Keep Your Child Healthy

New research reveals you may want to have a furry friend around even before your baby arrives.

Marijuana Use Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk: Study

Researchers found a significant reduction of blood flow to the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with creating and storing new memories.

Too Many Melanoma Survivors Are Still Seeking Sun

People who survive a melanoma diagnosis are advised to avoid the sun as they're at high risk for another diagnosis.

‘Sesame Street’ Welcomes First Muppet With Autism

The lovable Muppets living on "Sesame Street" have welcomed Julia, a character with autism, to the neighborhood.

Cigarette Smoke Can Permanently Damage Your DNA

Smoking may have a longer, more harmful impact on your health than previously thought. In fact, it can permanently damage a person’s DNA.

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.

Now You Can Drink Your Water and Eat It, Too

Believe it or not, this ball of water is entirely edible.

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.

Video Games May Help People Deal With Depression

The brain games showed much promise not just in treating the symptoms of depression, but in actually creating a shift in the cognitive function in the brain.

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

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

Binge Drinking Leads to Dangerous Heart Arrhythmias

German researchers gathered data from 3,000 people at Oktoberfest to study the effects of binge drinking on the heart.

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Overcome Genetic Heart Disease Risk

When it comes to heart attacks, living a healthy lifestyle could trump heredity for those prone to heart disease, a study shows.

Baby Boomers Are Seriously Stressed Out: Study

Baby Boomers and Gen Xers were not thought to be much at risk for depression or suicide, but this number has jumped from survey results 10 years ago.

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.

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.

Young Children Are Choking on Fidget Spinners

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

When High Heels Hurt, Try These ‘Pillows’ for Your Feet

Anyone who has ever worn high heels knows that tingly ball-of-foot pain that happens after a few hours. That pain can ruin your night...

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.

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.

7 States Legalize Marijuana on Election Day

From coast to coast, the people of America have spoken, and it’s unanimous — they want their weed.

Many Hookah Labels Mislead Customers About Nicotine Content: Study

Many hookah products have misleading labels — some with triple the amount of nicotine listed on the labels — according to new research.

Try These 6 Tricks to Kickstart Your Metabolism

Feeling like you’ve hit a plateau in your weight loss journey? Try these metabolism boosting tricks to help get you closer to your pound-shedding goals.

4 Ways to Ease the Pain of High Heels

Heels may look beautiful, but they are incredibly painful and can even be bad for your health. And the higher the heels, the bigger the impact.

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.

Standardized Cigarette Packaging Could Help Put an End to Smoking

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

Fewer American Teens Are Drinking, Smoking or Doing Drugs

American teenagers may finally be starting to behave. A new study found that teens are smoking less, drinking less and doing fewer drugs.

Lost That Loving Feeling? Low Oxytocin Levels Could Be to Blame

Research reveals that people with low levels of oxytocin, sometimes due to medical conditions, perform poorly on empathy exercises.

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.

Coca-Cola Funded Media Conferences to Sway Journalists: Report

A report reveals that industry money was used to sway journalists to report that inactivity is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic.

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.

New Startup Teaches Autistic People How to Code

This is an incredible opportunity for people with autism who could make great coders and engineers due to their intrinsic attention to details and fascination with repetitive tasks.

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.

Pollution Linked to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide

Pollution is a severe and underreported contributor to global disease.

Scrub Away Cellulite With Coffee Grounds?

Scrubs made with coffee grounds can give your skin an extra boost from the antioxidants, and the caffeine can tighten the skin.

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.

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