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.

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.

New Tech Allows Users to Pay With Their Veins

A new biometric payment system reads a customer’s finger veins to complete a purchase.

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.

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.

Researchers Determine the Best Time of Day to Exercise

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

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.

High-Tech Melatonin Product Promotes Better Sleep

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

White Wine May Increase Your Risk of Melanoma

Pairing your dinner with a glass of white wine could increase your risk of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, a new study suggests.

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.

Standardized Cigarette Packaging Could Help Put an End to Smoking

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

Two Yale Students Think They Can Prevent Your Next Hangover

The students say their product is better than other hangover supplements because it addresses the four root causes of hangovers.

‘Sesame Street’ Welcomes First Muppet With Autism

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

Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Could Phase Out Traditional Cigarettes

Tobacco giant Philip Morris may eventually phase out selling conventional cigarettes, and a new cigarette alternative could play a role in the transition.

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.

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.

Adult Cannabis Use May Improve Cognitive Function

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

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.

Happiness May Be Age-Related

A new study has revealed the two happiest ages of life. Here are some tips for the time in between.

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.

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.

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.

Bird Watching May Reduce Anxiety and Depression

A new study found that if people spent less time outside one week than they did the week before, they were more likely to report that they were depressed or had anxious thoughts.

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.

‘Drinking Gene’ Could Determine Why Some People Binge

There could be a reason why some people are binge drinkers, while others drink in moderation: A gene separates the two types, according to a new study.

Overweight Moms Are More Likely to Have Children Who Develop Epilepsy: Study

A new study found that the greater a mother’s body mass index, the greater the risk of having a baby that developed childhood epilepsy.

High-Tech Tattoos Can Transfer Data From Skin to Smartphone

DuoSkin tattoos combine high-tech interfaces and fashionable gold leaf material.

Why Lying About Personal Sexual History May Be Bad for Public Health

Both men and women lie about their personal sexual histories, which has detrimental effects for public health records.

Why Babies Naturally Have Racial Bias and How to Prevent It

Babies aren't born racist, but a new study reveals their bias towards people of their own race as early as six months of age.

Could This ‘Love Hormone’ Treat Drug Addiction?

Oxytocin is a feel-good hormone, so researchers are studying its effects as a drug addiction treatment.

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.

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.

Friends vs. Family: Which Relationships Make You Happier?

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

Children Are Already Less Active by Age 7, Study Finds

A new study finds that both boys and girls experience a gradual decline in physical activity starting at age seven, not during adolescence as previously thought.

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.

Inactive Teens May Develop Weaker, Lazy Bones

Between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls, and the ages of 12 and 16 for boys, is a crucial time in their physical development.

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?

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.

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.

Breast Reduction Surgeries on the Rise: Report

The culture has shifted when it comes to breast augmentation surgery — now bigger is out and smaller is in.

Why Are Kids Drawn to Superheroes?

Researchers found that children wield a fine-tuned sense of justice and can recognize acts of heroism as early as six months of age.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Post-Sex ‘Afterglow’ Bonds Partners, Raises Satisfaction Levels

There's a 48-hour period after sex during which couples bond and are more satisfied with their relationship, a new study finds.

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.

Walking Could Keep Our Eyes Sharp As We Age

A new study found that low-intensity exercise can help to prevent macular degeneration as we get older.

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.

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