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.

Sleeping Habits May Predict Behavioral Problems in Children

Both parents and teachers noticed a marked difference in 7-year-olds who were sleep deprived during their toddler to preschool years compared to their peers who got the age-appropriate amount of sleep.

Social Media May Isolate People More Than It Connects Them

The study authors said that increased time using social media could displace authentic social experiences that could actually decrease any feelings of social isolation.

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.

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.

10 Sex Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Read about why people prefer coffee over sex, and other surprising sex facts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Women Are Closing the Alcohol Gender Gap

Women have nearly caught pace with men when it comes to rates of alcohol consumption, a trend that might have an impact on the health of the population.

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.

Why Do We Lean to the Right When We Kiss?

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

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.

Real or Fake? Facebook Zika Headlines Put to the Test

The most popular Facebook posts are sometimes the least accurate, including recent stories about the Zika virus, a new study shows.

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.

Pet Dogs Help Children Feel Less Stressed

You may want to think twice the next time you send your pooch to the doghouse.

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.

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.

Tick-Tock: Men Also Have a Biological Clock

The study raises questions about what, if anything, aging men can do to boost conception rates when pairing with younger or same-aged women.

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.

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.

Adult Cannabis Use May Improve Cognitive Function

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

Better Sleep May Lead to Better Sex

The next time you think about passing on sex because you’re too tired, you may want to reconsider. A new study shows sex and sleep go hand in hand.

Choosing the Right Community Could Help You Live Longer

Where you live very well could affect how long you live, a new study suggests.

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?

Plate Color May Influence How Much You Eat

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

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.

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.

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.

Sitting Too Much Can Speed up the Aging Process

When the association between exercise and sedentary behavior was explored, it showed that swapping sitting time with even light activity had great positive long term effects on one's health.

Biotin: This Vitamin Could Be the Secret to Healthier Hair

When a healthy diet can’t provide all you need to fight dull, listless or weak and thinning tresses, consider adding a biotin supplementation into your daily routine.

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.

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.

Bullying Tied to Spike in Cosmetic Surgery

The researchers believe the new study holds public health ramifications beyond just the increasing number of teens who go under the knife.

Thirdhand Smoke May Be More Toxic Than Secondhand Smoke

The researchers found that exposure to thirdhand smoke, or the tobacco pollutants often left behind on surfaces, caused significant increases in damage to human DNA.

Beauty Products Marketed to Black Women Have a Higher Chance to Be Toxic: Report

One out of every 12 beauty products marketed to Black women in the U.S. contains highly hazardous ingredients, according to a new report.

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.

These Countries Have the Fewest Crying Babies

Researchers are studying why babies in Denmark, Japan and Germany cry the least over the first 12 weeks of life, whereas babies in Canada, England and Italy cry more.

5 Images That May Instantly Calm You

There are five types of images that can ease your mind. So get comfortable, kick back and relax.

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...

Some People’s Brains Are Wired to Not Enjoy Music

While specific musical anhedonia isn't a brain disorder, it is a fascinating condition that explains why some people feel no emotional response when listening to music.

Brain Stimulation Can Boost Honesty, Limit Selfish Feelings

People who received the transcranial current on a specific region of the brain were less likely to cheat than people who didn’t receive the brain stimulation.

Ford’s New Crib Simulates Car Rides to Put Babies to Sleep

Ford has created a high-tech crib that mimics a car ride and may just lull your baby to sleep.

Here’s Why You Need to Ditch Your Desk and Walk for 5 Minutes

A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.

Poll Finds Majority of Americans Are Addicted to Smartphones

A new poll found that 9 out of 10 Americans feel compelled to constantly check their notifications, and one-fifth claim their smartphone is a significant source of stress.

New Study Finds the ‘Magic Number’ of Past Sexual Partners

British researchers found both men and women prefer to date someone who has had three previous sexual partners.

Extended Breastfeeding Could Cause Cavities

In a study, children who were breastfed for a minimum of two years had a higher number of decayed, missing or filled teeth.

These 4 Holiday Health Hazards Could Land You in the Hospital

Where gifts and good cheer abound, there is also a sharp increase in injuries, illness and accidents.

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