Children Who Lose Sleep Age More

Researchers at Princeton found a link between children getting less sleep and shorter telomere lengths.

Alcohol Before Bed Actually Messes With Your Sleep

Here's why you may want to rethink that glass of wine before bed.

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.

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.

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.

At-Home Medication Errors Are on the Rise in America

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

Can a Two Week Vacation Ruin Your Health?

A person may exercise daily, eat healthy foods, and maintain an active lifestyle, but just two short weeks can change everything.

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.

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.

Lonely People Tend to Be More Self-Centered

The connection between loneliness and self-centeredness feeds on itself to amplify feelings on both sides.

Breast Cancer Risk Increases With Alcohol Consumption: Report

Breast cancer is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in women, and the risk grows the more someone drinks alcohol, a new report found.

Side Effects Sideline Promising Male Birth Control Shot

A new male contraceptive method has proven highly effective at reducing pregnancy in female partners, yet consumers may not find it on the market for awhile.

Meditation Could Help Anxiety Sufferers Improve Their Focus

A study found that incorporating just 10 minutes of meditation into one's daily routine could help to greatly reduce wandering thoughts and improve focus.

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.

Do Clever People Live Longer?

Having a higher IQ may equate to living longer, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Dirty Money: Cash Has More Disease-Causing Bacteria Than You Think

Dirty money often refers to money obtained illegally, but it turns out that it can be taken far more literally.

Smartphones Are Draining Our Brains

Here's how our smartphones are actually making us stupid.

Pet Dogs Help Children Feel Less Stressed

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

Night Owls With This Gene Feel ‘Perpetual Jet Lag’

Researchers say that people with this genetic variant have a different quality of life, mostly because of their night owl tendencies.

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.

Bleeding Risk From Aspirin Regimen Found to Increase With Age

Theres especially a risk for people aged 75 or older.

Screen Time Could Lead to Increased Risk of Diabetes in Children

The research found that children who reported three or more hours of screen time had higher levels of body fat compared to those who reported an hour or less of screen time.

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.

Young Children Are Choking on Fidget Spinners

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

Does Listening to Music Make Learning Tasks Easier?

New research analyzes whether or not listening to music can aid in developing the parts of the brain that process sound and control movement.

In-Flight Air Quality Is Making Crew Members Sick

Pilots, flight attendants and even frequent flyers are all susceptible to the adverse effects of contaminated in-flight air quality.

E-Cigs Could Help People Lose Weight, Despite Other Health Risks

For smokers who are looking to quit, but are afraid of the weight gain that comes along with dropping a tobacco habit, there could be an easier way.

Babies That Sleep Alone May Sleep Better

New study findings oppose current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advise that young children sleep in their parents’ rooms for a full year.

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

Sedentary lifestyles among young people have reached a new low.

Even Casual Drinking May Lead to Dementia

Casual drinking — or about five to seven drinks per week — can triple your risk of mental decline as you move into middle age and older.

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