Bathroom Hand-Dryers Actually Spew Fecal Matter Into the Air

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

Eating Pasta Linked to Weight Loss: Study

Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto took a fresh look at more than two dozen previously conducted scientific trials involving pasta consumption.

Could Drinking Just One High-Fat Milkshake Mimic Heart Disease?

A small study of healthy males found that eating a 1,000-calorie milkshake led to a troubling change among the men’s red blood cells.

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.

Scientists Create Sensor That Can Track What You Eat

Could this technology be the key to easier dieting?

Is Empathy in Our Genes?

Empathy is learned in many ways, but now, it could also be considered to be genetic.

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

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.

Study Sheds Light on How Social Media Affects Real Social Situations

The long-term study used data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, a national sample of 2,774 individuals over a three year period.

Drinking More Likely to Leave You with Visual Blind Spots

A new study found that a certain visual phenomenon is heightened when a person is intoxicated.

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.

Artificial Eye Corrects Astigmatism, Focuses on Objects Automatically

The nanoengineered eye, which combines a “metalens” with artificial muscle technology, bests its human counterpart in some instances.

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.

Nanogenerator Draws Power From the Body to Charge Devices

Charging the battery of your phone or wearable device may someday be as simple as wiggling your finger...

New Blood Test Aims to Detect Autism Sooner

Scientists from the UK hope the test will not only help to detect autism spectrum disorder sooner, but also to reveal new causes.

Sibling Bullying May Lead to Psychotic Disorders in Adulthood

Even after adjusting the study, involvement in sibling bullying was associated with psychotic disorder.

Adult Cannabis Use May Improve Cognitive Function

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

E-Cigarettes May Be Beneficial to People Who Want to Stop Smoking

New research studied whether vaping is "safer" than smoking nicotine cigarettes.

Nutritious Elixir Helps Women Run and Bike Faster: Study

Physically active women who took a monthly supplement containing essential minerals sliced nearly a minute off a three-mile run – and gained other aerobic...

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.

Creative People Use Specific Brain Networks: Study

A new study sheds light on how creative people use their brains differently.

Transcendental Meditation Proves Effective for Veterans With PTSD

The study found that after one month of meditation therapy, 80 percent of the veterans saw a drastic enough reduction of symptoms that they were no longer considered to have PTSD.

Ingestible Sensor Offers Inside Peek Into Patients’ Gut Health

Understanding the presence and amount of gases in the stomach and intestines can help scientists better deal with gastrointestinal diseases and other disorders.

Tomatoes, Apples Boost Lung Health Among Ex-Smokers: Study

The study reveals the benefits of a diet rich in specific fruits.

Eating Leafy Greens Daily Could Help Slow Cognitive Decline

Adding more greens to your diet could be the way to live a longer life with a sharper brain.

Gene Therapy That Treats Rare Blindness Gains FDA Approval

Experts believe the cost for the novel treatment may soar to $1 million or more.

Brain Stimulation Studied as Possible Therapy for Autism

The study used mice to demonstrate how stimulating the cerebellum, a part of the brain that has been suggested as an area of interest in previous studies concerning autism, was able to amend social deficiencies for the animals.

Artificial Ovaries Could Mean Less Harmful Hormone Therapies for Women

The researchers hope to determine whether the engineered ovaries are successful for women.

New ‘Black Box’ Device Puts Surgeons’ Skills to the Test

A new tracking device may find its way into the operating room and measure – by video and movement – how well a surgeon...

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.

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.

Bright Light Therapy May Have Potential to Treat Bipolar Depression

The study showed that sixty-eight percent of of patients with bipolar depression improved with bright light therapy versus only 22 percent of patients on the placebo box.

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.

Squirrels’ Long Slumber May Hold the Key to Stroke Treatment

Squirrels may be a surprising source of potential life-saving stroke therapy.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Can Unwanted Thoughts Be Prevented?

The study found an interesting insight when looking at levels of GABA within the brain.

High-Fat Keto Diet May Influence Brain Inflammation

By copying the effects of the ketogenic diet, the study can affect patients who suffer from many health issues, including other inflammatory conditions.

Does Heart Surgery in the Afternoon Improve Survival Rates?

Heart surgery performed in the afternoon may give patients a better chance of survival, considering the body's circadian rhythms.

Just 1 to 10 Mutations Cause Most Types of Cancer

The new findings assessed more than 7,500 tumors across nearly 30 distinct types of cancer.

Pollution Linked to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide

Pollution is a severe and underreported contributor to global disease.

Scientists Discover the Hiding Place of the Brain’s Long-Term Memories

Our memories, it turns out, don’t reside in some abstract space or inside an impenetrable lock-box.

Magic Mushrooms May ‘Reset’ Depressed Patients’ Brains

The researchers note that using psilocybin as a treatment method is a tactic that goes back centuries, and one that may be beneficial for hard-to-treat cases of depression.

Menopausal Women May Be More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

Glucose metabolism, key to cellular functioning, was found to be lower in women who were transitioning into menopause and who were already menopausal.

Pricier Medication May Cause Worse Effects, Study Suggests

The study analyzed brain imaging to further understand how medication pricing can influence the nocebo effect.

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.

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.

Gene Therapy Reverses the Tide of Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

Among the animals studied, up to 80 percent of them went into virtually complete remission of the condition even after experiencing paralysis in their hind limbs.

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