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

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Your ZIP Code May Influence Your Death as Much as Your Genes

Where you live may determine how you die, and how long you live, according to a new study.

The Role Pets Play in Managing Our Mental Health

According to a new study, our pets serve to comfort us when we need it the most, especially for people with mental illnesses.

Father’s Plea Answered: Factory Makes 1,000 Sippy Cups for Autistic Boy

Four machines and about a dozen workers in a Chinese factory were reassigned for a week to make 1,000 sippy cups for Ben Carter, who suffers from autism.

Optimism Increases Longevity, Reduces Risk of Cancer Death: Study

Seeing the glass half-full may be more than a way to view life – it may actually help you live longer.

How You Breathe Can Affect Your Memory: Study

Breathing doesn’t just keep us alive, it also boosts our brain power, according to a new study.

Researchers Discover Possible Way to Block Migraines

Scientists have pinpointed a chemical in the brain tied to extreme migraine sensitivity, and their work could lead to new treatments.

Study Uncovers Possible Link Between Asthma and Insomnia

New research shows that 37 percent of people with asthma also have “clinically significant” insomnia.

Lawmakers Ask Hospitals to Stop Simultaneous Surgeries

It’s a widespread practice that apparently has been going on for quite some time: One surgeon overseeing multiple surgeries at the same time.

Mummy Discovery Could Rewrite History of Smallpox

The oldest-known sample of the smallpox-causing variola virus has been discovered in a 17th century child mummy found in a church crypt in Lithuanian.

MRI Scans Show the Brain Can ‘Rust’

New research highlights a damaging chemical imbalance in the brain — one that results in a process that scientists compare to rusting metal.

American Life Expectancy Drops for the First Time in Two Decades

For the first time since 1993, the average life expectancy of people in the United States has declined, according to the CDC.

Older Americans Are Happier, More Financially Stable: Study

Happiness in the U.S. is like a fine wine – it ripens as it ages – at least according to a new study.

Rising Number of C-Sections May Be Affecting Evolution

The rise of Caesarean sections may be affecting human evolution, according to a new study.

This Year’s Mumps Outbreak Was the Largest in a Decade

According to the CDC, as of November 5, there were 2,879 cases of mumps across 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Driving While Drowsy More Than Doubles the Risk of a Car Crash: Study

Even sleeping just five or six hours in a 24-hour period can double the chances of crashing, compared to people who get at least seven hours of sleep or more.

Sleepy Workers are Costing the US Billions in Lost Productivity

More than one third of Americans don’t get an adequate amount of sleep on a nightly basis, and it costs the U.S. billions.

15 Extra Minutes of Sleep Could Boost Learning at School

A few extra minutes of sleep may provide a big boost to teens’ learning ability, a new study says.

Seeing Pain Can Make You Feel Pain Too

A new study suggests that just watching pain could cause you to experience pain yourself.

Hallucinogenic ‘Shrooms’ Relieve Depression, Anxiety in Cancer Patients: Study

The active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, psilocybin, provides a significant boost to cancer patients facing depression, two studies found.

Studying Worm DNA Could Teach Humans How to Regrow Limbs

Thanks to the acorn worm, humans may be one step closer to regenerating important parts of the body, a study suggests.

Study Finds No Link Between Flu Vaccine and Autism

A study shows that there’s no link between receiving a flu vaccine during pregnancy and the child’s risk of being diagnosed with autism later in life.

Sexist Men Are More Likely to Have Mental Problems: Study

Men who live a playboy lifestyle or engage in misogynistic behavior are more apt to have mental health issues, a new study suggests.

Women Who Wait to Have Children May Live Longer: Study

Women who give birth to their first child later in life are more likely to live into their 90s, according to a new study.

Why Hostility Can Harm a Woman’s Heart Health

Women who show high levels of hostility could be setting themselves up for poor heart health, research shows.

Children’s Teething, Ear Products Recalled Due to Possibly Toxic Ingredient

Raritan Pharmaceuticals voluntarily issued a recall of its children’s homeopathic ear relief liquid and teething tablets that contain belladonna extract.

Man With Terminal Lung Disease Finishes Seattle Marathon

The power of will, tenacity and spirit can often overcome any physical obstacle. If you have any doubt that it does, then it’s time...

School Air Quality May Be Worsening Children’s Asthma Symptoms

A concerning new study shows that poor air quality in schools may be compounding the dangerous effects of asthma in children.

Breastfeeding During Vaccinations Can Ease Pain for Infants: Study

The next time your infant needs vaccines, nursing during the doctor’s visit could ease the pain, according to a new study.

Acne-Causing Bacteria Might Also Fight Skin Disease

A type of skin bacteria that can cause acne might hold the key to treating several skin disorders and even cancer, according to a new study.

Why Your Brain Needs Distractions as You Get Older

The ability to cut out all distractions may not be as important to aging adults as previously thought, according to a new review.

Twin Girls Conceived 10 Days Apart Due to Rare Phenomenon

An Australian woman who was told she could never become pregnant recently gave birth to twin girls. But in an even more surprising twist,...

British Teen’s Body Cryogenically Frozen After Court Ruling

In an unprecedented ruling, a British judge sided with a 14-year-old girl who died of a rare cancer and wanted to be cryogenically frozen.

7-Year-Old Boy Gets 3D-Printed Skull Implant

After a 7-year old boy lost a chunk of his skull in an accident, a surgery restored the area using an implant developed from an artificial skull.

New App Detects Early Signs of Autism in Children

In just under a minute, a new smartphone app could potentially detect autism in a child as young as two years old.

Why Our Bodies Take Longer to Heal as We Age

A basic communication breakdown may be the culprit behind slower-healing wounds among older individuals, suggests a new study.

Your Voice Could Reveal If You Have Heart Disease

Your voice could be the tell-tale sign of a bad heart, a new study suggests. Beyond Verbal, a voice analytics company, worked with The Mayo...

iPad Game Could Treat Lazy Eye Better Than Traditional Methods

Research shows that a new iPad game is a much better treatment for lazy eye, or amblyopia, than wearing a traditional eye patch.

Jet Lag May Increase Your Risk of Liver Cancer

Chronic jet lag disrupts the metabolic rhythms of the liver. This leads to dangerous buildups of fat and bile acids, which have been linked to cancer.

Breakthrough Gene-Editing Study Returns Sight to Blind Animals

Scientists have figured out a way to manipulate the DNA within adults cells, a technique that may prove especially useful against genetic diseases.

Dementia Rate Drops 24 Percent in the US

The prevalence of dementia in the United States has fallen drastically in recent years, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Scientists Discover ‘Uncombable Hair’ Gene

In most cases, those affected are children with extremely frizzy, dry and generally light blonde hair.

Why Boys and Girls Handle Traumatic Events Differently

Traumatic events impact the brains of boys and girls differently, according to a new study out of Stanford University.

C-Section Babies Have Higher Obesity Risk: Study

Children delivered by C-section have a 40 percent greater risk to be overweight than those born vaginally.

Unsafe Blood Pressure Rates Nearly Double in 40 Years

Worldwide, more than 1.13 billion people now live with high blood pressure, nearly doubling over the past 40 years.

Virtual Reality Helps Veterans Manage PTSD

Researchers have found a way for virtual reality technology to help U.S. veterans manage their post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

Brain Implant May Improve the Way ALS Patients Communicate

The implant lets the user put together accurate messages using a computer typing program that analyzes brain activity.

Sugar-Laced Paper Kills E. Coli in Drinking Water

Scientists believe they have found a quick, inexpensive way of removing dangerous E. coli bacteria from drinking water.

Menopause Increases Memory Loss In Women: Study

A new study shows that the drop in estrogen levels during menopause causes memory loss in women.

Marijuana Could Help to Ease Substance Abuse, PTSD

Marijuana may be a powerful antidote for alcoholics and those dealing with opioid addiction to come clean, says a new study.

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