Canada’s ‘Poop Lady’ on Gut Health: It’s All in the Stool

Catherine Girard worked through the awkwardness of collecting stool samples door-to-door to research the microbiomes of Inuit people in Canada.

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.

Probiotics May Be Helpful for Premature Babies

Although they still pose risks for extremely low birthweight babies, probiotics have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of deadly gut-related conditions in premies.

Playing Instruments May Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age

A new study found that playing an instrument could have beneficial effects for prolonging cognitive processes as we age.

This Innovative Pillow May Prevent Sleep Wrinkles

The pillow's design reinforces good sleeping habits, not wrinkles.

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.

Balancing Bacteria May Be Key to Preventing Breakouts

The study’s authors suggest that balancing the skin’s microbiome may be a more effective way of treating acne than antibiotics.

Breastfeeding Does Not Make Children Smarter Long-Term: Study

Children in a study who were breastfed for six months did show lower rates of hyperactivity and better problem solving skills by age three, but when the children turned five, those differences dissipated.

Running May Increase Life Expectancy

New research shows that every hour you run could extend your life by seven hours.

High Intensity Exercise May Keep You Healthier Longer

To see aging cellular function nearly reversed as a result of high intensity training shows much promise as a way to keep people healthy for as long as possible.

Doctors Discover Brain Inside Teen’s Ovary

Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.

Your Hearing Might Not Be As Sharp As You Think It Is

Nearly a quarter of people between the ages of 20 and 69 who think their hearing is either fine or excellent show signs of hearing loss.

Scientific Formula Reveals ‘Ideal’ Female Lips

In an effort to hopefully reduce the amount of botched lip surgeries, researchers took to Facebook to create a poll about ideal female lip size and appearance.

Pregnancy After 35 Makes Moms Mentally Sharper: Study

Having a baby after your mid-30s helps to give you better brain power as you age and protects you from memory loss, researchers say.

America’s Fattest Cities Are All in One Part of the Country

Except for one city, most of the top 20 fattest American cities are all in the South.

Pillow Talk: Here Are the Best Pillows for Beauty and Health

Take a closer look at these four beauty pillows, specifically designed to maintain the youthful, healthy-looking appearance of facial and neck skin.

These 5 Fashion Trends Are Hurting Women’s Bodies

From wearing constricting clothing to carrying a heavy purse, women should rethink these fashion trends for the sake of their health.

The Deadly Foods We Enjoy vs. The Ones We Should Actually Be Eating

The read-em-and-weep list of delicious-but-not-so-good-for-you foods includes processed meats like bacon, bologna and hot dogs, whereas the 'good food' list recommends nuts and plenty of omega-3 enriched foods.

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...

Are Men With Beards More Attractive to Women?

Men who are ready to settle down may want to leave the shaving cream and razor beneath the sink.

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,...

Are You Consuming the Right Kind of Vitamin D?

New research shows that one form of vitamin D supplementation is twice as better at raising levels in the body.

These New High-Tech Glasses Could Bring Relief to Insomnia Sufferers

Read about the science behind these innovative sleep aid spectacles.

Clinical Trials for Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Coming Soon 

The vaccine centers around previous research that has identified a common type of virus, called an enterovirus, as a cause of type 1 diabetes.

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.

Muscular Dystrophy Reversed in Dogs

A team of international researchers explored the possibility of gene therapy in dogs to reverse and ultimately cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Potty Protocol: Bidets May Improve Our Health and the Environment

Bidets are healthier, gentler and better for the environment than toilet paper. So why don’t more Americans use them?

Scientists May Be Getting Closer to Curing HIV

City of Hope currently has active clinical trials of gene therapy for AIDS using blood stem cell transplantation.

Feeling Uncomfortably Hot Makes People Less Helpful

If you need help moving or with setting up a garage sale, you may want to schedule it for a cooler weekend.

This Popular 1980s Video Game Could Prevent PTSD

Typically, people are treated for PTSD after symptoms start to emerge, but this study was the first to focus on therapeutic intervention before their onset.

Long-Term Breastfeeding May Reduce Mother’s Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

The link between breastfeeding and lower MS risk showed to be strongest for women who breastfeed for 15 months or more.

Decreased Sex Drive in Women Is More Complicated Than Hormones

Is it low testosterone or something more serious? Researchers explain the complicated factors behind a woman's decreased sex drive.

Bad Office Air Quality May Harm Productivity

Previous studies have linked poor air ventilation and quality with physical ailments, but it turns out it also affects cognitive function and worker productivity.

Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble Launches New Hair Vitamin

Read our interview with Kim Kimble, hairstylist to stars like Oprah and Beyoncé, and creator of a new hair health supplement in gummy form.

Sorry Sushi Lovers, Your Salmon May Have A Japanese Tapeworm

If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.

Do Noisy Eaters Drive You Crazy? You Might Have This Brain Condition

Brain imaging discovered that misophonia sufferers have an abnormality in their emotional control mechanism, which throws their brains into overdrive when they hear triggering sounds.

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.

Sunscreen Can Erase Wrinkles, Study Shows

Sunscreen is essential when it comes to protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, but it can also reverse the signs of aging.

7 Foods to Boost Your Sex Drive

Need a little boost in the bedroom? Try some or all of these libido-enhancing foods.

Party Danger: Balloons Pop Louder Than 12-Gauge Shotgun Blasts

The researchers hope their new study will create greater awareness about the hearing perils of balloons — similar to the acceptance of sunscreen as a normal part of life.

Does Green Tea Improve Cognition?

The study adds compelling evidence to support the overall benefits of green tea consumption, while finding even more reason to brew a batch.

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.

Somebody Get Me a Doctor: A Lesson on Elder Care From Van Halen

There are very specific things that doctors should pay attention to when checking up on elderly patients.

Microsoft Watch Helps Parkinson’s Patient Write Again

The "Emma Watch" allowed a young woman with Parkinson's to write legibly for the first time in years.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Americans Over 60

The new guidelines call for beginning treatment in those with a systolic blood pressure of 150 or higher.

Bathroom Hand-Dryers Actually Spew Fecal Matter Into the Air

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

More Veggies in Your Diet May Reduce Stress

People who ate three to four servings of vegetables per day had a 12 percent reduced risk of stress than those who consumed just one serving or none at all.

CPR Playlist: These Songs May Have the Perfect Beat to Save Lives

A new playlist contains songs that measure at 100 beats per minute, which is the same rate that first responders are told to administer CPR.

Salmonella Is No Longer King of Food Poisoning

The bacteria that now outranks salmonella is found naturally in the intestines of chickens, cattle and other animals.

Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Early Menopause

The study researchers discovered a stark benefit among women who consumed high levels of the essential vitamin.

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