Seasonal Flu Shots Significantly Reduce Risk of Pediatric Death: Study

Among children with underlying medical conditions, the seasonal vaccine cut the risk of death by more than half.

Marijuana Users Are Fitter, More Active

New research calls into question other uses for marijuana as a weight-loss aid or supplement for those who are obese.

The Science Behind the Chocolates That Combat Fatigue and Stress

Looking for extra energy or to ease your stress? Addictive Wellness Chocolates are the all-natural solution for combatting stress and fatigue that doesn't compromise taste.

5 Myths About Autism You Should Know

There are a lot of autism myths and treatments that are quite misguided.

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.

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.

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

Read about the science behind these innovative sleep aid spectacles.

Your Creativity Could Affect How Much You Sleep

The two kinds of creativity, visual and verbal, and how they affected sleep duration, time and even quality, were observed in undergraduate students.

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.

Couch Potato Lifestyle May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study reveals that individuals who lead a sedentary lifestyle may be just as likely to develop dementia later in life as people with a genetic predisposition.

Alternate-Day Fasting May Have Same Results as Counting Calories

Researchers found that alternate-day fasting didn’t make that much of a difference in weight loss compared to people who counted calories.

Avocados Could Treat Metabolic Syndrome

In addition to reducing cholesterol levels, eating this fatty and fibrous fruit can aid in weight loss, therefore staving off the threat of type II diabetes.

The World Is ‘Grossly Unprepared’ for Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Our unstable world adds even more urgency for being prepared for future disease outbreaks, which experts warn we are not presently ready for.

Child Development May Depend on Age of Father at Conception

While the scientists were focused on the ages of the fathers, the children’s social skills were affected for children with both younger and older fathers.

Grandparents Could Be Putting Children’s Health at Risk

A survey of grandparents found that many who help raise their grandchildren aren't up to speed on modern child-rearing practices when it comes to safety standards.

Pets Bring Beneficial Bacteria Into Homes

Here's why you may want to have a pet around if you're expecting a baby on the way.

New Research Reveals How Chocolate Benefits the Brain

A new study supports previous research that cocoa flavanols, found in chocolate, are especially beneficial for improving attention, memory and overall cognitive functioning.

Lack of Sunshine, Not Rainy Days, Brings the Blues: Study

Rainy day blues could be called lack of sunshine blues, according to a new study, which found that lack of sunshine is to blame for some emotional distress.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Are Living Nearly Twice as Long

Survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body are increasing two-fold.

Teen Violence Can Spread Like the Flu: Study

A study found that teens are 48 percent more likely to get involved in a serious fight if a friend had engaged in the same behavior.

Eating Salty Food Increases Hunger, Not Thirst

A new study disproves that the more salt you eat, the thirstier you become.

Breast Cancer Grows More Rapidly in Obese Patients: Study

The new study suggests that cancer essentially thrives in an environment full of fatty tissue.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Cancer Treatment May Be Revolutionized Through Personalized Vaccines

Vaccines built around a person’s own DNA have proven effective at beating back cancer, two studies show. While the studies are small and the results,...

A Healthy Sex Life Could Lead to Better Job Satisfaction

There's credence behind the 'spring in your step' theory.

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.

CRISPR Pills Could Replace Antibiotics

Scientists are utilizing gene-editing technology to create pills that could destroy bacteria within the body.

Heavy Alcohol Use Affects Young Men and Women’s Brains Differently

It’s no secret that long-term, heavy alcohol consumption alters brain function. In a recent study from researchers from Finland, young men and women who...

These Are the Most Stressed Out States in the Country

The stress levels of Americans all over the country have been assessed; where does your state rank?

Brain ‘Adulthood’ Continues to Baffle Scientists

When it comes to brain development, scientists say there is no final maturity — our brains are constantly changing as we age.

Lab-Grown Cartilage May Bring Relief to Osteoarthritis Sufferers

With a cellular structure similar to that of natural cartilage, the bioengineered material features exceptional durability for lab-grown tissue.

Fewer Chubby Babies Could Be a Good Sign in Obesity Fight

Good news in the fight against childhood obesity — chubby babies are on the decline, according to a study from the CDC.

5 Health Trends to Avoid in 2017

Health professionals recommend skipping out on these health trends for the new year.

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.

Artificial Ovaries Could Mean Less Harmful Hormone Therapies for Women

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

Peppertree Berries May Fight Deadly Superbugs

The ready abundance of the peppertree plant means that, should the treatment prove effective in human trials, the medical community would face no shortage of the disease-fighting berries.

This Antioxidant May Be the Next Big Thing in Skin Care

Researchers may have discovered a powerful new way to invigorate aging skin.

Risky Behavior Tied to Two Key Brain Regions

The study, assessing risk-and-reward behavior among rats, may provide clues as to why some people prefer to live a steady, predictable life while others are more prone to taking chances.

At-Home Medication Errors Are on the Rise in America

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

Smoking While Pregnant May Not Cause Mental Illness

When the researchers considered other factors that could have contributed to mental illness, the connection between smoking and severe mental illness was no longer strong.

Want a Better Memory? Train Your Brain

There are actual 'memory athletes' who use certain strategies to strengthen their ability to remember things, and researchers set out to study what, if anything, made their brains different.

Untreatable Gonorrhea Is Becoming a Problem

Even high-income countries with state-of-the-art healthcare are facing cases of gonorrhea that have become resistant to treatment via any known antibiotics.

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.

Obese but Healthy? New Research Calls It a Myth

A new study found that obese individuals have double the risk of heart failure and a 50 percent heightened risk of coronary heart disease.

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.

Bacterial Spray Could Help Clear Up Eczema

Scientists have developed a spray loaded with the good bacteria that people with eczema are missing.

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.

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