Except for one city, most of the top 20 fattest American cities are all in the South.
After 12 months of web-based interventions, the study group saw their average systolic pressure drop closer to the normal blood pressure range.
African Americans produce more sulfide-producing bacteria in their colon, which can alter DNA and ultimately lead to cancer.
The authors hypothesized that long-term effects of cancer treatments may be to blame.
Energy drinks can mask the effects of alcohol, which can lead to consuming more alcohol and experiencing more hazardous situations.
Both parents and teachers noticed a marked difference in 7-year-olds who were sleep deprived during their toddler to preschool years compared to their peers who got the age-appropriate amount of sleep.
Toilet seat covers may promote cleanliness by encouraging people to sit down instead of squat, but they may not be any better at serving as a protective barrier than your own skin.
Before the advent of these drugs, treatment for Hepatitis C included interferon, which many people say is worse than the symptoms of Hepatitis C itself.
While the fear has been that any type of exercise can endanger the baby, that has been proven false, as exercise can actually benefit both mother and child.
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While a person may not ever see an object moving in the exact same way more than once, seeing that object moving as one would expect allows the full image of that object to solidify in a person’s memory.
The study authors also found that nutrition scores rose in accordance with a person’s education level, with the best scores generally among those with a college degree.
A new study found it is far more likely for a product to be less nutritious on the whole if it carries a “low” or “reduced” content claim.
Researchers believe these surprising results were because alcohol blocks new information — including false information.
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.
A group representing about half of all doctors in the U.S. is discussing the adverse ways that climate change is affecting human health.
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.
From pain sensitivity to disease risk, redheads carry a gene that makes their experience of life slightly different.
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Researchers hope their technique for stimulating the brain through electrical signals can help patients with existing neurological challenges.
Although it is often taken as a preventative method, a new study shows that people who have not previously suffered from heart disease may not see much of a benefit in heart health when taking omega-3 supplements.
Children who have been exposed to commonly used flame retardant chemicals are more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior such as bullying and defiance, as well as inattention and hyperactivity.
It was also found that health issues such as heart disease and prostate cancer can occur more often for those who suffer from premature male-pattern baldness.
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Studying the ability of the zebrafish to regenerate eye cells may lead to new treatments for people with vision loss.
Not only will you quench your body’s thirst, but you'll also give your digestion and metabolism a boost.
High school girls who play soccer get more concussions than boys who play football, according to new research.
Bidets are healthier, gentler and better for the environment than toilet paper. So why don’t more Americans use them?
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but blueberry juice will help you remember who the doctor is.
From visa issues to transportation problems, Eman Ahmed's path to weight loss was full of roadblocks.
Kids and teens are taking to YouTube to post videos on how to make DIY braces, making orthodontists worried for the potentially hazardous dental issues that often result.
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.
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.
The MucoJet device is a painless way to administer vaccines orally.
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.
There's credence behind the 'spring in your step' theory.
Researchers found that consuming omega-3 fatty acids led to a reduction of up to 50% of any harm caused by air pollution.
Read about the mental disorders that have arisen specifically from technology and Internet usage.
While the authors aren’t certain exactly why overweight women are more likely to give birth to babies with cerebral palsy, one theory is that these babies are more prone to asphyxia-related complications.
A study says that if you exercise regularly during your 40s, your brain could benefit by having blood vessels as healthy as a 16-year-old's by the time you're in your 70s.
The high-tech device could be very attractive to individuals who are wary of taking prescription painkillers for their migraines.
Overweight Americans are becoming more satisfied with their weight and appearance, which has lead to a decrease in their attempts to shed pounds.
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The study authors said that increased time using social media could displace authentic social experiences that could actually decrease any feelings of social isolation.
A new study shows that consumption of prebiotics — found in foods like, asparagus, oatmeal and legumes — can help good gut bacteria and promote better sleep patterns after a stressful event.
Researchers concluded that nuts, fruit and fish were most strongly inversely associated with one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer.
In what researchers are calling a historic reversal in cancer incidence, colon and rectal cancer rates among millennials and young adults are climbing.
Having children in the household was the only factor linked to sleep deprivation for women 45 years and younger.
With approximately 15 percent of Americans wearing activity trackers, the question remains as to whether it is doing them any good when it comes to accurately tracking sleep patterns.
People who survive a melanoma diagnosis are advised to avoid the sun as they're at high risk for another diagnosis.