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Helping Babies Learn to Love Vegetables -- The French Way
In France mothers have a trick for getting infants to like vegetables that works wonders. Read more >


Trans Fats: As Bad for the Mind As They Are for the Body
Trans fats will make you stupid. Read more >


Vegetarian Diets Could Reduce Greenhouse Gasses Significantly
Vegetarian, pescetarian, and Mediterranean diets can do a lot to reduce greenhouse gasses. Read more >


New Insights into Why Some People Are Resistant to Stress, Depression
Some people are just not affected by stress very much. A new study suggests why and offers hope for new treatments for depression. Read more >


Energy Drinks Land Young Children in The ER
The amount of caffeine in energy drinks is dangerous to children. It can cause seizures and abnormal heart rhythms. Read more >


Speaking a Second Language May Keep the Brain in Good Shape
Speaking more than one language is one of the most powerful ways to keep your mind sharp. Read more >


Immersion Blenders May Leak Toxic Chemicals into Food
Some brands of hand blenders contain toxic chemicals that may be transferred to food. Not good for kids. Read more >


The Science of Choking Under Pressure
Performing our best under pressure is not easy, and people have different reasons for choking. Read more >


Health is a Partnership, Not Solely Physicians' Responsibility
When a doctor tells a patient to exercise or take a medication and the patient doesn't, who is responsible? Read more >


Scratching Really Does Make Itches Worse
The urge to scratch an itch is irresistible, but it really does make the itch worse. See why. Read more >


Of All the Emotions, Sadness Lasts the Longest
Of all the emotions, one lasts the longest. Here's why. Read more >


For Listening to Music, Old-Fashioned Hearing Aids May Be Best
You may want to leave your fancy new hearing aid at home. It can really ruin musical enjoyment. Read more >


BPA Exposure Linked to Handling Register, Gas, and ATM Receipts
Thermal papers like register and ATM receipts can transfer the endocrine disruptor BPA to the skin, especially if skin lotions are used. Read more >


Cholesterol Levels Reflect Number of Meals Eaten Away from Home
The number of meals you eat away from home has a big effect on body mass and cholesterol levels. Read more >


Chocolate Sharpens the Mind
Specific nutrients in chocolate stimulate brain areas associated with memory loss. But read before you indulge. Read more >


How Far You Have to Walk to Work Off a Soda
It takes 50 minutes of running or five miles of walking to work off the 250 calories in a can of soda. Read more >


Restaurants Are Cutting Calories
Restaurant chains have been introducing lower-calorie items. This could help diners keep weight off. Read more >


Workplace Bullies
Over a third of U.S. workers report being bullied at work. Co-workers can help and still avoid repercussions. Read more >


Experts Agree: Violent Gaming is Linked to Aggression in Kids
The exact relationship between violent video games and violence and aggression among children isn't clear, but the fact they are linked is. Read more >


Weight-Loss Surgery: One Procedure Appears Better
Weight-loss surgery can make a huge health difference. But is gastric bypass or banding better? Read more >


How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
Talking about that chance meeting with George Clooney or your trip to Machu Picchu may not be the social lubricant you hope. Read more >


Rising Asthma Rates Appear Related to BPA Exposure
BPA may be behind the uptick in asthma among children. Read more >


An Apple A Day May Keep Obesity at Bay
When it comes to keeping the beneficial bacteria in your colon happy, one apple stands above the rest. It may even help keep weight off. Read more >


Multitasking Linked to Changes in the Brain
Multitasking may result in a loss of density in gray matter in a key brain area. Read more >


Curiosity Primes the Brain to Learn
Curiosity literally makes the brain more open to learning. We may be able to use this finding in schools. Read more >


A “Dimmer Switch” for Depression
Some people react more strongly to negative life events than others. It’s all about an overactive “disappointment pathway.” Read more >


You Are What You (and Your Full-Figured Friends) Eat
Who you eat with can affect what you eat, especially if your friends are overweight. Read more >


A Blood Test to Predict Depression and Treatment Effects in Adults
Markers in the blood of people who are or will become depressed offer a step forward in early diagnosis and treatment. Read more >


Experts Recommend Getting the Flu Shot as Early as Possible
Get the flu shot as early in the fall as possible. There are a few exceptions. Read more >


Smokers Need the Right Message to Quit
Some smokers need to be scared into quitting; others do best with a gentler, more positive approach. Figuring out who needs what. Read more >


A Growing Waistline Problem
Waistlines have grown over an inch on average in the past ten years. This increase in belly fat is not good health news. Read more >


Networking: Dirty Work or Community-Building?
Self-promotion can leave people feeling dirty. Literally. But it doesn’t have to. Read more >


Aspirin: Fever, Aches and Cardiovascular Protection
Anticoagulant drugs can cause side effects and dangerous bleeding, so for some people, aspirin is the better treatment. Read more >


Biochemical Keys to Stress and Resilience Are Uncovered
Some people seem resistant to stress, while others are susceptible to it. Researchers are starting to understand why. Read more >


Brain Development Puts the Brakes on Kids’ Growth
There's a reason why toddlers' heads are too big for their bodies: Their brains are using most of what they eat. Young minds need to be fed properly. Read more >


Are Bacteria the Cure for Food Allergies?
Having healthy gut bacteria, part of your microbiome, may help protect against the development of food allergies. Read more >


Higher Body Mass Can Lead to Cancer
It's not just about your heart. Many types of cancer are far more likely to occur as your body mass index (BMI) rises. Read more >


Certain Occupations Make Parenthood Even Harder
Certain jobs make being a parent even more stressful. Read more >


Digoxin Increases Risk of Death in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
This common drug Increases the risk of death in patients with atrial fibrillation. Luckily, there are plenty of good alternatives. Read more >


Active Commuting Offers Health — and Environmental — Benefits
Commuters who drive themselves to work weigh five to seven pounds more than those who walk or bike. Read more >


Antibiotics in Early Life — and in Utero — May Bring Obesity Risk Later On
Early exposure to antibiotics — even prenatally — can raise the risk for obesity later in life. Read more >


Re-Classifying Cancers to Improve Treatment
Cancer is usually identified by where it occurs. But its genetic qualities can be more important when choosing treatment. Read more >


Lack of Motivation May Masquerade as Cognitive Decline
As people age, it can be hard to tell whether memory or motivation is fading. Read more >


Promising New Technique for Monitoring Early Brain Development in Infants
A new technique makes it possible to predict developmental delays more accurately. Read more >


Vitamin D Deficiencies Raise the Risk of Dementia
Making sure you have enough vitamin D is one way to guard against memory loss. Read more >


Finding Narcissists is Easy
Figuring out who is a narcissist is pretty easy. All you have to do is ask. Read more >


Crowdsourcing May Help People Make Smarter Food Choices
There's a new reason to take pictures of your meals — you can use them to get support and feedback to eat better. Read more >


Good News at the Wrong Time Isn’t Good News at All
The timing of good news is almost as important as the news itself. Read more >


Are Electronic Cigarettes A Threat to Public Health?
Electronic cigarettes may help some smokers go smokeless. But kids are picking them up like they're harmless consumer products. Read more >


Kids Choose Healthier Foods When Parents Spend Time Cooking
Time spent in the kitchen pays off in more than just good nutrition. Kids who eat mostly home-cooked meals choose healthier food when out. Read more >


Smoking Increases the Risk of Suicide
Smoking doesn't just harm your heart and lungs. It can bring on serious depression, and make suicide more likely. Read more >


Pairing The Nicotine Patch with Medication Can Help Smokers Quit
If you’re trying to quit smoking, the nicotine patch and Chantix are more effective together than alone. Read more >


Genetic Risks for Autism Come into Focus
A large new study of the genetic underpinnings of autism finds that sudden mutations play almost no role in the disorder. Read more >


Mixing Energy Drinks and Alcohol Can Make You Drink More
When people mix energy drinks with alcohol, they tend to drink more. Read more >


Organic Foods Show Clear Nutritional Benefits
Not only do organic foods offer far more polyphenols and other antioxidants, they have far fewer pesticide residues. Read more >


Brain Patterns Predict Stock Market Bubbles
What is it that inspires some investors to leave the market before a crash? They use a different part of their brains than the rest of us. Read more >


For Kids, Sports Are about Much More than Just Winning
For kids, winning isn’t the best part of sports. Knowing what is most important can keep them engaged — and fit. Read more >


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Appear to Ease Osteoarthritis Symptoms
Saturated fats worsen the symptoms of osteoarthritis, but omega-3 fats seem to help. Read more >


What Stress Does to Your Memory
High levels of stress hormones reduce interconnections among cells in the brain, interfering with our ability to remember. Read more >


The Art of Cheering Up Friends
The best way to cheer someone up may depend on how robust or fragile their self esteem is. Read more >


At the Intersection of Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer
The obese suffer from chronic inflammation in fat cells. This not only can bring on diabetes, it may also promote cancer. Read more >


Dark Chocolate Shows Promise for Circulation Problems
People with peripheral artery disease were able to walk farther and faster after eating chocolate. Only certain kinds helped. Read more >


What Looks Like Depression in Type 2 Diabetes Might Be Something Else
“Depressed” people with diabetes may not be clinically depressed – they may just be reacting to having an illness. Read more >


Synchronized Brain Waves Make Rapid Learning Possible
How are we able to shift from thinking about what's for dinner to what's happening in Iraq? It starts with humming in two brain areas. Read more >


Sun Worshipper or Sun Addict?
Some people need the sun the way an alcoholic needs a drink. And the health risks can be just as severe. Read more >


How A Dash of Olive Oil Helps Lower Blood Pressure
When olive oil is eaten with leafy greens, it sets in motion a process that lowers blood pressure. Read more >


Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables
Some foods offer more nutrition per calorie than others. A new list contains some obvious choices, but there are some surprises, too. Read more >


Text Messages Can Help Support Smokers As They Quit
A text messaging program gives those struggling with nicotine cravings the support they need. You can even ask for help. Read more >


White Bread Will Make You Fat
Eating two slices of white bread a day raises the risk of obesity by 40%. Read more >


Are You Ever Too Old for Colorectal Cancer Screening?
Colorectal cancer screening can benefit even those over 75. But it is a good idea to discuss the pros and cons with your doctor. Read more >


Fasting May Reboot the Immune System
A couple days of fasting may help the immune system reboot. But don’t try it at home just yet. Read more >


Kids Need Early and Repeated Exposure to Veggies
You know the best way to keep kids healthy and at a good weight is to be sure vegetables are part of their diets. Here's how to make that happen. Read more >


Sugar Exerts Lasting Effects on the Heart
Sugar isn't just about gaining weight -- it's bad for your heart, too. Read more >


Blood Pressure Medications Raise Macular Degeneration Risk
Lowering your blood pressure is a good idea, but some drugs appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Read more >


Body Fat, Obesity in Kids Linked to Getting Too Little Sleep
Kids who don't get enough sleep have more body fat and are more likely to be obese. Read more >


Discrimination and Favoritism May Be The Same Thing
We think of discrimination as being about hate and holding certain people back. But it can be just the opposite. Read more >


Flour Power May Lower Cholesterol and Fight Metabolic Syndrome
When a community substituted a modified form of wheat fiber for the flour in their diets, they saw a big reduction in cholesterol. Read more >


Even Seniors with High Blood Pressure Live Longer by Getting Active
Men with high blood pressure — not to mention those with normal BP — cut their risk of death simply by walking. Read more >


The Stress of Family Conflicts Increases the Risk of Premature Death
The stress of conflict in our relationships with family and friends can actually shorten our lives. Pick your battles. Read more >


Children Prefer Being Helpers to Helping
If you want your children to clean up, try enlisting them as helpers, rather than asking them to help. It makes a difference. Read more >


Stress Can Make A Bad Diet Even Worse for Your Health
When we are stressed, the comfort foods we crave have an even worse impact on our weight and health than usual. Read more >


No Duping the Anti-Dopers
Athletes using performance-enhancing drugs have been a step ahead of the agencies meant to police them. No more. Read more >


Marijuana Shows Promise as Treatment for MS
The list of marijuana's medical benefits keeps getting longer. It seems to reduce the effects of certain brain diseases. Read more >


Marriage More Likely to End in Divorce If Wife Becomes Ill
When a married woman becomes ill, divorce may loom on the horizon. But the same is not true for men. Read more >


Fiber Adds Years to Heart Attack Survivors' Lives
A cup or two of whole grain pasta may be all it takes to reduce your risk of another heart attack. Read more >


Bullying's Effects Seen in Adulthood
We tend to think of bullying as schoolyard behavior, but it can affect victims even as adults. Read more >


Internet Use Can Offer Seniors Friends with Emotional Benefits
For seniors, spending more time online can be a way to stay connected socially and ward off depression. Read more >


Herbal Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis As Effective As Methotrexate
Made from the root of the thunder god vine, TwHF reduced inflammation as well as drugs and worked even better when used in combination with them. Read more >


Insomniacs Found to Have a Far Greater Risk of Stroke
If you often have trouble sleeping, consider it a serious health risk. Read more >


Depressed Brains Boosted to a More Resilient State
Mice prone to depression became resistant to stress and depression after a jump-start. Read more >


Kids' Food Portions Mirror Parents' Food Portions
Avoid that "finish your dinner" fight. Young children need smaller portions. Better they ask for more than not finish. Read more >


Physicians Take on Gun Violence
Because of their special understanding of family issues, doctors can play a big role when it comes to preventing gun violence, according to a new ACP policy statement. Read more >


Marijuana's Bad Effects on the Brain
Marijuana may ease the pain and nausea associated with chemotherapy, but it also leaves certain brain areas abnormally enlarged. Read more >


Active Moms Raise Active Kids
Parents' own activity levels have a big effect on how active — and healthy — their children will be. Read more >


Growing Stem Cells May Be Child's Play
A well-known toy, one in the Toy Hall of Fame, may provide the medium for growing stem cells that help the spinal cord regenerate. Read more >


Exercise Reduces Risk of Hospital Readmission In Patients With COPD
If you have lung disease, you may think you should not be exercising, but nothing could be further from the truth. Read more >


Let's Talk About It Over Dinner: When Blood Sugar Drops, Anger Levels Rise
Couples get angrier with each other when they are hungry, and they have the voodoo dolls to prove it. Read more >


Daily Coffee Fix Could Reduce Liver Cancer Risk
People who drink more coffee have a far lower risk of HCC, a common liver cancer. The more one drinks, the better. Read more >


Stress Makes Allergies Worse
Stress appears to make allergies worse. Calming the mind can help. Read more >


Childhood Stress Can Prematurely Age Genes
Stress in childhood can have lasting effects that can be seen in children's genes. Read more >


Cholesterol Screening Offers Benefits for At-Risk Children
Almost a third of children 11 and under had problems with their cholesterol levels. Luckily, such early information means they can be improved. Read more >


First-Time Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled
Almost a third of all first-time prescriptions go unfilled. Cost is the reason. There are alternatives. Read more >


Doctors Help Patients Compute the Risk of a Heart Attack
Find out if your lifestyle at 40 has left you with the heart of a 20-year-old or a 60-year-old. Read more >


Parents Have a Big Effect on Kids' Screen Time
Parents, you have more influence than you think when it comes to helping kids curb screen time. Use it. Read more >


Mephedrone Just As Dangerous, and Perhaps More Addictive, Than MDMA
Mephedrone, a newer club drug has effects similar to those of MDMA, but it appears to be more addictive. Read more >


Violent Video Games and Aggression
Playing violent video games makes kids prone to seeing others as hostile and acting aggressively. Read more >


Stress Can Reduce a Woman's Chances of Becoming Pregnant
Stress can greatly reduce a woman’s odds of becoming pregnant. Read more >


Little League Pitching Can Do Major League Damage
Young pitchers’ arms are prone to injuries, especially from certain types of pitches. Read more >


Study Finds One Way Genes Are Affected by Lifestyle
We don't choose our genes, but as we age we make choices that can affect them, and that can make all the difference. Read more >


Largely Unnecessary, Brain Scans for Headaches Reach $1 Billion
Brain scans for migraine sufferers cost $1 billion a year and are rarely useful. What needs to happen. Read more >


It Pays to Offer Healthy Food Options
Having a few healthy options at the concession stand can improve waistlines and still maintain the bottomline. Go team! Read more >


Secondhand Smoke Is A Heartbreaker, Literally
Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home had thickened artery walls as adults. There were other problems, too. Read more >


Massage a Viable Treatment for Chronic Neck Pain
Massage can be an effective treatment for chronic neck pain, but you should be treated several times a week for several weeks. Read more >


Are Saturated Fats Really The Enemy? Maybe Not
Several research studies say saturated fats may have gotten a bad rap. The real cardio culprits are sugars and... Read more >


Often Under the Radar, Binge Drinking May Lead to an Early Death
Drinking five drinks twice a week is far worse for your health than drinking two drinks five times a week, even though they may seem equal. Read more >


The Road to Obesity Begins in Infancy
Overeating is so easy, even a child can do it. Parents and pediatricians can nip the tendency in the bud. Read more >


Scientists Begin to Understand Why Autism Is More Common in Boys Than Girls
Now we know why boys are more genetically susceptible to autism. Read more >


More Evidence for Bullying's Emotional Toll
Bullying casts a long shadow. There are things parents can do to reduce the emotional, physical, and psychological damage. Read more >


Kids and Caffeine: Less Soda, But New Sources
It's hard to believe any parent who cares about their sanity would give their children caffeine. So why is it that even preschoolers tend to get a daily dose? Read more >


In Relationships, A Good Foundation Matters More than Communication
Conflict happens, and can even make relationships stronger. But you need one ingredient. Read more >


Can Childhood Memories Be Trusted?
Our memory for childhood events is usually modest. The details we recall are often added later. Read more >


Chronic Stress Disrupts Balance Between White and Gray Matter in the Brain
Chronic stress appears to alter the balance of white to gray brain matter. This may explain several mental disorders. Read more >


FDA Asks Physicians, Pharmacists,to Help Reduce Acetaminophen Overdoses
Because so many drugs contain the painkiller acetaminophen, it is easy to overdose. Liver damage is one result. Read more >


New Treatment Would Force Cancer Cells to Kill Themselves
A new treatment can trick cancer cells into killing themselves. And the success rate is nearly 100%. Read more >


A New Brain Region Is Implicated in Anxiety
When we are anxious a brain region long-believed to calm responsiveness actually seems to excite it. Read more >


Fermented Dairy Foods — Like Yogurt — Reduce Diabetes Risk
Fermented milk products like yogurt, sour cream, kefir, and lassi can reduce diabetes risk by as much as 28 percent. Read more >


New Routes to Easing Chronic Pain
Two studies shed light on the brain signals behind chronic pain and suggest new approaches to overriding them. Read more >


To Ease Babies' Colic — Probiotics
Probiotics can help reduce infants' colic, easing babies' discomfort and parents' stress. Read more >


A Possible Biological Basis for Religiosity
People who are religious have thicker cortices than those who aren't. So which causes what? Read more >


Exercising More and Sitting Less, A Winning Combo for Heart
OK, guys, time to stagger away from the tube and the nachos. There are risks associated with being a sedentary man. Read more >


Access to Guns Linked to Homicide, Suicide Risk
A gun in the home means a huge increase in the likelihood of suicide and homicide. Read more >


Vitamin E Could Slow Alzheimer's Progress
Vitamin E may help slow the mental decline of seniors with Alzheimer's Disease, allowing them to remain independent longer. Read more >


Yoga's Benefits for Cancer Survivors
Yoga can increase cancer survivors' energy, reduce fatigue, and lower inflammation at the cellular level. Read more >


Caffeine's Memory-Boosting Abilities
Your morning coffee doesn't just wake you up; it can help you remember things more clearly. Read more >


Late Night Smartphone Use Interferes with Productivity
People who use their smartphones late at night are less productive the next day. Read more >


Catching Alzheimer's Decline Before It Starts
Scientists have found where Alzheimer's begins in the brain. Read more >


Fever-Reducing Medicines Can Spread the Flu
Fever-reducing medication may actually spread the flu. Read more >


Tips for Avoiding Screen-Related Eye Fatigue
You can ease the strain of hours in front of a screen. Start by giving your monitor a high-five...and blinking. Read more >


Heart Disease and Stroke Are Still the Top Killers in the U.S.
Heart disease and stroke are still top killers in the U.S. And they can be largely prevented. Read more >


Home Visits Help New Parents
Nurses' visits to new parents not only provide answers to questions and ease stress, they reduce healthcare costs considerably. Read more >


A Different Approach to Self-Control
Our willpower can fail us when we are tired or stressed. But how we view the problem could be the problem. Read more >


Healthy Eating May Be as Easy as Following Traffic Signals
When cafeteria food is labeled green, yellow, or red according to its nutritional value, people make healthier choices. Genius! Read more >


Meditation May Help Relieve Anxiety, Depression, and Pain
Don't Medicate, Meditate Read more >


A Sense of Smell Is Highly Personal
No two people smell the same scent the same way. The difference lies in the cocktail of amino acids your genes produce. Read more >


Preventing Diabetes with The Mediterranean Diet
Cut your risk of diabetes the Mediterranean way. Read more >


A Cure for the Common Cold: Chicken Soup and Patience
Worried about that persistent cough? Consider patience, not medicine. Read more >


Two Studies Address Kids' Lunchroom Nutrition
Does making kids take servings of nutritious food actually improve their diets? Nope. Bribery works better. Read more >


Fewer Psychiatrists Accept Health Insurance
Obamacare promotes greater access to mental health services but few psychiatrists accept insurance. Read more >


Potentially Dangerous Fracking Chemicals Found in Ground Water
Fracking increases the levels of hormone disrupting chemicals in the water supplies near sites. Read more >


Just an Extra 2,000 Steps per Day
Simply walking an extra mile a day can reduce the risk of heart disease by about 10%. Read more >


Physical Brain Injuries Increase Likelihood of PTSD
Physical injury to the the brain also raises the risk of post-traumatic stress. Read more >


Chemical in Grape Seed Extract Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
A compound in grape seed extract selectively kills prostate cancer cells. Read more >


Student-Teacher Relationships Are Key to Early Education
Teachers' responsiveness to preschoolers' questions and needs is even more important than what's being taught. Read more >


Another Study Links Pesticides to Parkinson’s Disease
In the lab, exposure to pesticides caused Parkinson's. Genes matter, too. Read more >


Dementia, Alzheimer's, on the Decline
The rates of dementia and Alzheimer's disease are declining. Read more >


Vitamin Supplements Offer Few, If Any, Health Benefits
We spend billions on nutritional supplements every year. Three studies say it's money down the drain. Read more >


Brain and Behavioral Effects Seen in Offspring of Absentee Fathers
An involved father offers kids an edge in terms of the brain developments key to social behavior Read more >


Cell Phone Angst
We all love our cell phones, but they can increase anxiety and make us miserable. Read more >


Media Coverage of Traumatic Events and Acute Stress
It's OK to be informed, but binge-watching the news when disaster strikes can cause traumatic stress. Read more >


Men and Women's Neural Networks Reflect Sex Differences
A new kind of brain scan tells us a lot about why women are better at meetings and men at maps. Read more >


Meningitis Outbreaks Ongoing on East and West Coast
Bicoastal meningitis outbreaks at Princeton and UCSB. Read more >


Kids More Active With a Little Help From Their Friends
Peers can really affect how active -- or inactive -- a child is. Read more >


Another Type of Sunray Ages Skin Prematurely
Low exposure to UVA1 light can cause skin damage. And most sunscreens do not offer protection. Read more >


Sacrosine Shows Promise As a New Way to Relieve Depression
Sarcosine, found in muscles and other body tissues, improved mood better than a popular antidepressant. Read more >


Vaginal Delivery Is A Viable Option Following Caesarean Birth
Women who had a C-section with their first child often are successful giving birth vaginally for the next. Read more >


Never Underestimate the Power of A Muppet
When the Muppets explain how to eat healthy and exercise, preschoolers listen. They even eat better Read more >


A Handful of Nuts Daily Lowers Heart Disease and Cancer Risk
Eating a handful of nuts regularly can cut the risk of heart attack by almost a third. Cancer, too. Read more >


Statins Do Not Contribute to Cognitive Decline
Cholesterol-lowering statins appear to have no ill effects on mental functioning. Read more >


Too Late for a Latte
Drinking coffee, even hours before bed, can rob you of sleep every night. Read more >


Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Can Exceed That in R-rated Films
Beware the gun effect. PG-13 films are more violent than those rated R. Read more >


Blueberries Really Are "Superfoods" for the Heart
Eating blueberries can improve cardiovascular functioning. Read more >


Musical Training Improves the Brain's Sensitivity to Sound, Speech
People who have studied music for a few years tend to hear better because their brains process sounds more rapidly. Read more >


Circadian Rhythms Appear to Influence The Body's Immune Response
Sleep disruptions affecting the body's circadian rhythms may be behind autoimmune problems like irritable bowel syndrome. Read more >


Teens More Susceptible to Herpes Infections
Oral sex is not the protect from STDS that many think it is. In particular, herpes is more likely to be transmitted. Read more >


Too Many Bike Riders Without Helmets End Up in the ER
Helmets can only help prevent injury when kids wear them. Parents need to insist. Read more >


Cell Phones at Meetings: Rules of Engagement for the New Civil War
Cell phones make the business world go round, but they also derail many meetings -- and careers. Read more >


A Promising New Route to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The “hunger hormone” ghrelin may help short-circuit PTSD. A vaccine may be possible. Read more >


Do It Yourself: Simple Chores Around the House Boost Health
Do-it-yourself work around the house can help keep the heart in shape. Read more >


How Well You Cope with Rejection May Be Up to Your Brain
Painful feelings of rejection actually are rooted in the brain, and may be cured there. Read more >


Study Helps Dieters Choose the Best Weight-Loss Apps
Your cell phone can be a valuable diet ally. Just be sure to use apps grounded in scientific evidence. Read more >


From Sleep Apnea to Beauty Sleep
Sleep apnea patients' looks were visibly improved when they were treated to a deeper sleep. Read more >


A Meth-Like Substance Is Found in Workout Supplements
The fitness supplement, Craze, appears to have caused certain athletes to fail drug tests. Read more >


Sleep, The Brain's Housekeeper
The cellular trash that builds up in the brain gets cleared away during sleep. Another reason to be sure you get enough. Read more >


Brief School Counseling Program Helps Teens Cope
Offering teens a couple sessions of therapy can go a long way to nipping mental health problems in the bud. Read more >


Even Light Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Walking an hour a day can cut the risk of breast cancer by a significant amount. Read more >


Irisin Helps Exercise Boost Body and Brain
Irisin, the magic molecule of the moment, turns bad fat into good and helps exercise boost the brain Read more >


Some Reassurance Regarding Mercury in Fish
Little of the mercury in our blood actually comes from fish. Go for those omega-3s! Read more >


Skype Me! Social Interaction Feeds Language Development
The back-and-forth of social interaction -- gestures, eye contact and reactions -- are very important to learning language. Read more >


State Bans on Harmful Chemicals Appear to Help
Brain-damaging compounds from flame retardants have dropped significantly since PBDEs were banned. Read more >


Many Americans Still Don't Understand The Affordable Care Act
Americans know more about the political turmoil around the ACA than about the act itself. Read more >


Alcohol Changes Awareness of Drunk Driving
People need to decide before they drink that they won't drive. It's too late after they've had a few. Read more >


New Way to Study Movement Could Yield Autism Treatments
New technology may make it possible for ASD kids to guide their own treatments. Read more >


Nap Time is Learning Time
Preschoolers need their naps, even, or especially, in school. Read more >


Celiac Disease and Lymphoma Risk
Celiac disease can set the stage for cancer, if inflammation in the intestine is not controlled. Read more >


Low T, Meet Low E: Scientists Begin to Unravel Factors in Male Menopause
Low T? Maybe, But it could be Low E that messing with your love life. Read more >


New Test Could Take the Guesswork Out of Treating Prostate Cancer
A new genetic test may take the guesswork out of figuring out which prostate cancers are deadly. Read more >


3-D Video Game Improves Cognitive Control
A video game that works key brain circuits helps bring aging brains' performance up to speed. Read more >


Simple Routines Help Kids Lose Weight
Just a few small changes at home help kids avoid the kind of weight gain that leads to obesity. Read more >


Certain Fruits Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Certain fruits greatly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But drinking juice increases it. Read more >


A Sign that Doctor-Patient Continuity Still Matters
Follow-up with a doctor is important as heart patients recover, and a familiar one can make even more of a difference. Read more >


Even Short Bouts of High-Intensity Exercise Can Affect Weight and BMI
Forget the long hours at the gym. A short bout of intense exercise may be all you need to keep the pounds off. Read more >


Mediterranean Diet Helps Fight Stroke Risk
The Mediterranean diet appears to counteract the influence of genes in a healthy way. Score one for nutrition. > Read more >


Driving to Work Raises Diabetes Risk
Those who drive to work have a far higher risk of diabetes than those who walk or bike. Even a bus is better. Read more >


The Message of A Messy Desk
Disorderly environments can foster creativity. Read more >


Could Your Sweet Tooth Be Killing You?
Our ideas about the "right" amount of sugar in the diet may need adjusting. Weight is not the issue. Read more >


Facebook Use May Reduce Happiness, Not Enhance It
Facebook may actually increase sadness. Be sure to make time to connect for real. Read more >


BPA and the Chlorine in Tap Water, A Bad Combination
BPA meets chlorine as water flows through plastic or PVC pipes. The combo disrupts cell signals. Read more >


Breakfast May Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Coronary Disease Death
Having a good breakfast reduces the risk of heart disease and can even help you lose weight. Read more >


A Lack of Sleep Fuels Brain's Cravings for Food
Opioid receptors in the brain produces a drug-like craving for sweet and fatty foods when it is deprived of sleep. Read more >


Even Young, Healthy Smokers Show Signs of Lung Damage
Even very early on, smoking causes changes to stem cells that set the stage for cancer. Read more >


High Phthalate Levels in Women May Reduce Fertility
Phthalates are found in air fresheners, toys, plastic storage containers and reduce IVF success. Read more >


When It Comes to Resolving Conflicts in Relationships, One Size Does Not Fit All
When couples fight, issues of disrespect or neglect may underlie the conflict. Read more >


Brain Development Appears Influenced by Regular Bedtimes
Regular bedtimes for kids are important for brain development. Read more >


Are Refined Carbs the Key to Food Addiction?
Addicted to carbs: Foods like soda and refined flour light up the brain the same way drugs do. Read more >


How You Think About Stress Can Affect Your Heart
Not everyone feels their health is threatened by stress, but if you do, it's bad news for your heart Read more >


When Good Hikes Go Bad
Over half of all hikers are seriously under-prepared. Here are 10 items you need to bring with you — even for a short hike. Read more >


Veterans with Multiple Brain Injuries Are at Greater Risk of Suicide
Veterans who sustain more than one head trauma are at much greater risk of suicide. Read more >


Regular Sunscreen Use Reduces Aging of Skin
It's official: Exposure to the sun's rays ages your skin. But is the problem the same for all skin colors? Read more >


Men and Women Look for Different Benefits from Relationships
Men and women value relationships for different reasons. Women value companionship; can you guess what men value? Read more >


In Relationships, Sacrifices Can Backfire
Doing something nice for your partner is usually good for the relationship. But not always. When to watch out. Read more >


Affirming Our Priorities Helps Offset the Mental Effects of Stress
Self-affirmations can help you through periods of chronic stress. Read more >


The Benefits of Community Gardens Go Beyond Good Food
Gardening work is good for your weight. Ask any community gardener. It's truly a hoe-down. Read more >


Prostate Screening Decisions: Have a Man to Doctor Talk
Most men don't need PSA testing. The risks are too great, the benefits too few. But you will likely need to bring it up. Read more >


Tweaking a Balkan Bed Bug Remedy
The fuzzy leaves of bean plants have been used to trap bedbugs for centuries. Read more >


Behind Obesity: Could It Be Insulin, Not Calories?
It's not calories that make us fat, argues Gary Taubes. And that's why we keep gaining weight. Read more >


Research Focuses on Treatment Ahead of Prevention
Researchers tend to study treatments far more frequently than prevention. Is this backwards? Read more >


How to Beat a Hangover
A chemist explains all you need to know about hangovers and what you can do to relieve them. Read more >


Walking Just as Good for the Heart As Running
Walking can be just as good as running for the heart. Read more >


Vitamin D Reduces Hypertension Risk in African Americans
African Americans suffer disproportionately from hypertension. A lack of vitamin D may the cause. Read more >


Barefoot Running Shoes: Go Slowly
Minimalist or barefoot running shoes may be more natural, but switching to them is tricky. Stress fractures are not uncommon. Read more >


Too Much Sodium in the Diet May Trigger Autoimmune Diseases
A high salt diet may trigger autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Read more >


What Texting Does to Your Neck
Sitting bent over a phone or tablet or laptop puts a huge strain on your neck. The pain has a name: text neck. Read more >


It's Not How Close You Feel, It's How Close You Want to Be
Not everyone desires the same level of intimacy. What matters is whether you and your partner have the same need. Read more >


The Link Between Lifestyle and Semen Quality
Exercise is an important factor in male fertility. Men who watch TV 20 hours a week have sperm counts half those of men who watch less. Read more >


Vegetarians' Hearts Are Healthier than Those of Meat Eaters
A vegetarian diet lowers heart risk by a third, a huge decrease. Read more >


Exposure to Stress Interferes with Prostate Cancer Treatment
Being under stress seems to interfere with the effectiveness of cancer drugs. Beta blockers may help Read more >


Are Women More Comfortable In Their Skin than Men?
Are the near-naked female avatars in games a sign of liberation? Read more >


Good Partners Make Good Parents
Wondering what kind of parent you will be? Certain qualities make it pretty easy to predict. Read more >


Recovering from Head Trauma before Resuming Sports Is Critical
A head injury requires real recovery time. Returning to activity too soon can cause brain damage. Read more >


Sedentary Nation: Too Little Walking, Too Much Sitting
Sitting too much and moving too little can shorten life. They are also easy to remedy. Read more >


Treating ADHD with Medication Reduces a Person's Risk of Criminal Behavior
Crime and medication? People with ADHD are less likely to commit crimes if they take medication. Read more >


Flame Retardants Affect Children's Brain Development
Flame retardants may cause delays in children’s brain development. Read more >


A Spray to Keep Your Man from Straying
A spritz of "love" hormone kept men's eyes from wandering. Is this a new form of chemical warfare or a set-up for a sitcom? Read more >


Even a Little Alcohol When Pregnant Puts a Child's IQ at Risk
Drinking alcohol while pregnant carries serious risks to a child's IQ. Read more >


Antioxidant in Red Wine Could Enhance Prostate Cancer Treatment
Dr. Tip: The antioxidant found in red wine and red grape juice could help enhance prostate cancer treatment. Read more >


Tick-Borne Diseases Are Rising Sharply in Number and Variety
Tick-borne diseases are rising steadily. And it's not just Lyme disease anymore. Read more >


Exercise Can Add Years to Your Life — Now We Know How Many
The more active you are, the longer you will likely live. Read more >


Inexperienced Doctors Are More Expensive
Young doctors cost patients far more than experienced physicians. What does this tell us about... Read more >


Eye Drops that Prevent Cataracts
Eye drops to prevent cataracts? They work in rats at least... Read more >


Puzzle Interviews Unpopular with Job Applicants
As if looking for work wasn't hard enough: now interviews feature "trick" questions designed to... Read more >


Too Much Java Linked to Glaucoma Risk
Three or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day significantly raises your risk for developing a ... Read more >


Learning to Identify Negative Emotions May Be Important in Battling Depression
Learning to identify your emotions may help with depression. It's not as easy as it sounds. Read more >


Peer Evaluations More Accurate than Personal Ones
Your friends know you better than you think. In fact, kids we played with in first grade are... Read more >


Progress on Two Fronts in Our Understanding of Autism
Researchers may have found a treatment for one form of autism. Read more >


Giving Patients Access to Their Doctor's Notes Is A Win-Win for Everyone
What happens when patients have full access to their medical records? The OpenNotes study finds... Read more >


Why Women – and Eunuchs – Live Longer
Palace eunuchs in Korea lived longer than other men of the time. What does this say about male... Read more >


Sugary Drinks, the Obesity Epidemic, and New York City's "Soda Ban"
For people predisposed obesity, drinking lots of sugary beverages "amplifies" the effects of one's genes. Read more >


An Experimental Drug May Address the Cognitive Problems of PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder is more than anxiety. A new drug may help the cognitive problems... Read more >


Omega-3 Intake Not Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk
Can taking Omega-3 fatty acids through foods or supplements help prevent heart disease? A new study casts doubt. Read more >


Protection from AIDS for High-Risk Heterosexuals
The CDC recommends people at high risk for heterosexual transmission of HIV consider using Truvada. Read more >


Can Walnuts Help Solve Male Fertility Problems?
The fatty acids in walnuts appear to improve the mobility and vitality of sperm. Read more >


The Link Between Blood Type and the Risk of Heart Disease
Certain blood types carry a significant and inherent risk of CVD. If you know the risks... Read more >


The Complicated Relationship between Alcohol and Anxiety
Alcohol addiction may rewire the brain so that it can't rebound from stress. PTSD suffers may want.. Read more >


Going Online Can Help You Lose Weight, But Does It Beat Face-to-Face?
Going online to lose weight or to maintain it can be a big help. Read more >


How Red Meat (and the Way You Cook It) Can Lead to Cancer
We're learning more about why eating red meat may increase our risk for cancer. Read more >


Grapefruit Juice Could Help Reduce the Necessary Dose of Chemotherapy Drugs
Adding a glass of grapefruit juice can enhance the effect of an anti-cancer drug. And with no... Read more >


Simple Ways to Increase Fitness Can Reduce the Risk of Falls
By putting a little extra effort into regular movements, senirs can build enough strength and balance to reduce the risk of a fall. Read more >


Researchers Discover A Massive "Plumbing" Network in the Brain
We thought we knew how the brain cleans itself out. Then a completely unexpected... Read more >


Heartburn and Cancer
Heartburn appears to be linked to esophageal cancer. The rates for both are up and it may not... Read more >


Skipping the Antibiotics Could Help Address the Resistance Problem
Antibiotics may not always be necessary for fighting infection. Reducing their use could help fight antibiotic resistance. Read more >


Cranberry Products May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberry products may be an effective way to preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs). Read more >


While Still Controversial, PSA Testing Does Save Many Lives
New research tells us not to be so fast to drop PSA testing, as it still saves a lot of lives. Read more >


Could Some Dementias Be Autoimmune Diseases?
One form of dementia may be the result of the immune system going haywire. Luckily, there might be.. Read more >


Many Patients Look to the Internet for a Medical Education
Many people use medical websites to help them learn about their conditions, but not as a substitute for an office visit. Read more >


Why Is Patient-Doctor Communication So Difficult?
Do you find it difficult to discuss medical issues or concerns with your doctor? You are not alone.. Read more >


Can Bees Help Fight Prostate Cancer?
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester from the substance bees use to patch their combs, stops tumor growth... Read more >


Us or Them: Who's to Blame for Our Sugar Problem?
In the "war" against obesity, it seems that the soda industry wants to shift the blame to consumers. Read more >


Shifting When You Eat Could Shift Your Metabolism
Curbing the hours of the day during which you eat could have a big impact on your weight and health. Read more >


Belly Fat May Not Be All Bad
Belly fat has a lot of negative effects, but researchers may have a found at least one benefit. Read more >


What's Waiting for You in Your Hotel Room?
If you're staying in a hotel or motel this summer, some unwelcome "guests" may precede you. Read more >


Oxytocin May Hold Even More Promise for Treating Symptoms of Autism
Oxytocin, the mother-infant bonding hormone, activates the "social" areas of the brain.... Read more >


Computer Time Could Prevent Cognitive Decline (But Don't Forget to Exercise)
Computer time along with physical activity may prevent cognitive decline. Read more >


Touch and Hearing May Be Linked
The better a person's hearing, the better his or her sense of touch. These senses may share... Read more >


A Three-Hour Therapy Session Could Treat Arachnophobia
People so afraid of spiders that they wouldn't walk on grass were cured of their phobia with... Read more >


Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Rising for Young Football Players
Fatal brain injuries in high school football players rose last year. Read more >


Positive Changes Are Coming for Healthcare Coverage
Healthcare coverage in the U.S. today is a two-tiered system. Luckily, changes are on the way. Read more >


Being Aware of Your Own Mortality Can Make for a Better Life
Being aware of our mortality can actually help us live richer, fuller lives. Read more >


Age Lowers the Boom on Baby Boomers
As baby boomers begin to turn 65, their golden years are not looking as golden as in the past... Read more >


Patients With No Post-MI Counseling Needlessly Delay or Avoid Sex
It is generally safe to resume sex after a heart attack. Don't be afraid to raise the issue with your doctor. Read more >


Puttering About Could Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
The simplest activities, even housework, can reduce your risk for cognitive decline. Read more >


Patients' Opinion of Medical Care May Differ from Reality
Your opinions - both good and bad - about the medical care you receive may not be reality-based... Read more >


Social Jet Lag May Be Why You're Fatigued (And Fat)
Our daily schedules are out of sync with our internal clocks. It started with the light bulb... Read more >


A Snapshot of Stress Across the Generations
The Millennial generation is more stressed than generations before. They are also less able to cope. Read more >


Injections Could Help Reduce LDL ("Bad") Cholesterol
A new antibody injection could lower your "bad" LDL cholesterol. Read more >


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Brain
Certain brain centers are less active in chronic fatigue syndrome patients, suggesting a new... Read more >


Aspirin Could Significantly Cut Your Risk of Cancer
Aspirin may reduce your risk of developing cancer. But there are some risks. Read more >


A Positive Outlook Helps the Heart
Having a positive outlook has been associated with improved cardiovascular health and recovery. It's about healthy behaviors. Read more >


Looking through the Eyes Helps Doctors See into the Brain
Measuring degeneration of the eye could tell us if it is also occurring in the brain. Read more >


Special K Can Lead to Ongoing Bladder Problems in Its Users
The club drug Special K or Ketamine can cause serious bladder problems in the people who use it.... Read more >


Who Will Divorce?
Even the happiest newlyweds can go on to divorce. But early warning signs might predict who does... Read more >


Harmful Chemicals, Unlisted on Labels, Can Lurk in Everyday Products
Worrisome compounds can appear in even the most "natural" household products... Read more >


Being Hungry Can Bias Your Senses
When you're hungry, you respond to food-related cues more strongly than when you’re full. Reason not to shop on an empty stomach. Read more >


FDA Makes Plans to Correct Cancer Drug Shortage in the U.S.
Worrying shortages of two major cancer drugs propel the FDA to find new ways to boost supplies. Read more >


The Human Heart Can Grow New Muscle after a Heart Attack
Heart attack patients' damaged heart muscles improved after being injected with stem cells... Read more >


Failing Has Its Benefits For Kids
Teaching kids that failing is a part of learning can give them the confidence to do well. Read more >


The Y Chromosome May Be Responsible for the Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men
The Y chromosome may affect more than men's sex organs... Read more >


Hiding Veggies in Other Foods May Not Be the Best Way to Get Kids to Eat Healthy
Hiding vegetables in children's food can backfire. Read more >


Parent Training Could Help Manage the Difficult Behaviors of Autism
Training parents helps them help their children behave better.... Read more >


A Connection between Cognition and Personality
When seniors improve their cognitive skills, their personalities also get a boost. Read more >


More Insight into How the Mediterranean Diet Benefits Body and Mind
People who follow the Mediterranean diet do better mentally as they age. Now we know why... Read more >


The Stress-Immunity Connection
Stress can lead to reduced immune system function. Reduce stress, reduce your odds for illness. Read more >


Urinary Tract Infections May Be Caused By Bacteria in Food
The bacteria that cause some UTIs may come from contaminated foods. Careful food practices are essential. Read more >


Testosterone: The "Me" Hormone
When women were given testosterone and asked to solve a problem, cooperation went way down... Read more >


Endorphins May Explain Why Alcohol Makes Us Feel Happy
Alcohol works by releasing "feel good" chemicals, endorphins, in the brain, which could explain its addictiveness. Read more >


Massage Boosts the Recovery of Muscles After Exercise
A ten-minute massage can help sore muscles heal after vigorous exercise. Read more >


One in Five Americans Suffers from Mental Health Problems
One in five Americans suffers from mental health problems. There is no reason to feel uncomfortable about seeking help. Read more >


Healthy Food Choices May Be as Simple as Green for Go
Two simple changes help people make the smarter food choices. Now to get stores and cafeterias to... Read more >


Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Density Testing: New Guidelines for Screening?
Do post-menopausal women and older men need BMD screening every year or two... Read more >


Headphones: More Powerful than a Locomotive
Headphone use can turn deadly when shutting out the world means being unaware of approaching traffic... or trains. Read more >


Heart Risk Redefined: You May Not Be As Immune As You Think
A new formula for figuring heart and stroke risk is sobering, but luckily many of the risk factors are largely within our control. Read more >


Physical Punishment Takes A Toll on Kids' Mental Health
Physical punishment does more harm than good to a child and encourages aggressive behavior. Other methods are more effective. Read more >


Government Panel Issues New Vaccination Recommendations
There are new vaccination recommendations target young men and boys, pregnant women, and diabetics. Read more >


Conflict and Conversation in Relationships
Trying to figure out whether your partner is a keeper? A new study suggests where you should look. Read more >


Humble People to the Rescue
Need help? Call on your humble friends. Those who are arrogant may let you down. Read more >


The Internet as Matchmaker
Internet dating is one of the top methods for finding love, whether the pros outweigh the cons... Read more >


Gossip Can Be Good
Some kinds of gossip may actually benefit your health. Read more >


When Safe Playgrounds Become Boring, Kids' Health Suffers
Out on the playground, there's a fine line between safe and boring. Read more >


The FDA Tackles Antibiotic Resistance, Targets Farm Animals
The government plans to curb antibiotic use in food animals, hoping to reduce antibiotic-resistance. Read more >


Quitting Smoking Means a Happier New Year
Struggling with the resolution to quit smoking? It gets better: Quitters report being happier... Read more >


Maggots May Clean Wounds Better Than Scalpels
Maggots not only appear to clean wounds more effectively than modern methods, they may offer... Read more >


Men and Sex: The Truth Emerges
Men don't think about sex every seven seconds. It's more like 19 times a day. And many women... Read more >


Important Link in the Stress Response Could Mean Better Treatment
Researchers discover an important step in the stress response, which, if blocked, could stop... Read more >


Long Distance Running Is Hard on the Heart
Long distance runners can develop temporary damage to the heart, but it doesn't mean you should quit. Read more >


A Better Way to Reduce Prejudice
When people are told to be less prejudiced, they are often more so. There's a better way. Read more >


Bad Bosses Follow You Home
Having a difficult, abusive boss can strain personal relationships at home. Read more >


Traffic Pollution May Increase Diabetes Risk
A new study links traffic pollution to type 2 diabetes risk - especially in people who are healthier Read more >


Procedure Helps Babies Who Have Trouble Breastfeeding
"Tongue-tie" or tether tongue makes it hard for babies to latch on to the breast. It can be easily diagnosed and corrected. Read more >


Energy Drinks Responsible for More ER Visits
Energy drink-fueled visits to the ER have risen 1600 percent since 2005. Read more >


Eating Canned Soup Raises BPA Levels in Your Body
Soup cans may contain BPA, a known toxin. People who ate canned soup had higher levels of this toxin in their bodies. Read more >


Vibration Device Doesn't Slow Bone Loss
Whole body vibration platforms have been marketed to prevent bone loss. Problem is, they don't work. Read more >


Good Nutrition Matters to Sperm
Good nutrition and lifestyle choices improve sperm counts. Read more >


Nitroglycerin Poses Risks to the Heart... But There's a Fix
Nitroglycerin is a century-old treatment for heart attacks, but it can make future cardiovascular events more severe. Read more >


A Chicken Pox on Thee: Parents Get Caught for Infecting Kids with Virus
The chicken pox vaccine is the best way of protecting your child from the virus... Read more >


Wider Waists May Up Colon Cancer Risk
Being overweight is a risk factor for colorectal cancer. Read more >


New Research Broadens Our Understanding of Alzheimer's
A new study uncovers a major surprise in the Alzheimer's puzzle. Read more >


The "Rich Clubs" Make up an Elite Network in the Brain
"Rich Club" clusters of highly influential regions of brain cells do serious collaboration. Read more >


Research Finds the Immune System A Key Player in Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a product of your immune system, not just wear and tear... Read more >


Gestational BPA Linked to Developmental Problems in Girls, Not Boys
Higher BPA levels during pregnancy are linked to cognitive and emotional problems in children. Read more >


Measuring Happiness Now Could Predict Death Risk Years Later
Happiness measured at one point in time was linked to lower mortality five years later. Read more >


Human Papillomavirus Linked to Heart Disease
The sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus raises women's risk of heart disease. Read more >


Colon Cancer Linked to Bug
Colon cancer tissue was infected with a specific bacterium. Could this mean a cancer antibiotic... Read more >


New Ways to Protect the Brain from Stroke
Drugs to reduce the brain's immense energy needs may serve to help preserve it when its blood supply Read more >


A False Positive for Miscarriage
When ultrasounds to diagnose miscarriage are inaccurate, healthy pregnancies may be terminated. Read more >


The Brain Can Form New Connections between Cells into Young Adulthood
Contrary to popular belief, the brain can form new connections into adulthood... Read more >


Embarrassment is Linked to Dependability, Generosity
People who become embarrassed more readily are also more dependable and generous. Read more >


Can Parents Complete with Clever Marketing to Kids?
It's hard to compete with clever marketing, but you can help your kids make better food choices with consistent encouragement. Read more >


Impotence Can Lead to Heart Disease
Erectile dysfunction can be one of the early warning signs of heart disease. Read more >


Online Gamers Help Solve Mystery of Critical AIDS Virus Enzyme
A team of online gamers helps researchers solve a critical piece of the AIDS puzzle... Read more >


Hormonal Contraceptives Double Risk of HIV
An African study has found that hormonal contraception doubles the risk of HIV infection and... Read more >


Ticks and Blood Transfusions Spread Potentially Dangerous Parasite
Blood transfusions are the cause of many cases of the parasite Babesia, which is normally spread by ticks. Read more >


Researchers Show that "Paying Attention" May Distort Reality
The mind is notorious for playing tricks, but researchers discover paying attention can mislead us.. Read more >


Breastfeeding May Help Brain Development
Infants, particularly preemies, who were breastfed scored higher on reasoning and language tests at age 5. Read more >


Impulsive Children Become Impulsive Adults
The brains of impulsive people are different from those who can delay gratification. Read more >


Fewer Boys Being Circumcised
The decision to circumcise a newborn boy is one that is best made after looking at all the information available. Read more >


Experts Urge People to Get Flu Shot to Boost Immunity for the 2011-12 Flu Season
Get a flu vaccination this year, even if you were vaccinated last year. Read more >


Storing Medications in High Temperatures Can Decrease Effectiveness
When you're traveling with medications, keep them in the climate-controlled interior of the car, rather than in the hot trunk. Read more >


Venus Williams Shares Her Battle with Sjogren's Syndrome
The Grand Slam tennis player tells the world about her battle with Sjogren's syndrome Read more >


Stimulating Environments Helps Give White Fat the Calorie-Burning Power of Brown Fat
In mice, living in a more stimulating envronment was linked to more calorie-burning brown fat. Is the same true for humans? Read more >


How We React to Stress Influences Performance
How you interpret your stress can influence how you perform on tests. Read more >


Spicy Foods May Reduce the Effects of a High Fat Meal
A study has found that eating fatty foods seasoned with herbs and spices can reduce triglycerides... Read more >


Researchers Unravel How Stress Leads to Depression
Stress can lead to depression, but new brain cells may be responsible for stopping the process... Read more >


Can Unexpected Panic Attacks Be Predicted?
Subtle cues precede most attacks. The trick is listening to them and preventing them. Read more >


Diabetes Study May Point the Way to a Better Sex Life (for All Men)
For many male diabetics weight loss is all they need to regain full sexual enjoyment. Read more >


Colon Cleanses Can Pose Serious Health Risks
Though they sound healthy, colon cleanses pose serious health risks. Read more >


Risk-Taking Behavior: It's Complicated
Teens are surprisingly risk-aversive in some situations, while women are apt to take more risks... Read more >


Speech Processing May Be at the Heart of Dyslexia
The root of dyslexia may be in speech processing, a surprise to researchers... Read more >


Certain Personality Traits Linked to More Weight Gain
People who have certain personality traits, like impulsivity and cynicism, are more likely to gain weight over time. Read more >


Grape Seed Extract - and Perhaps Red Wine - May Fend off Alzheimer's
Grape seed extract – and perhaps red wine – shows promise as a way to slow... Read more >


New Stroke Treatment Works by Reducing Inflammation
Alpha-B-crystallin limits damage by soaking up the toxic and inflammatory compounds that... Read more >


"Late Talkers" Turn Out Just Fine
Children with language delays have no more behavioral or emotional problems as adolescents than other kids. Read more >


Bad Habits Can Ruin Your Sex Life
People with drug or other substance dependence problems and those who are obese are less likely to have satisfying sex. Read more >


The Latest Cell Phone - Cancer Study Finds No Link
A new review study finds no good evidence of a cell phone-brain tumor connection... Read more >


Why Rocking Yourself to Sleep Works
Break out the hammocks. Rocking to sleep is not just for babies. It offers a deeper sleep... Read more >


Buying Flashy Cars Does Not Marriage Material Make
Men who engage in “conspicuous spending” (think Porsches) have one thing on their minds... Read more >


Of Mice and Men: Is a Male Contraceptive on the Way?
Research on mice has found a way to reduce male fertility without reducing libido... Read more >


Patients with Stents May Benefit from Omega-3s
Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the likelihood of blood clots forming in patients who have received stents. Read more >


Kids' Brains Change as They Learn New Math Skills
Children's brains change as they learn math skills. Adults' too, hopefully. Read more >


The Color Red Boosts Speed and Intensity of Performance
Looking at the color red actually boosts the strength and speed of our physical reactions. Read more >


Strong Social Support Systems at Work May Lengthen Life
Getting along well with the coworkers may lengthen your life. Getting along with the boss... not... Read more >


FDA Panel Urges New Instructions and Dosing on Infant Pain Relievers
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, does not appear to reduce kids' pain, just their fever. Read more >


Elusive Manhood: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Little things - like being asked to hold a purse - can make men feel their manhood has been... Read more >


Kids May Be Exposed to Too Much Radiation with Unnecessary CT Scans
Kids may get unnecessary CT scans for minor head injuries, exposing them to unnecessary radiation. Read more >


Pesticide Exposure May Affect Kids' Cognitive Function
A banned residential pesticide is linked to lower IQ in kids. Read more >


Taste, Price Are Bigger Influences in Food Choice than Calories
Taste and price drive food most people's food choices. Many don't even know how many calories... Read more >


"Health Literacy" Might Predict Hospitalization, Death Risk
The more you know about your own health, the less likely you are to be hospitalized. Read more >


Fitness May Predict Heart Risk Better than Weight
For people with heart trouble, their fitness level may be a better predictor of mortality than their weight. Read more >


Physical and Emotional Pain Have Similar Effect on the Brain
The emotional pain of romantic relationship break-up has the same effect on the brain as physical... Read more >


Stem Cells Heal Hearts Years After Damage Occurs
Injecting stem cells into hearts reduces enlargement and scar tissue, and boosts heart function... Read more >


Can a Computer Diagnose Disease? Researchers Say We're Getting Close
A supercomputer is turning its talents to diagnosing disease... Read more >


US Unhealthier Than UK, But Cause Is Unclear
Americans' health is worse than their British counterparts' in everything from asthma to angina. Read more >


Accidental Discovery Grows Hair in Bald Mice: Are People Next?
An accidental discovery has resulted in serious hair re-growth in stressed mice. If men are next... Read more >


Obesity Alone Raises Death Risk from Heart Attack
Obesity alone dramatically raises the risk of dying from a heart attack. Read more >


Antioxidants May Combat Male Infertility
Antioxidants appear to improve male fertility, reducing damaging oxidative stress on sperm... Read more >


Experts Expand Guidelines for Osteoporosis Screening in Women
Drinking alcohol daily, smoking and a low body mass index all raise your risk of osteoporosis considerably. Read more >


100 Innings a Year or Less for Young Arms
Pitching too much can damage young (and old) arms. It is important to limit the number of pitches to reduce the risk of injury. Read more >


Kids' Friends May Be Big Influence on Grades
Kids' friends may have a bigger influence on how well they do in school than parents do. Read more >


Prostate Cancer: Exercise Means a Longer Life
Men who have had prostate cancer can improve their chances of survivial considerably by being active. Read more >


Lowering Cholesterol: Statins Are a Last Resort, Not a Magic Bullet
If you are on cholesterol-lowering drugs, don't assume you can eat anything you want. Read more >


Men and Medicine
Men tend not to go to the doctor, leaving high blood pressure and cancer untreated until they become more serious. Read more >


Anti-Smoking Laws Clean Up the Air
Wisconsin passed a law banning smoking in bars and restaurants. Now the air in them is not dangerous Read more >


Healthy Eaters Live Longer and Better
Seniors who eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy live longer and better. Read more >


BPA Lowers Women's Fertility in Study
Women having trouble conceiving may want to consider their exposure to BPA and learn how to limit it Read more >


Scientists Make Big Strides in Understanding the Cause of Alzheimer's
It is not that Alzheimer's brains overproduce dangerous plaques; they have trouble getting rid of... Read more >


Nice Guys Don't Finish Last; They Get Married
Marriage appears to make men nicer, though it's also true nice men are more likely to marry. Read more >


Retirement Reverses Job-Related Fatigue, Depression
Workers with exhaustion and depression felt significantly better after they retired... Read more >


New HIV/AIDS Pill Offers Big Protection When Used As Directed
Truvada offers good protection from HIV infection. Will the CDC approve it? Read more >


Gaining a Few Pounds Significantly Ups Heart Disease Risk
Gaining just a few pounds can up your risk for heart disease by as much as 50%. Read more >


Cell Phones May Help Keep BP in Check
"Telemonitoring" blood pressure via cell phone seems to help because it requires an active partnership between doctor and patient. Read more >


Drug Thought to Protect Kidneys During Imaging Is Ineffective
The dye used in heart imaging can harm the kidneys. Doctors thought acetylcysteine could protect us. Read more >


Synthetic Marijuana Worse Than the Real Stuff
Synthetic marijuana, often legal and sold at convenience stores, can be more deadly than the real thing. Read more >


Secondhand Smoke: Worse for Children
Don't smoke at home. Secondhand smoke appears to affect children even more than it does adults. Read more >


Go Online to Take Off Weight
Want to lose weight? Let your computer or cell phone help you. Online feedback can improve results. Read more >


New Glue Speeds Recovery from Open Heart Surgery
A new bone cement called Kryptonite may be able help people recovering from open heart surgery... Read more >


Stress Not So Bad for the Belly
Stress isn't behind as much weight gain as was previously thought, but there are sex differences... Read more >


Whole Grains May Reduce the Belly
Eating more whole grains (and fewer refined grains) can help reduce belly fat, and your risk for diabetes and heart disease. Read more >


More Teens Are Reporting Hearing Loss
Teens' hearing has gotten worse. It may be from having the iPod or MP3 up too loud. Read more >


Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Risk for Colon Cancer
Low doses of aspirin may be quite effective in fighting off colon cancer in those at high risk — but how it works is still a mystery. Read more >


Evidence that Violent Media Desensitizes Teenage Boys
Boys used to violent video clips have less response to them. Does this increase the likelihood... Read more >


AAP: Infants Should Be Screened for Iron Deficiency at 12 Months
Breastfed babies should have iron supplements beginning at four months old. All babies should be checked for iron at 12 months. Read more >


A Hard-Knock Life May Do You Good Down the Road
Facing some adversity in your life may help you better cope with stress and be happier later on. Read more >


Too Much Screen Time Bad for Kids' Psychology
Limiting kids' TV and computer time can improve their ability to pay attention and reduce the risk of psychological problems. Read more >


Alcohol and Violence: An Earlier Last Call May Help
An earlier last call at bars can lower the number of assaults and other alcohol-related violence. Read more >


Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Night Before Bed Boosts Effectiveness
Taking blood pressure meds before you go to sleep at night boosts their effectiveness by working with your body's natural rhythms. Read more >


Can Your Job Improve Your Lifestyle?
Employers can help employees and their families get healthy with company programs and modest cash incentives. Read more >


Metabolic Syndrome Seriously Raises Heart Risk
Metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, high blood pressure, blood fats and sugar) doubles the risk for heart attack and stroke. Read more >


Magnesium Reduces Diabetes Risk
More magnesium in your diet, such as that found in whole grains, can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. Read more >


Been There, Done That, Didn't Happen
"Observation inflation" occurs when we think we've done something we haven't. Read more >


A New Treatment for Stroke Victims
A small study has found that stroke patients recover better when they receive magnetic pulses... Read more >


Common Cold Virus Linked to Obesity in Youngsters
New research finds a link between childhood obesity and the common cold virus. But how? Read more >


Much Confusion Over Angioplasty
Opening clogged arteries with angioplasty is useful for relieving angina, but it doesn't prevent heart attacks. Read more >


B Vitamins Help Reduce Brain Shrinkage in the Elderly
People taking high doses of B vitamins had less brain shrinkage than those who didn't... Read more >


Contagious Yawning Teaches Researchers About Social Development
Contagious yawning is familiar to most. But did you know it is a form of normal social bonding... Read more >


Did Your Doctor Really Make a Mistake or Do You Just Think So?
Many people think their doctors made an error. True or not, patients often switch doctors... Read more >


New Evidence that Stress Kills
Look at the hair of cardiac patients and you can see that in the months before the attack... Read more >


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Inflammation, Boost Insulin Sensitivity
Eating omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce inflammation that's linked to diabetes. Read more >


How Much Does Medical Malpractice Cost the Nation? Billions, Say Researchers
Researchers calculate that medical malpractice and defensive medicine cost the nation billions... Read more >


Acetaminophen Use and Asthma: Is There a Connection?
Does taking this common painkiller disrupt the body's inflammatory response and provoke asthma? Read more >


Metabolic Syndrome May Be Reversible by Tweaking the Diet
You may be able to reverse metabolic syndrome completely by making some important changes to your diet. Read more >


Worrying About Falling May Make It Happen - So Relax!
Seniors who worry about falling actually fall more than those who don't. Read more >


Think You're Safe with Just a Cigarette a Day? Think Again
Smoking just one cigarette a day, or being around smokers, can lead to damage to your airways. Read more >


Reduce Your Anger, Reduce Your Heart Risk
Relax. Being angry may cause your arteries to thicken and increase your risk for heart attack and stroke. Read more >


Better Blood Flow Linked to Larger Brain Size
People with hearts that pump most effectively tend to have larger brains. Coincidence? Not likely. Read more >


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Affects the Brain and Gut Alike
Researchers find that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is linked to changes in the brain as well as the gut. Read more >


People's Brains "Coupled" to Each Other in Good Conversation
The better we understand another, the closer our brain patterns resemble theirs, neutral coupling... Read more >


Being More Connected to Those Around You May Lengthen Your Life
Having a strong social support system rivals quitting smoking in terms of the years it can add to our lives. Read more >


Practice Makes Perfect: But Only If You Mix It Up
Changing up how you practice a new skill helps your brain learn better. Read more >


Study Says PSA Test Saves Lives
Screening for prostate cancer may pick up small cancers that really shouldn't be treated. Read more >


Viagra Nation: Tracking Health Care Costs
We spend $77 billion on "medicalized" conditions like erectile dysfunction. Is this a wise use of healthcare dollars? Read more >


Who Knew? Study Shows that Fathers Experience Postpartum Depression, Too
New fathers and fathers-to-be are at higher risk for depression than other men, particularly if their wives are depressed. Read more >


Sex and the Elderly
It is not uncommon for sexual satisfaction to decline with age. Talking with your partner can help in many ways. Read more >


Nerve Block May Help Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A promising experimental treatment for intractable PTSD involves anesthetizing the nerves of the stellate ganglion. Read more >


Parents, Especially Dads, Affect Teen Smoking
Father-child communication is more important than many may realize, particularly when it is about things like cigarette smoking. Read more >


Does Cola Lower Sperm Count?
A study of 18-year-olds found that those who drank the most cola were more likely to have low sperm Read more >


Pain Medications May Increase Hearing Loss
Taking over-the-counter pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen may raise the risk of hearing loss, particularly in men. Read more >


Meaningful Talk May Be Linked to Happiness
Small talk can help in some social situations, but people who engage in more substantial conversations tend to be happier. Read more >


Varicella Vaccine: Will It Help After You're Exposed?
The varicella vaccine for chickenpox can help reduce symptoms or even prevent infection even when given after you've been exposed. Read more >


Tiny Molecule Might Thwart HIV Transmission
Surfen, a molecule that prevents the HIV virus from communicating with an important compound in semen, holds promise as a means of prevention. Read more >


Exercise May Prevent – and Reverse – Age−Related Cognitive Decline
Exercise helps prevent cognitive decline. Better circulation in the brain and increased brain cell production are two reasons why. Read more >


The Impact of “Good” and “Bad” Cholesterol on Heart Disease
Having high HDL, the "good" cholesterol actually seems to help reduce the chances of heart failure. Read more >


Whole Grains Good for Men's Heart Health
Eating whole grains can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Read more >


Watchful Waiting as a Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancers are classed from low to high risk based on three factors: size, location and microscopic appearance. Read more >


Moderate to Heavy Drinking Significantly Increases Cancer Risk in Men
Men who consumed the most alcohol in a recent study had an up to 700% increased cancer risk. Wine appeared not to be implicated, but it is too soon.. Read more >


Daily Sex Improves the Quality of Sperm
It appears that having sex more frequently prior to trying to conceive actually improves the quality of sperm. Read more >


Colicky Babies and Depressed Dads: Is There a Connection?
Excessive crying lasts for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week, during which a baby can't... Read more >


Real Men Eat Vegetables
Eating vegetables (and not eating meat) raises the quality of sperm men produce. Read more >


Prostate Screening via PSA Test May Be Unnecessary
While some forms of prostate cancer may never pose a health threat, other forms are quite malignant and can be life-threatening. Read more >


Statins Do Not Protect Women from Heart Attacks
Statins are effective for men, but it is not clear they are effective for women. Read more >


Reduced Fertility in Diabetic Men May Be Due to DNA Damage in Sperm
Scientists have found that men living with diabetes may be less fertile than non-diabetic men due to DNA damage in the sperm they produce. Read more >


Osteoporosis Guidelines Revised to Be More Inclusive
According to new guidelines set by the National Osteoporosis Foundation, post−menopausal women over 50 aren't the only people doctors need to monitor for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Read more >


Gum Disease and Cancer Risk
A few years ago they told us gum disease was associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. Read more >


Should We Take Multivitamins?
Multivitamin use can create an overabundance of folic acid which may put people at risk for cancer. Read more >


Little Known but Troublesome: Prostatitis
Prostate cancer gets the publicity, but a far less well-known prostate problem — prostatitis — affects many more men. Read more >


New Test for Prostate Cancer Risk
There are five known genetic risk factors for prostate cancer. Read more >


Men, Women and Aspirin
Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day can help prevent heart attacks, but new research suggests that this may only be true for men... Read more >


Red Wine Protects the Prostate
In the past few years, researchers have found evidence for all sorts of healthful effects of red wine, particularly on the heart. Read more >


Prostate Cancer Treatment: Too Much Too Soon?
More than half of men with lower-risk prostate cancer received surgery or radiation treatment, when a wait-and-see approach might have been a better option, according to a new study. Read more >


Cancer and the "Lance Armstrong Effect"
Experts have long wondered why testicular cancer survivors like seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong do so much better than people with other advanced cancers. Read more >


More Sex, More Cancer?
The more sexual partners a man has, the greater his risk of prostate cancer. Read more >


A Potent Argument for Exercise?
Exercise helps reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction or ED. Read more >





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