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What can excessive drinking do to your looks? Study investigates

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A large-scale, prospective study investigates the link between visible signs of aging and excessive alcohol intake, as well as smoking.



What causes antibiotic resistance?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Resistance to antibiotics kills more than 20,000 people in the U.S. each year. But how do bugs become resistant to drugs that once worked so well?



Bugs in the basement? Here's why

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study of arthropods in 50 U.S. homes suggests that their diversity is influenced more by access to the outdoors than the behavior of human residents.



Lupus: Low vitamin D may raise risk of kidney failure

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 04:00:00 PST

A new study examines the role of vitamin D deficiency in the organ inflammation and damage that occurs in systemic lupus erythematosus.



Five things to remember when you're dealing with work anxiety

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Dealing with an anxiety disorder in the workplace can be very challenging. Here are five ways to soothe your mind, written by a very anxious writer.



Should you wash your hair everyday?

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:00:00 PST

For some people, frequent washing can damage hair and cause a dry, itchy scalp. How often should you wash your hair with shampoo?



Attractive people not wanted for unattractive jobs, study finds

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Though it is believed that attractive people face positive discrimination in the workplace, a new study shows there are cases wherein the opposite is true.



The numbers behind obesity

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we delve into the numbers behind obesity in the United States and worldwide. We cover childhood obesity and the associated health risks.



High school synthetic cannabis users more likely to take other drugs

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

Synthetic cannabis users are more likely to take drugs other than cannabis, according to a snapshot of current drug use in American high school seniors.



Why do adults get ear infections?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Although ear infections are most common in children, adults can also get them. Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here.



Under 2 hours of walking per week may considerably prolong life

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that walking regularly significantly reduces mortality risk, even if the physical activity is below the recommended guidelines.



Childhood obesity rates rise 10-fold since the '70s

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new report from the World Health Organization shows that obesity rates in children and adolescents are 10 times higher now than they were in the '70s.



Marital ups and downs may impact men's heart health

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study investigating the links between marriage and health concludes that marital peaks and troughs can influence cardiovascular risk factors.



Cannabis intoxication may be stopped with anti-obesity drug

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Intoxication with so-called legal highs may be fatal. But new research may have found the antidote in a slimming drug that blocks cannabinoid receptors.



Benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Crying is a natural and often uncontrollable reaction we have to sadness, grief, joy, and pain. Is crying good for your health? Find out.



Watching hockey increases cardiac stress by twofold

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds that the cardiac stress resulting from watching a hockey game is equivalent to that of intense physical exercise.



Prickly heat: Images, causes, and treatment

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Prickly heat, or heat rash, is caused by exposure to warm temperatures and usually clears up on its own after a few days. What does prickly heat look like?



Cancer: 40 percent of all cases related to obesity, overweight

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A government report has found that as many as 631,000 cases of cancer diagnosed in 1 year are related to being overweight and obese.



'Dabbing' cannabis may release cancerous toxins

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study finds that vaporizing cannabis using butane hash oil releases carcinogenic substances, especially at high temperatures.



Head cold: Symptoms and home remedies

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

A head cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is usually a mild illness, but it can have a significant impact on everyday activities.



What is heat exhaustion? Symptoms and treatment

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Heat exhaustion occurs if the body is dehydrated and is unable to regulate its internal temperature. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms.



Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL): Infection and treatment

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

What are extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and what triggers them? How are they transmitted and how can a person prevent an infection?



Too much manganese may lower children's IQ

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study suggests that excessive air exposure to manganese may have negative neurodevelopmental effects; high levels of the metal correlate with lower IQ.



Can you increase your height as an adult?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about what determines height and if height can be increased as an adult. Are there ways to prevent a loss of height?



Just 30 minutes of activity on 5 days could save lives

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study of wealthy and less wealthy nations finds that physical activity of all types can reduce deaths and heart disease risks.