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Four natural ways to get rid of a suntan

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the natural ways to get rid of a suntan, how to prevent a suntan, and the risks of sun damage to the skin.

How to treat your sunburned lips

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Why do lips burn easily and how can sunburned lips be treated at home? What are the symptoms of sunburned lips and when should a doctor be consulted?

Can binge-watching harm your sleep?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that binge-watching, as opposed to conventional TV viewing, damages sleep quality and may lead to fatigue and insomnia.

Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that as little as 1 hour of less sleep per night significantly raises children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Highly hazardous pesticides: Policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage, studies suggest

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides - commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia - should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according...

Important to communicate cancer prevention message to young adults to reduce risks later in life

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year.

Do pets really benefit children's health? Large study investigates

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using advanced statistical tools, the largest study of its kind investigates the supposed link between children's health and household pet ownership.

Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coal

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Environmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide.

Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Living near fast-food restaurants and supermarkets has little impact on an individual's body mass index, according to new Indiana University research.

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchers

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two new meta-analyses suggest that loneliness and social isolation are greater risk factors for early death than obesity and other public health threats.

Exposure to toxins in e-cig vapor varies depending on scenario

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

E-cigarettes are often perceived to be less harmful than their traditional counterparts, but they could still expose the people who "vape" and those around them to harmful compounds.

Millions may face protein deficiency as a result of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5% of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other...

Scientists call for tougher laws on enforced high heel wear

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

More needs to be done to stop women having to wear high heels against their will, according to the most thorough review of scientific studies into the shoes.

Nine ways that processed foods are harming people

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Processed foods may contain a variety of chemical additives that make them last longer and taste better. Are they harmful to our health?

Popular Netflix show may increase suicidal tendencies

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds a link between the premiere of the show '13 Reasons Why' and the volume of Internet searches for suicide-related terms and queries.

New study finds 'overfat pandemic' in the United States

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

As many as 90 percent of U.S. men and 50 percent of children are 'overfat,' according to new research. BMI measurements are misleading, scientists say.

Rural living tied to lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study of Canadian populations finds that living in urban households is tied to a lower chance of being diagnosed with IBD, particularly in childhood.

Study finds 275,000 calls to poison control centers for dietary supplement exposures

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding dietary supplement exposures, according to a new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the...

Consistent treatment prevents HIV transmission among gay men

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Zero cases of HIV transmission were reported among serodifferent gay men who engaged in unprotected sex over a period of 4 years. HIV treatment is key.

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming results.

The fitness placebo: Can you really think yourself fit?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

If you believe that you are exercising enough, you will live longer than someone who believes that they are not - regardless of activity levels.

Are sugary drink interventions changing people's behavior?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An evaluation of efforts designed to reduce how many sugary drinks we consume shows some success in changing younger people's habits but warns they cannot be the only way to cut consumption.

Dementia: Nonmedical approaches are effective

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

One in 3 cases of dementia can be prevented by managing key lifestyle factors, such as engaging in more physical exercise and social activities.

Ehrlichiosis: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Ehrlichiosis is a type of bacterial infection commonly transmitted by the lone star tick. Learn about the symptoms of ehrlichiosis and how it is treated.

Why are African Americans more likely to develop Alzheimer's?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A series of studies sheds new light on the racial disparities among Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. Stress and social adversity play a key role.