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Why facial recognition is the future of diagnostics

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research uses facial recognition analysis to accurately predict health. The findings also show that the human brain has similar abilities.

Colitis and Crohn's: Is 21st century living to blame?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

It is not clear why some people develop inflammatory bowel disorders and some don't. Research now shows that our lifestyle plays a significant part.

Common blood pressure drug raises skin cancer risk

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that people who take the popular hypertension drug hydrochlorothiazide may put themselves at a dramatically high risk of skin cancer.

What should you know about hyperthermia?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at hyperthermia, a condition resulting in abnormally high body temperature. Included is detail on risk factors and the activities that can cause it.

Mysterious anaphylaxis explained: Red meat to blame

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Some people have recurrent, unexplained episodes of life-threatening anaphylaxis. A 'unique study' of such individuals finds the culprit in red meat.

Women at higher cardiometabolic risk due to fat distribution

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Whether we're 'pear-shaped' or have a 'beer belly,' body fat distribution influences our cardiometabolic health. And gender is key, a new study says.

Houseflies may carry more diseases than previously thought

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers examined the microbiomes of 116 houseflies and blowflies, and found that they carry many bacteria that are harmful to humans.

Three to four cups of coffee per day slash disease risk

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

British-based researchers reviewed more than 200 existing studies to assess whether coffee is, in fact, good for your health. Here's what they found.

Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

A large-scale study from the American Cancer Association has calculated the proportion of cancer cases that are attributable to modifiable risk factors.

What causes skin on the fingertips to peel?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

There are many potential causes of skin peeling on the fingertips, including hand-washing, dermatitis, and changes in the weather. Learn more.

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.