Wellness

Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non-alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States,...
by American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
2:53pm
10.20.2017
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking,...
by Katy Daigle, Associated Press
9:59am
10.20.2017
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If you're a young person who can't seem to get enough sleep, you're not alone: a new study finds that adolescents today are sleeping fewer hours per night than...
by San Diego State University
10:31am
10.19.2017
The concept of “collective intelligence” is simple – it asserts that if a team performs well on one task, it will repeat that success on other projects,...
by Iowa State University
9:33am
10.19.2017
A new systematic review of global daily calcium consumption suggests substantial regional differences — it’s lowest in East Asia and highest in Northern Europe.
by Brown University
9:30am
10.19.2017
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Last November, Winter Storm Argos blanketed Upstate New York in more than 4 feet of snow, and a week later Winter Storm Blanche left feet of snow in Wyoming...
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3:09pm
10.18.2017
A study has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers’ homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for...
by Max Planck Society
2:41pm
10.18.2017
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Men under 50 who received blood donated by women who have ever been pregnant showed an increased risk of death after the procedure, reports a study released...
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3:01pm
10.17.2017
We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new BYU study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet.
by Brigham Young University
2:36pm
10.16.2017
Pope Francis demanded Monday that world governments collectively commit to end rising world hunger by resolving the conflicts and climate change-related...
by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
9:29am
10.16.2017
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A new study offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger—and the benefits of studying the two in tandem.
by The Scripps Research Institute
2:25pm
10.13.2017
Research into the effects of brain stimulation on athletes' performance has demonstrated that it is an effective way to improve endurance. The findings are...
by University of Kent
8:57am
10.13.2017
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Less than two weeks after a lone gunman fired down on a concert crowd in the deadliest rampage killing in American history, a group of U.S. senators are urging...
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3:10pm
10.12.2017
An international research team has undertaken the first in-depth investigation of the teeth of captive orca (killer whales) and have found them in a sorry...
by University of Otago
2:33pm
10.12.2017
In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers have shown a potential link between healthy aging and a healthy gut.
by Western University
1:26pm
10.11.2017
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Green tea is widely considered to be beneficial for the brain. However, scientists have never fully understood how they work at the molecular level and how...
by McMaster University
9:24am
10.11.2017
Despite remarkable gains in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, development of an effective HIV vaccine likely will be necessary to achieve a...
by NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
9:17am
10.10.2017
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Breakfast remains “the most important meal of the day,” according to a new study that found people who skipped out on it had double the risk of developing...
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11:26am
10.9.2017
A study of 300,000 children in 35 nations says kids whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrheal disease, the second...
by University of Vermont
9:37am
10.9.2017
Rebecca Bredow, a mom in the Detroit area, told ABC News last week that she would rather go to jail than vaccinate her son. A judge forced the issue on...
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@SethAugenstein
9:57am
10.6.2017
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A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine highlights some of the most egregious examples of medical overuse in America.
by University of Maryland School of Medicine
2:36pm
10.5.2017
The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the agency could have acted faster and sent more vaccines to fight a massive, deadly surge of cholera...
by JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press
10:09am
10.4.2017
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Being under stress diminishes our abilities to predict new dangers that we face, a team of psychology researchers finds. Its work runs counter to the...
by New York University
2:01pm
10.3.2017
Influenza, a wily and adaptable virus, comes in waves every year and kills an average of 36,000 people in the United States each year. But a synthesized...
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3:09pm
10.2.2017
The European Union and its private sector will commit about 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean...
by Raf Casert, Associated Press
1:39pm
10.2.2017
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A survey of European workers has revealed that workplace coffee drinking habits are shaped by time, taste, and the desire for a productivity boost.
by Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee
9:40am
9.29.2017
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at a facility in suburban Maryland following a worker’s potential exposure to radioactive...
by Associated Press
9:21am
9.28.2017
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Researchers found benzene and other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the vapor produced by butane hash oil, a cannabis extract.
by Portland State University
9:47am
9.27.2017
An estimated 19 million gallons of Agent Orange, an herbicide used to kill the trees and foliage used for cover by guerrilla warriors during the Vietnam War,...
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3:09pm
9.26.2017
"My back feels so stiff!” We often hear our friends say. Well, that doesn’t mean your friend’s back is actually stiff, according to a new study.
by University of Alberta
2:22pm
9.26.2017
A new study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their bedroom.
by Iowa State University
10:07am
9.26.2017
U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles...
by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
9:38am
9.25.2017
Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease....
by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
2:13pm
9.22.2017
Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there — through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates — compared with...
by University of Kansas
9:17am
9.22.2017
Every so often, the Earth’s slate is wiped nearly clean in cataclysmic “mass extinctions.” Over more than half a billion years, it has occurred five times....
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9:21am
9.21.2017
Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent.
by Tel Aviv University
2:36pm
9.20.2017
Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough...
by NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
8:56am
9.20.2017
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released a report that analyzes the progress that has been made in recent decades on 17 specific health indicators. The...
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12:18pm
9.19.2017
Since the late 1990s the share of diesel cars in the EU has risen to around 50 percent in the fleet, with important variations between countries. There are now...
by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
2:29pm
9.18.2017
Chronic worriers, take note: Simply writing about your feelings may help you perform an upcoming stressful task more efficiently, finds a study that measured...
by Michigan State University
2:51pm
9.14.2017
As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team identified...
by American Chemical Society
1:16pm
9.13.2017
The former CDC director and high-profile billionaires have set their sights on an ambitious goal: to save 100 million lives. The Resolve Initiative's aim is...
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9:49am
9.13.2017
The elements that make up the ink in tattoos travel inside the body in micro and nanoparticle forms and reach the lymph nodes, according to a new study.
by European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
1:52pm
9.12.2017
For the first decades of Communist rule, China dictated a far-reaching regulation to heat homes during its winters. The Huai River Policy, in effect from 1950...
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@SethAugenstein
9:58am
9.12.2017
A new study finds that it isn’t just the amount of time spent sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the day, that can affect...
by Columbia University Medical Center
9:31am
9.12.2017
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