Wellness

Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers report that more than...
by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
2:29pm
12.14.2017
The first large-scale study to examine the health of babies born before and after natural gas extraction was introduced in Pennsylvania has found that pregnant...
2:10pm
12.14.2017
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Scientists investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of wild chimpanzees in Uganda's Kibale National Park were surprised to discover that...
by University of Wisconsin, Madison
2:14pm
12.13.2017
A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to...
by Michigan State University
9:28am
12.13.2017
In remote Italian villages nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains lives a group of several hundred citizens over the age of 90. Researchers have...
by UC San Diego
9:40am
12.12.2017
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Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health. Now, a study...
by Temple University Health System
8:58am
12.8.2017
Five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression have been identified by researchers in a...
by Stanford University
2:27pm
12.7.2017
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The UN Environment Assembly summit concluded with nearly 2.5 million pledges from governments, businesses and individuals to rid the world of pollution. If...
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1:34pm
12.7.2017
Studies over the last decade have shown that video games can improve brain plasticity and the volume of gray matter in younger people. Those brain benefits...
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10:14am
12.7.2017
Research has shown that a woman's emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus. However, less is known about the effect of past...
by University of Michigan
2:22pm
12.6.2017
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The annual flu season kicked off at the end of November, with a surge in cases in parts of the country that could foretell a nasty spread of certain virus...
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10:10am
12.6.2017
A massive study of electronic health data of thousands of British patients spanning decades indicates that blood pressure begins an inexorable decline in the...
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1:58pm
12.5.2017
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Yemenis face serious mental health risks, but the issue is being neglected, says a new study. Until now, there has been little research on the effects of the...
by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
9:23am
12.5.2017
Human sperm may hold the potential to serve as biomarkers of the future health of newborn infants, according to a new study.
by Wayne State University
3:06pm
12.1.2017
When USC researchers from the Viterbi School of Engineering set out to study the environmental benefits of different modes of public transit in LA, they found...
by University of Southern California
9:38am
11.30.2017
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Moms-to-be living in war zones/areas of armed conflict are at heightened risk of giving birth to low birthweight babies. However, the evidence for any impact...
by University of Warwick
2:16pm
11.29.2017
Lifelong singletons and widowers are at heightened risk of developing the disease, findings indicate, although single status may no longer be quite the health...
by BMJ
2:04pm
11.29.2017
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Migraine sufferers have significantly higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than people without the condition, according to the first study...
by Radiological Society of North America
9:26am
11.28.2017
The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research points to another major benefit: better memory.
by McMaster University
2:41pm
11.27.2017
Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice.
by Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
11:51am
11.21.2017
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In the 19th century, more than 5 million Germans moved to North America. It was not only a century of poverty, war and revolutions in what is now Germany, but...
by European Geosciences Union
9:15am
11.21.2017
Healthcare and social services through the National Health Service in England were cut beginning in 2010, reducing the numbers of nurses and other resources...
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9:08am
11.21.2017
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The aftermath of a nuclear disaster – even those that avoid the worst outcomes – generally focuses on evacuating as many people as quickly as possible away...
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3:28pm
11.20.2017
A simple blood test is allowing researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do...
by Vanderbilt University
3:06pm
11.20.2017
Women with higher body mass index face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study.
by Radiological Society of North America
9:04am
11.20.2017
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A popular theory holds that genes play a larger role in brain development for children from advantaged environments than in those from poorer backgrounds,...
by Northwestern University
9:29am
11.17.2017
A team of scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and...
by Uppsala University
9:18am
11.17.2017
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People with O type blood have less risk of heart attacks during times of elevated small-particulate air pollution, according to a new study presented this week...
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3:03pm
11.15.2017
People who eat slowly are less likely to become obese or develop metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk factors, according to...
by American Heart Association
9:09am
11.15.2017
An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, a new study suggests. Ibuprofen reduced...
by Ohio State University
2:17pm
11.14.2017
Roughly half of Americans will have high blood pressure under new American Heart Association guidelines released this week. Even the target 120/80 benchmark...
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9:47am
11.14.2017
In a first of its kind international collaboration, researchers examined the effects of aerobic exercise on a region of the brain called the hippocampus, which...
by NICM, Western Sydney University
2:28pm
11.13.2017
In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with more than 1,700 signatories, issued the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity," in which they argued...
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
2:20pm
11.13.2017
Humans have lived under the same roof with bugs since we first began building shelters 20,000 years ago. Now, scientists are studying how physical factors of...
by California Academy of Sciences
9:28am
11.13.2017
Women at opposite extremes of the weight spectrum have low levels of the neuroactive steroid allopregnanolone, according to new research.
by University of Illinois at Chicago
3:04pm
11.10.2017
Researchers have proven, by means of an objective evaluation using electrophysiological measurements, that blue lighting accelerates the relaxation process...
by University of Granada
2:26pm
11.10.2017
Researchers recently discovered that alcohol killed the stem cells residing in adult mouse brains. The findings of the study possibly open a door to combating...
by University of Texas Medical Branch
2:53pm
11.9.2017
A psychedelic drug traditionally used in South America improves people’s general sense of wellbeing and may offer a treatment for alcoholism and depression,...
by University of Exeter
2:35pm
11.9.2017
European Union nations failed on Thursday to agree on the continued use of one of the world’s most widely used weed killers, glyphosate, amid concerns about...
by Lorne Cook, Associated Press
8:56am
11.9.2017
Religious beliefs and faith is linked to intuition – and disappears with people who have more analytical thought, according to a conventional theory that has...
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10:19am
11.8.2017
Health screening campaigns that target a specific organ may lack effectiveness if the public has a poor knowledge of anatomy, say researchers.
by Lancaster University
2:13pm
11.7.2017
The World Health Organization released a statement today, along with a new set of recommendations for preserving the effectiveness of first-line antibiotics...
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11:39am
11.7.2017
One in five pregnant women around the world are harboring a potentially deadly bacterium that could kill their babies, according to new research.
by Imperial College London
9:48am
11.7.2017
Poor social skills often lead to stress and loneliness, which can negatively affect physical as well as mental health, according to a new study.
by University of Arizona
2:50pm
11.6.2017
Blood biomarkers appear to be an early-warning signal for the accelerated loss of lung function and airway obstruction in firefighters who responded to the...
by American Thoracic Society
9:55am
11.3.2017
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