Wellness

Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide,...
by UC Berkeley
2:39pm
8.16.2017
Distracted driving – texting or absent-mindedness – claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers have produced an extensive dataset examining how drivers...
by University of Houston
9:16am
8.16.2017
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Dental implants occasionally entail complications. Six to 15 percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant...
by University of Wurzburg
2:48pm
8.15.2017
Two counties in Arizona have reported the discovery of fleas that tested positive for the bubonic plague germ Yersinia pestis. No human cases have yet been...
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2:42pm
8.15.2017
The American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, with workers frequently facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and potentially hazardous...
by RAND Corporation
2:36pm
8.14.2017
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Some people with achy joints and arthritis swear that weather influences their pain. New research finds that weather conditions in 45 U.S. cities are indeed...
by Washington University
1:40pm
8.11.2017
For many, the commute to and from work is a lengthy, stressful process. That commute can also be hazardous to your health, exposing drivers to an increased...
by Washington University in St. Louis
2:22pm
8.10.2017
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Patients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such as...
by UT Southwestern Medical Center
3:09pm
8.8.2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 84 million Americans have prediabetes. Unless something is done, 70 percent will eventually be diagnosed...
by Tina Meketa, University of South Florida
2:26pm
8.7.2017
Early-term deliveries impact babies’ long-term health with increased risk of diabetes and obesity-related illnesses as well as a shortened life span.
by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2:05pm
8.7.2017
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The benefits and risks of alcohol continue to be a scientific tug-of-war. The latest study finds that a niche of affluent white people in California who drink...
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@SethAugenstein
10:10am
8.7.2017
Scientists exploring the brain for answers to certain sleep disorders may have been looking in the wrong place. A new study shows that a protein in the muscle...
by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
11:45am
8.4.2017
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A technique called "electrical grounding" may moderate preterm infants’ electromagnetic exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and improve their...
by Penn State University
9:41am
8.4.2017
Why is social media such a hard habit to break?
by Michigan State University
12:31pm
8.3.2017
Medical discrimination based on people's size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on people's physical health and well-being,...
by American Psychological Association
11:40am
8.3.2017
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If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than five percent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline...
by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
12:52pm
8.2.2017
A single cubic centimeter of a used kitchen sponge can harbor up to 54 billion bacterial cells, which means there may be more microbes in your kitchen than on...
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8:51am
8.1.2017
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In an effort to reduce the risk of nicotine addiction and prevent disease and death from long-term cigarette smoking, the FDA is looking to cut the level of...
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@LabEquipment
12:36pm
7.31.2017
Food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter – and likely higher-calorie – fare. This could put people on the...
by Cornell University
9:03am
7.31.2017
Stanford researchers found that U.S. adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active...
by Stanford University
12:45pm
7.28.2017
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New research is calling for immediate safeguards and the study of a widely used method for repairing sewer-, storm-water and drinking-water pipes to understand...
by Purdue University
9:49am
7.28.2017
Zebrafish deficient in vitamin E produce offspring beset by behavioral impairment and metabolic problems, new research shows. The findings are important...
by Oregon State University
9:11am
7.28.2017
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Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer, and has the highest mortality of all cancers in the UK. New research found that smokers who...
by University of Liverpool
1:24pm
7.26.2017
Data from a longitudinal study of over 500,000 people in the United Kingdom indicate that having higher levels of the personality trait neuroticism may reduce...
by Association for Psychological Science
9:16am
7.24.2017
A 2-year-old girl who experienced cardiac arrest after a drowning incident in a family swimming pool, and was left with no speech, gait or responsiveness to...
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8:54am
7.21.2017
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Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash, according...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
8:43am
7.20.2017
A new high-precision feeding system for lab mice reinforces the idea that the time of day food is eaten is more critical to weight loss than the amount of...
by UT Southwestern Medical Center
2:19pm
7.18.2017
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Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our...
by University of North Carolina Health Care
9:31am
7.18.2017
Gyms, walking groups, gardening, cooking clubs and volunteering have all been shown to work in improving the health and wellbeing reported by a group of people...
by Newcastle University
9:35am
7.17.2017
The United States was engaged in a nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union for half a century. It came to be known as a Cold War, since most of the blows in the...
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8:44am
7.17.2017
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