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Uh oh: Male sperm counts are dropping, big time

There might be a lot of fish in the sea, but there are fewer little swimmers to go around, at least according to researchers studying male sperm. A meta-analysis of previous studies, published in the journal Human Reproduction Update, showed that there has been a 59 percent decline in total sperm...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 4:30pm

Your tuna's probably a toxic fake if you're buying this type

File this under freaky: In 2013 the non-profit organization Oceana released a report in 2013 found in a massive investigation of over 1,200 seafood samples that one-third of the samples were mislabeled according to FDA guidelines. Yikes! If you’re anything like us, it freaked us out for a...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:44pm

The scary reason you should never blow out a candle

How often do you blow out candles to extinguish the flames? Probably every time there’s a candle burning, but it's apparently not the right way to do it. Ashley Brawley learned the hard way last weekend when flames from a Bath & Body Works vanilla-scented candle exploded in her face...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:38pm

Erin Gore is making cannabis a women's lifestyle product

When Erin Gore first turned to cannabis, it was for the health benefits more than wanting to get stoned. The former collegiate athlete had undergone multiple hip surgeries, and was seeking an alternative from the opiates doctors had prescribed, so she began to explore how medical cannabis could...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:40am

Mac and cheese reportedly full of chemicals and the internet is not having it

Every week is a bad week, but at least we have certain creature comforts to keep us going — until now. Just this working week, a massive iceberg broke from Antarctica because global warming is soon to end us all, if we don’t first die on the subway; the idiot president's idiot son...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:33am

There’s a fertility crisis in America and millennials aren’t getting it

In June, the CDC issued a report revealing that birth rates in 2016 had hit an all-time low. The reason behind the decline is somewhat surprising: while the birth rate for women under 30 dipped, it actually increased in women ages 30 and older, particularly ages 40-44.  But that doesn’t...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:38pm

Senators seek to ban brain-damaging pesticide the EPA wants to keep legal

An attempt to ban a pesticide known to cause brain damage in children was denied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but a group of Democratic senators hope to change with a new bill. The bill, introduced by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, seeks to outlaw chlorpyrifos, an agricultural...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 3:46pm

Cancer-causing compounds overflowing in New York tap water

Nothing tastes as good as a cold glass of water on a hot day, but a new report shows that high quality H2O isn’t the only thing you’re getting when you turn on the tap. The report, released Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group, showed that there are hundreds of harmful...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:08pm

Lose It! app will analyze your DNA to help personalize your weight lossjourney

What’s the secret to losing weight? It’s probably not in the latest fad diet you heard about, but it may be in your own DNA. Boston-based weight-loss tracking app Lose It! wants to help you tap into your genetic code so you can better understand your diet and nutrition needs. Lose It...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:59am

Sorry, the dust in your home might be making you pack on the pounds

Dusting your house likely ranks at number 900 on your list of favorite hobbies, but a new study by researchers at the American Chemical Society might change that rank — and fast, because it suggests that weight gain is directly linked to dust. For the study, researchers collected indoor dust...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 5:34pm

This movement wants you to know what eating disorders actually look like

It’s easy to tell when someone has a cold: They look miserable, with a runny nose, cough and maybe even a hoarse voice from a sore throat. We can physically see they’re not feeling well, but not all illnesses are as easy to see. This is especially true when it comes to eating disorders...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 4:56pm

Could pinching your nose while you eat keep you from gaining weight?

You know the well-worn complaint of many dieters: Some people enjoy burgers and fries without gaining an ounce while others sniff chocolate and pack on the pounds. Well, it turns out that the weight we gain and the smell of our food might actually be related. According to a new study published in...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 4:16pm

When postpartum sadness isn't depression, but something even worse

Iowa mom Molly Roth was excited to give birth to her long-awaited second child — a girl she named Gracelyn — in January 2017. Her happiness quickly gave way to a deep depression that her doctors initially blamed on the "baby blues" and, eventually, postpartum depression. The...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:43pm

Money really can buy happiness, ‘if you spend it right’

Would you rather have a new shirt, or an hour to yourself? A new study finds that paying people to run your errands brings you more happiness than if you spent the same amount on material goods.  Being able to cross off the boring, time-sucking items on your to-do list without actually making...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:44pm

You might soon be able to get your prescriptions on Amazon, too

Amazon sells everything from televisions shows to toilet paper, but there’s one thing you can’t get from the mega online retailer: prescription medication. That might soon change, according to recent reports. The ecommerce giant has toyed with the idea of selling prescriptions for...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:55am

This Tennessee judge is giving people lighter sentences if they agree to be sterilized

A Tennessee judge has given drug offenders a get-out-of-jail free card — as long as they agree to sterilize themselves. OK — it’s not actually a get-out-of-jail free card, but a judge in the state is offering reduced sentenced for inmates who undergo the voluntary procedures,...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:37pm

Beware: Washing down a high protein meal with a sugary drink can lead to extra pounds

You stick to a healthy high-protein diet but the weight just isn’t coming off. What gives? A new study from researchers at the U.S Department of Agriculture sheds some depressing light on why a healthy diet with plenty of protein doesn’t mean much if you pair that protein with sugar-...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 4:06pm

Stay away from this papaya, it could make you sick

In the summer, we’re all excited about eating more fruits and veggies, but watch out for one type in particular: Maradol papayas. The CDC reports that it’s likely that eating the tropical fruit has caused salmonella outbreaks in 12 states since July 21. 47 people have been infected with...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:01pm

Coffee company recalls brew made with undeclared Viagra-like ingredient

Coffee fan? Us too. In fact, we can’t imagine making it through the Monday morning grind without a cup (or, sigh, three). As for using the stuff for a Friday night aphrodisiac? Not exactly. But for those hoping to use their caffeine jolt with a side of, well, arousal...they’re out of...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:38pm

Stop calling yourself lazy — or else

Pay attention if you think you’re lazier than your pals: A new study by researchers at Stanford University found that laziness can be hazardous to your health — and it has nothing to do with the actual amount of exercise you do. Researchers Octavia Zahry and Alia Crum studied two...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 1:25pm