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Is there really a connection between coffee and cancer?

Does coffee cause cancer? The question is enough to strike fear in the hearts of every Starbucks enthusiast. The Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) wants the coffee chain — and every other store and restaurant that sells the wake-up juice — to warn customers that...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:35pm

Does smoking cause acne?

It’s probably not surprising that smoking wreaks havoc on your health (and skin) thanks to all the tar and chemicals inside each stick. But does smoking cause acne? Many tend to think that all of those health problems come decades — and thousands of cigarettes — down the road....

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:47pm

This is how much coffee you should drink daily for your health

On this rainy day, feeling like you can’t quite wake up, go ahead and let your mug runneth over with coffee: The latest science on java encourages regular and plentiful consumption. An article published in the Annual Review of Nutrition looked at 127 meta-analysis studies on coffee-...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:23pm

Eating more slowly could help you lose weight

Rhythm and relaxation at mealtimes could be a decisive factor in terms of staying fit and losing weight. According to a new study published in the BMJ Open journal, eating slower can inhibit the development of obesity. The investigation, dubbed "Effects of changes in eating speed on obesity...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:12pm

What is the deal with foreign accent syndrome?

It’s a specific kind of irritating when someone you know, apropos of nothing, starts affecting a foreign accent. Luckily, it doesn’t happen too often. But the next time you detect an air of Hugh Grant in your coworker’s morning greeting, pause before you roll your eyes: This...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:49pm

Olympic skater Adam Rippon's former diet: Three slices of bread a day

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, who has made headlines for helping the U.S. team to a bronze medal in Pyeongchang and criticizing Vice President Mike Pence for his anti-LGBT record, has spoken up about eating disorders in men's skating, revealing that at one point his daily diet consisted of...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:37pm

Lena Dunham had a total hysterectomy

Lena Dunham has been vocal about her decade-long struggle with endometriosis, and now it seems, she’s done suffering for good. In an essay for Vogue, the 31-year-old explains that she underwent a full hysterectomy — removal of her cervix and uterus — to eradicate the condition....

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 1:43pm

What is JUUL and does it cause cancer?

"No one really smokes cigs,” Andy, a high school senior, told Refinery29. it's only a vape or JUUL now.” A what? What is JUUL? You might be familiar with with vaping — it’s when you “smoke” the vapor from an electronic cigarette — but JUUL is...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:27am

Kidney stones are becoming more common: study

More and more Americans are being stricken with kidney stones, a new study suggests.  Research published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings looked at more than 10,000 cases of kidney stones in Olmsted County, Minnesota between 1984 and 2012, finding that incidences increased four-fold for...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:58pm

How to keep your heart healthy this Valentine's Day and beyond

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, so our thoughts naturally turn to flowers and hearts. That’s probably why February has been American Heart Month for 54 years, since President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed it a federal event. In that spirit, we spoke to Dr. Dennis Finkielstein, associate...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:43am

Here's a compelling reason to pour yourself a beer right now

Every now and then, science comes through and validates us when we need it the most. It’s the end of the work day on the Friday of Valentine’s Day weekend; you’re likely ready for a beer. We know that beer (in moderation) has some health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 5:34pm

Now that you've beaten the flu - Are your sick days paid?

With this dumpster fire of a flu season now finally coming to an end, as you peak back on the wreckage that was once your life you’ve probably noticed that all of your sick days have been used up for the year. This begs the question … are your sick days paid? In the great state of New...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:17pm

PSA: Bathroom hand dryers are lousy with bacteria

You’re gonna want to air dry your hands from now on. A recent science experiment in a microbiology class led to the revolting revelation that bathroom hand dryers are essentially warming our hands in bacteria. So much for diligently washing your hands to keep from catching the flu! The class...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:35am

Can ibuprofen ease your emotional pains, too?

When you have a headache, feel sore from working out, or are stricken with menstrual cramps,  popping a couple ibupfrofen is a tried and true method of pain relief. But what if over-the-counter pain meds can also help you cope with feelings of anxiety or depression? A new article published in...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:56pm

Healthcare industry to gain 4 million jobs by 2026

With so much projected growth in the economy, many experts are making predictions on what industries will see job growth in the coming years.  As it turns out, looking for work in the healthcare industry could be one your best bets. In a report recently published by the Bureau of Labor...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:06am

Lawmakers urge Procter & Gamble to change look of Tide Pods

Lawmakers are trying to pass a state law that would require Procter & Gamble to change the look of Tide Pods to make them look less appealing to children. State Senator Brad Hoylman and New York State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas sent a letter to Procter & Gamble CEO David Taylor on...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:20pm

Don’t let your kid become a social media cyberbully

At what age should we allow our children on social media? Every day we hear nightmarish stories about children getting picked on by cyberbullies or viewing content that they shouldn’t on the darkest parts of the web.   It’s a problem that has blown out of control and maybe a...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:33am

Harlem HOPE Center breaks stigmas surrounding mental health in black community

Many people who battle mental health issues face stigmas that could prevent them from seeking the help they need, but one city organization is at the forefront of changing that for residents of Harlem — and, perhaps, beyond. The HOPE (Healing On Purpose and Evolving) Center, a mental health...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5:03am

Should you give up your workout for shock therapy?

Are you too busy to get a workout in every day? A new crop of fitness studios are popping up around New York City that promise to give you “three hours of conventional fitness training” in around 30 minutes. Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training uses low-frequency electrical...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:50pm

The husband stitch: The post-delivery procedure that's done for the dad

Sarah Harkins just survived a traumatic childbirth in 2015 when, in her out-of-it state, heard her doctor tell her husband that he was going to “go ahead and add in another stitch so we can make sure this is nice and tight,” she told Healthline. The “this” he referred to...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 1:27pm