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Study shows that mothers living close to fracking sites have smaller babies

Fracking has been blamed for a number of environmental problems, ranging from contaminated water to methane explosions, but a new study found it may have a real impact on unborn babies. According to researchers, pregnant women who lived within a half mile of fracking operations in Pennsylvania...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 4:11 PM

Being stubborn can help you live longer, says researchers

Are you constantly scolded for being “too stubborn” in your beliefs? Well, tell those naysayers to kick rocks, because your headstrong ways could help you live longer. Researchers from the University of Rome La Sapienza and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 3:18 PM

Does putting cheese on injuries help? Lindsey Vonn thinks so

Lindsey Vonn is training for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and doesn’t have time for injuries. Unfortunately, injuries seem to like her. She had to pull out of the World Cup Super-G race in Switzerland last weekend for a back injury, but her knee is what constantly...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:55 PM

Is fasting better than dieting?

We might be in the throes of the holiday season now, but in a couple of weeks many of us will switch from a steady diet of candy, cookies and alcohol to something a little more healthy — at least for a few weeks. Going on a “diet” might seem like punishment for some of us, but...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 4:10 PM

Is there really such a thing as 'fault-free obesity'? New science says maybe

You eat right, exercise and generally do all the things you’re supposed to do in order to maintain a healthy weight. Yet, you’re still overweight. What gives? It might really be genetics, at least according to a study published in November in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 4:39 PM

International doctors are more likely to keep patients alive, study shows

President Donald Trump’s quest to limit immigration into the United States might have an impact on health care, according to a recent study published in the BMJ. For the study, researchers from Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health found that patients under the care of foreign-born...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 1:38 PM

Can men actually be allergic to sex? Spoiler: yes, and so can women.

There might be another reason why men roll over and go to sleep after sex: They’re not feeling so good. Post-orgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) is a rare illness that gives men flu-like symptoms — like extreme fatigue, high fever, weakness, congestion — within about 30 minutes...

Monday, December 4, 2017, 2:58 PM

You’ve been using cotton swabs wrong this whole time, and it’s dangerous

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Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:09 PM

Can a sprinkle of this spice on your food actually help you lose weight?

What if we told you all those holiday treats you’re eating might actually help you lose weight? OK, that might be a stretch, but a recent study from researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute suggests that a classic Christmas spice could give our bodies an edge when it...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 3:46 PM

Is there really a 'new outbreak' of HPV that 'kills faster than AIDS'?

A terrifying story is making the rounds on various websites claiming there’s a new strain of human papilloma virus (HPV) that has the potential to “kill faster than AIDS.” The article — published on websites like Discover Newz and The Native Love claims that “students...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 4:28 PM

Getting cancer is a good thing, ridiculous blogger claims

Cancer is a horrible disease that killed nearly 600,000 Americans in 2016. But one Australian blogger thinks it’s not that bad — and she’s not afraid of sharing her ridiculous viewpoint with the world. “Cancer and disease is your body trying to save you,” Olivia...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 2:42 PM

The cold, hard truth about chilly showers

A long, hot shower might feel great, but fans of cold showers say that’s the temperature to go for — not because of the sensation, but because of its benefits. But is there really an upside to forcing yourself into an icy tub or shower? There’s some evidence to back it up: A 2016...

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 7:42 AM

A doctor claims he performed the first head transplant, but skeptics say it's not possible

A controversial Italian doctor claims that he and a team of Chinese doctors performed the first successful head transplant using two human cadavers, according to The Telegraph, adding that the first transplant on live humans is “imminent." The procedure took 18 hours to complete,...

Friday, November 24, 2017, 6:04 PM

Feeling aggressive or a little emotional? Blame it on the alcohol

Alcohol can have an immediate impact on our physical health — you know, “beer before liquor, never been sicker” — but what about our emotions? Sure, we all have that friend who gets way too chatty after a few drinks, but do those emotions depend differ on the types of...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 8:35 PM

Hardly anyone is eating enough vegetables, the CDC says

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but most of us wouldn’t know because we’re not eating them. Only 12 percent of Americans are eating the recommended number of fruits a day, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The number of us eating enough...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 8:28 PM

The Girl Scouts want to remind us: No one is owed a hug, even if they're family

As adults, we teach our children to avoid strangers and not let anyone touch them in their private areas. It’s absolutely an important lesson to learn, but then we turn around and tell — or force — these same children to give physical affection to family and friends, even if they...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 12:05 PM

Doctors may soon be able to test for concussions using your spit

It’s estimated that Americans suffer from 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions every year, according to the Brain Injury Research Institute. Many of these concussions are minor and cause no serious damage to the brain, but others can cause long-term problems...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 12:51 PM

Tampons have a shelf date, and here's why that's important

  If you’re like most women, you only look at two things when you pick up a box of tampons: the amount they’ll absorb and the price. But there is another thing you probably want to look at: the expiration date. That’s right: Tampons might be made of cotton, but they don...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:10 PM

Want a healthier heart? Get a puppy

We’ve got good news if you want a puppy for Christmas, but your partner just isn’t that into the idea. A new study by researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden found that bringing a new little furball into your life can improve your heart health, especially if you live alone. The...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:11 PM

Abstaining from masturbation is the key to a good life, 'experts' say

What could you accomplish if you stopped masturbating? For Alex, it was learning Spanish. The 32-year-old man told Gay Star News that he used to spend so much time worrying about sex that it nearly ruined his life. “Every day it was non-stop, and I realized that I was wasting my life. What...

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:42 PM