Research

Exercise Reduces Heart Disease for Those With Genetic Risk

Exercise Reduces Heart Disease for Those With Genetic Risk

A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine shows a correlation between fitness and a lessened risk of heart disease.

New Blood Test Promises Early Detection of Eight Common Cancers

A groundbreaking new blood test can detect eight common cancer types in their early stages, allowing for better treatment and chances of recovery.

New Fibromyalgia Study Could Pave Way to Personalized Treatment

The phenomenon of "explosive synchronization" could be the key to why fibromyalgia sufferers experience chronic, widespread pain.

Optimal Age for HIV Testing Is 25 Years, Study Finds

Testing adolescents and young adults (AYA) with no indicated risk factors for HIV at age 25 could improve clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness.

Regular Use of Ibuprofen Linked to Male Infertility, Study Finds

New research has discovered a link between high doses of painkillers such as ibuprofen and male infertility.

WHO Aims to Classify Gaming Disorder As a Mental Health Condition

The WHO plans to include “Gaming Disorder” as a mental health condition in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases.

Mediterranean and DASH Diets Top Best-of List for 2018

Find out about the diets that topped the list of the best eating plans for the year.

Prenatal Care Increased in States Where Medicaid Expanded

A new study shows that women are receiving better prenatal care in states with increased Medicaid coverage.

New Technique to Target ALS Genetic Defect Holds Promise for Cure

Scientists discover a genetic targeting method that holds a promise for battling ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, an often fatal neurodegenerative disorder.

US Life Expectancy Down as Number of Fatal Drug Overdoses Rises

Life expectancy dipped in 2016 for the second year in a row due to the increasing number of fatal drug overdoses among younger Americans.

High Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Raises Baby's Risk of Heart Defect

High blood-sugar levels during first-trimester increase risk of newborn's heart defects, according to new research.

No Link Between Screen Time and Kids' Wellbeing, Study Finds

A recent study in Child Development determined that current AAP guidelines on children's screen time, which suggest a daily one-hour limit, may be out-of-date.

Air Pollution Might Negate the Benefits of Exercise, Study Shows

A new study shows that high levels of air pollution may make exercising outside significantly less effective.

Smartphone Addiction Is Altering Your Brain, Study Suggests

New research shows that depression, anxiety, and drowsiness are possible long-term consequences of being addicted to smartphones.

Bullied Students Twice as Likely to Bring Weapons to School

Researchers found that 20% of high school students surveyed experienced bullying within the past year, making them more likely to carry a gun to school.

Light Therapy Could Help Treat Patients with Bipolar Depression

Light therapy could change the way that people who have bipolar disorder are treated for depression, according to a new study.

FDA Moves to Revoke Claim That Soy Is Good for Your Heart

This would be a first for the federal health organization.

Could Recreational Marijuana Help Reverse the Opioid Crisis?

A new study shows promising results in Colorado.

Survey Shows Most Americans Don't Know Leading Cancer Causes

Three of the four most common types of cancer are linked to obesity.

Research Indicates Air Pollution Speeds up Aging in Newborns

The new study is the first to link prenatal exposure to air pollution and the health of cells at birth.

Gun Injuries Cost the U.S. $46 Billion a Year, Study Finds

Researchers call for universal background checks to reduce the financial burden from hospital bills and lost work due to gun injuries.

Scientists Discover the Mutation That Made Zika so Deadly

New research shows a link between new strains of Zika and microcephaly, a deadly birth defect.

New HIV Antibody Found to Attack 99% of Virus Strains

The antibody is the closest researchers have ever come to finding a cure for the deadly HIV virus.

Flint Water Linked to Fetal Deaths and Low Fertility Rates

Health issues continue to arise from Flint's lead-laced water crisis.

New MIT Technology Combines Multiple Vaccines in One Shot

It could revolutionize immunizations worldwide and provide much-needed vaccinations to children in developing countries.

Suicide Attempts Increase in Both the Young and Uneducated

This Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, learn how you can help prevent them and stop the trend.

Study Finds Surprising Benefit of Strong Teenage Friendships

The study shows that it's close friendships in high-school, not popularity, that lead to long-term mental health.

E-Cigarettes Shown to Help Smokers Quit

Switching to e-cigarettes could be the best way to kick a smoking habit, according to a new study.

Study Finds Mysterious Link Between Obesity and Depression

Obesity and depression are connected, but the reasons for it remain unclear.

Suicide Rate for Teen Girls Highest in 40 Years

Researchers say there are several factors that could be contributing to the rise.

Fewer College Students Are Binge Drinking, Study Shows

The percentage of students who reported binge drinking dropped from 45 percent in 2005 to 37 percent in 2014. Researchers have a few ideas why.

Artificial Sweeteners an Unhealthy Alternative, Study Says

Learn about the effect that research has shown artificial sweeteners to have on the body.

New Research Suggests Spanking Can Lead to Mental Illness

Decades of research have shown the detrimental effects of parents spanking their children.

Promising New Gene Therapy Used to Treat Leukemia in the U.S.

After decades of setbacks, this gene therapy to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia is getting closer to being approved.

Late Night Cell Phone Use Linked to Decline in Mental Health

A new study shows a direct connection between cell phone screen time and poor mental health in teenagers.

Older Dads Have Geekier Sons, Study Finds

Your son's high IQ and low social skills could be linked to when you started your family.

New Study Urges People to Avoid Coconut Oil

There’s been an ongoing myth that coconut oil is a super healthy alternative for cooking. New research shows that couldn't be farther from the truth.

Love Sleeping In? It Could Be Jeopardizing Your Health

A new study shows that those weekend late nights and late mornings could be putting your health at risk.

New Research Shows Health Impact of 2016 Presidential Election

Post-election side-effects are a real and could be increasing your risk of heart disease, according to a new study.