Study: Doctors’ Hand Washing Habits Putting Patients at Risk

A study found that healthcare professionals often neglect proper hygiene, and dramatically increase hand hygiene compliance when being openly evaluated.


New Research into Animal Brains Helps Us Understand them Better

From livestock to household pets, experts are working to better understand the behavior of animals so that they can better serve them and care for them.


New Study Links Prenatal BPA Exposure to Obesity in Young Girls

In a new study, researchers uncovered a link between BPA levels in pregnant mothers’ urine and obesity in girls up to age 7.


Researchers Link Certain Conflict Responses to Health Problems

How angry you get, and how often you get angry, could be an indicator of the types of illnesses you’ll face in the future. Take it easy…


Study: Canned Foods Linked to Excessive BPA Exposure

A recent study shows that many canned goods still have high levels of bisphenol-A (BPA), and consuming them can put our bodies at risk.


Which Bugs Are Hitching a Ride on This Subway?

Subways are full of germs, but a study of the Boston T found few dangerous microbes. Still, you might want to wash your hands when you get off the train.


Study: 10% of UK Parents Giving Toddlers Adult-Size Portions

A new study has found that 10 percent of UK parents are giving their toddlers adult-sized food portions instead of those appropriate to their age.


Possibly Rabid Animal Bites Walmart Customers

At least 2 people were bitten by an animal presumed to have rabies outside a Walmart in Westerly, Rhode Island on the 4th of July.


Study Shows that Primary Schools are Heavily Influenced by Junk Food Ads

A new study found that children ages 8 to 12 linked junk food with having a good time, with TV commercials for junk food leading to heavy cravings.


Shocking Finding: Pasta Consumption Associated with SLIMMER Waist

Italian researchers have found that consuming small amounts of pasta does not cause weight gain or obesity, contrary to what we are normally told.


Artificial Pancreas May Be Available for Type 1 Diabetes Patients by 2018

A new report states that patients with Type 1 diabetes may be able to receive an artificial pancreas with automatic insulin delivery – as early as 2018.


THIS Is Why Lyme Disease is Spreading so Rapidly

Deer ticks are spreading throughout North America at a rapid rate, bringing Lyme disease with them, and climate change is expected to only worsen the problem.


Flesh-Eating Bacteria: What You Need to Know About Vibrio Vulnificus

The flesh-eating vibrio vulnificus bacteria has been in the news a lot lately. Here are a few facts about vibrio infection, and a few simple precautions to take.


Smartphone Fertility Apps Are Not Effective, Study Says

A new study says that smartphone apps used to help a woman get pregnant or avoid pregnancy aren’t very reliable, so women should seek advise elsewhere.


Study: Babies with Zika-Related Brain Damage may Appear “Normal”

New research suggests that newborns with normal-sized heads may be affected by the Zika mosquito-borne virus. They may even suffer from brain damage.


Youth Marijuana Use Virtually the Same in Colorado After Recreational Legalization

A 2015 survey shows that middle school and high school students in Colorado have been using marijuana LESS since it was legalized for recreational use.


What the FDA’s Newest Warning Says About Eating Raw Cookie Dough

The FDA is warning that cookies in their uncooked form could contain the bacteria Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121, which is housed in the uncooked flour.