Sharing a Room With an Infant can Help Guard Against SIDS

In new recommendations, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies share their parents’ bedroom for at least 6 months.


If You Want to Get Pregnant, Avoid Soda, New Study Says

A new study has found that soda, especially diet soft drinks containing artificial sweeteners, decrease fertility in women.


Security Experts: St. Jude Heart Devices can be Hacked

Just 2 months after a short-selling firm warned that St. Jude cardiac devices could be hacked and weaponized, security experts have confirmed that claim.


What the Top 10 Foods on Twitter Say About America’s Health and Habits

Researchers studied mentions of food on Twitter to discover Americans’ relationship with food. Here are the top 10 food and beverage tweets, in order.


Toxic Shock Syndrome Doesn’t Just Arise from Tampon Use

Doctors say that only about 50 percent of toxic shock syndrome cases actually arise from the use of tampons, with the other half coming from various other sources.


This Medical Test Used by Moms may be Linked to Autism Symptoms in Children

Children with autism are more likely to have severe symptoms if their mothers had an ultrasound during their 1st trimester of pregnancy.


Do Overweight People Live Longer than Others with This Type of Cancer?

A new study suggests that people who have kidney cancer who are obese or overweight may survive longer than slimmer people.


New Discovery Could Help Humans Win the War on Superbugs

Scientists want to find solutions to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The latest weapon in their arsenal is Tasmanian devil milk.


If You See Teal Pumpkins This Halloween, This is What it Means

If you see a teal pumpkin in front of a house this Halloween, it means that house is handing out non-food goodies to trick-or-treaters.


The Shocking Reason Many Teenage Girls are Prescribed Antidepressants

A huge new study shows an association between hormonal birth control and clinical depression in women, but critics argue the link is weak.


Study: Mobile Devices are Causing, Stress, Anxiety at Home

Research shows how parents are paying too much time to mobile devices and not enough time to their kids, causing stress and anxiety in countless homes.


This Substance Actually Dulls Parenting Instincts, Study Says

A sad and disturbing study shows that opioids appear to dull people’s natural parenting instincts, putting children at risk.


Obesity and Liver Cancer Link Now Supported by New WHO Study

A new study shows that obesity, excess weight circumference, and Type 2 diabetes increase the risk of liver cancer, both individually and together.


U.K. Government Orders Restaurants to Cut Size of Desserts

U.K. health secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered restaurants, pubs, and cafes to cut the sugar content in their products and reduce dessert sizes.


Read What Happened When Healthy People Were Given Antidepressants

A new study of healthy people taking antidepressants shows that the drugs often significantly increase suicidal feelings in users.


Thousands of U.S. Deaths from Superbugs go Unreported

Poor training, impatience, and fear of malpractice suits keeps many doctors from reporting superbug deaths to the CDC. Yes, this is a problem.


Could Air Pollution Be Causing More Traffic Accidents?

Researchers in the U.K. say that air pollution likely causes car accidents by impairing driver fitness and causing physical distractions.