Your Tap Water Is Likely Contaminated with Industrial Chemicals

Millions of Americans have drinking water that is contaminated with industrial chemicals linked to cancer, thyroid problems, and many other health problems.


Study: Women Feel Better than Ever About their Bodies

A new study shows that while women’s confidence in their bodies was still generally lower than men, it has been positively increasing over time.


This is Absolutely Key to Being Immune to Stress

A new study shows that older adults who have a positive view of aging handle stress better than those who see getting older as a negative thing.


The PSA Prostate Cancer Test: Should You Get Tested?

A new study shows that cases of advanced prostate cancer are increasing dramatically, and suggests that more men should be screened.


23andMe Study Finds Genetic Ties to Depression

Gene-testing company 23andMe has made a major breakthrough in the study of depression, linking 15 regions of the human genome to the issue.


Poll: Blindness Big Fear Amongst Americans; Emphasizes Vision Care

A new poll by Research!America has indicated that Americans fear blindness as much as they fear Alzheimer’s, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.


McDonald’s Makes Positive Food Changes Due to Demand for Healthy Food

McDonald’s has been in the news a lot this month, thanks to big changes the fast-food company is making to several of its menu offerings.


Scientists Progress in Tackling Tropical Diseases that Affect 20 Million

Scientists now think they are one step closer to treating three diseases: Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, and human African trypanosomiasis.


Study Reveals ‘Best and Worst’ States to Have a Baby

Taking into account cost of birth, prevalence of childcare, and infant mortality rate, a study reveals the best and worst states to have a baby.


Just How Gross is Double Dipping?

How disgusting is double dipping? In one study, dip is carefully studied before and after someone dips their chips into it. Here are the results.


Wendy’s Plans to Eliminate Antibiotics from Chicken Production in 2017

Wendy’s announced earlier this month that it would phase out the use of antibiotics important to human health in its chickens by 2017.


The Down-Low on Reportedly Bogus Zika Prevention Products

New York’s attorney general is warning consumers about bogus zika prevention products. So what’s legit, and what’s not?


Study: This Lifestyle Factor Could Age Your Brain by 10 Years

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are warning that being overweight in middle age may age your brain by 10 years.


Study: 1 in 5 Alzheimer’s Cases Could be Misdiagnosed

Two new studies have shown that Alzheimer’s disease is frequently misdiagnosed, which can lead to significant emotional consequences for many.


Having a Sickle Cell Trait May NOT Increase Risk of Premature Death

It has been thought that having a sickle cell trait may increase one’s risk of premature death. However, new studies suggest that this may not be the case.


Average Weight of American Men up 15 Pounds Since 1994

Americans are heavier than ever. But just how heavy? Evidently, the average American man has packed on 15lbs over the course of the last 20 years.


30 Minutes of Reading a Day Could Add Years to Your Life

In a new study, people who read a book for about 30 minutes a day were found to live approximately 2 years longer than those who didn’t read at all.