A new study shows microplastics in the ocean make perch smaller, slower, and oblivious to predators, threatening the species’ survival.
The results of a massive new study suggest that teen girls who consume plenty of fruits and veggies significantly cut their risk of future breast cancer.
Many scientists don’t think cell phones emit enough radiation to cause cancer, but a new study may make believers out of the biggest skeptics.
Researchers have released a list of 6 deadly sins they say are most likely to shorten your life. Avoid them and experience a longer, healthier life.
From headaches to heartburn, anxiety to cancer, there’s a pharmaceutical for everything these days. Few of us really bother reading the long list of side effects before popping a few pills, and we don’t question our doctors or the so-called medicine for which they make us break the bank. We assume that they all mean well. Maybe they do. Even if that were true, it’ not working.
Depressed women may have a higher risk of stroke, according to new research published online Aug. 11 in the journal Stroke. “We know that stroke can increase risk of depression, but depression itself may increase risk of future stroke,” said study author An Pan, a research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
In our inactive society, most people simply aren’t exercising enough to support their own health. However, contrary to what some people may think, findings show that just 15 minutes of daily exercise can increase life expectancy by 3 years while cutting your risk of “all-cause” death rates by 14%. This is good news for many who claim not to have enough time to exercise.
An African study demonstrated that women who take birth control have a doubled risk of contracting HIV than women not taking the pill. In addition, an HIV positive woman who takes birth control pills is twice as likely to pass the virus to her uninfected partner compared to an infected woman not taking the pill.
While there are many different diseases that can lead to dementia, including stroke, and Alzheimer’s, researchers also fear that an expanding waistline during middle age could lead to problems with dementia later in life as well. A Swedish study that followed almost 9000 twins for 30 years found convincing evidence linking excess body fat with increased dementia risk.
Research has found a suspicious link between the use of anti-depressant medication and some very unpleasant side effects including headaches, stomach aches, nervousness, increased risk of miscarriage, autism and suicidal thoughts. But that’s not all. This time, researchers found that women who take a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Fathers-to-be should stop smoking to protect their unborn child from the risk of stillbirth or birth defects, scientists say. University of Nottingham researchers found that pregnant women exposed to smoke at work or home increased their risk of stillbirth by 23% and of having a baby with defects by 13%.
Drinking green tea can slash your risk of influenza, as it contains powerful antiviral components that a new study has associated with a lower risk of flu infection. Researchers examined more than 2,000 elementary school students who were given questionnaires about their green tea consumption and illness during influenza season.
A new chart created by the New York Times shows that eating wholesome real foods that are far healthier than fast food is actually much more cost effective. The chart analyzes the price difference between a McDonald’s meal for 4 and 2 different well-balanced meals for 4
A new study has found that consuming fruit with a white interior, such as apples and pears, can protect your body against strokes — adding to the pile of research that suggests fruit consumption can help slash your risk of disease.
When clicking on any content links, a page would pop up warning you of “suspicious activity” or “malware” risks. What was that all about? Well, it seems we may be speaking the truth too loudly for some people with our recent launch of the highly successful Vaccine Information Week campaign.
Children who were traumatized early in life through abuse, lose of a parent, or other hardships are more likely to develop chronic diseases later in life according to a new international study.
Statin drugs are taken by 1 in 4 Americans over 45 years of age. According to a recent meta-analysis, researchers found a link between statin use and an excess diabetes risk. Researchers looked at 5 different trials involving 32,000 people. The results were shocking: the higher the dosage of statin drugs being taken, the greater the diabetes risk.