Researchers: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Will Not Help with the Flu

Many people have turned to Tylenol all their lives to treat their flu symptoms, but acetaminophen, the medicine’s main ingredient, may not really help.


U.K. Government Advisers Push for Folic Acid to be Added to Flour

Health advisers are pushing the U.K. government to add folic acid to flour following a study that shows how pregnant women are lacking in the nutrient.


Study: 3-4 Cups of Coffee Per Day may cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Scientists have linked drinking 3-4 cups a coffee a day to a decreased risk for Type 2 diabetes.


Will Sugar Soon be Genetically Modified to ‘Help Fight Skin Cancer?’

Will a rare form of sugar known as L-fucose soon be genetically engineered in order to ‘help treat skin cancer?’


Resurrected NIH Study Will Look at Early-Life Environmental Exposures

The National Institutes of Health is set to launch a new study into how exposure to environmental toxins can spark disease at a young age.


Pesticides as Dangerous as Secondhand Smoke to Kids

Early exposure to agricultural pesticides may harm children’s lungs – even more than secondhand smoke – researchers are saying.


Fast Resting Heartbeat Could Predict Early Death

Research suggests that a rapid resting heart rate could be an indicator of early death, even in people without the usual risk factors for heart disease.


American Prescription Drug use more than Doubles

Prescription drug use among American adults has more than doubled, especially medications to treat diabetes, heart disease and other obesity-related drugs.


100 Samples of Coffee Found to Contain Carcinogenic Mycotoxins

That morning cup of coffee gives you pep, but a new study found that it might also be giving you mycotoxins, toxic metabolites produced by fungi.


Obese Kids’ Health Improves After Just 9 Days Without Added Sugar

Reducing the amount of sugar that children consume for as little as 9 days is all it takes for youngsters’ health to start improving, a new study says.


World’s Biggest GMO & Pesticide Safety Study Ever to Be Conducted: $25 Million

A $25 million study on GMOs and pesticide safety is slated to occur November 11. The study will investigate the health effects of GM crops.


100 People Give Bodies Totally to Science in Unprecedented 25-Year Study

In an unprecedented study, 100 lives will be monitored 24/7 for the next 25 years, tracking diet, exercise, disease, organ health, and especially DNA.


Study: Top Insecticide Is Devastating Aquatic Insects, Threatening Environmental Stability

Just days after the EU announced a ban on the insecticide linked to bee deaths, a new study finds that the insecticide is killing off aquatic life.


Over 315 of 450 Tested Plastic Containers Leach Hormone-Like Compounds

Some research found that most plastics, even those that are BPA-free, still leach hormone-mimicking chemicals when exposed to normal conditions. While the research took place a couple years ago, it reminds us to think twice when using and purchasing plastics.


Antibiotics, Gut Health Can Affect Behavior, Lead to Depression

Gut health, which includes the balance of bacteria within your gut, may play an integral role in your behavior and even your risk of depression or anxiety.


Green Tea and Tai Chi Reduce Inflammation, Enhance Bone Health

Some recent research suggests that the benefits of green tea can be augmented when the tea is paired with another Eastern practice—tai chi.


Research Links Depression to Increased Stroke Risk

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.