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.

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.

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.

Activists Urge Congress to Require Schools to Test for Toxic PCBs

Activists are urging Congress to require schools to test PCB levels following a Harvard study showing that up to 26,000 schools contain toxic levels.

Scientists Say Humans May Have Reached Their Lifespan Limit

A new study suggests that humans can only live so long, and our species has just about reached its biological limit. Could it be true?

Drinking Beer Makes You Happier, Friendlier, Less Inhibited

A new study suggests that people who drink beer are happier, less inhibited, and more empathetic toward others. Do you think so?

Study: Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 34% with This Kind of Diet

Researchers have found that eating a plant-based diet may significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes – though you do not have to go vegetarian!

Cheap, Tasty, and Harmful to Your Health: Ramen Noodles

Yes, ramen noodles contain toxic MSG; but there are more unhealthy aspects of these popular prepared food products than you might realize.

Smoking can Permanently Damage DNA – But Quitting can Heal Some Wounds

When a person quits smoking, the majority of the genetic damage eventually fades. However, a new study suggests that part that damage is permanent.

The Number of Babies Born Addicted to Opioids is Growing Alarmingly

The number of children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome has dramatically increased. This places a huge burden on Medicare.

Got Kidney Stones? A Few Roller Coaster Rides Might Help

After hearing stories of patients who passed kidney stones after riding a Disney World roller coaster, researchers decided to conduct a little experiment.

Citrus Fruits, Antioxidants Help Stop Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases, Study Says

Researchers in Brazil have found that eating a diet high in citrus can help to lower the risks of diseases related to obesity.

30 Minutes of Vaping Equals 5 Minutes of Cigarette Smoking?

Researchers in England say that 30 minutes of vaping stiffens the aorta as much as 5 minutes of cigarette smoking.

Do You Agree with Soda Taxes? Sugar Consumption Down in Berkeley Due to the Measure

Soda taxes are highly controversial, but the tax implemented in Berkeley, California, 5 months ago, has been successful in reducing sugar consumption.

If You Have Depression, Do Your Instagram Photos Show it?

Researchers have created a computer algorithm that can spot signs of depression in people’s Instagram accounts, based on their photos’ attributes.

Omega-3 Fish Oil may Help People Recover from a Heart Attack

A new study suggests that heart attack patients who take high-dose fish oil supplements may suffer less permanent damage to their heart.

Colorado Kids Are Getting Hold of Parents’ Legal Pot

A small but increasing number of young children are being exposed to marijuana edibles in Colorado, and winding up in the hospital.