Americans Are Tanning Themselves To Death

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:57

In the never-ending quest to be tanner than the person next to them, Americans are sacrificing the health of the body's largest organ.


6 Major Organs Damaged By Smoking

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:43

As the smoke hits your lungs, the chemicals it contains begin to work their way throughout the rest of your body.

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Why Cops Should Be Able To Pull You Over For Texting

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:12

Young hands behind the wheel pose a great threat already, but as technology endows them with confidence, multitasking turns deadly.


Anesthesia Won't Ruin Your Child's Brain For Good

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:59

Cultured tests on rodent brain cells showed general anesthetic washed out in a safe and expected amount of time.


The Pain Keeps Going, But The Kid's Done Growing

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:04

Growing pains tend to stop once our formative years are over, but sometimes they stick around in the worst ways.


New Biomaterial Promotes Healing For Surgical Implants

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:19

A smarter biomaterial that acts as a natural antioxidant could pave the way for minimal scarring after surgery.

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Why The US Is Suddenly So Bad At Executions

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:56

Killing convicts without violating the "cruel and unusual punishment" requirement is becoming harder and harder for American prisons.


The Voices In Your Head Reflect How Your Culture Views Schizophrenia

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:52

In Ghana, hallucinatory voices come from God. In America, they come from demons.


The Science Behind The Dreaded Ice Cream Headache [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:22

Brain freezes are a natural hazard of life. Here's why we get them.


How Do You Treat Someone Who Suffers From Everything?

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:50

Life expectancy could actually start to decline in the U.S. if co-occurring diseases keep on at their current pace.

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Most Fat Kids Don't See Themselves As Fat

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:02

When you grow up in a house where every adult is overweight, being healthy starts to look like emaciation.


Exercise Pulls Double Duty For Depressed Smokers

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:08

Smokers who also suffer from depression may be able to use exercise as their ticket out of both.

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The Best Weight Loss Programs And Drugs, Based On Value

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:04

You may lose three times the weight on Jenny Craig versus Weight Watchers, but you'll also spend six times as much.


Eat Umami, And Feel Fuller Earlier

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:11

Not only did eating umami food cause people to feel fuller, it actually kept them satisfied with eating less.


Your Growing Boy Isn't Big-Boned, He's Just Fat

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:01

Parents like to romanticize their kids' achievements, and it's putting the kids' health in jeopardy.