Background TV Harms Kids' Brains

How Background TV Noise Harms Kids' Learning And Brain Functioning

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:37

A new study shows that background TV noise may harm children's learning and development.

The Pill May Affect How Women Perceive Other Women

Your Birth Control May Affect How You Perceive Other Women

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:32

A new but small study shows that the amount of estrogen in a woman's birth control pill may affect how she perceives other women.

Men With Wider Faces Get Mixed Reviews

Men With Wide Faces Seen As Untrustworthy Yet Competent

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:02

Men with wider faces are seen from two sides: aggressive and untrustworthy, but also competent and victorious.


Google To Define Perfect Human Health By Analyzing Medical Records And DNA

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:40

Google is searching to define optimum human health for the individual by analyzing the genomes and medical records of hundreds, and then thousands, of study participants.

Study: Gut Microbiota Adjusts To Life Events

Gut Microbes Respond To Our Life Story With One Of Their Own

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:03

A new study shows microbes in the human gut respond to changes in the larger world, including in a move abroad and a case of food poisoning.

Farmers' Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption Among Poor

Low-Income Families Eat More Fruits And Veggies With Farmers' Market Vouchers

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:00

Food policy experts say the federal government should provide vouchers to poor families for fresh fruits and vegetable at farmers' markets, as a quarter of such U.S. community retailers now accept food stamps.

Red States Missing Out On Medicaid Money

Hospitals In Medicaid Opt-Out States Are Beginning To Face Money Problems

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:43

Health care systems and health plans in the two dozen states that opted out of the federal expansion of Medicaid are facing increasing financial pressures.

Brain Volume

Antipsychotics Cause Loss Of Brain Volume In Schizophrenics

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:22

A slight but noticeable loss of brain volume among patients with schizophrenia taking antipsychotic drugs doesn't affect cognitive functioning, researchers say.

Dating Site Matches Users By DNA

Find Love With Your DNA, And This Dating Site

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 15:40

A new dating site promises to match users according to genetic capability, requiring a saliva sample to test DNA for two key markers.

HIV Diagnoses Rates Have Fallen

The AIDS Epidemic Is Slowing In The US

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:54

HIV diagnoses rates have fallen by a third over the past decade, providing hope for Americans that HIV may soon be eliminated. Meanwhile, the rest of the world continues to struggle.

IVF Treatment Made Safer With Natural Hormone 'Kisspeptin'

Women Seeking IVF Treatment May Now Have A Safer Procedure

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 17:04

In vitro fertilization treatments to stimulate eggs to maturity produce better outcomes by swapping the hormone hCG for the naturally occurring kisspeptin.

Depression Keeps Some Men From Prostate Cancer Treatment

Depression Keeps Men From Seeking Prostate Cancer Treatment

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:38

Older, depressed men sometimes fail to seek prostate cancer treatment for follow doctor recommendations, even after diagnosis.

Teenagers Who Drink Face Rockier Transition To Adulthood

Becoming An Adult Is Especially Hard For Teens Who Drink Alcohol

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 14:54

A large study of Finnish twins suggests that alcohol use during adolescence leads to adverse life outcomes in early adulthood, aside from genetic and environmental risks.

Adolescents Drawn To Powdered Caffeine, FDA Warns

Powdered Caffeine Can Kill: FDA

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 14:01

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned of the potential dangers of powdered caffeine, a teaspoon of which is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee.

Scores Of AIDS Researchers Perish In Malaysia Airlines Crash

Scores Of Top International AIDS Researchers Killed In Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight

By | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:53

As many as 100 AIDS researchers perished among the 298 aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight downed by military fire over Eastern Ukraine Thursday.