Fear Of Losing Your Job Increases Your Risk Of Developing Asthma

By | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:30

Work-related stress, in particular the anxiety of losing your job, may bring on a first-time asthma attack.


Breast Milk Is Great For Babies' Health, But It Isn't Perfect

By | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:00

Breast milk is a potential source of cytomegalovirus in premature babies, who are among those at highest risk of infection.


Banning Late-Night Calls, Germany Tries To Protect Its Workers From Themselves

By | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:00

German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles has commissioned an in-depth study that observers predict may lead to an "anti-stress act," banning companies from contacting employees after hours.


Measuring Brainwaves To Diagnose Autism Before Age 4

By | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00

Measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could be the key to an accurate and precise identification of children who suffer from autism.


How Do You Want Your Body Handled After You Die?

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:14

Mortician Caitlin Doughty and Designer Katrina Spade believe the time is ripe for new perspectives on death and propose fresh methods for laying our loved ones to rest.


Exercising During Chemo May Help To Shrink Tumors

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:52

Combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumors more than chemotherapy alone, a study found.


Good News: Vaccines Don't Spur Epileptic Seizures In Children

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:43

In most cases where a child develops epilepsy following vaccination, the underlying cause is some genetic or structural defect, and not the shot itself.


One Dose Of An Antidepressant Changes Your Brain Dramatically

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:51

A single dose of Lexapro, a commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressant, quickly produces dramatic changes in the architecture of the human brain.


Loving (By Caring For) Your Breasts

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:00

As the owner of a pair of breasts, you are tasked with the important responsibility of maintaining their well-being.


Kids Eat Healthier If Mom And Dad Went To College

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:31

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar than their peers, but all kids, no matter their background, did not eat sufficient amounts of whole grains and low-fat milk.


When A Simple Cough Ends In Heart Attack

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:00

Researchers demonstrate how Streptococcus pneumoniae, responsible for most cases of bacterial pneumonia, invades the heart and causes the death of heart muscle cells.


More People In The 21st Century Have Died By Homicide Than In War, But Not All Is Lost

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:00

The first Global Violence Reduction Conference in Cambridge will convene to discuss the possibility of halving violence rates by 2040.


Heating Pads And Ice Packs May Do More Harm Than Good

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:27

Heating pads, ice packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and the like almost never help someone who requires physical therapy and, surprisingly, they may even cause harm.


Artificial Sweeteners Cause Chaos In Our Guts, Spurring Obesity

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:00

Sugar substitutes change the composition and function of your gut microbiota and so hasten the development of glucose intolerance, which may lead to adult-onset diabetes.


As Assisted Suicide Laws Relax, Belgium Will Euthanize Murderer And Rapist

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:52

A 50-year-old Belgian prisoner serving a life sentence has been granted permission for euthanasia, a concern to those who worry rates of assisted suicide are rising precipitously with an extension of the law to children.