Health

Happy Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Healthier

A new study observed one million women in middle age over a period of ten years to find that what we believe about happiness—that it makes you live a long and better life—may not actually be true. “Illness makes you unhappy, but unhappiness itself doesn’t make you ill. We found no direct effect of unhappiness […]

Accidental Discovery Identifies New Type of Brain Wave Triggered by Texting

Electroencephalography has been a useful technology for roughly one hundred years but it can, apparently, still offer scientists some new insights in terms of brain waves. Indeed, researchers in Philadelphia has used this not-yet-archaic technology to detect a new brain waveform during the act of texting. Actually, EEG technicians at two separate academic medical centers […]

New Research Says Early Tooth Decay Can Be Reversed, Without A Drill

Researchers out of Australia have recently revealed the results of a study which suggests that early tooth decay can be stopped if found and treated early; in fact, tooth decay could even be reversed, and all without the use of a drill. This technique is called the “Caries Management System,” and it is technically a […]

Study: Association Between Common Prostate Cancer Therapy and Alzheimer’s Risk

One of the great complications of medical studies is that getting a good idea about the long term of effects of a drug or treatment takes, of course, many years. And so, while Alzheimer’s and cancer researchers have made major breakthroughs over the past decade or so, they are also learning that some of the […]

Toxic Link Found Between E-Cigarettes and Microwave Popcorn

Electronic cigarettes may be growing in popularity but the jury is still out on the long term effects of these devices. For example, a new study has only now revealed that e-cigarettes flavoring compounds can contain dangerous ingredients that might have been known to cause, for example, respiratory problems. Scientists at the Harvard University T.H. […]

New Finnish Study Examines Link Between Epilepsy, Premature Brain Aging

A new study has more closely examined the link between epilepsy and aging. Unfortunately epilepsy is growing quickly among the elderly population; a population which already faces many health concerns. Four studies have recently concluded to share the exploration of the effects of epilepsy on brain function. Basically, the studies showed that, using MRI scans, […]

Study: Children Can Show Dangerous Symptoms of Depression,High Cholesterol

A new study warns that doctors should be screening children as young as 9 for things that we normally associate with adults. As a matter of fact, a leading group of US pediatricians has now altered guidelines to say that older children should be screened for cholesterol, depression, and even HIV. Furthermore, the American Academy […]

Cryotherapy Under Increased Scrutiny After Death

In recent years, cryotherapy has been increasing in popularity. The treatments have been used worldwide but are relatively new in the United States. The machines used for cryotherapy subject users to subzero temperatures. The treatments generally consist of two- to four-minute exposures to temperatures ranging from minus 166 to minus 319 degrees in a small […]

Expectant Mothers Get More Good News On Coffee Consumption

Coffee consumption during pregnancy has long been the subject of debate. Avoiding coffee has often been on the long list of items for expectant mothers to take under consideration for the health and well-being of the child growing inside her. Now, a recent study conducted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has found that […]

Obesity Continues to Climb in America With Women Overtaking Men

Americans are getting fatter with no end in sight. Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought […]