Health & Wellness

Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?

Median sperm counts were highest among men who ate a healthy diet (167 million), followed by the vegetarian-style diet (151 million)...

Hidden Dangers of Ultraprocessed Foods

Unless you make all your food at home from scratch -- and even then -- processed food is practically unavoidable. But there are degrees...

Could Climate Change Make Flu Seasons Worse?

These findings suggest that rapid weather changes associated with climate change will increase the risk of flu epidemics in densely...

Silent COVID-19 Cases May Stymie Screening Efforts

As countries work to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, a new study shows why the methods they are currently using...

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke

In a new study, the self-expanding, intracranial Wingspan brain stent seems effective over the long term in reducing stroke patients'...

'Stranger Things' Sheds Light on a Rare Disorder

The disorder, called cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), affects only about one in a million people, according to the U.S. National Institutes...

Woman Plays Violin During Brain Surgery

Midway through the surgery, Turner was wakened and asked to her play her violin to "ensure the surgeons did not damage any crucial...

Sexual Orientation May Influence Skin Cancer Risk

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston analyzed data culled from national surveys conducted from 2014 to 2018 and...

'Stinging Water': Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus

In this new study, researchers concluded that stinging water is caused by toxin-filled mucus that the jellyfish release into the water....

Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young...

The study didn't identify a heightened risk for autism per se among boys, but rather a "small" increase in the chance for developing...

Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome

The new study finds that older adults who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to have more types of gut bacteria linked with healthy aging.

Many Teens Suffer 'Digital Dating Abuse'

Many U.S. teenagers may be using their smartphones to harass, humiliate or otherwise abuse their dating partners.

Doctors Look to Existing Drugs in Coronavirus Fight

More than two dozen studies are under way or planned to test everything from traditional Chinese medicine to vitamin C, stem cells,...

Melanoma Cases Rising in U.S.

States with the highest UV-attributable incidence rates among all residents were: Utah, Delaware, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon,...

Price Hike Lead Patients to Craigslist for Insulin

A new study found that hundreds of ads were placed on Craigslist for insulin and asthma inhalers during a 12-day period in June 2019.

Study Probes Side Effects of Long-Used Methotrexate

People who took methotrexate had small-to-moderate increases in risks for skin cancer, infections, and gastrointestinal, lung and...

Exposure to Cleaners Tied to Baby's Asthma Risk

Canadian research shows that an infant's exposure to household cleaning products in the first few months of life is tied to heightened...

A Simple Fix for Nearsightedness

What's the best thing parents can tell their children to help prevent myopia, or nearsightedness? "Go outside and play,” a researcher...

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb Prostate Cancers

The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but it found that statins, taken alone or with metformin, did seem associated with an increase...

Will Brushing, Flossing Protect Against Stroke?

Gum disease may be linked to higher rates of stroke caused by hardened and severely blocked arteries, preliminary research findings...

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