A total of 17% of children and adolescents across the United States are affected by obesity, tripling the rate from a generation ago. Now, though, researchers have discovered that gambling could help lower these rates.
Craig Venter has teamed up with stem cell pioneer Dr Robert Hariri and X Prize Foundation founder Dr Peter Diamandis to form Human Longevity Inc, a company that will use both genomics and stem cell therapies to find treatments that allow aging adults to stay healthy and functional for as long as pos...
Insomnia is described as "waking up not feeling restored or refreshed," and it is the most common sleep disorder among Americans. Now, though, it turns out that those with insomnia may have brains with more plasticity than normal sleepers.
Researchers from Oregon State University discovered that girls who play with Barbie dolls may see fewer career options for themselves than boys.
It might be difficult to sugarcoat, but how much sugar should you actually be consuming? A bit more than half of what you're probably used to, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. While in the pas the WHO recommended that sugar stay below 10 percent of your total calorie inta...
A recent study shows that people who have sleep apnea could be at a higher risk of pneumonia, according to a team of researchers from the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan.
A recent study shows that moving out of impoverished neighborhoods has a different effect on the mental health of both boys and girls.
Three studies have come to the shocking conclusion that many army soldiers may already be predisposed to symptoms of mental illness before entering the Army.
Though many use meditation as a way to reduce stress and pain, a recent study shows that meditation may not be so helpful when it comes to getting a better night's rest, helping break an addiction or losing weight.
A recent study shows that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at a greater risk to become obese and sedentary as teenagers.
Though nearly a billion people use the social networking site, Facebook, exchanging information online-whether personal or professional-is not the same as engaging in person. A recent study set out to determine whether Facebook use increases or decreases anxiety in meeting individuals one-on-one dur...
As you probably hear every day, obesity is a problem in the United States. Over the past twenty years, the disease has increased dramatically, and today 35.7% of U.S. adults and 17% of children are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.