A combination of smoking and high blood pressure can greatly increase the risk of stroke--two factors that are more commonly seen in individuals with lower educational backgrounds.
Recent findings published in the American Journal of Public Health have found that particularly for teenagers, a job loss can increase the risk of serious health issues. Researchers found that many young people who lost their jobs were at an increased risk of suicide.
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal unfortunately shows that for many young men, there's a misconception on what respecting boundaries actually means. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that many young males felt that it was acceptable to coer...
There may be lingering health impacts for pregnant women who were living near the World Trade Center during 9/11. Researchers have found that these mothers experienced higher-than-normal negative birth outcomes after the event.
The tragic and untimely death of comedian and actor Robin Williams has brought the mental health issue bipolar disorder into the limelight.
Recent research zeroes in on cancer risk among obese individuals.
The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Though many regulators are still feuding over whether it's safe to put the products in soap and other items, any American can easily find it today in the top-selling toothpaste, Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s...
Recent findings published in the journal Nature Communications examine recently discovered gene mutations that lead to acute lymphoblastic leukemia--the most common type found in children.
It turns out that there may be one gene connected to jet lag. Scientists have discovered a gene that regulates sleep and wake patterns, which could give researchers some insight into the science of sleep.
A new report found that more than 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients use opioid pain relievers. However, 20 percent and rising are taking them for extended periods, which may increase the risk of addiction, according to findings published in the journal Medical Care...
There may be a new material that could help reconstruct faces. Scientists have created a self-fitting material that can expand with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and can even act as a scaffold for new bone growth.