Statistics show that roughly one-in-five American adolescents are obese, with more than one third overweight, according to information in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Yet dosing obese teens with vitamin D shows relatively no benefit for their heart health or diabetes risk ...
A University of Michigan study headed by Robert Dickson, M.D., has discovered a potential connection between human and bacterial cells in the lung microbiome.
Imagine a book that can actually clean contaminated water. Sounds like science fiction, right? Scientists have created a book with treated paper pages that can be torn out and used to kill bacteria in water.
Researchers have noted that anti-smoking laws in England have resulted in a drop in stillbirths and newborn deaths.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their approval Thursday for the prescription use of the painkiller OxyContin in patients as young as 11 years old.
We may have just managed to use up Earth's resources for the entire year.
Chinese cave "graffiti" may tell a 500-year story of climate change.
Did you know it's not so long ago that scientists first discovered that REM sleep cycles were associated with dreaming?
New findings published in the International Journal of Obesity reveal that body mass index and the number of cigarettes smoked per day could potentially be used as a way to predict weight changes during the decade after a smoker quits.
New findings published in the journal Addictive Behaviors reveal that playing Tetris could particularly be helpful in terms of self-control. This recent study focuses on reducing drug cravings.
Imagine living on a colony on Mars. Now, imagine if you could do that right now--on Earth. That's exactly what several volunteers did during a mock Mars space mission, located in a Mars-like habitat in Hawaii.