For men who are losing sleep during the week, lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes may be as simple as catching a few extra hours of sleep on the weekend.
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Mothers who practice what they preach when it comes to being active and making healthy food choices are more likely to have children who exercise and eat well, according to research published online Tuesday by the International Journal of Obesity.
Researchers have identified a potential genetic contributor that leads to an increased risk of heart disease in men.
A new study has determined a possible explanation as to why aspirin is able to lower the risk of some cancers
Doctors have been able to determine the source of pain in the skin of patients who suffer from fibromyalgia, a widespread deep tissue pain affecting about ten million people in the US.
Michael Douglas raised the prospect of oral sex leading to throat cancer through the transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus known to cause the disease in some individuals.
Researchers have devised a chemical probe that allows for the visualization of an important process in the human body - the generation of hydrogen sulfide, best known for its role in producing that “rotten egg” smell.
Wary of the notorious effects it can have on a developing fetus, research has shown most pregnant women avoid alcohol. However, a new study from UK researchers has found drinking a daily glass of wine does not harm a child's neurological development, as determined by a balance test.
Two recent studies showed some novel findings on the causes of autism and one of its symptoms.
A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine has drawn an association between red meat consumption and Type-2 diabetes. This is hardly the first time red meat has been accused of increasing a person’s risk of Type-2 diabetes, but what makes this study different from the rest is its size.
Medications typically prescribed to treat heart failure and high blood pressure could potentially be used to battle obesity and the combination of disorders known as metabolic syndrome, according to new research.
As the MERS-Coronavirus continues to spread, it seems little can be done to keep the virus at bay. In the past week the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported nine new cases of the virus.
Anyone who has struggled to drop a pound or two has, inevitably, secretly wished this could all be done by taking a magic pill. But those serious about health and wellness know there is no substitute for healthy eating and vigorous exercise. There is, sad to say, no magic pill. Or is there?
Regions of the brain tailored to respond to human voices are poorly connected to reward-processing circuits in autistic kids, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine.
No matter how excellent a woman’s bone density is, a high salt diet after menopause raises her risk of breaking a bone according to a recent study.
A new study finds skipping breakfast causes acute or rapid onset insulin resistance in overweight women. Chronic insulin resistance is a risk factor for diabetes suggesting that if breakfast is repeatedly omitted, it may contribute to an individual developing type 2 diabetes.
A new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center shows obese adolescents are more likely to have hearing loss problems than their normal-weight peers.
Stress and high fat diets are common factors that cause weight gain, but researchers at John Curtin School of Medical Research have linked short-term antidepressant use to long-term weight gain as well.
Profit-sharing arrangements between generic and brand name drug companies that preserve patents and prevent competition are not inherently legal, and can be challenged as anti-competitive, the US Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
Although a working vaccine was developed around 90 years ago, cases of whooping cough, known by the medical term pertussis, persist in the United States, with about 28,000 cases in 2010 – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers from the University of Chicago have found that people who don’t get enough sleep at night are more likely to get the munchies and end up overeating.
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- One who indulges in light, playful chatter; a banterer; a quiz.
- Eric Gill (1882–1940)