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Sugar isn’t just empty, fattening calories – it’s making us sick

Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in...

When her smartwatch indicated she might be in AFib, she thought it was a...

Megan Buchholz groggily read the notification from her smartwatch. Its vibration had roused her out of a deep sleep. At 3 a.m. on a Monday this...

Diet low in or without meat may help lower cancer risk

Scientists from the University of Oxford found that eating meat five times or less per week is associated with lower overall cancer risk. They examined...

Vegetarian women have higher risk of hip fracture

In a study from the University of Leeds, scientists found that middle-aged women with a vegetarian diet had a 33% higher risk of hip...

A new anti-platelet drug shows potential for treating blood vessel clots in heart attacks,...

Clots obstruct blood vessels and can be deadly. They cause heart attack, stroke and are also a major problem in severe cases of COVID-19...

Giant meteorite impacts created Earth’s continents, shows study

New Curtin study has provided the strongest evidence yet that Earth’s continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts that were particularly prevalent during the...

Salt substitution could prevent almost half a million heart deaths every year

Scientists from The George Institute found that replacing regular household salt with potassium-enriched salt substitutes in China could prevent nearly half a million cardiovascular...

Common antibiotic use in middle life linked to cognitive decline

In a study from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard, scientists found a link between the use of antibiotics by middle-aged women and cognitive decline...

This high-protein plant could help reduce blood sugar after meals

Scientists from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found that Mankai, a new high-protein aquatic plant strain of duckweed, could help control blood sugar. The...

How Ukraine war has changed global energy policies

Fears about energy independence in the wake of the war in Ukraine that caused an oil and gas supply crisis have accelerated the global...

Replacing red meat with poultry may lower breast cancer risk

In a study from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, scientists found that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer,...

Obesity and diabetes: 2 reasons why we should be worried about the plastics that...

Today, nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of youth are obese. This trend is on the upswing and the worldwide population is...

Scientists find leisure activities that may lower your risk of dementia

Scientists from Peking University found leisure activities, such as reading a book, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends may help lower...

Mental health may influence your risk of breakthrough COVID-19

In a recent study from UC San Francisco, scientists found that people who are vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 and have a history of certain mental...

One artery number can predict higher risks of heart attack, stroke

In a recent study, scientists from Erasmus MC found that the diameter of the thoracic aorta is a biomarker for heart attacks and other...

Editors Picks

Planet 9 is running out of places to hide

We have a pretty good idea of what lurks within our solar system. We know there isn’t a Mars-sized planet orbiting between Jupiter and Saturn,...

Citizen astronomer helps find more than 30 ultracool dwarf binary systems

A citizen astronomer participating in the U.S. National Science Foundation-supported Backyard Worlds program examined archival data provided by the Community Science & Data Center...

Earth’s magnetic field almost completely collapsed 550 million years ago

More than half a billion years ago, Earth experienced an almost-complete collapse of its magnetic field. It began in the early Cambrian period. Then, after...

Scientists discover places on the moon where it’s always ‘sweater weather’

People could potentially live and work in lunar pits and caves with steady temperatures in the 60s. Future human explorers on the moon might have...

Scientists discover the heaviest neutron star to date

A dense, collapsed star spinning 707 times per second — making it one of the fastest spinning neutron stars in the Milky Way galaxy...