Public Health

Daylight Saving Time may have long-term effects on your health

In a new study, researchers found the annual transition to and from daylight saving time (DST) has clinical implications that last longer than the...

Heavy smoking could cause faces to look older

In a new study, researchers found "smoker's Face," a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects...

Zombie flu: How the 1919 influenza pandemic fueled the rise of the living dead

Zombies have lurched to the center of Halloween culture, with costumes proliferating as fast as the monsters themselves. This year, you can dress as a...

Get your flu shot in October, early November to stay flu-free

The change of season in October and November brings in crisp, fall weather for the majority of the United States. Many begin to look toward...

Hygiene products linked to high chemicals in women’s blood

In a new study, researchers found women who use a vaginal douche could be at a higher risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals. The...

BPA-free plastics may play a role inflammation, obesity

In a new study, researchers found a compound used to reduce public exposure to possible toxic effects of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) may...

How to keep flu germs from spreading in your home

Flu season can take its toll on your health, but one way to fight the virus is to stop the spread of germs at...

Even short-term ‘vaping’ causes inflammation in non-smokers

In a new study, researchers found e-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers. Even short-term e-cig use can cause...

Cataract surgery could protect you from car accidents, new study shows

In a new study, researchers used a driving simulator to test patients’ vision before and after cataract surgery. They found that near misses and crashes...

Bigger spend, same end: Medicare could save money in post-hospital care

Picture a woman in her 60s, in the hospital, after a heart attack or hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her care...

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Scientists tap unused energy source to power future smart sensor networks

The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed a...

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs,...

Hubble Telescope finds best evidence for elusive mid-size black hole

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe. Hubble confirms that this...

COVID-19 is here. How long will it last?

With COVID-19 case numbers climbing dramatically in the United States and millions of people sheltered in their homes to help quell the outbreak, many...

The pros and cons of radiotherapy for cancer: will it work for you?

In a new paper, researchers suggest that women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side...

This new treatment could improves blood sugar, liver health in type 2 diabetes

In a new study, researchers found that people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who underwent a novel, minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure called Revita...