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Hand sanitizers effective, but handwashing is better

Whether they dangle from keychains, spritz from pens or froth and pump out of clinic and classroom dispensers, hand sanitizers are convenient alternatives to...

This year, let’s make standard time permanent

Never again. After we turn back the clocks one hour on the morning of Nov. 3, Washington University in St. Louis chronobiologist Erik Herzog wants...

Yes, the research confirms Managers shouldn’t sleep with subordinates

U.S. Rep. Katie Hill recently stepped down after information about an affair with a campaign staffer, and allegations of one with a congressional staffer,...

What time of day should I take my medicine?

Whether you need to take a drug at a specific time of day depends on the medication and the condition you are treating. For some...

This walking exercise could improve fitness and health in older people

Many people carry around pedometers to track the number of steps they walk every day. The target number: 10,000 steps, as a foundation for...

To lose weight successfully, eat big lunch and small dinner

In a new study, researchers found when you eat rather than what you eat could have a bigger impact on your weight loss. The new...

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...

Many Americans don’t know how to prevent cancer

In a new national survey, researchers found only 25% of U.S. adults report incorporating cancer prevention into their daily lives. This is the finding of...

Better way to treat insomnia and sleep apnea

OSA patients—who comprise around 10% of the general population—suffer from frequent airway narrowing events during sleep which leads to poor quality of sleep and...

Your neighborhood’s walkability may be a trick-or-treat for your heart all year

If you're trick-or-treating through a walkable neighborhood on Halloween, go back and do it again the next day, and the day after that –...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...