Health

Sleep Myths Debunked By New Study

Many popular notions about sleep have little basis in fact, but we tend to accept them as fact. Now, researchers at NYU Langone Health’s School of Medicine have conducted a study to debunk the most common sleep myths. The results…

Dental Whitening Strips May Be Damaging Your Teeth

A newly released study has found that the active ingredient in most over-the-counter dental whitening strips may be damaging teeth more than previously believed. The study, led by Kelly Keenan, an associate professor of chemistry at Stockton University in New…

Measles on Track to Highest Levels In Twenty Years

In case you have not yet heard, the childhood disease known simply as measles is on the rise again, after decades of vaccinations saw it nearly eradicated.  As a matter of fact the first three months of this year has already…

Study: 20 Minutes In Nature Reduces Stress

A study by the University of Michigan is suggesting that taking a short walk in nature may be helpful in preventing burn-out from stress. According to the new study, spending 20 minutes in nature can significantly lower a person’s stress…

Ebola Cases In Congo Outbreak Rise To More Than 1,000

The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reported that the number of cases in the latest Ebola outbreak has now surpassed 1,000. The number of cases stands at 1,009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 probable….

New York County Bars Unvaccinated Minors From Public Places

Rockland County in New York has issued an order barring minors who are not vaccinated against measles from public places for the next thirty days. The order, issued by county executive Ed Day, bars anyone unvaccinated who is under 18…

Bayer Loses Second Roundup Cancer Case

Bayer AG (ETR: BAYN) has lost a second case involving allegations that its glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer has caused cancer in a user of the product. A U.S. jury ruled unanimously in 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman’s favor after five days of…

A Midday Nap Could Be Good For You

It is common to put small children down for a nap in the middle of the day.  It makes sense, of course, because infants and toddlers grow at a faster rate than adults; and growth is exhausting.  So naps are a normal…

Flu Season In Decline, But Still Active

This flu season is now in decline, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials at the agency say there is a 90 percent chance that the flu season has reached its peak. Widespread prevalence of the…

Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus

In just the second case ever, an HIV-positive adult has been cleared of the virus. Testing by HIV scientists and doctors show that the infected man now has no signs of the virus in his blood. The patient’s name, nationality…