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Obesity Risk In US Children Rise During Summer Breaks: Study

According to researchers, summer breaks actually lead to increases in obesity in children more than the time kids are in school. This tells parents the fight against obesity requires effort throughout the year.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 3, 2016

Device Use During Bedtime Doubles Risks Of Poor Sleep In Children

Device use has been shown earlier to lead to sleeping problems. Now, researchers are saying using smartphones or tablets in bed specifically doubles risks of poor sleep in children.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 1, 2016

NASA Discovers Rapidly Spinning 'Pumpkin Stars' Producing 100 Times More X-Rays Than The Sun

Combined observations from NASA's Kepler and Swift missions have resulted in the discovery of 'pumpkin stars.' Although they are named quaintly, these stars can be bigger than the sun and produce exponentially more X-ray emissions.

Space October 29, 2016

Researchers Discover Physical Source Of Depression

Researchers have uncovered the physical source of depression in the brain, allowing them to take a step closer toward helping improve treatment options for a condition that affects millions of Americans.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 22, 2016

Researchers Create 3D Atomic-Level Image Of Brain’s Marijuana Receptor

Researchers are taking a closer look at the brain to better understand how THC affects the body, creating a 3D image of the brain’s marijuana receptor to facilitate their work.

Neuroscience October 22, 2016

Suffering From Jet Lag? A Blast Of Low-Oxygen Air Might Just Be What You Need

Frequent travelers experience jet lag a lot and it’s never pleasant. According to researchers, getting your circadian rhythm on track again and getting proper sleep may just be a blast of low-oxygen air away.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 21, 2016

Ancient DNA Reveals Mysterious Species In Cave Art To Be Unidentified Bison-Cattle Hybrid

Today’s European bison is descended from the mysterious species researchers found in cave paintings in Ice Age caves. After examining ancient DNA, it has been revealed that the species is a bison-cattle hybrid.

Ancient October 19, 2016

Ancient Humans Influenced HPV Spread: Hominid ‘Hanky Panky’ Gave Rise To Sexually Transmitted Infections

Our ancestors certainly got busy in the past and this 'hanky panky' led not only to gene pool diversification but also to the spread of sexually transmitted infections, giving rise to HPV prevalence today.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 19, 2016

Fewer, Later Cervical Cancer Screenings May Be Prescribed After Women Get HPV Shots

Got your HPV shots? According to new research, women may undergo cervical cancer screening less frequently and at a later date if they have been vaccinated against the virus.

Public Health October 18, 2016

Can’t Get To 10,000 Steps? Take Fewer, Faster Steps Instead

Walking has long been considered as a great form of physcal activity. If you’re having trouble meeting the 10,000-step requirement, researchers want you to keep this in mind: less can be more.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 17, 2016

Americans Are Empathetic: US Ranks In Top 10 Countries With Most Empathy

Tensions are high in the United States right now because of the elections, but while it may appear that everyone’s retreated to their own sides, a study has ranked the country as one of the most empathetic in the world.

Life & Style October 17, 2016

New Wonder Drug? New Ibuprofen Formulation Touted As Safer, Offering Faster Pain Relief Than Current Version

Researchers have developed a new formulation for ibuprofen. According to a study, ibuprofen arginine is effective at addressing the pitfalls the drug’s current version has.

Medicine October 15, 2016

There's A Plant In Japan That Neither Photosynthesizes Nor Blooms

A new plant species has been discovered on Japan's Kuroshima Island. Called Gastrodia kuroshimensis, the plant species is unique in that it neither photosynthesizes nor blooms.

Earth/Environment October 15, 2016

Efforts To End Global Tuberculosis Epidemic Falling Short, Says WHO

According to a WHO report, efforts to curb tuberculosis cases around the world are there but countries are not doing enough to meet targets necessary to end the epidemic once and for all.

Public Health October 15, 2016

NIH, Emory Researchers Achieve Sustained HIV Remission In Monkeys

NIH and Emory University researchers have found that it’s possible for the simian immunodeficiency virus, HIV’s form in primates, to undergo sustained remission. This opens up the possibility of sustained HIV remission in human patients.

Medicine October 14, 2016

Ancient Star Remains Found At The Center Of The Milky Way

Using an infrared telescope, researchers got a clearer view of the center of the Milky Way, discovering that the galaxy’s core features remnants of ancient stars called RR Lyrae.

Space October 14, 2016

High-Protein Diets Negate Diabetes-Related Benefits Of Weight Loss

Eating meat is one of the easiest ways to fulfill protein requirements for the day. However, researchers have found that women who ate too much protein had low insulin sensitivity, negating the diabetes benefits gleaned from weight loss.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 13, 2016

First Space Nation 'Asgardia' Announced

There’s a new nation in town and it’s the first one to be located in space. Full-fledged and fully independent, Asgardia aims to promote peace in space and bring commerce and science to the next level.

Space October 12, 2016

Using Same Hospital Bed As A Patient Given Antibiotics Increases Risks Of Clostridium Infection

Hospital beds are usually associated with getting better but a new study is saying this may depend on who used it before. If the previous patient received antibiotics, the subsequent patient is likelier to develop a Clostridium infection, report researchers.

Public Health October 11, 2016

Mylan Pays Medicaid $465 Million For Overpriced EpiPens: What Are The Most Expensive Drugs In America?

Many prescription medications already carry sky-high price tags and it doesn’t look like prices are going to drop anytime soon. What are the most expensive drugs in America?

Medicine October 9, 2016

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