Smoking is a notoriously bad habit that's extremely hard to shake, but one new study shows that with help from Twitter of all things, smokers actually have a good chance of quitting.
In the first study of its kind in nearly a full century, researchers have found that rats in New York City are still hosting fleas that can carry dangerous plague pathogens. But don't panic just yet. The infamous Black Death, which still exists in the United States, was not found in these fleas, meaning that professionals simply need to be vigilant.
Exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA), a material commonly used in a variety of plastic consumer food and beverage containers, may be linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to new research.
In a bizarre turn of events, human feces of all things is threatening Mount Everest, causing pollution and possibly spreading disease on the world's highest peak, officials announced Tuesday.
We all worry about Alzheimer's disease from time-to-time, especially if we've had the unfortunate experience of watching a loved one suffer from it late in life. Now new research has revealed that a key hallmark of the encroaching disease, the accumulation of an abnormal protein in the brain, can start in people as young as 20 years old - younger than scientists ever imagined.
According to a new study, how you perform on a treadmill can predict a person's mortality.
Recent research has just revealed that feeding babies peanuts could halt the development of a food allergy, and now a new study indicates that these same nuts can make you live longer.
Lyme disease: it's a pain for people both figuratively and physically. And for as long as the disease has been around, people have placed the blame squarely on the deer tick. Now new research has revealed that birds, of all things, should also be sharing a great deal of the blame, as they serve as ideal incubators and distributors of the disease.
In what is a rather sad study, researchers revealed that in about the last 15 years, suicide rates among US adults have risen by 40 percent.
Aggressive boys, it turns out, develop into stronger teens compared to their weaker counterparts, a new study says.
In what can be considered an eating marathon of sorts, new research has indicated that on-and-off fasting could help increase your lifespan.
People who sleep too much, that is, more than 8 hours a day, have a higher risk of stroke, according to a new study.
Common food additives, it turns out, may cause obesity and metabolic syndrome, among other conditions, according to a new study.
Let's be honest, a LOT of things can supposedly give you cancer, especially considering that cancer is nothing more than mutated cells forgetting where they are supposed to be. Radiation, toxins, and even inflammation can all screw with the natural order of things. Now, researchers are adding a new item to the ever-growing list of carcinogens: amber food coloring.
Researchers have determined that antibiotic-resistant malaria is spreading once again, making its way from the little-known country of Myanmar to India. This has experts panicking, because if this strain of resistance travels from Asia into mosquito populations on the African sub-continent, millions of lives could be at risk.