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Long-term Exposure to Aircraft Noise Linked to High Blood Pressure

The latest study on airport noise spotlights the potentially negative relationship between aircraft sounds and human health.

Whole-Wheat Bread May Only Be Better Than White for Some People

Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods."

How Baby Boomers Are Shaking Up the Retirement Home Biz

Jimmy Buffet has the right idea with his line of Latitude Margaritaville 'active adult' communities. What are other places doing already?

Drinking Transforms Your Personality Less Than You Think

How much does your personality change when you're drunk? You might be surprised by the findings of a study from the University of Missouri.

Does Alternate-Day Fasting Work? It Depends on the Person

It's a popular dieting trend but in this first long-term study, researchers found mixed results on the effectiveness of alternate-day fasting.

Worrying Has Some Benefits After All, Research Shows

Worrying can be detrimental to a person's health, but — in the right amounts — it can also promote well-being.

Climb Stairs Instead of Guzzling Caffeine for an Energy Boost

Take the stairs instead of the elevator on your way to the office, and you might not need that morning cup of joe for energy. (You'll probably still want it, though.)

Another Strike Against the Black Jelly Bean

It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.

Yoga Makes People Super Emotional. But Why?

Emotions can get the best of you when you're in corpse pose. The reason why is somewhat of a mystery, but science and yogis have some pretty good guesses.

You Might Need Half as Much Vitamin D as Previously Thought

When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome on the Brain

The disorder can affect as many as 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 44. And, until now, it's been frustratingly difficult to figure out the root cause.

How Dietary Supplements Work

There's so much information (and misinformation) out there about dietary supplements, it can be hard to know what to believe. Here are some general guidelines.

One Vaccine Breakthrough in the 1960s Has Prevented 10 Million Deaths

A new study examines the impact of the WI-38 human cell strain, from lives saved to cases of disease prevented.

Far More Plants Get Consumed Thanks to Meat Eaters, Not Vegetarians

Your burger used to be a cow. When you factor in the plants that cow ate along the way to becoming a burger, meat eaters are vegetable-consuming machines.

Glacier Cave Explorers Hunt Vanishing Beauty, Scientific Evidence

The icy spectacles are growing in many places, with the help of glacial melt and warmer summers.

Study Finds No Link Between Inactivity and Weight Gain

Links between inactivity and heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer are still solid though.

FDA Will Soon Help You Calculate How Much Added Sugar You're Eating

Ever wonder how much added sugar is in that snack you're eating? By 2018, it'll be much easier to track added sugars, thanks to some mandatory FDA labeling requirements.

Some People Are Smoking Scorpions to Get High

Isn't that just one long and toxic cocktail of intense pain?

Here's Some New Teen Lingo for You: Dripping

There's a new risky behavior gaining popularity among teens, and it involves e-cigarettes.

Is a Hormone in Our Brains the Key to Burning Fat?

Biologists in San Diego have pinpointed a hormone in roundworms that could one day be the key to fat-burning drugs.

Why the Victorians Thought Green Tea Caused Hallucinations

Is there any kernel of truth to the late-1800s belief that a cup of the green stuff could cause the brain to go all trippy?

Transcendental Meditation Shown to Reduce Trauma in Female Inmates

A limited study of female prisoners shows some promising results in improving their mental health.

Celebrity TV Chefs Fail at Food Safety, New Study Finds

A new analysis of the actions portrayed on TV cooking shows finds that food personalities need to up their safety game.

5 Tips to Finally Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Don't quit! You can accomplish your workout resolutions by taking some simple steps psychologists recommend.

What's the Protocol of Inviting a Recovering Alcoholic to an Event With Drinks?

We talk with addiction specialists and recovering alcoholics to find out whether the host should hold off on the booze, give a heads-up, or do nothing.


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