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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.

Is It Legal to Give Your Pet Medical Marijuana?

Many Americans who've benefited from using medical marijuana are wondering whether they can get a prescription for their pets, too.

U.S. Gets a C- on Ocean Health

What’s behind the mediocre grade, and who gave it?

Bigger Muscles Don't Mean Stronger Muscles, Ya Meatheads

It seems intuitive: Getting ripped at the gym increases your strength, right? Some researchers are challenging the link between muscle size and muscle strength.

All Hyped Up? Weirdly, the Best Thing for You Might Be a Stimulant

With the right diagnosis and in the right doses, the right stimulant can do what it sounds like it shouldn’t: Keep the overstimulated calm and cool.

Working Out Mad Can Cause Some Serious Heart Problems

Being upset isn't good for heart health. But being upset and working out like a fiend can triple your risk of heart attack.

Scientists Get Serious About Measuring E-cig Puffs

Vaping's a pretty new phenomenon, so we're still in the dark as to what an average e-cigarette or vaping user inhales and discharges. That could change soon though.

FDA Redefining 'Healthy' for First Time in Decades, Wants Your Input

The FDA hopes to take a more nuanced, modern approach with guidelines for the term "healthy" — and it's asking for public input. It's not just about low fat anymore.


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