A recent study published in the American Journal of Human Biology suggests that people with previous tattoo experience may have a better immune response to new tattoos than those being inked for the first time. That’s the finding if you read the open access journal article, anyway.
Domestic violence is a women’s health issue. It can be screened for, like cancer; its treatment can be as essential and lifesaving as reproductive care. DV does not discriminate—it is not restricted by gender, sexual orientation, education level, religion, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, and it affects millions of women each year. Yet it is consistently relegated to the background, the dirty secret no one wants to talk about.
If you have been on the Internet this week, you may have come across a study reportedly showing that vitamin C can be as good for your heart as exercise. Several outlets breathlessly reported the finding under giddy headlines suggesting it was time to cancel that gym membership and stock up on orange juice
What are "human" antibiotics, and why should consumers be wary of them?
For every elected official who carefully educates themselves on the facts and research prior to making an informed decision, there are a dozen more who have no problem shooting their mouths off on talking points they do not understand. As we learned last night in the second Republican presidential primary debate, many of the frontrunners for the Republican Presidential candidate belong firmly in the latter group. Let’s review.
Once the symptoms of a stroke begin—your face begins to droop, an arm feels suddenly weak, you find yourself struggling to speak—you have less than six hours to get to a medical center for treatment. That six hour window is the magic number: Patients treated soon after the onset of a stroke are more likely to survive and less likely to suffer disabilities after three months.
When it comes to organ donation, are the rich and famous stuck in the same frightening holding pattern as the rest of the people in need, or is there a way for them to jump the line?
Many Americans are still mired in the ignorance, fear-mongering, and stigmatization that defined the HIV epidemic in the 1980s.
"Your Baby Looks Like Your Ex—Shocking New Research Shows Previous Partners' Sperm May Lurk Inside You."
Catchy headline, right? When you write about science on the Internet, that's really the key.
Based on decades of scientific research and medical knowledge, yes. Obesity is a major cause for concern worldwide and, if unaddressed, its prevalence will continue to increase, bringing with it health, sociological, and economic consequences.
Last month, several fast-food chains announced that they would be eliminating the use of antibiotics in their chicken products. This week, genetically modified organisms (GMO) are the cause de rigeuer in the food industry as Chipotle announced that it successfully eliminated all GMO ingredients from foods served in its U.S. restaurants.
Researchers at the European Project SEMEOTICONS (an awkward acronym for "SEMEiotic Oriented Technology for Individual's CardiOmetabolic risk self-assessmeNt and Self-monitoring") have developed a smart mirror prototype that may help improve your health.
Science brought us some good news last week: you may be able to recast your procrastination on YouTube as a form of digital pet therapy. A new study, published in Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that watching cat videos on the internet might actually be good for you.