Stress affects the very fibers of your body. For example, telomeres in our DNA are like the banding at the end of your shoelaces: They are protective casings at the
Getting sick from time to time is a fact of life. Our bodies are pretty impressive infection fighters, but sometimes even the best immune systems have lapses that leave us
In the Goldendale community, Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) is reporting an unusually high number of strep throat cases in the past year. Even more alarming is the number of recurring
At IDWeek 2017 medical professionals shared an important warning: too many dentists are overprescribing antibiotics, to disastrous effect. When antibiotics are prescribed too freely, they can lead to the spread
In Brazil, researchers are testing a technique on mice that could possibly treat skin cancer. The technique involves applying a low-intensity unidirectional current that allows chemical substances to penetrate the
This year is shaping up to be a very good one for mental health awareness. Patrick J. Kennedy and Mariel Hemingway have both been announced as keynote speakers at the
After cancer treatments rendered her sister unable to carry a child, a Long Island woman has given birth to her identical twin’s baby in the ultimate act of sisterly love.
If you’re still looking for a reason to shed those last few pounds, this may be it. According to new research, your weight in middle age won’t just determine whether
New evidence suggests that dentists are taking out wisdom teeth too often, causing patients millions of extra dollars, reports Discovery News. In their report, published in the British Dental Journal,
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that affects about 18 million Americans. On an average night, someone suffering from obstructive sleep apnea might stop breathing 60 times per hour.