Infertility: all sex and no play

By Jennifer van der Kwast Years ago, before having a baby was ever even a notion, I'd read a phrase I'm about 80 per cent certain I can quote verbatim: Having sex with someone you...

Work Emails May Be Taking a Toll on Your Mental Health — And Your...

By Jamie Ducharme Responding to a late-night email might win you points with your boss, but it won’t do you any favors at home, a new study suggests. Being expected to monitor work emails 24/7 may...

Colorectal Cancers Are Increasing in Millennials—7 Symptoms to Know

By Korin Miller You’d be hard-pressed to find many millennials concerned about colorectal cancer. (Since cancer that affects the colon, aka large intestine, and rectum, which connects the colon to the anus, are so similar, they're...

The 7 High-Protein Ingredients R.D.s Always Have In Their Kitchens

By Audrey Bruno Properly stocking your kitchen is the first step towards healthier eating habits. Because when your fridge, freezer, and pantry are packed with good-for-you ingredients, delicious and nutritious meals practically cook themselves. There are many...

Here’s Why a Diverse Diet May Not Be the Healthiest Choice

By Alice Park Most healthy eating advice focuses on eating a variety of foods to ensure you’re sampling from a range of different food groups. That way, health experts say, you’re more likely to get...

‘I Drink This Tea Every Day To Stay Regular’

"Poops became a daily thing!" By Elyse Kaye as told to Jessica Migala Some people have coffee every single day—I have lemon-ginger tea. I've never been able to stand coffee (I know, it's a very polarizing thing to say)....

9 High-Protein Vegetables That Will Fill You Up Fast

You’ll be a lean, green, fighting machine. By Marissa Miller Popeye is notorious for showing off his massive biceps. His secret? Spinach. But that isn’t your only ticket to the gun show. According to Rosanne Rust, R.DN., many vegetables...

Scientists find that common dietary elements cure lethal infections, eliminating the need for antibiotics

Antibiotic use is driving an epidemic of antibiotic resistance, as more susceptible bacteria are killed but more resilient strains live on and multiply with abandon. But if antibiotics aren't the end-all solution for infectious...

Primate study offers clues to evolution of speech

New research examining the brains and vocal repertoires of primates offers important insight into the evolution of human speech. The vocal tract and larynx is similar in form and function amongst virtually all terrestrial mammals,...

Early age of type 1 diabetes diagnosis linked to shorter life expectancy, compared to...

Life-expectancy for individuals with younger-onset disease is on average 16 years shorter compared to people without diabetes, and 10 years shorter for those diagnosed at an older age Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a...

A Varied Diet Could Lead to Health Problems, Research Suggests

By Kashmira Gander The advice that a varied diet is a healthy one risks encouraging people to eat unhealthy foods, raising their chances of disease, experts have warned. The American Heart Association (AHA) arrived at this conclusion following a...

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, New Research Shows

By Alice Park Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C.,...

US sees spike in pregnant women addicted to painkillers

AFP Most of the deaths involved opioid painkillers, many taken in combination with anti-anxiety drugs Women who abuse opioids while pregnant risk maternal death, preterm birth, and stillbirth TAMPA: Over the past 15 years, the...

How To Tell Someone You Have Herpes

It's honestly NBD. By Claire Lampen Truth: The majority of people likely have some form of herpes (yep, that's right). An estimated 67 percent of people worldwide under the age of 50 are carrying the oral strain (HSV-1), and...

Can Eating Poppy Seed Bagels Really Make You Test Positive For Opioids On A...

It apparently happened to one Maryland woman—while she was in labor. By Korin Miller Elizabeth Eden of Towson Maryland tested positive for opiates after eating a poppy seed bagel before giving birth to her daughter. Though...

4 Migraine Treatments That Might Actually Work

No, hiding out under the covers isn't on the list. By The Editors Of Women's Health Let's talk migraines: Specifically how freaking incapacitating they can be. As if that familiar migraine pain weren't enough—you know, that squeezing sensation and brain...

New discovery sheds light on proteins critical in mood and behavior disorders

Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) have found new evidence of how certain transport proteins are working at the molecular level, paving the way for new, improved drugs to treat psychiatric disorders. ...

‘Believing you’re a winner’ gives men a testosterone boost and promiscuous disposition

A new study shows that men only have to believe they've bested another man in competition to get raised testosterone levels and an inflated sense of their own value as a sexual prospect. Scientists found...

Exercise linked to improved mental health, but more may not always be better

A study of 1.2 million people in the USA has found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month, compared to people who do not exercise. The...

Wearing boxer shorts boosts sperm count, scientists say

Looser fitting underpants keep testicles cool, resulting in 25% more sperm being produced Ian Sample Science editor Men who want to boost their sperm counts may want to swap their tight-fitting underpants for more roomy boxers...