Skin Health: The Creatures That Live on Your Body

MedicineNet.com Head Lice These tiny insects can live in your hair and drink blood from your scalp. They're generally not dangerous, just itchy and contagious. They're common in elementary school kids. You can buy shampoos over...

The 23 Best Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who’ve Actually Lose Weight

“Don’t feel like you have to go to the gym.” By Lesley Rotchford and Charlotte Hilton Andersen There's no doubt that enlisting a trusted registered dietitian is the way to go when you're attempting to make a big change to your...

10 Health Benefits Of Ginger That Are Seriously Impressive

By Marissa Miller Apparently ginger is a starring ingredient in many green juices for good reason. While the ancient root has long been touted a sick-day panacea in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, the overall health benefits...

Teens get more sleep with later school start time, researchers find

When Seattle Public Schools announced that it would reorganize school start times across the district for the fall of 2016, the massive undertaking took more than a year to deploy. Elementary schools started earlier,...

Stem cell researchers develop promising technique to generate new muscle cells in lab

To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into muscle....

Ritalin drives greater connection between brain areas key to memory, attention

There's a reason so many children are prescribed methylphenidate, better known by the trade name Ritalin: it helps kids quell attention and hyperactivity problems and sit still enough to focus on a school lesson. The...

Scientists discover the Dracula ant is the world’s fastest mover

The Week Insect uses lethal speed of its spring-loaded mandibles to stun or kill prey A new study of the Dracula ant has found that it is the fastest animal in the world. According to a new...

Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl Doubled Every Year From 2013 to 2016

By Jamie Ducharme - Time Drug overdose deaths involving the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl are on the rise, and the number of fentanyl-related deaths roughly doubled each year from 2013 through 2016, according to new...

8 Ways to Keep Winter From Making Your Dry Eyes Worse

By Korin Miller-  Self Winter isn’t exactly kind to the moisture-loving areas of your body. Your skin, hair, and nails are all at risk of getting seriously dried out. Your eyes are no exception since...

What Is Keto Rash And Do I Need To Worry About It?

Isn't the keto flu enough? By Kate Bratskeir The keto diet is actually all the rage right now (just ask Jenna Jameson)—and while it can definitely lead to weight loss, it can also have some...less than pleasant side effects...

How to avoid dry lips this winter

Lips are especially vulnerable to dehydration when it's cold outside. By Dr. Marie-Louise Daly, Consultant Dermatologist Dry, cracked lips are a sign that winter is in full swing, and sometimes no amount of chapstick seems to help....

7 reasons to visit your pharmacist

Can't get an GP appointment with your GP? The health experts on the high street can help! By Rita Ghelani Need some last minute medical advice? Help is at hand, and it's closer than you think. Pharmacists...

5 reasons why your period may have stopped

Keep missing your period but you're definitely not pregnant? We speak to the experts about irregular menstruation. By Tracey Lattimore Most of us curse the onset of that monthly cycle, but what happens when your periods suddenly...

Intermittent fasting: should you skip breakfast?

We speak to a dietician about weight loss and the most important meal of the day. By Kajsa Ernestam You will have heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But...

What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health

Research in recent years has linked a person's physical or social environment to their well-being. Stress wears down the body and compromises the immune system, leaving a person more vulnerable to illnesses and other...

Study examines disruption of circadian rhythm as risk factor for diseases

USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to diseases when its natural rhythm is disrupted. This dual function of the nuclear receptor...

A Promising Way to Help Drug Users Is ‘Severely Lacking’ Around the World, Report...

By Jamie Ducharme -Time Global funding for harm reduction programs is in “crisis,” according to the latest Global State of Harm Reduction report, potentially threatening the effectiveness of HIV, hepatitis and drug overdose relief programs...

Brain activity shows development of visual sensitivity in autism

Research investigating how the brain responds to visual patterns in people with autism has shown that sensory responses change between childhood and adulthood. The differences observed between adult and young people mimicked those seen in a...

CoolSculpting: The celebrity-approved treatment that freezes your unwanted fat

By Michelle Gant-Fox News Body contouring is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, according to the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But with the potential risks associated...

The CDC Reminds You to Avoid Raw Cookie Dough This Holiday Season

By Raisa Bruner - Time The holidays can be a time of joy, but they can also be a challenge. Just think of all the cookies: delicious — but definitely not to be eaten before...