Tell Me The Truth: Can You Overdose On Gummy Vitamins?

Put down the Flintstones bottle. By Mallory Creveling Gummy vitamins are delicious AF—and they're technically for kids, so you can basically just pop 'em as you please, right? Not exactly. I mean, they're still vitamins after all. “Any kind of chewable vitamin...

Team finds missing immune cells that could fight lethal brain tumors

Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body's immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body's defenses. Where the T-cells go...

First study on physical properties of giant cancer cells may inform new treatments

Polyploidal cancer cells—cells that have more than two copies of each chromosome—are much larger than most other cancer cells, are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments and are associated with disease relapse. A new...

3-D printed biomaterials for bone tissue engineering

When skeletal defects are unable to heal on their own, bone tissue engineering(BTE), a developing field in orthopedics can combine materials science, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to facilitate bone repair. Materials scientists aim to engineer an ideal biomaterial that can mimic natural bone with cost-effective...

The surprising way emotions can affect your gut health

And vice versa, reveals a psychiatrist for the stomach By Dr Yoram Inspector Some call the gut our 'third brain' due to its incredible sophistication and Giulia Enders argues rightly in her wonderful book Gut: The Inside Story...

The link between acne and mental illness

By Evelyn Lewin For Marta Browne, having acne as a teenager was awful: she was bullied constantly, aggrieved by her tight, sore skin, and suffered from depression and anxiety. The effects carried through to her 20s, when...

What Is La Crosse Encephalitis? Mosquito Bite Nearly Kills 6-Year-Old

By Jenni Fink A North Carolina mother is warning other parents about the dangers of mosquitos after her son contracted the rare disease, La Crosse encephalitis (LACV), from a mosquito bite. La Crosse encephalitis is a...

This May Be the Secret to Feeling Younger and Living Longer

By Jamie Ducharme Studies suggest that feeling younger may actually help you live to be older. Now, new research points to a way to keep that youthful state of mind, at least for elderly adults:...

7 Things You Shouldn’t Rely on for Sun Protection

By Laurel Naversen Geraghty, M.D. There’s a wide range of perspectives when it comes to spending time in the sun: Some people head to the beach with the sole purpose of leaving with a tan (I’ll...

8 Reasons You’re Waking Up Mid-Sleep, and How to Fix Them

By Nina Bahadur Talk about a rude awakening. One minute you’re snoozing peacefully, the next you’re wide awake in the dead of night. Sound familiar? Unless you’re blessed enough to conk out like the most determined of...

Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhoea deaths by a third in Malawi

A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study led by scientists at the University...

Rude to your coworker? Think of the children

When people are rude to their coworkers or treat them badly, they probably don't realize the unintended victims in that encounter could be the coworkers' children. Women who experience incivility in the workplace are...

Depressed teens, depressed parents

The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviors, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked, according to research presented at the annual convention...

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to...

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)....