Month: October 2014

Young invincibles seeking more preventive care

New research found the number of millennials using preventive care services increased slightly since a provision of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Researchers from the University of California San […]

Google working on cancer-detecting pill

Google’s latest X lab project is a pill that could detect cancer in a person’s body. The pill, which is still in the experimental stage, is filled with tiny magnetic particles. […]

New look at artificial sweeteners

Foods sweetened with artificial sweeteners may not be a guilt-free way to enjoy treats after all. New research suggests artificial sweeteners may change the microbes living in our intestines, which can […]

Study: Soda ages the body

A daily soda habit could age you as much as smoking cigarettes, according to new research. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health found regular soda consumption […]

Poll: Most believe Ebola spreads by sneeze, cough

Most people in the U.S. believe Ebola can be transmitted through a sneeze or cough, according to a new poll. (Spoiler: Ebola is not spread through sneezing or coughing.) Researchers at the […]

Nurses feel unprepared for Ebola

A recent survey of nurses found the majority of nurses don’t feel safe or prepared for the unfolding Ebola situation. The survey, conducted by the online networking site for nurses,, […]

Survey says: Require childhood vaccinations

A recent telephone poll found the majority of Americans believe children should be required to vaccinations for childhood diseases and a small majority thinks kids who aren’t vaccinated should be […]

Genetic explanation for coffee obsession

Researchers have found a possible cause for coffee cravings: genetics. A new study identified genetic variants that may explain why some people crave caffeine, according to a Time article. Researchers looked at […]

Heroin overdose deaths on the rise

The number of people dying from heroin overdoses doubled between 2010 and 2012. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed recent mortality data from 28 states to determine the scope […]

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