Here’s why you drink more in the winter

Do you have the urge to get tipsy in the wintertime? You’re not alone.A recent study from the University of Pittsburgh found that people who live in...

Heart attacks increasingly common in young women

New research finds a worrying trend in the incidence of heart attacks in recent decades. The results indicate that young women are more likely than young men...

Skin-eating fungus is killing all of New York’s bats

Ghouls and goblins painted the town last week, but bats were few and far between this Halloween — because a skin-eating fungus has wiped out 90 percent...

How the food industry fooled us into eating junk

If you’re buying avocados because they’re a superfood, nibbling on dark chocolate because of its antioxidant properties and sipping a soda now and then because you can...

People who laugh at themselves make better lovers: study

Laughs are usually the last thing you want to hear while your clothes are off, but a new study in the Journal of Research in Personality might have you...

Brain cell identified as ‘mediator of disease’

Brain inflammation is a marker of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and some psychiatric disorders. A new study finds a subtype of brain cell that is key in neuroinflammation,...

What does it mean if your ESR is high?

Doctors call the ESR test a nonspecific test, as it only confirms the presence or absence of inflammatory activity in the body. Doctors typically use other lab...

Why your brain works best during autumn

Ever thought your brain works better at different times of the year? Well, you weren’t wrong. Our brains do work better at different times of the year and...

New York politicians choose fear over science in cereal panic

The latest anti-science frenzy has come to New York. Last month, a trial-lawyer-linked environmental advocacy outfit said children’s cereals contain a weed-killing chemical with dubious health risks. Clickbait...

Serious genital infection linked to some diabetes drugs: FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday a serious genital infection has been reported in patients taking a certain class of diabetes drugs, with...

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