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Antibiotic Resistance Spreads to Marine Life

Antibiotic Resistance Spreads to Marine Life

September 19, 2019

Antibiotic resistance has become a major threat to public health worldwide, and the primary cause for this man-made epidemic is the widespread misuse of antibiotics — drugs used to combat bacterial infections in humans and animals. Over the...

Left-handedness linked to brain differences

Left-handedness linked to brain differences

September 19, 2019

Scientists have discovered the genetic differences associated with being left-handed, a trait found in 10% of the human population, according to CNN . Previous research has indicated that genes are at least partially responsible for controlling...

This Is What Actually Triggers Your Flight-Or-Flight Response

This Is What Actually Triggers Your Flight-Or-Flight Response

September 18, 2019

You’re probably familiar with the fight-or-flight response — your body’s physiological reaction to a perceived threat. During times of extreme fear or anxiety, certain hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are released,...

Exercise and using mouthwash: A bad combo?

Exercise and using mouthwash: A bad combo?

September 18, 2019

A new study showed that people who use mouthwash immediately after exercising canceled out a major benefit derived from exercise — lowering blood pressure, according to Science Alert . It turns out that rinsing your mouth with a capful of...

Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Heartburn Medication

Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Heartburn Medication

September 17, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a press statement last week alerting the public of carcinogens found in ranitidine medications, including those sold under the popular brand name Zantac. According to the FDA, the drugs contain low...

What is Lupus?

What is Lupus?

September 17, 2019

According to The Lupus Foundation of America , around 1.5 million Americans, and at least 5 million people worldwide, are suffering from some form of lupus. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease caused by an anomaly in the immune system...

EPA Approves Fungicide Intended to Help Save Bees

EPA Approves Fungicide Intended to Help Save Bees

September 16, 2019

Since 2007, North American honey bees have been disappearing without a trace, in a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. In 2010, the U.S. and the U.K. both reported losing a third of their honey bees. One of the largest causes of CCD is the...

Combating the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Combating the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

September 16, 2019

Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since the 1970s. Recent data show that nearly 1 in 5 children and young adults in the United States, ages 6 to19, are obese. This problem has plagued American children for quite some time, but even with...

Death by Vaping on the Rise

Death by Vaping on the Rise

September 15, 2019

Within only a few days, five states — Indiana, California, Oregon, Illinois and Minnesota —reported deaths linked to vaping; one in Los Angeles County had pre-existing health conditions that may have contributed to their death, according...

High Blood Pressure? Try This

High Blood Pressure? Try This

September 15, 2019

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force your blood exerts as it pushes against your arteries. Normally, it will rise and fall throughout the day, but when it remains consistently high, it becomes a problem. High blood pressure can end up...

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