Foods that Boost Your Brain Power!


By Lydia Patel


If you’re looking for a little extra brain power, what you eat may play a big factor. Research shows that what you eat is one of the most powerful influences on everyday mental processes. Here are some of the best foods to eat for a “brain boost” at school or work:


High-Voltage E-cigarettes Produce More Formaldehyde

By Lydia Patel


According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, individuals who smoke high-voltage e-cigarettes risk greater exposure to formaldehyde, a dangerous carcinogen, than those who keep the voltage low.

For the study, researchers from Portland State University took flavored nicotine liquid and tested it in a […]

Seven Alcoholic Drinks A Week Might Save You From Heart Failure


By Lydia Patel

Now that’s something we can toast to! It’s well-known that consumption of red wine has great health benefits, but recent studies show that other alcoholic beverages in moderation might boost your overall health, too.




In a recent study, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found in that […]

How Tapeworms Invade the Brain

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By Lydia Patel


“Worms” accidentally consumed by humans, such as tapeworms, can have a devastating impact on every part of the body. Once ingested, these worms can move throughout the body to vital organs, tissues, and even to the brain.






Parasites like the tapeworm invade the entire body, eventually […]

New Study: Nutrient Found in Broccoli May Help Symptoms of Autism


By Kristen M. Leccese

Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are well-known for their wide range of health benefits. But recently, scientists discovered that they may be helpful for the often mysterious symptoms of Autism as well.

According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a phytochemical […]

Can Losing Weight Help your Sex Life?


By Lydia Patel

When you’re overweight, it’s hard to feel ‘sexy’. Health obstacles may limit your stamina, and self-esteem issues come in to play as well if you’re feeling self-conscious about your body. Whatever the case may be, being overweight has been shown to limit your desire for sex.



Losing weight, exercising, and […]

Heroin Overdose Deaths Remain on the Rise


By Lydia Patel & Kristen M. Leccese

Heroin is one of the most addictive street drugs, and overdose deaths remain on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people are dying from heroin overdoses now than in previous years. But the question is, why? Overall, drug overdose deaths have been […]

Using Aspirin for Heart Health May Have More Risks Than Benefits


By Kristen M. Leccese

It’s a common practice to take aspirin daily for a healthy heart. However, recent research shows that this method may have far more risks than benefits.

According to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 11.6% of the nearly 70,000 patients seeing a cardiologist in […]

Can Smiling A Lot Really Cause Wrinkles?


By Lydia Patel


Nobody wants to frown all day, but can it actually be better for your skin long-term? Whether you’re talking, frowning or smiling, a crease forms on your skin the moment you move one of your facial muscles. When it comes to your smile, the largest of the lines that form are […]

New Study Shows Depression May Reduce Memory Function


By Kristen M. Leccese

A new study, published in the journal Cognition and Emotion, found that people who experience constant depressive thoughts may be more likely to experience problems with memory as well.

During the study, researchers induced depressive thoughts in the participants in order to observe how these thoughts impacted short-term memory. Each participant […]