Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

A new study provides insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting. The study included 128 college-aged women who completed an online survey about their eating habits and their emotional connection to Read more

Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age

Loneliness and depression are linked to an increased risk of mental decline in the elderly, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 8,300 American adults aged 65 and older who were assessed every two years between 1998 and Read more

The placebo effect can still work, even if people know it's a placebo

The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Maryland Baltimore in the US. "The placebo effect is real – even if you know the treatment you've been given has no medical value, Read more

Study Refutes Notion That Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users' risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect. However, the study did find an association between the use of Actos (pioglitazone) Read more


Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get at some time in their lives. They are common throughout the world, and they can infect people and animals.


Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy.

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Nutrition and Exercise During Pregnancy

Healthy eating is vitally important during pregnancy to provide your baby with what it needs to grow and be healthy. Pregnant women need 300 extra calories per day.. read more

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