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Binge-Watching TV? You May Not Sleep Well

Poor sleep quality, increased fatigue, and insomnia in young adults are associated with binge-watching television, according to researchers. Watching multiple episodes of the same television show in succession in one sitting, on a television, compute...

Don't Look at the Sun! Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

In the absence of cloud cover, a total solar eclipse will be visible on Monday, August 21 in a 70-mile wide band across the entire continental United States, from central Oregon through South Carolina. In a total solar eclipse, the moon moves in betw...

FDA Warns About Possible Tainted Drugs and Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about potential contamination of several brands of drugs and dietary supplements. Due to possible contamination with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) bacteria, the agency advised healt...

Many Workplaces Take a Toll on Health

The workplace is physically and emotionally demanding for many people, especially those who face unstable work schedules, unpleasant working conditions that may be hazardous, and hostile social environments. That’s according to research conducted by ...

Eat Almonds, Boost Your 'Good' Cholesterol

Regularly eating almonds can help boost blood levels of high-density lipoprotein – HDL, or “good” cholesterol – and improve the way the substance removes harmful cholesterol from the body, suggests a small study conducted by researchers at Penn State...

Immunotherapy for Type 1 Diabetes Is Safe, Study Shows

Immunotherapy could possibly be safely used to treat type 1 diabetes, finds a study published in Science Translational Medicine and conducted by researchers at the Cardiff University School of Medicine and King’s College London, both in the United Ki...

Epilepsy Rates Are on the Rise

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that more children and adults in the United States are living with epilepsy, most likely due to population growth. For the first time, information released in yesterday’s ...

The Future of Home Health Care: Voice Apps?

Could voice-activated technology, like Alexa on the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, or Google Home, one day have a place in home health care? For several weeks, nurses and aides at Libertana Home Health Care in California have experimented using Alexa with ...

How Your Job Can Raise Your Arthritis Risk

Certain jobs may increase your risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research. Airborne agents in the workplace and other work-related environmental factors may contribute to the risk. The study wa...