Health - Page 18

5 surprising benefits you get from brushing your teeth

From avoiding respiratory infections to reducing your risk of arthritis, brushing your teeth daily comes with unexpected health rewards.

Nepal earthquake: 5 ways to help

As the crisis in the country continues to unfold, these five charities need your assistance to expand their efforts on the ground.

Once paralyzed, now running marathons

An air conditioning repairman from New Jersey remembers the accident that changed his life and offers details to his road to recovery.

Breath test could diagnose stomach cancer

Researchers say the simple test is accurate and effective.

These fruits are a 1-2 punch against cholesterol

The 'pomegranate-date cocktail,' as researchers in Haifa call it, is a veritable elixir for cardiovascular health.

Nice to smell you

Do you realize you sniffed your hand after that last handshake? Here's why.

Flash mobs bring joy to hospital patients

Videos show how happy tunes help uplift spirits.

Why are some folks short? New study says it’s more than genes

Your first year of life goes a long way toward determining how tall you will be.

Put away the artificial sweeteners – they're making you fat

New research shows that chemical sweeteners may do more harm than good, but there are other tasty alternatives to sugar.

How the blind are helping us understand the brain

Scientists are rethinking the conventional view that the brain is divided into sensory 'regions.'

​It’s winter, but don’t put your sunglasses away

Your long-term eye health is affected by your everyday choices, new research shows.

New skin-stretching mechanism closes wounds for faster healing

Technology is painless and safe to use on children and animals.

Want to gain muscle strength? Quit smoking!

According to a new study, quitting smoking can help you bulk up.

Wireless sensor can save patients' lives

New technology from EarlySense helps hospitals respond faster.

Eating at odd times can make you fat

The interplay between your circadian rhythm and your gut microbiome can lead to an expanding waistline.