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Why Your Bad Memory Can Be a Good Thing, According to Science

You know those people who always boast about having a perfect memory? Maybe they shouldn’t, because having total recall is totally overrated. That’s according to a new paper in the journal Neuron, which concludes that forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter. In the new report, researchers Paul Frankland and Blake…

Lone Star Tick Bites Are Making Some People Allergic to Red Meat

You already know that ticks pose a threat your health; these bugs, which thrive in the summer, can transmit Lyme disease, Powassan virus and even a rare condition called tick paralysis. If those illnesses aren’t enough to worry about, experts are sounding the alarm about another tick-borne condition that appears to be on the rise.…

This Week in Health: Summer Colds, Health Care and Yoga for Pain

It’s officially summer, but the warm weather doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in for three months of good health. This week’s health news revealed why getting a summer bug can feel even more awful than a winter one. There’s also, of course, plenty of health care news to catch up on. Here’s what else caught our…

Why Having Lots of Feelings Is Good For Your Health

Happiness isn’t the only emotion that can help you stay healthy as you age. How excited, amused, proud, strong and cheerful you feel on a regular basis matters, too. In a new study, people who experienced the widest range of positive emotions had the lowest levels of inflammation throughout their bodies. Lower inflammation may translate…

Bats Are the Number-One Carriers of Disease

Understanding where new viruses come from is critical for preventing them from rapidly spreading among humans. When it comes to preventing the next pandemic, a new study suggests that bats may be public enemy number one. In a new study published in the journal Nature, researchers at the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance collected data on viruses…

More Than Half of Teens Are Having Sex and Most Use Birth Control

Just over half of American teenagers are sexually active, and most report using some form of contraception, according to new research. The study from the National Center for Health Statistics found that 55% of teens said they were having sex by age 18, and 80% of those teens used some form of protection during their…

The Unexpected Way Genes Can Double Heart Disease Risk

It’s common to think of cancer as a disease driven by the buildup of mutations in the DNA of cells. Everything from pollutants to cigarettes to exposure to everyday chemicals can alter genes, and continued exposure over a lifetime can lead to a critical mass of mutations. Now, researchers say the same process may be…

How Breastfeeding Lowers a Mom’s Risk of Heart Disease

A strong body of evidence supports the benefits of breastfeeding both for baby and mom. Breast milk gives babies a starter population of bacteria- and virus-fighting cells from their mothers, and breastfed babies tend to develop stronger immune systems, have less asthma and allergies and have fewer ear infections and respiratory problems than babies who…

Top Health Groups Not Consulted for Republican Health Care Bill

The American Health Care Act, which passed in the House, is now in the hands of 52 senators. But the Senate decided to bypass the normal legislative process of hearings, testimony from experts and debate in an effort to garner the 50 votes needed to pass it. That isn’t sitting well with many Republican senators,…

There’s More Proof That Ketamine Works for Depression

Scientists may have found how ketamine triggers rapid antidepressant effects

You Asked: Why Do Summer Colds Feel So Much Worse?

The season for colds is so predictable that virologists can practically circle its start date on a calendar. The first big spike starts “about two weeks after students go back to school in September,” says Dr. Ellen Foxman, an assistant professor of laboratory medicine at Yale School of Medicine. It rears its ugly head again…

The Surprising Benefit of Eating Fish

Ordering off the seafood menu may help ease the aches and pains of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study in Arthritis Care & Research. People with RA who ate fish at least twice a week reported less joint swelling and tenderness than those who rarely or never did—and the findings suggest that the…

How Puppy Photos Can Teach Your Brain to Love Your Partner More

Couples who looked at images of puppies, babies and pizza, interspersed with photos of their spouse for six minutes every three days reported being more happily married after six weeks. If you think this sounds preposterous and gimmicky — a whole study designed merely to go viral — you are not alone. The guy who…

6 Resigned from Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Board. Here’s Why One Doctor Stayed

Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), a president-appointed group tasked with advising the secretary of Health and Human Services (and ultimately the President) on how to promote the best HIV treatment and prevention strategies, resigned on June 16 in a show of frustration over President Trump’s policies in health care. “The…

Yoga Works as Well as Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Another study is touting the benefits of yoga—this time, for people with back problems. The new research put yoga head-to-head against physical therapy and found the two were equally good at restoring function and reducing the need for pain medication over time. In the new study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, a group of…

Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Ordering Coffee or Tea on a Plane

Coffee can be crucial on a long flight, but you may want to think twice about it

Black Kids Are 10 Times More Likely Than White Kids to Die From Guns, Study Says

Guns kill about 10 times more black children than they do white children each year, according to a new analysis

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