Are we doomed to pick up a few million invisible, health-destroying bacteria every time nature calls while we're out and about and we have no choice but to use a public bathroom? Or can we make it out germ-free? The power is in your hands — so wash them.
Millions of kids in developing countries can't wash their hands because they don't have access to soap, clean water, or sinks. In the US, many just don't bother. How can parents change that — without being a nag?
By having a pet, you get a roommate who loves you unconditionally. But we often forget that they can carry diseases, some of which are potentially life-threatening. Here's why you should #WashYourHands around pets.
Many people believe that kids these days are less intelligent and have less respect for their elders, as well as that they just don't enjoy reading that much. One study explains why.
West Nile fever is a disease spread mainly by mosquitoes. Although it usually doesn't cause any complications, in some cases, the illnes can take a severe form and, potentially, cause death.
Do you think your job is driving you to suicide? Statistics show that you may be right.
Reading scientific studies yourself — rather than relying on news sites or hear-say — is the best way to get an accurate picture of the research. What do you need to watch out for when trying to understand studies? A doctor answers common questions.
ALS is a rare neurological disease that currently has no cure. Several failed clinical trials have caused researchers to turn to more innovative methods of treating the disease such as antisense oligonucleotide, gene therapy, stem cell therapy and others.
What kind of factors can increase a person's risk of suffering from depression? Let's take a look.
Stress and worry are normal aspects of life which can help us function but can sometimes lead to anxiety. When anxiety persists and starts to affect people's enjoyment of everyday life, it may be diagnosed as a disorder and require professional help.