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The Human Body

The Redefinition of Human Body Temperature, and How It Affects Fever

98.6 degrees is not always normal, and 99.6 degrees isn’t always a fever.
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Infectious Disease

Recognizing Measles: Key Symptoms and Features

Measles continues its comeback in the United States

Infectious Disease

Measles Outbreaks of 2018

Measles continues its comeback in the United States

Blood Pressure

How Blood Pressure in your 30s Affects the Rest of Your Life

New research shows that blood pressure matters for young adults.


AR101: A Potential New Treatment for Peanut Allergies

A company aims to “cure” peanut allergies, and a new study shows that their drug is reasonably successful.

Substance Use

Why the FDA is Cracking Down on Vaping and E-Cigarettes

The FDA has begun cracking down on electronic cigarettes, adding new restrictions on flavored versions popular with kids. Here's why.

Opioid Crisis

Sufentanil: A Stronger, Controversial New Synthetic Opioid

Dsuvia (Sufentanil), a new potent synthetic opioid up to 1000x more potent than morphine, has just been approved by the FDA.


Statistics on Rib Fracture and Recovery

Rib fractures are a very common but potentially dangerous injury in the elderly.


The Science of MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)

MSG is one of the most common ingredients in food. It's extremely safe, but research shows that MSG sensitivity is real.


Valerian: An Herbal Sleep Aid Backed by Science

Valerian Root is an herb that has been used for thousands of years for sleep. The science says it's safe, and it works, sometimes.

Future of Medicine

Treating Appendicitis Without Surgery

A new study suggests that one day, we may not need surgery for appendicitis.


Schools Start Far too Early

Doctors agree that schools start far too early, and it may be impacting our kids health.

Preventative Health

Aspirin and Cancer Death

New study shows that an aspirin a day might not save lives, in fact it may increase your risk of dying from cancer.

Mental Health

The Rise of Anxiety in America

39% of Americans reported feeling more anxious in 2018 than in 2017. Fortunately, there are some great ways to reduce your anxiety.


How an App can Help you Sleep Better

We review the key studies and the science behind blue light filtering.

Public Health

Does Smoking Pot Lower your IQ?

A landmark study found that heavy pot smoking in adolescence leads to significant declines in IQ.

Public Health

HiB Child Mortality is Down 90%

Millions of children have been saved from Pneumonia and Meningitis as kids around the world get the HiB vaccine.


Are Women who Drink Coffee Healthier?

Women who drink more than one cup of coffee per day on average had a significantly lower risk of mortality.


If Alzheimer's Disease were a State

There are more Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease than the populations of 27 states, and it’s projected to grow… a lot.


Football Head Trauma in High School

Do Concussions in High School lead to Dementia?

Cancer Statistics

10 Deadliest Cancers in Women

We Rank the 10 Deadliest Cancers for Women in 2018 in this Interactive Visualization

Cancer Statistics

10 Deadliest Cancers in Men

We Rank the 10 Deadliest Cancers for Men in 2018 in this Interactive Visualization


Football and CTE in 2018

99% of NFL players were found to have CTE.

Preventative Care

Statistics on Self Breast Exams

Are they effective?
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