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Test could give people decades to prevent osteoporosis

A new genetic screen may predict a person’s future risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture, according to new research. Specifically, the study, one of the …

Young brain’s reactions to food rewards may predict overeating

The way some people’s brains respond to food rewards may explain why they have a hard time not finishing the whole bag of chips or bowl of candy, new …

What causes ‘brain freeze’ when you eat ice cream?

Although ice-cold drinks and ice cream can cause sharp, shooting mouth pain and the occasional “brain freeze,” the two reactions are completely unrelated, …

6 ways to safely exercise in extremely hot weather

When temperatures spike in the summer, it’s important to make sure you temper your workouts to stay safe, says Sandeep Mannava, a sports medicine specialist …

What dehydration does to your mind after just 2 hours

Just two hours of vigorous yard work in the summer sun without drinking fluids could be enough to blunt concentration, according to a new study. After …

Why men may recover from the flu faster

Men bounce back more quickly from the flu because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study suggests. Scientists infected live mice and human …

No, big feelings don’t threaten infertility treatment

A woman’s emotional state does not have a strong connection with the success of infertility treatment, according to new evidence. “Our results offer hope …

7 signs your child’s snoring warrants seeing the doctor

Many children may snore at some point in their lives, especially during bouts of colds or when their allergies are acting up. It’s often a passing phase, but …

Small talk might be awful, but it doesn’t hurt you

People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier, according to a new study. Researchers also found that idle small talk is not …

15 minutes of exercise can make a new skill stick

As little as a single 15-minute bout of cardiovascular exercise increases brain connectivity and efficiency, according to new research. If you want to learn to …