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The key to lowering stress could be in your stomach

Drop an ordinary lab mouse in tank of water and, unsurprisingly, the little guy will first panic, swimming furiously before simply giving up. Then infuse its gut with a certain kind of bacteria, and, just like that, the freaked-out little swimmer relaxes. Other research on mice suggests something …

Probiotics Are a Waste of Money for Healthy Adults

A comprehensive report found the popular (and expensive) supplements have little to no effect for most adults.<p>A new report has found little evidence …

Clinical Trials

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

10 Freaky Facts About Your Chicken

Is chicken healthy? You may think twice after reading how most chickens are raised in the United States.<p>Chicken and egg carton labels would have you …

Can Eating Raw Cookie Dough Really Make You Sick?

Scientists reveal the truth about this supposedly dangerous delicacy<p>There are few things more tempting in life than eyeing a bowl of cookie dough and deciding whether or not to stick your finger in for a scoop.<p>It’s a bit like playing Russian roulette. You could get lucky and enjoy the delicious …

Environmental Health

Colds and flus: When do you need to see a doctor? - Health - ABC News

When you're stuck in bed with a raging head cold there's only so many hours of daytime television you can watch before a visit to the doctor begins …

Malaria during pregnancy is a lot more dangerous than Zika

The growing Zika pandemic has quickly become a serious threat for pregnant women, who are at risk of contracting the virus and whose fetuses can develop serious conditions, such as microcephaly. The speed at which the epidemic has spread has world leaders up in arms with plans to fight the virus, …

Busting the myths about food intolerance

Still, nailing down the true trigger of a food intolerance isn't easy. While there are tests that can help diagnose food allergies, there's no simple …

Melanoma risk is higher for flight crews that work at 40,000 feet

Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits -- and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of<p>melanoma.<p>When it comes to the risks of flying, skin cancer may not be the first health hazard …