New research ties cortisol levels to facial attractiveness.
I know I must be seriously stressed out when my husband comes up and starts trying to massage away the angry-looking furrow between my eyebrows. (Thanks, honey, but I’m afraid only Botox will really make that vanish at this point.) What I didn’t know is that -- despite the many claims to the contrary I’m sure he would make -- he might also find me less attractive when I’m under such duress.
Or at least that’s what a new study would lead me to believe.
Study finds that many kids are injured each summer, despite safety improvements.
With Memorial Day weekend about to kick off the official summer fun and festival season, it's timely to look at the latest research about amusement park rides and injuries suffered by kids and teens. Bottom line: Despite decades of safety improvements -- seat belts, safety bars -- height requirements, roughly 20 children a day are still injured each summer by rides large and small, according to a new study by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Could a simple supplement save your brain?
We talk blithely all the time about “losing our minds,” but really losing it -- as in dementia or Alzheimer’s -- is one of the most feared aspects of aging. So whenever news breaks of something that might prevent, or at least delay, the problem, people generally pay attention. And over the years, we’ve been told to eat more fish, get regular exercise, keep in touch with friends and do some crossword puzzles (still all good advice, by the way).
But now, it seems there may be something new we can add to our brain-preserving repertoire.
Never mind the munchies, study finds that pot smokers weigh less than non-smokers.
It’s a scene that’s been played out in movies (and college dorm rooms) over and over again. You get high, get some junk food, and proceed to stuff your face till you pass out. But while stoner food fests are legendary, there’s a twist to the tale that may leave healthy eaters and frustrated dieters scratching their heads.
Study offers clues to women's greater life expectancy.
Birth rate in developing nations tied to access to cable TV viewership
Back in the '60s, one of the biggest fears among sociologists was the "population explosion," especially among developing countries. The fear was that in countries outside the U.S. and Western Europe, procreation continued unabated -- far higher than the "replacement rate" of two children per couple. And that that explosion would overpopulate the earth, bringing calamity with it.
After being dead for 40 minutes, a man is brought back to life.
Few things seem as black and white as life and death. You’re either alive or you’re dead. Right? Well, apparently not always.
A 39-year-old Australian man, who kind of did die from a heart attack last June, is making headlines by talking about his miraculous return to life, thanks to a team of several intensive-care physicians and one very high-tech machine.
Actress Angelina Jolie reveals her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her high risk of breast cancer.
Angelina Jolie has made headlines for years for her choices both onscreen and off. Today, she writes her own story in a stunning New York Times op-ed titled, "My Medical Choice," revealing that she recently underwent a preventive double mastectomy.