30 million Americans now have diabetes
30 million Americans now have diabetes

1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows.

Parents blame smartphones, tablets for teens' sleep troubles
Parents blame smartphones, tablets for teens' sleep troubles

Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show.

Many Americans slicing meat from their diet
Many Americans slicing meat from their diet

Is America's love affair with meat starting to lose its luster?

Scent of a woman: fertile females smell better to men
Scent of a woman: fertile females smell better to men

New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman.

Timing may be critical when taking meds
Timing may be critical when taking meds

When you take your medications may have a lot to do with how well they work, new research suggests.

Acne advice for returning students
Acne advice for returning students

As if the start of a new school year isn't stressful enough, many teens may find their acne worsens when classes start, a skin doctor says.

Talking to baby might boost middle school success
Talking to baby might boost middle school success

Time spent reading to toddlers or having "conversations" with them helps boost their intelligence and thinking skills, even a decade later, new research shows.

Urgent care centers ease ER burden in U.S.
Urgent care centers ease ER burden in U.S.

For minor ills such as sore throats, privately insured Americans increasingly use urgent care centers rather than hospital emergency rooms, a new study finds.

Kids without access to good food face high blood pressure risk
Kids without access to good food face high blood pressure risk

Poor nutrition increases a child's risk of high blood pressure, a new study finds.

Fish oil pills during pregnancy might mean stronger, healthier kids
Fish oil pills during pregnancy might mean stronger, healthier kids

Taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy might translate into healthier growth in children during their first six years of life, a new study suggests.

Chemo for lung cancer may trigger early menopause, study finds
Chemo for lung cancer may trigger early menopause, study finds

Younger women who undergo chemotherapy for lung cancer are more likely to experience early menopause, researchers have found.

Gene 'editing' in dog study shows promise for kids with muscular dystrophy
Gene 'editing' in dog study shows promise for kids with muscular dystrophy

For the first time, scientists report using gene-editing technology to halt the progression of muscular dystrophy in dogs -- suggesting a possible breakthrough for children with a form of the disease.

Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth
Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth

A baby's immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds.

Study explores new way to stop cancer's spread
Study explores new way to stop cancer's spread

Scientists say they're researching a way to destroy cancer cells that travel to other parts of the body.

As more U.S. women delay childbirth, multiple births may rise
As more U.S. women delay childbirth, multiple births may rise

More American women than ever are having twins, triplets, quadruplets and even quintuplets, and it's not just because some are using fertility treatments, new research shows.

Zapping airway nerves may help COPD patients breathe
Zapping airway nerves may help COPD patients breathe

Thousands of Americans struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a new treatment option to help them breathe easier.

Coffee may have another perk for kidney patients
Coffee may have another perk for kidney patients

Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease?

Slaying the couch-potato mindset
Slaying the couch-potato mindset

There's no shortage of creative excuses people come up with to stay stuck on the sofa, but three of them top the list.

Is daily low-dose aspirin really worth it for seniors?
Is daily low-dose aspirin really worth it for seniors?

There's disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn't prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older.

Cancer advances rely on U.S. funding: report
Cancer advances rely on U.S. funding: report

Almost two dozen new cancer treatments received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year, a new report reveals.

Could a placebo pill help ease your back pain?
Could a placebo pill help ease your back pain?

With millions of pain-plagued Americans looking for an alternative to opioids, the solution for some might be no medicine at all.

To help beat heart disease, stay upbeat
To help beat heart disease, stay upbeat

Optimism and a sense of purpose can improve your heart health, new research suggests.

1 in 3 college freshmen faces mental health woes
1 in 3 college freshmen faces mental health woes

More than one in three first-year college students around the world struggle with a mental health disorder, new research suggests.

Want to avoid type 2 diabetes? Eat more whole grains
Want to avoid type 2 diabetes? Eat more whole grains

It may seem counterintuitive, but eating bread, pasta and cereal may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes, as long as those foods are made from whole grains, new research suggests.

4 habits that lead to better food choices
4 habits that lead to better food choices

The choices you make every day, both big and small, influence your weight and your health.

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less
Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think -- so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you're in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset.

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PurTrek has a trekking pole that will help keep you hydrated on the trail
PurTrek has a trekking pole that will help keep you hydrated on the trail

The PurTrek trekking poles are two items in one, helping hikers keep their balance on the trail while also providing the ability to filter their drinking water so that they can stay hydrated in the backcountry.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
Yamaha brings Power Assist ebikes to the U.S. for the first time
Yamaha brings Power Assist ebikes to the U.S. for the first time

Yamaha has announced that its line of four Power Assist ebikes are now available in cycling shops across the U.S., marking the very first time that those electric bikes have been sold in the country.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
Lex is a wearable exoskeleton that lets you take a comfortable seat anywhere
Lex is a wearable exoskeleton that lets you take a comfortable seat anywhere

Newly launched on Kickstarter, Lex is a pair of wearable, folding exoskeleton legs that transform into an ultra-versatile portable seat -- so you can kick back and relax anywhere you go.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
The best Fitbit for any activity or sport
The best Fitbit for any activity or sport

Fitbits are amazingly helpful tools for setting fitness goals and tracking progress. However, different activities require different metrics. We've gathered a list of the best Fitbits for running, swimming, biking, and...

September 10th, 1:26 pm