Doctors Squash Myth That Cold Weather Makes You Sick


Parents often caution their children to stay out of the cold to avoid getting sick. However, doctors are challenging that assumption that cold weather makes one more susceptible to colds and the flu. Dr. William Schaffner at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine explains how a […]

Gut Bacteria Could Explain Weight Loss and Gain


Researchers at Cornell University have honed in on a family of bacteria that may dictate if you are lean or overweight. The family of microbes deemed Christensenellaceae helps one stay thin. Scientists also point out genes play a role in the presence of the bacteria. […]

Study Finds Running Might Help Prevent Osteoarthritis


Scientists believe running regularly might cut down on a person’s chance of experiencing osteoarthritis. A new study claims those who run habitually don’t in turn increase their chances of developing the painful disease as previous studies have claimed. Previously, health experts had cautioned runners due […]

Pillows Might Harbor Bacteria and Mold


Each night, many rest their heads on pillows without giving the objects too much thought. However, those fluffy perches that are essential for a good night’s rest might be harboring bacteria, fungus and mold. Studies have examined pillows to find ideal environments for bacteria, fungus, […]

Penicillin Allergic Might Not Be According to New Study


New research believes the majority of those who think they are allergic to penicillin are actually quite the opposite. Nearly 95 per cent of people who thought they had a penicillin allergy did not test positive during an allergy test. Many experts believe that patients […]