Health

What Is Chikungunya?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Now that the first locally-acquired cases of Chikungunya have been reported in Florida, you’re probably wondering what it is and why you should care. Here’s a break down of the mosquito-borne virus: Why You Might Not Have Read More

Sister Reveals Autistic Twin Brother's 'Super Powers'

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — When Jenn Medvin asked her daughter, Avery, what she wanted to be as an adult, the 6-year-old gave a range of answers from doctor to princess. But when Medvin asked Avery what she thought her twin brother Xander would be, the Read More

Eyebrow Transplants Enhance Fullness in Thinning Brows

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Bold brows are back. The classic Audrey Hepburn look is now framing the faces of Hollywood A-listers such as Jennifer Connelly, the Olsen Twins and Cara Delevingne. For some women, though, years of overplucking mean it’s nearly Read More

Say Mutt??? Owning a Dog Can Make You Feel Younger

iStock/Thinkstock(FIFE, Scotland) — Dog owners know they have to be on their toes if their pets are particularly perky. And while having a pooch can sometimes be exhausting, a researcher at St. Andrews University in Scotland says it can help people feel younger, Read More

It Takes More than Practice to Make Perfect

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Practice improves performance, but it may not be enough to get you to the point of perfection. That’s the conclusion of a joint study by researchers from Rice University, Princeton University and Michigan State University, who Read More

Thirdhand Smoke Is the New Secondhand Smoke

iStock/Thinkstock(YORK, England) — Yes, there is such a thing as thirdhand tobacco smoke, and yes, it’s considered as dangerous as inhaling smoke, either firsthand or secondhand. That’s according to various researchers, including Jacqueline Hamilton at Read More

Unsubstantiated Fears Thwart Organ Donations

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON, Ontario) — There are a number of reasons why people don’t want to register to become organ donors, including a concern that their doctors will be less committed to treating a life-threatening condition. The ill-conceived logic is that Read More