It is well know many people have a hard time sleeping in a new place. Researchers from Brown University think they know why. They said the left part of the brain is more active when people sleep in a new place. They said the brain appears to be keeping watch for possible danger.
Is it important to know how to swim? If you live near water, knowing how to swim could save your life. The WHO says drowning is among the top causes of death among children under the age of 15 in nearly 50 countries. This article contains a video of a baby who learned how to swim.
A new Human Rights Watch report details the shocking treatment of the mentally ill in Indonesia. Thousands of mentally ill in that country are chained to their beds or confined in small spaces, sometimes for years at a time. This happens in Indonesia as well as other countries.
Top health officials in the U.S. say the Zika virus is “scarier” than first thought. The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. It can cause birth defects, such as an abnormally small head, a condition called microcephaly.
Researchers collected and studied the body measurements of almost 20 million women and men. They say there are now more obese people in the world than there are underweight people.
Eating is an experience that appeals to many of our senses. But are you ignoring the sense of hearing? Researchers found that hearing can help you enjoy your meals more and help you eat less. This story is filled with language to help you talk about experience of eating.
A new report by two groups say Asian children are becoming more undernourished or obese. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) say that "junk" food and other poor nutrition foods are part of the problem.
What do 265 Hungarian mummies discovered during a church renovation in 1994 and colon cancer research have in common? Read on to find out.
Email can save time and help us work more effectively. But bad email habits can affect our physical health. Read on to learn how to manage your email habits. You can also learn some great idiomatic expressions such as “double-edged sword” and “come rain or shine.”
Sleep is necessary for a healthy mind and body. But using social media could be affecting the sleep of young adults. There are many way social media is stealing sleep. Read on to find out how. This article also has many useful words relating to scientific studies.
Midday naps are common in some countries. There, long lunch breaks enable workers and students to rest after eating. The United States is not one of those countries. But on Monday, many Americans celebrated the benefits of napping with the hashtag #nationalnappingday
Emotions, happy or sad, can directly affect the heart, especially in women. A new study explores the "happy heart" and "broken heart" syndromes. Both of these conditions are officially named Takotsubo syndrome after Japanese octopus pots.
An experimental therapy that uses the power of an immune systems to fight some deadly blood cancers is showing great success. New studies from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the U.S. state of Washington were very encouraging.
It is hard for a parent to see their child fail or get a little hurt. Parents want to help. But sometimes letting your child get hurt or letting them fail is the best thing you can do for them.
Health officials are investigating 14 new reports of Zika virus infections in the United States. The cases are suspected to have been sexually transmitted. Some of the cases involve pregnant women.
Neglected tropical diseases afflict more than a billion of the poorest people in the world. Traditionally, these diseases have not received much funding. But experts say that’s changing. The Zika virus has raised awareness of the need to combat these illnesses.
The World Health Organization has called Zika an international emergency because of its link to birth defects. Babies with birth defects may need medical treatments or even operations. There is still a lot of work to be done to learn about the virus.
Willpower is a mysterious force that helps us to control our actions and achieve our goals. We also call willpower determination, drive and self-control.Is your self-control, or willpower, a limited or unlimited supply? Researchers cannot seem to agree. In the end, it could all be in your own head.
The sense of touch is basic to all humans. Touch can keep us healthy. And most importantly, touch connects us to our fellow humans. For Valentine’s Day, enjoy a personal story about touch from Anna Matteo.