Drinking and smoking are activities that commonly go hand-in-hand. But there may be a scientific reason why. Researchers are studying the brain for answers.
Cancer is the leading cause of death for people worldwide. But precision medicine is poised to revolutionize cancer treatment. It tailors drug treatment to each person’s unique genetic make-up, thanks to rapidly evolving technological innovations.
A college student in California suffering from common symptoms almost died recently from a shocking cause. Read on to learn useful medical words like "parasite," "contaminate" and "nausea."
Bananas are often called the perfect food. They are nutritious. To most people, they taste great. And they come in their own biodegradable packaging. And now there is another reason to love bananas. Read on to find out what it is.
In a new study, angry men were shown to be influential in a group. Angry women were seen as emotional and less influential. This has implications for women trying to exert influence in the workplace and in their everyday lives.
Which of these people sound most like you? Person A, who tries to talk to everyone at a party and stays late? Or Person B, who prefers to talk to only a few people and leaves early? If you said Person A, you are probably more extroverted. If you said Person B, you are probably more introverted.
Eating processed meat can cause cancer, World Health Organization experts said Monday. Processed meat is meat that has been preserved by curing, salting, smoking, drying or canning. Researchers say there is "sufficient evidence" meats like bacon and hot dogs cause cancer.
Bubonic Plague killed more than half of the European population during the 1300s. But that is not the first time it killed. Researchers say the plague may have affected earlier civilizations. Read on to learn more about the plague as well as how to use the expression, "cause quite a stir."
Many clothing companies have made a fortune turning top fashion into inexpensive clothes for young buyers. But some people in their 20s and 30s say they are tired of "fast fashion." They want fewer, better clothes. Now, clothing companies must act quickly to keep up with "slow fashion."
A new study warns that too much time spent playing computer games could affect a child's performance at school. Britain's National Children’s Bureau Northern Ireland reported the results of the study. They show that too many hours spent playing games can reduce students' chances of success.
If you are a Chinese man and smoke, you may want to stop. That is because one in three of all the young men in China will die from the health effects of tobacco, researchers say. In this context, hear how we use the expression "silver bullet."
Who is more important in a child’s life: a mother or a father? An American-Russian church community says both are important, but a father’s role is often overlooked. A place called River House runs programs to help fathers learn to be better parents, balance work and spend time with their children.
A new study says frequent Internet use could be giving teenagers high blood pressure. Read on to learn what high blood pressure could do to their bodies and how to avoid it from happening. On the lighter side, learn two common idioms that describes a situation that is too far gone to change.
Blowdrying. Curling. Straightening. Heat has been used to control hair for hundreds of years. But how much is too much? If you’ve ever opened a very hot oven, you know that heat can burn your eyebrows off your face very quickly.
About 400 million people around the world are living with viral hepatitis. And some people do not know they have it. But nearly one million of those infected will die each year. There are different kinds of hepatitis with different treatments. The question is: can people afford it.
A new study suggests that selling only cigarettes with very low nicotine levels may actually help people stop smoking. Researchers studied more than 800 smokers. However, cigarette replacements, like e-cigarettes, have not reduced nicotine addiction or tobacco use.
There are many benefits to exercise. You feel better and are more healthy. But can it really make you younger? A new study focused on older athletes says you can lower your fitness age -- no matter how early or how late in life. Fitness age is how well your body works.
A new World Health Organization report says the number of people older than 60 is expected to double by the year 2050. Globally, 1-in 5 people -- or 20 percent -- will be over the age of 60. The report says societies need to adjust to an aging population.
Sleep is important for our mental and physical health. But, an internationally popular drug may interfere with that. Caffeine is found in coffee and other foods and drink. Researchers now say to be careful about when you drink it!
Monday November 16, 18:00 UTC: Jonathan Evans is on to talk about "Do Student Athletes Have Any Power?"
Friday, November 20, 1530 UTC: Dr. Jill and our new staff member, Rick, talk about Worms and Snakes: Animals We Love to Hate. Learn idioms having to do with worms and snakes!