People could be genetically predisposed to social media use

Scientists examined how both environmental and genetic factors contribute to social media

Is your child using drugs?

Mood swings and sudden changes in behavior can be a normal part of growing up but they can also signal substance abuse.

Could a math equation save the Colombian healthcare system?

Teachers from the Universidad de los Andes created an equation that could diminish the risks of the Colombian healthcare system and improve its performance. Will it work?

Uruguay: Legal pot user registration and prevention campaign

The Uruguayan government launched a prevention and awareness campaign on the non-medical use of marijuana on Tuesday, the same day on which post offices around the country began registering future legal purchasers of pot.

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls?

Researchers from the University of North Carolina have found evidence that virtual reality (VR) could be a big help for detecting balance impairments early on

Why you sleep less as you age

As people age, many experience difficulties sleeping. But a new study suggests that it’s actually our sleeplessness that’s aging us.

Why do some of us find it easier to forgive?

New study examines the role of a brain area called the anterior superior temporal sulcus (aSTS) in forgiving those who make unintentional mistakes.

How to keep moving forward when life is hard

Here are five ways to move forward when things are tough.

A healthier weight may mean fewer migraines

Both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine, according to a meta-analysis published in the April 12, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 

New data reveals aging experiences of LGBT Americans

A new supplemental issue of the journal The Gerontologist presents the findings of the largest national survey to date focused on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

MSF provides medical and psychosocial assistance in Mocoa

This follows an assessment of the victims’ humanitarian needs

Bogotá has a life bank

It was born 30 days ago as an independent institute, but has been working for 20 years as the Blood Center. Dozens of lives have been saved thanks to his public banks of blood, tissues and umbilical cord.

Critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging pinpointed

The body's ability to repair DNA damage declines with age. Now, research reveals a critical step in a molecular chain of events that allows cells to mend their broken DNA.

Top 3 exercises to do at work

We all know that working at an office can take a physical toll on your body.

5 things truly confident people do differently

The focused pursuit of confident people is driven by these habits that you can emulate and absorb

6 ways generous people see the world differently

Here are six ways generous people tend to think differently and how you can become more generous-minded as well.

A little vigorous exercise may help boost kids' cardio metabolic health

As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study.

Discovery enables 'mass produced blood'

Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation.

Bolivia's Tsimane have healthiest hearts: study

Scientists say findings underline significance of lowering risk factors for heart disease such as smoking and drinking.

New material regrows bone

In the research, a potent combination of technologies was able to regenerate the skull bone with supporting blood vessels in just the discrete area needed without developing scar tissue.

Childhood bullying may lead to increased chronic disease risk in adulthood

Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure, including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood. 

5 things succesful people do before 7:00 am

There are many ways to utilize the early morning hours effectively, but some of the best ideas come from ultra-successful. Here are five of my favorites.

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