News and updates about research in health and medicine.

What Happens When We Don't Sleep?

May 31, 2014

Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., discusses what happens when we don't sleep with Jerome Seigel, M.D.


The human papillomavirus vaccine was introduced in 2006 as a three-step vaccine series that significantly drops the risk of contracting HPV and developing cervical cancer in young women. Since the introduction of the vaccine, 100 million doses have been administered, with a 50 percent drop in the HPV rate among teenage girls. 

Lack Of Sleep May Lead To Pain

May 31, 2014
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Widespread pain affecting various parts of the body--a condition known as fibromyalgia--plagues around 13 percent of people older than 50.

And did you know that one of the main risk factors may be restless sleep?

Why Do You Become Sleepy During Meetings?

May 31, 2014

In this week’s check-up, Eric Metcalf explains how the increase in carbon dioxide in the air affects our ability to think and stay focused in crowded rooms.

When cooking, eating, and storing fruits and vegetables new research shows that timing is everything. Janet Braam joins Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., about how you can get the most from your vegetables.

White Fat, Brown Fat—Now Beige Fat?

May 31, 2014

ADHD In Minority Children

May 31, 2014

ADHD has become one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health problems in kids. But did you know that minority children are much less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD?

The Digital Afterlife

May 31, 2014