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Smaller is better: Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., discover new technique to analyze space dust

“Space dust” might sound like something out of a 1950s-era science fiction novel, but such particles actually may hold some of the greatest secrets of our universe. The problem is that the material is extremely difficult to examine, especially when larger meteorites are more available. In a Feb. 3 study done by researchers at NASA’s […]

Added sugar can double risk of heart disease mortality, researchers find

Adopting healthy eating habits might require more than just heading for the salad bar in the dining hall. Now, scientists have found that sugar in your soda might be doing more harm than you realize. High consumption of added sugar leads to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, according to the results of a […]

Helmet designs can reduce concussion risk by 50 percent, study shows

You’ve seen it all over the news lately: concussions pose a serious risk, especially for football players. Not only are they dangerous injuries immediately, but repeated blows to the head can have serious health effects years after they occur — something researchers at Boston University have proven. So what can we do to mitigate the […]

Smoky Rooms: Chemicals deposited by cigarette smoke can cause health problems on their own, research shows

We have all been told plenty of times: Smoking is hazardous for your health. Ever since D.A.R.E. came to our elementary school classrooms, people of this generation have been exposed to a wealth of information about the dangerous effects of tobacco products, especially cigarettes. Teachers, doctors and advertising campaigns have made us aware that even being exposed […]

Run for your lives: Exercise for cancer patients can cut mortality rates in half, study suggests

Exercise just may be the key to cure cancer, or at least one step toward getting there. In a new study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, researchers discovered that physical activity significantly increases the life span of cancer survivors, specifically in men, according to a Thursday press release. Kathleen Y. Wolin, the Loyola […]