Our animal inheritance: Humans perk up their ears, too, when they hear interesting sounds

Many animals, including dogs, cats and various species of monkeys, will move their ears to better focus their attention on a novel sound. That humans also have this capability was not known until now. A research team based in Saarland has demonstrated for the first time that we make minute, unconscious movements of our ears… Read More »

Which contraceptive pill is best for acne

Whatever term you use to describe those painful, persistent bumps on your face or body, one fact remains: Acne is a common problem for many people—up to 50 million Americans —way beyond their teenage years. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, adult acne affects a wide range… Read More »

Having trouble sleeping: What to know

Sleeping difficulty refers to difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or waking up too early. Low quality sleep and a lack of sleep can both negatively affect a person’s health. Chronic sleep loss can even lead to headaches, excessive fatigue, and cognitive impairments. Sleeping difficulties may occur due to lifestyle factors, poor sleep hygiene, or… Read More »