Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S.
Results from recent studies indicate a pronounced social dichotomy with respect to male and female body hair.
Lazarus species are rediscovered after experts thought they went extinct. Lots of potential excitement and danger engulf these animals.
Chocolate poisoning points to a fundamental physiologic difference between man and man's best friend.
Feral swine populations are on the rise in the United States. Here are 10 tidbits on these resilient creatures.
Most everyone is afraid of death, but some people are less scared than others. What placates this fear?
For most people, tasting good food is a happy experience. But one common habit can interfere with this pleasure.
A belief in karma can be comforting. But how does this belief translate empirically?
A bad case of the hiccups may require serious medical treatment.
A reprieve from the doom and gloom—let’s celebrate birthdays with these 10 fun facts.
Breaking a sweat rids your system of various toxic substances. Find out which ones.
The seven deadly sins reflect both Pagan and Judeo-Christian traditions.
It takes both courage and gumption to experiment on oneself. These physicians did it.
Sometimes attempts at suppressing information backfire in viral ways. Here, a closer look at the Streisand effect.
The research on eating alone is mixed, with some people preferring the practice ostensibly even on the holidays.
Research shows that pedestrian deaths—especially in young children—are higher on Halloween.
There are definitely steps you can take to combat hair loss. Here are seven medical approaches to the problem that you may or may not have heard of.
Consumer research has shown that schadenfreude is rampant in sports, and is not only directed at a rival teams but also team sponsors.
A new study identifies key reversals in leading medical journals.
Worrying excessively, hallucinatory experiences, and longer sleep duration have all been found to be significantly linked to nightmares.
Body odor is more than just a smell.
Researchers find that many restaurants serve "gluten-free" meals that contain gluten.
Researchers look at what types of people share passwords, and the results are unexpected.
Ever notice a difference between how actors and directors give acceptance speeches at the Academy Awards?
Researchers use emerging technology to monitor celebrity suicide news on Twitter.
Pew research shows that more people are distancing themselves from the social media platform.
Apparently, the stress of the holidays can take its toll on the heart. Find out which Christmas and New Year holidays are significantly linked to more heart attacks.
Infections can lurk at the nail salon. Find out how to protect yourself.
Wonder what medical conditions can cause fingernails (and toenails) to turn different colors? Find out here.
Puppets behaving badly is a long-time trend in media. How are misbehaved puppets perceived by kids?
A common assumption is that shaved eyebrows don’t grow back, but is this true?
Naveed Saleh, M.D., M.S., attained a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and a master's degree in science journalism from Texas A&M.
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