It's Not Just You, Politics Is Stressing Out America's Youth

It's Not Just You, Politics Is Stressing Out America's Youth
The current political climate has been difficult for Americans of all political stripes. People have been so stressed that, just before the 2016 presidential election, the American Psychological Association released a list of coping strategies to help adults deal with election-related stress.

I'm Not Overweight, So Why Do I Need To Eat Healthy Foods?

I'm Not Overweight, So Why Do I Need To Eat Healthy Foods?
We all have that one friend whose eating habits and body shape simply don’t add up. While enjoying the unhealthiest of meals and a sedentary lifestyle, somehow they effortlessly retain a slender figure.

A Life Of Uncertainty: Living With Cancer For Thirteen Years

A Life Of Uncertainty: Living With Cancer For Thirteen Years
Someone asked me what living with cancer for thirteen years is like, never knowing whether the disease will remain under control. I said, “It’s like being hurled into a classic 1950s horror movie where you know terrible things will happen but you don’t know when they will occur.”

I've Been Diagnosed With Iron Deficiency, Now What?

I've Been Diagnosed With Iron Deficiency, Now What?Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the developed world, affecting around one in three women of reproductive age.

Does Air Pollution Lead To More Unethical Behavior?

Does Air Pollution Lead To More Unethical Behavior?Anxiety caused by exposure to pollution may make people more prone to cheating and unethical behavior, according to new research. And that can be a driver behind the higher crime rates in high-pollution areas.

How Just Standing More Burns More Calories

standing desk 2 10Standing rather than sitting burns, on average, an additional 0.15 calories per minute — a small increase that could add up to a weight loss of nearly 6 pounds per year.

Why Your Doctor May Not Be Able To Help You Lose Weight

Why Your Doctor May Not Be Able To Help You Lose Weight
Obesity was designated a disease in 2013 by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association. Obesity, defined as a body mass index of 30 or higher, had long been identified as a health condition

How Kindness Can Make A Difference In Cancer Care

How Kindness Can Make A Difference In Cancer Care
Cancer may not be life-ending, but it usually is life-changing. A cancer diagnosis instantaneously turns life upside down for patients and families.

Body Clock Problems Come Before Other Alzheimer’s Symptoms

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Circadian rhythm disruptions common to Alzheimer’s disease occur before memory loss and other symptoms in people whose memories are intact but whose brain scans show early, preclinical evidence of the condition, according to new research.

How To Keep School Lunches Safe In The Heat

How To Keep School Lunches Safe In The HeatThe school holidays are over but summer isn’t, and we’re bound to have more hot days before the season ends. So how can you avoid making yourself or your kids sick when packing picnics or school lunches in the heat?

To Cut Smoking’s Harm, Should You Switch To Vaping?

To Cut Smoking’s Harm, Should You Switch To Vaping?Alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes are emerging as a promising option for people who are trying to quit smoking, a new article that focuses on harm minimization and smoking cessation suggests.

How Do The Health Claims Of Kombucha Stack Up?

How Do The Health Claims Of kombucha stack Up?

The drink kombucha was previously only popular in hipster cafes, but is now vying for space on the supermarket shelves. Many claims are made about the health benefits of drinking kombucha, but what does the science say?

How Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy Is Too Much?

How Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy Is Too Much?During a healthy pregnancy, women gain weight as the baby grows. This is normal and necessary. But recent research indicates that excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases health risks for mothers and their children.

5 Supplements That Claim To Speed Up Weight Loss

5 Supplements That Claim To Speed Up Weight Loss
When you google “weight loss” the challenge to sort fact from fiction begins. These five supplements claim to speed up weight loss, but let’s see what the evidence says.

How Used Coffee Beans Can Help Your Health

How Used Coffee Beans Can Help Your Health
Did you know that your morning cup of coffee contributes to six million tonnes of spent coffee grounds going to landfill every year?

A Healing Experiment That Transcends Time and Space

A Healing Experiment
What if we could go back in time to heal an illness at an earlier, less-advanced stage? Or go back even further to the moment right before an illness took hold in our bodies? A number of researchers, Helmut Schmidt being one of the earliest, have studied the...

What Is The Most Nutritious Plant-Based Milk?

What Is The Most Nutritious Plant-Based Milk?
While plant-based milk beverages like soy milk have been on the market for a couple of decades and are advertised as being healthy and wholesome for those who are lactose-intolerant, little research has compared the benefits and drawbacks of the various kinds of plant-based milk.

Are Antioxidants Truly Good For Us?

Are antioxidants truly Good For Us?
Antioxidants seem to be everywhere; in superfoods and skincare, even chocolate and red wine. Products that contain antioxidants are marketed as essential for good health, with promises to fight disease and reverse ageing

The Simple Cholesterol Test That Says If You Really Need Statins

The Simple Cholesterol Test That Says If You Really Need StatinsHeart disease stubbornly remains one of the biggest killers in the UK, where there are 7m people living with the condition. During the past 60 years, the management of cholesterol has become an important weapon in the fight against this – and drugs called statins are often used in treatment.

Are You Feeling Guilty About That Afternoon Nap?

Are You Feeling Guilty About That Afternoon Nap?
You may be familiar with that feeling of overwhelming sleepiness during the mid-afternoon. It’s common, occurs whether you’ve eaten lunch or not, and is caused by a natural dip in alertness from about 1 to 3pm.

What Happens When You Age: The Common Beliefs and The Reality

What Happens When You Age: The Common Beliefs and The Reality
People over the age of 65 make up a larger percentage of the global population than ever before. As this ageing of society only really took off in the last century, it’s unsurprising that much of what we think we know about ageing is untrue.

Feeling Tired? Here's How You Can Get Rid of Fatigue

Feeling Tired? You Can Conquer Fatigue!
What is your fatigue trying to tell you right now, this very moment of your life? This is an important question that I want you to ask yourself right now. At different times of the day, you'll have different answers, and at different times of your life, you'll have different answers...

When It Comes To Your Health, Where You Live Matters

When It Comes To Your Health, Where You Live MattersAccording to a recent report, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia have the worst health in the U.S. These states have higher rates of premature deaths, chronic diseases and poor health behaviors year after year.

Everything You Need To Know About Fresh Produce And E. Coli

Everything You Need To Know About Fresh Produce And E. ColiWhile the recent outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce has been declared over, Canadian public health officials are still working to determine the cause of the contamination.

Want To Eat Healthy? Try Sustainable Shopping And An Eco-friendly Diet

Want To Eat Healthy? Try Sustainable Shopping And An Eco-friendly DietFollowing our annual Christmas overindulgence, many of us have set ambitious goals for the year ahead. But eating healthy shouldn’t just mean cutting down on snacks; given the environmental impact of food production, a more sustainable diet should feature high on everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions.

This Time Of Day May Be Riskiest For Overeating

This Time Of Day May Be Riskiest For Overeating
People who are overweight may be at higher risk for overeating in the evening hours, especially when experiencing stress, a new study suggests.

Is Your Aura Losing Energy? Feeling Victimized?

Is Your Aura Losing Energy? Feeling Victimized?
Remember that whatever the source of your energy leaks, you are the one who is best able to make changes that will bring about improved energy levels in your life. As tempting as it may seem to blame someone or something else for past injustices or handicaps in your life, you will gain...

Which Medicines Don’t Go Well With Flying?

Which Medicines Don’t Go Well With Flying?
Every day, more than 10 million people take a flight somewhere in the world. While flying is relatively safe, the unique environmental conditions can put passengers at risk if they’re taking certain medications.

Avoid These 10 Stealth Microplastics If You Want To Save The Oceans

Avoid These 10 Stealth Microplastics If You Want To Save The Oceans
Theresa May’s new environment plan sets ambitious goals for plastic waste reduction. But there’s lots of room for slippage. One goal is to eradicate all “avoidable” plastic waste, though it’s not clear how “avoidable” will be defined.

How To Use Intuition As A Tool For Self-Healing

How To Use Intuition As A Tool for Self-Healing
We are so conditioned to using our five physical senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), that we expect intuition to be something equally tangible. It is not. Intuition, the "sixth sense," requires us to trust, not to know.

This Is How Your Stress Turns Into Sickness

This Is How Your Stress Turns Into Sickness
Certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical symptoms and disease, a new study suggests.

How To Prevent Food Allergies In Your Kids?

How To Prevent Food Allergies In Your Kids?With the rise in food allergies over the last ten to 20 years, parents are understandably concerned about what – if anything – can be done to reduce the chances of their child developing a food allergy.

What Jeff Sessions Doesn't Understand About Medical Marijuana

What Jeff Sessions Doesn't Understand About Medical MarijuanaOn January 4 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, a 2013 document that limits federal enforcement of marijuana laws. This opens the door for a crackdown in the nine states with legal recreational marijuana.

What Supplements Do Scientists Use, And Why?

What Supplements Do Scientists Use, And Why?

Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry. But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products don’t have to prove that their products are effective, only that they are safe – and that’s for new supplements only.

If You Don't Have Celiac Disease, Avoiding Gluten May Not Be Healthy

If You Don't Have Celiac Disease, Avoiding Gluten May Not Be HealthyCoeliac disease, an allergy to gluten that causes damage to the intestine, affects 1% of Australians. But more than ten times this number, or around 11% of the population, follows a gluten-free diet by choice, and up to 30% of people in the United States try to reduce their gluten intake.

Use These Plants To Fight Indoor Pollution

devils ivy plants cleans air 1 7Humans have built high-rises since ancient Roman times, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that they became the default work space for a significant slice of the world’s workers. While these buildings are certainly efficient, they can cause real health issues.

How Alcohol Damages Stem Cells And Increases Cancer Risk

How Alcohol Damages Stem Cells And Increases Cancer RiskAfter cigarettes, alcohol is perhaps the most common carcinogen that humans voluntarily expose themselves to. How this simple substance promotes cancer, though, has not been clear. But our latest study sheds some light on the possible mechanism.

Why People With Sense Of Purpose Tend To Do Healthy Stuff

Why People With Sense Of Purpose Tend To Do Healthy StuffPeople who have a sense of purpose in their life tend to make healthier lifestyle choices and report feeling better about their own health status, according to a new study.

These Exercises Took 3 Years Off Of Aging Faces

These Exercises Took 3 Years Off Of Aging FacesA 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise program sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance with fuller upper and lower cheeks, report researchers.

Stop Worrying About Not Getting Enough Exercise And Being Too Stressed

Stop Worrying About Not Getting Enough Exercise And Being Too StressedIt’s January, so it’s likely that you have set yourself goals to be more physically active and less stressed in 2018. Paradoxically, better goals would be to stop worrying about how much exercise you’re getting and to stop worrying about being too stressed.

What Are The Choices That Lead To Freedom From Pain?

What Are The Choices That Lead To Freedom From Pain?The mind of addiction goes like this: “So I need to stop playing computer games. I will take up marathon running instead.” Keeping away from the addiction does not stop the need for addiction and the need to look at the underlying pain or unhappiness...

What Type Of Milk Is Best?

benefits drinking milk 1 3Milk had a rather bad press in the 1970s and 1980s. In the UK, for example, there has been a marked decline in milk consumption from about 2,700ml per person per week in the early 1970s to 1,400ml per person per week in 2014.

Our Fight With Fat: Why Is Obesity Getting Worse?

Our Fight With Fat: Why Is Obesity Getting Worse?Gyms across the country will be packed in the new year with people sticking, however briefly, to their New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Most of them do not know that the cards are stacked against them and that weight loss is much more complicated than working out and not eating dessert.

How To Become More Energetic, Happier And Successful

How To Become More Energetic, Happier And Successful
You don't have to be a scientist to know that energy is all around us and inside us. In fact, when we get down to it, energy is all that exists. In high school science class we learned that energy is never created nor destroyed. It is simply transformed from one form...

Music Can Heal, Motivate, Calm, And Enhance Life

Music Can Heal, Motivate, Calm, And Enhance Life
Most of us don't pay much attention to the connection between music and our well-being. It is just there. It has always been there. For some of us it hovers on the periphery of our lives. For others it is central to our daily moods and activities.

Herbs, Wilderness Time, And Other Ways To Help Yourself

Herbs, Wilderness Time, And Other Ways To Help YourselfThroughout most of human history, there was no such thing as a psychiatrist or a refill of Ativan—and humans developed a thousand different ways of working with mental and emotional distress, many of which are just as effective today as they were in 612 BC.

The Scientific Defense Of The Brussels Sprout

The Scientific Defense Of The Brussels Sprout
Brussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour and familiarity of the small green vegetable. To others, they are an object of derision and disgust.

New Evidence Shows That Healthy Obesity Is A Myth

New Evidence Shows That Healthy Obesity Is A Myth
Our latest study shows that if you’re obese but metabolically healthy (so-called “fat but fit”), you are still at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease compared with metabolically healthy people who are a normal weight.

Should I Stop Taking Prozac If I’m Pregnant?

Women, and perhaps their doctors, may be concerned when they see reports of a study showing an association between taking fluoxetine, an antidepressant also known as Prozac, during pregnancy and birth defects in children. The Conversation

What Thin People Don’t Understand About Dieting

What Thin People Don’t Understand About DietingDiets do not work. The scientific evidence is clear as can be that cutting calories simply doesn’t lead to long-term weight loss or health gains.

A Slow Down Diet Success Story

A Slow Down Diet Success Story
In less than six weeks’ time working together, Sandy lost fifteen pounds and within four months she was a total of forty-five pounds lighter while eating more fat and exercising less. Her war with food was over, and she finally had what she wanted. Here’s what she did.

Experts Say These Two Things Are The Secret To Living A Longer Life

Experts Say These Two Things Are The Secret To Living A Longer Life“Blue zones” are areas of the world where people live considerably longer lives. On these territories we can find octogenarians, nonagenarians and many centenarians, and even some supercentenarians (people who have reached the age of 110).

No, Most People Aren’t In Severe Pain When They die

No, Most People Aren’t In Severe Pain When They dieMany people fear death partly because of the perception they might suffer increasing pain and other awful symptoms the nearer it gets. There’s often the belief palliative care may not alleviate such pain, leaving many people to die excruciating deaths.

Women From Some States Travel 10X Farther For Abortion

Women who’ve received funds to pay for an abortion but cannot access abortion in their home states travel roughly 10 times farther for the procedure than women who don’t have to go out of state, new research indicates.

Putting Algae And Seaweed On The Menu Could Help Save Our Seafood

Putting Algae And Seaweed On The Menu Could Help Save Our SeafoodIf we have to feed 9.8 billion people by 2050, food from the ocean will have to play a major role. Ending hunger and malnutrition while meeting the demand for more meat and fish as the world grows richer will require 60% more food by the middle of the century.

Here's What You Need To Know About Honey Bee Stings

Here's What You Need To Know About Honey Bee StingsA Victorian man died yesterday after being stung by several bees. While bee sting deaths are rare (bees claim around two Australian lives each year), bees cause more hospitalisations than any venomous creature.

Do Skinny Teas Boost Weight Loss?

Do Skinny Teas Boost Weight Loss?

Weight loss teas are becoming common, with advertisements claiming dramatic results often appearing online. Do the big promises match the results, or do they only match the price tag?

The Twelve Simple Steps Of The Healing Process

Twelve Simple Steps Of The Healing ProcessIt isn't possible to make good, conscious decisions in the midst of confusion and shock. Slow down and don't be rushed. Listen to your inner voice. Weigh the options and make decisions and choices based on what you feel is right for you. We stay far more empowered when we take charge and make decisions we feel good about.

How To Best To Wash Your Hands When Traveling

How To Best To Wash Your Hands When TravelingFor my fourth-grade science fair project, I tested different soaps to see which ones were the most effective at keeping my hands clean.

This Ingredient In Cannabis May Be Useful For Treating Psychosis

This Ingredient In Cannabis May Be Useful For Treating Psychosis

Psychiatric patients treated with a substance found in cannabis, cannabidiol, showed a significant reduction in psychotic symptoms and were also more likely to be rated as “improved” by their psychiatrist, our latest study shows.

Who Should Get A Flu Shot And Why

Who Should Get A Flu Shot And WhyIt’s that time of year again. People around you are getting the sniffles and experts are beginning to speculate on this year’s prevalent strains of flu

How Inflammation Causes Disease

How Inflammation Causes DiseaseInflammation has a major impact on our health and quality of life. It’s the trigger behind many chronic diseases and a growing burden affecting health care across the globe. But what is inflammation? And what causes it?

Shaming People About Their Lifestyle Habits Does Nothing To Improve Their Health

Shaming People About Their Lifestyle Habits Does Nothing To Improve Their HealthGoing to the doctor usually involves exposing the body with all its faults and flaws. In a culture that increasingly values self control and bodily perfection, being sick or even merely old can lead to feelings of shame and inadequacy.

Losing Weight Is Hard, But It's Not Any Harder If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

Losing Weight Is Hard, But It's Not Any Harder If You Have Type 2 DiabetesA study has found weight loss could reverse type 2 diabetes. The UK clinical trial showed that 46% of people who followed a low-calorie diet, among other measures, for 12 months were able to stop their type 2 diabetes medications.

Does The Right Diet Depend On Your Genes?

Does The Right Diet Depend On Your Genes?Research in animal models with different genetics shows that one diet really doesn’t fit all, and what works for some may not be best for others, according to a Texas A&M study published in the journal Genetics.

Is Eating Out Devouring Your Food Budget?

Is Eating Out Devouring Your Food Budget?If you were to guess how much you spend on eating out per month, chances are you’ll miss the mark by a quite a bit.

Epigenetics: Unraveling and Conquering Your DNA

Epigenetics: Unraveling and Conquering Your DNA We are all born with the genes we inherit from our parents, but how and whether our body expresses these genes is gaining increasing attention in the emerging science of epigenetics.

Thinking Of Taking Opioids For Low Back Pain?

Thinking Of Taking Opioids For Low Back Pain?Low back pain is a common problem affecting more than 80% of us at some point in our lives. Recommended treatments include staying active and, if possible, avoiding strong pain medicines such as opioids.

What Can You Do About Varicose Veins?

What Can You Do About Varicose Veins?Varicose veins is a term commonly used to describe visible leg veins. But true varicose veins are dilated and very prominent.

Why Diet Should Be Treated As A Complex Subject

Why Diet Should Be Treated As A Complex SubjectAre vegetarian diets the key to healthy aging, or could they be a risk to those who adopt them? These questions are a source of confusion for the general public, and for many scientists too.

How To Open to Your Body's Natural Healing Capabilities

How To Open to Your Body's Natural Healing CapabilitiesWhy does the body seem to betray you? It's a belief. You're fight­ing it mentally, but you haven't let yourself experience and feel  what it's like to absolutely be in your body. Just as the Earth is the body of this planet, your biology is the body of your soul. If you're aging, if you look in the mirror and say...

Should You Get Your Prostate Checked?

Should You Get Your Prostate Checked?As Movember has come to a close, and men flaunt or shave the facial hair they have grown, there is something people should know — prostate cancer screening is ineffective and can do more harm than good.

The Power of Illness, Introspection, and Living in the Here and Now

time of quiet introspection
In ancient Greece, there were temples with rooms to which sick people could retreat. This was a time of quiet introspection, based on the understanding that illness is a sacred space where inner work can be done, so that healing may come from the core of our being.

Is Drinking Wine Really Good For Your Heart?

Is Drinking Wine Really Good For Your Heart?As the weekend approaches, people are opening wine bottles in bars and restaurants and homes around the world, ready to kick back and relax.

These Foods Will Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

These Foods Will Lower Your Risk Of Heart DiseaseLow-fat or low-carb? Butter or margarine? Avocado oil or coconut oil? Bombarded with contradictory media reports on the ever-changing landscape of nutrition research

New Research Suggests Common Herbicides Are Linked To Antibiotic Resistance

New Research Suggests Common Herbicides Are Linked To Antibiotic ResistanceAntibiotics are losing their ability to kill bacteria. One of the main reasons for the rise in antibiotic resistance is the improper use of antibiotics, but our latest research shows that the ingredients in commonly-used weed killers like Round-up and Kamba can also cause bacteria to become less susceptible to antibiotics.

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