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Quality Of High School Friendships Linked To Mental Health In Adulthood

Researchers found that close high school friendships directly predict mental health improvements in young adulthood. Having high-quality friendships at 15 years old predict less social anxiety and fewer signs of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2017

Junk Food Linked To Increased Cancer Risk Among Normal-Weight Women

Researchers have found that normal weight women with high energy density diets have 10 percent higher cancer risks. Results show that having a normal weight does not immediately translate to reduced cancer risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

Performance Boosting Underwear Helps Ease Lower Back Pain

A new mechanical underwear can help prevent excess strain on the lower back. The mechanized suit can be activated by double tapping or through an application.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

Study Suggests E-Cigarette Use Helps In Quitting Smoking

New research has shown that e-cigarette users are more likely to quit smoking compared with smokers who have never used e-cigarettes. Conflicting results on the positive and negative effects of e-cigarettes continue to surface.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

Binge Watching Leads To Poorer Sleep Quality, Fatigue And Insomnia: Study

Researchers have found that binge-watching is linked to poor sleep quality, more symptoms of insomnia, and daytime fatigue. A majority of binge-watchers don't even intend to binge-watch in the first place.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

UK Targets Calorie Reduction In Popular Food Items To Combat Childhood Obesity

Health officials in the UK aim to reduce the caloric content of popular food items such as pizzas and burgers. This is in response to the obesity and type 2 diabetes rate among children in the UK.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

Is It Lyme Disease Or Not? New Test May Provide Accurate Diagnosis

While still highly experimental, initial findings on Lyme disease diagnosis may outperform current laboratory tests for uncovering early-stage Lyme. Researchers may be able to tell Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases apart with greater accuracy.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2017

Late Night Snacking Lowers The Skin’s UV Protection

The human skin has a biological clock and eating at abnormal times disrupts it. Research has shown eating late at night weakens the skin’s defenses against UV rays.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2017

Walnuts Can Help Control Appetite And Cravings: Study

Eating a handful of walnuts a day could fight off obesity. Researchers discovered how eating walnuts changes brain activity to stave off hunger and cravings.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2017

Exposure To Artificial Lighting Ups Risk For Breast Cancer

Researchers find that women who are exposed to artificial lighting at night have 14 percent higher risks for breast cancer. Hormone disruption is suspected to be the likely cause of the increased risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017

WATCH: Man's Extreme Leg Cramp Wriggles Like An Alien

A man's intense muscle cramps had people describing it as a fetus or even an alien. What commonly causes muscle cramps and how can it be remedied?

Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2017

You’re Likely Hurting Yourself When Grooming Your Pubic Hair: Study

In a new study, one out of four individuals has reported getting injured while doing pubic hair removal and trimming. Find out the range of pubic hair grooming injuries in this research on nearly 7,600 American adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 17, 2017

Diet Food And Drinks May Trigger Weight Gain And Diabetes: Study

A study has found that low-calorie food and beverage could increase the risk for obesity and diabetes. Misaligned sweetness and calories deceive our body’s metabolism into gaining weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 12, 2017

Survey Reveals The Best Time Of The Day To Have Sex, Drink, Exercise, And Sleep

Survey results show the optimal times of the day to engage in activities such as sex, exercise, and sleep. The optimal time for sex may not appeal much to night owls.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 11, 2017

Your Instagram Photos May Be Able To Tell If You Are Depressed

Your Instagram feed could lend important insight on depression and mental health. This is the finding of a new study that used a computer program to analyze thousands of Instagram photos from 166 users.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2017

Yoga Could Ease Symptoms Of Depression, New Studies Reveal

A number of new studies have revealed that doing yoga may ease depression, and the practice could complement traditional therapies to lessen the symptoms. Find out more about its benefits for mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 7, 2017

Fat-Shaming In Doctor's Clinic Can Be Physically Harmful

Presenters at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association shed light into the negative effects of fat-shaming in doctor's clinics. Such acts could lead to serious psychological and physical harm to a patient.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 5, 2017

Heart Benefits Of Mediterranean Diet May Only Be For The Rich: Study

The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet seem to be exclusive to the rich and educated, a new study has found. Learn about the connection of this diet to socioeconomic standing based on a study of 18,000 Italians.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 1, 2017

Drinking Alcohol Regularly May Lower Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

A new study reveals that drinking alcohol three to four times a week in moderate amounts reduces the risk for diabetes. Is it too good to be true?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 29, 2017

Drinking Alcohol After Studying Can Improve Memory: Study

Consuming alcohol after learning something new appears to boost the brain's ability to retain information. Researchers also found that drinking more alcohol is linked to greater enhancement of the memory.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 26, 2017

One Way Money Can Buy Happiness, According To Science

If you think money can't buy happiness, think again. A new study reveals the benefits of buying time, such as paying someone to do household tasks, for greater life satisfaction.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 25, 2017

Pairing Sugary Drinks With High Protein Meals Makes You Store More Fat: Study

USDA funded research finds bad news with high protein meal and high sugar drink pairings. As it turns out, combining these two could lead to more fat storage and salty food cravings.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 22, 2017

War Veteran Can Keep Ducks To Relieve PTSD: City Council

The West Lafayette city council voted to let a war veteran keep his ducks despite a city ordinance barring farm animals in properties. The war veteran takes care of the ducks as a form of therapy for his PTSD.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2017

Just Thinking You Are Physically Active Even If You Are Not May Extend Your Life Span

New research sheds light into the effects of perception about levels of physical activity and mortality outcomes. They found that more positive perceptions of physical activity even if you are not very active could lead to more positive health outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2017

Loss Of Certain Speech Abilities And Hearing Deemed Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s

Speech problems may reflect not just less fluency and communication prowess, but also early signs of cognitive decline that could pave the way for Alzheimer's disease later on. Read on for the study details.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 18, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Weight Gain and Other Health Woes Yet Again

A new study warns against the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, specifically how they could cause long-term weight gain and other health problems. Read on for details from the University of Manitoba research.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 17, 2017

New Report Ranks Laziest Nations, And US Is In Bottom Half With Lowest Average Steps

Nations with large differences in walking rates in their citizens have higher obesity levels than those who do not see such a vast spread, a new study has reported. Find out more about activity inequality and why walkable cities matter.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2017

These Energy-Recycling Stairs Make Climbing A Breeze

Researchers have developed energy-recycling stairs that can help the elderly and disabled individuals who have difficulty negotiating stairs. Here's how these assistive stairs work.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2017

Coffee Recalled Over Ingredient Similar To Viagra And Undeclared Milk

A coffee sold over the counter as a male enhancement product contains an ingredient similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient of erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Why is this a bad thing?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 20, 2017

Drinking Coffee Helps You Live Longer, Pair Of New Studies Confirm

Two new large studies published Monday, July 10, showed a link between coffee and longer life through reducing the risk of death from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or even cancer. Coffee benefits held up even if one drank a decaffeinated cup.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 11, 2017

Sense Of Purpose In Life Could Help You Get Better Sleep: Study

A new study shows that having a purpose in life can help one sleep better at night. Here's how purpose translates to less insomnia, less sleep disturbances, and a good night's sleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2017

Men Urged To Masturbate 21 Times A Month To Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

A study finds that men who ejaculate more frequently are less at risk of developing prostate cancer. The results of the decade-long study are in line with other such studies with similar results.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2017

High Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Linked To Child's Increased Risk For Asthma And Allergies

In the United States, per capita refined sugar consumption increased by 25 percent from 1970 to 2000. Researchers found that children whose mothers had a high-sugar diet during pregnancy had higher risks for allergic asthma.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2017

Smelling Your Food First Can Make You Fat: UC Berkeley Study

A new study by UC Berkeley researchers suggests that a person's sense of smell can affect how the body will deal with calories. The results show a relationship between the olfactory system and brain regions known to control metabolism.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2017

Study Reveals Chocolate May Improve Immediate Cognitive Performance

A review of the current literature shows chocolate’s potential to improve cognitive performance. Studies show both short- and long-term benefits related to flavanols from coca products.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2017

Higher Childhood IQ Linked To Longer Life Span: Study

A study has associated high childhood IQ levels with reduced mortality rates. Researchers believe smarter kids make better lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2017

Sun Tan On Kids Is Not A Sign Of Good Health

Parents, beware: having your kids sun tanned is not a sign of good health, a new study has revealed. Researchers said a sun tan or sun burn is caused by damaged skin.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2017

80-Year-Old Woman Gets Attacked By Rabid Bobcat, Needed Up To 60 Body Stitches

80-year-old Elsie Dabrowski from Sunapee, New Hampshire, has suffered bobcat mauling in her own garden. Know what to do and how to stay safe from animal attacks, particularly with rabid ones.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2017

Older Fathers Likely To Have Geekier Sons: Study

Geekiness is higher in boys whose dads were older than 35 years old when they were conceived, study suggests. Children with older fathers also scored better on STEM exams.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2017

Here's Why Coconut Oil Does Not Deserve A Bad Rap

Should you throw out your bottle of coconut oil, and do saturated fats really lead to heart disease? Some studies favor coconut oil and deviate from recent recommendations from the AHA.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2017

Moms, Breastfeeding Could Slash Your Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

A new study showed that breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke later in life. Learn how the practice could positively impact a mom's cardiovascular health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2017

Experts Find 3 Things That Can Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease

A team of experts found no strong evidence to support current intervention methods against cognitive decline and dementia. However, they found that brain training, blood pressure management, and increased physical activity show the most promise among intervention methods.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2017

Study Finds Link Between Legalized Marijuana, Increased Car Crash Rates

More cases of driving under the influence of drugs have been reported in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, a new study revealed. These states include Oregon, Colorado, and Washington.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2017

Yoga As Good As Physical Therapy For Treating Lower Back Pain: Study

Chronic back pain sufferers can look to yoga as an alternative form of treatment for their condition. A new study suggests that the practice could provide the same amount of pain and function improvement as physical therapy.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2017

Summer-Smart Tips: 5 Ways To Naturally Prevent And Treat Sunburn

Spending too much time under the sun may end up increasing your risk for sunburns. If you happen to develop these painful skin sores, these five simple tips can help reduce the discomfort you might feel.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017

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