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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

American Teens, Seniors Have Similar Sedentary Lifestyles: Study

American teenagers and seniors continue to live sedentary lifestyles with little to no physical activity, a new study revealed. Researchers hope schedules in schools can be modified to be conducive to physical activity.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017

Coconut Oil Is Not Healthy: Here Are The Best Oils For Heart Health

The American Heart Association said in a new advisory that coconut oil is not healthy. Here are healthier cooking oil options that contain less amount of saturated fat.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017

Concerning Coconut Oil: Here's The Deal About The Different Types Of Fats

A recent health advisory had many worried about the saturated fat content of coconut oil. Here is the low-down on the different types of fats, both good and bad.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2017

Yoga And Meditation Can Alter Stress-Related DNA: Study

Researchers find that mindfulness activities such as yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi can steer our DNA to react differently toward stress-inducing experiences. The reversed reaction to stress could lead to better physical and mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 17, 2017

Chemical In Broccoli May Lower Blood Sugar Of Diabetes Patients

Scientists discover that type 2 diabetics can reap great benefits from broccoli. A powder containing concentrated extract of broccoli reduced blood sugar levels by 10 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2017

French Fries May Cause Early Death: Here Are Other Food That Can Shorten Life Span

Eating French fries and other fried potatoes twice per week can raise the risk of early death. What other popular food can increase a person's likelihood of dying early?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2017

Constipated Since Birth, Man Now Freed Of 28 Pounds Of Poop After Surgery

Doctors in Shanghai, China, recently operated on a man and removed 30 inches of his massively swollen colon and 28 pounds of poop. Find out more about the Hirschsprung’s disease that led to his lifelong suffering.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2017

Is Your Decision-Making Influenced By What You Ate For Breakfast?

Researchers revealed that the amount of carbohydrates and proteins in one's breakfast may affect decision making throughout the day. However, the study's results did not conclusively prove the link and more research was needed.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2017

Eating French Fries Frequently Can Double Your Death Risk: Study

A new study revealed that regular consumption of fried potato products can lead to higher death risk. Frequent consumption of french fries can also cause early deaths.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2017

One-Third Of The World's Population is Obese, And The United States Is At The Front

A new study reveals that one-third of the world's population is now suffering from obesity. Unsurprisingly, the United States is the leader in this health issue.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2017

Consistently Eating Meals Late At Night Is Dangerous For The Body: Study

A new study suggests that regular late night dinners are dangerous for the body. Delaying meals has a bad effect on metabolism and could increase health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2017

Netflix Or Sleep: The American Academy Of Sleep Medicine Says You can Have Both, Here's How

Netflix is awesome, but, despite what we may wish, sleep is still a necessary part of life. Luckily, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has some advice to help you meet your entertainment and sleep needs.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 9, 2017

Eggs Can Help Boost Growth In Babies: Study

A new study shows that feeding infants one egg daily can improve the child’s nutrition and reduce stunted growth. Parents can introduce egg to babies at 6 months.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 9, 2017

Is Whole Wheat Bread Healthier Than White Bread? Answer May Vary From Person To Person

A new study has found no 'clinically significant' differences between the two effects of whole wheat bread and white bread on health markers. One's gut microbiome is pinpointed as the potential force behind these largely individualized effects.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2017

Even Moderate Drinking Can Damage The Brain: Study

Moderate drinkers who consume between 14 and 21 units of alcohol per week still have higher risk for a type of brain damage compared with teetotalers. What does this say about drinking limit guidelines?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2017

Newly Tattooed Man Dies From Infection: How Soon Can You Go Swimming After Getting Inked?

Can you swim after getting a tattoo? Here's the answer plus safe tattoo care and healing tips, following the case of a 31-year-old man who died after contracting flesh-eating bacteria upon swimming with his new body art.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2017

National Doughnut Day 2017: Here Is A Rundown Of The Sugar Content In Doughnuts

National Doughnut Day has come again, and big names are giving out free doughnuts to their patrons. Before you go claiming your free doughnuts, let’s have a quick rundown of some of the most popular donuts’ sugar content.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2017

Psychologists Come Up With Clever Way To Get People To Eat More Vegetables

In an experiment conducted at a university cafeteria, psychologists found a way to nudge people to eat more healthy food. The clever trick involves giving vegetables fancy names.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2017

Hackers Leak Private Photos Of Celebrities From Plastic Surgery Clinic

A group of hackers attacked a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic and released private client information, along with personal photos including nude pictures. The hacking group, identified as the ‘Tsar Team,’ demands Bitcoin ransom in exchange for the sensitive stolen data.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2017

Dog Flu In Florida: How To Protect Your Pet From Canine Influenza

Keeping your beloved animal companion safe from the dog flu can be an easy task for pet owners who stay on top of the H3N2 virus. Here’s how to protect your dog from canine influenza.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2017

Some Sunscreen Products Contain Potentially Dangerous Ingredients: Other Ways To Get Protection From The Sun

Sunscreens are supposed to protect people from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, but they still contain chemicals. Here are other ways to protect your skin.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2017

Climate Change Can Cause Sleep Problems: Here's How

Results of a new study show that increasing temperatures due to climate change lead to insufficient sleep. Certain members of the population are more susceptible to the warmer nights, and it could only get worse.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, Here’s How To Help Remove Period Stigma

This year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day focused on menstrual education in schools. Started by WASH United, this initiative tackles the stigma of menstruation by educating people about the menstrual cycle and promoting the wide availability of feminine hygiene products.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2017

Parents' Smartphone Obsession May Affect Children's Behavior

If you’re wondering why your child has been acting up lately, it may have something to do with you spending too much time on your smartphone. A new study linked child behavior problems to parents' heavy use of digital technology.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

Man Behind Ice Bucket Challenge Faces Financial Hurdles In Fight Against ALS

Pete Frates is struggling to pay for his ALS home care. The man who raised more than $250 million for Lou Gehrig’s disease through the Ice Bucket Challenge can no longer cope with his medical bills.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

Enough Sleep Important For People At Risk Of Heart Disease: How Much Sleep Do We Need Daily?

The length and quality of sleep can be a good indicator of a person’s overall physical and mental health. Just how much sleep can be considered ‘enough?’

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2017

Controversial IVF Doctor Helps Make Mothers Out Of Indian Women Age 50 And Beyond

An Associated Press report introduced Dr. Anurag Bishnoi, who employs in-vitro fertilization treatment on Indian women over age 50 and well into their 70s. Learn more about his controversial IVF technique and criticism of his practice.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017

Not Just Heart-Friendly: How Chocolate Can Benefit Your Overall Health

Regular consumption of chocolate benefits the heart and helps reduce risk of atrial fibrillation, notes a new study. Here are the other gains one can get from regularly eating dark chocolate and its flavonoids and other healthy components.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017

Instagram Good For Selfies, Not For Mental Health: How To Teach Your Kids To Be Smart About Social Media

Social networking is now a big part of kids’ lives, with tweens and teens turning to social media platforms for validation from their peers but leaving them exposed to the dangers of social media. What can parents do to protect them?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2017

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