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The ‘Night Owl’ Gene: This Is Why Some People Wake Up And Stay Up Late

Know more about this ‘night owl’ gene mutation, how insufficient sleep affects your health, and how much sleep you really need daily.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 7, 2017

Potassium-Rich Diet Could Be Key To Lowering Blood Pressure

A research review suggests that a potassium-rich diet is efficient against hypertension. High blood pressure, which currently accounts for many health complications, is an increasing worldwide problem that can be prevented.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2017

Fully Reversible Male Contraceptive Gel May Soon Be A Reality

A new contraceptive, in the form of a gel, mimics the effects of vasectomy. However, the prototype gel is designed to be fully reversible, and it could soon hit the market.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 7, 2017

Confirmed: Sleeping Gets Tougher As You Get Older

A new study has brought focus to the lack of quality sleep among old people. Many seniors get disturbed sleep from recurring wakefulness, leading to a range of disorders including memory loss.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2017

Wearable Fitness Tracker Alerts Woman To Dangerous Health Condition

Harwinton-based Patricia Lauder had no idea her Fitbit smart watch would save her life. Through dictating her very fast heartbeat, the Fitbit device clued her in on a pulmonary embolism inside her body.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017

Researchers Discover New Possible Explanation For Female Infertility

A research may have discovered the reason behind age-related infertility among women. Scientists studied mice eggs to determine a defect during cell division that may inhibit the process.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017

Alabama, Louisiana, And Mississippi Top The List Of 'Most Stressed' States

A research ranked the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia on the basis of stress levels among residents in each area. Alabama is the most stressed state in the country, whereas Minnesota residents are the least stressed.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017

Can Being Slightly Overweight Decrease Your Life Span?

According to a new study, being slightly overweight could potentially decrease the life span of a person. An overweight individual is at a higher risk of death when compared to slimmer peers.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 5, 2017

E-Cigarette Popularity Increasing, But Battery Explosion Cases Also On The Rise

E-cigarettes, also known as vaping pens, have gained popularity in recent years. However, reports of batteries explosions, that cause severe injuries and burns, question the safety of these vaping pens.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 3, 2017

Can Cigarette Price Hike In California Make People Quit Smoking?

Lawmakers in California imposed a strict price hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products from April 1. Many people have made up their mind to kick the habit as a result of this decision.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 3, 2017

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Benefits vs Side Effects Of Caffeine In The Body

The world’s strongest coffee has just been named. Here’s what you need to know about coffee and caffeine: health benefits, side effects, and safety levels.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2017

Climate Change Can Negatively Affect Mental Health, Says Study

New research finds that climate change can affect mental health negatively. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and eco-anxiety are just some of the mental health issues incited by climate change.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017

Can Insomnia Increase The Risk Of Heart Attacks And Stroke?

People suffering from insomnia may be at a higher risk of developing fatal cardiovascular conditions. This increase in risk of heart attacks and stroke was seen to be significant in people who had difficulty falling asleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

Death Of The Founder Of A Mental Health Community Ruled As Suicide; Learn The Warning Signs Of Suicide

The death of Project Semicolon's founder has been ruled as a suicide. Learn how to spot the warning signs of someone at risk of committing suicide and how to help a struggling loved one.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2017

Cigarette Prices On The Rise In California: Here's Why

Under Proposition 56, the government increased the price of a packet of cigarettes by $2 and a carton by $20 in California. The additional money collected will go toward research on tobacco-related diseases and prevention programs.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

Want To Snack Healthier? Vending Machines With A 25-Second Delay May Be The Answer

Getting snacks from a vending machine can now be healthier with the help of the DISC system. Making people wait for less healthy snacks could use people’s need for instant gratification to help them snack better and healthier.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

Scientists Explain How Deep Breaths Calm The Mind

A new study has found that deep breathing is crucial to combat depression and anxiety. However, the research was conducted on mice and a study of the same on humans is on its way.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 31, 2017

Black Insomnia: World's Strongest Coffee Contains Dangerously High Levels Of Caffeine

Lab test revealed that the world's strongest coffee contains 17.5 grams of caffeine per kilogram. How does the Black Insomnia Coffee fare when compared with Starbucks and other brands?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2017

Can Loneliness Make Your Colds Seem More Severe? Study Says Yes

A new study finds that perceived loneliness and isolation predicts subjective symptom severity. The research provides insight into the effect of loneliness to health and well-being.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

Got A Hangover? Yale Students Think They Have The Cure

A team of Yale students has found a cure for hangovers. The formula is natural and it helps to combat the negative effects of alcohol in the human body.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2017

Binge Drinking Among Older American Women On The Rise

Binge drinking has increased drastically among older American women, according to a new study. The study could not decode the reason behind this trend, but researchers stated that the issue is quite problematic.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2017

'Medicinal Food' Diet Is Effective Against Diabetes: Study

Researchers have found a natural diet that could treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. However, more research has to be carried out to reach a clear conclusion. The diet should also be prescribed by nutritionists.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2017

Marathon Running Can Cause Acute Kidney Injury, Says New Yale Study

Marathon running can have tons of health benefits, but it has some downsides, too. A new study from Yale University says a temporary kidney injury could be one of them.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2017

High-Intensity Interval Training Combats Aging Process In The Elderly: Study

A new study touts high-intensity interval training or HIIT as a potential tool to combat cellular aging in the elderly. Find out how this exercise stops aging, on top of other benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2017

Masculinity Tied To How Men Make Women 'Happy', Study Says

A new study has shown that women's orgasms make men feel more masculine. The research was conducted among heterosexual males so that self-esteem was related only to pleasuring female partners.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2017

Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment: Hopes Up On Lasers Kindling Lost Memories

Laser-based simulation of affected brain cells that retrieve memory is raising hopes. This follows moderately successful laser trials on mice in MIT after scientists activated cells in the hippocampi of mice where memory is stored.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2017

Peanut Allergies Shouldn’t Keep You From Eating Walnuts, Almonds, Says Study

According to a new study, a confirmed peanut allergy doesn’t automatically imply you are allergic to tree nuts as well. As long as you pass the oral food challenge, you can safely eat almonds and walnuts.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2017

Playing Video Games Can Help Combat Depression, Says Study

Playing video games can help combat depression per a new study. The introduction of video games led to a feeling of control among the participants, which helped treat overall depression symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2017

Just A Little Vigorous Exercise Enough To Boost Kids' Cardiometabolic Health, Says Study

New research suggests that vigorous exercise is more effective than regular physical activity in preventing cardiometabolic diseases among kids. The study used waist circumference as a biomarker.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2017

Stem Cell Therapy Addresses Impotence, Helps Men Get Sexual Function Back

Researchers have successfully employed stem cell therapy in treating people who suffer from erectile dysfunction. A Phase-2 trial will follow, investigating the effectiveness of this new treatment.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2017

Frequent Bathroom Trips During The Night? Study Says You Might Be Eating Too Much Salt

Japanese researchers are the first to discover salt intake is directly connected to frequent nocturnal urination. Their study suggests restricting salt consumption can help reduce the problems associated with nocturia.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2017

Random Unlucky DNA Mutations Cause Cancer More Than Other Factors But There Are Ways To Lower Your Risk

Simple random errors during cell division cause 66 percent of cancerous mutations, versus lower numbers for environmental and lifestyle factors. But it's not just a case of bad luck: Cancer and lifestyle still have strong links to focus on.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2017

Baby Boxes: What Can They Do To Stop Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

U.S. states are following Finland’s footsteps by giving away baby boxes to families with newborn babies. Can this initiative help lower rates of sudden infant death syndrome in the country?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2017

Colorado Solons: Reclassify Marijuana Before Trump Pot Embargo

Lawmakers in Colorado are pushing for a new legislation which they hope would cleverly evade the Trump administration's future nationwide crackdown on marijuana. But there’s a catch.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2017

Mom Who Beat Cancer Twice Dies One Day After Giving Birth To Twins

Thirty-year-old Jamie Snider of Fresno, California, beat cancer twice and even gave birth to twin babies. A day after delivery, however, her heart failed, and she died.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Sperm Count Using Your Smartphone? How About Trying These Weird Fertility Customs Around The World

Similar to home kits available to women to detect pregnancy, a smartphone app with 97 percent accuracy has been developed to test fertility in men. Technology apart, fertility rituals in many cultures are boosting fertility in their own way.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2017

Less Spanking, More Positive Parenting: New Study Highlights Perks Of Being An Older Mother

A new Danish study has found that 'older' women are more likely to handle parenting better than their younger counterparts. Here are some likely benefits of delaying motherhood according to the research.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Fattest Cities In America 2017: Is Your City One Of The Most Obese?

A new study by WalletHub ranks America’s most populated cities according to obesity rates. Find out your city’s score and see how much your fellow residents are affected by weight-related health problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Moderate Drinking Can Reduce Risks Of Some Heart Conditions

A study revealed that alcohol consumption in moderation may lower the risk of developing some heart conditions. Researchers suggest that rather than starting to drink, people should instead adopt healthier lifestyles to mitigate heart failure risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Smartphone App Now Tests For Male Fertility: See How This Semen Analyzer Works

A new at-home male fertility test can detect abnormal semen with 97 percent accuracy compared with traditional lab testing. See how a smartphone app and a chip can make this happen.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

Boy With Rare Skin Disorder Meets Dog With The Same Condition

An eight-year-old boy who suffers from vitiligo, a rare skin condition, has met a dog who has the same disorder. Before meeting face to face, the two have known each other virtually.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

Fish Oil Supplement During Pregnancy Does Not Make Your Child Intelligent, Suggests New Study

Fish oil supplements consumed by women during pregnancy have reportedly shown negative results in improving the brain function of children, a new study has revealed. There may even be a detrimental effect on a child's behavior and executive functioning.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Stay On The Grind: New Report Urges Pregnant Women To Keep Exercising

A new viewpoint in the journal JAMA recommends exercising to pregnant women. It highlights benefits both for the mother and the developing fetus, contrary to traditional advice that expectant mothers should rest.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

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