Healthy Living/Wellness

Intense Stair Climbing Can Improve Your Fitness: Study

Couch potatoes now have no excuse to forego exercise. A new study suggests brief but intense stair climbing, which can be done anywhere, is just as good for the heart as structured physical activities.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Poor Thigh Muscle Strength May Increase Risks Of Knee Osteoarthritis In Women

Women are likelier to develop osteoarthritis in their knees if they have poor strength in their thigh muscles, say researchers. According to their study, however, the same cannot be said for men.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

This Valentine's Day, Which Is Better: Milk Chocolate Or Dark Chocolate?

Shopping for chocolates this Valentine's Day? Take a look at some of the factors you may want to consider before going on a chocolate shopping spree.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

20 Million Americans Suffer From Hearing Loss, Says CDC: Everyday Activities To Blame?

A new study by the CDC states that almost 20 million Americans are suffering from hearing damage. The condition is caused due to excessive exposure to noise in home or in community.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Could Harm Women’s Fertility: Study

Heavy lifting and working at night shift may decrease a woman's fertility, according to a new study. The underlying mechanism remains unknown, but women who are trying to conceive are urged to consider these occupational factors affecting reproduction.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Male Contraceptive Gel Could Be Vasectomy Alternative For Men: What Are Its Potential Side Effects?

The male contraceptive gel Vasalgel could be a better alternative to vasectomy, condom, and withdrawal method. What are the possible side effects and problems that may arise due to use of this birth control method?

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Concussions May Affect Driving Ability Even After Symptoms Pass: Study

A concussion can affect a patient's driving ability even after the symptoms are gone, according to new research. The next step of the research is to determine exactly when concussion patients can resume driving.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

How Diet Quality Makes The Fittest Fitter: Study

Two new studies have shown that a balanced diet works best when combined with certain types of exercises. The studies prove that the number of calories is not the only contributing factor when it comes to fitness.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Online Groups Offer Support For People Who Want To Lose Weight

New research pointed out that online forums dedicated to people trying to lose weight offer support to their members. Among the forum posts, the most successful are the confessions.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Grapes Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Improve Attention And Memory, Says Study

Looking for another reason to eat more fruits? Researchers are saying that eating grapes every day can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, improving attention and memory levels in individuals with early memory decline.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Mediterranean Diet May Lower ADHD Risk In Children And Adolescents

New research shows a correlation between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and a lower rate of ADHD diagnosis in children and adolescents. Currently, 3.4 percent of the world's children and adolescents suffer from this condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Exercise Not A Key Factor In Weight Control: Study

New research carried out in five different countries, among which the United States, suggests that weight gain may not be influenced by the overall physical activity. According to the study, diet could be more important.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Science Explains Why Loud Chewing Makes You Furious

A new study from Newcastle University delves deeper into why some individuals suffer misophonia, or a hatred of sounds that include loud chewing. Brain scans reveal abnormal connections in the brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 6, 2017

Having Good Posture May Help Ease Symptoms Of Depression: Study

Sitting up straight may help alleviate the symptoms of depression and improve mood, a new study in New Zealand suggests. Researchers investigate the link between upright posture and reduced feelings of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2017

Obese Couples Take Longer To Conceive, Reveals Study

A new study has revealed that obese couples may have more difficulty conceiving when compared with their leaner counterparts. The findings reveal that body composition plays a pivotal role in conception.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017

Want To Lose Weight And Keep It Off? Be Mindful Of People Around You, Says Study

It takes hard work to lose weight and keep it off. According to a study, you should be also mindful of people around you and how you relate to them, as personal relationships play a role in maintaining weight loss.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017

Watch Out: Eye Injuries From Liquid Laundry Packets On The Rise Among Small Kids

A new study reveals that the number of chemical eye burns linked to laundry detergent packets, or laundry pods, has surged over 30 times among toddlers. The plastic-coated packets are often mistaken as a toy or candy.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2017

Sleep Actually Makes The Brain 'Forget,' Form New Memories

Two new studies have found that people sleep to forget certain things learned every day to pave the way for new memories every waking day. They appear to provide direct evidence of the so-called synaptic homeostasis hypothesis.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2017

Mediterranean Diet: Is It Good For Kids, Too?

There are numerous benefits of the Mediterranean diet in adults. Recently, researchers have started to investigate its effects on children, as well, to see if the benefits replicate for this age group.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2017

Scientists Discover 83 New Gene Variants Affecting Your Height

A new international study has found 83 new genetic variations that control human height. Some of the enormous findings: certain variations influence adult height by over 2 centimeters or nearly 8/10 of an inch.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2017

Gallup-Healthways Annual Well-Being Survey: Here Are The Happiest And Healthiest States In The US

Hawaii topped the Gallup-Healthways 2016 state well-being rankings. Here are the other states whose residents are deemed the happiest and healthiest in the United States.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2017

Chemical Fluorine Found In Fast Food: What Is It And Why Is It Bad For You?

A comprehensive study from Silent Spring Institute found fluorinated compounds in one-third of the fast food packaging they tested. These compounds, which have been previously linked to cancer, are chemicals also used in non-stick cookware.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2017

California Truck Driver Dies From Untreated Tooth Infection

Vadim Anatoliyevich Kondratyuk was driving the route from Truckee to New York on Jan. 24 when he began to experience pain in the lower left portion of the mouth. The pain turned out to be a tooth infection fast becoming worse.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 1, 2017

New Health Guidelines Make The Case Against Skipping Breakfast, Eating Late

Planning when to consume meals and snacks, along with not skipping breakfast, is linked to a healthier diet that could reduce the risk of conditions including heart disease, according to a new statement from Columbia scientists. It raises the idea of proper meal timing and mindful eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Physical Activity Can Protect Children From Depression, Says New Study

A new study explores the inter-relationship between physical activity and depression in children. The study reveals that children with higher activity posed a lower risk of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

5 Heart-Healthy Breakfast Ideas Other Than Oatmeal

The American Heart Association confirmed that eating breakfast reduces your risk factors for heart disease. Oatmeal is great for you but there are other breakfast items that will also do your heart a whole lot of good.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2017

British Medical Association Suggests Swapping ‘Expectant Mother’ With Other Terms In Bid To Be Politically Correct

In the name of inclusive language, the British Medical Association has released new guidelines that urge the use of 'pregnant people' instead of 'expectant mothers.' This is to include intersex men and transmen in the language pertaining to pregnancy, the guidance notes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Adult Swaddling Is All The Rage In Tokyo: This Trend Explained

In a strange new form of therapy called Otonamaki meaning 'adult wrapping,' new mothers are getting wrapped up in white cloth and rocked gently from side to side. It's a practice similar to baby swaddling and expected to bring pain relief benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Pre-Cancer Cervical Surgery Associated With Premature, Low Birth Weight Babies

Pre-cancer cervical surgery was associated with premature births and infants with low birth weight. Women suffering from cervical dysplasia who undergo the surgery are advised to wait a period of time before getting pregnant.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Kids Are Closer To Pets Than Their Own Siblings: Study

University of Cambridge researchers examine children’s relationship with their pets and find that they derived more satisfaction from animal companions and got along better with them than with their siblings. These pets may then wield a great influence on kids’ development.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017

Here’s Why You Get Sick When You Don’t Sleep Enough

A new study by researchers at the UW Medicine Sleep Center has shown that reduced sleep is a health hazard and results in a depressed immune response involving the circulation of white blood cells.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017

Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Rooted In Vitamin A Deficiency

Alzheimer’s disease typically occurs in old age but now researchers have discovered the neurodegenerative condition may take root earlier when vitamin A deficiency is present during pregnancy or early after birth.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Researchers Identify Brain Hormone That Triggers Fat Burning

Researchers have identified the brain hormone responsible for triggering the gut’s fat-burning process. Their findings open up new health possibilities as scientists now have another drug target to consider in an effort to facilitate fat burning.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms Can Be Reversed In Mice, Claim Scientists

Scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine have found a way to reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The findings have been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Fat Shaming Brings Greater Health Risks Than Obesity Itself, Says Study

A new study published in Obesity has found that fat shaming increases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in people with obesity, above and beyond the effects of body mass index and depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Researchers Gain Insight Into How The Brain Perceives Meaning With Help From LSD

Findings from new research offered insight into how the brain prrocesses meaning when people use drugs like LSD. According to the study, specific receptors and neuro-chemicals in the brain are responsible for such changes.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

As Early As Age 6, Girls Are Less Likely To Feel Brilliant Than Boys

Six-year-old girls are less likely than boys to believe their gender is poised for brilliance, and they instead tend to veer away from activities that require those smarts. These are some findings of a new study that probes how far back those gender perceptions set in.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2017

Trump Restricts Funding For US Abortion Services Provided By Foreign Groups: Dutch Counter With Global Abortion Fund

Representatives from the Dutch government have held preliminary discussions addressing the issue of partial abortion banning in the United States. President Trump reinstated the abortion funds in his fourth day of mandate.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2017

Your Roommate's Genes Can Influence Your Health: Study

A study from the European Bioinformatics Institute explained how the genetic makeup of an individual’s social partner plays a pivotal role in their overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 27, 2017

Smartphones Could Soon Be The First Step To Diagnosing Skin Cancer

Computer scientists from Stanford University set out to produce an AI-driven algorithm for skin cancer, making a database of almost 130,000 skin disease images. They trained the algorithm to visually diagnose cancers like melanoma.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2017

Women Who Had Their Periods Early, Don’t Have Children Are At Higher Risk Of Premature Menopause

New research underlined a connection between women whose periods started early and entering menopause prematurely. This connection was observed to be more powerful when women don't have children.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2017

Potential Tumor-Suppressing Protein Actually Promotes Colon, Breast Cancers

A potential tumor-suppressing protein was linked to the development of a series of common types of cancer. The results of the research could be employed in creating less invasive treatment methods for cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2017

Mindfulness Meditation Helps Slash Stress, Anxiety Disorder

Working with 89 patients of anxiety disorder, researchers have found that those who took mindfulness meditation training sharply reduced their stress hormone and inflammatory responses to stressful situations. This emerges as another evidence of the benefits of meditation training on different conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2017

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