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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

Eating Soy Linked To Breast Cancer Treatment, Says Scientists

What is the right amount of soy intake to avoid breast cancer? A new study conducted by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer helps clear the confusion.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 1, 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

Fecal Transplants Improve Autism Symptoms In Children

Latest evidence suggest fecal transplants may be effective in treating autism after researchers found substantial improvement in both behavioral symptoms and stomach-related problems in autistic kids who have gone through fecal microbiota transplants.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2017

How Much You Use Online Media Is Influenced By Your Genes

Recent research says our genes have something to do with how much we spend time on the internet, whether on social media platforms, chat forums, or gaming sites.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Can This Molecule Stop Superbugs In Their Tracks?

Scientists from Oregon State University have developed a new potential weapon in the fight against antibiotic-resistant germs. The key: the PPMO molecule for neutralizing the bacteria’s ability to evade antibiotics.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2017

Nicotine Can Normalize Genetically-Induced Brain Impairments: Study

A new study suggests that nicotine can normalize genetically-induced brain ailments. The study published in the journal Nature Medicine was conducted by a team assembled by University of Colorado Boulders.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

New Low Cost Therapy May Benefit Stroke Patients With Vision Problems

Researchers at University of East Anglia and University Of Glasgow have formulated a new cost-effective technique to treat stroke patients suffering from vision problems. The study was published in the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Burnt Toast And Potatoes Could Lead To Cancer, Food Scientists Warn

In its new campaign, the UK’s Food Standards Agency advised against browning starchy foods during cooking and linked it to increased levels of acrylamide. The chemical is deemed a potential carcinogen, though other experts say the link remains unclear.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Binge Eating Fatty Food Even Once Can Lead To Fatty Liver Disease And Insulin Resistance: Study

Researchers discover that eating a meal rich in saturated fats even once can already impact the body negatively. A single episode of binge eating fatty food is enough to trigger insulin resistance and affect liver metabolism.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Birth Rate In China On The Rise After Country Relaxes 1-Child Policy Restrictions

The birth rate increased in China after the country relaxed its family planning policies. Nearly 90 million couples, most of whom are rural residents, now have the possibility of having second child.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Teeth Grinding: What Is Bruxism And Why Is It Harmful To Health?

Teeth grinding or bruxism shouldn’t be taken lightly. It damages not only your teeth and gums, but it comes with painful side effects as well if not treated at an early stage.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Black Women At Higher Risk Of Dying From Cervical Cancer: Study

A new study suggests that black and older women are more likely to die from the cervical cancer compared to white women. The study was published on Jan. 23 in the journal Cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

E-Cigarettes Encourage Youth To Use Tobacco Products, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted by the University Of California reveals that e-cigarettes are increasing the number of youth smokers rather than reducing it. The study was published in the journal Pediatrics on Jan. 23.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Researchers Find Link Between Estrogen Levels And PTSD

A new study has revealed that estrogen plays an important role in controlling post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. The hormone protects the brain from trauma and even alters the pain perception.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Sharing Good News Can Promote Health And Happiness, Researchers Suggest

A new study reveals that sharing good news can prove to be effective in the promotion of good health and happiness. The study was conducted on military couples living in Oregon.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

The Breakfast Debate: Can This Meal Of The Day Really Help Keep You Thin?

A small study raises potential issues in breakfast studies that cite the first meal of the day as a weight loss aid. It has warned that these are partly industry funded, something likely affecting the strength of the nutrition science advice.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017

Chewing Your Food Can Protect You From Illness

A recent study conducted by the University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health showed that proper chewing of food can activate T helper 17 cells in the mouth. The study has been published in the journal 'Immunity.'

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

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