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Oregon's New Law Allows Students To Take 'Mental Health Days'

Under the new law, students can cite mental or behavioral health issues as a reason to miss class. The measure, backed by student leaders and youth activists, was signed by Governor Kate Brown last month.

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Space Research May Help Patients Suffering From Low Blood Pressure

Researchers examined the daily activities of astronauts from space to help develop a treatment for orthostatic intolerance. The condition often causes people to faint due to low blood pressure.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2019

Healthy Lifestyle May Help Lower Dementia Risk: Study

A new study from the University of Exeter suggests that following a healthy lifestyle can help lower people's risk for dementia. This is true even for people who have been identified with a genetic risk for the disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2019

Study Finds That Taking A Warm Bath Before Bed Can Significantly Improve Sleep

Want a peaceful night of sleep? Researchers found that by simply taking a warm bath an hour or two before bedtime can help a person fall asleep faster and improve the overall quality of sleep.

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Just 10 Minutes With Pets Can Significantly Relieve Stress, Study Finds

Do pets really contribute to people's mental health and well-being? Researchers of a new study find that just 10 minutes with pets can significantly reduce stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 20, 2019

Study: Don't Ignore 'Bottom' Blood Pressure Numbers In Determining Cardiovascular Risks

Both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels need to be controlled to prevent heart attack and stroke. A large study probed some 36 million blood pressure readings to come up with this conclusion.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 19, 2019

Broken Heart Syndrome Found Linked To Cancer, Says New Study

Is a broken heart associated with cancer? Researchers linked broken heart syndrome or takotsubo with cancer and a lower survival rate in a new international study.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 18, 2019

Menstrual Cups Are As Safe And Effective As Other Sanitary Products, Study Reveals

The first scientific study of menstrual cups found them safe and effective. Use of these sanitary product is also cost-effective and convenient for women and girls in settings where water and sanitary facilities are not readily available.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 17, 2019

Higher Iron Levels Boosts Heart Health But Also Increases Stroke Risk: Study

A new study from Imperial College London suggests that naturally higher levels of iron can help lower people's risk of high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. However, it can also increase the risk of stroke and bacterial skin infections.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 17, 2019

Americans Eating Less Red Meat But A Lot Of Processed Meats, Study Finds

Although Americans are eating less meat than 18 years ago, the consumption of processed meats remain the same. About a quarter of Americans' red meat and poultry consumption come from processed meats.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2019

A New Algorithm Uses Your Facebook Profile, Posts To Predict Your Medical Conditions

The words and language you use on Facebook could be indicators of existing medical conditions, including diabetes, depression, and psychosis, among others. In a new study, researchers explore digital language as reliable predictors of health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2019

Father's Health Choices Have Large Impact On Health Of Children, Says Study

Fathers choosing to be healthy can influence the lifelong health of their children, a study has found. For father's day, men should start eating right and exercising regularly to give their offsprings better metabolic health and avoid certain diseases, including cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2019

Sleeping With Lights Or TV On Can Lead To Weight Gain In Women

Exposure to artificial lights such as lamps or the television during bedtime can do more harm than just disrupting sleep. Evidently, it can lead to weight gain and obesity in women.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2019

US Surgeons Find Tapeworm In Woman's Brain During Cancer Surgery

Lodged inside the brain of a woman misdiagnosed with a brain tumor was a baby tapeworm. Doctors found it during a surgery following a host of bizarre symptoms that include hallucinations and disorientation.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2019

What Is The Absolute Limit Of Human Endurance? Scientists Find Out

Ultramarathoners almost seem supernatural, but they're still bound by the limits of the human body. New research shows that the maximum level of human endurance appears to depend on the human gut.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2019

Taking Dietary Supplements Could Have Bad Effect On Health Of Teens

A study led by researchers from Harvard linked dietary supplements to severe medical outcomes, including hospitalization and death. Pills that promise teens weight loss or muscle building were found to raise the risk of severe medical outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2019

New Study Says Drinking Up To 25 Cups Of Coffee A Day Is Still Safe

New research reveals that even drinking a cup of coffee at every hour of the day will not make your arteries stiffer than people who drink only one cup a day. Hard arteries are associated with heart disease and stroke.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 4, 2019

Mediterranean Diet Could Help Improve Memory For Diabetics

In a study, diabetics reaped benefits, including improved memory and cognitive function, from following the Mediterranean diet. Those who do not have diabetes also performed better during memory tests after eating foods rich in antioxidants and healthy fats.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 4, 2019

Midday Naps Lead To Happy Children With Higher IQs, Improved Academic Performances

Children can benefit greatly from taking a break in the afternoon for a nap. A new study showed a link between regular midday naps and greater happiness, better behavior, and even higher IQ.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2019

10,000 Steps Overkill For Reducing Mortality Risk In Older Women Says Study

Elderly women do not have to take 10,000 steps per day to reap health benefits, according to a new study. Researchers found that women who took an average of about 4,000 steps per day lived longer than those who took less.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2019

World’s Tiniest Surviving Baby ‘Saybie’ Weighed As Much As An Apple At Birth

Baby Saybie was born at just 245 grams, which is roughly the size of an apple, thus, making her the smallest newborn ever to survive. In mid-May, she was finally released from the hospital.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2019

Gut Bacteria Linked To Autism Symptoms, Mice Study Shows

Is it possible for gut microbiome to contribute to ASD symptoms? New research supports the theory, saying that future autism treatments could target the gut with probiotics instead of the brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2019

Stress During Pregnancy Linked To Lower Sperm Count In Male Children

It's possible that mothers actually play a significant part in their adult son's fertility problems. New research revealed that women's stressful experiences during early gestation are associated with lower sperm quality and testosterone concentrations in adult male children.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 31, 2019

1 In 4 Middle-aged Men At Risk Of Osteoporosis: Here Are The Symptoms Of Brittle Bones

A new study showed that more than 25 percent of men aged 35 to 50 years have weakening bones and increasing risk of osteoporosis. Experts recommend weight-lifting exercises to strengthen bone density, such as running.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2019

Burnout Is Now A Legitimate Medical Condition: WHO

A good chunk of employees feel burnout from work and now, WHO is recognizing it as a real medical condition. Burnout is included in the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2019

Study: Regulating Gut Bacteria May Help Ease Symptoms Of Anxiety

A meta-analysis of several studies showed that eating well and taking probiotics may help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. The study highlighted the importance of regulating gut bacteria to positively impact anxiety levels.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 27, 2019

New Home-Testing Kit Measures Stress Levels In Sweat And Blood

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have created a new diagnostic that can measure just how stressed out a person is. The simple test was specially designed so that people can do it even in the comfort of their home.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 27, 2019

FDA Hopes To Reduce Food Waste With ‘Best If Used By' In Expiration Labels

The FDA urged the food industry to use the phrase 'best if used by'in date labels of packaged food. This can give consumers more autonomy in deciding when a food has gone bad.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2019

Stepping On The Scale Daily May Help You Avoid Weight Gain

People tend to overindulge during the holidays. Results of a study from the University of Georgia indicated that daily self-weighing is a potentially effective approach in preventing holiday‐associated weight gain in adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2019

Fixing Sleep Problems May Be As Simple As Limiting Screen Time For A Week

Screen time plays a big part in sleep quality and adolescent health. By cutting back on screen time, teenagers can significantly improve their sleep in just a single week.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2019

Scientists Figure Out How Coffee Affects The Bowels By Studying Rat Poop

There's something about coffee that makes drinkers go to the bathroom. Scientists attempt to study the effects of coffee on the gut by feeding rats coffee and observing its impact.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2019

Processed Foods Can Make You Gain Weight: Study

A new study revealed that consuming more ultra-processed foods instead of minimally processed foods can lead to weight gain. Researchers explained that it all depended on the speed of which the person is eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019

Eating Less Fat, More Fruits May Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer Death

A new study of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute suggests that dietary interventions may help improve women's risk of dying due to breast cancer. Research participants saw a 20 percent reduction of death risk related to the malignancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019

Parents Play Important Role During Child's Early Puberty

When children begin puberty much earlier than their peers, it often leads to feelings of self-consciousness or embarrassment. Experts warned that this could cause mental health concerns that might continue until adulthood.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2019

3D Images Show How Baby's Head Changes During Birth

How amazing is it that baby heads can fit through a mother's birth canal? In a new study, doctors watched it happen in real time to learn more about childbirth.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019

Twitter Users With Depression And Anxiety Tend To Post Grayscale And Low-Aesthetic Images

A scientific study suggested that a person's profile photo and images posted on Twitter could indicate depression and anxiety. The study used artificial intelligence and specific algorithms to flag certain users with such mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019

Good Diet, Exercise Lower The Risk Of Dementia: WHO

New guidelines from the World Health Organization stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing dementia. To reduce the risk of cognitive decline, experts say good food and exercise are even more effective than pills.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2019

Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste Could Cause Tooth Decay, Other Damages: Study

Charcoal toothpaste is hailed for so many benefits, from halitosis to fighting against infections but now, experts are speaking out against it. Here's why.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2019

Study Reveals The Amount Of Coffee You Should Drink Everyday To Live Longer

Researchers found that even moderate coffee consumption can help individuals live longer. However, at a certain point, the effects of coffee become more negative than positive.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2019

Want Better Grades? Recreational Sports Helps Boost Student Academic Success

A new study suggests that taking part in sports activities can help improve students' grades in college. Those who played sports had a grade point average of 3.25, while those who did not only had a 3.07 GPA.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2019

Computer Games Can Help Train The Brain To Eat Less Sweets And Follow A No-Sugar Diet

More than 30 million adults in the United States have diabetes. An innovative research that used a brain training game may help curb cravings for added sugar that is linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019

Rising Number Of Health Enthusiasts Turn To Drinking Ginger For Health Benefits

Steeping ginger in hot water can ease digestive issues, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, and combat morning sickness among pregnant women. Ginger is gaining renewed popularity among health enthusiasts for its myriad of health benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2019

Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed By Skin Can Enter Human Bloodstream

Certain sunscreen chemicals absorbed by the skin can enter the bloodstream. The Food and Drug Administration urges sunscreen manufacturers to conduct more research on their ingredients to see if there are health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019

Risk Of Mental Health Disorders Higher For Adults Living Alone, Study Finds

A new study claimed that living alone may cause mental health disorders. Loneliness caused by lack of social relationships is said to be the triggering factor in the possibility of developing mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2019

Why Do People Love Coffee And Beer? It’s Not The Taste, Says Study

For many people, coffee and beer are essentials. Why? In a new study, researchs reveal that it’s not the taste but the 'buzz' that’s behind everyone’s addiction to their beverage of choice.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2019

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