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New Poll Shows Sleeping Problems Are Becoming More Common In Teens

A recent poll revealed that a significant number of teenagers are having trouble sleeping due to various reasons including social media use or school activities. Teens need nine hours of sleep every night, according to experts.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 24, 2018

How To Keep Yourself Healthy During A Ketogenic Diet

Diet fads come and go, but some leave a lasting impact. Recommended by prominent people in the entertainment industry such as Halle Berry, the ketogenic diet has catapulted into one of the most famous ways to lose weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2018

How To Stay Alchohol-Free This Coming 'Sober October'

For 'Sober October,' people are encouraged to quit drinking for 31 days for charity and to reduce health risks associated with alcohol. Here are three ways to help make abstaining for one whole month easier.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 18, 2018

New Blood Test Will Determine Your Body Clock: Here's Why You Need To Know

Scientists have developed TimeSignature, a new blood test that will determine a person's body clock, or circadian rhythms. This is important because biological clocks regulate various processes beyond just sleepiness and hunger.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 11, 2018

New Study Sheds Light On Sickle Cell Behavior In Blood Vessels

Scientists at MIT might have paved the way to predicting and, eventually, preventing vaso-occlusive pain crisis. A new study sheds light to the mechanisms that make sickle cells stick together and block blood vessels.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 7, 2018

Adjusting Breakfast And Dinner Times Aids Fat Loss: Study

Watching what you eat to lose weight? Researchers of a new study found that when one eats may just be as important as what is being eaten.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 2, 2018

Air Pollution Can Cause Cognitive Impairment In Brains Of The Elderly

Scientists have found a link to air pollution and cognitive impairment in a recent study. Experts in China tested thousands of people over four years to find out if the poor air quality can affect brain function.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2018

Man Loses Left Arm To Amputation After Painful Infection From Eating Sushi

A 71-year-old man from South Korea saw large blisters appear and quickly spread on his left-hand hours after eating sushi. The man suffered a vibrio vulnificus infection, and had his forearm amputated.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2018

How Long Do Hangovers Last? Apparently, Longer Than You Think

Hangovers last longer than most people think, according to researchers from the University of Bath. Even if there is little to no alcohol left in a person's bloodstream, there remain negative cognitive effects such as impaired psychomotor speed and memory.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 27, 2018

Constipated Man Gets Emergency Surgery After Feces-Filled Colon Rips

A 24-year-old man nearly dies after his colon ripped from being so full of feces. Doctors had to perform emergency surgery, for his kidneys were already beginning to shut down.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2018

Global Study Confirms There Is No Such Thing As Safe Alcohol

A new study revealed that alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of death around the world. Even moderate drinking of any kind of liquor, including beer or wine, increases the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 24, 2018

If You Can't Keep Focus, Don't Worry: The Human Brain Works That Way

Researchers have discovered that the brain is designed to be distracted, and is constantly looking for something else to focus on. Brain rhythms, first detected almost a century ago, were described as an evolutionary advantage.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 23, 2018

Device That Stimulates Nerves Could Help Improve Quality Of Life For Depressed Individuals

Researchers found that, although it does not alleviate depression symptoms, nerve stimulators can vastly improve the patient's quality of life. A new study claims that the device has seen better responses from treatment-resistant patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 23, 2018

Coconut Oil Not Healthy For You: Harvard Professor Says It's 'Pure Poison'

A 50-minute German lecture focused on the claim that coconut oil is not healthy has gone viral. Harvard professor Karin Michels described coconut oil as 'pure poison,' and that it 'is one of the worst foods you can eat.'

Healthy Living/Wellness August 22, 2018

E-Cigarettes Not Safe: Vaping May Damage DNA, Lead To Cancer

Another study, carried out by the University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center, revealed that e-cigarettes are not safe. Vaping increases the levels of formaldehyde, acrolein and methylglyoxal, which are compounds that damage DNA, in the person's saliva.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 21, 2018

11-Year-Old Boy Dying From Leukemia Asks People To Send Him Racing Stickers For His Casket

Caleb Hammond, an 11-year-old boy suffering from leukemia, was taken home from the hospital as he was no longer responding to cancer treatment. The young racing fan has a modest request for stickers, which will be used to decorate his casket.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 20, 2018

Low- And High- Carbohydrate Diets Linked To Greater Death Risk: 25-Year Study

How does a low-calorie diet fare when it comes to mortality risk? Not too well, but it may depend on the type of protein and fat one consumes.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2018

Certain Vegetables Might Reduce The Risk Of Colon Cancer: Study

Everyone always says that vegetables are good for you, but they never tell exactly which ones. Now, researchers have figured out which types of vegetables are beneficial for gut health, potentially preventing colon cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2018

Sleep Deprivation Kills Social Life By Triggering Feelings Of Loneliness And Isolation

Researchers have linked sleep deprivation with feelings of loneliness and isolation, as people without enough sleep avoid social interactions. Apparently, sleep deprivation has negative effects on a person's physical, mental, and social state.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2018

Elephants' Cancer Resistance Due To 'Zombie' Gene: Can Humans Benefit From It?

Elephants have more cells than humans due to their size, which means that they should have a higher risk of cell mutations that lead to cancer. However, elephants rarely suffer the dreaded disease due to a newly discovered 'zombie' gene.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 15, 2018

FDA Approves Digital Birth Control App For 1st Time: Is It Effective In Preventing Pregnancy?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Natural Cycles, a digital birth control app. It is powered by an algorithm that is based on the rhythm method, but its effectiveness is not at 100 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 14, 2018

Scientists Create New Pill That Prevents You From Gaining Weight

Scientists took a pill typically used to treat glaucoma patients and found that it helped prevent weight gain even after intake of a high-fat diet. It only applies to mice for now, however.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 13, 2018

Eating Crickets Good For Gut Health: Study

Edible insects are slowly becoming more maianstream in the United States and Europe. A new study shows just how beneficial edible insects can be, apart from their healthy nutritional content.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 10, 2018

Exercise Is Good For The Brain Too, But Too Much Will Be Bad For It

Exercise has been further confirmed to be good both for a person's body and brain. However, people should refrain from exercising too much, as that will instead have a negative effect on mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 10, 2018

A Varied Diet Is Actually Making You Fat, Says Study

Many people think varied diets, or eating from a wide selection of different foods, lead to healthier eating patterns. According to the American Heart Association, however, it’s not that simple.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 10, 2018

Sleeping For Too Long Is Bad For You: Here's How Many Hours We Should Sleep

New research revealed that people who sleep for more than 10 hours carry higher risk for premature death. With all the studies on sleeping, how many hours of sleep should people get every night?

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2018

Snapchat Dysmorphia Alert: Doctors Concerned About Patients Getting Plastic Surgery Based On Snapchat Filters

Today, over 50 percent of people who go to plastic surgeons do so in order to look better in selfies. Doctors are concerned that social media filters and photo editing has caused many to experience Snapchat dymorphia.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 4, 2018

Both Alcohol Abstinence And Heavy Drinking Linked To Raised Dementia Risk: Study

Researchers of a two-decade study found that both heavy drinking and abstaining from alcohol are linked to increased dementia risk. The study also highlights the importance of safe alcohol consumption to overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 3, 2018

Having Trouble With Weight Loss? Blame Your Gut Bacteria

The thing about weight loss is that no magic plan will work on all types of people. A new research from Mayo Clinic supports this concept, suggesting that gut bacteria may affect the success of weight loss.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 2, 2018

Pressuring Picky Eaters May Actually Be Useless, Says New Study

Most parents have trouble forcing their children to eat certain types of food. However, a new study says that picky eaters shouldn’t be pressured to eat what they don’t want.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 1, 2018

Dehydration Affects Mental Performance, So Try Drinking Water If You Can't Focus

A new study from Georgia Tech revealed that dehydration affects mental performance. People who are finding it hard to focus or struggling with motor coordination may want to try drinking water to see if it helps.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 31, 2018

Some Men Feel Sad, Tearful, And Irritable After Sex, Too: Study

Men also get conflicted feelings after sex, not just women. A new study on postcoital dysphoria sheds light on the male sexual experience, and argues men’s feelings after sexual intercourse might be more complicated than previously thought.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 30, 2018

Meditation Changes The Brain In Different Ways In Veterans And Beginners

Researchers found that mindfulness meditation alters neural networks in long-time practitioners and new meditators differently. As one meditates more, the part of the brain that regulates emotions becomes more automatic.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 25, 2018

Eating Too Many Spicy Snacks Blamed For Teen's Gallbladder Removal

A 17-year-old girl had to undergo gallbladder removal surgery due to abdominal pain. The doctor said that her consumption of hot chips such as Hot Cheetos, Takis, and Hot Fries caused her stomach problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 24, 2018

Climate Change And Mental Health: Rising Temperatures Increase Suicide Rates

Hotter temperature is correlated to increased incidents of suicide in the United States and Mexico. Researchers also found that hot weather is linked to increased use of depressive language on social media.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 24, 2018

Diet Soda Linked To Reduced Colon Cancer Death And Recurrence Risk: Study

A Yale study found that drinking artificially sweetened drinks can help reduce colon cancer death and recurrence by almost half. This is likely that the benefit is due to the replacement of sugar-sweetened drinks with artificially sweetened ones.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2018

Living Near Green Public Spaces Can Reduce Depression By 70 Percent

Previously vacant lots that were cleaned and planted with grass and trees help reduce depression and make people happier. Here are other benefits of exposure to green space.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2018

Omega 3, Fish Oil Supplements Useless For Heart Health, Says New Study

A new systematic review of previous omega 3 and fish oil trials found that they do very little to improve heart health. In fact, the chance of getting any meaningful impact from omega 3 consumption is one in 1,000.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 19, 2018

40-Year Study Shows Conservatives More Likely To Live Meaningful Lives Than Liberals

A massive survey of 50,000 individuals showed that right-wingers were more likely to find meaning in their lives than those who leaned left. The data was gathered in 16 countries over a span of 40 years.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 19, 2018

World’s Oldest Bread Found In Jordan Suggests Hunter-Gatherers Baked Before Discovery Of Agriculture

The crumbs of the world’s oldest flat dough resembling the pita bread were found in an oven in a site located in the Black Desert in northeastern Jordan. The discovery suggested ancient people baked even before the peak of agriculture.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 17, 2018

Largest Study Of Its Kind Shows Eating Fat Is The Only Cause Of Weight Gain

A new study found that fat alone causes the worst long-term weight gain. Even carbohydrates with 30 percent sugar and carbohydrates combined with fat were found to not have as much of an impact as fat alone.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 16, 2018

FDA Warns About Dog Food That May Bring Heart Disease

The FDA warned pet owners about certain types of dog food that could make dogs at risk of a heart disease. The cases were particularly worrisome because they involved dog breeds that are not genetically prone to develop the disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2018

An Orange A Day Keeps Common Cause Of Blindness Away According To Study

A new study specified the important benefits of including a serving of oranges to everyday meals. The study said oranges protect people from developing a leading cause of blindness that occurs after the age of 50.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 14, 2018

Eating Fruits And Vegetables Could Reduce Symptoms Of Asthma, New Study Claims

A new study conducted by French researchers claimed that maintaining a healthy diet of fruits and vegetable lessen the symptoms of asthma. The study was published in the European Respiratory Journal.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2018

How Do You Know If A Horse Is Happy? Listen For Snorts

A new study claimed that horses express their happiness through their snorts. The researchers monitored the snorts of horses in three different settings, with two groups living in a riding school and the third group always roaming in pastures.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2018

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