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Parents Sucking Their Baby's Pacifier Clean Prevents Allergies: Study

What's the best way to clean baby pacifiers? A new study suggests that parental sucking to clean the pacifiers also prevents allergic response in the young children.

Healthy Living/Wellness

DOD Sponsored Research Shows Meditation Can Help People With PTSD

Transcendental meditation might soon be offered as an alternative to exposure therapy for military veterans who suffer from PTSD. With the aid of medication, transcendental meditation has been proven to reduce symptoms of the disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018

People Sensitive To Caffeine's Bitterness Drink More Coffee: Study

Prefer coffee over tea or alcohol? Researchers of a new study investigated the relationship between bitter taste perception and the consumption of coffee, tea, and alcohol.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018

New Guidelines Want Doctors To Screen Adults For Unhealthy Alcohol Use

The USPSTF recommended that adults above the age of 18 should have 'drinking checkups' whenever they visit their doctors. Patients who go above the daily and weekly recommended limit will be given brief counseling to aid in reducing their alcohol intake.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2018

New Study Explains How Coffee Protects The Brain From Disease

A new research found the compound in coffee that might protect drinkers from mental decline later in life. The team said that phenylindanes, instead of caffeine, prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2018

How To Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep After Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time ended in the United States and for most people, adjusting back to the Standard Time would be a challenge. Experts said that it would take the Circadian rhythm of the body to catch up to the new schedule.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 6, 2018

Coconut Oil Compounds More Effective In Repelling Biting Bugs Than DEET: Study

How useful is coconut oil exactly? USDA researchers found that compounds derived from coconut oil are actually better at repelling biting insects compared to DEET.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2018

Snacking On Cottage Cheese Before Bedtime Can Help People Lose Weight, Says Study

Eating cottage cheese before bedtime should be integrated into everyone's diet. A new study found that cottage cheese and, possibly, whole foods in general aid in weight loss and overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 31, 2018

Taking Green Tea Extracts Can Be Very Bad For Your Liver

Over-the-counter green tea extracts sent a man from Texas to a hospital for liver damage. According to experts, excessive intake of green tea which contains catechins might cause serious health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 27, 2018

Study Confirms Lavender Can Help People Relax

A new study identified the chemical that makes the smell of lavender calming. The researchers hope that their findings will pave the way for the use of lavender as treatment for anxiety.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 24, 2018

Study Puts Spain In Top Spot When It Comes To Life Expectancy

An average citizen in Spain can expect to live up to the age of 85.8 years old, according to a new study that predicted life expectancy around the world by 2040. The United States, meanwhile, was overtaken by China.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018

Sedentary Lifestyle Worse For Health And Mortality Than Smoking, Heart Disease, And Diabetes: Study

A new study links cardiac fitness to a person's chances of living a long life. Researchers surmise that not exercising is essentially worse for health and mortality than risk factors such as smoking and heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018

Starbucks Indonesia Shows Off Pink-Themed Drinks For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Starbucks Indonesia launched three special pink drinks to raise awareness for breast cancer. Portion of the proceeds of the sales of the drinks will be donated to the nonprofit organization Lovepink Indonesia.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 10, 2018

Study Warns Of Marijuana Effects On Teen Brains

Researchers found a link between marijuana use and poor cognitive skills in teenagers. A new study warned that using the recreational drug might cause teenagers, whose brains are still growing, to perform badly in school.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 6, 2018

Artificial Sweeteners Can Kill Good Bacteria In Your Gut, Says Study

A new study claimed that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharine can disrupt the good bacteria in the gut. After exposing to concentrated artificial sweetener, bioluminescent bacteria used in the study turned toxic.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018

Risky Behavior In Teens May Be Caused By Lack Of Sleep

Researchers found a correlation between not getting enough sleep and the odds of risky behavior in a new study focused on teenagers. Adolescents need eight to 10 hours of sleep every night, according to experts.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018

How To Avoid Getting UTI? Drink More Water, Study Confirms

Women who often get urinary tract infections should drink more water, according to new research. The study is the first randomized, clinical trial that studied the common recommendation of drinking water to avoid UTI.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2018

Mediterranean Diet Good For Preventing Depression: Study

How far do the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet go? A new study finds that the diet is also beneficial in preventing depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2018

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

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