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Meditation, Breathing Exercises May Help Improve Brain Health

Researchers from Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and the Global Brain Health Institute in Dublin dissected the neurophysiological link between breathing exercise and brain health. They provide a scientific explanation of how exactly pranayama, yoga, and mindfulness improve people’s concentration.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2018

World Health Organization Sets Deadline For Eliminating Trans Fats From Food

The World Health Organization announced a solution to decrease the amount of trans fat consumption. It believes that trans fats play an important role in cardiovascular disease-related deaths.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2018

GMO Food To Get Labels Beginning 2020: What Is GMO?

GMO products will now get labels indicating as such. The Department of Agriculture has now submitted guidelines on proper GMO labeling, and one of the solutions is to refer to GMO products as ‘bioengineered.’

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2018

Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Could Help Diabetics Manage Blood Sugar: What To Know About The Diet

Could a very low-carbohydrate diet really help Type 1 diabetics to manage blood sugar levels? Here are some things you might want to know before starting a new diet.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2018

Researchers Suggest A Healthy Diet May Lessen The Risk Of Hearing Impairments Among Women

A new study suggests that women who eat healthier foods could also have a less risk of losing their hearing in the future. The women who participated stuck to the DASH, Mediterranean, or AHEI-2010 diets.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Australian Blood Donor Who Saved 2.4 Million Babies Gives Blood For The Last Time

An Australian man who has donated his rare blood for over 60 years has given his last blood donation. The 81-year-old man has been hailed a 'hero' and may have helped prevent the deaths of 2.4 million babies.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Alcohol And Tobacco Attribute To More Deaths Worldwide Than Illegal Drugs, New Study Suggests

According to a new study, excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco is more deadly than using any illegal drugs. Alcohol and tobacco contributed to more deaths worldwide than opioids and prescription drugs.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Woman Dies Allegedly From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Being Undiagnosed In First 2 Doctor Visits

A woman who contracted flesh-eating bacteria allegedly from a vacation in Florida has died. She only underwent biopsy on her third doctor visit and a surgery 2 months before her death.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Here Are The Best Sunscreens 2018, According to Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has released its annual list of the best sunscreens on the market this year ahead of the upcoming summer season. Here's the full list.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

104-Year-Old Australian Scientist Commits Assisted Suicide In Switzerland

After being denied assisted suicide in his home country of Australia, David Goodall traveled to Switzerland for it. Goodall was 104 years old when he died on Thursday, May 10.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018

Depression Skyrockets By 33 Percent, On The Rise Among Teens And Millennials

A Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report found that depression spiked by 33 percent in 2013-2016. In particular, it was high among adolescents and millennials.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Keto Diet May Help You Lose Weight, But It May Also Affect Your Athletic Performance

Athletes who turn to ketogenic diets to help their performance in high-intensity, short-duration sports may want to think again. A new research from Saint Louis University has found that the low-carb, high-fat diet adversely affects their performance.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018

Global Review Of 26 Studies Shows HPV Vaccine Is Safe And Effective In Preventing Cervical Cancer

A study has found that the HPV vaccine is safe and effective in preventing cervical cancer. The study examined results of previous studies to show that the HPV vaccine doesn't cause serious side effects.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018

Exercising And Weightlifting Can Help Relieve Depression Symptoms

A new study showed that resistance exercise training can help improve a person's mental health. Certain activities such as weightlifting had a positive effect on people who were dealing with depression symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2018

Thirdhand Smoke Is Dangerous And People Aren't Aware Of Its Existence: What Is Thirdhand Smoke?

Scientists are urging people to have caution with thirdhand smoke, another deadly way that smoking can harm people. It can be just as deadly as firsthand and secondhand smoke.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018

Positive Drug Tests For Marijuana, Meth, And Cocaine Is At Its Highest In America, According To Quest Diagnostics

Since 2017, more American workers have tested positive for marijuana, meth, and cocaine. The rates for the usage of opiates has declined over the past 10 years.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

California Man Offers Kidney, Truck, And Tent To Anyone Who Can Donate A Liver For His Sick Wife

A man from Sanger, California shared on his Facebook page that he would donate his kidney to anyone who could give his wife their liver. His wife was diagnosed with Cirrhosis three years ago and is still on the list for a donor.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2018

Women Are 'Happier' With Their Body Size After Seeing A Heavier Version Of Themselves

A new study conducted by Oxford University showed that women were pleased with their weight after seeing an altered, heavier version of themselves. The study was conducted to try and help solve eating disorders among women.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2018

These Simple Dietary Changes May Help Reduce Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Though there is no known cure for osteoarthritis, a number of simple dietary changes could help, according to a new study. A combination of exercise, lifestyle changes, and daily fish oil consumption might benefit patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018

Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak: Signs, Symptoms, And Treatment

Recently, a woman who thought she had a runny nose found out that it was actually cerebrospinal fluid leaking out of her brain. Here are all the symptoms of the medical condition and what one can do to treat it.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2018

Scientists Show HIV-Infecting Cells During Sex Intercourse In This 2-Second Video

Researchers created a video to show a T cell as it transmits HIV to another cell. The visualization shows that it went after the epithelial cells above the macrophages.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

Drinking Cranberry Juice Will Not Cure Urinary Tract Infection, Water And Antibiotics Are More Beneficial

According to the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence, drinking cranberry juice isn't a cure for Urinary Tract Infections. The institute claimed that there isn't enough evidence to support this theory.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

Drug Created To Treat Osteoporosis Could Also Be The Cure For Baldness

A drug that was created to treat bone weakness could also treat hair loss a new study suggested. The experiment showed that the drug has a positive effect on human hair follicles and stimulated hair growth.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

Task Force Says Prostate Screenings For Men Aged 55 To 69 Years Should Be A Choice

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that men aged 55 to 69 years should have the choice to get a prostate cancer screening. Patients should weigh the pros and cons of a screening before deciding.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

Cold Milk Treatment Is The Cure For Severe Sunburn, Dermatologist Claims

A New York dermatologist claims that cold milk is the best treatment for severe sunburn. Milk itself contains the vitamins and proteins needed to heal the skin while making it cold helps ease inflammation.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

Experts Say Melanoma Likely To Affect 91,000 This Year: Here’s How You Can Protect Your Skin

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone is encouraged to have a self-examination for signs of the melanoma, the most dangerous of all skin cancers.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

States With Stricter Gun-Laws Have Lower Death Rates Among Young Adults, Study Suggests

A study conducted in Washington DC showed that states with stricter gun laws have a lower mortality rate among its young adults. The states that did not require a background check had higher rate of gun-related deaths.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

Baby Falls Off Bed, Suffers Brain Damage: Mother Warns Parents On Seriousness of Head Injuries

Infant boy Colton Ferguson fell of a bed and hit his head, suffering a fractured skull and brain damage. Colton's mother, Paige, is now urging parents to take head injuries seriously, as their family faces the grueling ordeal.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

Teenagers Consuming Sports Drinks Instead Of Water Are At Risk Of Health Problems Such As Diabetes, Study Suggests

A study was conducted to examine the amount of sports drinks that teenagers consume daily and its impact on their health. The researchers also said that those who have stopped drinking soda are still at risk for severe health problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

Low Carb Diet Foods May Help With Type 1 Diabetes Treatment By Improving Blood Sugar Level

A new study suggested that people who suffer from type 1 diabetes could follow a low-carb diet. The diet could possibly help improve blood sugar levels and lessen complications that stem from the disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

Man Almost Dies From Biting Nails: Here's What Happened

Luke Hanoman, a 28-year-old father from the United Kingdom, almost died because of the habit of biting nails. He started feeling 'really weird' after he accidentally bit the skin at the side of his nail.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

May Is National High Blood Pressure Education Month: Understanding Blood Pressure

It is important to get accurate blood pressure readings in order to receive proper health care. What are some errors that can alter blood pressure readings?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2018

More Than One Hour Use Of Social Media Daily May Harm Women's Self-Esteem

Spending more than an hour daily on social media may result in low self-esteem in women. It is, however, possible that insecure women are also drawn to social media, which they use to to make themselves feel better.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

Meat-Based Diet Can Lead To Growth In Infants, New Study Suggests

A new study suggests that giving infants meat-based foods can be beneficial to their growth. The study was conducted over a seven-month period on infants aged 5 to 12 months old.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2018

Gene Variant Linked To Migraine Likely Propagated To Help Ancient Humans Adapt To Cold Climates

Researchers found that a variant of the gene TRPM8 may have propagated to the modern-day population because it was significant to early humans in adapting a colder climate. Hence, more people living in higher altitudes at present continued to carry the trait.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2018

Hawaii Bans Sunscreen Chemicals Harmful To Corals: What To Know About Safe Sun Protection

Hawaii cracks down on sunscreen chemicals that are harmful to coral reef and marine life. Fortunately, there are other alternatives that can protect the skin from harsh sun exposure.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2018

Hay Fever: How To Protect Yourself From Having An Allergy Attack This Spring

Hay fever can easily be triggered by the amount of pollen that one is exposed to. Here are effective ways to avoid experiencing severe symptoms such as a runny nose and swelling around the eyes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

Older Americans Have Active Sex Life: Why Physical Intimacy Still Matters Even In Old Age

Americans between 65 and 80 years old are still sexually active. Here are some of the reasons why physical intimacy is a good thing for aging populations.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

Study Finds No Risk To Babies If Their Mothers Eat Placenta After Birth

A team of researchers found that mothers who consume their placenta after birth do not bring an increased health risk to their newborns. The research showed that most mothers practice placentophagy to prevent postpartum depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

Teenager Cautions Fellow High Schoolers About ‘Juuling’ Addiction

A lot of high schoolers are Juuling, and they can’t stop. The addictive habit, originally meant for adults who want to quit smoking, represents a growing problem among America’s adolescents.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

A New Study Says Eating Fast Food 4 Or More Times A Week Could Delay Pregnancy

A new study revealed that women who ate fast food often were more likely to have fertility complications. By contrast, women who ate more fruits were more likely to get pregnant.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

New Study On Mice Shows That Gray Hair Could Be Linked To Viral Infection In Immune System

A new study that was conducted on mice showed a link between the innate immune system and the molecule that controls hair and skin pigmentation. The study was done at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2018

5 Easy Ways To Reduce The Risk Of A Stroke And Lower Blood Pressure

As everyone gets older, the chances of having a stroke increases. However, there are several easy ways to prevent a cerebrovascular accident from occurring such as sauna bathing and exercise.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2018

Infant Twin Boys Get Bone Marrow Transplant From 4-Year-Old Big Brother

A 4-year-old boy in Philadelphia donated his bone marrow to save his infant twin brothers' lives. The twins were diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease shortly after they were born.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2018

Nearly 40 Percent Of Seniors Are Sexually Active, But Aren't Talking To Doctors

A survey from Michigan University's National Poll on Healthy Aging found that most seniors are interested in being sexually active. However, most of them don't speak to their medical providers about this.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2018

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