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Study shows all daily activity can prolong life

17 Nov 17:08 | U.S. News

That "to do" list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. read more »

Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables

17 Nov 12:56 | U.S. News

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new more »

Global birth season study links environment with disease risk

15 Nov 15:02 | World

Studies have shown that babies born in winter tend to have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes at some point, while fall babies have a greater lifetime risk of depression. read more »

Exercise increases brain size, new research finds

14 Nov 11:20 | World

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found. read more »

Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential

10 Nov 08:17 | World

Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State more »

Drinking glasses can contain potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium

8 Nov 2017 | World

Enamelled drinking glasses and popular merchandise can contain potentially toxic levels of lead and cadmium, a study has more »

CDC Press Release: Million HeartsĀ® Recognizes the 2017 Hypertension Control Champions

7 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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Is he really that into you?

6 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Women who grow up without a caring father, or who even are reminded of painful and disappointing experiences with their father, see more sexual intent in men, finds new more »

Science confirms you should stop and smell the roses

3 Nov 2017 | World

A UBC researcher says there's truth to the idea that spending time outdoors is a direct line to happiness. read more »

Riding the bike to work is just as effective as leisure time exercise

2 Nov 2017 | World

Jump on the bike and enjoy the morning ride to work. If you are overweight and inactive you can lose fat mass just as effectively and fast by starting to take the bike to work as by exercising in a fitness centre, say more »

How to detect the risk of dyslexia before learning to read

31 Oct 2017 | World

Almost 10% of the world population suffers dyslexia. Establishing an early diagnosis would allow the development of training programs to palliate this disorder. We now may be nearer to reaching this more »

New study suggests 21 percent increase in childhood peanut allergy since 2010

30 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

Parents often worry about peanut allergies because the reaction to peanuts can be very severe. New research suggests that peanut allergy in children has increased 21 percent since 2010, and that nearly 2.5 percent of U.S. children may have an allergy to more »

Dogs may protect against childhood eczema and asthma

29 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

Two studies show there may be even more reason to love your dog. The first study shows babies born in a home with a dog during pregnancy receive protection from allergic eczema and a second study shows dogs may provide a protective effect against more »

Daydreaming is good. It means you're smart

25 Oct 2017 | World

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that daydreaming during meetings isn't necessarily a bad thing. It might be a sign that you're really smart and more »

CDC Press Release: CDC updates guidance for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy

19 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

16 Oct 2017 | World

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research more »

World's 'better' countries have higher rates of cancer

12 Oct 2017 | World

The world's "better" countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's "worse off" countries, according to new research from the University of more »

Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

3 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Elderly Who Have Trouble Identifying Odors Face Risk Of Dementia

2 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

A long-term study of nearly 3,000 adults, aged 57 to 85, found that those who could not identify at least four out of five common odors were more than twice as likely as those with a normal sense of smell to develop dementia within five more »

Why Do We Fall Asleep When Bored?

2 Oct 2017 | World

As humans, we often defy sleepiness and stay awake when attention is necessary, but also experience an inescapable desire to sleep in boring situations. The brain mechanisms governing the regulation of sleep by cognitive and emotional factors are not well understood. read more »

CDC Is Deactivating the Emergency Operations Center for the Zika Response

29 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Portland State study links cancerous toxins to cannabis extract

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Researchers at Portland State University found benzene and other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the vapor produced by butane hash oil, a cannabis more »

New study shows Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having Received a Pneumococcal Vaccine

27 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Violent Crime Increases During Warmer Weather, No Matter The Season, Study Finds

26 Sep 2017 | World

Among police officers, there's a maxim: Being a cop gets a whole lot busier when it's hot out. Now, a study by a pair of Drexel University researchers appears to back them more »

'Pay More, Smoke Less' Possible Effects Of Raising Tobacco Taxes Across EU

21 Sep 2017 | World

Raising tobacco taxes to increase cigarette prices could reduce cigarette consumption and smoking-associated deaths (SADs) in all 28 EU countries, according to a studyread more »

Early Guidance Can Help Future Moms Fight Fear Of Childbirth

20 Sep 2017 | World

Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have more »

Flesh Eating Parasites Creeping Closer To United States

14 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

(Newsroom America) -- Parasites that ulcerate the skin, can disfigure the face, and may fatally mutilate its victim's internal organs are creeping closer to the southern edges of the United States. read more »

Suicide Attempts On The Rise In US, Finds Study

14 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

New data confirm that suicide attempts among U.S. adults are on the rise, with a disproportional effect on younger, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults with a history of mental more »

Kids Praised For Being Smart More Likely To Cheat, New Studies Find

13 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Kids who are praised for being smart, or who are told they have a reputation for being smart, are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a pair of studies has more »

Eat fat, live longer?

6 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

A recent mouse study at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine sheds light on those questions by demonstrating that a high fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity but also improves physical more »

People Become More Economically Conservative When Angered

5 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The motorist tailgating you on the highway might be doing more than just getting you upset -- they could also be influencing your political more »

Yawning - Why Is It So Contagious And Why Should It Matter?

4 Sep 2017 | World

Feeling tired? Even if we aren't tired, why do we yawn if someone else does? Experts at the University of Nottingham suggest the human propensity for contagious yawning is triggered automatically by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex -- an area of the brain responsible for motor more »

Ringing in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study finds

28 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Tinnitus, a chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears, has eluded medical treatment and scientific understanding. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that chronic tinnitus is associated with changes in certain networks in the brain, and furthermore, those changes cause the brain to stay more at attention and less at more »

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

28 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer's disease shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound more »

So-called 'bright girl effect' does not last into adulthood, study finds

24 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

New research challenges long-held assumptions about how men and women view their intelligence. The notion that young females limit their own progress based on what they believe about their intelligence - called the "bright girl effect" - does not persist into adulthood, according to new researchread more »

Clear Link Between Heavy Vitamin B Intake And Lung Cancer

23 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

New research suggests long-term, high-dose supplementation with vitamins B6 and B12 -- long touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism -- is associated with a two- to four-fold increased lung cancer risk in men relative to non-users. read more »

Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad Can Make You Feel Worse

11 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new UC Berkeley more »

Being Bullied May Dramatically Affect Sleep

11 Aug 2017 | World

New research from McLean Hospital neuroscientists shows in an animal model that being bullied can have long-term, dramatic effects on sleep and other circadian rhythm-related functions, symptoms that are characteristic of clinical depression and other stress-induced mental illnesses. read more »

Using Tweets To Decrypt The Personality Of Powerful People

28 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

ery successful entrepreneurs and CEO's are often regarded as superstars in modern society because they generate jobs, introduce groundbreaking innovations, and thus change the more »

Talking To Yourself In The Third Person Can Help You Control Emotions

27 Jul 2017 | SciTech

The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you would use for first-person self-talk -- the way people normally talk to more »

What Do Trump's Tweets Say About His Personality?

26 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

The Twitter messages of Donald J. Trump, the entrepreneurial businessman turned US president, show that he is creative, competitive and a rule-breaker, but also has neurotic more »

Dog Walking Could Be Key To Ensuring Activity In Later Life

25 Jul 2017 | SciTech

A new study has shown that regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the more »

Study Finds 90 Percent Of American Men Overfat

25 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Does your waist measure more than half your height? If so, you may be part of the global overfat more »

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

24 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming more »

CDC Press Release: Protect Against Measles, More Than 100 Americans Have Diabetes, CDC Awards $12 Million to Fight Opiod Overdose Epidemic

24 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

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Why Some Women Are More Likely To Feel Depressed

20 Jul 2017 | SciTech

It's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause. There's also postpartum depression that can erupt shortly after childbirth. But why do some women feel blue while others seem to skate through these transitions?read more »

Individualistic Practices And Values Increasing Around The World: Study

18 Jul 2017 | World

Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon. read more »

Programs That Teach Emotional Intelligence In Schools Have Lasting Impact

13 Jul 2017 | SciTech

Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new research from UBC, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola more »

Generous People Live Happier Lives

12 Jul 2017 | SciTech

Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. People who act solely out of self-interest are less happy. Merely promising to be more generous is enough to trigger a change in our brains that makes us happier. This is what UZH neuroeconomists found in a recent study. read more »