Wellness

  • Critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging pinpointed

    The body's ability to repair DNA damage declines with age. Now, research reveals a critical step in a molecular chain of events that allows cells to mend their broken DNA.

  • 5 psychiatrist-backed tips to help you manage social anxiety

    Because this disorder can be a real pain.

  • 5 things you should never do when you have a UTI

    If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you know they are their own special kind of hell.  That`s why here is a roundup of the poorest decisions you could possibly make when you have a UTI, and what you should do instead. 

  • 5 ways to have a healthier weekend

    Studies show that changes in lifestyle behaviors over the weekend can lead to worse sleep and weight gain. Here are five ways to have a healthier weekend.

  • 6 post workout recoveries

    If you want to get the most from each and every workout, you need to prioritize post-workout recovery. Heed these eight tips to maximize recovery, stay on top of your game, and ensure maximum gains.

  • A boy or a girl? Baby's sex may influence mother's immunity

    Does the baby's sex influence the mother's immune system? A new study investigates the link between fetal sex and the mother's immune response to illness.

  • A healthier weight may mean fewer migraines

    Both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine, according to a meta-analysis published in the April 12, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 

  • A hot cup of attention tempered with chocolate, please

    Researchers examined the acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety, energy and fatigue.

  • A little vigorous exercise may help boost kids' cardio metabolic health

    As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study.

  • Abortion doesn't harm women's mental health

    New research has found that’s just not the case: Getting an abortion doesn't negatively impact a woman's mental health.

  • Are girls really better at reading than boys?

    In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men’s and women’s reading skills. Why is that?

  • Average life expectancy set to increase by 2030

    Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030, and will exceed 90 years in South Korea, according to new research.

  • Biomarker in pregnant women linked to depression

    Researchers found that low levels of a biomarker called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) can cause depression in the mother and low birth weight in the baby.

  • Bolivia's Tsimane have healthiest hearts: study

    Scientists say findings underline significance of lowering risk factors for heart disease such as smoking and drinking.

  • Bulimia symptoms reduced with electrical brain stimulation

    King's College London researchers have discovered that core bulimia nervosa symptoms such as binge eating and restricting food intake are reduced by delivering noninvasive electrical stimulation to certain areas of the brain.

  • Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds

    New research brings some good news for cat lovers. Contrary to previous claims, researchers have found no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental illness.

  • Childhood bullying may lead to increased chronic disease risk in adulthood

    Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure, including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood. 

  • Climate change and human health: it’s a killer

    The impact of climate change is not just bad weather, melting polar ice caps, and increases in sea level that may occur at some distant time in the future, rather, it is clear that the environmental consequences of climate change are killing humans right now.

  • Curbing the tobacco epidemic in the Americas

    Tobacco epidemic disproportionately affect low and middle-income countries, where more than 80% of the world’s smokers now live

  • Depression can strike new dads, too

    Depression in and just after pregnancy is most often associated with moms-to-be, but a new study shows expectant dads can have similar symptoms.

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