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Why Staring at Screens Is Making Your Eyeballs Elongate—and How to Stop It

How much extra time on screen have you had recently? It may be causing nearsightedness—but there’s hope for reversing it.

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Does turmeric’s reputation translate into real health benefits? | Medical research | The Guardian

Clinical trials show that curcumin, present in the spice, may help fight osteoarthritis and other diseases, but there’s a catch – bioavailability, or how to get it into the blood

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Why is it so hard to control our appetites? A doctor’s struggles with giving up sugar | Health & wellbeing | The G

The long read: We’ve become convinced that if we can eat more healthily, we will be morally better people. But where does this idea come from?

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How Sugar Affects the Brain, According to a Neuroscience Expert

Not surprisingly, you need sugar to function—but cravings are actually a result of too much.

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How The Pandemic Is Changing Our Bodies

Whether it’s your eyes, skin, teeth, or something else, the pandemic is having an impact on bodies that has nothing to do with COVID.

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Nature Can Be as Engaging as Video Games — How to Help Kids Fall in Love With the Outdoors

You don’t need to go to a national park to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough. Tech also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool to enhance their awe.

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To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

To be consistently productive and manage stress better, we must strengthen our skill in attention management.

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4 Glute Stretches You Should Do Every Day to Run Faster and Avoid Injury

Your glutes are your primary source of power on the run. Show them a little love with these moves.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Face Mask to an N95

Omicron is now everywhere, but many Americans who want to manage their risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 are still using cloth masks, rather than far more effective N95 or KN95 respirators. Dr. Abaar Karan explains why it’s time to upgrade.

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How to Work Out for Your Mental Health

Get physically fit while also paying mind to anxiety and depression.

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Rethinking Loneliness: Singledom and the Stigma of Solitude

How the rise of single Americans is reshaping society—and they way we view and experience solitude.

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Why mental health breaks are so important when working from home

As we enter a new year of working from home, we explore why mental health breaks during the working day are more important now than ever.

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Walking for Fitness: What Muscles Does Walking Work?

Walking does great things for your mental health and cardiovascular fitness, but did you know that a good walk can also help you build the muscles in your legs and abs?

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This Protein Could Boost Brain Function without Exercise - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Burn, baby, burn: the new science of metabolism | Health & wellbeing | The Guardian

Losing weight may be tough, but keeping it off, research tells us, is tougher – just not for the reasons you might think

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What Is Compassion Fatigue?

Here’s how to retain your humanity even if you’re feeling burned out. 

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The tangled history of mRNA vaccines

Hundreds of scientists had worked on mRNA vaccines for decades before the coronavirus pandemic brought a breakthrough.

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How a 'tragically flawed' paradigm has derailed the science of obesity

So little progress has been made against obesity and type 2 diabetes because the field has been laboring under the wrong paradigm.

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The Delta Variant Has Warped Our Risk Perception | WIRED

Gone are the easy, thoughtless choices of hot vax summer. Making decisions that balance safety and sanity just got a lot more complicated.

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Should you eat before a workout? It depends...

First consider what you’re training for, as your goal could influence whether to eat before or not.

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Longevity Linked to Proteins That Calm Overexcited Neurons

New research makes a molecular connection between the brain and aging — and shows that overactive neurons can shorten life span.

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The Definitive Superfood Ranking

It seems like everything in the grocery store is labeled "super." We dove into which foods are actually proven, by science, to be good for you and which ones are all hype.

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When Covid Hit, I Started Walking 20,000 Steps a Day. It’s Changed My Life

Setting a daily goal made me fitter, boosted my mood and allowed me to explore parts of New York I’d never seen before.

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Here’s How to Get Stronger After 50

You don’t have to lift less as you get older—you just have to make a few adjustments to your training.

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Mask wearers are “dramatically less likely” to get a severe case of Covid-19

When people wear masks, they can still get infected, but they’re more likely to have milder symptoms.

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Anxiety From The Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be Making Eating Disorders Worse

A new international survey of those with eating disorders found that symptoms were worsening, even in those who had previously been stable and in remission, over Covid-19.

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Big Health study shows digital CBT for insomnia also improves depression symptoms | 2020-08-18 | BioWorld

Big Health’s digital therapeutic Sleepio may not only improve insomnia but also reduce symptoms of depression, a study to be published Aug. 19 in the Journal of Sleep Research shows. Sleepio is a fully automated digital sleep improvement program designe

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Engaging With The Arts Is Related To Greater Wellbeing (But It’s Not Entirely Clear Why) – Research Digest

By Emma Young. People who attended live arts events were particularly likely to show greater wellbeing, but the direction of effects needs to be untangled.

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Using Hypnosis to Regulate Your Sleep + Hormones - Healing Hormones Podcast

Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson is a psychologist and hypnosis expert, and she joins us today to discuss hypnosis—specifically, how you can use it to regulate your sleep and hormones. We talk about what hypnosis is, how it is different from meditation, and how

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Here’s How Long-Distance Runners Are Different From The Rest Of Us – Research Digest

By Emily Reynolds. Ultrarunners are more resilient and better at reframing situations in a positive way, although direction of effects is unclear.

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Dementia: negative thinking linked with more rapid cognitive decline, study indicates

Our study found that people who had higher repetitive negative thinking patterns experienced more cognitive decline over a four-year period.

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Why Suicide Rates Among Millennials Are Rising - The Atlantic

Suicides and overdoses among young adults were already skyrocketing before the pandemic started. Now experts fear that the situation is going to get even worse.

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Lisa Victoria - Healthy Mind, Body & Energy

Lisa Victoria inspires others to create the change they desire. She works with both individuals and corporate companies to realise their potential. When people are thinking good, feeling good, their behaviour changes and everything around them. Expect inc

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Smile For Your Stomach: Happiness May Guard Against Deadly Gut Infections - Study Finds

Researchers say that serotonin, the brain chemical responsible for feelings of happiness, may be able to prevent deadly stomach infections.

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Compassion and Healing as We Move Forward | Dr. Dyan

These 2 simple principles can support compassion and healing for couples, families, workers, and in issues of race, gender, and spirituality.

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Why You Can't Think Your Way Out of Trauma | Psychology Today

Feeling stuck in talk therapy? Learning to listen the body's wisdom can make all the difference in the world.

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Understanding How We Respond to Stress Is Key to Improving Our Mental Well-being

Taking steps to improve our mental well-being is critical in this time of uncertainty and beyond.

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Gradual Hearing Loss “Reorganises” Brain’s Sensory Areas And Impairs Memory (In Mice) – Research Digest

By Emma Young. If processes are mirrored in humans, finding could help explain why hearing loss raises risk of Alzheimer's.

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High Doses Of Vitamin D Cannot Prevent Nor Treat COVID-19, Study Warns

Reports are claiming that lots of vitamin D (higher than 4000IU/d) can help fight off COVID-19 and stop the virus from manifesting severe symptoms.

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Autoimmunity On The Rise In The U.S., Especially Among Teens - Study Finds

A recent study led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that autoimmunity is on the rise in the US.

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New AI Algorithm Identifies Alzheimer's Disease, Predicts Risk For Disease - Study Finds

An international research team led by Boston University researchers created an artificial intelligence computer algorithm that may solve this problem.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: Living With Consistent Low-Grade Anxiety

Seven weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, one working dad reflects on the challenge of excess stress and the loss of cherished rituals.

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Study: Patients Low In Vitamin D Twice As Likely To Develop Severe COVID-19 Symptoms - Study Finds

A new study conducted at Northwestern University has concluded that vitamin D may be an essential ingredient to protecting oneself from the coronavirus.

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Waiting for Sleep: Did Insomnia Prepare You for This? | Dr. Dyan

Waiting for sleep has taught you important tools that can help you to deal with covid-19. And understanding more about waiting can support better rest.

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Study of Loneliness in a Senior Housing Community Points to Risk and Potential Protective Factors | Brain & Behavior

At a moment when protective measures such as “shelter-in-place” and “self-quarantine” have become commonplace in many of the world’s major cities, a newly published study on loneliness sheds light on a phenomenon that many millions of people exp

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COVID-19: 'Striking' Rates of Anxiety, Depression in HCPs

A significant proportion of healthcare workers treating patients exposed to COVID-19 have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trouble sleeping.

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Vitamin D May Extend Lifespans Of Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Vitamin D is well-known for its bone-strengthening properties, but it may be even more critical to our health than believed.

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Study finds skipping breakfast is linked to a greater risk of depressive symptoms

Workers who omit breakfast show a heightened risk of depressive symptoms, according to a study published in Psychiatry Research. Depression is a ...

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Study Ties Brain Inflammation to Several Types of Dementia | Health News | US News

US News is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings. Track elected officials, research health conditions, and find news you can use in politics, business, health, and education.

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MIT Study: Washing Hands Thoroughly Key To Slowing Outbreaks, Especially At Airports - Study Finds

It can seem like an insignificant gesture in the face of everything that's been happening in the world, but according to a recent MIT study, the power to make difference is quite literally in the palm of your hand.

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Seniors Who Walk For 30 Minutes Daily Cut Risk Of Death From Any Cause - Study Finds

Two new studies agree that staying active is perhaps the best way for older adults to live longer is to walk every day well into their golden years.

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How You Can Use Sleep to Fight Back Against Corona Virus | Psychology Today

By getting a full night of sleep, we help our bodies best fight back against potential threats.

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Fat Around Arteries May Keep Blood Vessels Healthy, Surprising Study Reveals

Fat located around an arterymay actually be a good thing. That's the surprising conclusion of a recent study that focused on blood vessel health.

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Stop & Smell The Roses: Visiting Nature Benefits Your Health - And The Planet's Too! - Study Finds

It can be difficult for city dwellers to find the time for nature, but a new study finds making some room for greenery will do a world of good for not only your own well-being, but the planet as well.

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Exposure to air pollution increases violent crime rates -- ScienceDaily

Breathing dirty air can make you sick. But according to new research, it can also make you more aggressive. That's the conclusion from a set of studies recently authored by Colorado State University researchers. The team found strong links between short-t

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Playing Golf Just Once A Month May Lower Risk Of Death In Older Adults - Study Finds

Fore! Researchers say that going for a round of golf at least once per month can lower an older adult's overall risk of death.

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15 Creative Ways to Move Your Body When You Don’t Have Time to Go to the Gym

These strategies will help you live a more active lifestyle when you have a busy schedule.

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Listen Up! Following A Healthy Diet Can Lower Your Risk Of Hearing Loss - Study Finds

A new study reveals a simple strategy that may effectively reduce one's risk of suffering from hearing loss as the years go on: eating well!

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Want To Lower Your Risk Of Heart Attack? Try Walking Or Cycling To Work If You Can - Study Finds

A study by two former Olympic athletes suggests that walking or cycling to work on a daily basis may lower one's risk of suffering a heart attack.

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Seniors Who Have Relations Regularly Are More Content In Their Lives - Study Finds

Even in our senior years, having sex regularly -- or even just fooling around -- can significantly improve wellbeing and contentment in life, a new study finds.

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Birth Control Pills May Be Shrinking A Vital Brain Region In Women, Study Finds

A disconcerting new study finds that birth control pills may actually impact the size or even shrink a portion of women's brains.

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Stress, Inflammation and Microbes: A Moody Trinity | Psychology Today

Psychological stress affects your immune system and can make you moody and depressed. Fortunately, there are tricks to boost your resilience and make you feel better.

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The Best Essential Oils For Perimenopause

The best essential oils for perimenopause, including peppermint, clary sage, and geranium.

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Seniors Need Social Support From Loved Ones

A new survey of British seniors sheds light on this sad, but true effect of aging, noting that hundreds of thousands of people often go a week without speaking to a single person.

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Blood Test May Detect Breast Cancer BEFORE it Starts

A new, simple blood test currently being developed in the United Kingdom may be a significant game changer in the fight against breast cancer.

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The Immune System Plays an Important Part in Memory and the Brain

Study adds fuel to growing evidence that the immune system does more than fight disease. Paul Biegler reports.

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Can Trauma Really Be 'Stored' In The Body?

Could unprocessed trauma actually get "stored" in the body? And could some sort of physical stimulus or touch help release it? Here's what the experts say.

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Exposure to Air Pollution Bad for Kids Mental Health

Three studies have found that exposure to air pollution in the United States may be especially detrimental to children's mental health.

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New Research Finds Blood Test for Cancer

A new cancer-detecting blood test, while only in the developmental stage, has already made waves in the medical community.

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Avoidance, Rumination, Procrastination and the Link to Depression

Procrastination is a very common aspect of depression. To help sufferers and their loved ones better understand this, I’ll unpack the links.

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Food, Stress, and Epigenetics

A brief look at the emerging science of epigenetics, understanding how diet and stress can turn on or off disease genes

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How Genes and Nutrition Relate

Now science is making easier to choose at the grocery store.

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Advances in the Science of Microdosing....

Is the hype around microdosing psychedelics justified? We don’t yet know. So far, citizen science has outpaced rigorous research.

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A Connection Between Motivation and Brain Inflammation | Psychology Today

New animal research identifies a possible link between acute inflammation of the cerebellum and "depression-like" symptoms marked by a decrease in motivation and sociability.

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Research Shows that Short Term Therapy Can Be a Game Changer

Just a few hours of therapy-like interventions can reduce some people’s anxiety.

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Hearing Aids Linked to Anti-aging and Protecting Brain Function

Staying sharp, mindful, and alert in our later years is easier said than done, but a study finds that wearing a hearing aid may help protect brain function in older adults.

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Here's an Easy Way to Help Your Low Back Pain

Researchers say that self-administered acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can help improve lower back pain and reduce the brutal pain that comes with it.

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Things like Awe-inspiring Sunsets Alleviate Stress

If you're prone to excessive worry, you may be interested to hear that a new study out of the University of California, Riverside finds that the best way to relax while waiting to receive news is to reach a state of awe or wonderment.

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Morning Meal is Very Important But Many Adults Skip it

According to a survey of 2,000 adults, about one in eight Americans (13%) rarely, if ever, eat breakfast in the morning. In fact, the average American only eats breakfast three times per week.

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Score Another One for Fruit and Veg: They Protect Against Allergic Asthma

For the first time, work in mice shows that dietary fibre, found in fruit and vegetables, influences gut microbes in ways that affect how easily airways become inflamed

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Understanding Different Types of Anxiety Can Help You Diffuse it

In small doses, anxiety is a vital emotion. Without it, we could be killed crossing the street and would find ourselves ill-prepared for many of the important tasks of life.

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Working More than 7 to 8 Hours per Day Poses Health Risks to Women

Logging no more than seven to eight hours of work each day may be pivotal to women's health. That's because a recent study found that women who work more than 45 hours per week are at higher risk of developing diabetes compared to women who work less. 

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Distracted Drivers are 29 Times More Likely to Cause Accidents

Work zone collisions are inherently high risk, and occur once every 5.4 seconds in the United States. Now, A study by researchers at the University of Missouri finds that distracted drivers are 29 times more likely to cause or almost cause a collision in

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Research Shows Chili Peppers May Slow Progression of Lung Cancer

A new study finds that chili peppers may have a much more important benefit than making your dinner taste better: the ability to fight lung cancer.