Here are 7 signs you’re AGING faster than you should be and what you can do to address them

Aging is a natural and inevitable process that changes the body at the cellular level. It is an integral part of all living organisms’ cycle of life, including that of humans. But several environmental and lifestyle factors may trigger this process too early, hence the term “premature aging.” This event negatively impacts a person’s quality of … Continue reading Here are 7 signs you’re AGING faster than you should be and what you can do to address them

Exercising helps prevent and reduce an angry mood: Study

The next time you find yourself feeling intense bouts of anger, try doing a couple of jumping jacks or a round or two of cycling. This is according to a team of researchers who found that acute aerobic exercise, such as jumping jacks or brisk walking, can help minimize or even dispel feelings of anger. The … Continue reading Exercising helps prevent and reduce an angry mood: Study

4 Nights of sleep deprivation can change how your body metabolizes fat, causing weight gain

Lack of sleep is thought to cause weight gain. This new research shows how. Published in the Journal of Lipid Research, it showed that participants who slept no more than five hours each night for four consecutive nights reported feeling less satisfied after eating a high-fat, calorie-dense meal. Blood samples showed that sleep restriction led to higher … Continue reading 4 Nights of sleep deprivation can change how your body metabolizes fat, causing weight gain

Performing aerobic exercises can improve overall endurance, even after a stroke

Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide, according to recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO). A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked or interrupted. As a result, brain cells begin to die just minutes after the blockage or interruption has occurred. Stroke survivors can experience a wide range of disabilities, … Continue reading Performing aerobic exercises can improve overall endurance, even after a stroke

The stigma around mental health is KILLING men: How to care for someone who is struggling with mental illness and addiction

According to Mental Health America, at least six million men in the U.S. are affected by depression annually. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that compared to women, men died by suicide at a rate of 3.54 percent higher in 2017. In the same vein, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism notes that 62,000 men die due to alcohol-related … Continue reading The stigma around mental health is KILLING men: How to care for someone who is struggling with mental illness and addiction

Patients of weight-loss surgery are at triple the death risk from substance use, study says

Some people who struggle to lose weight turn to gastric bypass surgery in hopes of quick and lasting results. While this operation can make a difference for some patients initially, it could lead to a host of problems in the long term – and one surprising one is a higher risk of death due to substance … Continue reading Patients of weight-loss surgery are at triple the death risk from substance use, study says

Brush your teeth every day to keep brain disease away: Study links gingivitis bacteria to increased risk of Alzheimer’s

Maintaining good oral health can help slow down the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. In a study published in Science Advances, researchers discovered that Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium that causes chronic periodontitis (gum infection), colonizes the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The toxic substances produced by P. gingivalis — called gingipains — correlate with the levels of tau and ubiquitin … Continue reading Brush your teeth every day to keep brain disease away: Study links gingivitis bacteria to increased risk of Alzheimer’s

Are your children safe from toxic aluminum exposure?

You’ve childproofed your home, switched to organic food and personal care products, and generally do all you can to ensure your little ones are safe from harm. However, one danger you might have overlooked is aluminum. That might sound like a ridiculous statement on the surface; after all, you’ve probably been wrapping your food in … Continue reading Are your children safe from toxic aluminum exposure?

Think positive: Optimists eat healthier

Having a positive mindset can lead to eating healthier. A study published in the journal Appetite found that optimists tend to follow a healthy diet. A team of researchers from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England looked at the motivational role of a theory known as regulatory focus on consumers’ involvement in nutrition. In other words, they measured the time … Continue reading Think positive: Optimists eat healthier

Mental health issues linked to higher mortality rates in men than in women

Mental health issues affect tens of millions of Americans, and only half of those affected reach out for help. Mental illnesses, which include depression and anxiety disorders, and which can range from mild to severe, affect more women than men, with around 22.3 percent of women affected compared to only 15.1 percent of men. Young … Continue reading Mental health issues linked to higher mortality rates in men than in women