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Every Little Move You Make Can Help Your Health, Study Says

Now, new research published in JAMA Network Open shows just how impactful any type of movement can be. Compared to women who get less exercise, those who get lots of light physical activity may have up to a 42% lower risk of dying from coronary problems, such as heart attacks, and a 22% lower ...

How to Negotiate Down Your Hospital Bills

In April 2016, Venus Lockett was about to give a speech at an event she’d volunteered for near her home in Atlanta. She was already stressed. The previous night, she had stayed up late making her presentation, and then deleted it by mistake. As she stepped up to the podium to give her remarks,...

Study: 1 in 3 young adults suffers from loneliness in U.S.

If people are using social media to forge connections in addition to old-fashioned face time, that's one thing. But, Maddux said, if they just passively scroll through people's photos of their fabulous vacations -- or have online connections that are otherwise "unsatisfying" -- that's differen...

America’s doctors warn Google, Twitter, and Facebook: Anti-vaxxers are weaponizing tech platforms, prompting outbreaks that can 'debilitate and kill'

On Wednesday, the American Medical Association (AMA), the largest professional group of doctors in the US, sent an open letter to the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, voicing concern that parents are taking in all kinds of fake information about childhood vacci...

Lavender Oil's Effects on Anxiety

Herbs, flowers, and other plants have been used for medicinal purposes for millennia. There is evidence suggesting that the herb yarrow was used as long as 60,000 years ago in what is modern day Iraq to treat wounds. Evidence also suggests that ancient Europeans used the fruit found in birch t...

Typhus and Tuberculosis Are Spreading in Homeless Populations

“Our homeless crisis is increasingly becoming a public-health crisis,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said in his State of the State speech in February, citing outbreaks of hepatitis A in San Diego County, syphilis in Sonoma County, and typhus in Los Angeles County.

“The hygiene situ...

Daylight-saving time is literally killing us

For those of us who will be asleep in bed, researchers estimate we'll all deprive ourselves of an extra 40 minutes of sleep because of the clock change. And night-shift workers will get paid only for seven hours of work instead of the usual eight, according to federal law.

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Eating healthy on a limited budget is possible

Philadelphia, March 6, 2019 - The affordability of healthy food is often cited as a barrier to low-income families eating nutritious meals. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that with menu planning and access to stores selling items in bulk, the ave...

Diet reverses Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in lab model

Researchers emphasize that the study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, was in mice, and many mouse discoveries never translate into human treatments. Nevertheless, the findings lend credence to the idea that certain readily available, plant-based supplements might offer protec...

Wireless sensors allow skin-to-skin contact with NICU babies

Sensors that measure a premature newborn’s heart rate, breathing rate and other vital signs in the neonatal intensive care unit require electrodes whose glue can hurt and scar a preemie’s delicate skin, and wires that can prevent cuddles and other skin-to-skin contact babies need.

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