Health, Fitness & Food

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined whether or not melatonin is also an effective insomnia treatment for individuals with delayed circadian rhythms. Over-the-counter melatonin supplements have been widely used to help with insomnia. Melatonin is a hormone involved in sleep that is produced by the pineal gland of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 1] Researchers performed an extensive review of previous studies on omega-3 supplements to find out if they have benefits for heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential part of a healthy diet. Some types (long-chain fatty acids – LCn3) are found in oily fish like salmon and mackerel,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In a recent study published in Psychophysiology, researchers examined the performance and neural signals of participants with hangovers.   There are many consequences of alcohol intoxication, including impairments in decision making and communication, among other things. Negative consequences of intoxication include drinking and driving, sexual violence, and others.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 4 Average: 5] Researchers examined the health risks of being overweight in young adults. Specifically, they investigated whether BMI affects cardiovascular measurements such as blood pressure, heart rate, cardiac output, and more. There are many health risks of being overweight as an adult. Studies have shown that a high body mass
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] Crickets are considered an obscure, yet sustainable protein source in the Western world compared to traditional livestock. Researchers from the University of Madison-Wisconsin in the United States found that eating crickets is safe, and may even improve gut health in healthy adults. Global food security is threatened by
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent study by Scott and colleagues attempted to investigate the potential effects of vaping on the lungs by studying the effects of vapourized components on human alveolar macrophages. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming a popular activity among both traditional cigarette smokers and ex-smokers. Using e-cigarettes is also
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Does being a “morning person” or a “night owl” have an impact on your weight? A recent study investigated if there is a link between an individual’s sleep cycle and obesity in prediabetes patients. Your circadian rhythm or “internal clock” is how your brain regulates your sleep-wake cycle
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study used genetic analysis to determine if copper or zinc levels could alter the risk of ischemic heart disease. The results suggest that copper decreases disease risk, whereas zinc increases it. Ischemic heart disease accounts for almost 13% of deaths worldwide, making it the single-largest cause
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recently published American Heart Association advisory examined previous studies to assess the validity of healthy eating tips. Healthy eating tips provide guidelines on what should and should not be consumed for optimal health—but do they really improve overall health? One common healthy eating tip is to consume
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Cardiac arrest is often a sudden and fatal event that can be treated with cardiac defibrillators. Researchers investigate if wearable defibrillators are an ideal solution for high-risk pediatric patients. Cardiac arrest is sudden heart failure which leads to loss of blood circulation. While certain risk factors can increase
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Soccer concussions are typically caused by players colliding. However, heading a soccer ball carries a great risk for significant brain injuries. A recent study by US researchers investigated the effects of brain injuries caused by soccer headers in female versus male athletes. Repetitive head injuries in athletes playing
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigate how concentrated juices from a tart cherry benefits human gut health in a recent study published by the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Containing high levels of anthocyanins, flavonols, and especially polyphenols, there are many tart cherries benefits for human health. These properties can help with cardiovascular
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study confirms that the technology disrupts sleep quality, but also finds that high-speed internet specifically reduces the amount of sleep. Digital devices are found everywhere in our lives. While the use of laptops, computers, tablets, and smartphone scan enrich our experiences, there is a growing concern
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in PLOS ONE, two national surveys in Great Britain try to pin down what factors affect individuals’ general health and wellbeing. An individual’s finances greatly shape what sort of life they are able to lead. However, there are other factors that influence a person’s general health and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] In a recent study, researchers investigated whether omega-3 fatty acids benefits include lower mortality rates for chronic illnesses. Fish is a nutritious food high in protein, energy, vitamins and oils. Fish contain the polyunsaturated fatty acids known as omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids can be found mostly
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Our Reader Score [Total: 4 Average: 5] Inadequate sleep impacts all dimensions of life, personal and professional alike. A recent study used economic data to quantify lack of sleep effects in the short and long-term. Global health issues are transitioning to mimic changes in social and personal determinants of healthcare across generations. Sleep has increasingly
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition article revealed new findings on the role of selenium supplements in patients suffering from congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is a syndrome comprised of several symptoms including shortness of breath, swelling in lower legs and hands, decreased ability
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 1] Do you get a tingling sensation in your head in response to whispering and tapping? Researchers recently investigated the effects of this phenomenon, called ASMR, on the body. For some the sound of whispering, tapping or even someone chewing triggers a tingling sensation in the crown of their
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Intermittent fasting comes in various forms and is gaining popularity as a weight-loss diet. Researchers reviewed studies on intermittent fasting to determine its efficacy for weight loss and other benefits on the body. Intermittent fasting is practiced in many religions and cultures. In the Western culture, in which
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] Researchers study the relationships between poor health behaviors and the genetic risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Worldwide, heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and death. Genetics, as well as lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet, body mass index, and physical activity are strongly related
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