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Napping is a Heart-Healthy Habit You’ll Love

Let’s face it; many healthy habits aren’t that enjoyable. Eating more kale, going for an early morning jog and saying “no” to donuts at the office, while worth it, probably do not top your list of favorite things. But now there is a heart-healthy habit that just might steal the number-one spot: napping. Scientists say that taking a nap...

GERD Symptoms Not Improving? You Might Have LPR

You’ve been gasping for breath, battling a cough that gets worse at night time -- in fact, sometimes you even wake up choking. Or perhaps your voice often goes hoarse, and you can barely swallow anything, even though exams for strep throat and tonsillitis repeatedly come back negative. Your doctor blames GERD, but heartburn meds barely touch your symptoms....

How Your Attitude Affects Your Lifespan

Your attitude affects your happiness, your relationships and even your chances for a promotion, but can it affect your lifespan? New research says it does. People who are happy and optimistic regardless of what life throws at them live, on average, 11% to 15% longer than their less-than-optimistic counterparts. But why? Let’s delve a bit deeper. Quick Read: People with positive...

From Phone Call to Brain Cancer: How One Scientist Unnecessarily Terrified Everyone

The belief that cell phones cause brain cancer has permeated our society for nearly two decades. This deeply held belief is responsible for the fight against 5G technology and may even have prevented classrooms from using wireless technology. But is it true? Research has shown that there is no correlation between the use of mobile phones and the occurrence...

Protect Yourself Against These 15 Illnesses Spread Through Bug Bites

Most bugs are harmless, but the small few that carry diseases can pose serious threats to even the healthiest of people. In some cases, one bite can forever alter a person’s life. Some bug-borne illnesses are worse than others, but in many cases, early detection is key to avoiding serious illness. Quick Read: Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas can transmit all kinds...

Recovering from Trauma: The Science Behind EMDR Therapy

Trauma is common. Approximately 60% of men and 50% of women will survive a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, violence, a disaster or accident, in their lifetime. Unfortunately, experiencing trauma can have devastating, long-lasting effects. Some are never able to move past the trauma. A psychotherapy treatment called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) may help. Quick Read: EMDR Therapy...

Secondhand Drinking Injures Millions Each Year

Most people have heard of secondhand smoke and are familiar with its deadly effects. But what about secondhand drinking? The truth is, secondhand drinking can be just as devastating, and in some cases more devastating, than secondhand smoke. It injures approximately 53 million people --- 1 in 5 adults --- each year. It’s so prevalent, in fact, that most...

This Bacteria May Prevent and Reverse Common Food Allergies

An estimated 32 million adults and children in America are living with food allergies. Exposure to an allergen can result in hives, itching and difficulty breathing. Left untreated, a food allergy may be fatal. Living with a food allergy can make everyday activities difficult and anxiety-inducing. Eating out as a family or sending a child to school can introduce a...

New Study Shows Sitting Isn’t as Dangerous as What You’re Doing While You Sit

One of the most important things that people can do for their health is to get moving -- and often. On the flip side, it is well-known that too much sitting is bad for health. A sedentary lifestyle has been associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. For those who spend a lot of...

This Common OTC Drug Has Been Linked with Deadly Consequences

If you thought all over-the-counter medications were harmless, it’s time to take a look at what’s in your medicine cabinet. Over 15 million people in the United States take proton pump inhibitors, often called PPIs, for heartburn and acid reflux. Yet studies have shown that PPIs can increase the mortality rate. Using PPIs on a consistent basis for months...

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Forgotten Diseases Make a Comeback and the Climate May Be to...

Global warming is often blamed for issues that may affect your future, from heat waves and droughts to fierce hurricanes. And now, some scientists...