Posted by
‘Genetic dice are loaded against’ obese people

‘Genetic dice are loaded against’ obese people

Everyone who has tried to lose weight will be familiar with the frustration that often accompanies weight loss efforts. Sometimes, it may seem as though people who are overweight are fighting a losing battle, while slim people can eat whatever they want. New research suggests that this may be true — at least from a […]

Posted by
Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

A new study featuring in The BMJ cautions that women over 50 who regularly eat fried foods may be increasing their own death risk. Are you a fan of fried foods? If you eat them too frequently, you may increase your death risk, researchers warn. Many studies have shown that eating fried foods on a […]

Posted by
Why being rocked will help you sleep better

Why being rocked will help you sleep better

New research published in the journal Current Biology finds that slow, repetitive movement improves sleep quality — and implicitly memory consolidation — by modulating brain wave activity. New research helps explain why sleeping in a hammock feels so good. As many as 1 in 3 adults in the United States are not getting the recommended […]

Posted by

Reactive Arthritis

What are reactive arthritis symptoms and signs? The symptoms of reactive arthritis can be divided into those that affect the joints and those that affect the non-joint areas. The classic joints that can become inflamed in reactive arthritis are the knees, ankles, and feet. The particular joints involved are usually asymmetric, that is, one side […]

Posted by
Menstruation (Menstrual Cycle)

Menstruation (Menstrual Cycle)

What should I know about menstruation (monthly period)? What is the medical definition it?* *Medical section written by: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Everyone (adolescent boys and girls) who is about to enter puberty (the process of body changes that cause a child’s body to become an adult body capable of reproduction) should be taught […]

Posted by
‘Rock-a-Bye’ You, for Better Sleep?

‘Rock-a-Bye’ You, for Better Sleep?

Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Like a baby, being rocked can help you sleep, but it might also improve your memory, new research suggests. Two studies, one in humans and the other in mice, report that being rocked has real benefits for sleep. “Having a good night’s sleep means falling […]

Posted by
Climate Change Could Alter Proportion of Male/Female Babies: Study

Climate Change Could Alter Proportion of Male/Female Babies: Study

Climate change could alter the proportion of male and female babies, according to researchers. Latest Pregnancy News They said more boys could be born in regions where temperatures rise and fewer boys born in areas with other climate change-caused environmental changes, such as droughts or wildfires, CNN reported. A recent Japanese study found a connection […]

Posted by
Study Confirms Steady Rise in U.S. School Shootings

Study Confirms Steady Rise in U.S. School Shootings

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — School shootings have become much deadlier in recent decades, a new government report shows. And the body counts have risen even more sharply in the past few years, the researchers noted. Between 2016 and 2018, eight multiple-victim shootings claimed the […]

Posted by
Teens’ Odds for Suicide May Triple While in Jail: Study

Teens’ Odds for Suicide May Triple While in Jail: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Jan. 24 , 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young people jailed in adult prisons, often while awaiting trial or sentencing, are at high risk for suicide, and the prison system is doing little to stop it, a new study warns. Suicide accounts for roughly 1 death in […]