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Yoga could help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

Yoga could help reduce symptoms for people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, according to a study published by Georgia State University researchers …

To beat holiday weight gain, create an exercise plan ahead of time

With the holidays right around the corner, families are planning meals and trips to spend time with loved ones.<p>With the food and travel, it is easy …

To treat, or not to treat? How one man decided to keep his prostate cancer

Dairy plant manager Stephen Wilson faced a tough choice.<p>In December 2012, he had just been diagnosed with a slow-growing prostate cancer that posed …

Women who have their last baby after 35 are mentally sharper in old age

A new study has found that women have better brainpower after menopause if they had their last baby after age 35, used hormonal contraceptives for …

How protein-rich diets help lose weight

A common end-product of digested protein — phenylalanine — triggers hormones that make rodents feel less hungry and leads to weight loss, according …

A better understanding of bananas could help prevent blindness

Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health.<p>In a study published in …

Yoga practice can help lower stress and improve cognitive performance

Older adults who practiced hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks were better able to manage stress and performed better on cognitive tests …

Believe it or not: Exercise can do more good if you believe it will

Everyone knows exercise is supposed to be good for your health, but is the belief that exercise will have a positive effect more important for our …

Warm bottled water can be harmful, says study

Americans can take a warning from a University of Florida study of bottled water ─ don’t drink the liquid if you’ve left it somewhere warm for a long …

Avocado extract can help prevent a foodborne bacterial illness

Consumer demand for food products formulated without synthetic additives has increased.<p>However, food still has to be safe for consumers to eat, so …

More than just eyes and skin: Vitamin A affects the heart

Vitamin A is involved in many bodily processes, including vision and skin health, but its role in the heart is unclear.<p>While vitamin A is critical …

Medical Research

Yo-Yo dieting dangerous even if you’re not overweight

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight, known as weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may increase the risk of death from heart disease among …

50-country comparison of child and youth fitness levels: US near the bottom

An international research team co-led from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the University of North Dakota studied the aerobic …

Eating more red meat is linked with higher breast cancer risk

So far, studies have suggested no significant association between red meat intake and breast cancer.<p>However, most have been based on diet during …

Moles on your right arm can show the risk of skin cancer, research finds

Researchers at King’s College London have investigated a new method that could be used by GPs to quickly determine the number of moles on the entire …

Cancer

Floss: Have dentists been stringing us along?

To floss or not to floss, that is suddenly the question.<p>For decades, the federal government and dentists have recommended flossing daily to prevent …

Dentistry

Deepwater Horizon oil shows up in sparrows

Scientists have identified the first evidence of Deepwater Horizon oil in a land animal – the Seaside Sparrow.<p>The scientists analyzed the diet and …

Deepwater Horizon

The key to a better mood for young men is walnut

College can be a stressful time for young adults as they figure out how to manage intense daily routines that include work, study and play.<p>Eat well, …

African-American News

Older first-time mothers are also more likely to live longer

The average age of a woman giving birth for the first time has risen dramatically in the United States over the past 40 years, driven by factors like …

Biomedicine

How a low-calorie diet can extend lifespan

Overeating can lead to health issues that can shorten one’s life, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.<p>On the other end of the spectrum, …

Diets

Pluto’s heart may be cold as ice

Sputnik Planitia is a 1,000-kilometer wide basin within the iconic heart-shaped region observed on Pluto’s surface.<p>It could be in its present …

Solar System

Storing carbon dioxide underground by turning it into rock

In November, the Paris Climate Agreement goes into effect to reduce global carbon emissions.<p>To achieve the set targets, experts say capturing and …

Carbon Dioxide

Upsalite® inhibits bacteria without penicillin

The mesoporous material Upsalite® is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections.<p>In a study published …

Nanotech

Asteroid impacts could create habitats for early life

Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life.<p>Around …

Earth Science

Uncombable hair gene discovered by scientists

Many parents know from their own experience that it is not always easy to comb children’s hair. Yet with patience and nerves of steel, even the …

Mutations

How President Trump will influence public health: views from a Harvard professor

How might the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president impact public health over the next four years?<p>John McDonough, professor of the …

Health Care

Your wearable devices can give away your ATM PIN, says study

Wearable devices can give away your passwords, according to new research.<p>In the paper “Friend or Foe?: Your Wearable Devices Reveal Your Personal …

Wearable Tech

Climate change may prevent volcanoes from cooling the Earth

New UBC research shows that climate change may impede the cooling effect of volcanic eruptions.<p>When an eruption is powerful enough, volcanoes spew …

Climate Change

Archaeologists created a prehistoric GPS to track ancient humans

Where’s the best place to start when retracing the life of a person who lived 4,000 years ago? Turns out, it’s simple—you start at the …

Anthropology

Vegans may lack essential nutrients in their diet, says research

The health benefits of a plant-based diet are well-known, but the question remains: Could vegans be at risk for deficiency of essential nutrients?<p>A …

Mayo Clinic