More than 200 million Americans own mobile phones, nearly half of them smartphones, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s up from 35 percent just a year ago, and as a growing number of us move our lives onto these powerful hand-held devices, a new anxiety has been identified: nomophobia.
Archive for May, 2012
Is there ever a bad time to brush your teeth? Most of us believe that proper dental care means flossing and brushing often — at a minimum, twice daily, as the American Dental Association recommends. Those who are particularly diligent may brush more often, after meals, snacks or sugary drinks. But research shows that brushing […]
One of life’s simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little more likely to live longer. The study of 400,000 people is the largest […]
Most medicine cabinets contain a jumble of over-the-counter health products, but knowing what to use, when, can be confusing. Just because a medication is sold without a prescription doesn’t mean it is harmless, and some old standbys can do more harm than good. Based on consultations with experts and reference materials, here is a deceptively […]
People with higher degree attainment and their families have healthier lives, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here for the findings.
Americans are the happiest they’ve been since 2008, according to a new Gallup study. The Gallup and Healthways began tracking emotional health in January 2008, and the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows that Americans’ emotional health index score is now 79.9. The previous high was 79.8, which was reached in March 2008 and May 2010. […]
When it comes to the health-promoting effects of red wine, its potential to protect against heart disease tends to get all the attention. But there are some who see it as a sort of probiotic delivery system, capable of benefiting the stomach as well.
Top experts set the record straight on myths that just won’t die.
College athletes in contact sports such as football and ice hockey were more likely than peers in non-contact sports to perform worse than expected on tests measuring the ability to absorb new learning, according to a study published this week in the journal Neurology