Here are some tips on how to deal with the potentially record-breaking heat in the next few days.
Archive for June, 2012
While drownings, both fatal and nonfatal, have been declining for decades in the United States, they remain the second leading cause of injury-related deaths, after motor vehicle accidents, of children of all ages. In an overwhelming majority of cases, these tragedies are preventable if youngsters and their guardians have greater respect for the water and […]
Before you fire up the grill , did you know that cooking foods containing muscle — yep, not just red meat but poultry and fish, too — over sizzling heat forms cancer-causing carcinogens called heterocyclic amines (HCAs)? It’s true. High consumption of barbecued, well-done, or fried meats is linked to increased risks of prostate cancer, […]
All that technology in your life could be affecting how you sleep at night. Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg found a link between heavy phone and computer use and sleep disturbances.
Have you replaced sit-down meals with snacks? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey found that 40% of Americans prefer snacking throughout the day over three square meals. Snacks are great — when they help you stay slim (or even lose weight) rather than add belly fat. The key to smart snacking is knowing […]
Known for its bitter taste and potent effects, ginseng has for ages had a reputation as a natural energy booster. Now there is some evidence that ginseng’s claim to fight fatigue may be deserved. In a small number of independent studies, researchers have found that ginseng extracts seem to help combat cancer-related fatigue, one of […]
Night owls often wake up for work or school with a scowl on their faces and wishing for an IV drip of coffee, while morning people come skipping in 15 minutes early. However, morning people aren’t chipper just as the sun is coming up; they are happier and more satisfied with life overall, a new […]
Nightmares are a normal, though sometimes disturbing, part of life. About 50% to 85% of adults have them occasionally, and after puberty they affect women more than men. While nightmares can cause mood shifts, fatigue, and other health problems, they may also help dispel stress, work out anxieties, and even allow us to deal with […]
Got a long commute to the office? A new study shows what exactly you’re sacrificing to get to work. Brown University researchers found that spending an hour every day commuting (say, a half-hour commute there and back) means that the average person gets 30.6 percent less time for sleep, 16.1 percent less time for exercise, […]
Tempted to skip your workout? Feeling less than inspired when it’s time to hustle over to the gym? These anti-aging exercise benefits will keep you motivated. We’re betting these three workout benefits will fire up your motivation. (Try these 4 ways to make exercise easier.)