Drinking just one 12-ounce soda a day may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a new study from Europe suggests. In the study, people who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soda daily were 18 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes over a 16-year period compared with those who did not consume soda. And […]
Archive for May 2nd, 2013
As soon as your body hits the bed, it’s like a gun firing at the starting line. Your thoughts take off like a pack of horses, each thought racing faster than the first. Did I do everything on my list? Did I pay the cable bill? What’s the due date on that project, again? It’s […]
If you give a rat a running wheel and it decides not to use it, are genes to blame? And if so, what does that tell us about why many people skip exercise? To examine those questions, scientists at the University of Missouri in Columbia recently interbred rats to create two very distinct groups of […]
New mothers quickly learn that babies quiet down when carried and rocked. Now researchers say that this calming response is actually a coordinated set of reactions, involving the nervous, motor and cardiac systems.
A classic arcade game could help adults with lazy eye, according to a small new study. Researchers from McGill University found that Tetris, a puzzle-type game invented in 1984 that involves matching falling blocks, could help train the eyes of people with adult amblyopia (the scientific name for lazy eye). Amblyopia occurs when the central […]
The trouble with free stuff, as you know, is that it always ends up costing you something. And in many cases, it might be your health. That’s true whether food is free of charge or allegedly free of certain ingredients. Click here to outsmart both come-ons.
A new study, published in Heart, suggests that a higher resting heart rate is an independent predictor of mortality — even in healthy people in good physical condition.
High levels of cortisol — the so-called stress hormone — have been associated with cardiovascular disease in some studies, but not in others. This may be because measuring cortisol in blood or saliva at one point in time may pick up acute stress, but it fails to account for long-term stress. Now Dutch researchers have […]
Deciding whether and when to include medication in your child’s ADHD treatment plan is a big decision. And the decision is also a completely individual one, so you will need to take into account a host of information about your child, his or her condition, and your preferences as a parent. In order to arrive […]
No matter what kind of shape you’re in, the warm springtime air and greening landscapes are sure to get your blood pumping. Each spring gives us a present, a restorative bundle of energy that helps us shape up, innovate, and prepare for warm-weather activity. It might be the best gift you receive all year, but […]