Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Psychology Of Alien Abduction Stories

Alien abduction stories have been circulating for decades. The classic version includes someone being sucked up by a beam of light in the middle of the night, and weird-looking green creatures subject that person to horrifying experiments, like the dreaded anal probe. How much truth is there to these stories? We can’t say for sure, especially…

Monday, January 23, 2017

Rural America Could be Hardest Hit by Obamacare Repeal

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. The health of rural America is failing, and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without adequate replacement could prove disastrous. A December, 2016, report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that for the first time in 20 years, life expectancy in the United States…

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

5 Nap Tips For Bad Sleepers

To nap or not to nap? That is the question. Research seems to be divided on how much sleep you should get to be at your healthiest. Sleep, of course, is necessary for survival and people need their beauty rest if they want to think clearly, lower stress levels, keep their blood pressure stable and repair…

Sunday, January 8, 2017

An hour-long nap after Lunch may help older Adults to preserve their Memories: Study

New York, Jan 6, 2017: An hour-long nap after lunch may help older adults to preserve their memories, improve their ability to think clearly as well as to make decisions, a study has found. Sleep plays a key role in helping older adults maintain their healthy mental function, necessary for people as they age, the researchers…

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Only 20 Percent Of Americans Support Health Law Repeal Without Replacement Plan

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News January 6, 2017 The Republican strategy of repealing the Affordable Health Care Act before devising a replacement plan has the support of only one in five Americans, a poll released Friday finds. The Kaiser Family Foundation survey also disclosed that shrinking the federal government's involvement and spending in health care…

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Are You a Skeptic? You're Probably Healthier Than the Rest of Us

Now more than ever, it's important you know how to advocate for your own health care. Our medical system is complex and costly -- and soon to be changing. No one knows entirely what's in store. Because of that, and to ensure your needs as a patient don't get lost in the shuffle, you should know…

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

3 Reasons You Always Get Sick In December

Winter usually comes with perpetual cold — not just outdoor temperatures, but also within our bodies. As soon as the arctic weather sets in, people start coughing and sneezing. It’s not supernatural; there’s a reason you feel endlessly ill in December and the other winter months. It’s cold Unfortunately, it turns out our nagging mothers were…

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

You Wouldn't Expect These 6 Things To Cause Hallucinations

Part of what makes hallucinations so scary is the victim's inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Another thing that makes them terrifying is their many different causes. The frightening malady was in the news lately when five people in Oregon were hospitalized with hallucinations, the only apparent link between them being direct contact with one…

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Gross Truth About Bath Towels

You may feel clean after just stepping out of the shower, but chances are if you used a bath towel to dry off, you’re anything but. Some scientists have gone so far as to call towels the most germ-infected object in your home, and it’s likely you aren’t washing them nearly enough. Bath towels have the…

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Reason Why Women Are More Likely To Suffer From Anxiety

Anxiety disorders – defined by excessive fear, restlessness, and muscle tension – are debilitating, disabling, and can increase the risk for depression and suicide. They are some of the most common mental health conditions around the world, affecting around four out of every 100 people and costing the health care system and job employers over US$42…

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Painkillers

Legalization of medical marijuana may reduce the instances of opioid use in adults under 40 years of age, a new study analyzing traffic accidents has suggested. Published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, the study noted a fall in the use of opioid painkillers in states where medical marijuana was legal and easily accessible,…

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fear and Loathing in the Five-Star Rehab: Inside the Controversy Around Ibogaine, the Psychedelic Drug That Just May Cure Addiction

Perched on a rocky cliff above the azure Pacific, in Rosarito, on Mexico's Baja peninsula, sits the Holistic Sanctuary, a super luxe resort-clinic where the rich and tormented retreat to make all of their problems go away. A round white concrete disk with sweeping windows and a perimeter of stout palms, the Holistic Sanctuary looks like…

Monday, August 29, 2016

6 Vitamins And Minerals To Feed Your Brain

The human brain is a complex organ requiring many different nutrients to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to the development of psychiatric disorders, age-related cognitive decline, and developmental disorders. On the other hand, both human and animal studies show that increased intake of brain-supporting nutrients improve various aspects of cognitive functioning such…

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Traffic Jams Are Bad For Your Health, How To Avoid The Risks

Sitting through traffic during your daily commute does more than just give you a major headache. It can also expose you to toxic air pollution, which is listed by the World Health Organisation as one of the top ten health risks faced by humans. As a matter of fact, a new University of Surrey study found…

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How Hating Your Job Impacts Your Mental Health

When it comes to careers, the general consensus is that people take grueling and dissatisfying jobs in their 20s and 30s to “pay their dues” so they can get better gigs later in life. But job satisfaction earlier in your career shouldn’t be dismissed too quickly, according to researchers at Ohio State University, as it has…

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Psychology Behind ED

By now you know erectile dysfunction (ED) refer to men with an inability to gain or maintain an erection — but did you know that the problem can run deeper than just the physiological? It’s true that the organic causes of ED are usually related to the blood vessels, meaning blood can’t properly flow to fill…

Friday, August 19, 2016

To Grow More Brain Cells, Try These 4 Hacks

According to the media, nearly anything fun or delicious puts you at jeopardy of losing brain cells, but are there any activities that can help to replenish them? You’re in luck. Research has shown that there are certain activities that can help you grow new brain cells, and they aren’t nearly as excruciating as you may…

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Women Abused As Children Face Worse Outcomes Than Men: Study

As if childhood abuse wasn’t heinous enough, new research published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that it may lead to disastrous health consequences decades down the road, though only for certain groups. Researchers studied data taken from a long-running national survey, ultimately looking at more than 6,000 adults aged 25 to 74 who had first taken…

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Many Men Don’t Want to Talk About Their Health

Physicians often bemoan how challenging it can be to get male patients thinking about the health of their colon, heart and prostate—and then do something to avoid a health crisis later in life. Most young, healthy guys rarely stress out over ED or the Big C, and when it comes to medical issues, especially preventive medicine,…

Monday, August 15, 2016

8 Essentials For A Healthy Workplace

Chances are you spend most of your day at a desk job. While you avoid certain health hazards by not working in manual labor, sitting in front of a computer screen for at least eight hours a day isn't exactly a healthy alternative. Whether you work from home or sit behind a desk, here are ways…