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…

Friday, August 12, 2016

William Lawson: Negative racial attitudes can impact beliefs, perceptions

More than 30 years ago I published a paper that examined violent incidents involving African-American and white patients in an inpatient psychiatric facility. To the surprise of nearly everyone at the time, the study found African-Americans patients were less violent than whites. The study has been replicated multiple times, and the explanation was that African-American patients…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

6 Million Americans Are Drinking Toxic Water

High levels of chemicals shown to cause cancer and other health problems are laced in the drinking water of six million Americans, according to a team of researchers from Harvard’s School of Public Health. Their findings, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, reveal those living near industrial sites, military bases, and wastewater treatment…

10 steps to successful breastfeeding

First week of August has been all about mothers and babies - and the breastfeeding that binds them. Breast milk has benefits for babies, especially in the first six months when they need to be exclusively fed on breast milk. But more than five million newborns miss out on the benefits, according to the United Nations…

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Why You Should Get A Weekly Dose Of Nature

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register If Brexit or the current U.S. political climate have you feeling blue or stressed out, then a "dose of nature" may be just the thing you need, according to a new study led by The University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and published in Nature Scientific…

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Your Insomnia May Come From A Troubled Childhood

Sleep plays an essential role in our overall health; it's so vital that some studies have gone so far as to say that getting enough sleep is more important than food. For unknown reasons, however, sleep evades some people more than others. There are a number of factors that can contribute to insomnia, including stress and…

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Whole grains help you live longer: study

Eating whole grains can cut the risk of dying from heart disease or cancer, a recent study found. Harvard University researchers discovered that people who ate 16 grams of whole grains a day had a 7 percent drop in the risk of death from any cause, a 9 percent fall in the risk of cardiovascular disease…

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Fighting Food Allergies With Seaweed

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Food allergies are a major global health issue that can be life threatening in some cases. But new research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests a new way to counteract food allergies: red seaweed. In the United States alone, food allergies are estimated to affect approximately 5 percent…

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students at an all-time low, but e-cigarette use a concern

New CDC study also finds texting and driving, excessive screen time are still problems ATLANTA, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, but the use of electronic vapor products, including e-cigarettes, among students poses new challenges…

Friday, June 3, 2016

Marijuana use doesn't affect your physical health, except for one aspect: your gums

A longitudinal study which tracked 1,037 New Zealanders from birth to middle age found marijuana use did not cause physical problems, with one notable exception: periodontal health. The biggest issue with smoking weed, it seems, is you'll get bad gums later in life. Credit: Wikimedia Commons The researchers at Arizona State University assessed over a dozen…

Friday, May 20, 2016

Is Online Therapy As Good As Talking Face-To-Face With A Clinician?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Currently, only about one-third of people with mental health difficulties obtain help. While there are various reasons for this, practical factors such as availability of health professionals and travel, time and financial restrictions may limit access to mental health care. People may also be…

Saturday, May 14, 2016

How Eating Healthy Can Make You More Sociable

Eating a healthy diet as a child may have an impact on your social development and make you more friendly and socially active, according to a new study out of the University of Pennsylvania. Past research has found a link between malnutrition and lower cognitive ability in childhood years, but the latest researchers wanted to see…

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Air pollution: Benefits of cycling and walking outweigh harms - study

The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution, a study has suggested. Air pollution contributes to 40,000 early deaths each year in the UK and we gulp in more of it when we exercise. On the other hand, regular exercise reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and several…

Monday, May 9, 2016

Body Shape May Predict Time Of Death

It’s not news that obesity has become a worldwide public health crisis; the condition increases risk for heart disease, diabetes, and premature death. But, while scientists have long suspected that adults with high scores on the body mass index (BMI) die earlier than most, little work has been done to determine if there's an association between…

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Is Your Child A Werewolf?

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register The moon and its possible influence over human behavior have been shrouded in mystery since ancestral times. Take for instance the fanciful tales of werewolves, who shapeshift from human to wolf during a full moon. Or perhaps a better modern example would be the myth that there is more violence on nights…