The Prescription For Better Health? A Dose Of Nature Odds are if you’re reading this, you reside in a city. More than half the world’s people — or just about 3.5 billion — now live in urban areas. That number is expected to swell to 5 billion by mid-century, according to the World Health...
BUFFALO, N.Y. - For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team. read more
A couple months ago, we reported on a study that found raising the minimum wage to $15 could have prevented thousands of premature deaths in New York City alone. Now comes more science on the life-saving benefits of higher wages — this one found that just a modest increase in the minimum wage could have saved the lives of hundreds of babies. Show More Summary
For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a new study.
People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results - even in health systems that heavily promote mail-in home stool blood tests that don't require a doctor visit, a study involving UT Southwestern population health researchers shows.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump boasts about his "tremendous" health, but a few of his habits suggest there may be some room for improvement. Research shows that physical and mental well-being contribute to better leadership, more appropriate decision-making and better emotional regulation. Show More Summary
Some consumers who use health insurance copays to buy prescription drugs are paying far more than they should be and would be better off paying with cash, especially for generics. The added cost runs...
Scientists still don't fully understand sleep, but it's clear that getting enough of it is very important, since being well-rested comes with a myriad of health benefits. For the 40% of the US population that gets less than seven hours...Show More Summary
Credit The time is about right for a half year review and if your New Year health resolution didn't get past the first week of January, relax, let's try again. There are several things you can do to live a better lifestyle, from following a healthy diet to exercising regularly. Show More Summary
Military members who visited a primary care clinic while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression reported fewer symptoms and better mental health functioning a year after enrolling in a treatment program that included...Show More Summary
An international team of researchers has discovered a simple, accurate new way to predict which women with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes after delivery. The discovery would allow health care providers to identifyShow More Summary
When people are told they have a dangerously overweight dog, they take action to better their pup’s health — and their own.
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IBM Watson Health has been saying that it wants to transform the healthcare system by making it easier for your doctors to make a better diagnosis. In theory, this seems like a great idea: Remove some of the human error, for example,...Show More Summary
Johns Hopkins University engineering students working to develop a better suit to protect health care workers in Ebola outbreaks have developed prototypes for a more comfortable hood and face mask that make breathing easier, and for a battery-powered system that curbs humidity in the suit.
Busy work schedules can sometimes make it hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Now, CaféWell Concierge, an app developed by Welltok and powered by IBM Watson, helps IBM employees better track their health and wellness habits. WatchShow More Summary
No matter your age or fitness level, cycling is a fun way to incorporate both physical and mental health benefits into your daily lifestyle. Whether for leisure, exercise or daily commute, cycling provides a real workout for the circulatory and cardiovascular systems. Show More Summary
Six years after promising a plan to “repeal and replace” the federal health law, House Republicans are finally ready to deliver. The 37-page white paper, called “A Better Way,” includes virtually ever...
COLUMBIA, Mo. - A common problem with some scientific research, particularly projects studying human health, is that it is often difficult, if not impossible, to prove that a specific action directly causes an effect. For example, scientists have found that those who smoke cigarettes also are more likely to suffer from depression. Show More Summary
By Annalicia of YogaAndPilatesOnline.com Sipping a dirty chai at a crowed café, I overheard a woman talking to her friend. "Wow!" she said, scrolling through her Facebook feed, "It looks like Kelly has lost a ton of weight." She added, in an inauthentic cheerful tone, ripe with jealousy, "Good for her!" That short exchange stayed with me. Show More Summary