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Struggling With Depression or Anxiety?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States noted in a survey, 40.9% of respondents reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition. The increase in depression, anxiety, stress and trauma-related disorders, substance abuse and suicidal ideations is...

Good Sleep Improves Resistance to Viruses

Evidence accumulated over the last few decades demonstrates adequate sleep improves the ability of the immune system to resist infection.  Shorter sleep duration in otherwise healthy people is associated with an increased risk of developing the common cold. In one...

Best Foods to Help Prevent Memory Loss

While there are no effective treatments for dementia, there are some preventative measures that may help. Flavonoids, powerful antioxidants found in plants, can potentially prevent deterioration of brain function. Researchers examined mild subjective cognitive decline (SCD) in 49, 493 women...

Surviving the HEAT!

It is very hot out there with a real risk of heat-related illnesses. Here are some simple tips to help you stay safe and healthy: Drink more water than usual and don't wait to feel thirsty. Dress in light-colored and...

Lifespan Is Not Changing

Over the past century life expectancy of humans has improved significantly as a result of public health advances. Life expectancy in years is the point where half the population is dead, and the other half are living. Babies born today...

Plant-based Diets Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Severity

Researchers surveyed frontline healthcare workers (HCW) from six countries in mid-2020. Each HCW was exposed to many COVID-19 patients. All participants (2884) provided demographic and dietary pattern information, and COVID-19 outcomes (568 cases). Those who reported following a “plant-based diet”...

Global Study Finds Overwork Kills

Researchers compared people who work more than 55 hours weekly to those adhering to the widely accepted 35-40 weekly hours. They estimated a 35% higher risk of stroke and 17% higher risk of death from heart disease in those who...

Heavy Coffee Drinking Reduces Brain Volume

One of the most popular drinks around the world is coffee. Researchers in Australia assessed the effects of coffee consumption, brain volume measurements, and the risk of dementia and stroke. It was a large study with 17,700 participants. Participants were...

The Sad Secondary Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is now estimated that from March 2020 through April 2021 over 1.5 million children globally experienced at least one primary or secondary caregiver death. This group continues to grow as the pandemic progresses. Not only parents, but grandparents play a...

Adolescent Loneliness Increasing

Adolescent psychological well-being around the world began to decrease with the rise in the use of smartphones and internet use. Researchers reported on an international study of over one million adolescents between 2012 and 2018. They found school loneliness had...

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