The Most Cancer Suppressing Compounds Are Found In These Veggies
Tuesday, May 21 2019 | Prevention
New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body's most potent tumor-suppressing genes.
Anger More Harmful Than Sadness
Wednesday, May 15 2019 | MentalHealth
Although constructive anger can aid intimate relationships, work interactions and social expressions, it may be more harmful to an older person's physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Disruptions In Our Internal Body Clock Increase Cancer Risk
Tuesday, May 7 2019 | Cancer
While it's reported that chronic disruptions of circadian rhythms, or internal body clocks, can lead to an increased risk of cancer, the underlying mechanisms by which the disturbances promote tumor growth had been largely unknown until now.
Pigging Out Is Fine, As Long As It Is Short-Term
Thursday, May 2 2019 | Lifestyle
Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases.
Breastfeeding Boosts Metabolites Important For Brain Growth
Monday, April 29 2019 | Breastfeeding
Preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging conducted by an interdisciplinary research team at Children's National.
Experiences of an 'Ultimate Reality' Promote Lasting Benefits To Mental Health
Thursday, April 25 2019 | MentalHealth
In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with an ultimate reality during use of psychedelics, Johns Hopkins researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists shed that label after their encounter, regardless of whether it was spontaneous or while taking a psychedelic.
An Anxiety 'Epidemic' Is Brewing
Wednesday, April 24 2019 | MentalHealth
The number of 18- to 26-year-old students who report suffering from anxiety disorder has doubled since 2008, perhaps as a result of rising financial stress and increased time spent on digital devices, according to preliminary findings released by a team of UC Berkeley researchers.
Smiling Really Does Make People Feel Happier
Wednesday, April 17 2019 | Happiness
Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a paper examining thousands of participants in the Psychological Bulletin.
An Internet of Your Thoughts 'Within Decades'
Tuesday, April 16 2019 | Consciousness
Imagine a future technology that would provide instant access to the world's knowledge and artificial intelligence, simply by thinking about a specific topic or question. Communications, education, work, and the world as we know it would be transformed.
Another Measles Outbreak Blamed On The Unvaccinated
Friday, April 12 2019 | Vaccines
The New York City Mayor has imposed an order declaring that all residents of a Brooklyn neighborhood undergo mandatory vaccinations or else pay a steep fine. Despite the majority of the neighborhood being vaccinated, broad generalizations from officials are blaming the outbreak on the unvaccinated.
People With A Sense of Unity Experience Greater Life Satisfaction
Thursday, April 11 2019 | Consciousness
People who embrace a sense of unity and oneness -- the idea that everything in the world is connected and interdependent, appear to have greater life satisfaction than those who don't, regardless of whether they belong to a religion or don't, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.