Could Fasting Cure Diabetes?
Weight gain may be driven not only by what we eat but also by our tendency to eat all day long. In the past few years, intermittent fasting has emerged as a popular trend in weight loss. A growing number of health professionals are also prescribing fasting to people with type 2 diabetes.
When Fathers Exercise, Offspring Are Healthier Even As Adults
A new study suggests that paternal exercise might have significant impact on the health of offspring -- even into adulthood.
Your Brain Overcomes Limitations Using Bias and Prior Beliefs
Imagine trying to write your name so that it can be read in a mirror. Your brain has all of the visual information you need, and you're a pro at writing your own name. Still, this task is very difficult for most people. That's because it requires the brain to perform a mental transformation that it's not familiar with: using what it sees in the mirror to accurately guide your hand to write backward.
Hot Baths Could Improve Depression As Much As Exercise
Long soaks in a hot bath could help with depression. A small study has found that afternoon baths just twice a week produce a moderate but persistent lift to mood. The size of the benefit was similar to that seen with physical exercise, which is a recommended therapy for mild or moderate depression.
Does Cannabis Make You More Creative?
Cannabis is one of the most powerful healing plants on the planet. One of the most important roles cannabinoids play is in the suppression of cancer. However, the plant's impact on our psychological health, including artistic creativity and convergent thinking have now been highlighted by a study in Consciousness and Cognition.
Baby's First Germs Happen Far Before Birth
For more than a century, doctors have assumed that the fetus and the womb itself is sterile, unless something goes wrong. Not so, according to new studies which find bacteria lurk in the placenta, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord blood, making the womb a germy place. So why are we so afraid of germs for newborns?
Is Behavior Influenced By Cesarean or Vaginal Delivery?
C-sections are sometimes inevitable and often necessary to save the lives of mother and baby. However, elective C-section have skyrocketed in that last three decades increasing respiratory problems, obesity and altering a baby's microbiome influencing allergies and asthma later in life. New evidence shows they also cause altered patterns of cell death across the brain acute effects on human neurodevelopment that may lead to long-lasting changes in the brain and behavior.
5 Flu Vaccine Myths Every Person Should Know
From commercials, to TV shows and bill boards, you can't miss the rush to propagandize flu vaccines for pregnant mothers, children and the elderly every fall. Not only does the CDC admit flu shots don't work, but there is absolutely no evidence that any influenza vaccine prevents the flu any more than a placebo. Here are five myths to be aware of before deciding to submit yourself or your loved one to flu vaccines.
Higher Levels of Fluoride Found To Be Linked With ADHD In Children
There is overwhelming evidence that the prolonged ingestion of fluoride causes significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system. According to University of Toronto and York University researchers, higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy have now been linked with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children
Growing Evidence Suggests Why More People Distrust Scientific Findings
The most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world are having less influence among scientists due to the shift in the ways we deal with scientific query. In an era of fact-checking and "alternative facts," many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established facts, according to a new paper co-authored by a professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
Defensiveness Is One Of The Biggest Reasons We Don't Embrace Healthy Behaviors
Public health messages often tell people things they don't want to hear: Stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, exercise more, trade your pizza and hot dogs for a salad. For many people, these messages trigger our natural defenses. They make us feel bad about ourselves and our choices, leading our subconscious to reject the healthy encouragement. So how can we truly transform ourselves if our support structure for health makes us feel guilty?
The Reason You Can't Keep A Secret
"Don't tell anyone" is likely a phrase you have heard before or after someone tells you a secret. But why is it so hard to not spill the beans? One Baylor College of Medicine expert explains why this is a challenge.
Six FDA Approved Sweeteners Proven Toxic To Human Digestion
Using artificial sweeteners causes biochemical changes in the body and actually throw off the body's ability to monitor how many calories we consume .FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements have now been found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules.
Is There A Healthier Body Shape? Apple or Pear?
During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with specific fat distributions have greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Are you an apple or pear?